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Sunday, 30 June 2013

Sony XTRUD smartphone with Upgradable hardware feature's and it's Images + details


Sony XTRUD: smartphone with upgrade able hardware




First things first: the Sony XTRUD is a concept smartphone – brainchild of Rybarczyk Francois, a product designer from France. The XTRUD (pronounced the same way as extrude) is a $199 Android smartphone with customizable hardware, much like modern desktop PCs.
Not satisfied with the battery? Open up the phone, and replace it! Need a more powerful camera? Buy a new lens and install that! Chipped the phone’s body? Buy a new profile.


The Japanese company has shown an interesting concept of smartphone which responds to the name of Sony XTRUD. This terminal, which at the moment has just been created "on paper", presented as a distinctive element against other smartphones an interior with a configuration that enables the hardware update.

As we can see in the second picture the components update it would be as simple as removing the old piece and position the new, something that could make almost any user. There is no doubt that the XTRUD approach is a clear nod to the PC.


Another innovative this design idea is the volume control by means of a rotating piece placed at the entrance of the headset jack, 


It is undisputed that the idea is totally innovative and quite good for the consumer, since precisely components such as the battery, the SoC and the camera are not expensive. As well, and thanks to this, it would be possible to keep a terminal to last for very little money, although we have doubt if esto really matters to the big manufacturers. The price of the XTRUD would be 199 dollars, a very reasonable figure. The great idea has come from the mind of the designer Rybarczyk François.

see the Amazing Pictures of  XTRUD concept of Sony
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Saturday, 29 June 2013

Jaguar C-X75 Prototype video released with some specilizations


Jaguar has released a new video with the C-X75 hybrid supercar which never made it as a production model.

Jaguar C-X75

Being described as a “state-of-the-art hybrid supercar with the efficiency of a low-emissions city car”, the C-X75 was revealed in September 2010 at the Paris Motor Show. It tops out at 354kmph and has CO2 emissions of less than 89 g/km. It completes a 0-100 in about 2.8 seconds owing to a 7-speed automated manual gearbox that switches gears in less than 200ms.

The core of the C-X75 is an F1-inspired 1.6-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged and supercharged engine that churns out a massive 502PS at 10,000rpm. A rev range of 10,000rpm is like creating a gravity field of its own. The engine works in tandem with two electric motors which provide a combined 390PS for a jaw-dropping total output of more than 850PS and 1,000Nm of torque. Both the electric motors are 150kW motors.


It can function on electric power alone and also provide a zero-emission maximum range of 60 km. It creates more than 200kg of downforce at 322kmph thanks to the deploy-able aerofoil and underfloor aerodynamics.

“The C-X75 programme represents the pinnacle of Jaguar’s engineering and design expertise. It is arguably the world’s fastest test-bed for the world’s most advanced technologies, combining as it does a remarkable hybrid powertrain with awe-inspiring performance. Jaguar is always looking to shape the cars of tomorrow and with projects like C-X75 we are laying the foundations for the next generation of Jaguar innovations,” said Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director of Jaguar.



Nexus 7 Portable Google Tablet with NVIDIA Quad-core CPU and Jellybean OS





7" Portable Google Tablet with NVIDIA Quad-core CPU and Jellybean OS

  • Comes with Android 4.2, the latest version of the world's most popular mobile platform.
  • 7” quad-core tablet delivers an advanced multimedia experience.
  • World's best NFC experience on a tablet with a textured tactile design for enhanced comfort measuring just 10.45mm thin and 340g light.
  • ASUS TruVivid technology with Corning® Fit Glass for improved color clarity and scratch resistance.
  • 178° wide-viewing angle IPS display ensures unrivaled visual acuity.

