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A Samsung Electronics executive said Wednesday the firm will expand its smartphone business in China to better compete with Apple in the world's largest smartphone market.


"Samsung understands that Apple intends to boost its mobile business in China, as well as in Japan, meaning that we should try harder in these countries," Samsung's mobile business chief Shin Jong-kyun said.


This announcement follows hot on the heels of Apple's recent event that brought us the iPhone 5S with a 64-bit CPU. But while Apple did optimize the iOS 7 for 64-bit processors, Android OS is yet to support such thing.


The 64-bit CPUs are a must-have for devices with 4GB or more RAM and there is a chance Android 4.4 KitKat brings 64-bit support. There is also a probability Samsung unveils a flagship with 4GB of RAM next year, since the Note 3 already has 3GB.

 

Source: korea times




Samsung just held its first Analyst Day event in eight years, offering us a peek at its plans for 2014 and beyond. Probably the most interesting information being released from the event concern the developments in mobile technology the Korean conglomerate needs to create beginning with the coming year.


We begin using what I believe is an essential discovery: Samsung has confirmed they're focusing on their very own application processor. What am i saying? The likes of NVIDIA, Samsung, as well as Apple, have typically licensed processors from ARM after which use them their very own chips. You've most likely heard the terms Cortex A15 or A7 or A9, whoever else. Individuals are ARM designed processors which in turn get put in chips known as Exynos, Tegra, and so forth. Qualcomm doesn't work like this, they design their very own processors, such things as Scorpion and Krait, which are into Snapdragon chips. Beginning with using the apple iphone 5, Apple has additionally designed their very own processors, such things as Quick and Cyclone.


 

Quite simply, Samsung just stated they're likely to pull a Qualcomm as well as an Apple making their very own core. It normally won't say when it'll emerge, however, and it is anyones guess when that'll really happen.


Another two essential things I've discovered have related to shows. In under two several weeks, we're likely to enter 2014, and when Samsung's 35mm slides should be thought, we're likely to have products with AMOLED sections which have a pixel per inch rating of 560. The organization also states we're likely to have 4K shows, in mobile phones, at some stage in 2015. Overkill? Never, produce sharpness or produce dying.

 


Exactly why is Samsung revealing all of this information? Because traders really are a little spooked. While it might be ignorant to state mobile phones have arrived at saturation levels, there's some definite downturn within the top end segment. A style which was repeated in Samsung's 35mm slides was that nobody is finding as quickly as they're in areas like display, memory, and nick fabrication technology.


Oh and something more factor: If this involves flexible shows, Samsung claims they hold one inch every three patents for that technology. Therefore if wearable computing will be a factor, or phones that may bend and flex, Samsung is going to be the main thing on that space.

 


 

Samsung Galaxy S III and Note II may get Android 4.4 KitKat in March. S4 and Note 3 could be updated in January.

 

A leaked document, apparently leaked from Samsung India's R&D department, implies that Samsung intends to update the Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) and Note 3 (SM-N900) to KitKat in month of january of 2014. The document includes the Samsung Galaxy Note II (SM-N7100) and Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300), will get the latest version from the OS in March or April. As it usually happens, carrier-specific models might not be updated at the same time.

 

All we can hope is that Samsung takes its time and tests the updates before rolling them out, because, as we saw with the Android 4.3 updates for the Galaxy S III and Galaxy S4, that can result in quite the buggy experience for many users.

 


 

Samsung prepping two new 64-bit Exynos processors for CES 2014,  Samsung is going to hold an Exynos-related press conference at CES on January 7 in Las Vegas, and it's expected to unveil two new processors, both of these will be octa-core, and both will be 64-bit, a move that sees Samsung once again closely follow tech trends imposed by Apple's first 64-bit smartphone few months ago.


