Monthly Archives: April 2013

Nokia understands it’s mistake and launches Lumia 520

Let us do a quick comparison:

Nokia LUMIA 520 Nokia LUMIA 510
Nokia Lumia 520 Nokia Lumia 510

10,299 INR

9,999 INR

OS Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 7.5
Processor 1 GHz Qualcomm Krait, Dual Core 800 MHz
Video Recording 720 x 1280, 30 fps 640 x 480, 30 fps
HD Recording HD No HD
Other Camera Features Cinemagraph, Smart Shoot, Panorama, Auto Focus, Touch Focus, Landscape Orientation, Auto and Manual Exposure, Auto and Manual White Balance, Active Toolbar, Full Screen View Finder, Geo-tagging, Automatic Photo Upload to Web Services, Digital Camera Add-ons: Cinemagraph Lens, Bing Vision, Smart Shoot Lens, Panorama Lens, Capture Modes, Scene Modes, White Balance Modes, Light Sensitivity, Image Editor Touch Focus, Auto and Manual Exposure, Geo-tagging, Auto and Manual White Balance, Face Recognition, Full Screen View Finder, Center Weighted Auto Exposure, Image Editor
Size 64×119.9×9.9 mm 64.9×120.7×11.5 mm
Weight 124 g 129 g
Type 1430 mAh 1300 mAh
Talk Time 14 hrs (2G), 9 hrs (3G) 6 hrs (2G), 8 hrs (3G)
Standby Time 360 hrs (3G) 738 hrs (2G), 653 hrs (3G)
Memory and Storage
Internal Mass Memory 8 GB 4 GB
Expandable Memory microSD, upto 64 GB Not supported.

Memory 512 MB RAM 256 MB RAM

Internet & Connectivity
Preinstalled Browser Internet Explorer 10 Internet Explorer 9
3G 21.1 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
Navigation Technology A-GPS, GLONASS, with Nokia Maps A-GPS, with Nokia Maps, Bing Maps
Music Player Supports eAAC+, MP3 Supports MP3, WAV, eAAC
Video Player Supports 3GP, M4V, H.263, AVI, MOV, 3G2, H.264, AVC, WMV 9, VC-1, 3GPP, MP4, ASF, HD Supports H.264, H.263, MPEG-4, VC-1, WMV 9, 3GPP, ASF, AVC

Find treasure with Google Maps

Archeological analysis has confirmed that our Google Maps Street View team has indeed found one of history’s long lost relics: a treasure map belonging to the infamous pirate, William “Captain” Kidd.

The map was found on a recent expedition in the Indian Ocean, as part of a deep-water dive to expand our underwater Street View collection. Captain Kidd was rumored to have buried his treasure around the world, and tales of a long-lost treasure map have lingered for generations.

When Dr. Marco Meniketti, an independent archaeologist, confirmed that this was Captain Kidd’s 315 year-old map, we were very excited. However, as seen in the video, the map contains a variety of encrypted symbols and is not readily decipherable. We need your help to decipher these symbols and find Captain Kidd’s treasures; therefore we’ve decided to digitize the map and make it accessible to everyone.

Find treasure with Google Maps

Our digital version allows anyone to explore Captain Kidd’s long-lost treasure map

To access Captain Kidd’s treasure map, click here or on the “Treasure” button in the top right corner of Google Maps. If we all work together, we can solve the mystery.

Be sure to follow the Google Maps G+ page as we work together to decipher the clues to Captain Kidd’s buried secrets.

Tatsuo Nomura, Software Engineer, Google Maps

Update: 4/1 6:44a (JST) Due to our nascent nano-scanner technology we weren’t able to scan to the closest zoom levels. If you come across a blank map, zoom out to get back to the treasure map.

Update: 4/2 12:16p (PDT) Upon further analysis of the hidden clues in the map, we’ve confirmed that the map does not belong to the famous pirate William Captain Kidd but was instead created by a Google engineer as a joke. April Fools!

April Fools

Visit the Google Maps G+ page to follow the clues to these hidden letters.

Source: The article is an exact copy of this.