The euphoria that surrounded the Olympics has now died down and it will take another four years or so before the world immerses itself once again in the grand sports event. But the games were most definitely a success from an organizational point of view and those behind London 2012 have done a commendable job in putting everything in place to ensure that the event finishes without any hiccups.
Sure there were a few controversies, but that is pretty much a part of the games.
What is commendable is the way BBC, the official broadcaster of the 2012 Olympics handled the online demands and ensured that they were constantly prepared when it comes to streaming videos.
As the dust settles, reports indicate that the online traffic for the 2012 games was 20 times higher than back in 2008.
Hence the fold at BBC must have done pretty much everything possible to ensure that this unprecedented web demand was met without any breakdowns. But even the most tech savvy experts would not have predicted such a sharp and huge up in the online traffic.
Yet, the guys behind the online broadcasting seemed to plan well when it comes to streaming every significant moment, videos-on-demand and in creating platform that will serve them well over a period of time.
BBC was so prepared for the online demand that it changed every single piece of equipment it had before the games to shape up and stream videos in a faster fashion and was ready to deliver 1,000 Gbps of video per second. In the end, it only needed to go up to the mark of 700 Gbps at the height on online video demand (which, we suspect would have one Mr. Bolt attached to the event). Considering the widespread use of handheld devices, the growing reach of internet and the popularity of social networking sites, the demand seems justified. It also leaves one wondering hat the organizers of the next games need to do to be fully prepared!
ZTE continues to be geared to carve out a space in the high-end smartphone market. According to recent rumors, the producer is ready to launch a new Android flagship. This would be the ZTE Flash.
Among the main features of the ZTE Flash is a 4.5-inch display with HD resolution, a Snapdragon processor S4 dual core 1.5 GHz, Adreno 225 GPU, 1GB of RAM and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Also, it supports LTE , has a 12.6-megapixel camera with LED flash, front camera of 1 megapixel, NFC, 8GB of onboard memory and microSD support.
We are waiting for news regarding the price of the smartphone and the eventual commercialization of a variant in Europe.
They first appeared on the Web, and now, a picture of a new smartphone that Samsung is preparing to launch on the market is here. We are talking about the Samsung S Duos S7562.
This is a terminal half-way between the Samsung Galaxy S I9000 and the Galaxy S III.
Equipped with a 4-inch WVGA resolution, the device should be able to rely on a single core 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB of onboard memory (expandable with MicroSD support), Dual-SIM support, Bluetooth, 5 megapixel camera and battery of 1,500 mAh.
The smartphone based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, should be able to count on the new TouchWiz UX Nature interface. Just that fact could turn up their noses to the owners of the Samsung Galaxy S, for which the update to the newest version of Google’s mobile OS has been precluded by hardware limits (apparently overcome by the new device).
We just have to wait for acknowledgment from the Korean manufacturer. We will keep you informed.
Samsung continues to focus on the 2012 Olympics, an event which the manufacturer is one of the main sponsors. And so in South Korea were launched two new accessories for the Galaxy S III related event that is warming the sportsmen from all over the world.
This is an ordinary and a semi-rigid case, created by designer, Choi Bumsuk and entirely dedicated to the 2012 London Games.
There are currently no available data on the commercialization of these new accessories in Europe. For more information, please consult the dedicated website.
The decision to make the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone Journal of the 2012 Olympics is proving successful: hard, in fact, find a window with a wider audience of viewers of an event that involves billions of people around the globe.
Many devices are gradually tasting the Jelly Bean, thanks to the community of developers that rotates around to the world of the OS of Google. One device that could not certainly miss this is the Sony Xperia S.
And once again, CyanogenMod 10 to bring Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on one of the smartphones already available on the market.
Although this ROM is not yet in final version (not free, therefore, a few bugs), its general operating fluid appears, confirming that the features of Jelly Bean will certainly conquer even the owners of the Sony Xperia S.
