Tuesday, 21 October 2014

LG Wine Smart, Android for Old People

Clamshell smartphone that was popular a few years ago is now revived by LG. South Korean company introduced the "flip phone" Android, the LG Wine Smart, Sunday (09/

LG Smart Wine is designed for users of the middle class and the
elderly which are still getting used to the physical keyboard numerical model, the direction navigation button, menu, home, back, and cameras.

Interestingly, there are features of "Safe Keeper" function to send an emergency message to a telephone number or a number of other close relatives which were selected. This feature will be activated automatically when the
Wine Smart is not used for a certain time. Emergency information that is sent, among others, the current position of the phone or when last used.

Other physical buttons found in the LG Wine Smart is a special key to access the instant messaging service KakaoTalk. As quoted from AndroidCommunity, KakaoTalk is very popular in South Korea and widely used even by the

The combination of flip model, emergency messaging features, and KakaoTalk make the
LG Wine Smart  really focus on the user to use among the elderly.

From the hardware side, the LG Wine Smart uses a quad-core 1.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM and 4 GB internal memory which can be expanded via the SD card.

LG Wine Smart has 3.5 inch screen with a resolution of 480x320. Although the shape of the fold, the LG Wine Smart is still equipped with two cameras, 8 MP rear and VGA front. 1700 mAh battery of this Kitkat Android phone can be removed and replaced easily. LG Wine Smart will first be available in the South Korean market from 26 of September. The company has not revealed the information about the price and availability in the global market.

Friday, 22 August 2014

iPhone 6 Will Have 128GB version

Apple is almost certainly going to launch the iPhone 6 on September 9. Various rumors about the iPhone with a large screen (4.7 and 5.5 inches) are now widely spread in cyberspace.

The latest rumor comes from technical data documents distributed in the Chinese social network Weibo, as reported by PhoneArena, Thursday (08/21/2014).

According to the document, Apple will launch iPhone 6 with 128 GB of storage memory. The size of this storage media previously not been available in both the iPhone 5 and 5S.

Also revealed, the iPhone 6 will not be a 32 GB version. There will be only three storage sizes, namely 16 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB.

If the rumors are true, the selling price of a 128 GB model of the iPhone 6 is guaranteed to be very expensive. As a reference, the 64 GB iPhone 5s have sold for USD 1000.

Still according to the document, Toshiba and Hynix will be the supplier of NAND flash chips for the 16 GB version of the iPhone 6. For the 64 GB version, Hynix and SanDisk selected as a supplier of storage memory hardware. Meanwhile, a 128 GB version will be supplied by Toshiba.

Rumors of the iPhone will have a storage memory of 128 GB is already circulating before the launch of iPhone 5s in 2013 ago. However, it turns out the rumors were never proven.

Will  the 128 GB version of the iPhone 6 be actually available? Let's wait when Apple launched the iPhone 6 in September.

Leaked iPhone 6 Photo

During this time, the leaked photos of the iPhone 6 which is circulating on the Internet is still intact. Some are uploading screen components, some are uploading internal components.

This time, circulating photographs allegedly an iPhone 6 is most evident with the appearance of the conditions that have been assembled perfectly intact.

According to the site PocketLint, Friday (08/15/2014), the image is sent by someone who claimed to be from China to the United States celebrity gossip site, TMZ.

Sounded more convincing, the sender claims to get a photo of the device from a friend who is a former employee of Foxconn factory that assembles Apple's iPhone 6.


If you look at the photo display, rumors that had been circulating in the device seems to be embodied in the photograph. "iPhone 6" design is seen to have rounded edges with a thin frame,
metallic colored.

The screen also looks slightly prominent than the surrounding surface, the design of which has been rumored for Apple's iPhone with a screen of sapphire material.

The camera on the back also has a lens with a prominent border. Allegedly it is Apple's way to protect the lens from the leaked light from a side angle, SLR cameras like protectors.

Meanwhile, the front camera, iSight, seen mounted on the top center, along with a variety of light sensor hidden behind the white cover.

However, the photos which are circulating that can not be ascertained as the iPhone 6 because Apple will officially release a new generation of the new iPhone on the 9th of September.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Amazon Against Samsung and Apple Smartphone Dominance

Amazon's e-commerce companies from the United States, successfully selling Kindle Fire tablet computer for the United States market. Now, they want to confront the dominance of Samsung Galaxy and Apple iPhone through new products called Fire Phone.

Fire Phone aimed at the middle to upper market segment. Currently, it is going to compete with the iPhone 5s and Android-based smart phone top class, such as Samsung Galaxy
S5, Sony Xperia Z2, and HTC M8.

Fire Phone carries 4.7-inch wide screen with a resolution of 720p, processor from Qualcomm, Adreno 330 graphics processor units, and 2GB of RAM.

In terms of operating systems, Fire Phone running FireOS 3.5. Indeed, this operating system based on Android, but has been modified by Amazon that contains a number of features that do not exist on other Android phones.

The main advantages of this product lies in the camera unit and integration with applications and digital content provided by Amazon.

In a press conference in Seattle, United States, Wednesday (06/18/2014), Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, promises that Fire Phone photo quality is better than the iPhone 5s and Galaxy S5.
Fire Phone equipped with a 13 megapixel rear camera sensor with f / 2.0 lens and optical image stabilizing. Amazon provides a shutter button on the side of the phone, for easy retrieval of images.

Around the screen there are four front-facing camera unit and placed in each corner of the phone. Bezos said four cameras serves to create a dynamic perspective to track the user's head.

He shows how the four front camera works. When user open the Maps feature, and look for a restaurant, perspective digital map changes every time the phone is tilted.

Fire Phone is also designed to support the ecosystem that
Amazon has built. There is Amazon Appstore, to feature content to enjoy music, video, and digital books on Amazon.

This phone can match images or content database to track Amazon product catalog. For example, if the user is photographing a book and the book is available in e-commerce site, it will offer users to buy it online.

Fire Phone goes on sale on July 25, 2014 in the United States at a price of 649 dollars without a contract, while the contract for the system rewarded for 200 dollars. Amazon has not announced the availability of this product in other countries.

If Amazon really wants to block Apple and Samsung, they have to expand the availability of these products in other countries.

Samsung is currently a leader in the smart phone industry. According to the
IDC research firm, Samsung sent 85 million units of smart phones across the world or controlled 30.2 percent market share in the first quarter of 2014.

In the second position, occupied by Apple which sends 43.7 million smart phone units or controlled 15.5 percent market share in the first quarter of 2014, three to five positions occupied by Huawei, Lenovo, and LG.

Drowned for 2 Months, Xperia Z2 Still Functioning

Sony flagship smartphone, Xperia Z2 features a water resistant with IP58 rating. That is, the Xperia Z2 is resistant to fresh water to a depth of 1.5 meters in a time of up to 30 minutes.

However, it seems Xperia Z2 has a resistance that turned out longer than the Sony
rating claimed .

More recently, Swedish site Press reported that the
Xperia Z2 gadget which belongs to Alexander Maxen still function normally after being dropped to the ocean floor at a depth of 10 meters, for six weeks.

According to Android Authority, Maxen who was on holiday with his friends, accidentally dropped his smartphone into the sea about 10 meters.

Maxen could not take his smartphone that has splashed into the sea. But according to his confession, he can still call it when he got on the land.

Six months after the incident, a friend of him diving to the ocean floor and managed to find his Xperia Z2.

Unexpectedly, after sinking for six weeks at a depth of 10 meters, the Xperia Z2 still serves to make phone calls, although the physical damage and the battery power has been depleted.

However, Android Authority said that not all Sony Xperia Z2 can last that long under water.