Posts Tagged ‘Android 4.0’

IT Show 2013 promotions: Panasonic notebooks and tablets

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Panasonic is at IT Show 2013 at Marina Bay Sands at Level 1, Booth 1528.

Click to view or download Panasonic promotions during IT Show 2013.

Click to view or download Panasonic promotions during IT Show 2013.

Check out Panasonic’s business notebooks and ruggedised tablets.

The FZ-G1 runs on Windows 8 while the FZ-A1 runs on Android 4.0 (S$1,499).

Their latest is the Windows 8 Pro Ultrabook CF-AX2 which debuts at IT Show 2013 at S$2,899.

The monitor flips over to convert the Ultrabook into a tablet. IT Show 2013 at Marina Bay Sands at Level 1, Booth 1528.

New Android smartphone: Sony Xperia SL from Sony Mobile in Singapore

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Sony Xperia SL is now available in Singapore in black, dark silver and pink at a recommended retail price of S$668 (without contract) at Xperia Concept Stores, Sony Stores and Sony Centres.

The new Sony Xperia SL from Sony Mobile comes in black (not shown above), dark silver or pink.

The new Sony Xperia SL from Sony Mobile comes in black (not shown above), dark silver or pink.

Based on the popular Xperia S, the new Xperia SL boasts a sharp 4.3-inch Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine.

Sony Xperia SL
OS Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Screen 4.3″ 720p HD TFT
Resolution 1280 x 720 (342ppi)
Battery 1,750 mAh, embedded
Processor 1.7 GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 Dual Core
Features NFC
Camera Rear: 12 MP
Front: 1.3 MP
Video 1080p HD
Memory Int: 32 GB
Ext:
Size /mm 128 x 64 x 10.6
Weight 144 g
Colour Black, Dark Silver, Pink
Price S$668

The 720p HD TFT display (1280 x 720 pixels, 342 ppi) has 16 million colours and has a shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass.

HD content can be shared through DLNA, HDMI and BRAVIA Sync through quick and easy streaming to other screens.

Xperia SL features a 12MP fast capture camera that goes from sleep to snap in just over a second with a single key press.

The smartphone runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and a 1.7 GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 Dual Core processor, with 32GB eMMC flash storage and NFC.

Xperia SL is PlayStation Certified.

Three new media applications – WALKMAN”, “ALBUM” and “MOVIES” – provide enhanced entertainment experiences, and shares content amongst friends via social media connectivity.

New Android smartphone: LG Optimus G, its new flagship LTE device

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

LG has launched the Optimus G in Seoul, Korea today. Available in Korea next week and in key global markets in October.

The Optimus G is LG's new flagship smartphone model, with 1.5 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor.

The Optimus G is LG’s new flagship smartphone model, with 1.5 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor.

LG Optimus G
OS Android 4.0.4 (ICS)
Screen 4.7″ WXGA, True HD IPSPlus
Resolution 1280 x 768
Battery 2,100 mAh, sealed
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 1.5 GHz Quad-Core Krait CPUs
Features LTE, NFC
Camera Rear: 13 MP*
Front: 1.3 MP
Video 1080p Full HD
Memory RAM: 2 GB
Int: 32 GB
Ext: Nil
Size /mm 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45
Weight 145 g
Price TBA
* In certain markets, the phone could be shipped with an 8 MP camera.

The Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) phone has a camera that shoots an amazing 13 megapixels while the sealed battery is rated at 2,100 mAh.

The Optimus G has a 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus (1280 x 768 pixels) screen and is only 8.45mm thin.

It is both LTE and NFC capable.

LG’s new flagship smartphone leverages the powerful 1.5 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU to provide speedy performance and a sleek user experience.

LG boasts that the Optimus G goes beyond multi-taking into “cross-tasking” of activities without limitations.

According to LG: whereas multi-tasking applies to running various applications at the same time, cross-tasking applies to complex tasks that can be completed simultaneously without having to compromise other tasks.

