With Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Nokia’s mobile division, we wonder what new innovations we might see in Lumia smartphones going forward. Nokia Lumia devices have been well praised for the image quality their cameras can produce, and with devices like the Lumia 1020, we know both companies are just scratching the surface. Still, to cross from smartphone camera quality to other categories, there are other experts in the matter, like Canon for example, and yes there are patents in between.
Microsoft has just announced that it has signed a patent deal with Canon. [...]
Microsoft Mobile, since hey, we can’t really call it Nokia any more, is still hard at work with its transition to Redmond. Still the division is hard at work in making its Nokia offering something that speaks more of Windows Phone, and not necessarily the Nokia branding as a separate entity. Some updates that were pushed today could prove that there is more work happening in this effort, though we can’t deny that it is confusing.
Microsoft Mobile has just pushed updates to a lot of services that are dug within “Settings” on Windows Phone devices. [...]
Nokia has already sent-out press invitations for its launch of the future of its Lumia line-up. These would be the first Nokia Lumia smartphones that are pushed to launch from the Microsoft leadership, and given the fact that Microsoft is a software company first, we wonder how this mix will help Nokia differentiate its Windows Phones going forward. Historically Nokia has done the best job in this department, and we get new rumors today about what to expect.
If you remember, the previous Nokia updates were dubbed “Amber” and “Black”. Rumors have Nokia [...]
Yes, we know this title is like saying that Apple’s App Store is now available to Windows Phone customers, but it’s actually a different scenario. Nokia has been famous for its optical image stabilization on smartphone cameras since the Lumia 920. We’ve tested it against every other smartphone you can think of, and there’s no denying that Nokia is superior, or at least was, according to some news.
It turns out that what Nokia had was an exclusive deal to the ST Microelectronics L2G2IS two-axis gyro, which allowed movement compensation of up to 500 times [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about our coverage of Jolla’s first smartphone, and what we should expect from it in the weeks to come. We later talk about Samsung’s plans for Tizen, which are closer than you might think. Then we cover some positive news on the wooden Moto X, aside from a new Moto Maker strategy in January. Then we cover Nokia’s plans for future Lumia smartphones, aside from the Black update to the Lumia 1020. We end today’s show talking about the CyanogenMod expansion to greener pastures.
All this and more after the [...]
When the Nexus 5 debuted just scant weeks ago it raised quite a few eyebrows. Here we had some high end hardware for a budget price. It was borderline scandalous. Everyone in the tech community wanted one, or two. They went on sale, they sold out, they went on sale again. There was clamoring – actual clamoring – for this phone. I admit, I also got caught up in the moment. Technically, I guess I still am since I plan to get a Nexus 5 in the not-too-distant future.
But this last weekend, something occurred to me. Offering a high end, almost flagship phone for a low price is [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some Nokia Insider information that mentions the use of Android on Lumia models for testing purposes before the deal with Microsoft came to be. Then we talk about HP as it’s now rumored that the company will build their own Windows Phone, even though the report is quite limited. Samsung is up next as the FCC has received yet another Windows Phone for approval, and this one seems as if its going to AT&T. We then talk about the HTC One Max since hey, we’re still waiting for it, and leaks in photos continue to surface. [...]
It’s rally day. The Blackhawks just won the Stanley Cup. I’m downtown. They’re downtown. Everyone is downtown. I’m rocking my Lumia 920, a.k.a. the best smartphone camera in the universe and I’m snap-snap-snapping away. The thing is, I’m not exactly at the front of the crowd. So if I want to be able to see more than just tiny little globs in my photos, I need to zoom in. And so I zoom. And then I get sad. And then I check my battery, and I get sadder.
Smartphone camera technology is really good today. Compared to smartphone cameras over the [...]