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AnTuTu 5 update goes live on Google Play

Benchmarking applications have been a hot topic as of late, as many manufacturers have cheated and gamed results, making headlines. The most popular benchmarking app out there though, is helping to thwart that by doing what it can – today, the AnTuTu 5 update has gone live in Google Play.

The AnTuTu 5 update was first covered by us, in video form and lengthy written form, back when we were able to obtain a beta version for review. Since then, the app has stabilized in a final version, and loose ends have been tied up.

We encourage you to give our previous in-depth coverage a look if you’re wondering what exactly is new in AnTuTu 5, but the gist of it is a few things: there’s now CPU single-threaded performance testing, testing with real game engines (Cocos2D and Havok Vision), an HTML 5 test, and full support for the Android Runtime (ART). This all adds up to provide for a metric that can better judge real-world performance, providing comparisons more relevant to the end user.

The AnTuTu update is now officially live on Google Play, so go check it out, download it, and let us know just how well your device performs by sharing your device’s benchmark score down below.

Source: Google Play


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Google ‘Nexus X’ to be made by Moto and released near Halloween, report says

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The Nexus 6 is dead; long live the Nexus X. Word on the street is that the upcoming Nexus smartphone from Google will be made by Motorola but it won’t be called the Nexus 6. Reportedly, Google is hoping to avoid any potential lawsuits over the use of Nexus 6 and has instead opted for a different name. We should now look for the Nexus X to take its place.

At a minimum we might assume that the Nexus X is based off of the next-gen Moto X smartphone, but perhaps we’ll get something even better. Previous, and recent, rumors suggest we could get something on the order of 5.9-inch QHD display (2560 x 1440 pixels), and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor. Toss in a 13-megapixel rear camera with OIS, a front-facing 2.1-megapixel shooter, and the latest version of Android and we’re sold.

As to when we might see the Nexus X we’re told to expect a quiet debut around Halloween. I am not sure how you do a hushed launch for a Nexus device, but whatever.

How does a 5.9-inch Lemon Meringue Pie-powered Moto X sound to you?

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Google design patent may hint at next-gen Glass

What’s next for Google Glass? We just heard about a minor hardware upgrade earlier this summer, but we’re talking big moves: when’s Google going to come out with a commercially viable sub-$ 1000 Glass that shoppers can pick up from retail stores? The question’s been hanging over our head for literally years at this point, and Google doesn’t seem to be in a big hurry to answer it. But putting aside that sales question for just a moment, what about the Glass hardware itself? A little more internal tinkering aside, are we looking at the final design? Maybe for this wave of hardware, perhaps, but a new patent might give us a little insight into where Google could be heading for its second-gen Glass, with a much less conspicuous design.

Instead of starting with a head-mounted display and offering optional frames, this patent describes a much tighter integration between display and frame, moving the screen closer to the user, on the inside of the lens, rather than hanging out in front. Right away, that could spell a big difference in how people react to Glass, with its presence much less pronounced.

Still, we’re not without our concerns. Would this spell for some seriously chunky frames? Would having the display closer to our eye make it more difficult to use? Really, we may be getting ahead of ourselves here, as a patent is far removed from any assurance that a product’s actually getting made; this could just be one of many Glass-like designs Google’s cooked up over the years. All the same, we’re glad to see that the company appears to be keeping its options open.

Source: USPTO
Via: BGR


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Google releases “Photo Sphere Camera” for iPhone

Google may not be fond of all of its competitors lately, but that doesn’t mean the company is not doing a good job in partnering with Apple. Most, if not all of the Google services that have made Android popular have slowly arrived on iOS, and seems the collaboration only continues as the company continues to launch products today.

Google’s Photo Sphere service has just launched for iOS, and in addition to giving you the option to create 360º images of where you’re at, you can also share these photos to Google Maps. The list of features includes:

• Outdoor enthusiasts: from mountain top vistas to towering forests, Photo Sphere Camera helps you easily share 360º views of the great outdoors.
• City lovers: the energy of the streets, the soaring skyscrapers, the historic landmarks: you can capture it all with a photo sphere.
• Add your photo spheres to Google Maps to help others explore the world and make more informed travel decisions.

Sadly this service is only available for the iPhone 4s and newer devices for reasons that were not disclosed. You can download the app today on the source link.

Source: iTunes
Via: iClarified


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Galaxy Note 4 display, Google Play Edition, Surface comments & more – Pocketnow Daily Recap

Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video.

