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Industry

The Amazon Black Friday 2013 deals will come as Lightening deals, offered throughout the day for short periods of time. Some deals have already been advertised while other will be shared as surprise deals. Shoppers interested in Amazon Black Friday 2013 deals should be vigilant to catch the desired deals in the small time window.

To get the best of Black Friday 2013 deals – offered so far – check out our post: WCCF Black Friday Roundup – Some of the Best Black Friday Deals

Amazon Black Friday 2013 tips:

You should add the item you want as quickly as possible into your cart and then think about it; after 15 minutes it

target black friday deals
Industry

This year Target Black Friday deals include some good offers on major smartphones and tablets. Target is offering a pretty good deal on Samsung Galaxy S4 along with another deal on iPhone 5s. iPad Air – which has just been launched – is also on offer at Target making the purchase quite tempting among other deals!

target black friday deals

lg g2
Software

Yippie! Now you can update your beautiful LG G2 to the very latest Android 4.4 KitKat. Follow this guide to manually update your Verizon LG G2 to Android 4.4 KitKat based Gummy custom ROM.  flash Android 4.4 KitKat on LG G2

Prerequisites to flash Android 4.4 KitKat on LG G2 with Gummy ROM:

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Gadgets

The Snapdragon 805 unleashed by Qualcomm is rumored to be featured in the upcoming Galaxy S5. Many exciting rumors surrounding the S5 and the iPhone 6 are coming in. It seems that Samsung will employ the same strategy they did with this generation, use both the Exynos chip and the Snapdragon SOC in different versions of the Galaxy S5.

Concept Reveals Flexible Aluminum Galaxy S5

One of the Amazing concept of the S5 is of a flexible aluminium phone with monstrous specs. With the S5 rumored to have a 2560 x 1440 resolution display and the PPI turning out to be a massive 587, concepts are becoming a reality. Here, Drool over these pics.

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Gadgets Hardware

We have reached the turn of the tide in mobile computing. ARM’s new v8 architecture is unleashed. Before, the transition between ARMv6 and ARMv7 was in the era when Symbian phones were most used. Most phones had an ARM 11 core. After that came the Cortex A-8 which was popularized via the Samsung Galaxy S and the iPhone 4. Now again we are at the helm of architectural change.

Next-gen Mobile Chipsets Analyzed

Snapdragon 805

Qualcomm recently announced its latest SOC, the Snapdragon 805. According to the fact sheet, the 805 will sport next generation ‘Krait’ 450 cores. The GPU has received a major boost, nearly a 40% improvement over the older Adreno 330, it is also the first of its kind to support Directx 11. The new Krait cores will challenge ARM’s own Cortex A-57. Hardware tessellation and geometry shaders are also supported via DX11. The Snapdragon 800 was a monster of a SOC, this takes the competition to a whole new level.

Mobile Chipsets

best of black friday roundup
Industry

We have been trying to get you as many Black Friday 2013 deals as possible. We are also trying to get you the best from the information that is overloading us on the Internet. Hence in this post we will mention the best of Black Friday deals we have found so far. We will appreciate our readers to let us know if there’s something good we have missed out.Best Black Friday Deals best of black friday roundup

Best of Black Friday roundup:

android 4.4 for sony xperia z1
Gadgets

It looks like we have been missing on something for long. Sony Xperia Z1 has been spotted in a gorgeous burgundy shade and is running what looks like an Android 4.4 for Sony Xperia Z1 update. Is it a hint that we are about to get Android 4.4 for Sony Xperia Z1 devices?

Relevant read: How to Root Sony Xperia Z1 with One-Click Root Tool

These pictures have showed up from Vietnam and the smartphone is draped in color red. This new color looks like a new addition in the previous set of white, black and the purple. However, it is not the newly spruced up

top 2014 smartphones
Gadgets

You may be expecting the new ‘curved’ and folded screens to provide your phone some cover when u drop it accidentally. The new LG G Flex has an awesome curved screen with exceptional features. One of it being the ‘healing’ feature. G Flex’s screen has limited capabilities to cure itself of some inflicted scratches. This is an effect is a first, further modifications to this technology may even cure broken screens in the future.

Will The LG G Flex Break?

Without further ado we come right to topic, Android authority tried a stunning feat. They got their hands on a G Flex and tested its durability in drop tests. You wouldn’t expect the screen to fall flat because of the curve but the durability has only improved slightly. It is still prone to damage from the sides. Check out some pics.

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Motorola Moto X Release Date, Specs and Footage Leaked
Software

Closely following Verizon, AT&T is now rolling out the latest Android 4.4 KitKat update on the Moto X devices. You can now update AT&T Moto X to Android 4.4 KitKat officially! Earlier this week, everyone – especially Nexus owners – were surprised by Verizon’s announcement of bringing Android 4.4 to Moto X. Remember this update had come before even Google updated its Nexus 4 with its latest OS. Oh, the ironies! Update AT&T Moto X to Android 4.4 KitKat

Officially update AT&T Moto X to Android 4.4 KitKat:

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Gadgets Industry

I just received Samsung’s notification mail shouting at me, “Only hours left! Don’t miss out on great deals”. Which actually reminded me I was supposed to check out Samsung’s Black Friday 2013 promotions. Samsung’s has been promoting its Black Friday deals with a hashtag BestBlackFridayEver. These deals from Samsung are only to be pre-ordered and guess what, it is only the last few hours till you can pre-order your choice of Black Friday Deals from Samsung.

