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Finally we have the new Google Camera 3.2 update arrived, the 3.1 version was released almost 5 months ago, after a while We found out that the Google Camera App goes Missing from Google Play Store, even some one been told by Play store that it isn’t available in my country, we just get confused by those situation, though that Google was going to drop current camera app or they are developing something more powerful? No, here comes the new Google Camera 3.2 with interesting changes.
The Android fans are having the Android 4.3 roll out party on the XDA forum, hundreds of thread posts are made in every minutes, everything is going well and we get a Android 4.3 flashable rooted zip and the .83 baseband image, we are still missing the bootloader, but still it has been tested and all things works. If you are wondering is it worth update your Nexus 4 to Android 4.3 by now, you should see the list of changes in Android 4.3.
So Microsoft just released the new Skype 4.0 for Android with brand new user interface, here comes the Skype 4.0 for Android Review. The main purpose of using new UI design is to make Skype has an uniform style on all mobile platforms, which is the Windows Phone 8 style(the Metro style). Message from Microsoft on Google Play is, the Skype 4.0 has all the features as Windows phone version, more stable, faster and easier to use, as it is specifically made for Android platforms. They also said that Skype 4.0 for Android is suitable for Android tablets with the new UI design.
Since the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has been leaked, then question comes: What is New in Android 4.3 Jelly Bean? I started to find out what is new in it, I focused on the new Gallery application, as its file size is 16MB which is almost triple size of the Android 4.2 ones, something is hidden inside this Gallery app — it is the renovated photo editor of Google gallery. In the new Android 4.3, the Google gallery editor has more artistic effects and a improved UI. Here comes Google gallery photo editor review.
The Android 4.3 rom for Galaxy S4 was leaked yesterday, though we don’t have a S4 to try it, we can still take out something interesting to play with, like the new Camera and Gallery application which has mentioned before, the new Camera and Gallery works on the Google Nexus 4, here comes the Android 4.3 camera & gallery review.
What is new in Android 4.3 Camera app, here is some new Android 4.3 Camera features I have found:
MiniCM9 is a awesome rom which is based on CyanogenMod 9(CM9), developed by nobodyAtall, he also is the author of the ICS nAn kernel, Gingerbread nAn kernel and several MiniCM roms for Xperia X8 and other Xperia phones. He is the man who gives the most outstanding contribution in the development of custom roms for X8.
Here comes the the performance of the Xiaomi phone screen in the sunshine, everyone knows that is major ability of mobile phones. As we have to run around outside everyday, the phone’s screen outdoor visibility is a very important thing. Strong sunlight, especially if you have to increase the backlight brightness to see something, then it will speed up the power consumption, mobile phone battery life is a big problem in the outdoors . Xiaomi phone use the Sharp transflective display LCD, Do you want to know how Xiaomi phone screen looks in the sunshine, what kind of performance? Let us see the pictures together.
Xiaomi phone Review continue, here comes the camera samples and camcorder stream samples.
Xiaomi phone equip a 800-mega-pixel AF camera, support 720p camcorder, they always talking about the F2.4 aperture, but I don’t think that the photo quality will better than a ordinary DC 😉 .
The camera application have many functions for taking pictures in different environments, include: auto, sports, vertical, horizontal, night, night portrait, theater, beach, snow, sunset, image stabilization, fireworks, sports, party, candlelight, backlight, flowers. You can adjust the ISO value from 100 to 1600, about the focus mode, Xiaomi phone support auto, normal, infinity, macro and continuous focusing, as MIUI base on CM7, Xiaomi phone support touch to focus feature. In white balance menu, four options: auto, daylight, cloudy, incandescent, and fluorescent.
Now we test the start-up speed of Xiaomi phone, the following video showing that from the power button be pressed until the operating system enter the screen lock state, it is about 40 seconds, while unlock the phone and widgets finished loading, only took 45 seconds, it is proved that MIUI on the Xiaomi phone start-up speed is relatively fast.