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Lightning strikes, and charges, a phone, Ep. 140
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Microsoft has just updated the Facebook app for Windows Phone with a few handy features for both social and anti-social users. Photography lovers can now attach multiple images to a single post; the more bitter among us, meanwhile, can unfriend contacts and unlike content. There are also a few …
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It still isn’t quite official just yet, but a growing Great Lake of leaks points to a powerful new Nexus 5 that will hold its own against the iPhone 5S and other top flight Android phones.
A few leaked benchmark tests have the Nexus 5 scoring at the head of the class in graphics-intensive tests. The Nexus 5 is expected to pack an Adreno 330 GPU, and according to GFXBench’s data (as parsed by Phone Arena), it should perform on par with the GPU in the new iPhone 5S. It also outperforms the Sony Xperia Z1 and, perhaps most interestingly, the LG G2, which the Nexus 5 is rumored to be based off of.
The test data is, of course, incomplete and unconfirmed but it appears to at least show that the Nexus 5 will be capable of holding its own when it comes to gaming and that LG and Google don’t seem to be skimping on specs for their next Android reference device.
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LG Nexus 5 surfaces in FCC docs?
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There have been rumors that BlackBerry would introduce a touch-only parallel to the Q5, and we may have just glimpsed that smartphone in the wild. Both BBin and CrackBerry have photos of what’s reportedly the “Americano,” the first device in the low-end C-series. The handset appears to be a smaller, more rounded counterpart to the Z30. There’s nothing to support claims that the “Americano” will use the Q5′s Snapdragon 400 processor and 5-megapixel camera, but there is a Verizon logo hinting at the possibility of a US launch. We also haven’t heard of a release date for the phone, assuming it’s released at all. We won’t be surprised if it launches relatively soon, however; when BlackBerry is discounting the Z10, there may be a hole in the lineup before long.
There are two ways to deliver bad news: an overlong, meandering apology or the ‘pull no punches’ route. Microsoft, in explaining away future Skype support for Windows Phone 7, went with option number one. You see, it’s not you, it’s Windows Phone 8. And besides, according to Microsoft, there aren’t even really that many of you left on WP7 to merit continued updates. Please understand, this is about the future; it’s about integrating Skype into every (viable) Microsoft platform and product and you, forlorn WP7 user, aren’t part of that picture. Chin up, though, you can still download the app from the Windows Phone Store. Now don’t say Microsoft never gave you anything. Buh bye.