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Earlier today, LG officially announces its 5.5-incher Korean version of the Optimus G Pro. It has also mentioned its plans of a newer version. Judging from the official photos, this new device looks sturdy and intriguing, and it also features a single home button at the bottom. It has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 and is built with a curved glass for a 2.5D effect that is according to LG. Design-wise, it kind of reminds us of Samsung Galaxy Note II but with that characteristically curved display and the patterned back, much like its Optimus G predecessor.


There is not much report on the specs as of yet but based on some LG hints, it looks to be a quad core, HD device. It might be introduced in Korea later this month and we might actually be able to experience it this coming Mobile World Congress (MWC) two weeks from now.


Source: NewsWired



Service provider ATT today announced the launch date of the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The newest 5.5 inch Android Jelly Bean handset will be available to AT&T customers starting November 9 - just two weeks after Sprint launches its version.

 

Similar to Sprint, ATT will ask $299.99 for the Samsung Galaxy Note II with a contract. Pre-orders will begin on October 25.

 

As you may already know, the Samsung Galaxy Note II has a quad-core Exynos processor clocked at 1.6GHz, LTE connectivity, S Pen, 8MP rear camera, 1.9MP front-facing camera, and a 3,100 mAh battery.

 

Verizon, T-Mobile and US Cellular may also launch the Samsung Galaxy Note II in the US, but haven't provided specific launch dates yet. Here's the ATT press release.

 

Beginning Nov. 9 customers interested in picking up a Samsung Galaxy Note® II will be able to purchase one for $299.99 with a two-year agreement in all AT&T* stores and online. Online pre-orders for this highly anticipated device are planned for Oct. 25 at www.att.com/galaxynoteii.

 

Announced last month, the Samsung Galaxy Note II is one of the first smartphones launching at AT&T to feature a quad-core processor. Galaxy Note II uses a 1.6 GHz quad-core ExynosTM processor with powerful graphics capabilities. The Galaxy Note II is thinner and narrower than the first Galaxy Note, and it improves upon the original with longer battery life, as well as enhancements to the S PenTM. AT&T is the only carrier to offer the original Samsung Galaxy NoteTM at $199.99 with a two-year agreement.

 

The Galaxy Note II will run on AT&T's 4G LTE network. It will ship running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) on its beautiful 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLEDTM display, perfect for customers who want the productivity of a tablet with the portability of a smartphone. The 8-megapixel camera allows users to easily share their photos with friends through Share Shot, while S BeamTM lets you quickly share videos, pictures, maps and more with other Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S® III devices.

 

AT&T customers have access to the nation's largest 4G network**, covering 275 million people. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. That means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you may be on a much slower 3G network.

 

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

 

** 4G speeds not available everywhere. Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.

 

Samsung, Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, Exynos, S Beam and Super AMOLED are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls and voice, data and other application usage patterns.

 

 


 

 

Users who are looking to upgrade to a new Android smartphone should check out the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Express by AT&T, a 4G LTE smartphone that combines high performance features at a great price. The Galaxy Express is exclusive to AT&T, runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and sports a clear and bright 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen. The 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 2000 mAh battery helps users stay productive throughout the day; while the 5-megapixel rear facing camera lets you capture and share images easily through text messages, email and social networks.

 

With Samsung Galaxy Express, customers can also enjoy some of the popular sharing features introduced in the popular Samsung Galaxy S III, like S Beam which allows content to be shared between S Beam enabled devices by simply touching them back to back.

 

For more information about the Samsung Galaxy Express, please visit http://www.att.com/galaxyexpress

 

 

 



Samsung has announced two new Windows 8 devices which will be released in coming months. The updated Series 7 Chronos laptop will come with high-end specs such as Intel quad-core i7 processor with up to 16GB of memory, up to 1TB of storage and dedicated 2GB external graphics,   up to 16GB RAM, JBL speakers and 11 hours of battery life.


Samsung also announced its new Ultrabook called Series 7 Ultra which is equipped with a 13.3-inch full HD 1920×1080 display with 350nits of brightness and optional touchscreen, choices of Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, optional 4G LTE support, USB 3.0 ports, up to 256GB SSD, AMD HD 8570M GPU, JBL speakers and a battery life of up to 8 hours.


