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Smart TV Operating System Guide

In order to get the most out of the Smart TV, a worthy operating system is required. We discover together the operating systems of the Smart TVs of the various manufacturers.

Those who do not buy a new TV are now aware that in addition to the simple viewing of digital terrestrial channels, it is possible to take advantage of apps. Like a PC, web browser or smartphone on modern smart TVs we can install various applications (like Netflix and YouTube), it’s usually enough to connect the smart TV to the Internet (more often via WiFi, but also via Ethernet).

But even on smart TVs, we need to be careful about which manufacturer we rely on: in some cases smart operating systems offer very few apps , often not up-to-date, or rely solely on the browser to offer Web content in a very limited way. Let’s look at the best Smart TV platforms on the market.

Smart TV operating systems

Android smartphone owners can use the phone to control the TV directly using voice controls

If you are pointing to a brand new smart TV you can take advantage of the Android TV platform, which resumes the features of the most popular smartphone operating system and the TV port. Android smartphone owners can use the phone to control the TV directly using voice controls; Google Cast support allows you to send any video content from apps to TV (like a Chromecast TV will be “viewed” by the Cast symbol). The Android TV platform is growing and is in the current state of the art without any doubt the best platform to take advantage of Smart TV capabilities, taking the lead in Smart TV operating systems.

Sharp and Philips: Android TV or OS owner

Sharp and Philips also have a proprietary operating system that even though Smart features are not up to the platform offered by Android TV

Sharp and Philips also use Android TV on some models of televisions, but in this case the range is less wide than that seen on Sony. Blocked all the benefits already seen on Sony, but in this case you have to be more careful: Sharp and Philips also have a proprietary operating system that even though Smart features are not up to the platform offered by Android TV.

Panasonic: Firefox OS

Sharp and Philips also use Android TV on some models of televisions, but in this case the range is less wide than that seen on Sony

Panasonic has believed in Firefox OS right from the start and the platform is among the best TV views: fast, with many app / webapps and Firefox embedded in the platform. You can now buy Panasonic TV with Firefox OS.

Samsung: Smart Hub and Tizen OS

Samsung offers two Smart TV operating systems, both valid and well-supported
Samsung offers two Smart TV operating systems, both valid and well-supported. Smart Hub is the historic Samsung platform, which is well supported by smartphones from the same manufacturer or other Samsung products (Decoders, Blu-Ray Players etc.). Tizen OS is the open source operating system developed by Samsung that offers more expandable style, Android TV.

Few TVs currently offer Tizen OS, but in the case of Samsung the difference between the two platforms at the moment is minimal, perhaps further on Samsung will only target Tizen OS.

LG: WebOS

WebOS is perhaps the most beautiful operating system graphically and with the largest number of applications

WebOS is perhaps the most beautiful operating system graphically and with the largest number of applications. WebOS has a taskbar that opens from the bottom of the screen to choose which app to launch or which feature to open. The speed of this system is the strong point: you can switch from Netflix TV channels in less than 2 seconds. Make sure you buy upgraded WebOS (2.0 or 3.0) versions of your TV so you always have the most up-to-date apps for the most commonly used services (Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Movies etc.).

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Sony SmartBand Talk SWR30: the most complete wearable moment

One drawback of virtually all activity bracelets is that you need to recharge your battery almost every day. In its latest model-bracelet monitor activity, Sony has had a great idea: use for your screen electronic ink , yes, the very technology of e-book readers. What is one of the virtues of electronic ink? You need very little power. Is the Sony SmartBand SWR30 Talk with electronic ink and a range that reaches the four days of use.

As regards his side of physical monitor , nothing new under the sun: measures the steps or strides you take, the calories you burn, the distance you travel, can set goals and also studying the quality of your sleep. Your screen shows you the basic information of all these records; mobile to which it is allied deals with detailed reports.

Sony SmartBand SWR30 Talk with electronic ink and a range that reaches the four days of use
You see, this bracelet Talk last name. Yes, you can talk through it , so if you receive a call on your mobile, you approach the wrist to his mouth and his microphone and speaker do the rest. Indeed, for this Sony SmartBand has its side smartwatch : your screen shows you the messages you receive on your mobile, reminders of appointments , calls missed, etc. And you can open and read much of these messages by looking at the wrist.

Substitute clock

Another detail that we liked: displays the time continuously. Investigate how many bracelets activity show you permanently hour. Thus, it can replace the clock usual.

