Apple?s new iOS 6 Maps app may not be one of its most popular moves, but at least it gives us plenty to write about! For example, AppleInsider reports that new images have emerged of Google?s own in-house Maps iOS app, which it has been developing after its original app was replaced by Apple?s own in-house Maps app. According to AppleInsider, the images, which were first posted by developer Ben Guild and reported on by Forbes, show what would appear to be an iOS device running a native version of Google Maps, which according to the developer is undergoing alpha testing at present. While there is no indication as to where Guild got the photos from, he certainly seems to be clued up on the inner workings of the forthcoming app, saying that it is vector-based, has two-fingered rotation to any angle, is very fast, ?super? fast, in fact, and supports the iPhone 5?s bigger screen surface.
Source: Photos allegedly show native Google Maps app for iOS
Just yesterday we saw some new images of the Motorola RAZR HD appear online, and today another couple of pictures have come out. Showing off the entire back, as well as the about screen showing the device running Android 4.0.4, these new images bring hope to this being a final design style. Unlike yesterdays pictures, this one is showing Verizon's iconic 4G LTE branding on it, meaning this could be the unit we will see on Verizon, and hopefully sooner than later. This is still an engineering unit, as you can clearly see on the left hand side, so here's to hoping that this thing is flying right through the approval process, and will be making its way into consumer hands shortly.
Now that just about everyone has got their latest devices out of their system — what's next? HTC has been rather quiet lately but we know they have a few things cooking. We've had plenty this week to talk about though, so make sure you jump a few pages back collect the news and head on into the Android Central forums for more discussion:
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We know Motorola has something ready for us all, they've made no bones about teasing everyone with it, so it's not surprising more leaks have now shown up for the devices known as the Xoom 2 and Spyder / Droid HD / Droid RAZR.
The Xoom 2 hasn't changed all that much since we last saw it, though it is noted that these devices are as close to final form as can be. Looking at the Spyder though, we can see Verizon logos all over the thing, leaving no doubt about where it will drop.
Noted also is the info that the Spyder actually has a 1.5GHz processor but when it arrives in consumers hands it'll only be clocked at 1.2GHz — nothing new but still interesting. Also, the back of the device is said to be kevlar coating, though I'm sure it won't be stopping bullets any time soon. More shots can be found past the break for you all.
A couple of days ago we saw what appeared to be a Motorola 7-inch tablet in the wild and that may very well be the case but some more new images have now popped up of the purported Motorola Xoom 2 aka MZ617.
According to the information, this device will be the same weight as the original Motorola Xoom (Really Motorola?) and looks to have a 10.1-inch screen. Other notable features include HDMI out, a microUSB port, SIM slot, front and rear cameras with the rear camera getting an HD stamp beside it.
Oddly missing however is any noticeable SD Card slot along with any specific carrier branding. Styling wise, we're seeing the same angled corners as in the previously leaked Motorola tablet and of course just like those found on the Motorola Photon. What do you all think? Is this MZ617 the same as what was previously leaked only in a different color or does Motorola have two new tablets in the works here? Backside image can be found past the break.
Memory of Colors is a fascinating app for iPad and iPhone from Fotopedia, creator of the first collaborative encyclopedia, which takes viewers on a photographic journey through disappearing cultures around the world, and shares a message of peace, tolerance and respect. Memory of Colors follows on from Fotopedia?s first two apps, Heritage and National Parks, and features a rich collection of portraits that provide a look at humanity?s fragile diversity in over 18 countries. The coffee-table app is assembled in an infinite color palette, where each color represents a facet of human culture. Created by respected photographer Jaime Ocampo-Rangel, it took over 12 years to complete, requiring a colossal amount of research, logistics, and diplomacy. It was first exhibited at UNESCO?s headquarters in 2010.
?Our mission is to help people discover and explore the beauty of the world,? said Jean-Marie Hullot, CEO, Fotopedia. ?Memory of Colors is an app with a purpose, an appeal to the protection of our cultural treasures.?
?I set out to preserve the beauty of these people before it?s too late, and create a pause in time and space to capture this world?s last authentic images,? added Jaime Ocampo-Real. ?Fotopedia has allowed me to introduce these civilizations to an unprecedented audience that would otherwise have no idea of their existence.?
Here?s a breakdown of some of Memory of Colors? key features, courtesy of Fotopedia:
Click here to download the app, which is offered at an introductory price of $0.99 (from $2.99) for one week only: Memory of Colors presented by Fotopedia for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store