Polaroid announces first interchangeable lens Android camera

Sakar International has formally unveiled the distinctly Nikon-esque iM1836 – a modular camera system wearing Polaroid branding. There are no technical details about the sensor as yet, but the first model is said to be an Android-based, Wi-Fi-connected camera with Ricoh GXR-style interchangeable modules with the sensor built into the lens. Further adapter modules are promised to allow use of Pentax K, Nikon F and Micro Four Thirds lenses.

This Polaroid’s Android camera differs from Samsung’s; there is no 3G. You’ll be relying on either Wi-Fi or your smartphone to access the Internet, and it comes ready to tether (via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth).

The iM1836 runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and comes with a 10-30mm zoom lens. It features a 3.5” touch screen on the back of the body to operate it. The camera will be an 18 megapixels and video up to 1080p. The camera also will be embedded with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

The iM1836 will cost $399, coming in the first quarter of 2013.

Ubuntu Phone Download, Source Available in February

Currently, in the mobile operating system(OS) space, we have iPhone iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8 and Blackberry OS. Now Ubuntu, popular open source desktop OS, available for mobile OS. This new phone operating system unveiled by its parent company, Canonical.

Canonical are ‘confident’ a major manufacturer will ship Ubuntu for Android this year; that will be the first step. But the first pure Ubuntu Phone devices will appear towards the end of the year.

Unlike Android, Ubuntu Phone OS has been designed from the ground up to deliver a ‘crisper, sharper’ experience on low-powered devices – a market segment Shuttleworth sees as being key to adoption.   These ‘starter smartphone’ users will, he says benefit from a leaner, ‘less complex’ user experience than rivals. Something he says emerging markets are calling out for.

Although Canonical’s ‘primary market’ will be selling Ubuntu Phones via retail, and making a cut from such sales, you will be able to download and install the phone OS on certain device handsets.

Alan Pope has reportedly confirmed Ubuntu for Phone available late February. For all its glitz and glamour, the Ubuntu Phone image due in February is unlikely to be feature complete – and it’s important that anyone contemplating installing it is aware of this beforehand.  Please take a look this video. Looks promising.

Gangnam Style reachs 1 Billion YouTube Views

Gangnam Style video clip become first video to hit 1 billion Youtube views. Even though it already the most popular video in Youtube history, yesterday this video got 1 billion views just over five months, eclipsed Justin Bieberr “Baby” and Jennifer Lopez’s “On the Floor”.

“Gangnam Style” has also received Guinness World Records title as the most liked video in Youtube history with over two million digital thumbs up. You also can see a lot of video parody of “Gangnam Style” which drive the popularity of this video too.

The video made its YouTube debut on July 15 and surpassed Bieber’s “Baby” video in Nov. 24– which had a nice run at the top of YouTube’s charts since its debut in February 2010.

Google Maps for iOS hits 10 million downloads in 48 hours

Google Maps was released last Friday and Jeff Huber, a Google senior vice president revealed on Google+, the company’s social network, that the app was then downloaded more than 10 million times in less than 48 hours!

“We’re excited for the positive reception of Google Maps for iPhone around the world,” Huber said. “Congratulations to the Maps Team on the recognition for the passion and hard work they poured into it, for this release and over the last 7+ years.”

Apple users had been looking forward to the return of the Google Maps app ever since it was removed from iOS6 and replaced with Apple Maps. Google’s Maps app quickly jumped to the top free app on the App Store after its release. The software was a bit of a surprise, with reports of its arrival coming just hours before it went live.

More than half Apple users seem happy to have Google Maps back.

Apple iPad Mini available for order in Malaysia

Surprise! Since the tablet launched in early November, finally you can have iPad mini before end of the this year. Please take a look on Apple online Store. The price of iPad mini start from RM999 for 16GB WiFi only version and has an estimated shipping time of 2 weeks. At the same time, 4th gen iPad also available for order and the price remain same, start from RM1,499 with short shipping time, just take 1-3 working days.

The iPad mini was met with consumer demand, Apple announced that it sold more than 3 million iPad and iPad mini tablets combined during their weened of availability. iPhone 5 expected to arrive in Malaysia Dec 14 next week. So, get ready a sleeping bag so that you can camping outside the Apple store a day before Dec 14.

Don’t know which one to buy, Nexus 7 or iPad mini? Take a look this info.