If you’ve purchased a new phone the past few years, chances are good that it is powered by one of Qualcomm’s SoC’s. The company has smartly used a combination of custom CPU/GPU architecture and advanced LTE modems to increase it’s market share over its competitors (even putting them out of business)
Despite the long continuous success of their flagships, the 810 has been a disappointment. Best case, it is faster than the 805 and the other chips that it will be replacing. However, in recent flagship phones, they have been found to run hot and as a consequence thermal throttling has crippled long term performance.
While thermal throttling is normal in small devices such us smartphones, tablets and laptops (to avoid melting down the core) the 810 runs unusually hot. Its direct competitor, the Exynos 7420 – which runs a similar build of cortex a53 and a57 and running at roughly the same max clock speed still manages to outperform it at extended use scenarios.
Long story short, all modern SoC throttle, but the 810 is the worst offender. It’s so severe that the chip actually runs slower than older SoCs in extended runs. The Exynos 7 Octa- which has the same or similar specs is a much better chip in real world scenarios.
Mediatek has announced that the Helio x20 will hit the market within the next month.This comes almost a year after the first unveiling. The same time, they also announced a revised Helio x25
The Chip manufacturer is ready to compete with Qalcomm’s flagship, the snapdragon 820. The snapdragon was revealed in august the previous year and has only been seen in the wild in recent smartphone models.
The helio is built on a tri-cluster CPU architecture – the first of its kind in the world.
The iPhone 6 is one of the most popular is bigger at 5.1in and Samsung is tipped to jump up to 5.5in making the difference even bigger – although that will match the larger iPhone 6 Plus.
Apple used a strange sounding 750 x 1334 resolution in order to retain its ‘Retina’ quality 326 ppi. Samsung already offers a higher pixel density on the S5 and rumours suggest an upgrade to Quad HD for the Galaxy S6. That’s 1440 x 2560 and would mean an impressive 538 ppi matching the LG G3.
With two versions of the iPhone 6 available in different sizes, Samsung is likely to also offer different S6 models. A GalaxyS6 mini is on the cards and so are a GalaxyS6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Active.Processor and memory
For a while it seemed like Samsung would go with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor which is due to debut inside the LG G Flex 2. However, reports of overheating issues mean it looks like the firm will go with its own Exynos 7 with the possibility of later batches getting the 810 if the problems are sorted.
Either way, the Galaxy S6 will be 64-bit and octa-core so it will be a good battle with the iPhone 6 which uses Apple’s own A8 processor which is 1.4 GHz dual-core and 64-bit. In terms of RAM, Apple uses less than most Android rivals with 1 GB so a whopping 3 GB in the Galaxy S6 is quite the difference but they run on different software.Storage
With only two models of the Galaxy S5 to choose from (16- or 32 GB), rumours propose Samsung will expand the selection of storage capacities to 32-, 64- and 128 GB. That almost matches the iPhone 6 but has double the amount for the cheapest model. Apple offers 16-, 64- and 128 GB on both iPhone 6 models.
An important difference is that Samsung will almost certainly offer expandable storage via a microSD card slot. All of its high end devices have the feature apart from the Samsung Galaxy Alpha.Cameras
Over the years Apple has proven that megapixels aren’t everything. The iPhone 6 still offers 8 Mp which is the same resolution available on some budget phones these days. However, the quality is far superior to those cheap handsets with tech like a BSI sensor and Focus Pixels.
Samsung has a history of producing excellent cameras in the Galaxy S range and is rumoured to move from 16 Mp to 20 Mp for the Galaxy S6. Although that sounds like a big difference compared to the iPhone 6 we’ll have to wait and see what it can do.
Video recording looks like it will be a key area as the iPhone 6 doesn’t have optical image stabilisation but does offer 240 fps slo-mo and time-lapse and maxes out at Full HD 1080p. New features of the Galaxy S6 camera remain to be seen but it will certainly offer up to 4K resolution. Other hardware
Beyond the normal set of hardware which any smartphone offers, manufacturers needs to make phones stand out from the crowd with additional features. The iPhone 6 offers the latest wireless including 11.ac Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth 4.0 – there’s no doubt the Galaxy S6 will be equipped with the same so we’re interested in other things.
