A drop test conducted by Android Authority showed how the latest Nexus 7 which is also called the 2013 Nexus 7 or 2nd generation Nexus 7 handled unexpected drops. Such drop test involved four drops which simulates the most common drops done by users. Based on the drop test, the 2nd generation Nexus 7 proved to be more fragile compared to the 1st generation. Perhaps, this is because the device is thinner compared to the original. Or it can also be due to a poor build quality. Following the first drop, the new Nexus 7 failed to turn on which made it unusable. But there were no aesthetic damages seen on the tablet.
More drops only damaged the tablet more. There were visible ugly cracks on the display. Yes, the new Nexus 7 is a wonderful device with an amazing 1080p screen. However, if this drop test proves to be any indication, Google and Asus will certainly cut some corners in order to get the cheap $229 price point. It seems that the build quality is one of the areas in which both Asus and Google are compromised.
HTC One was the first device manufactured by the Taiwanese phone maker. It was followed by the HTC One Mini which happens to be a miniaturized version of the original. According to rumors, HTC will release an HTC One Max. It is considered to be the bigger version of the original. The bigger One Max features a 5.9-inch 1080 display. It is bigger compared to the 4.7-inch original.
From the photos shown above, the HTC One Max features a similar design which is used on the HTC One. But, it is bigger. It is expected to have the same solid finish and to have the same materials. The unibody design could be quite the same to the original HTC One. On the other hand, the HTC One Mini made several changes such as the rubber edges on the phone.
Smart watches are known to be the next hot thing in technology. Aside from telling time, they pair wonderfully with smartphones. Among others, they function as secondary display. They even provide notifications to the most common apps on your phone. Right now, there are several smart watches in the market. These include the MetaWatch Strata, I’m Watch, the Pebble and the Sony Smart Watch 2. Actually, the upcoming smart watches such as the Hot Watch could be used in sending messages and making calls.
Samsung which is one of the most prolific brands in technology is reported to be manufacturing a smart watch. This is not surprising since it has a couple of mobile devices most of which are Android devices under the Galaxy line. Rumors have it that Apple is also planning to manufacture a smart watch. Hence, Samsung is expected to join the competition in making the hottest smart watch.
iPhone features a Find My iPhone app which can be used in finding your phone. For Android, Google has recently launched the Android Device Manager feature which is helpful for users in locating their missing phones. Such feature works on Android 2.2 and above. It is going to be available beginning this month.
The Android Device Manager helps the users in locating their phone. It lets the phone ring at its maximum volume so you will be able to find it even if it has been silenced. In case your phone or tablet is out of earshot, you will be able to locate it on a map in real time. It is actually a cool feature to have on an Android device.
Aside from helping you locate your misplaced phone, the Android Device Manager helps users in protecting their personal information and data. It quickly and securely erases all of the data present in your device.