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Living Images not coming to the Nokia Lumia 1020 because of stability issues

Published by at 13:30 UTC, July 2nd 2014

Despite working after a fashion in Nokia Camera Beta, Living Images won’t officially be supported on the Nokia Lumia 1020 when Cyan rolls out, it transpires (from a reliable source), because of ‘stability’ issues. Which, when you think about it, is perhaps understandable…

The idea behind Living Images, last mentioned in the context of Nokia Camera beta here, is that images are constantly saved into RAM while focussing and taking a shot, and a short video is then composed and added before the final photo in the Photos gallery on Windows Phones. So, when flicking through photos, each comes to a life for a fraction of a second before settling on the eventual shot. It’s a great idea.

The concept does depend on the image processing being practical though, and the Lumia 1020’s slower processor and larger camera array means that there are clearly technical challenges to getting the Living Images working on this older (albeit with higher raw quality) hardware. Nokia seems to have tested Living Images in Photos on the 1020 and decreed that it’s too marginal and unreliable for mass market rollout.

The Lumia Icon, 1520 and 930 all have much faster chipsets and smaller image pipelines, making features such as continuous auto-focus, ultra fast burst modes and, yes, Living Image support fully practical. I’ll continue to monitor the progress of the technology on the editorial Lumia 1520 and will report back.

In the meantime, Lumia 1020 owners shouldn’t feel too miffed. The whole point of the 1020 was to get photos with absolute quality, not to get lost in interactive ‘gimmicks’ (and I use the term here with affection!) like Living Images!

Of interest, from our earlier stories:

Live “Living Images” can be viewed in Windows Phone’s standard camera roll, as shown in the embedded video, but can also be exported to Facebook and other social networking sites. Living images will also be created automatically when capturing photos using Nokia’s Cinemagraph and Refocus will also appear as “Living Images”, and will also be “bought to life” in the camera roll.

Source / Credit: Twitter

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Living Images not coming to the Nokia Lumia 1020 because of stability issues

Published by at 13:30 UTC, July 2nd 2014

Despite working after a fashion in Nokia Camera Beta, Living Images won’t officially be supported on the Nokia Lumia 1020 when Cyan rolls out, it transpires (from a reliable source), because of ‘stability’ issues. Which, when you think about it, is perhaps understandable…

The idea behind Living Images, last mentioned in the context of Nokia Camera beta here, is that images are constantly saved into RAM while focussing and taking a shot, and a short video is then composed and added before the final photo in the Photos gallery on Windows Phones. So, when flicking through photos, each comes to a life for a fraction of a second before settling on the eventual shot. It’s a great idea.

The concept does depend on the image processing being practical though, and the Lumia 1020’s slower processor and larger camera array means that there are clearly technical challenges to getting the Living Images working on this older (albeit with higher raw quality) hardware. Nokia seems to have tested Living Images in Photos on the 1020 and decreed that it’s too marginal and unreliable for mass market rollout.

The Lumia Icon, 1520 and 930 all have much faster chipsets and smaller image pipelines, making features such as continuous auto-focus, ultra fast burst modes and, yes, Living Image support fully practical. I’ll continue to monitor the progress of the technology on the editorial Lumia 1520 and will report back.

In the meantime, Lumia 1020 owners shouldn’t feel too miffed. The whole point of the 1020 was to get photos with absolute quality, not to get lost in interactive ‘gimmicks’ (and I use the term here with affection!) like Living Images!

Of interest, from our earlier stories:

Live “Living Images” can be viewed in Windows Phone’s standard camera roll, as shown in the embedded video, but can also be exported to Facebook and other social networking sites. Living images will also be created automatically when capturing photos using Nokia’s Cinemagraph and Refocus will also appear as “Living Images”, and will also be “bought to life” in the camera roll.

Source / Credit: Twitter

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Living Images not coming to the Nokia Lumia 1020 because of stability issues

Published by at 13:30 UTC, July 2nd 2014

Despite working after a fashion in Nokia Camera Beta, Living Images won’t officially be supported on the Nokia Lumia 1020 when Cyan rolls out, it transpires (from a reliable source), because of ‘stability’ issues. Which, when you think about it, is perhaps understandable…

The idea behind Living Images, last mentioned in the context of Nokia Camera beta here, is that images are constantly saved into RAM while focussing and taking a shot, and a short video is then composed and added before the final photo in the Photos gallery on Windows Phones. So, when flicking through photos, each comes to a life for a fraction of a second before settling on the eventual shot. It’s a great idea.