Although the iPhone 6 has NFC, it’s currently for Apple Pay only. Samsung will offer NFC on the Galaxy S6 and although it looks like the firm is working on a rival payment system with Visa and LoopPay, it won’t be restricted to just this functionality.
The iPhone 6 has a fingerprint scanner in the form of Touch ID and the Galaxy S6 will also have a similar feature moving from swipe to touch. Three things which are likely to be on the Galaxy S6 but not the iPhone 6 are an IR blaster, UV sensor and heart rate monitor.iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6: Software
It’s a given that software will be a major difference between these two heavy weight smartphones with Apple running its own iOS (currently iOS 8 but the iPhone 6 will get upgraded to iOS 9 later this year). Samsung uses Google’s Android OS and the Galaxy S6 will come pre-loaded with version 5.0 Lollipop.
Samsung overlays Android with is TouchWiz user interface which for the Galaxy S6 is rumoured to be stripped back a lot to be close to stock Android as found on the Nexus devices. That sounds good to us and even better is the possibility of less bloatware so things like S Note, S Health and S Voice won’t be pre-loaded but Microsoft apps might be.
Thе wеll-knοwn PC maker company, Dell іѕ now рlοttіng tο launch a high-еnd smartphone fοr thе Indian market, named thе Dell Venue. Dell Venue іѕ thе Dell’s first Windows Phone 7 mobile Operating System based smartphone.
Thе phone runs οn Machine 2. 2 Froyo operating system аnd houses 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8250 processor. Thе Executive Director аnd General Manager οf Dell India fοr consumer аnd SMB, Mr. Mahesh Bhalla ѕаіd, “Dell Venue wουld bе targeted аt thе young professionals whο οftеn cope wіth wіth work, οn-thе-gο entertainment аnd social networking οn a single device. ”
Dell Venue comes wіth a 4. 1″ WVGA AMOLED capacitive touchscreen ѕhοw wіth a curved Gorilla Schooner. Itѕ screen іѕ аlѕο thе high-draw a honor аnd scratch-proof. Thе handset offers аn 8 megapixel camera wіth LED flash, 4X Zoom аnd autofocus fοr image аnd record capturing аnd sharing. Thіѕ slider phone hаѕ a QWERTY keypad. Thе device includes ѕοmе features lіkе Bluetooth 2. 1, Wi-Fi (802. 11 b/g/n), gravity sensor, e-compass аnd A-GPS.
Dell Venue hаѕ 1 GB οf internal reminiscence whісh саn bе further expanded up tο 32 GB wіth thе hеlр οf microSD card slot. Thе handset includes 512 MB RAM аnd 1 GB ROM. Thіѕ smartphone аlѕο provides a 1400 mAh battery. Dell Venue wіll bе released οn 18th Feb, 2011 аnd іt wіll bе available аt thе retail counter οf India wіth thе MRP οf Rs 29,990 οr $499. 99.
We all know that Google Nexus 4 is one of the flagship device by Google. That’s one of the reason Google Nexus 4 got official update to 4.2.2. Nexus is the official brand of Google and this makes much effect on its price and operating system updates. Before you proceed to change ROMs of your Google Nexus 4 your phone should be rooted and installed CWM.
Disclaimer- Before you proceed to update your Nexus 4 i remind my you that I will not be held liable for any damage to device during or after root installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk. Prerequisite-Need PC running on windows/Linux.Your device must be charged above 50% because rooting will need some time and meanwhile phone should not be turned off.Backup all important data of your phone.Enable debugging mode
Your phone must be rooted and CWM installed on it.Downloads:-
Step By Step Guide on : Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Chameleon Custom ROM for Google Nexus 4-
Copy Both the downloaded files to base location( to any location which can be easily accessed) of your phone.
Shut down your phone and goto recovery mode by pressing VOLUME DOWN + POWER button simultaneously and then select “recovery” to boot into “CWM Recovery“. (If your navigation keys are disabled than you can again enable them by pressing both volume keys together)
Wipe your phone data which is show as (select wipe/factory reset option and click power option and then navigate to Yes).
