Updating sharp aquos software
The Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E by Sharp is part of NTT Docomo's "Next" series of devices.It runs Android 4.0 and features a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, a 4.9-inch 720p display, and a 16.3-megapixel rear camera.
Firmware updates for popular Sharp Aquos models (LC-60LE650U, LC-60SQ15U and LC-70UD1U) can be installed either via a wireless Internet connection or through a connected thumb drive with the firmware update on it.While the result might not be as loud or as clear as a standard telephone earpiece, it does have its perks, including the ability to place your ear anywhere on the display to hear the other end.The panel itself, a 5-inch Aquos S-CG Silicon LCD slab pumping out a 1280x720 resolution, is bright, crisp and clear and produces accurate colors with dark blacks and crisp, clean whites.Having been spoiled by other more pixel-dense displays in recent months, the 720p resolution here flirts with being insufficient at this size — at times I noticed pixels while reading lines of text, and I often wondered why some of the colors seemed washed out before remembering what I was looking at.It's a bold statement, no doubt, and I'd even be willing to go a step further in saying that its striking design rivals phones double and triple its price.What makes the Aquos Crystal stand out is its edge-to-edge display: It's unlike anything we've ever seen on a smartphone before, and is hopefully a sign of things to come for mobile panels.
Make no mistake: there is no trickery here, no slight of hand or optical illusions. The panel extends to the very edges of the top, left, and right of the phone, while the bottom is flanked by a thick strip that houses the device's microphone, ambient light sensor, notification light and front-facing camera.
If you're wondering where the earpiece is, stop looking for one: Sharp has it with direct wave receiver, a cutting edge technology that uses vibrations instead of traditional amplified noise to transfer the sound of the caller on the other end.
The time it takes to install the firmware update on your Sharp Aquos TV depends on the size of the update and the speed of your Internet connection.
Sharp has long been a company synonymous with its LCD panels, so its no surprise that its first major foray into the U. smartphone market, the Aquos Crystal, puts that long history of innovation to good use.
Now available on Boost Mobile, along with Sprint and Virgin Mobile, Sharp's latest offers a flagship-worthy design and a solid list of specs for an affordable, contract-free $149.
It may be far from perfect, but does its eye-catching bezel-free display make up for its shortcomings? The Aquos Crystal is by and large the most gorgeous non-flagship you could buy today.