Some new UX features that will be included into the Optimus G to showcase its cross-tasking and engaging capabilities are listed below.

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TODAY! Xperia tipo dual smartphone available in Singapore

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

The Xperia tipodual from Sony Mobile is now available in Singapore. The dual-SIM smartphone is available in black or silver at S$268 (without contract) at M1.

Only the dual-SIM version of the Xperia tipo dual is available in Singapore.

Only the dual-SIM version of the Xperia tipo dual is available in Singapore.

The dual-SIM version of Sony Mobile’s Xperia tipo has hit the shelves in Singapore.

Sony Mobile Xperia tipodual
OS Android 4.0 (ICS)
Screen 3.2″ TFT
Resolution 320 x 480
Battery 1,500 mAh
Processor 800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7225AA
Camera Rear: 3.2 MP
Front: Nil
Video VGA (640 x 480)
Memory Int: 2.9 GB
Ext: 32 GB microSD
Size /mm 103 x 57 x 13
Weight 99.4 g
Price S$268

The Xperia tipodual is available at M1, Xperia Concept Stores, Sony Stores and Sony Centres.

Running on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), the Xperia tipodual accepts two SIM cards and allows users to easily change from one network to another.

This can be done by simply pressing a dedicated button on the smartphone

There is no need to switch off and on the phone or go through complicated menu-selections.

The Xperia tipodual has a 3.2-inch display, 3.2-megapixel camera and 1,500mAH battery.

The smartphone comes with a dedicated setup guide, and a built-in application enabling users to monitor their data usage and battery life.

Update: LG Optimus Vu: to make global debut

Monday, August 20th, 2012

The Optimus Vu: will have the 4-PLUS-1 NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-Core processor and Android 4.0 (ICS) OS when the 5-inch smartphone heads out of Korea and Japan to make its global debut in September.

The LG Optimus Vu: comes with a 5-inch, 4:3 ration IPS display.

The LG Optimus Vu: comes with a 5-inch, 4:3 ration IPS display.

I last wrote about the LG Optimus Vu: half a year ago in February, when it was unveiled ahead of MWC 2012, and slotted to be introduced in Korea in March.

At that time, it only had a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.

Since then, more than 500,000 units of the Optimus Vu: has been sold in Korea while it has been launched in Japan this month.

The LG Optimus Vu: sports a 5-inch display – slightly broader but smaller than the 5.3-inch Samsung GALAXY Note.

The 4:3 ratio IPS display will work well with an upgraded version of QuickMemo and Notebook – two features that maximises the use of the large screen.

The Optimus Vu: will make its debut in select markets in Europe, Asia (including Singapore), Middle East, Africa and Latin America in September.

TODAY! Xperia ion, Xperia go and Xperia acro S arrive in Singapore

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Sony Mobile Communications today announced the official launch of the three Android smartphones in Singapore. The Xperia ion (S$798), Xperia acro S (S$698) and Xperia go (S$488) are available from today.

The Sony Xperia ion, Xperia go, and Xperia acro S are available in Singapore from today at all Sony stores, Sony centres, Xperia concept stores and operator stores.

The Sony Xperia ion, Xperia go, and Xperia acro S are available in Singapore from today at all Sony stores, Sony centres, Xperia concept stores and operator stores.

The Xperia ion is Sony Mobile’s new flagship smartphone and offers a brilliant HD experience on a large 4.6-inch screen.

The Xperia go and Xperia acro S are water and dust resistant.

Sony Mobile RRP Colours
Xperia ion S$798 Black
Xperia acro S S$698 Black and White
Xperia go S$488 Black, White and Yellow

* Prices do not include line contract.

These three smartphones were among six that Sony Mobile showcased in Singapore back in June.

New Android smartphone: LG Optimus 4X HD

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

LG will debut its first Quad-Core smartphone in Singapore on 28 July. The Android 4.0 smartphone has an RRP of S$738 and comes with a free leather case, while stocks last.

LG Optimus 4X HD Android smartphone, available on 28 July, 2012.

