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  • Google announces Nexus support-by dates

    Google announces Nexus support-by dates

    If you are using a Google Nexus device now – take note of this news. Google just listed the end-of-support dates for their current Google Nexus devices, i.e. end dates when they will roll out updates, security updates and releases of new OS versions.

  • HTC's Nexus 9 expected in Malaysia soon

    HTC's Nexus 9 expected in Malaysia soon

    HTC's Nexus 9 tablet has received positive response from critics all over the world and it looks like the powerful tablet is headed our way soon. The LTE model of the tablet was recently spotted at our SIRIM certification database, which hints at a Malaysia release in the coming few weeks. The Nexus 9 comes with a powerful Dual Core 2.3GHz Denver Tegra K1 CPU with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal memory (Wi-Fi only model comes with 16GB). On the front, there is a large 8.9 inch 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The rear camera is of 8MP with auto-focus and LED flash and is capable of recording 1080p videos at 30fps. You also get a decent 1.6MP front camera which can take 720p HD videos. Although there are different variants of the device in the market, the one spotted on the SIRIM database supported our local 1800MHz/2600MHz LTE bands. This model is 7.95mm thick and slightly heavier than the Wi-Fi only variant at 436 grams. HTC Malaysia is yet to release official Malaysia pricing and release date information, but judging from the pricing in US i.e. $599, you can expect it to be around RM2000. Meanwhile, check out our earlier post for more details on its features. Also, take a look at the detailed comparison between the new Nexus 9 and iPad Air 2.

  • Google announces Nexus 9 with 8.9-inch display at 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution and K1 processor

    Google announces Nexus 9 with 8.9-inch display at 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution and K1 processor

    Google has also officially announced the Nexus 9 tablet. Developed in tandem with HTC, the Nexus 9 certainly follows the same general HTC design of dual front speakers with slightly rounded corners. The Nexus 9 will be using a brushed metal aluminum frame though and be quite thin at just 7.9mm. It will weigh in heavier because of this at 425g and come with both WiFi and 4G LTE versions. Again, the most notable feature is it's 8.9-inch display, this time with a 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution. Powered by a 64-bit 2.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, the tablet looks to be the showcase for Android 5.0 Lollipop's 64-bit power but other tech specs are quite high-end for a tablet. These tech specs include 2GB of RAM, 16GB / 32GB of storage, an 8MP rear camera, 1.6MP front camera and 6700 mAh battery. Still no news on Malaysia release dates or pricing but it will be priced at $339 (RM1111) for the 16GB WiFi version, $479 (RM1569) for the 32GB WiFi version and $599 (RM1963) for the 32GB 4G LTE version.

  • Google announces Android 5.0 Lollipop

    Google announces Android 5.0 Lollipop

    After months of wondering what L starting dessert would be used for the next Android L, Google have finally and officially announced Android 5.0 Lollipop. Unlike previous updates, there are a number of huge upgrades to the mobile operating system and this includes a flatter Material Design look and feel and a new 64-bit compiler. Notifications are now floating in a Google Now-like card based system and they are both actionable as well as drop down. The 64-bit compiler will move from the previous Dalvik compiler to a more efficient ART compiler, which promises equal performance across all types of processors. The new ART compiler also promises nearly double the performance for some systems resulting in faster load times and performance along with support for larger than 3GB of RAM.