                   

                              Specializations 



  • Operating System
    AndroidTM 4.1
  • Display
    7" WXGA (1280x800) Screen
    IPS Panel
    10 finger multi-touch support
  • CPU
    NVIDIA® Tegra3™ Quad-Core, 1.2 GHz
  • Memory
    1GB
  • Storage
    8GB/16GB/32GB *1
  • Network Standard

    HSPA+ UL:21 Mbps/DL:5.76 Mbps
    3G :
    WCDMA :
    850/900/2100
    2G :
    GSM : 850/900/1800/1900,
  • Wireless Data Network
    WLAN 802.11 b/g/n@2.4GHz
    Bluetooth V3.0
  • Camera
    1.2 MP Front Camera
  • Interface
    Headset Jack,
    1x micro-USB, 2x Digital microphone,2x High Quality Speakers,
    1x Docking PIN
  • Sensor
    G-Sensor, Light Sensor, Gyroscope,
    E-compass, GPS, NFC, Hall Sensor
  • Battery
    WiFi:9.5 hours, 4325mAh,*2
    16Wh Li-polymer
    3G:9 hours, 4325mAh,*3
    16Wh Li-polymer
  • Dimensions
    198.5 x 120 x 10.45 mm
  • Weight
    340 g
  • Note
    *1: 8GB/16GB: May vary by SKU and country; 32GB: for 3G model only.
    *2: Battery life may vary by use. Stated battery life measured by playing 720p video 
    at 100 nits brightness, with an external headset, Wi-Fi turned on, Gmail logged in.
    *3: Battery life may vary by use. Stated battery life measured by playing 720p video 
    at 100 nits brightness, with an external headset, Wi-Fi turned on, Gmail logged in, 3G On











  • More powerful and portable than ever.

    Buy Nexus 7 with mobile data and 32GB of storage and keep even more of your favorite stuff close at hand – even when you’re not close to WiFi.

    Introducing Nexus 7 with mobile data.

    Nexus 7 is designed to go wherever you go – and now with up to 32GB of storage and the option to connect to mobile data networks – Nexus 7 can take you even further.


    Stunning 7” display

    With a stunning 7-inch display, all day battery life, even more storage, and mobile data to keep you connected, Nexus 7 is the perfect travel or commute companion. 

    Speed and performance

    Nexus 7 is built by ASUS and comes with a NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor so everything is faster – pages load quickly, gameplay is smooth and responsive, and running multiple apps is a breeze. Patented 4-PLUS-1™ design gives you processing power when you need it, and battery saving efficiency when you don’t. 

    Designed with gaming in mind

    Nexus 7 was designed with gaming in mind. With heart pounding quad-core performance, a vibrant 1280-by-800 high-resolution display, and sensors like a gyroscope and accelerometer – do a barrel roll, then tilt, touch and tap your way to the top of the leaderboards while exploring over 700,000 apps and games available on Google Play. 

    Less charging, more doing

    With over 9 hours of HD video playback, 10 hours of web browsing or e-reading, and up to 300 hours of standby time, Nexus 7 can go the distance. Whether you measure battery life in chapters read, levels completed, movies watched or minutes of backseat silence, you can spend less time charging and more time doing.



    Made for Google Play

    Nexus 7 was made for Google Play, putting all the entertainment you love right in your hand: the world's largest collection of eBooks, millions of songs, thousands of movies and TV shows, and the latest magazines – plus over 700,000 apps and games. 

    No wires, no hassle
    Forget about cables and syncing. Google Play stores all your digital content in the cloud so it’s instantly available and you can pick up right where you left off.

    Millions of eBooks
    With over 4 million titles to choose from, Nexus 7 gives you access to the world’s largest collection of eBooks. As thin as a paperback book, Nexus 7 is portable enough to fit in back pockets and purses, and lets you customize your reading experience by adjusting the font, switching to day or night mode, and much more. 

    700,000 apps and games
    Get all the apps and games you love on Nexus 7 – with over 700,000 titles to choose from, Google Play has something for everyone. From games for the kids to the latest 3D epics, you’ll find the most popular free and paid apps and games on Google Play. 