LG Optimus 4X HD Android smartphone, available on 28 July, 2012.

The Optimus 4X HD runs on NVIDIA’s 4-PLUS-1 Quad-Core mobile processor – the Tegra 3. This is the same processor that is used in powerful tablet computers.

Key Specifications
OS Android 4.0 (ICS)
Screen 4.7″ IPS
Resolution 1280 x 720
Battery 2,150 mAh
Processor 1.5 GHz Quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3
Camera Rear: 8mp
Front: 1.3mp
Video 1080p
Memory Int: 12 GB
Ext: 64 GB microSD
Size /mm 132.4 x 68.1 x 9.19
Weight 141 g
Price S$738

The 1.5GHz Tegra 3 automatically activates all four cores when maximum power is needed but defaults to a fifth, battery-saver core when less power is required, such as during standby mode or music playback mode.

The Optimus 4X HD has a large 4.7-inch IPS display with a high resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, giving a high pixel density of 313 ppi.

The 16:9 Stripe RGB IPS Panel offers sharper and crisper text. The smartphone also comes with a huge 2,150mAh battery.

The LG Optimus 3.0 UI includes QuickMemo which lets users instantly jot memos or notes from any screen, without having to open a separate application.

The smartphone also comes with MediaPlex, which combines a range of functions to enhance image and video playback such as Fingertip Seek and Live Zooming.

MediaPlex also includes Time Catch Shot, which allows one to select and save the best shot among the images taken just before the shutter button is depressed.

New Android smartphones: Sony Xperia ion and neo L

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Sony Mobile has unveiled another two new Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) smartphones. The Xperia ion takes over the flagship role from the Xperia S, while the Xperia neo L is a follow-up to the Xperia neo V.

Both smartphones will be available in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore in calendar Q3 2012.

New flagship from Sony Mobile: Xperia ion; and the Xperia neo L.

New flagship from Sony Mobile: Xperia ion; and the Xperia neo L.

The Xperia ion and Xperia neo L were launched today as part of Sony Mobile’s South East Asia debut of a slew of six new Xperia smartphones.

The Xperia ion and Xperia neo L are part of a slew of six that debuted in SE Asia today. From left: Sony Xperia ion, go, acro S, neo L, miro, and tipo.

The Xperia ion and Xperia neo L are part of a slew of six that debuted in SE Asia today. From left: Sony Xperia ion, go, acro S, neo L, miro, and tipo.

The other four phones were the Xperia go, Xperia acro S, Xperia miro and Xperia tipo.

They had been unveiled progressively over the past two weeks.

The Xperia ion has a massive 4.6-inch display (1280 x 720 pixels on a 16-million colour TFT), and a high-capacity embedded 1,900mAH battery.

Both the rear (1080p) and front (720p) cameras are HD capable.

The 12-megapixel rear camera boasts a quick sleep-to-snap speed of just over a second via a single key press.

The Xperia ion will be available in black in Singapore; and in black and red in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Sony Xperia neo L

Sony Xperia neo L

The Xperia neo L has a 4-inch display (480 x 854 pixels on a 16-million colour TFT), a 5.1-megapixel (720p) rear-camera, VGA front camera, and a 1,500mAH battery.

It has a sleek curved back design and glossy finish; and incorporates Sony’s xLoud technology for crisp and loud sound.

The Xperia neo L is available in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia in both black and white.

The tech specs for the Xperia ion and Xperia neo L can be viewed/downloaded below.

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Event: Sony Mobile debuts six new Xperia Android smartphones for South East Asia

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

The six new models are: Xperia go, acro S, miro, tipo, ion, and neo L. The first four models were announced over the last two weeks, while the Xperia ion and neo L were unveiled today.

All six phone models will be available in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore in calendar Q3 2012.

Mathew Lang, Corporate Vice President and Head of SEA & Oceania Customer Unit, Sony Mobile at the event at Art Palates Café, Istana Park, Singapore.

