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Gionee Elife S5.5-Slimest Android Ever
Gionee, a Chinese smartphone maker, has introduced its slimmest smartphone, dubbed Gionee Elife S5.5. At just 5.5mm thick, the smartphone may just be the slimmest smartphone in the world. The device has been listed for pre-order on the company's China page, at roughly $370 (translating to about NRs 30,000).
At its thickness, the Gionee Elife S5.5 surpasses the Vivo X3 smartphone, which is 5.75mm thick, and is way thinner than the Xperia Z Ultra which is 6.5mm thick.The smartphone will runs the company's Amigo UI on top of Android. The Gionee Elife S5.5 features a 5-inch display with no word on its resolution and display quality. The Elife S5.5 is powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core CPU paired with 2GB of RAM. The camera options of the handset include a 13-megapixel rear shooter and a 5-megapixel front camera for video calls.Maintaining its slim profile, the Gionee Elife S5.5 manages to pack in the same battery as seen in the firm's flagship, Elife E7 - 2300mAh that can run for a whole day in a single charge.The 3G model of Elife S5.5 is up for pre-order in China, and has been launched in 40 more countries globally. Engadget reports the LTE version of the Elife S5.5 arrive in June.
Apple MacBook Air- Longest Battery Backup
The Good: While minor, the small upgrade to the stock CPU in Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air results in improved performance. The multitouch trackpad is still the industry's best, and even better, the 13-inch Air now starts at $999, which is $100 less than the previous model. Best point is that it provides 12 hrs battery backup. Itsnt it amasing?
The Bad: Newer features such as touchscreens and higher-resolution displays are still missing. The ultrabook competition is catching up, in terms of design.
The Bottom Line: If you own a MacBook Air from the past couple of years there's really no need to upgrade, but a small spec bump and minor price cut make the most-current Air even more attractive.
Sony Xperia Z2-Water Resistance Android
The Z2 resembled the Z1s (which is available in the U.S. on T-Mobile) in terms of outward looks, but adds some refinements like a slimmer bezel and matte edge that bump up its visual appeal. Even the repositioned notification LED adds some charm, making this a visually attractive device, albeit one that might not agree with all tastes.
The Z2 is a top-performer, like other Android devices using Qualcomm’s most recent quad-core processors, and it runs KitKat, too. Discerning between flagship Android devices based on performance has become basically a zero sum game, especially for general usage. The bottom line is that if you’re spending $600 unlocked, you’ll get a phone that renders web pages well and plays back almost all types of media without issue.
- 5.2-inch 1920×1080 display
- 2.3GHz Qualcom quad-core processor
- 20.7 megapixel rear camera with 4K video capture
- 2.2 megapixel 1080p front camera
- LTE, 802.11ac Wi-Fi
- Android 4.4
- Waterproof and dust-resistant
- 19 hours talk time battery life
- MSRP: Likely around $600 off-contract
Pros: Waterproof (not just water-resistant) & Camera is top-notch
Cons: Huge phone, Sony services built in on stock elements like Google Now
Google Glass is a wearable spectacles like technical instrument developed by Google. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format. Wearers communicate with the Internet via natural language voice commands. Google started selling Google Glass in the US on April 15, 2014 for a limited period for $1500,before it became available to the public on May 15, 2014 for the same price. Before that users were required to receive invitations before they could try Google Glass.
Google Glass was developed by Google, the facility within Google devoted to technological advancements such as driverless cars.
Google Glass is smaller and slimmer than previous head-mounted display designs.
The Google Glass prototype resembled standard eyeglasses with the lens replaced by a head-up display. In mid-2011, Google engineered a prototype that weighed 8 pounds (3,600 g); it is now lighter than the average pair of sunglasses.
In June 2014, Nepal Government adopted Google Glass for tackling poachers of wild animals and herbs of Chitwan International Park and other parks listed under World heritage sites. Gurkha Military currently uses Google Glass to track the animals and birds in the jungle. This operation led to the latest development in military operation. Google Glass was used in military for the first time in the world by Nepal.
Touchpad: A touchpad is located on the side of Google Glass, allowing users to control the device by swiping through a timeline-like interface displayed on the screen.
Camera: Google Glass has the ability to take photos and record 720p HD video.
- Display: The Explorer version of Google Glass uses a Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS), field-sequential color, LED illuminated display. The display's LED illumination is first P-polarized and then shines through the in-coupling polarizing beam splitter (PBS) to the LCoS panel. The panel reflects the light and alters it to S-polarization at active pixel sites
- Google Glass applications are free applications built by third-party developers. Glass also uses many existing Google applications, such asGoogle Now, Google Maps, Google+, and Gmail.