This story originally posted as "Microsoft New York City flagship store to open October 26" on ZDNet. In addition to its new five-floor location in Manhattan, Microsoft says it will open its first international flagship store in Sydney on November 12. Microsoft will open the doors to its first flagship Microsoft Store in New York on October 26. The new Manhattan store, located at 677 Fifth Avenue, is just a few blocks from Apple's Fifth Avenue store. The 22,269-square-foot location will be the "premier venue to learn about, experience and shop" for Microsoft products, said David Porter, head of Microsoft's retail and online stores, in a blog post Wednesday. The store will officially open at noon, with opening ceremonies kicking off at 11:30 a.m. ET.
Ever since the Nexus One arrived in 2010 , Google has used the line to showcase the abilities of the latest version of its Android mobile software, But each model along the way was hobbled by a mediocre camera, Meanwhile, Apple's iPhones delivered consistently delivered top-notch photos, and other Android phone sellers including Samsung and LG Electronics put a high priority on cameras, When Google unveiled the 5.2-inch LG-built Nexus 5X and 5.7-inch Huawei-built Nexus 6P on Tuesday, the first feature it described in depth was the camera, The devices, due in October, have 12.3-megapixel resolution, an image sensor with large pixels that capture light better in low-light indoor and nighttime mudcloth big arrows in grey iphone case conditions, slow-motion and high-resolution video abilities, and a laser-based autofocus system..
Smartphone cameras have become a critical consideration as more people document moments in their lives and share photos online immediately with friends and family. (Consider that 400 million people a month use Instagram, Facebook's photo-sharing network.) A competitive camera means Google can credibly claim that its Nexus phones really do set an example of Android done right, and this could elevate Nexus into a brand name that mainstream consumers actually want. "It's an amazing camera," said Dave Burke, Google's vice president of engineering for Android. He was bold enough to assert that the camera performs better than the one in Apple's brand-new iPhone 6S.
Some have already taken notice, UK phone retailer Mobiles.co.uk will push the phones to average consumers, "Both LG and Huawei have created two Nexus devices at attractive prices that stand the best chance yet of any Nexus mudcloth big arrows in grey iphone case device to cross over to mainstream users," said spokeswoman Abby Francis, Google said it's aiming the Nexus line at tech-savvy customers but sees them as ambassadors to the broader market, "We built Nexus for enthusiasts, and we find increasingly that enthusiasts recommend these phones to their friends and family," spokeswoman Chelsea Maughan said..
The Mountain View, California, company hasn't disclosed the number of Nexus smartphones it has sold, but it's a small fraction of blockbusters like the iPhone or Galaxy S franchises. DxO Labs, an independent French firm that rigorously tests camera performance, gave a preproduction model of the Nexus 6P its second-highest DxOMark mobile score. Of all phones, the Nexus 6P is "by far the best tested to date" when it comes to preserving details in photos taken in dim light, DxO said. The device also has fast and accurate autofocus, renders colors well and does a good job gauging how brightly to expose shots, the company said.