The Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin or commonly known as IFA is going to happen on 3rd of september. IFA might not be as flashy or high budget as CES in Vegas, but it host launches of some of the greatest tech products, and here are our Top 5 list of things to look for in this year’s IFA Berlin.
5. Android Wear
Android wear is still in it’s initial phase and there aren’t a lot of hardware still available in the market for Android Wear, but it’s going to change with IFA 2014, as manufacturers like Asus with Asus zen watch, Samsung with Gear S, and LG with it’s G-Watch R which will feature a circular display, and better battery life. Products like these are just the beginning of Android Wear as an Operating system, with the increasing of product catalogue Smart Watch manufacturers might turn their way to Android Wear soon or later.
4. Windows Phone
As Microsoft has announced Windows phone 8.1, and there weren’t a lot of new phones launched with the new OS, IFA 2014 seems a great platform to launch new hardware for windows phone. Nokia lumia 830, yes the phone which was rumored with a huge camera hump, as well as Nokia lumia 730 which will be a low end “Selfie” phone as rumors says might get launched.
3.Sony xperia Z3
Sony is about to complete it’s Z lineup’s trioligy, and there cannot be a bigger stage then IFA to do that. Yes, it’s official that sony is set to launch the third alteration to it’s Z series the Z3. The Z3 will look reminicent to Z2 but will have improvements like a metal body and improved processors to name a few. Alongside to the xperia z3, sony might also launch a bunch of tablets namely Sony Z3 tablet and Sony Z3 Tablet compact. We hope that the tablets are better than their confusing names. Anyways, Sony might also be launching a new xperia smartwatch and we still don’t know whether it’ll run Android wear or sony’s own skinned interface.
2. HTC Desire 820
Htc is set to launch the first android phone running on a 64 bit processor! Yes, you’ve heard it right Htc will launch Desire 820 which houses a 64-bit snapdragon 615 Octa Core Processor, paired up with Adreno 405 GPU and 1.5 GB of RAM. Well, the desire 820 is the first ray, a whole beam of 64-bit andrid devices might be coming next year as new flagships. Other than the 64-bit Octa Core chip, the device will sport a 5.5 inch LCD screen, 8 MP front and MP rear facing camera, Boom Sound speakers and other Htc goodies.
1. Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Samsung has always launched the note line up phones in IFA and this year is also no exception. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is about to steal every other tech’s lime light and shine the brightest this IFA too like it has always been! IFA is about Note and we hope Note 4 won’t disappoint us. The note 4 might have a 5.9 inch display, and samsung is working hard on bringing a 64 bit chip to the note 4, let’s see what we get on 3rd of September!
To sum it this year’s IFA will be as happening as it has always been, with the entry of android wear it seems like wearables are going to play a big role in this IFA, but the product everyone wants to get their hands on is undoubtedly the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (The BEAST of a phone!) Well, the countdown to IFA has begun, stay tuned to VertexReport as we’ll be covering every big and small things happening over IFA 2014 live!
Here’s why ARKit on iOS 11 is a game-changer
When Apple announced iOS 11 last month, it touted iOS 11 as the ‘biggest iOS update ever,’ and now more evidences have emerged that prove so. Well, it’s actually the iOS 11 features itself.
While it’s been just a month since Apple released iOS 11 beta firmware, developers have already started playing and teasing iOS 11 features that Apple demoed on stage during its WWDC keynote. One of the cool (or coolest) features in iOS 11 include ARKit.
iOS 11 comes with ARKit, Apple’s Software Development Kit (SDK) for building immersive Augmented Reality (AR) experiences on the iPhone and iPad. The beauty here is that you’ll not require any additional hardware to put on your iOS device, and it will work seamless on all iOS 11-supported devices. iPhone and iPad both.
Many iOS developers around the world have shared what it’s like to use ARKit in development, with examples that would probably hit the App Store this fall when iOS 11 launches publicly.
We’ve curated some ARKit-powered demos here in this post to give you an idea of ARKit and its implementation, especially in visual reality. Check them out below.
OnePlus 5 Official Wallpapers Now Available For Download
Hampus Olsson, the designer behind popular OnePlus wallpapers, is back with OnePlus 5 soft assets. Olsson posted the journey behind these new OnePlus 5 wallpapers on his blog, stating a greater focus on the individual shapes. Abstract.
I thought I would experiment with macro photography this time, together with my dad, who was currently visiting me in India. We got a bunch of plastic containers which we started pouring acrylic, ink, and mediums into. We captured a bunch of photos of the fluid mix, while it was changing pattern quickly. Many of the photos could be used in various ways, like being wrapped onto 3D surfaces, or mixed to look like hot lava and cold winds to complement the final artwork. However, most of these photos weren’t used. Instead, I created a more refined and subtle style that was developed to fit the style OnePlus was looking for with this phone.
The final artworks have a greater focus on the individual shapes, blending into its surrounding, barren environment. The focus became the centerpiece, which is abstract, yet easy to grasp. I love how these wallpapers turned out, and I will experiment with this style more extensively in the future.
Available in 2K, 4K, and “Never Settle” versions, the official OnePlus 5 wallpapers are now available for download. We’ve posted a few shapes below for what to expect from Hampus Olsson’s artwork on the OnePlus 5. Grab the all-new OnePlus 5 wallpapers (.zip) now!