    Explore Google Play
    Google Play puts all your favorite entertainment right in your hand. Explore millions of songs, thousands of HD movies and TV shows, and the latest magazines on Nexus 7.





    Best of Google

    Nexus 7 comes with all your favorite Google Apps – like Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube – putting the best of Google in the palm of your hand.
    Live in the Now
    Google Now brings you just the right information at just the right time. It shows you how much traffic to expect before you leave for work, or when the next train will arrive as you’re standing on the platform.
    With the latest version, Google Now keeps you even more organized – get reminders about upcoming flights, restaurant reservations, and hotel confirmations – when and where you need them.
    Sign in. Stay synced
    Nexus 7 is fully connected to Google’s reliable cloud services – so your contacts, Gmail, calendar, photos, music, movies, and books are always backed up in the cloud, no wires needed. Just sign in with your free Google Account and you’ll never lose the things that matter most.




    Android 4.2 Jelly Bean



    YouTube in HD

    Bring millions of videos from YouTube anywhere you go, ready to watch in the palm of your hand. With Nexus 7, videos on YouTube are available in vibrant high-definition. Watch music videos and celebrity exclusives from upcoming and popular artists right on your Nexus 7.







    Nexus 7 comes with Android 4.2, the latest version of the world's most popular mobile platform. Experience an improved keyboard that helps you say and do more, new actionable notifications, updates to Google Now and much more.

    A smarter keyboard, now with Gesture Typing

    Writing messages is easier than ever with Gesture Typing – glide your finger over the letters to compose emails or texts in a snap. The keyboard can anticipate and predict the next word, so you can power through your messages like never before.                                                                                        Browse the web Chrome fast  Nexus 7 comes with the speed and simplicity of Google Chrome, built in. Sign in to sync your bookmarks, view tabs you have open on your computer, send web pages from your computer to your tablet, and more. Browsing the web from your tablet has never been faster – pages load in a snap and hardware-accelerated rendering lets you experience the web, Chrome fast.
    Gmail to go Gmail is better than ever on Nexus 7. Intuitively swipe back and forth between email threads so you can read and respond quickly and fly through your inbox – and all your email syncs automatically from your Nexus 7 to your phone and computer.

    Google+ Hangout Nexus 7 lets you video chat with up to nine friends at once with Google+ Hangouts. You’ll look great with the 1.2MP front-facing camera, and starting a Hangout is a snap – on WiFi or on mobile network data.



    Youtube fun  in HDBring millions of videos from YouTube anywhere you go, ready to watch in the palm of your hand. With Nexus 7, videos on YouTube are available in vibrant high-definition. Watch music videos and celebrity exclusives from upcoming and popular artists right on your Nexus 7.



    Friday, 28 June 2013

    Android 4.3 Jelly Bean leaked images and Details on Samsung Galaxy S4


    Alleged screenshots of an early version of Android 4.3 running on Samsung Galaxy S4's Google edition variant have appeared online.

    Spotted first by Samsung focused website, Sam Mobile, the screenshots of the phone's 'About phone' page show the model number as GT-I9505G, which hints that the phone is the Google edition of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600-powered Galaxy S4. The phone's build number is JWR66N.S005.130625 in which JWR66N depicts the Android build while S005.130625 is Samsung's internal naming convention for test builds.

    The site has also posted a screenshot of the Camera app which sports an updated user interface. The new Camera app's options are more accessible than they are in the current stock camera app. The controls for HDR, exposure adjustments, settings and flash among others are placed in a curved line together.

    Interestingly, the same updated camera app is included in the Android 4.2.2 build for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One stock Android, Google edition variants. 

    We had earlier seen the same camera app when a Nexus 4 running Android 4.3 was spotted at the Thailand Mobile Expo, last month. So, it's possible that the Android 4.3 will bring the updated camera app, and Samsung was given early access to include it in Android 4.2.2 build of the Galaxy S4.