The concept does depend on the image processing being practical though, and the Lumia 1020’s slower processor and larger camera array means that there are clearly technical challenges to getting the Living Images working on this older (albeit with higher raw quality) hardware. Nokia seems to have tested Living Images in Photos on the 1020 and decreed that it’s too marginal and unreliable for mass market rollout.

The Lumia Icon, 1520 and 930 all have much faster chipsets and smaller image pipelines, making features such as continuous auto-focus, ultra fast burst modes and, yes, Living Image support fully practical. I’ll continue to monitor the progress of the technology on the editorial Lumia 1520 and will report back.

In the meantime, Lumia 1020 owners shouldn’t feel too miffed. The whole point of the 1020 was to get photos with absolute quality, not to get lost in interactive ‘gimmicks’ (and I use the term here with affection!) like Living Images!

Of interest, from our earlier stories:

Live “Living Images” can be viewed in Windows Phone’s standard camera roll, as shown in the embedded video, but can also be exported to Facebook and other social networking sites. Living images will also be created automatically when capturing photos using Nokia’s Cinemagraph and Refocus will also appear as “Living Images”, and will also be “bought to life” in the camera roll.

Source / Credit: Twitter

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Living Images not coming to the Nokia Lumia 1020 because of stability issues

Published by at 13:30 UTC, July 2nd 2014

Despite working after a fashion in Nokia Camera Beta, Living Images won’t officially be supported on the Nokia Lumia 1020 when Cyan rolls out, it transpires (from a reliable source), because of ‘stability’ issues. Which, when you think about it, is perhaps understandable…

The idea behind Living Images, last mentioned in the context of Nokia Camera beta here, is that images are constantly saved into RAM while focussing and taking a shot, and a short video is then composed and added before the final photo in the Photos gallery on Windows Phones. So, when flicking through photos, each comes to a life for a fraction of a second before settling on the eventual shot. It’s a great idea.

The concept does depend on the image processing being practical though, and the Lumia 1020’s slower processor and larger camera array means that there are clearly technical challenges to getting the Living Images working on this older (albeit with higher raw quality) hardware. Nokia seems to have tested Living Images in Photos on the 1020 and decreed that it’s too marginal and unreliable for mass market rollout.

The Lumia Icon, 1520 and 930 all have much faster chipsets and smaller image pipelines, making features such as continuous auto-focus, ultra fast burst modes and, yes, Living Image support fully practical. I’ll continue to monitor the progress of the technology on the editorial Lumia 1520 and will report back.

In the meantime, Lumia 1020 owners shouldn’t feel too miffed. The whole point of the 1020 was to get photos with absolute quality, not to get lost in interactive ‘gimmicks’ (and I use the term here with affection!) like Living Images!

Of interest, from our earlier stories:

Live “Living Images” can be viewed in Windows Phone’s standard camera roll, as shown in the embedded video, but can also be exported to Facebook and other social networking sites. Living images will also be created automatically when capturing photos using Nokia’s Cinemagraph and Refocus will also appear as “Living Images”, and will also be “bought to life” in the camera roll.

Source / Credit: Twitter

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Microsoft smartwatch coming in October with cross-platform compatibility

A Microsoft smartwatch has been in the rumors and headlines for quite some time. Said gadget has been recently confirmed as being in the works, with a feature that we all want other wearables to have: cross-platform compatibility. A recent Microsoft smartwatch report seems to confirm that said gadget is not only in the works, but also that it will indeed work with different platforms.

We’ve heard that Apple’s upcoming iWatch might have more than 10 sensors inside; today’s report claims that the Microsoft smartwatch will have 11, and it will continuously monitor your heart rate, syncing all data to devices. Two interesting bits are mentioned regarding the wearable’s design: first, it will have the display on the inside of the wrist (the report claims it is more natural, ergonomic, to check the watch that way), and second, it will not follow the current trend of smartwatches. Instead, it will have a longer form-factor, one that is elongated, much like the Nike Fuelband or Samsung’s Gear Fit (pictured above).

October seems to be the time for the Microsoft smartwatch announcement. The report also mentions that the interface will be “slick”. We’ll have to wait and see.