More details: it is waterproof up to 1.5 meters, supports voice commands to manage some features, allows record sounds or messages and voice, care, recharge your battery is via a charger MicroUSB standard, we will, of any Mobile, which is a comfortably not depend on covers, bases loaded or exclusive boots.

Sony SmartBand has its side smartwatch : your screen shows you the messages

Applications

turns out that this Sony SmartBand Talk you can install applications . You have my own shop where you will find from weather information to shortcuts to favorite contacts, sound recorders, music management mobile, etc. Install on a bracelet apps you want and go from one to another by pressing the button.

If you want to know more about this comprehensive bracelet activity, click on the attached video which, incidentally, ends with a brief analysis of the last smartwatch of Sony the SmartWatch 3.

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Our personal trainer, Sony Smart Tennis sensor

Nobody doubts. This seems to be the year 2014 where quantization will take an important role in our lives and we see daily on our website with gadgets and technology and popular quantifier bracelets.

At CES in Las Vegas that closed a couple of weeks ago, Sony was dispatched with a sensor that is related to the world of the court and for those who did not believe that this would be possible, they must know that this sensor will now real.

personal trainer Smart Tennis Sony sensor

Since May, the Japanese players can get the Smart Tennis Sensor to train alone. This experiment will go on sale for $ 175 but it does not seem that far out of Japanese territory.

This sensor is placed on the racket-just some suit-and will take data from the blows we give her, like speed, angles, areas in which we impact with the racket and all kinds of statistics.

These data can be found on devices with Android and iOS as the Smart Sensor Tennis official apps that will allow them to analyze and improve our technique and play.

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The Best HD Sound With New Sony Digital Recorders

From the rehearsal room to the conference room, Sony guarantee best sound quality by presenting the two new digital voice recorders, so that every note and every word can be heard in CD quality. In fact, Recorders ICD-SX1000 and ICD-SX733 are aimed at musicians and business professionals. In addition, both models are very comfortable to carry in a pocket bag as they are very compact and lightweight.

Sony Digital Recorders ICD-SX1000 and ICD-SX733 are aimed at musicians and business professionals

Both models incorporate a new system 3-Way S-Microphone that captures music, meetings and notes with excellent precision. Mode “stereo” recording ensures perfectly balanced with HiFi quality of the instruments and voices, which is excellent for rehearsals and songwriting sessions musical groups. You can also change the “Zoom” mode and focus accurately on respondents located at the other end of a room.

The high-end model ICD-SX1000 enables high-resolution recordings 96.1 kHz/24-bit and captures solo instruments, ensembles and voice with remarkable clarity. It also includes a digital amplifier Sony S-Master, which reproduces the subtlest nuances of any performance. S-Master technology, originally developed by Sony for high-fidelity home theater, is optimized for mobile devices, reducing the digital distortion to get a studio quality sound perfectly detailed.

The variety offered by eight scene selection modes in the two recorders ensures optimum clarity regardless of what is recorded. You can choose “Music” to get a wide frequency response and balanced which enables clearly hear each instrument. You can select “Voice memo”, “Meeting” or “Interview” for a speech clearly intelligible without annoying low frequency reverberations, clicks and rumbles.

READ ALSO: Headphones guide to hear better sound without noise for VoIP calls

The Sony Digital Recorders ICD-SX1000 features 16GB of storage space that allows you almost a week of continuous recording (159 hours of MP3 at 192kbps). Also, you can insert a micro SD card or Memory Stick Micro (M2) to increase space.

For its part, the lithium battery offers a capacity incorporating for long sessions of live music and recorded continuously until 19 hours between charges (linear PCM, 44.1 kHz, 16 bits).

The two recorders can also be used as practical music players playing files in MP3, ACC, WMA and WAV. You just need to load your favorite songs and enjoy listening to them with the supplied stereo headphones or speaker.

Sony Digital Recorders come standard with the software SoundOrganiser PC, which simplifies the transfer, editing, management and recording of files on CD.

The new Sony Digital Recorders are available in Amazon since May 2013 with a price of $221 for ICD-SX1000 and $121.90 & FREE Shipping if you opt for the ICD-SX733 model.

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Price And Features Of Sony Xperia L Jelly Bean Smartphone

The new smartphone Sony Xperia L is an Android device aimed at average consumers in 2013 and rises a little bit quality/hardware power than products of 2012 for the same price. The model comes with a 4.3-inch capacitive scratch-resistant with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels screen.

