Google on Wednesday unveiled a long-rumored concept called “Project Glass,” which takes all the functionality of a smartphone and places it into a wearable device that resembles eyeglasses.The see-through lens could display everything from text messages to maps to reminders. They may be capable of showing video chats, providing turn-by-turn directions, taking photos and recording notes, all through simple voice commands, according to a concept video produced by the company and released on YouTube.
Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. of Japan has managed to carve its name into record books, having announced a minuscule DC-DC converter module that is touted to be the smallest of its kind in the world.Specially built to target tiny electronic devices including smartphones as well as tablets, this power supply has an output of 0.6A, and the entire module itself measures 2.5mm x 2.3mm. Murata managed to achieve this particular feat after combining its ceramic multilayer board technology and manufacturing technology for ferrite materials in order to form an inductor (which is, a coil for power supply) within the module substrate.
Microsoft Corporation and LG Electronics have signed a patent agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for LG’s tablets, mobile phones and other consumer devices running the Android or Chrome OS Platform.
Intel announced multi-year pacts with Motorola Mobility and Lenovo to develop smartphones and tablets.
At CES 2012 Acer announced the new Aspire S5 Ultrabook, which is what they deem to be thinnest Ultrabook in the world, it’s only 15mm at its thickest point. It’s a black, magnesium-alloy and brushed-metal 13.3-inch laptop, weighing 1.35kg (2.97 pounds) and featuring Acer’s Instant On technology that brings the computer back from sleep in 1.5 seconds.
Fujitsu announced the Japan availability of its new ARROWS ES IS12F smartphone, manufactured by Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications. The new smartphone will be available in a steady roll out starting January 7, 2012 from KDDI Corporation and Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company.
Showcasing its next generation of revolutionary smart appliances for 2012, LG Electronics is highlighting its upgraded Smart ThinQ technology and its new Home Energy Management System at the 2012 International CES in Las Vegas.
Logitech has updated its Harmony Link application for iOS and Android phones. With the new update of the Logitech Harmony Link application, you will get advanced possibility for customizing controls on your iPhone and Android smartphone activity screen – this is one of the major capabilities in the new update.
Google has released an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system update for Nexus S smartphones.