    Besides the updated camera app, Android 4.3 is also expected to feature native support for Bluetooth Smart Ready technology. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group in a press statement earlier confirmed that Google had committed to bringing support for Bluetooth Smart to future versions of the operating system. Bluetooth Smart allows compatible phones to take advantage of low power consumption with Bluetooth Smart ready devices like the Fitbit Flex or Pebble mart watch. The statement had said that the newest version of Android OS natively supports Bluetooth Smart Ready technology. 

    While Google was expected to announce Android 4.3 during the Google I/O keynote, it chose to skip the announcement and instead made a slew of service and developer related announcements including new features for Google+, the Hangouts unified messaging app, updated Maps, Google Play for Education, a music streaming service,and updated Search among others. Another report had claimed that Google would release Android 4.3 on June 10 along with the White colour variant of the Nexus 4 phone, but that did not materialise either.





    Tuesday, 25 June 2013

    Sony "Honami" i1 phablet to come with 20-megapixel camera, interchangeable lens, Phone Similar to Xperia Z Ultra



    The specifications for the Sony i1 codenamed "Honami" have been leaked online.
    The leaked specifications of the device reveal a 5-inch 1080x1920 display with a 2000:1 contrast ratio. The phone is said to be powered by the quad-core Snapdragon MSM8974 processor clocked at 2.3GHz alongside 2GB of RAM. The phone will have 32GB internal storage with a microSD card slot for expansion. The highlight of the device however is the leaked information with regards to the camera.
    According to the report, the phone will come with a 20-megapixel camera with Sony G lens, Cybershot Camera UI, a dedicated Camera Shutter key, Xenon flash and interchangeable lenses. If it is indeed true, how the bit about interchangeable lenses will work out is something that lies in a bit of ambiguity. The powerful rear camera will also be accompanied by a 2.2-megapixel Exmor R front camera capable of taking 1080p video.
    All this hardware will be backed by a 3000mAh battery with an additional stamina mode, probably something similar to the power saving mode on current Sony devices. The device is expected to run Android 4.2.2. And will also have an IR Remote similar to current leading devices such as the Galaxy S4 and HTC One. Apart from this, according to the report, the device will come with NFC, One Touch Sharing, Wi-Fi Miracast and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
    The leaked specifications of the device were also accompanied by an out of focus shot of the phablet. Nothing concrete can be observed from the extremely blurry shot though.
    The phone is rumoured to be a part of Sony's "One Sony" strategy that CEO Kazuo Hirai had talked about last year. The philosophy works on focusing on the three segments Sony is known for, namely digital imaging, gaming and mobile and integrating their operations into one.
    If the rumours are indeed true, this will be the second phablet the company would be working on. Its first phablet the Sony Xperia Z Ultra was recently teased in press invites and is expected to belaunched on June 20.

    The Xperia Z Ultra, that is also dubbed as "Togari", is rumoured to have specifications a bit similar to what has been leaked for the Sony i1 Honami, apart from the camera. The device is rumoured to have a Snapdragon 800 processor with a clock speed of 2.3GHz alongside 2GB of RAM. This device is also expected to come with a 2700mAh or a 3000mAh battery. It is also known to come with the X-Reality Engine, which happens to be an upgrade to the Sony's mobile Bravia Engine 2. The phablet is said to feature an 8-megapixel camera and 2.2-megapixel front-facing camera.

    CEO Kazuo Hirai discussed the "One Sony" strategy the previous year. Many think that the new phablet is part of this campaign. Sony wants to focus on three aspects they are recognised for: gaming, digital imaging and mobile. The phablet will be the first of its kind to feature all three.



