Daily Archives: 04/01/2013
Seems that ZTE isn’t done with big smartphones, first came Nubia Z5, then ZTE is going to show Grand S in CES 2013, and now there’ new phablet slap called ZTE P945(codename). ZTE P945 has 5.7-inch “only” 720p display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 8MP camera and 3,000mAh battery. While the screen is larger than in both Grand S and Nubia Z5′s, it’s pretty disappointing that the display is only 720p and not full HD 1080p display. Software is said to be only Android 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich and not Jelly Bean. Supposed launch is sometime in late Q1 or in early Q2, and it will be available for China Mobile, but pricing is yet to be revealed.
Corning introduced Gorilla Glass 3 and the company is going to show it in CES 2013. Gorilla Glass is going to be even tougher than the first two iterations. Gorilla Glass 3 has been improved at the molecular level, incorporating proprietary feature called Native Damage Resistance (NDR). Corning Glass 3 claims three-fold improvement in scratch resistance, 40 percent reduction in number of visible scratches and 50 percent strength after the glass becomes flawed. This doesn’t mean that you can now go and drop your device higher on the ground, but sure makes you feel more comfortable keeping your device in the same pocket where your keys are. Full press release after the break.
Samsung started to push update for Galaxy S3 in order to fix the Exynos issue. Apparently the issue was in the kernel which made the device R/W by all users, apps and gave access to full Physical Memory. This vulnerability gave root permission to any app and there was no control over it, but don’t worry anymore, when you get the update that issue will be patched. It seems now that the update is currently available only in UK, for now, but it will land to other markets soon. TonisTechBlog advices you to update you Galaxy S3 device instantly when the update will be available via OTA in your country. Official firmware details after the break
German gaming outfit ROCCAT revealed Ryos gaming keyboard ahead of CES2013. Ryos, company’s first mechanical gaming keyboard with per-key lighting and up to two 32-bit ARM Cortex processors. This method of illumination allows the peripheral to show additional info, such as health stats, along with key functions and macros. SDK is also included, and also 2MB of internal flash storage and up to four Cherry MX key switches in a variety of colors. Ryos is expected to ship Q1 2013, but there’s not word about the pricing yet. Check out the full press release after the break.