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Should Android Worry About CyanogenMod’s Deal With Oppo?

In barely a week of being incorporated, it appears that CyanogenMod has found a partner. It is beginning in its quest to become the third largest operating system in the world, after Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS.

Steve Kondik, founder of CyanogenMod appeared in an Oppo N1 trailer, stating that he is attending the smartphone’s launch in Beijing on September 23, 2013 and hints of “exciting news ahead”.

After becoming a company, when it secured $7 million funding from Benchmark Capital and Redpoint Ventures, it laid out a plan to become an official operating system and not just a custom Android software developer.The free and open source software has, reportedly, been installed on about eight million Android devices.

Provide Sight For The Visually Impaired With MySmartEye App

Now you can provide sight for the visually impaired with MySmartEye App. Launched by Starhub, a Singapore telco  in collaboration with TribalDDB. The technology allows the blind to connect with a worldwide community of micro-volunteers who use their sight to help the user connect with the environment around them.

The visually impaired users can simply follow the voice commands and double tap their smartphone to take a photo. The picture or scene is then sent to  volunteers in real time. The volunteers are alerted by a simple notification and then describe what they see by providing information in the comment box. That text is then read out, via the built-in voice-over feature, to the visually impaired users. Once users have heard enough responses, they can choose to close the thread by swiping three times on their phone.

How Holho Turns Your Smartphone Into The Next Level

Smartphones these days are like packages that consist of many toys all packed in to one. They contain many apps, such as games, social networking, calendars, online stores and so much more. But no matter how may apps you have, you still crave for more. Thanks to Imagination Farm USA LLC, based in Houston, Texas, they took our smartphone usage into another level by deciding to do something more, a HOLHO “Hologram generator” which uses a set of mirrors rested on a smartphone or tablet to produce the illusion of a moving 3D image.

HOLHO is one of the smallest and most original holographic Pyramids in the market. It works with all smartphones or tablets, regardless of the brand. This is the focus of Kickstarter project which run until September 14. Like any other pyramids, it consists of 4 mirror in an inverted angle, meaning the pyramid is put upside down on smartphones and tablets. These mirrors provide an illusion of a floating image that can be seen in any angle. It is actually four images generated by an app and positioned beneath the mirrors. With an image in full motion that you can actually see a jelly fish swimming, fireworks exploding and a couple dancing. What’s more is that more videos have been developed and the best part is that the apps allow users to create their own images and videos.

Appeal Of Xiaomi’s Hongmi And Other Low End Smartphones

Xiaomi, perceived as a budget version of Apple in China, ruffled the market when its low end smartphone Hongmi ( which means red rice ) sold 100,000 units in 90 seconds. This and other cheap yet capable smartphones are especially appealing to the masses and emerging markets. Selling for half the price of known models from Apple and Samsung, they offer the same basic experience like web surfing, gaming, photo and video recording.

Hongmi, priced at 799 yuan or $130, is the first low end offering of Xiaomi Tech. The firm has risen to prominence in the last two years because of its trendy smartphones and known investors like Singapore’s Temasek Holdings and Qiming Venture Partners. According to research firm Canalys, Xiaomi’s market share in the second quarter totaled 5% ahead of  Apple’s 4.8%.

Move Over Samsung Galaxy Gear, Omate TrueSmart Watch Is Here

Move over Samsung Galaxy Gear, Omate TrueSmart watch is here. Dubbed as the world’s first standalone smartwatch, it can work independently from smartphone. Omate TrueSmart has started production after raising more than $100,000 through Kickstarter crowdfunding.