    Using nanotechnology, researchers find a technique to increase the data storage capacity of a DVD from 4.7GB to 1,000TB


    Using nanotechnology, researchers have developed a technique to increase the data storage capacity of a DVD from a measly 4.7GB to 1,000TB. Nature Communications


    We live in a world where digital information is exploding. Some 90% of the world’s data was generated in the past two years. The obvious question is: how can we store it all?
    In Nature Communications today, we, along with Richard Evans from CSIRO, show how we developed a new technique to enable the data capacity of a single DVD to increase from 4.7 gigabytes up to one petabyte (1,000 terabytes). This is equivalent of 10.6 years of compressed high-definition video or 50,000 full high-definition movies.
    So how did we manage to achieve such a huge boost in data storage? First, we need to understand how data is stored on optical discs such as CDs and DVDs.

    The basics of digital storage

    Although optical discs are used to carry software, films, games, and private data, and have great advantages over other recording media in terms of cost, longevity and reliability, their low data storage capacity is their major limiting factor.
    Adam Foster | Codefor

     The operation of optical data storage is rather simple. When you burn a CD, for example, the information is transformed to strings of binary digits (0s and 1s, also called bits). Each bit is then laser “burned” into the disc, using a single beam of light, in the form of dots.
    The storage capacity of optical discs is mainly limited by the physical dimensions of the dots. But as there’s a limit to the size of the disc as well as the size of the dots, many current methods of data storage, such as DVDs and Blu-ray discs, continue to have low level storage density.
    To get around this, we had to look at light’s fundamental laws.

    Circumnavigating Abbe’s limit

    Ernst Abbe. Wikimedia Commons

    In 1873, German physicist Ernst Abbe published a law that limits the width of light beams.
    On the basis of this law, the diameter of a spot of light, obtained by focusing a light beam through a lens, cannot be smaller than half its wavelength – around 500 nanometres (500 billionths of a metre) for visible light.
    And while this law plays a huge role in modern optical microscopy, it also sets up a barrier for any efforts from researchers to produce extremely small dots – in the nanometre region – to use as binary bits.

    In our study, we showed how to break this fundamental limit by using a two-light-beam method, with different colours, for recording onto discs instead of the conventional single-light-beam method.
    Both beams must abide by Abbe’s law, so they cannot produce smaller dots individually. But we gave the two beams different functions:

    • The first beam (red, in the figure right) has a round shape, and is used to activate the recording. We called it the writing beam
    • The second beam – the purple donut-shape – plays an anti-recording function, inhibiting the function of the writing beam
    The two beams were then overlapped. As the second beam cancelled out the first in its donut ring, the recording process was tightly confined to the centre of the writing beam.
    This new technique produces an effective focal spot of nine nanometres – or one ten thousandth the diameter of a human hair.

    The technique, in practical terms

    Our work will greatly impact the development of super-compact devices as well as nanoscience and nanotechnology research.
    The exceptional penetration feature of light beams allow for 3D recording or fabrication, which can dramatically increase the data storage – the number of dots – on a single optical device.
    The technique is also cost-effective and portable, as only conventional optical and laser elements are used, and allows for the development of optical data storage with long life and low energy consumption, which could be an ideal platform for a Big Data centre.
    As the rate of information generated worldwide continues to accelerate, the aim of more storage capacity in compact devices will continue. Our breakthrough has put that target within our reach.



    Sunday, 23 June 2013

    Nvidia Shield Android-based gaming console gets a price cut ahead of launch

    Nvidia's Shield has received a price cut right before its launch. The portable gaming device was announced at CES 2013 labeled as 'Project Shield'. The pricing for the same was unveiled back in May with a price point of $349. Almost a month after that announcement, Nvidia had reduced the price of the console to $299.



