If you’re a Nexus 5 owner then you’ll know about the bug which causes the phone’s CPU to be maxed out when using the camera, resulting in high battery drain. According to a post by Google on the company’s issues tracker, it seems Google have isolated the issue and will be issuing a fix shortly.
The bug is caused by something called “mm-qcamera-daemon” which causes high battery consumption, and since this process is related to handling camera data, it means [Read More...]
Anyone in the mood for an Android-based digital camera or camcorder? We’ve already seen the Altek Leo push the boundaries of what can be expected from a mobile phone camera, and Polaroid seems to be ditching the phone [Read More...]
Could Google be working on a slightly updated version of the Galaxy Nexus? It wouldn’t be the first time a manufacturer refreshed a device just months after the initial release. A recent benchmark score spotted on the Nenamark site shows a Galaxy Nexus featuring a PowerVR SGX544 graphics processor.
The faster SGX544 GPU is included with Texas Instruments’ upcoming OMAP4470 processor. This is the successor to the original OMAP4460 found in [Read More...]
The cameras in our Android phones have certainly gotten better than most would have expected. The old standard of “it’s a cell phone camera, it’ll never be as good as a cheap point-and-shoot” is no longer valid. The hardware is getting better, and the software is improving right alongside it, making the experience of using your phone as a camera enjoyable, and in the right hands, almost professional.
The big news [Read More...]
The Galaxy Nexus camera is not impressive. Sorry to dig the knife is so quickly, but that’s just the reality of it. The 5 megapixel camera with LED flash will not wow anyone or part the heavens as so many people who [Read More...]
Little is known about the Sony Ericsson LT28at beyond a previous rumor that suggested the LT28at will feature a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor (unknown make). The LT28at is back and has made its way through the Bluetooth SIG process. The SIG showing indicates this Xperia superphone is going to be a beast, featuring a 4.55″ 720P HD “Reality Display” and a whopping 13 megapixel rear camera.
The LT28at also has LTE [Read More...]
Last week Sharp introduced a new camera module with optical image stabilization that features the industry’s thinnest profile (5.47 mm). The module is able to capture images up to 12.1-Megapixel, features a 1/3.2-type CMOS sensor, and can record full 1080p HD video. The real star of the show here is the optical image stabilization.
Sharp’s new camera module uses a lens-shift system to control the lens inside the module, which helps it [Read More...]
Everyone is getting into the 720p display game it seems, and Sony Ericsson is no exception. The Xperia Arc HD (formerly known by it’s Nozomi code name) has finally shown up on camera, and it’s a stunner. We don’t know the specifications just yet, but the juicy bits have been revealed — 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB RAM, front facing camera, Android 2.3.5, and of course the 4.3-inch 720p HD display @320dpi. [Read More...]
T-Mobile still doesn’t have an iPhone, in case you didn’t know. (A fact we’re perfectly OK with.) But it does have yet another news release explaining why. Apparently Apple won’t make one that will work on T-Mobile’s 3G and 4G networks. (Never mind that AT&T’s apparently trying to call its HSPA+ iPhone 4S a 4G device.)
Anyhoo, TMo’s Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president of marketing, just wants to remind y’all that they do [Read More...]
If you’ve watched last night’s Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich unveiling, you’ll recall the sequence where the phone was hooked up to a camera rig and used to capture some impressive-looking time-lapse videos. Now, some behind-the-scenes photos of the rig, uploaded by Google’s Romain Guy, have given us our best indication yet that Big Red will indeed be getting an LTE version of the upcoming Nexus. Yep, that’s Verizon’s [Read More...]