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.
Photos by Engadget
Samsung has just Officially announced the 8-Cores processor Exynos 5 Octa, will be on upcoming Samsung's products during this year.
The latest member of the 5-series has been done with frugality/performance ratio in mind, as the chief of Samsung Electronics Stephen Woo admitted that the task to up performance while decreasing power consumption has been the one bothering him, and keeping him awake at night.
With Exynos 5 Octa, Samsung thinks it has cracked that code, and demonstrated on stage how you can search for restaurants and watch an HD movie at the same time, as well as some 3D gaming with Need for Speed: Most Wanted chosen as the demo... all this without a single lag.
"Level of pure processing power, never seen before in mobile devices and more detailed damage to cards, then ever before" - Samsung Exec.
Samsung's peeps said that the new Exynos has twice the graphics performance of anything currently on the market, but it is also very frugal, for up to 70% power savings. It's built around ARM's big.LITTLE concept, with a mix of frugal Cortex-A7 cores for the mundane tasks, and Cortex-A15 ones for the heavy lifting.
Samsung will present an 8-core Octa Core chip of Cortex A15 and Cortex A7 CPU cores in a "Big.Little" configuration at the CES 2013 event today. "Big.Little" architecture combines very low-power cores like Cortex A7 with very high-performance cores like Cortex A15, for a well optimized mobile experience and balanced battery life.
It's possible that for the time being we'll only see a chip that contains 2 clusters of dual core CPU's for smartphones (2 A15+2 A7), although there's no rumor of this chip existing yet, but it seems like the natural progression for Samsung Exynos 5 Dual that currently lacks the A7 parts.
This would be the first 8-cores mobile processor in the markets, showing us the future after the Quad-core, let's wait and see if this Exynos beast will beat the Nvidia Tegra 4 with the 72 GPU cores.
Samsung financial report for the Q4,2012 (October - November - December) isn't officially announced yet, but has been leaked. If the leak is correct, Samsung could have made a crazy $8 Billion in profits in Q4 of 2012, $5.5 Billion are from Mobile products.
The official numbers are expected near the end of the month, but early reports say that Samsung will be announcing Q4 operating profits that are up 65% compared to last year at 8.7 trillion. That would mark a new record hight, 7% better than the previous record of 8.1 trillion won in July-September.
Samsung and Android was a Huge success to the mobile industry since the launch of the original Samsung Galaxy S. Sadly, a report from Bloomberg Businessweek confirms that Samsung will begins its plan on moving away from Android platform step by step , by adopting a New fresh OS, which called Tizen.
Samsung confirms that it will be launching Tizen OS powered Smartphones during this year. The Main reason of this action that the Korean giant wants to take more control on its Mobile experience the company's delivering to its users. Having its own eco system will give Samsung a full control on updates, features and hardware specifications of all its products. We still have no info how Samsung will make these changes.
The Question is, Will Samsung survive without Android ?
Samsung has just released a New Digital Smart Camera, called the NX300 combines Speed, Performance and Connectivity in a good premium design. Samsung NX300 has a 45mm F1.8 2D/3D lens which is the World's first one-lens 3D system, capable of capturing both stills and 1080p Full HD video in perfect 3D quality.
The NX300's Wi-Fi connectivity of SMART CAMERA allows users to share their cherished photos instantly and securely between their camera and smartphone or tablet. To connect a smartphone to the camera, users simply need to download the Samsung SMART CAMERA App., which is available for both Android and iOS based application markets, onto their smartphone or tablet and follow the easy steps to create a secure connection with the camera.
The NX300 will be able to detect and auto-connect to the smartphone wirelessly whenever any of the SMART CAMERA features are activated. These include AutoShare; which automatically sends every high-quality photos to your smart phone for safe keeping, and Mobile Link; which allows users to select and transfer images or album from the camera directly to your smartphone at their leisure.
20.3 effective megapixel APS-C CMOS
84.0mm (3.31") AMOLED with a Tilt Touch Panel
WVGA (800x400) 768k dots
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
JPEG (3:2)：20.0M (5472x3648), 10.1M (3888x2592), 5.9M (2976x1984),
JPEG (16:9)：16.9M (5472x3080), 7.8M (3712x2088), 4.9M (2944x1656), 2.1M (1920x1080)
JPEG (1:1)：13.3M (3648x3648), 7.0M (2640x2640), 4.0M (2000x2000),
RAW : 20.0MP (5472x3648)
3D Image Size : JPEG (16:9) 4.1M (2688x1512), (16:9) 2.1M (1920x1080)
MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
1920x1080, 1920x810, 1280x720 , 640x480, 320x240 for Sharing
SMART Mode : Beauty Face, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, Rich Tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light Trace, Creative Shot, Best Face
3D still image & video capturing
802.11b/g/n support Dual Channel (SMART Camera 2.0)
Bundle PC software
iLauncher, Adobe Lightroom
SD, SDHC, SDXC, UHS-1
122 x 63.7 x 40.7mm (excluding the projection part)
280 g (without battery)