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At first glance the Galaxy Camera 2 appears to be a carbon copy of its predecessor, featuring the same 16-megapixel sensor, 21x zoom lens and 4.8-inch LCD display. However, a closer inspection reveals several notable improvements that take this camera beyond the first generation.
Samsung has revealed two cameras it will be presenting at CES next week. The Galaxy Camera 2 is an Android-based point-and-shoot device that appears to offer a few upgrades when compared to the original device, while the NX30 mirrorless camera appears to be more a successor to the NX20 rather than the NX300, and is accompanied by a couple of new removable lenses.
Samsung appears to be preparing a follow-up to last year's Galaxy Camera, an Android-powered device that the South Korean tech giant pushed out amid a range of other offerings. Tech industry insider @evleaks previously revealed a test shot from the device in November, and now the Galaxy Camera 2 has reportedly shown up in Indonesia's ePostel certification website. The mid-range Android shooter could show up early next year at CES or a bit later at MWC.
Owners of Samsung's Android-powered Galaxy Camera should be receiving a software update today if their devices run on Verizon's network. The new update, picked up by Droid Life, looks to be considerable, as it measures 180MB in size. What exactly the software update contains, though, is as yet unknown.
RadioShack has confirmed it will be stocking the new flagship phone from HTC, in an e-mail to Electronista. The HTC One, a 4.7-inch Android device with a 468ppi pixel density, a quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, and options for 32GB and 64GB of fixed storage, will be available from the retailer from its US launch date, which will be sometime in March. A price has still not been confirmed for the smartphone, which will be revealed closer to its street date.
Samsung has revealed a lower cost version of its Galaxy Camera, first revealed at IFA in late August last year. The original version shipped with 4G connectivity built-in, while the new model retains the dual-band Wi-Fi capability for sharing photos and video over a wireless network. Correspondingly, it is expected that dropping the cellular radio will also lead to a drop in price over the original $550.
Verizon and Samsung announced today that the Galaxy Camera would be coming to Verizon's 4G LTE network on December 13. The Galaxy Camera pairs an Android-powered touchscreen interface with a high-performance camera, and the 4G LTE connectivity allows for photo sharing and web browsing from the same device. The Galaxy Camera will be available for $550, and users will be able to add it to their Share Everything accounts for a promotional price of $5 per month.
A version of the Samsung Galaxy Camera with 4G LTE connectivity will be heading to Verizon, if a recent FCC filing is to be believed. Using LTE access in Verizon's section of the 700Mhz band, the camera appeared under the model number EK-GC120, a slight change from the EK-GC100 name the HSPA+ model used when it was certified.
Canadian retailers will begin selling Samsung's Galaxy Camera early this December. The Android and touchscreen-enabled camera will arrive in its 3G+Wi-Fi version, and purchasers of the device will be able to use it on any compatible carrier. The device will arrive on December 7, but Samsung has not yet revealed local pricing.
Samsung has announced a release date for its Galaxy Camera in the UK. The 16.1-megapixel Android 4.1-powered compact camera will be reaching UK shores on November 8th, with a combination of mobile phone stores and camera retailers stocking the device, including Phones 4U, Carphone Warehouse, and Jessops.
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Cirrus creates Lightning-headphone dev kit
Apple supplier Cirrus Logic has introduced a MFi-compliant new development kit for companies interested in using Cirrus' chips to create Lightning-based headphones, which -- regardless of whether rumors about Apple dropping the analog headphone jack in its iPhone this fall -- can offer advantages to music-loving iOS device users. The kit mentions some of the advantages of an all-digital headset or headphone connector, including higher-bitrate support, a more customizable experience, and support for power and data transfer into headphone hardware. Several companies already make Lightning headphones, and Apple has supported the concept since June 2014. http://bit.ly/29giiZj
Apple Store app offers Procreate Pocket
The Apple Store app for iPhone, which periodically rewards users with free app gifts, is now offering the iPhone "Pocket" version of drawing app Procreate for those who have the free Apple Store app until July 28. Users who have redeemed the offer by navigating to the "Stores" tab of the app and swiping past the "iPhone Upgrade Program" banner to the "Procreate" banner have noted that only the limited Pocket (iPhone) version of the app is available free, even if the Apple Store app is installed and the offer redeemed on an iPad. The Pocket version currently sells for $3 on the iOS App Store. [32.4MB]
Porsche adds CarPlay to 2017 Panamera
Porsche has added a fifth model of vehicle to its CarPlay-supported lineup, announcing that the 2017 Panamera -- which will arrive in the US in January -- will include Apple's infotainment technology, and be seen on a giant 12.3-inch touchscreen as part of an all-new Porsche Communication Management system. The luxury sedan starts at $99,900 for the 4S model, and scales up to the Panamera Turbo, which sells for $146,900. Other vehicles that currently support CarPlay include the 2016 911 and the 2017 models of Macan, 718 Boxster, and 718 Cayman. The company did not mention support for Google's corresponding Android Auto in its announcement. http://bit.ly/295ZQ94
Apple employees testing wheelchair features
New features included in the forthcoming watchOS 3 are being tested by Apple retail store employees, including a new activity-tracking feature that has been designed with wheelchair users in mind. The move is slightly unusual in that, while retail employees have previously been used to test pre-release versions of OS X and iOS, this marks the first time they've been included in the otherwise developer-only watchOS betas. The company is said to have gone to great lengths to modify the activity tracker for wheelchair users, including changing the "time to stand" notification to "time to roll" and including two wheelchair-centric workout apps. http://bit.ly/2955JDa
SanDisk reveals two 256GB microSDXC cards
SanDisk has introduced two 256GB microSDXC cards. Arriving in August for $150, the Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition card offers transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s for reading data. The Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card can read at a fast 100MB/s and write at up to 90MB/s, and will be shipping sometime in the fourth quarter for $200. http://bit.ly/294Q1If
Apple's third-quarter results due July 26
Apple has advised it will be issuing its third-quarter results on July 26, with a conference call to answer investor and analyst queries about the earnings set to take place later that day. The stream of the call will go live at 2pm PT (5pm ET) via Apple's investor site, with the results themselves expected to be released roughly 30 minutes before the call commences. Apple's guidance for the quarter put revenue at between $41 billion and $43 billion. http://apple.co/1oi1Pbm
Twitter stickers slowly roll out to users
Twitter has introduced "stickers," allowing users to add extra graphical elements to their photos before uploading them to the micro-blogging service. A library of hundreds of accessories, props, and emoji will be available to use as stickers, which can be resized, rotated, and placed anywhere on the photograph. Images with stickers will also become searchable with viewers able to select a sticker to see how others use the same graphic in their own posts. Twitter advises stickers will be rolling out to users over the next few weeks, and will work on both the mobile apps and through the browser. http://bit.ly/29bbwUE