Mathew Lang, Corporate Vice President and Head of SEA & Oceania Customer Unit, Sony Mobile at the event at Art Palates Café, Istana Park, Singapore.

The Xperia ion is the new flagship smartphone for Sony Mobile.

Its 4.6-inch display is bigger than that of the 4.3-inch in the previous flagship Xperia S.

Water resistant Sony Xperia acro S. Don’t try this at home.

Water resistant Sony Xperia acro S. Don’t try this at home. Photo taken with Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF5.

The Xperia ion also includes a microSD card expansion slot for up to 32GB – which was absent in the Xperia S.

The Xperia go and Xperia acro S are stylish, durable and water-resistant.

They are supposedly water-proof up to a depth of 1m.

The Xperia miro offers deep Facebook integration and features Sony’s xLOUD audio technology together with the Xperia neo L.

The Xperia tipo comes in both single and dual SIM versions.

The latter allows one-touch switching between two numbers through a dedicated network switch button on the phone.

All six models either ship with Android 4.0 installed or can be upgraded over-the-air to Android 4.0.

The six new Android smartphones debuting in SE Asia in Q3 2012: Sony Xperia ion, go, acro S, neo L, miro, and tipo.

The six new Android smartphones debuting in SE Asia in Q3 2012: Sony Xperia ion, go, acro S, neo L, miro, and tipo. Photo taken with Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF5.

With such a range of smartphones catered to different tastes and needs, Xperia fans willl be spoilt for choice when shopping for their next smartphone.

Below are the technical specifications for the six Xperia smartphones from Sony Mobile.

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GALAXY Tab 2 tablets arriving in Singapore

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Samsung is bringing in to Singapore the GALAXY Tab 2 (10.1) 3G tablet (S$798) on 16 June, and the GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) tablet (S$598) on 23 June. Prices include GST but excludes line contract.

Update (22 June, 2012):

Samsung has just announced that the GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) will only be available in Singapore on 30 June 2012. Price remains unchanged at S$598 (inclusive of GST) without contract.

Pricing and availability of the Wi-Fi versions for the GALAXY Tab 2 series will be announced closer to the launch date.

Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 in 7-inch and 10.1 inches.

Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 in 7-inch and 10.1 inches

The GALAXY Tab 2 series of tablets are Samsung’s first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablets. There are now some 400,000 apps for Android phones and tablets.

The GALAXY Tab 2 tablets are available in 3G and WiFi versions.

Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 (7) and GALAXY Tab 2 (10.1)

Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 (7) and GALAXY Tab 2 (10.1)

GALAXY Tab 2 Series offer users easy multimedia access, playback and sharing experiences with Samsung Hub services.

Samsung’s Music Hub provides a full music store solution with access to over 17 million tracks.

GALAXY Tab 2

GALAXY Tab 2

The Readers Hub provides access to over 2.3 million e-books, 3,500 magazines and over 2,000 newspapers in 51 languages, while Game Hub instantly connects users to the latest game titles.

Samsung’s upgraded Touchwiz user interface features Hub widgets for one-step access to users’ content in Hubs.

The device also presents S Suggest, a new service offering recommendations of apps suited to users’ tastes directly on a home screen.

Samsung’s AllShare is a content-sharing service that allows users to search for and play video, photo, and music files freely across their GALAXY Tab 2 Series from PCs and other Samsung smart devices – such as PC, TV, mobile phone, and digital camera – by using the local network for streaming playback.

With the voice call capability, the GALAXY Tab 2 Series can be used as a phone, serving as a second device in case they misplace their primary phone.

It also lets users spontaneously arrange multi-party video calls via Google+ hangouts, as well as engage in group chats or micro-communities to collectively chat or share content.

In addition, ChatON, Samsung’s cross-platform communication service, connects all phone users of any platform into a single community.

Rear of the Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 tablets

Rear of the Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 tablets

ChatON uses phone numbers instead of ID and passwords, and provides easy instant messaging and group chatting in various formats — images, video, voice, contacts — to make messaging simple and intuitive.

Below are the main technical specifications of the two Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 tablets.

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