Back in 2011, Asad started as an intern at AndroidGuys, and today he is one of the youngest and active members of the team. He's writing about Android from almost 4 years, and when he is not doing that, he is either watching Suits, Breaking Bad, watching a Manchester United game, or just studying..
Huawei kicked off MWC by announcing several new devices, and all of them are going to make you drool. They literally stole the show by launching Ascend D1, Ascend D Quad, Ascend D Quad XL and the MediaPad 10. The 3 smartphones they launched are going to be the best of the line, and the Ascend D Quad is currently the fastest smartphone in the world, according to Huawei.
The Ascend D Quad and D Quad XL are the same phone, except that the XL comes with a 2500 mAh battery, whereas the D Quad is more about slimness and style, packing an 1800 mAh battery. Huawei is pulling a Samsung move here by launching their new phones with their own processors. Huawei is saying their new quad-core smartphones are “49% faster than all other fastest smartphones in world”. Have a look at the detailed specs of the Ascend D Quad/Quad XL:
8GB internal storage
32-bit true color GPU
Ice Cream Sandwich
4.5-inch 1280×720 HD IPS/330 PPI display
8MP BSI AF camera with 1080p full HD video capture
1.3MP front-facing camera with 720p HD capture
5.1 surround sound with Dolby Mobile Plus
Dual mic noise cancellation with Audience earSmart
Dual LED flash
MHL and HDMI connections
5 band 850/900/1700/1900/2100 HSPA+ 21 mbps
Dimensions: 8.9mm (quad), 10.9mm (quad XL) x 64mm x 129mm
Let’s talk about the mid-range Ascend D1. It actually has the same specs, with the exception of a dual-core 1.5 GHz TI OMAP processor, and a 1670 mAh battery. No word on pricing or a launch date, but hopefully we’ll hear more about it soon.
Now it’s time to shed some light on that impressive tablet, the Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD. The tablet is running Android 4.0, with a Huawei K3 Quad-core processor under the hood, a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 resolution display, an 8MP rear camera, all packed into a slim 8.8mm. It will be launching in Q2 2012.
Huawei is expecting to sell 60 million smartphones this year, which was only achieved by Apple and Nokia last year. In any case, we want to know what you think about Huawei’s MWC announcements. Impressed with the MediaPad? Excited for the Ascend D Quad XL? Drop a comment below!
Wondering whether you can open up a new incognito window in the Chrome browser and cast it to your Chomecast-enabled TV or monitor? The answer to that is “yes”. To enable this capability you simply go to your Chrome settings of type chrome://extensions in the URL. Scroll down to the Google Cast extension and check the... Read more »The post Can I use Google […]
To say that the streaming music space is a crowded one would be an understatement. Thanks to services like Pandora, Slacker, Spotify, and Rdio, we’ve got plenty to choose from. How does Google’s service stack up next to the others? Specifically, how good is the Android app for Google Play Music? I was fortunate enough... Read more »The post Google Play Music […]
Rooted Nexus 5 users are able to mirror their display to Chromecast We’ve been expecting it for a while, but now it’s here. Cyanogen’s Koushik Dutta has made it possible for Android users to mirror their Android display to Chromecast. But, before you run off trying to do this with your smartphone, you should know... Read more »The post Mirroring comes to And […]
Looking for a great way to add some ambient noise or soothing sounds to your home or office? We’ve learned of a handful of YouTube channels which excel in providing calming background sounds and white noise. Sure, there’s hundreds more where this came from, but this is a wonderful starting point. What you’ll find beyond... Read more »The post Seven YouTube c […]
Roku on Tuesday announced its first HDMI stick, the aptly name Roku Streaming Stick. Priced at $50, the Roku stick enters the space currently occupied by Google’s Chromecast. The Roku stick plugs in via HDMI and features access to the library of more than 12,000 “channels”. Plugged into a television, it draws power from either... Read more »The post Roku goe […]
A new version of Chrome Beta for Android is out and it with comes a hidden Chromecasting feature. Indeed, once you enable the option you can being to cast your YouTube videos to a TV or monitor. Ideally, this opens the door to any and all HTML5 videos. To enable the casting option simply follow... Read more »The post Chrome Beta 34 (Android) has hidden Chrom […]