Source: Tom’s Hardware


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Apple publishes specs for lightning cable headphones, iOS update coming soon

Many of you probably don’t remember this, but before the launch of the iPhone, the last thing you would see on a smartphone was a 3.5mm headphone jack. Back then; it was common for smartphones to bring proprietary headphones that would connect to whatever proprietary connector the phone brought. Apple changed this dramatically, but after some recent rumors of the company adopting lightning for higher-quality audio, it seems that the rumors came true.

Apple has just published all the “Made for iPhone” guidelines to bring lightning headphones to iOS devices. This Lightning headphone protocol will be capable of receiving lossless stereo 48 kHz digital audio output from Apple devices and sending mono 48 kHz digital audio input. It will allow microphone functionality, remote controls, and developers can even code apps to launch when headphones are connected, which is really cool.

This obviously opens the door for Apple to use this feature on its actual Beats purchase in order to provide a “Nexus-like” concept of what developers can do with the new audio quality that will come to iOS devices soon. Hopefully we see more than just headphones from manufacturers.

Source: Apple
Via: 9to5Mac


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Five-inch Acer phone coming to AT&T with Full HD screen and mid-range specs

Acer smartphones are not too common in North America, as the company has told us, with several occasions — at trade shows — that it focuses mainly on Europe and Asia. However, that’s about to change: according to a recent @evleaks report, AT&T is preparing to add an Acer smartphone to its line-up. We don’t have a model name or number, nor any details regarding availability and pricing.

What we do know, however, that the five-inch Acer phone will have a Full HD resolution, and will utilize an eight-megapixel sensor for its main shooter on the back. According to the report, the rest of the internals will be in the mid-range category, so we’re expecting an attractive price, once AT&T will make the device official. We’re also guessing it will be an Android device, though not specified in the report.

Source: @evleaks


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Five-inch Acer phone coming to AT&T with Full HD screen and mid-range specs

Acer smartphones are not too common in North America, as the company has told us, with several occasions — at trade shows — that it focuses mainly on Europe and Asia. However, that’s about to change: according to a recent @evleaks report, AT&T is preparing to add an Acer smartphone to its line-up. We don’t have a model name or number, nor any details regarding availability and pricing.

What we do know, however, that the five-inch Acer phone will have a Full HD resolution, and will utilize an eight-megapixel sensor for its main shooter on the back. According to the report, the rest of the internals will be in the mid-range category, so we’re expecting an attractive price, once AT&T will make the device official. We’re also guessing it will be an Android device, though not specified in the report.

Source: @evleaks


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Microsoft acknowledges the Surface Pro 3 battery issue, fix coming soon

Microsoft’s launch of the Surface Pro 3 has been met with a ton of praise. Many of us still debate some of the price points, but that doesn’t change the fact that the company heard and acted on all the feedback of the previous two Surface Pro models and brought us an elegant solution that’s worth the money. Still, there are reports of some odd issues with the review prototypes that have been issued.

Microsoft has just acknowledged that there are batter issues with certain Surface Pro 3 models, and that it will issue a software update to fix the problem. The complaints mention that the tablet won’t wake-up after being fully discharged, even after some time of being plugged to the wall. The issue is apparently not common to everyone though, and this software update should arrive before the retail units hit store shelves.

We still haven’t heard any numbers on how pre-orders are going for Microsoft’s new professional tablet, but if we judged a book by its cover, we do expect this product to receive the glory it deserves. Expect our full review very soon.

Source: Neowin
Via: Microsoft-News


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Android Silver coming next February?

Android Silver

Just recently we heard from Evleaks’ twitter account that the Nexus program was being put down and Android Silver was stepping in.  I’m still in a state of shock, because I loved my high end and affordable Nexus 4/5.  But now another leak from Evleaks states:

Android Silver, circa February 2015.

Ok, so let me get this straight and if I am wrong, drop me a comment.  Nexus 5 release: October 2013, if the Nexus line is really over with and Android Silver isn’t due till February 2015, we are looking at 16 months of no device release from Google.  I have definitely grown accustomed to the yearly roll outs of the Nexus line, but maybe all this waiting will pay off?

What do you think? With the Moto E and OnePlus One joining the Android lineup could we see a new era of smartphones?

Source: Evleaks Via: XDA

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