    It is powered by a Tegra 3 processor with 2GB of RAM. Shield allows gamers to play games from Nvidia's TegraZone, Google Play and Valve's Steam. Hence, it brings both Android and PC games on to the same hardware platform.
    The handheld console comes with a 5-inch multi-touch display. The 720x1280 HD retinal display features capability to play 4K video. It also comes with 16GB of flash storage and runs on Android Jelly Bean. Interestingly the device also comes with GPS support.
    With the gaming market alive with the PS4 and Xbox One out in the public eye, it is only natural that Nvidia wanted to ensure a more suitable price point for the Android-based handheld console. It also faces competition from much cheaper Android-based handheld gaming consoles like Ouya and GameStick.
    The company also came out with regard to the availability of the product, stating that the device will start shipping on June 27th in Canada and United States.
    Nvidia Shield technical specifications
    ProcessorNvidia Tegra 4 Quad Core Mobile Processor with 2GB RAM
    Display5 inch 1280x720 (294 ppi) Multi-Touch Retinal Quality Display
    AudioIntegrated Stereo Speakers with Built-in Microphone
    Storage16GB Flash Storage
    Lid ColorSilver
    Wireless802.11n 2x2 Mimo Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth 3.0
    GPS
    ConnectivityMini-HDMI output
    Micro-USB 2.0
    MicroSD storage slot
    3.5mm stereo headphone jack with microphone support
    Motion Sensors3 Axis Gyro
    3 Axis Accelerometer
    Input controlsDual analog joysticks
    D-pad
    Left/right analog triggers
    Left/right bumpers
    A/B/X/Y buttons
    Volume control
    Android Home and Back buttons
    Start button
    Nvidia power/multi-function button
    Battery28.8 Watt Hours
    Weight & Size579 grams
    158mm (w) x 135mm (D) x 57mm (H)
    Operating SystemAndroid Jelly Bean OS
    SoftwareGoogle Play
    TegraZone
    Sonic 4 Episode II THD
    Expendable: Rearmed
    Hulu Plus
    TwitchTV



    iPhone 5S reveal recently leaked motherboard, new LED flash of Purported pictures.

    in the previous i gave you some leaked Mother board details of Iphone5 :» New I phone's next Motherboard leaked with some pictures update

    Alleged pictures of the next generation iPhone, the iPhone 5S have appeared online, depicting the interior and rear of the new iPhone.


    Apple focused site MacRumors claims to have received images of the iPhone 5S.  

    Interestingly, the phone's interior features the same motherboard that had leaked a few days back. The board has a different layout for connectors and other components than the iPhone 5, assuggested by the recent leak. 



    The main chip does not sport an A-series label like chips on the previous iPhones. However, the chip bears a '1243' date code suggesting that it was manufactured in late October, last year. So it's not clear if it's a new chip in the A-series of chips from Apple used by iOS devices, or something completely different.

    The phone's battery though sports a recent Apple Part Number and has a higher capacity of 5.92WHr, compared to the 5.45WHr capacity of the iPhone 5's battery. The regulatory certification labels are not present on the battery so it's likely to be a prototype.

    The rear shell of the phone looks pretty similar to that of the iPhone 5 but features a pill shaped LED flash as suggested by recent leaks, instead of a round one. The certification identifier is also a placeholder suggesting that the device is indeed a prototype.

    While it's hard to verify the authenticity of the images, the motherboard of the phone matching recent leaks and the pill shaped LED flash do suggest that the phone in the images could be of an early prototype of the next generation iPhone whose components appeared in several different leaks. Also, successive iPhones generally do not get a big facelift, so one can expect the iPhone 5S to bear a design similar to that of the iPhone 5



    Friday, 21 June 2013

    Adobe Creative Cloud continues to grow, paid subscribers rise to 700,000

    Adobe Systems, known for its Photoshop and Acrobat software, reported a higher than expected adjusted second-quarter profit and said demand rose for Creative Cloud, the subscription-based version of its flagship software package.



    The company said it expects the number of paid subscribers for Creative Cloud in the current quarter to top the 221,000 subscribers who signed up in the second quarter, increasing the total to 700,000. The company added 153,000 subscribers in the first quarter.

    Adobe is the latest traditional software company to make a big bet on the cloud-based subscription model pioneered by companies such asSalesforce.com, NetSuite and Google.

