Despite not being particularly proficient at it, photography was always something that captured my interest. And it wasn’t because I wasn’t exposed to a lot of other hobby-like things, because I was. It’s just that there was something about freezing a moment in time that spoke to me in a way picking up old coins from the subway never did.
Coupled with the low-key hipster that lives in the back of my mind, there was naturally only one path this interest in taking photos would bring me down: Film photography, an art form that I think can be best described as the photographical equivalent of edging.
We loved the Samsung Gear 360. It was the easiest — and one of the cheapest — ways to get your feet wet with 360-degree video and photos. Now we get to take a closer look at its successor and it looks….rather interesting.
Competing in South Korea would easily offset any other major tech manufacturer but LG keeps on trucking despite having Samsung looking high and mighty.
LG’s smartphones of late have come short of the other flagships in the market – the V10 had a nice trick, with its ticker display and dual-FRONT cameras; and the G4 had a great camera overall. Smartphone cameras are getting good with the Microsoft Lumia 950 (XL), Nexus 6P, and Samsung Galaxy flagships leading the charge.
So what does LG have to bring to the table?
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We reported some time ago that Google was splitting up its services from Drive and now unlimited cloud storage for videos and photos is here in the form of Google Photos. Already available for Android, iOS and web users will be getting a taste of the app as they get launched.
The service will feature free unlimited storage that allows you to upload photos which will be stored at original quality up to 16 megapixels and videos up to Full HD 1080p. The app will also automatically backup images from your PC, tablet and smartphone. Apparently you will be able to upload images from your camera but this hasn’t yet been confirmed.
Photos taken on smart phones are priceless and the thought of losing them to theft or damage is painful. Now Dropbox has updated its version for Android where it allows automatic upload to your account. Whenever you snap a pic, you can be rest assured that it stored safely in the cloud which is accessible through your desktop and other devices.
Having a low 3G data plan? You can opt to have Dropbox upload only via WiFi so that you won’t incur surprise 3G downloads in the background. After installing, you will be prompt whether or not you wish to upload all existing photos/videos stored in your phone. Alternatively you can skip this step and Dropbox will only upload new photos. You can get your free Dropbox account here. By default, it comes with 2GB of storage but you can get more by inviting friends or purchase additional space.
Apart from Dropbox, Google+ also offers a similar feature where it automatically upload your photos and videos to your private album on Google+. This eventually would make it easier to share to your friends if you’re an active Google+ user.
If you need to stash up more than just photos, another service called Box is offering a whopping 50GB of cloud storage for Android. There’s no automatic photo uploads for Box but with a generous serving of 50GB, who would complain? You can download Box here and it is valid until 23rd of March 2012.
Top line specs include a dated 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 with an Adreno 205 GPU. There’s apparently 384MB of RAM,to go with the processing power as well. All this is crammed into the a package the size of the original X10 Mini Pro which means this new phone, whatever it will be called will be compact.
All this is of course unconfirmed but 800MHz and 384MB RAM in an upcoming phone? With dual-core powerhouses like the Motorola Atrix showing other smart phones how things are done, this unreleased Sony Ericsson is coming into the gunfight bringing a fork.
There’s another picture showing the back panel of the device after the jump if you’re interested.
BerryTimes China had published a collection of the upcoming BlackBerry 9800 Slider phone. These clear photos show how sleek a BlackBerry can be as a slider.
It doesn’t look much thicker than existing BlackBerry Bold 9700 we have right now. More photos after the jump.