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ANDROID 4.0

posted Dec 26, 2011, 10:14 AM by Abhishek Pradhan

After success of Android’s 2.x and 3.x,Android recently launched its new version codenamed “ICE-CREAM SANDWITCH”.

As for multitasking, Android has a new trick up its sleeve. It has a new interface in which apps can be switched easily. You can also close them right there.Another new feature in Android is the use of virtual buttons instead of hardware ones. This is indeed nice since it makes it easier to access the buttons. When you are used to the touch-interface the hardware buttons are often disappointing. 

Android 4 has come with its data usage management settings. Here one can see the amount of data being used by individual apps and also put caps on them or set warning levels. This is really great for people who feel pinched every time they pay their heavy data-bills.

Android has always been cloud-connected, letting users browse the web and sync photos, apps, games, email, and contacts — wherever they are and across all of their devices. Android 4.0 adds new browsing and email capabilities to let users take even more with them and keep communication organized.

Android is beaming up a new mode called Android Beam that lets two NFC-enabled Android devices to exchange photos, music, videos, apps etc. 

When an incoming call arrives, users can now quickly respond by text message, without needing to pick up the call or unlock the device. On the incoming call screen, users simply slide a control to see a list of text responses and then tap to send and end the call. 

Face-recognition is old news for laptop-users but now Android has brought it to mobile devices. Now unlock your phone using Face-recognition in your phone.It provides addition security to your phone.

Haswell – Successor of Sandy Bridge

posted Nov 1, 2011, 10:25 AM by Abhishek Pradhan

Intel recently announced its new microarchitecture for its processors. “Haswell” is the codename for its new processor microarchitecture. It will the 2nd microprocessor architecture based on 22nm technology expected to be launched in 2013 according to Intel’s Tick-Tock principle, after the codename “Ivy Bridge” , which is the 22nm die shrink of “Sandy Bridge” .  It will first appear in Ultra books. 



Haswell will have:

  1. 22 nm processor
  2. 3D tri-gate transistors ( 37% faster and 50% less power consumption as compared with other transistors used by Intel Corporation)
  3. Direct 3D 11.1
  4. OpenGL 3.2 graphics unit
  5. Upto 8 cores
  6. A new cache design

 

Haswell promises a 10 hour battery backup for laptops as it uses very less power. Notebook can be connected to Wi-Fi even it is in sleep mode. This is infact called “Connected Standby”. CPU can run even there is not enough power for notebook screen.

If we hook up Haswell chip with a tiny solar panel and light it with a table lamp, it will be enough for running Windows and task manager.

This CPU is really gone challenge other manufacturers and it is really gone a change the future of Computing.

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