Approximately a week back at the I/O 2013 conference, Google released the new and improved Google Search app for Android. The update brought voice reminders, real-time public transit updates and content suggestions such as upcoming music, TV, books etc. Before version 2.5 of this app came online, the previous version had a perfectly useful feature that has, according to the folks at AndroidPolice, been quietly removed. The ‘Search With Camera’ feature of the Google Search app has been removed without any explanation whatsoever.
It was pretty simple to use this feature. The user just had to take a picture through the device’s camera and the app would do an image search. It essentially was the integration of Google Goggles in this app, as the feature was also useful for scanning QR codes. Reportedly, no voice commands are working and ‘Search With Camera’ has completely been disabled and removed from within the app. Google hasn’t released a statement as to why this feature was removed, though its not something they’re obliged to do, but it would certainly be nice knowing the reason behind the axing of ‘Search With Camera.’
Over at SID 2013, the folks over at Engadget have managed to snap some photos of what could possibly be one of the wonders of the technological world, namely LG’s flexible OLED display. Of course, to keep that unique flexible display, we also have the LG HD Oxide that was on parade. Of course, there is this particular pride from LG concerning how this 5” High Definition display might still be in the prototype stage, but it has already managed to garner its fair share of attention over time. Just how did LG pull this off with the HD Oxide display? Well, it seems that this 5” display will make use of TFT Oxide technology that consumes very little juice, not to mention allowing it to come with an extremely slim profile.
Similar to the 5” flexible display, this particular model comes with a 1mm bezel that will rely on IPS technology so that one is able to enjoy superior viewing angles. So far, the display at SID 2013 has been rated at 250 nits, although LG definitely has plans to bump the brightness level up before it is ready to roll out in the market.
Seen at: engadget