The heart of the device is a dual-core processor 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8320 Krait chipset, supported by 1 GB of RAM, which together should provide more than decent performance especially for an average user with no great pretensions.

Sony Xperia L has a dual-core processor 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8320 Krait chipset

From the perspective of media Sony has decided to introduce this Android smartphone in its latest Exmor RS sensor that allows the use of HDR technology for video recording in the back camera of 8 mega pixels.

High Dynamic Range Imagery technology (HDR) is a new tool available for both professional (Virtual Reality, post processing, hospitality, security etc.) as well as scientific applications (biomedical, education etc.).

The HDR technology helps you capture more light and make the scenes more visible in low light or at night, the camera is also associated with a dedicated physical button in the body to take faster photos for any eventuality.

Connectivity is pretty comprehensive with various Bluetooth, GPS, USB port, NFC chipset and 3G HSPA.

Everything will be powered by a battery 1900 mah, on paper of good amperage, which should ensure a good battery grace above optimization software made by Sony engineers with the system Stamina Mode.

The Sony Xperia L will be available for sale with the operating system Android 4.1 Jelly Bean from the start in the second quarter of 2013 at a price estimated at around 280 euro and in three colors: white, black and red.

We believe that this smartphone will be able to attract a good number of consumers attracted by the display large enough, a good multimedia and an altogether good price especially if you think that this could also fall below 200 euro after a month of its launch.

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Sony Vaio T13 series an ultrabook laptop with touch

Sony wants to continue manufacturing laptop computers, laptop with touch and seems to understand better the two factors is convincing the market in recent times: the lightness and touch solutions. This time they are going to reveal Sony Vaio T13 series with touch capabilities and Microsoft Windows 8 operating system. Anyway, it is strange to think of the operation of a touch screen computer. It’s not a tablet or a convertible that can take that way, it is a normal computer with touchscreen.

Sony Vaio T13 series an ultrabook laptop with touch

The key seems to be once again in the operating system. Windows 8 has been the star of last IFA technology fair where this model has been presented. And this ecosystem is truly adapted to operate in two environments: in a traditional computer and a touch screen with two different interfaces adapted to different uses.

In terms of benefits there is the usual computer ultralight upper-middle range laptop computers. It will feature series processors Ivy Bridge, which manufactures the latest Intel. The final model depends on the settings you want to give the user. There are also several options regarding the memory. In the most powerful will feature up to 8 GB of RAM memory and a SSD of 512 GB. Such solid memories are faster and consume less power than traditional hard drives. In return they are more expensive and less information stored.

Sony Vaio T13 series an ultrabook laptop with touch and Windows 8 OS

The screen is 13.3 inches diagonally with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. The novelty is that it is touch. As we indicated, Windows 8 is designed to work both with a mouse and keyboard as with your fingers. In any case it is strange how this is used. Not the first Ultrabook you see touch screen, but so far you have seen solutions to rotate the screen and use it as a tablet. In this case, just a standard laptop form, you are able to touch the screen to some functions.

It also has an extra fast start system, called Rapid Wake + Eco, which allows turning on the computer and have it active in a few seconds. It’s what you are getting used in tablets and smartphones a button and go. The silver metallic design is one of the most successful of this team. With 1.8 inches of maximum thickness, it is one of the slimmest we’ve seen, but it is quite compact.

This Japanese manufacturer has announced that this model will be available by the end of next month in Europe. That if the time has not clarified the price you will. It is known that in America, it is going to be priced at $ 770.

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SONY walkman F800, media player with Android ICS

So far, the iPod Touch has not been found with a media player that makes you real competition. The battered Zune HD, Microsoft, was one of the few who tried to fight face to face with the Apple device, but also failed in his attempt and was discontinued after only two years.

SONY walkman F800, media player with Android ICS

Since Android won massive not found a worthy rival for the gadget of the block, despite the efforts of major corporations such as Samsung. One of the firms trying to beat the tug of war with Apple is Sony, which unveiled the Walkman F800.

Details of the device are rare but are known to have a 3.5 inch multi-touch screen and powered by Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0. Perhaps this last point is the highlight, as it will provide unrestricted access to Google Play Store.

As expected the Walkman F800 offers WiFi connectivity and Bluetooth. There will be three internal storage options available: 8, 16 or 32 GB. For now there is not much more information about the product, which still does not have a dedicated website.

The device looks very attractive. A bonus is that Sony has a background in music players, so the franchise Walkman always generates interest. As we mentioned point against regional constraints imposed by Google Play Store.

