With the success of the Nvidia Shield you knew it would only be a matter of time before other OEMs began to bring their own console devices to the market, and who could blame them. Gaming is quickly moving heading in the way of Mobile. With Console games exceeding $60 each it is just far more economical to buy mobile games on the play store. Mobile gaming is also improving. Many mainstream game developers are also offering their games in mobile form. These games are great on tablets and phones, but they would be even better on our large screens. The only thing that has really held back mobile gaming is the controls. This is where the Android Consoles like Nvidia Shield, OUYA, and now M.O.J.O. come in. They not only bring your mobile games to the family Tv Screen, they also bring much more intuitive controls to the games.
M.O.J.O. features include “Freedom to Play” order your games from any Android App Store, “Mega Gaming” Go from touchscreen to TV screen and play your games in a better way, “Lightning Speed” featuring the blazing fast 1.8ghz NVIDIA Tegra 4 mobile processor, “Room To Grow” M.O.J.O includes 16 GB of built in storage and an external sd card slot for up to 128gb of additional storage.
PreOrders are up for United States, Canada, United Kingdom/Europe, France and Germany. The cost is $250. Is anyone grabbing one of these?
Google just announced the addition of 10 new apps that are compatible with the Chromecast! Until now my Chromecast has pretty much been a youtube player for my dumbTv, but Google is showing they are committed to bringing new content to this device. New compatibility includes
Google is already rolling out the latest version of Android to Nexus devices 4.4.2! This build doesn’t include any major changes over 4.4.1, but does include a few minor bug fixes. 4.4.2 includes a fix for clearing the voice mail indicator, a fix for the delivery of the voice mail indicator, and other various software and security fixes. The Nexus 5 update also includes some camera fixes. The new build number is KOT49H.
This build should be rolling out to devices soon, but if you just can’t wait you can always download the file and flash it manually. Head to the link below for the downloads.
The above image could be the next iteration of the Nexus 10! There have previously been rumors of both Asus and Samsung bringing the next nexus 10, however their have been some press renders that have leaked out from LG which suggest they may be the next OEM to produce the Nexus 10. The images were leaked on Reddit by a supposed disgruntled Telifonica employee. The image shows a 10″ tablet running Android Kit Kat 4.4. There was also a price of 299 and a release date of November 22. There is no confirmation from Google or anyone else as far as a new Nexus 10 is concerned. If they could get one out by November 22 this could make for a great Christmas gift.
Some new camera improvements are included in the source code of Android. Improvements include burst mode, improved face detections, and the ability to work with RAW photos. Since the updates would be included in the Android API any manufacturer could include them in their own builds of Android. It appears that these new features may have been meant for Kit Kat, but were removed prior to Kit Kat release because they were not ready. It seems as if Google is finally ready to address the only issue that Android has consistently had in the camera.
Samsung’s latest patent application shows off a bended display. The wrap around display is evidently in Samsung’s plans for the next “big thing” device. While Samsung has been on the forefront of innovation in new phones and other devices. In the patent photos we find a few uses for the bended display. You would slide up the side of the display to unlock. The side of the display could be used as a spot for your bookmarks when surfing the web. Attachments in emails could be displayed on the side of the display. You could have a charging meter there. This actually looks pretty neat. Id love to see this come to fruition, but will the masses see things the way i do, Or would they brush it off as pure novelty?
Evleaks has released some information regarding the successor to the HTC One. According to them the next device in the htc lineup will be the HTC M8. It should arrive by the end of the first quarter of 2014 on all four major carriers. Last week some images of this device leaked, and it appears to have a small fingerprint scanner. This device is expected to arrive with a snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of ram, an updated camera, Sense 6, and a great screen.