Yesterday,DiGi quietly showed the information on the website to claim that they will start to sell LG Nexus 4 from 7 January 2013.
Till now,there’s no further information to be disclosed on the website,including the price.However,some rumor said that the RRP should be around RM1799.
The question is whether DiGi will put this phone available for RM200 rebate under Youth Cmmunication package.If yes,I’m sure it will attract quite a number young guys to buy it as RM1599 will be very impressive price compared to most mobile phones in the market although the retail price after rebate is still RM300(US100) more than buying from Google Play Store.Do you agree?
Update:Today,DiGi starts the pre-order of Nexus 4 online and in some selected DiGi Stores.The RRP is set at RM1649 and with DiGi Smart Plan 88,the device price is dropped to RM1499.
In this E-era,Internet is forming as a second world for most people to work,study and entertain etc.It should remain as free and open so that every people has their rights to live in this world.However,recently some governments want to break it.They want to set some boundaries and limitations to it.As people who love freedom,I support Google to stand out and encourage people to vote for a free and open Internet by our own.The event has started and you could vote for it too.
Please add your voice there to support a free and open Internet.It’s supporting your future too.
Because of Hurricane Sandy,Google cancelled the event to officially release Nexus 4,the new flagship Android phone in Nexus series;Nexus 7,with lower prices and bigger storage;Nexus 10,the 10 inch Android tablet with the latest functions and powerful hardware.However,all have been pushed into Google Play Store online.
Nexus 4 is the smallest one among all new products,however,it has a powerful heart.This flagship Android phone is built by LG,working with the latest 1.5Ghz Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor and 2GB RAM.
The 4.7 inch 1280X768(320ppi) display screen is really amazing.It’s tough as it is covered and protected by scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2.
The 8MP camera will never let you lose a scene.It now supports 360° panoramas with the new feature in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean called ‘Photo Sphere’.
After all,the most amazing thing is about the price-8GB version selling at US$299 while 16GB version selling at US$349.I think that is really a bargain as It even supports DC-HSPA+(42Mbps).
Google Translate gets the latest update today.In this version,it starts to support translating the texts in a picture.
Yes,you just have to take a photo and brush the text and you could get the meaning in your own language(currently only available to English,Spanish,Chinese and part of the Arabic).
Once you highlight the texts you want to translate,you could get your result almost immediately.It’s really great when reading some documents with professional vocabulary or travelling in a city where you’re not familiar with their languages.
Of course,it’s not the only thing Google Translate can do.
With Google Translate you can:
• Translate text between 64 languages
• Translate by speaking the text instead of typing it (17 languages)
• Use camera to take a picture and brush text to translate (available on Android 2.3 and above).
• Listen to your translations spoken aloud (40 languages)
• Communicate with another person using speech-to-speech translation in Conversation Mode (ALPHA, 14 languages)
• Display translations in full screen mode to make it easier for others nearby to read
• Star your favorite translations for quick access even when you’re offline
• Access your translation history even when you’re offline
• Spell out the translation of non-Latin script languages (e.g. Chinese, Japanese, etc..) in Latin characters to read it phonetically (e.g. Pinyin, Romaji)
• View additional dictionary results for single words or short phrases
• Push the handwriting button and simply write what you want to translate
Chrome 21 has said goodbye to beta versions and getting stable.It turns some great features into the real life.
For the Retina display users,they now could get the better support from this latest stable version.
Moreover,a new API called getUserMedia is officially introduced.It enables to web apps to get grants to access webcam and microphone without any plug-ins.Yeah,no need to have flash player or something else.This API is the first step for WebRTC(real-time communication standard) which aims to allow high-quality video and audio communication on the web.
If you wanna try the new API,you could play Sketchbots in Chrome Web Lab there.It uses getUserMedia API to take a photo of your face,convert into some dots and lines to the robot in the Science Museum in London,and then the robot will make a sketch of your face by sands with a live show.Of course,you will have a video record too.It’s really interesting.
Google always intends to improve the connection quality and several months ago,they started Google Fibre Project to build up fibre optics connections in some cities.Currently,Kansas City,Kansas and Kansas City,Missouri have covered by the service.It’s now open to pre-register and several packages are provided.
The free Internet provides 5Mbps speed,but need to pay $300 one-time construction fee while the other two plans have construction fee waived.
You should have noticed that with the most expensive Gigabit+TV plan,the user could have the latest Google tablet-Nexus 7. That’s really awesome and it only costs $120 monthly-for all of those.
Currently I’m using TM Unifi VIP 20 plan which costs RM249($79) monthly in Malaysia.Compared to Google Fibre 1 gig plan,it’s 50 times slower and only 50% cheaper.