If Sony expects users to buy music, movies and other content from the official Android store will have a margin of reaching the public severely limited. Remember that Google Music and other services as part of Play Store are available only in the United States. We look at developments in the F800 Walkman and when more information will keep you informed.

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Photos of the new super slim PS3 console appear online

With the discovery of the documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission in the United States, photos of the new PS3 console have appeared online, and is named for PS3 4000.

photos of the new PS3 console

The main change in this new version of the console, and a form factor even thinner than the current model is a superior sliding disc tray instead of an automatic in the front.

Sony’s presentation also states that there will be three different models of the super thin PS3, hard drives of 250 GB, 500 GB and 16 GB, although it would seem that the latter value would be a typing error (as it is thought 160 GB).

Chances are that Sony may announce this slim PS3 4000 at Gamescom in August.

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Android vs Windows Phone vs iOS mobile platforms

It’s no secret that Android is one of the most popular mobile platforms and valued by users. The green robot operating system is present in many smartphones and tablets and it is no coincidence that many manufacturers choose this platform for their devices. Android offers many advantages but especially notable because it is a free system. The user can customize the system to their taste thanks to the huge catalog of applications available on Google Play, the official store of the brand.

The most direct competitor is iOS Android, the operating system of the iPhone

The success of this platform is growing. A few days ago, during the launch event of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the company announced that in 2012 reached a whopping 400 million Android devices worldwide. According to Google, currently the average daily activations is around one million terminals, a staggering figure. This translates into no less than twelve activations per second.

The growth of the platform will not only increase exponentially and if this rate continues, in a not too distant future could double this figure. In 2011 amounted to 100 million devices and only a year later the figure has quadrupled reaching 400 million.

The most direct competitor of Android is iOS, the operating system of the iPhone. According to a study conducted last May between the two platforms share the 82% of the market share of smartphones. However, the study revealed that during the first quarter of 2012 there were more sales of Android devices, namely 59% versus 23% of Apple. Windows Phone also is growing considerably, but is still very far from these two giants of mobile platforms, although in some years could get a better position and become a dangerous competitor.

Android plays with a certain advantage over Apple, and its platform is present in a greater variety of devices also cover different ranges. Meanwhile Apple has fewer models available and its price is generally higher than most Android, for this reason not suitable for all customers.

Android growth seems unstoppable, according to analysts at Ovum agency’s mobile platform Google will continue to increase its market share and dominate the market for smartphones in the coming years ahead of other systems. Samsung is one of the companies that have chosen by Android and, considering that recently has been hailed as the largest phone maker in the world, is responsible for much of his success. HTC, Motorola or Sony are other brands that have this system in smartphones its catalog. Google has made its mobile operating system reaches the top and it looks like it will continue climbing the ladder in the coming years.

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Comparison: Sony Xperia S vs Sony Xperia P

Since Sony created the division Sony Mobile, after the dissolution of Sony Ericsson, phones that have appeared on the scene have attracted much attention. The new family Sony Xperia is formed by different terminals.

Sony Xperia S vs Sony Xperia P

Here is a comparison between the first two models, Sony Xperia S vs Sony Xperia P, one belongs to the high-end catalog while the second part of the midrange/high supply of Sony. Let’s see what the main differences between the two smartphones:

Design and Display

If anything highlights the new Sony’s advanced mobile in the new design showing all family members. Both Sony Xperia S and Xperia Sony P are designed with one piece aluminum chassis that give them a very robust and quality. Moreover, in both models has added a transparent strip at the bottom of the front panel will light when the terminal receives any type of notification in addition to showing the capacitive button icons that lead to the following functions: reverse, Home and menu.

Furthermore, both terminals are fully multi-touch touch-more accurately-although the first difference is in the screens that use these two smartphones. While Sony Xperia S panel has a 4.3-inch diagonal, the Sony Xperia P is formed with a four-inch screen.

In addition, another large differences in the two models lies in the screen resolution may be able to get the two models. Sony Xperia P can display images at a maximum of 960 x 540 pixels, Sony Xperia S, being the top range, you can display images in high definition HD. That is, the images will be visible to a maximum of 1,280 x 720 pixels. This will make the mobile outdoor display images better, brighter and purer whites. And all without excessive consumption of battery.

Finally, weights and measures also differ between them, is unacceptable because the two models have distinct differences in design. Sony Xperia P measures 122 x P 59.5 x 10.5 millimeters and get a weight of 120 grams. For its part, Sony Xperia S shows a design that measures 128 x 64 x 10.6 millimeters and weighs 144 grams.

