The Google Nexus 4 is a smartphone device developed by Google and LG that was released in November 2012. The Google Nexus 4 can be purchased directly from Google Play with no carrier commitment or contract, although shortages made the smartphone difficult to obtain in the period following its initial release.
The Google Nexus 4 runs version 4.2 (“Jelly Bean”) of the Android mobile operating system and features a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 8 or 16GB of internal storage, an 8MP camera with 1080p video camera support, wireless charging capabilities and built-in “Android Beam” near-field communication (NFC), 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, although it does currently lack support for 4G LTE.
The Nexus 4 offers a 4.7-inch, 320 pixels-per-inch display with 1280 by 768 resolution protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. Pricing for the Nexus 4 starts at $299, and it competes with smartphones like the Apple iPhone as well as fellow Google-powered devices like the Samsung Galaxy S III and Microsoft Windows Phone 8-powered smartphones. Apps for the Google Nexus 4 are available via the Google Play app store.
A collaborative effort launched and coordinated by the Linux Foundation to build an open source implementation of Middleware Agnostic Messaging APIs (MAMA), which financial services companies use for passing data across messaging applications. First announced in 2011, the OpenMAMA project seeks to standardize and simplify the MAMA APIs that have been around since the early […]
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- Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)
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- Shylock Malware
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- Apache CloudStack
Apache CloudStack is an open source cloud computing and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform developed to help make creating, deploying and managing cloud services easier by providing a complete “stack” of features and components for cloud environments. CloudStack competes with open source rivals like OpenStack and Eucalyptus in the cloud computing market. CloudStack can be used to […]