Samsung Korea has just Officially annouced that the Samsung's Galaxy S series of Android smartphones has reached a New record, The Galaxy S series total worldwide shipments exceeding 100 million units since the first Galaxy S device shipped two and a half years ago.
The Galaxy S III (I9300) has been the biggest and fastest selling smartphone so far, with 40 Million shipments coming in the first seven months after launch and currently shipping close to 190,000 units every day. The previous flagship Galaxy S II (I9100), which has been around for almost two years now, has managed to ship 40 Million units in 20 months, and don't forget the Original Galaxy S (I9000) which scored more than 20 Million shipments worldwide.
As we reported before Samsung was working on the Jelly Bean Update for the Galaxy Tab 2. Today, We have some Good news for owners of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, the update to Jelly Bean is now making its way to the Wi-Fi-only 10.1 Galaxy Tab 2 and the 7.0 Galaxy tab 2, the update brings Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, build JRO03C to your Galaxy Tab.
The Update size is about 311 MB, we don't have a complete change-log yet but the update reported to bring Google now, Project butter smooth UI and performance enhancements.
Samsung keeps on showing us amazing innovations. At the CES 2013, Samsung Electronics unveiled Samsung's Curved OLED TV, breaking the barrier of innovation in home entertainment and become the World's first curved OLED TV with Ultra-High-Definition UHD resolution, using its flexible YOUM technology.
The OLED panel is curved, which provides depth to the content displayed for a more life-like viewing experience. Additionally, consumers will enjoy the Curved OLED TV for its immersive panorama effect, which is currently not possible with conventional flat-panel TVs. When watching captivating content such as vast landscapes and scenes from nature on the Curved OLED TV, they will feel like they are surrounded by the beautiful scenery.
Leveraging its expertise in display technology, Samsung has optimized the picture quality of the Curved OLED TV to deliver a comfortable viewing experience. Viewing visual contents on Samsung's Curved OLED TV is a comfortable experience for the human eye, as the curved panel allows the distance between the user and TV screen to be the same from almost any angle.
"Samsung is dedicated to developing innovation television solutions, beyond what consumers could ever expect, or could even imagine. We will continue our tradition of developing Samsung TV innovations by steadily introducing new TV technology that helps enhance the lives of users, even beyond the World's First Curved OLED TV," - HS Kim, Samsung executive vice president of Visual Display Business.
Samsung decided to refresh its previous King Of Smartphones the GALAXY S II, with a revamped design, updated OS and New chipset, called the Samsung GALAXY S II PLUS I9105 with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean pre-installed out of the box.
The Samsung I9105 Galaxy S II Plus is powered by a Broadcom chipset with a dual-core Cortex-A9 processor clocked at 1.2GHz and 1GB RAM. It packs the same 4.3" WVGA Super AMOLED Plus screen as the original Galaxy S II.
Other things are the same as well 8MP main camera with 1080p video recording, 2MP secondary camera, 3G with 21Mbps HSPA+, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0+HS. Built-in storage has been cut down to 8GB, but the microSD card slot remains.
There's optional NFC too the I9105 S II Plus without it is 8.5mm thick while the NFC-enabled I9105P is a hair thicker at 8.9mm. The other dimensions are 125.3 x 66.1 regardless of model, that's the same as the original. At 121g it's a bit heavier though (the classic Galaxy S II is 116g). The battery is the same at 1650mAh capacity.
Last year, when we saw the Samsung's flexible OLED displays under the brand "YOUM" we've been waiting for an official reveal of actual products featuring this technology. Today at the CES 2013, Samsung's executives has officially showed off some live prototype devices with flexible panels during the CES keynote, using YOUM panels and plastic, these devices can bend easily and become unbreakable.
One of the possible uses for a flexible display panel is on a tablet that can be folded in half, thus becoming a smartphone that one can fit in their pocket. As you can see on the Photo below... This device is a concept of a future YOUM GALAXY smartphone (in the left) and future YOUM GALAXY Tab (in the right).
Another way to take advantage of this technology is to have a smartphone with a screen extending to the sides where notifications can be displayed even when the handset is lying down on a flat surface.
Of course, these are merely possibilities rather than practical real-world applications of the Youm flexible screens. But since we know that this innovative tech is almost ready for prime time, it will be interesting to see what kind of smartphones and tablets Samsung and other OEMs might implement bendable screens in.
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