After you select Yes wait for wiping process to be done and then follow the same procedure for “wipe cache partition” and after that, select “Wipe Dalvik Cache” .
After all partition are formatted as written above, come to main menu of CWM and select “Install zip from sdcard” and then select the downloaded file which is ” Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Chameleon Custom ROM for Google Nexus 4. After you navigate to file select by power button and installation process will start and it will take 3-5 minutes to complete so be seated and let installation process be done fully.
After installation of above file is done which is ROM installation, go back to main menu of CWM and repeat the above step and choose “Gapps zip file” on place of ROM zip and install the Google apps package.
When both installation process are done move to main menu of CWM and select reboot option to restart your Google Nexus 4.
Congratulation you have successfully installed Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Chameleon Custom ROM, When youe Google Nexus 4 is rebooting it many take 3-5 minutes to start for first time because all application need to be updated and this may cause delay in booting but don’t worry for next time you boot you will not face this problem again.
For the past few years, Motorola has made enormous leaps in the build quality of its flagship phones. It is no surprise then, that the latest generation might be the best phone Motorola has ever made. Inside, it doesn’t pack the raw horsepower of other flagship phones, but like the saying says, it’s got it where it counts. The chassis has great ergonomics and is completely customizable. Expandable memory continues to be a huge plus (why they would go away from it is a mystery) Sure the battery performance leaves a lot to be desired and a better camera would have put this phone over the top but right now, for the price, there is no other phone that can match it.
Motorola has finally switched to a QHD panel. I’m not sure that resolution actually matters when it comes to screens this size but damn me if it does look so good. The point is, it’s a solid IPS screen, it has good viewing and it looks really good. Samsung’s AMOLED panels still have the advantage when it comes to vibrance and color, but this comes really close.
It also retains its distinctly curved corners, the plastic trim and all the button and port locations. It’s nothing fancy but it is functional and it works well.
They changed the earpiece and speaker shapes -making them narrower. Unlike the previous year’s model, they did off with the stereo speakers. Turning into a single earpiece speaker combo.
Similar to the S-5 the back is removable despite the fact that it is water resistant. Underneath you’ll find slots for a micro SIM and a microSD. The expandable storage is going to be invaluable to models with 8 GB and 16 GB storage. Seriously, in the age with 128 GB thumb drives, they still skimp on storage?
The latest Generation Moto G has a 13 MP main camera kitted with f/2 lens. Flash is handled by a dual tone led flash. It’s a massive improvement over the previous iteration in theory but we haven’t tested it yet.
Three things help make the Pure a great point-and-shoot: Unlike the previous moto x, the current model now has an excellent camera. The interface has been simplified. HDR is now on by default (which saves time) and the sensor is excellent in different lighting situations. The shots we took were very clear and don’t looked washed out. The HDR mode however can be detrimental to image quality at times. While the moto x’s new sensor isn’t the best at capturing the finer details (specially in low light). When shooting some street scenes, the galaxy note was visibly better, capturing the small details with great clarity. However, the moto-x produced more vibrant colors but losing details in the process.
The downside of the simplified interface though is that at times it feels too simplistic. It’s pretty fast though.You can easily whip this out and take a dozen photos in no time- which strangely enough is a problem. It can be so tempting to just blitz shoot a dozen photos and pick later. It might be better to have more options on the outset though. The amount of options is pretty sparse. There’s a low light mode, various flash settings, tap focus and video mode options in a toggle button. 4k video is finally available and it looks excellent. They’ve finally delivered an excellent camera, unfortunately so has the competiton
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 818 will be Qualcomm’s first deca-core (10 core) processor. It is reported to sport the new Adreno 532 gpu. It also supports LTE Cat 10 connections. It has cores arranged into different tiers- 4 low power A53 cores (running at 1.2 Ghz) 2 intermediate power cores (running at 1.6Ghz) and finally 4 High Ghz cores (2.0 Ghz) It is built on their 20nm SOC and runs LPDDR4 RAM
If all goes as predicted, we will soon be seeing these chips in the wild. Benchmarks will come soon after. The chipset is even used on Industrial Machines on Large Scale like Alkaline Machines and more common home necessities like refrigerators and smart TVs. An example of a machine that utilizes qualcomms snapdragon is the LIVING WATER ALKALINE IONIZER.