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Gadgets

With the black friday nearing, deals are popping up all around the web. This post will give you some of the best deals on some of the best tablets out there. These are our top five picks of the month.

Our Five Tablet Recommendations

Nexus 7 2013

 

You can get the Google Nexus 7 2013 for just $199 from Amazon. This will get u Google’s best tab as of now when considering the hardware.U get a 323 ppi screen with the capable Snapdragon S4 Pro SOC with Quad ‘Krait’ cores coupled with the adreno 320. This all is backed by 2 Gigabytes of Ram and it currently runs the Android 4.3. However the 4.4 update is just around the corner. All this for $199, you cant go wrong.

android 4.4 vs ios 7
Software

In the last couple of years, mobile operating systems have enormously developed from their previous counterparts. So much so that we have started taking continuous OS updates for granted. A lot has already been discussed about the goods and bads of both the iOS and the Android mobile OS [Apple iOS 7 vs Android 4.4 KitKat – Features and Release Dates]. While some believe iOS 7 took many inspirations from Android, others deem it’s Android which has been copying Apple mobile OS.

Android 4.4 KitKat release closely followed iOS 7 launch which was a considerably major overhaul when compared to Android 4.4. In this post, we will try and look at different features to compare and see which OS is winning this lead of innovation.

Camera Comparison
Gadgets

The camera department in phones has been a main point of discussion. When purchasing a smartphone these days, the camera factor immediately becomes important. A fierce camera comparison ensues,we check out the camera performance of flagships from major player in the mobile industry.

Camera Comparison – Specs

Via Phonearena

According to raw specs, the Lumia 1020 has the biggest sensor while the brightest lens is sported by the  HTC One and the Xperia Z1. Others dont lag far behind when considering max aperture, however the Lumia’s sensor is quite big, it is bigger than most point and shoot cameras( Which mostly have 1/2.3″). The Lumia also has the widest lens, although the other competitors are also nearby. With the exception of the note 3, all other phones record a maximum of Full HD video.

Amount Of Detail

It is evident from this image that the Lumia 1020 is outmatched in amount of detail captured. Helped with the monstrous amount of Megapixels at its disposal. The Nexus 5 surprisingly also captures a good amount of detail here. The Z1 also does well but does not live up to its 20 MP sensor. The HTC One as expected cannot capture as much detail with just 4 MP at its helm, as a result it does poorly. The iPhone 5s manages a fairly good image almost equal to the Note 3 and the Galaxy S4.

Color Accuracy

As Stated in our previous review, some phones saturate their images for no reason. The color of the sky has different tones in all the images. For example Lumia and LG G2′s  image has a vibrant blue, while this may look appealing this ensures loss of color accuracy. While on the other end, the HTC One’s image looks washed out, with the sky looking slightly grayish. iPhone 5s produces a slightly underexposed image however the colors are fine. The Galaxy S4 and the Note 3 produce the most acceptable colors.

Low Light Photography

You’d expect the HTC One to shine in low light photography with its advertised UP camera, and bigger pixels. It fails to deliver here also. Unsurprisingly, the Lumia 1020 again has the upper hand here with its Xenon flash. The Note 3 produces a clearer image here than the S4, the Z1 also produces a good image while the iPhone 5s lags slightly behind it. Surprisingly the LG G2 did not fire its flash, it relied on a longer exposure time.

The HTC One again overexposes and is the only one standing out from the others. The Lumia’s image has more noise than others, but more detail is also present. The Z1 has a slightly blurred image. The LG G2 along with the iphone,note 3, S4 and the nexus 5 produce acceptable photos, however G2′s image is the most sharpest.

All the phones produce top notch video, however it is a known fact that the iPhone produces the most smooth video. The Note 3′s 4k video capability gives it the upper hand in detail. While all the phones produce acceptable vids, the iPhone and the Note 3 do better than others.

Verdict

It is evident from the specs and from the samples from phonearena that Nokia’s Lumia 1020 is indeed the better cameraphone. Also the HTC One is not exactly the worst, its pictures are not usable beyond a small scope. The Google Nexus 5 does well to hold its own in this fight, not lagging far behind the other phones, the iPhone 5s gives good all-round performance near to the S4. The Z1 does come in second while the Note 3, S4 and the G2 manage a tie at third place.

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Root XXUEMK4 Android 4.4 Kit Kat on Galaxy Note 2 N7100
Software

The official XXUEMK5 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update has been released for Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The update has been released in Scandinavian countries, but would work fine on International LTE Note 2. Follow this guide to update Galaxy Note 2 to Android 4.3 official XXUEMK5 firmware.

Prereqs to flash XXUEMK5 Android 4.3 on Galaxy Note 2 LTE N7105:

Update Galaxy Note 2 N7100 to leaked XXUEMK4 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Firmware
Software

We have already seen one Android 4.3 Jelly Bean ROM for Galaxy Note II, which was leaked earlier on. The release had its share of bugs, since it was a leaked and not an official ROM.



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