    Subscription models bring in less money upfront as payment is spread over the entire period of use unlike traditional packaged software, but typically ensure more predictable recurring revenue.

    Shares of Adobe rose 4.4 percent in after-market trading. They closed at $43.36 on the Nasdaq on Tuesday.

    Promotions to drive adoption of Creative Cloud may affect average revenue per user (ARPU) in the short term, but will add to annualized recurring revenue (ARR) in the long term, Chief Financial Officer Mark Garrett said on a conference call with analysts.

    "If I can get to a better ARR number with more subscriber numbers at a slightly lower ARPU, I would gladly make that tradeoff because it gets more people on the platform, it gives us more critical mass," he said to Reuters.

    Adobe has been shifting to web-based subscription service Creative Cloud from a licensing model since 2012.

    Customers are responding to the attraction of the Creative Cloud offering and the convenience of subscriptions which are reflected in the results and stock movement, B. Riley & Co analyst Daniel Cummins said.

    Edward Jones technology analyst Josh Olson termed the guidance "pretty impressive".

    "They are essentially setting some pretty high standards in terms of what they need to do for Q3 here, to surpass what was an already impressive Q2 in terms of subscription adds," he said.

    Adobe forecast current-quarter adjusted earnings of 29 cents to 35 cents per share on revenue of $975 million to $1.03 billion.

    Analysts on average are expecting earnings of 35 cents per share on revenue of $1.01 billion, according to Thomson Reuters.

    Adobe said in May that upgrades for Creative Cloud, which includes Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash, would be available only through online subscriptions. The company also said it would not develop upgrades for Creative Suite, the license-based version of Creative Cloud.

    Adobe said on Tuesday that net income for the second quarter fell to $76.5 million, or 15 cents per share, from $223.9 million, or 45 cents per share, a year earlier.

    Excluding items, earnings were 36 cents per share.

    Revenue fell 10 percent to $1.01 billion.

    Analysts on average had expected earnings of 33 cents per share on revenue of $1.01 billion.

    The company maintained its full-year outlook for adjusted earnings of about $1.45 per share on revenue of about $4.1 billion.



    Thursday, 20 June 2013

    Temple Run for Windows Phone 8 updated to windows mobiles with 512MB RAM



    Popular "endless running" game, Temple Run, which debuted on Windows Phone 8 earlier this year, has now been updated to support phones with 512MB RAM.

    While there's no official change log on the game's listing page on the Windows Phone store, the game's developer, Imangi Studios, talked about the update through its Twitter handle.

    Temple Run for Windows Phone was criticised for its hardware and software requirements, namely, 1GB RAM and Windows Phone 8, which meant that the game could be played only on a handful of phones - HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 820, Lumia 920 and Lumia 925 - could play the game. Users running an older version of Windows Phone, or having lesser RAM on their phone were left high and dry.

    While the game is still limited to Windows Phone 8, the developer of the game, Imangi Studios, has now optimised it to run on phones with 512MB RAM. Following the move, a large number of users would be able to play the game as Nokia's recently launched entry and mid level Windows Phone 8 handsets such as the Lumia 520, Lumia 620 and Lumia 720 come with 512MB of RAM. The HTC 8S mid-range Windows Phone 8 smartphone also comes with 512MB of RAM.

    However, at the time of writing this post, we were not able to find the game on the Windows Phone Store while using the Nokia Lumia 520. We also tried opening a link to the Store via Internet Explorer and encountered the same "This app uses features your phone doesn't have" error that we used to get earlier. Perhaps this could be due to the update not being rolled out to the Indian store at the time of writing this post.

    The launch of original Temple Run on Windows Phone 8 arrived after Imangi Studios released multiple successors to the game on various platforms. Biggest success on those has been Temple Run 2, that became the fastest growing mobile game of all times, when it clocked over 50 million downloads in just 13 days. We'd look forward to the developer porting other versions of the game to the Windows Phone platforms.