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Garmin Head-Up Display review
Garmin is working on development of Garmin Head-Up Display (HUD). Garmin Head-Up Display is a new navigation device projecting navigational information from GPS enabled devices directly onto the windshield of the vehicle. It displays route, the current speed of the car, travel time to the destination and other useful traffic information.
Garmin Head-Up Display features
Head-Up Display does not restrict the driver’s view. The data are projected onto a transparent film pasted on the windshield or on the reflective lens that attaches to the HUD. Garmin head-up display is able to automatically adjust the brightness of the projection that it could be seen at night or in direct sunlight. The device is powered via 12 volt cable, which has built-in USB-port for charging your GPS capable mobile device.
Garmin Head-Up displays navigational information provided by your mobile device running on iOS, Android or Windows 8. All of them are capable to run either Garmin StreetPilot or Navigon application. The mobile device transmits navigational data via Bluetooth to the HUD. Among other things HUD could display on the windshield turn indicators, distance to the next turn, current speed and speed limit and estimated time of arrival.
Garmin Head-up Display: Release Date and Price
Garmin HUD should be released this autumn. The price of Garmin Head-up Display is around $130. Garmin Head-up Display is currently available for pre-orders.
Best smartphone to buy in 2013 : $400 and up price category
LG Optimus G – Best smartphone to buy in 2013 in terms of price and features
LG Optimus G is one of the top LG smartphones. It is very similar to Google Nexus 4 that is one of the best Android smartphone in market. LG Optimus G comes with stunning 4.7-inch 1280×768 pixels IPS-display. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm APQ8064 processor and running on Android 4.1.2 operating system. LG Optimus G equipped by 32GB of internal memory and 13 megapixels camera. The smartphone has an elegant design and high quality build. LG Optimus G is one of the best Android smartphones offers in the market in terms of price and features.
Samsung GALAXY S III – best selling Android smartphone of 2013
Samsung Galaxy s III is one of the best selling smartphone on Android operating system. Samsung Galaxy S III comes with an excellent 4.8 –inch 1280×720 pixels Super AMOLED display, quad-core 1.4 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM and Mali 400 graphics chipset. There are various options of internal memory, but in each case it could be expanded by micro SD memory -SDXC. Almost everything in this model is extremely good except case material quality. The body of Galaxy S III is made from plastic and is not impressive. However if you are comfortable with big 4.8-inch display and do not care about the material body then Samsung Galaxy S III is one of the best choice for you,
Google Nexus 4 – Most advanced Android smartphone of 2013 in terms of hardware power and the price
A lot of people choose Google Nexus 4 as their smartphone as opposed to Apple iPhone 4. The majority of them love this model because of the stylish design, high quality 1280×768 pixels 4.7-inch IPS display, extremely powerful quad-core 1.5 GHz processor. 2 GB of RAM and a graphics accelerator Adreno 320. Such hardware could successfully compete with latest Sony Xperia Z and Samsung Galaxy S 4 smartphone models. Another important advantage is that all the updates to the Android operating system could be applied immediately because it is a Google brand device and Google operating system.
Galaxy Note 10.1 – one more first class Android tablet by Samsung
A few days ago Samsung Electronics America Inc announced their new Galaxy Note 10.1 Android tablet to the U.S. market. Galaxy Note 10.1 extends the range of Galaxy Note smartphones family that quickly became popular since the last year release.
Galaxy Note 10.1 powered by Quad-Core 1.4 HGz processor and equipped by 2 GB of RAM. Multiscreen feature of Galaxy Note 10.1 allows users easily manage multiple applications displaying their windows side-by-side and achieving a true and easy multitasking. Users can browse the web, play video, or run other applications simultaneously while writing or working with Pen S on the other side of the screen. There is no need to switch back and forth between applications.
In addition, Galaxy Note 10.1 offers the ability to run popular widgets such as clock, music player, email client and calculator on the top of other applications, freely moving them around the screen.
Multi-tasking, high resolution and good graphics performance are significant features of Galaxy Note 10.1.
Galaxy Note 10.1 equipped by built-in 5-megapixel rear camera and 1.9 megapixel front camera. Smart-Stay functionality of Galaxy Note 10.1 uses the front camera for preventing the device from going into sleep mode when it detects the user in the front of the device.
Google Nexus 7 tablet - best Android tablet so far
There were a number of new Android gadgets introduced in July 2012. But the most notable was the first Google tablet – Google Nexus 7. There were no new Windows and/or Apple iOS gadgets introduced in July and the announcement of Google Nexus 7 tablet became event number one of July.
The market of Android tablets is booming and Google decided to take a leadership by releasing their own Google Nexus 7 tablet. The tablet is very attractive for consumers due to a reasonable price, powerful quad core nVidia Tegra3 processor, high resolution 1200×800 pixels IPS display, built-in 1.2 megapixel camera and up to 10 hours battery life. And no surprise Google Nexus 7 tablet is running on the latest and greatest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.
Consumers quickly realized all the benefits of Google Nexus 7 tablet. The sales of the first Google tablets beat all expectations. Many of IT analysts position Google Nexus 7 as “the best tablet after Apple iPad”.
According to Google traditions the first new device running on the newest version of Android named Nexus. Google is carefully selecting the manufacturer of the new device among largest companies. This time Google selected ASUS for manufacturing Google Nexus 7 tablet.
Google Nexus 7 tablet was developed as a response to existing market leaders: Apple iPad 3 and Amazon Kindle Fire.
Consumers of Google Nexus 7 tablet should pay some attention on technical details of the device. Google Nexus 7 tablet comes in 2 models with 8GB and 16GB of internal memory respectively. There is no extension slot available and therefore 16GB model is preferred choice for the majority of consumers. Google Nexus 7 tablet does not support cellular networks and works with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC only.
The 4325 mAh battery of the device keep Google Nexus 7 tablet running up to 10 hours while away from the power outlet. This is a record for the majority of tablets in the market regardless of platforms. Such feature makes Google Nexus 7 tablet very useful device for travelers.
Wikipad gaming tablet – Tegra 3 quad core powered
Photo is from the official WikiPad site
Wikipad disclosed some technical details of their gaming tablet powered by quad core Tegra3 processor. Wikipad tablet is designed specifically for gamers. The prototype of the tablet was introduced at the beginning of the year. At that time it was powered by single core 1.2 Gz processor and featured by 8 inch touch screen with the resolution of 1280×800 pixels. The prototype was capable of managing 3D images.
After release of nVidia Tegra platform Wikipad tabled changed the processor and currently powered by quad core 1.4 GHz processor, low-voltage co-processor and GeForce graphic accelerator. Wikipad tablets have 1GB of RAM and equipped by 2 cameras: 2 megapixels front camera and 8 megixels rear camera. The size of the screen was increased to 10.1 inch. Display is utilizing IPS technology and has resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels. First models of WikiPad tablets will not support 3D but such feature is expected to be added to next models.
Wikipad tablet comes with detachable hood with built-in set of controllers, which turns the tablet into a portable gaming console. Weight of the device is 560 g and thickness is 8.6 mm. Wikipad is running on the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. The battery of the tablet is capable to support of up to 6 hours gaming or 8 hours video playback without recharging.
Nowadays quad core tablets on nVidia Tegra 3 platform becoming very popular. Recently released Google Nexus 7 , ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Android tablets are all running on Tegra 3 processors. Even much expected Amazon Kindle Fire 2 could also be powered by Tegra 3 processor.