I just finished up another day at Google IO and wanted to share a few tidbits prior to getting this stuff down in text. I spend a little bit of time talking about how ART improves garbage collection performance in Android L release as well as how cloud pairing of mobile devices to Chromecast works using ultrasonic authentication. The big news is obviously Android Wear and I spend a bit of time talking about Google's plans for notifications in Android and my initial experience with LG's G Watch.

Apple: New iPad Supports LTE & Voice Dictation

Also as expected, the new iPad supports HSPA+ (21Mbps), DC-HSPA+ (42Mbps) and LTE (Category 3, 73Mbps). The new iPad also launches with Voice dictation support.

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

The New iPad's iSight camera with 1080p HD Video Recording

The new iPad also features a 5MP rear facing iSight camera. It uses the same 5-element lens and hybrid IR filter from the iPhone 4S, the sensor is obviously...

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple's A5X SoC: Quad-Core Graphics

Apple just confirmed the new iPad uses an Apple A5X SoC. Its main improvement? What Apple is calling quad-core graphics. Our guess? Dual-core Cortex A9 plus a PowerVR SGX543MP4...

15 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple Announces the New iPad with 2048 x 1536 "Retina Display"

Apple just announced the new iPad with a "Retina Display". The screen size remains unchanged at 9.7-inches measured diagonally. The resolution is an expected 2048 x 1536, with 3.1...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple: We Shipped More iPads Last Quarter than Any PC Maker Shipped PCs

Here's an interesting chart Apple just threw up at its iPad event today. Apple shipped 15.4M iPads last quarter, more than any PC vendor was able to ship PCs...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

New 1080p Apple TV, Available March 16th for $99

Apple just announced pricing on the new 1080p Apple TV. Pre-orders start today, devices will be available starting March 16th for the same $99 price tag as the previous model

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

New Apple TV UI Demoed

Check out the gallery below for shots of the new UI that accompanies the new 1080p Apple TV. Previously purchased movies are synced to iCloud and are now accessible...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

New Apple TV Now Supports 1080p

Apple just announced a new version of the Apple TV with 1080p decode support. The Apple TV OS gets a UI update and will presumably work with Apple's new...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple: iOS 5.1 Available Today, Japanese Siri Included

Apple just announced that the long awaited iOS 5.1 update will be available today. In it, Apple is enabling support for a Japanese version of Siri. More updates from...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Live at Apple's iPad Event

We are live and in the audience at Apple's iPad event today. Check back for updates and analysis of its announcements as they're made.

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Microsoft Demonstrates Windows to Go

Windows 8 supports installation to removable flash media via a feature called Windows to Go. Your apps, settings, and OS can all be installed to a USB stick and...

12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/29/2012

Microsoft Demos Windows 8 on 82-inch Touchscreen

Microsoft is talking a lot about the importance of touch input to the Windows 8 experience in everything from tablets to high-end desktops. To show just how far you...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/29/2012

Microsoft Shows Windows 8 CP on Tegra 3, Krait, OMAP 5 & Clover Trail

Update: Despite Microsoft referring to the test platform as running on a next-generation OMAP processor, TI tells us that the Windows 8 tablet was running an OMAP 4470, not...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/29/2012

The Windows 8 Copy Dialog Box

Microsoft revamped the Copy Dialog box in Windows 8. You now get useful visualizations of the progress and speed of your file copy. You can also pause/resume individual copies...

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/29/2012

Windows 8 Consumer Preview: The Four Corners

During Microsoft's Windows 8 Consumer Preview Event at MWC today, Microsoft demonstrated some of the new features in the CP release out today. While the Metro UI obviously lends...

60 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/29/2012

Intel Goes Higher & Lower End With Atom SoCs: Z2580 & Z2000 Announced at MWC

Intel had a few updates about its Android SoC strategy for us at MWC this week. The first is a spec revision. The Atom Z2460 we talked about in...

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/27/2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Revealed at MWC

The Galaxy Note, in 5.3" guise, has just hit the States after decent sales in Europe and Asia; and now we have a new member of the Note line...

10 by Jason Inofuentes on 2/27/2012

Samsung Fleshes Out Tab 2 Line and Unveils Galaxy Beam

We wondered what we could expect from the second iteration of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, both in specs and naming convention. To a certain degree, our fears were confirmed...

12 by Jason Inofuentes on 2/26/2012

Hands on With LG's Optimus 4X HD

We just spent some time with LG's Optimus 4X HD, one of the first NVIDIA Tegra 3 based smartphones. The device features a 4.7-inch IPS 1280 x 720 display...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/26/2012

Intel at ISSCC '12: More Research into Near Threshold Voltage

At IDF last year Intel's Justin Rattner demonstrated a 32nm test chip based on Intel's original Pentium architecture that could operate near its threshold voltage. The power consumption of...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/20/2012

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