The Living Water Alkaline Water Ionizer is a high-end electrolyzing system priced in the mid range of available ionizing units. For consumers who want to create great tasting, pH tailored water in the comfort of their home, this unit is a great choice. Though more expensive than other electrolyzing units, theLiving Watersystem offers many features not available on units at lower price points. With a sleek stainless steel housing meant to fit into any decor, this water ionizing system gives users the ease of an installed water transformation unit with many programmable features and extra benefits.
The Living Water Alkaline Ionizer is capable of processing water at a range of 2 pH to 10 pH, with programmable controls to allow the user to create water geared to their specific needs. This pH range can be programmed with eight standard alkalinity levels, two levels of “super” alkalinity and acidity, and an option for neutral pH filtered water. In addition, the two-filter system removes many impurities and bacteria found in unprocessed water, and a Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) level monitor for more effective and accurate pH control. This filter is effective for up to 10,000 liters of processed water. Replacement filters are available $70 dollars through the manufacturer, Vollara. The unit is backed by a 10-year warranty against defective parts.
The Living Water Alkaline Water Ionizer is designed with ease of use in mind. A panel for programming water levels and a bright LCD display are intuitive and easy to use. The display gives real-time information about the water being processed, such as temperature and pH settings. The unit can be professionally installed for direct water access, or set up by the consumer through any faucet compatible with an aeration fixture. The space-saving design, with a footprint of only 10.8” x 5.5”, is easily placed on either side of a countertop for continuous and easy use. The unit features a water-cooled system to prevent overheating during operation, a feature not available on other ionization units. In addition, this feature allows the unit to process warm or even hot electrolyzed water without potential damage to the system; therefore, the unit can be used to prepare hot beverages such as tea and coffee while making them more alkaline than beverages prepared with unprocessed water.The Living Water Alkaline Ionizer Review – What I Didn’t Like
While the Living Water Alkaline Water Ionizer system comes with many features not found on other systems, the MSRP of 1999.99 is outside of the price range for some consumers, especially those who are making their first purchase of a water enhancement system. Despite this cost, and the recommendation that the unit be professionally installed, the reviews on this product are generally enthusiastic. Consumers report superior taste and quality of water to that of tap or bottled waters.The Living Water Alkaline Ionizer –
The Living Water Alkaline Water Ionizer is an excellent option for consumers looking for a high-end system with options not available on competing products. This durable system creates highly adjustable, great tasting water while minimizing TDS content, for superior water and overall health.
Rumors have been floating around about the LG Nexus 5 for a few months now. This is what we know for sure:
It’s going to have a 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
2 gb of RAM
16 Gb of storage (non expandable)
8 Mp main camera and a 1.3 Mp camera up front
Stay tuned for more news
Driver problems can really cause headaches, and anyone who had been into this situation can surely remember what they’ve been through. At first, your PC will be very fast, then after a while – after several uses, you will notice that your PC slows down and not anymore as functional as when it was first bought. That’s the most common problem you can have with computers.
Now what are drivers? Drivers are actually computer programs which add up to your computers work as they are made for. When you notice that a hardware cease to function, it might be the driver’s problems and when it happens, you need to give immediate attention.
Several ways can be done in order to fix your outdated drivers, and the most time consuming is to go into the Device Manager section on your Windows PC, look for the problematic device, right click on it and search for driver updates. Windows will now go and look for these problems to make sure everything is up to date, if something is wrong, it will prompt you to download and install the latest updates.
This method is a good choice, and take note that it’s free but that is if you are not a busy person. Why? You will end up spending lots of time looking for updates. Remember that you have lots of hardware which will need drivers; you will search one by one for the needed drivers to cause everything work fine.