Connectivity

Perhaps this is the section where there are fewer differences between the two terminals. With both advanced mobile user can connect to websites wherever you are. That is, both Sony Xperia S and Sony Xperia P have connections as high speed WiFi or 3G networks.

On the other hand, Sony mobile also offers the possibility to share content with other devices such as Bluetooth, DLNA technology, NFC (Near Field Communication) or HDMI. While the first three wireless standards are used, the latter does require the use of wires although perhaps the most widespread type of connection between home devices, especially in the field of television.

Meanwhile, in the physical connections, adding to the HDMI port, also may find an audio output of 3.5 mm where conventional headphone plug and a microUSB port for charging the battery as well as to synchronize with a computer terminal.

Camera

Interested in a terminal to make good pictures? The two smartphones are successful. Although eye, between the two terminals there are differences. First, the sensor used by Sony Xperia S and Sony Xperia P are not the same. In the first case reaches 12 megapixels while the second equipment must conform with eight megapixel resolution. Yes, the two terminals have a built-in Flash to help achieve good quality pictures are made in low ambient light levels.

Meanwhile, when making a video call, both terminals have a front camera: Sony Xperia S has a 1.3 megapixel camera and Sony Xperia P is formed with a VGA camera (0.3 megapixels).

As for video recording with main camera, the two advanced mobile can remark that both models failed to reach Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels). Although with the range model the front camera can record videos in HD (720p) and VGA (640 x 480 pixels) with the model of midrange/high.

Finally, in both cases it may use the function 3D Sweep Panorama. This feature is also available in some cameras the company as the compact interchangeable lens Sony NEX-3 or Sony NEX-5. And the main function is to allow three-dimensional shoot video to view later on a compatible television.

Power and memory

Although the operating frequency of both models are different: Sony Xperia S works at 1.5 GHz and Sony Xperia P 1 GHz. Both models have a one GB RAM, so that together with its processors, the performance should be smooth and seamless.

However, this difference between the two phones can be seen in the internal memories: Sony Xperia P has a module of 16 GB, Sony Xperia S has 32 GB. But beware, in either case may be using memory cards, once you discover the back of the two terminals may notice the absence of a MicroSD card slot, the most widely used mobile standard today.

Of course, both models will benefit from the different services available online that offer online storage and possible access to content from any computer with an Internet connection. Examples: Dropbox and SugarSync.

Operating System

In all the new range of smartphones from Sony users can find terminals that are based on Google’s mobile platform. The version that comes to market both Sony Xperia P and Sony Xperia S is Android 2.3 or Gingerbread. However, in both cases the version Android 4.0 should make an appearance soon. Moreover, the company recently reported that Sony Xperia S should receive the update this month of June.

Prices and autonomy

According to Sony, the autonomy offered by Sony Xperia S with a single battery charge would be up to eight hours talk time, up to 420 hours standby and up to 25 hours playing music. Meanwhile, the Sony Xperia P offer up to six hours talk time, up to 475 hours standby and up to 80 hours playing music. Although these numbers may vary depending on usage of each user.

Prices in free formats for the two smartphones are about 410 euros in the senior model. And below 400 euros Sony Xperia P. For instance, in eXpansys terminal is offered by about 395 euros.

Conclusions

Aesthetically, you will not find too many differences. Indeed, were it not for the color range is offered at the Sony Xperia P (white, black and red), at first glance one might say that we are faced with the same terminal. However, once you put next to each other is apparent that the main difference is size: 4.3 inches compared to four inches.

Once you strip the two terminals, the Sony Xperia S offers more power: it has a dual core processor with a working frequency of 1.5 GHz, although performance for everyday tasks, they may not appreciate differences. Furthermore, both terminals are based on Google’s Android and using the same version: Gingerbread or Android 2.3.

But what does make a difference is when opting for a more powerful camera or a higher storage capacity. In both cases, it absent the possibility of increasing the internal memory with memory cards. Therefore, the user should always be based on the amount you have inside the terminal and here Sony Xperia S wins having twice the capacity: 32 GB compared to 16 GB of Sony Xperia P.

Meanwhile, both cameras will record video in Full HD (1080p), although the sensor is offered in two models have different resolutions: 12 Megapixels Xperia S compared to eight megapixels Xperia P.

Watch Video comparison of Sony Xperia S vs Sony Xperia P.