Archive for November, 2012
Google Nexus 4 was recently developed by Google in collaboration with LG.
One of the main issues of Google Nexus 4 is that there is no official support of 4G LTE networks. However some of the internet sources discovered unofficial LTE support and even were able to use Google Nexus 4 at least in Canadian LTE networks Telus and Rogers. Though not officially declared the LTE 4 support in Google Nexus 7 is indeed present in a latent state. Activation of the feature does not require any special efforts or skills.
Enthusiasts have demonstrated that despite the lack of running a signal amplifier and filter Google Nexus 4 could support 4th generation of cellular networks at least in LTE Band 4 ranges AWS 2100/1700 MHz. Such functionality could be activated in the service menu of the device by typing the search string * # * 4636 # * # * on the virtual keyboard.
Google introduced Nexus 4 smartphone at the end of October. Google Nexus 4 is the fourth generation of smartphones sold under the brand name Nexus. Traditionally Google releases Nexus phones in collaboration with one of the largest manufacturers of smartphones. In the past, it was HTC and Samsung. 4th generation of Nexus smartphone was developed with LG.
8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD tablets become available according to a press release on the Amazon official website. The price tag of 16-gigabyte version of the tablet is $299 while 32-gigabyte version cost $369. Sales of 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD with LTE support will start a week later and will be more expensive. A version with 32 gigabytes of internal memory may cost $499, and a 64 GB – $599.
8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD powered by dual-core OMAP 4479 1.5 GHz processor and has a 1GB of RAM. The tablet comes with high resolution 1920×1200 pixels display with 254ppi density. 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD could run on battery power about 10 hours. The tablet weighs 567 grams and equipped by a micro-USB connector and micro-HDMI. The Wi-Fi of the device is accelerated by using double antenna and MIMO technology.
Kindle Fire HD is running on modified Android 4.0 operating system. Amazon has developed its own tablet shell and Silk browser. Applications could be downloaded from the Amazon Appstore.
Amazon announced Kindle Fire HD tablets in early September 2012. 7-inch tablet was available in mid-September. The shipping of 8.9-inch devices was expected on November 20, but Amazon began shipping the device ahead of schedule.