Tech Firms Show off Elaborate April Fools’ 2014 Pranks
GLOBAL – With the conclusion of the 2014 April Fools’ day, we can now reveal that innovative ideas tech companies came up – some realistic, some just plain silly.
With smart wearables getting much attention these days, Samsung revealed wearable gloves that sport a 3-inch wide UHD Super Emo-LCD display along with a 16 megapixel hidden camera. To make it look more realistic, Samsung provided specs for the gloves, such as sensor arrays, 4GB of RAM, an S Laser hidden projector with full HD support, 32/64 GB internal storage, microphone, and speaker, with everything coming in a ridiculous package of just 1 gram and 0.2mm thickness.
HTC also came with its own concept of smart gloves. This showed a different design having an industrial bent of thought that incorporates a Hologram and BoomSound speakers. These gloves integrate with the recently launched HTC One M8. HTC describes the gloves as an accessory that will “unleash your imagination and communicate in ways you’ve always wanted.”
Nokia poured Windows Phone and a 41MP camera to its famous Nokia 3310 with a bit of a re-work and modifications. The Nokia 3310, sports a “ClearDiamond” three-inch touch screen with multiple color option availability. The deal also includes Nokia’s famous games from old times like Pairs II, Snakes II, Batumi and Space Impact.
Google had asked its Android smartphone manufacturers to introduce “Powered by Android” boot animations during lockup. The new HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5 have this branding, and the Moto X and Moto G have joined the club too. Motorola appropriately released the animation below on April Fool’s Day featuring a UFO, bigfoot and Loch Ness Monster.
Other tech companies, such as Google, tweaked the web browsing concept through emoji icons, whereas the company’s Japanese branch showcased a magic hand for touch screen text input.
Although some of these seem far fetched, they could lay the groundwords for future products.