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Nexus 5 pre-registration

Posted: October 30, 2013 by Areeb Fazli in Technology
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It seems Google isn’t the only one accidentally listing its upcoming Nexus smartphone online, as a new report reveals that a Canadian mobile carrier put up a page on Facebook for pre-registering the Nexus 5.

As per Android Police Wind Mobile, a Canadian carrier made the Nexus 5 pre-registration page live on Facebook for users to get notified when the device is available, ahead of the official launch, though the pre-registration page did not suggest any details of availability and pricing of the Nexus 5. However, the page has been reportedly taken down after initial reports which say it did reveal a complete specifications list.

We have already seen a number of purported specifications revealed of the upcoming Nexus 5 smartphone, and the latest leak does not add anything new. New leaked specifications are in-line with the earlier leaks and suggest that the Nexus 5 will come with a 4.95-inch full-HD (1080p) IPS LCD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera with OIS and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Connectivity options expected in the smartphone are Wi-Fi, NFC (Android Beam), and Bluetooth 4.0, while the device is likely to come in two storage variants 16GB and 32GB. The alleged device has also been expected to include a host of sensors like ambient light, proximity, pressure as well as accelerometer, compass, notification LED and gyroscope.

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Facebook today improved mobile app install ads — its developer-friendly mobile advertising product — to help iOS and Android applications reach smartphone owners based on their operating system or network connection.

 

The social network said that developers can now target their Facebook ads, which are designed to drive mobile application downloads, to people running specific versions of Android or iOS operating systems. They also can target devices on Wi-Fi connections.

“This is helpful if, for example, you are interested in connecting with iPad users that only have Wi-Fi access or prefer using Wi-Fi for data usage,” software engineer Calvin Grunewald wroteon Facebook’s developer blog.

Mobile app install ads were made available to all developers in October. The units turn Facebook’s mobile News Feed into a recruiting zone, as developers can pay to promote their apps to the social network’s mobile audience of more than 680 million people.

More than 20 percent of the top 100 iOS applications are using mobile app install ads, the company has said repeatedly. And Facebook is quick to point out that advertisers, such as Poshmark, a retail mobile app, are getting more bang for their buck.

Facebook also said today that it has made mobile app install ads easier to buy and create. The units are available for purchase through its ads center tool, which houses all of Facebook’s other ads products.

Source: Cnet