Thehttp://news.mydrivers.com/1/287/287960.htm Exynos 6 chipset will be based on ARM's Cortex-A50 architecture. It'll have four Cortex-A57 performance-focused cores, and 4 Cortex-A53 battery-friendly cores. Clearly, these should energy up and lower (and increase and lower) when needed, with respect to the current workload.


The Exynos S chipset uses Samsung's own core designs, and also the only thing we all know about this yet is it too is going to be 64-bit. It might be octa-core too, however that info hasn't been leaked yet.


The interesting part is the fact that based on MyDrivers, the Exynos 6 will outshine the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 with a factor of just one.53x. The Exynos S is a little behind, however it too will have the ability to be 1.43x faster than Qualcomm's best.

 

Source: http://news.mydrivers.com/1/287/287960.htm

 

 



Samsung's Head of Design Team for their IT & Mobile Communications division today confirmed to Korean web site inews24 that Samsung will unveil its flagship phone Galaxy S5 release date is taking place at the Mobile World Congress next month.


Mr Chang also commented on some of the rumoured Galaxy S5 features, including flexible display technology. He said that the said feature is "currently under review" and he did not confirm whether the feature will make it to the Samsung Galaxy S5 release date. Previous reports stated that Samsung and LG may not be able to release a smartphone with flexible display early this year as the technology is still being developed. However, companies may release a version packed curved flexible display later this year.


MWC 2014 debuts on February 24 in lovely Barcelona, so we're not that far away from finding out if the Galaxy S5 will be announced there. Of course, 'till then, CES 2014 kicks off next week, albeit Samsung will probably not reveal any new smartphones at this show, except the Galaxy Gear 2.





A week back, a Samsung executive has posted on his twitter accoun that the Samsung Galaxy S 5 will appear to the world in a public announcement at Mobile World Congress 2014. This sort of announcement was commonplace for Samsung a few years ago - back when the Samsung Galaxy S, then the Samsung Galaxy S II, knocked out their own MWC-based announcements. Since then the company has taken to their own unique event releases.  Which in a way, great for the company.


Many rumors suggest that the next Samsung Galaxy line phone will appear at MWC with code-name "Galaxy S5".  We've also seen some rather wild-looking visions of what this device could be delivered as in pre-production drawings from Samsung itself earlier this week. What it would appear to be bringing is a device not all that different in size from the Samsung Galaxy S 4, but with a bit of curved glass up front and along the back.


It's likely the Samsung Galaxy S 5, whatever package it arrives in, will not be working with a curved display - only curved glass, if any curves are to be included at all.


We will just have to wait and see. 


Source: Samsung News



Samsung had been pretty quite this year at CES, but we have a feeling that the company will have more to show during the Mobile World Congress. In fact, Samsung has now started sending out invites for an event that will take place in Barcelona on February 23, at Hotel ARTS. The event is going to be focused solely on the Tizen platform, and Samsung claims that only at this event, the press and enthusiasts will have the chance to get an exclusive sneak preview of the newest Tizen devices.


Please join the Tizen Association Board on Sunday, 23 February 2014 for a welcome reception and kick-off to MWC 2014. During this invite only event, you will get an exclusive sneak preview of the newest Tizen devices as well as an opportunity to learn about the major milestones that the Tizen project has hit since last year's event.


We ask you to reserve time from 3-6 PM CET on 23 February 2014 at Hotel ARTS Barcelona where you will also have the opportunity to hear from and interview Tizen Association Board Members.


While NTT Docomo will most likely not be present at the event, other backers are expected to attend, such as SK Telecom, KT Corporation and LG U+.


In a month from now we'll most likely see whether or not Tizen is worth it. It's rather difficult to lift a new platform from the ground, when Android and iOS are going strong. Ubuntu has also gained grip lately and it looks like it's one step ahead of Tizen, thanks to the collaboration between Canonical and Meizu. Whether or not Samsung's platform will manage to make an impact remains to be seen, but we should remind you that these first Tizen devices will most likely not fit in the high-end range.

 

Source: zdnet


 


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