This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of time, we can’t guarantee that your comment will be featured, but if you want some tips on what we look for the most:

1. Keep it short
2. Stick to the point
3. Try to get some likes on your comments, which usually happen if you nail the first two tips above

We hope to make this a weekly show, and we also hope you enjoy it as much as we love reading your thoughts and comments every day.

Pocketnow Daily Shows:
Galaxy Note 4 event, iPad Air design, Galaxy Alpha leaks & more – Pocketnow Daily
iPhone 6 event date, Galaxy Alpha leaks, Google Play Edition updates & more – Pocketnow Daily
iPhone 6 bigger battery, Moto 360 leaks, Galaxy Note 4 teasers & more – Pocketnow Daily
iPhone 6 with Beats, Galaxy Note 4 display, Android L multi-user & more – Pocketnow Daily
Google Nexus 8 certification, T-Mobile unlock, Microsoft display & more – Pocketnow Daily 


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Galaxy Note 4 display, Google Play Edition, Surface comments & more – Pocketnow Daily Recap

Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video.

This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of time, we can’t guarantee that your comment will be featured, but if you want some tips on what we look for the most:

1. Keep it short
2. Stick to the point
3. Try to get some likes on your comments, which usually happen if you nail the first two tips above

We hope to make this a weekly show, and we also hope you enjoy it as much as we love reading your thoughts and comments every day.

Pocketnow Daily Shows:
Galaxy Note 4 event, iPad Air design, Galaxy Alpha leaks & more – Pocketnow Daily
iPhone 6 event date, Galaxy Alpha leaks, Google Play Edition updates & more – Pocketnow Daily
iPhone 6 bigger battery, Moto 360 leaks, Galaxy Note 4 teasers & more – Pocketnow Daily
iPhone 6 with Beats, Galaxy Note 4 display, Android L multi-user & more – Pocketnow Daily
Google Nexus 8 certification, T-Mobile unlock, Microsoft display & more – Pocketnow Daily 


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Google Search now listens for multiple languages simultaneously

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For all those multilingual speakers out there, the latest Google Search update brings some beneficial functionality that sees Google listening for multiple languages to trigger a search.

A user can now have Google listen to up to five languages all at once, allowing multilinguals to change language mid-sentence.

The Google Hotword detection, however, still remains as English-only.

SOURCE


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Google Search now listens for multiple languages simultaneously

Screen Shot 2014-08-15 at 20.54.58

For all those multilingual speakers out there, the latest Google Search update brings some beneficial functionality that sees Google listening for multiple languages to trigger a search.

A user can now have Google listen to up to five languages all at once, allowing multilinguals to change language mid-sentence.

The Google Hotword detection, however, still remains as English-only.

SOURCE


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Galaxy Alpha launch, Google Nexus 6 updates, HTC software & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC’s decision to make some of its services available to other Android phones, like Zoe for example. Nokia follows as we get some more details on the Lumia 830, and how it will fit with different carriers. Motorola is next as we get some interesting details on how the battery on the Moto 360 will be superior than its competitors. Then we talk about the Google Nexus 6, and how the specifications might not be so bad. We end today’s show talking about Samsung and its launch of the Galaxy Alpha.

All this and more after the break.

Stories:
HTC Butterfly 2 renders leak, as company prepares to launch Zoe for all Android devices
Three Lumia 830 models in the works, all with different specs?
Moto 360 battery life could push past two days
Motorola Nexus 6 might not be so big, after all
Samsung Galaxy Alpha announced with metallic frame


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Galaxy Alpha launch, Google Nexus 6 updates, HTC software & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC’s decision to make some of its services available to other Android phones, like Zoe for example. Nokia follows as we get some more details on the Lumia 830, and how it will fit with different carriers. Motorola is next as we get some interesting details on how the battery on the Moto 360 will be superior than its competitors. Then we talk about the Google Nexus 6, and how the specifications might not be so bad. We end today’s show talking about Samsung and its launch of the Galaxy Alpha.

All this and more after the break.

Stories:
HTC Butterfly 2 renders leak, as company prepares to launch Zoe for all Android devices
Three Lumia 830 models in the works, all with different specs?
Moto 360 battery life could push past two days
Motorola Nexus 6 might not be so big, after all
Samsung Galaxy Alpha announced with metallic frame


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