We leave you with a video demonstration of the Sony Xperia S with CyanogenMod 10, including a brief comparison with the Nokia 800 Lumia. Enjoy it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=acRAyBDu89Y
AT & T and Pantech have introduced a new messaging phone in the USA: the Pantech Renue.
With a QWERTY keyboard, the operating system uses Renue Brew Mobile Platform, Qualcomm , and does not require a smartphone plan (as most Android phones do). The phone is rugged, meets military standards 810G. Therefore, it is protected against damage from sand, dust, temperature, humidity, vibration and radiation.
Other features include a QVGA touch screen 3.2-inch, HSDPA, full web browser, and a 3-megapixel rear camera.
The Pantech Renue has a cost of $69.99 on contract, and can be purchased starting today, both online and through authorized retailers of AT & T (nationwide).
Another Pantech smartphone to hit the U.S. is the Star Q. It has connectivity LTE , a dual core processor, and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It will be available through Verizon Wireless.
Currently available in Europe, Asia and Canada, in only black and white, the LG Optimus L7 also has a pink version, which was not announced when the phone was officially unveiled at the MWC 2012.
The Optimus L7 Pink was seen in Taiwan , where it should be released in August. LG has not said whether this version could reach other markets or not.
Besides the pink finish, the new Optimus L7 seems no different to the black and white editions.It runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and should come with a 4.3 inch WVGA screen, VGA front camera, 5 megapixel rear camera, processor single-core 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, microSD card support, and a battery of 1700 mAh.
Casio has introduced two Android tablets for accident prones or enthusiasts of outdoor activities.
The Casio tablets, the V-T500-GE and VE-T500 are enclosed in a rubber casing that gives the device a rugged and robust protection feature that other rival tablets don’t have.
Both teams may be dropped from one meter without damage, as well as splash and dust. It has international protection degree iPR 54.
However, these devices offer more than external protection technology. Inside, there is a dual-core OMAP4460 processor at 1.5 GHz, an NFC reader and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
According to the information provided, there seems to be not much differences between the two model. Both devices sport a 10.1 inch screen.
A young Nigerian named Saheed Adepoju has invented the “inyë” tablet in the market for the continent. The developer is only 29-years-old and already put a price on his creation: $ 350, half of the cost of the iPhone, believing that many more people can access it, especially students.
Adepoju hopes to sell his invention to the government of Nigeria with the aim that each local authority has at least one of these devices, which runs Google’s Android operating system.
The Chinese manufacturer, ZTE, would be putting one of their star smartphones on Sprint in October. Under the name of ZTE Flash, this device has appeared in what appears to be an internal document acquired by TalkAndroid.
The document can be appreciated a large number of specifications for the device. As it is reported, the ZTE Flash has a dual core processor at 1.5GHz and 1GB RAM. It also has 8 GB of internal memory and compatibility with NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 and a slot microSDXC.
The device will be implemented in Android 4.0, however, may be updated before the release of version 4.1. The flash also has two cameras: a 12.4MP back camera with autofocus and flash, front camera and 1MP.
The paper suggests that the phone will be available on the Sprint network on October 14.
If there are many owners of Samsung Galaxy Note who are waiting impatiently for news from the Korean manufacturer regarding the issuance of any official update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, not least those who are watching with great interest to the community of developers that revolves around Google OS, already proved very active.
A couple of days ago, in fact, we told you about the release of the first preview of CyanogenMod 10 for this lucky Samsung terminal, which has able to sample Jelly Bean of less than one month after submission.
The staff at pocketnow.com has tried this ROM, and published an interesting video which shows how the initial version of CyanogenMod 10 runs on the Galaxy Note. A ROM that, according to the tester, has proved particularly fast and stable, although not free of bugs or features not yet supported.
We leave you then to the hands-on video of the Samsung GALAXY 10 CyanogenMod Notes. Enjoy it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g05iW2qI7V4&feature=player_embedded