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ZTE: Google Now Launcher bietet verbessertes Benutzererlebnis und mehr Leistung

ZTE, einer der weltweit führenden Hersteller von Mobilgeräten, kündigte heute eins der ersten Smartphones mit vorinstalliertem Google Now Launcher weltweit an, bei dem es sich nicht um ein Nexus oder ein Gerät mit einer Google-Play-Bedienoberfläche handelt, welches ein verbessertes Benutzererlebnis und stärkere Leistung bietet. Das Blade Vec 4G Smartphone von ZTE mit Google Now Launcher enthält den Prozessor Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 und baut die guten Beziehungen von ZTE zu Google und Qualcomm Technologies auf dem wachsenden LTE-Markt aus.

ZTE hat eng mit Google zusammengearbeitet, um zahlreiche ZTE-Geräte mit Google Now Launcher auszustatten. Das ZTE Blade Vec 4G Smartphone mit Android 4.4 und Snapdragon 400 Prozessor mit integriertem Multimode (3G/4G LTE) bietet ein besseres Benutzererlebnis, das von drei Modi (4G LTE-FDD, 3G UMGS/TD-SCDMA) und neun Frequenzbändern unterstützt wird.

Das ZTE Blade Vec 4G Smartphone wird zusammen mit einem weiteren Premium-Gerät des Herstellers auf einer ZTE-Pressekonferenz am 24. Juli 2014 in Hongkong offiziell vorgestellt. ZTE hat das Blade Vec 4G und weitere erstklassige Geräte bereits in Europa und China eingeführt und wird sie mit dem Zusatzfeature des vorinstallierten Google Now Launcher nun auch in Hongkong auf den Markt bringen.

ZTE beabsichtigt, den Google Now Launcher auf alle Smartphones mit Android 4.4 und höher zu bringen, bei denen Google Mobile Services und Google Play aktiviert sind. Durch die Vorinstallation von Google Now Launcher auf dem ZTE Blade Vec 4G wird das neue Gerät das erste systemische Endgerät mit Sprachsteuerungslösung der Branche sein. Zeng Xuezhong, CEO von ZTE Mobile Devices und Executive Vice President der ZTE Corporation, kommentierte: „Die enge Beziehung mit Google und Qualcomm Technologies geht einher mit unserem Fokus auf die Entwicklung von erschwinglichen, erstklassigen Geräten, die mit einer umfangreichen Sprachsteuerungsfunktion sowie Multimedialösungen ausgestattet sind. ZTE wird die Grenzen weiter austesten und seinen Kunden die allerneusten Erlebnisse ermöglichen, welche die mobile Technologie zu bieten hat.“

Auf dem ZTE Blade Vec 4G Smartphone ergänzt Google Now Launcher die Spracherkennungs- und Sprachsteuerungsfunktion der Flaggschiff-Geräte von ZTE. ZTE Blade Vec 4G bietet die leistungsstarke Spracherkennungsfunktionalität, zu der Telefon-Entsperrung, Wahl / Rufannahme, Musikwiedergabe, Navigationssteuerung, Fotoaufnahmen und weitere Merkmale zählen.

Optisch ansprechende Bedienoberfläche

Mit der Oberfläche Google Now Launcher können die Benutzer beliebig viele Startbildschirme hinzufügen und sie gelangen schnell zu ihren Lieblings-Apps. Ein weiteres Feature für die Nutzer ist die Methode, wie sie Widgets hinzufügen können. Um sein Smartphone zu personalisieren und aufzupeppen, kann der Nutzer jedes beliebige Bild auf dem Gerät oder der Cloud auswählen oder die Position des Bildes einstellen und in einer Vorschau anzeigen, bevor die Einstellung gespeichert wird.

Schneller und einfacher Zugriff auf Google Now

Mit Google Now hat der Benutzer stets die richtigen Informationen zum richtigen Zeitpunkt zur Hand. Hat man beispielsweise einen Flug bei einer bestimmten Fluggesellschaft gebucht, stellt Google Now die Bordkarte zur Verfügung und informiert über eventuelle Verspätungen.

Freisprechbetrieb mit Hotword

Ok Google ermöglicht den Freisprechbetrieb, indem man einfach den Befehl „OK Google“ im Stand-by-Modus ausspricht. Man kann dem Telefon Befehle erteilen, die sich nicht ausschließlich auf Suchanfragen, das Verfassen von SMS, Wegbeschreibungen oder das Abspielen eines Songs beschränken, sondern sogar das Einstellen von Alarm und Erinnerungen und das Öffnen von Apps ermöglichen. Google Now Launcher unterstützt mehrere Sprachen ohne Voreinstellung einer Sprache in dem Telefon. Mit Google Now Launcher hat der Nutzer eine einfache und übersichtliche Benutzeroberfläche, bei der einfaches Antippen oder Streichen genügt, um auf Google Now und die Suche zuzugreifen.


•Optisch ansprechende Bedienoberfläche

•Rascher und einfacher Zugriff auf Google Now

•Schnell und pfiffig

•Mit dem Hotword „OK Google“ schneller Zugriff auf Google Search

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