Samsung will announce more details about the pricing and availability tomorrow at CES.


Press Release:


Samsung Unveils Enhanced Series 7 Chronos and New Ultrabooks at CES 2013


Samsung's unrivaled Series 7 product line offers professional performance, touch and seamless multimedia capabilities with increased mobility


LAS VEGAS, USA - January 2, 2012 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced two additions to its high performance Series 7 PC lineup: the enhanced Series 7 Chronos, which delivers professional performance in a thin and light form factor, and the Series 7 Ultra, which takes Ultrabooks to the next level with enriched computing power, graphics and touch capability. The new Samsung Series 7 intuitive devices incorporate PCs into consumers' lives by enabling mobility and helping to keep them connected.


"2012 was a definitive year for Samsung's PC business - we expanded our lineup, taking advantage of the new form factors and consumer demand. This led to significant growth in the industry," said David Song, Senior Vice President of IT & Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics. "In 2013, we will continue to focus on innovation delivering products that fit into customer lifestyles while maintaining Samsung's high-end design and performance standards. The new Series 7 Chronos and Ultra products are just two examples of what you can expect to see from us throughout the year."


New Series 7 Chronos - Professional, Powerful Performer


Delivering professional performance in a thinner and lighter form factor, the new Series 7 Chronos provides enhanced processing power for professional users and a new software solution RAMaccelerator**** that provides up to a 150 percent increase in speed for browsing and running apps by taking advantage of the existing memory. Ten-finger multi-touch capabilities enhance the overall experience, allowing the user to interact directly with the screen, as well as the touchpad and keyboard. With a full aluminum body, the new Series 7 Chronos follows the design DNA of its predecessor while packing a powerful Intel® quad-core processor with up to 16GB* of memory, up to 1TB*** of storage and dedicated 2GB external graphics into a slim chassis that measures just 20.9mm (0.82 inches).

The Series 7 Chronos enables creation of heavy content for professional use with increased efficiency and productivity, anywhere and anytime. Catering to the needs of professionals, the new Series 7 Chronos features a high resolution, Full HD display (1920×1080), with 300nit brightness, as well as rich sound with JBL® optimized speakers, enhanced graphics to run hardcore tasks, and an extended battery life of 11 hours**. The laptop wakes up in as little as two seconds and boots in under twelve seconds, making it ready at a moment's notice to access virtually anything the user needs for serious work.


Series 7 Ultra - A New Ultrabook Experience


As the first Ultra in the Series 7 family, the Series 7 Ultra embodies superior mobility and performance in an ultra-slim and light, full aluminum body. Designed as the ultimate Ultrabook for multimedia, the Series 7 Ultra offers crisp visuals as well as powerful sound features. Enjoy videos and images on a Full HD display (1920×1080) featuring 350nit brightness, while JBL optimized speakers and AMD® graphics complete the experience. The laptop's display is brighter and wider than previous models and features a 178-degree viewing angle, making it great for sharing multimedia with friends and family, or work content with colleagues.


Up to eight hours of battery life** keeps users connected all day, while the latest Intel® CoreTM i5 or i7 processors and up to 256GB SSD*** of storage provide the computing power required by even the most demanding users. The laptop's ten-finger intuitive touch capabilities and six second boot-up time maximize on-the-go productivity. The device will also be available with 4G LTE connectivity, further enhancing accessibility from anywhere (touch model based). Connecting to other devices is almost never an issue with three USB ports, as well as a LAN port and a slim security slot to help ensure the device is securely tethered when necessary.


Please visit our booth to experience this future technology firsthand. Samsung's product line will be displayed January 8-11 at booth #12004 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.


Full details, video content and product images are available at the Samsung microsite at: http://www.samsungces.com/ or mobile site at: http://m.samsungces.com as well.


The Samsung press conference and Samsung Tomorrow TV CES 2013 Specials will be streamed live on the Samsung Tomorrow blog at: http://global.samsungtomorrow.com and Samsung's microsite site also.

 


 

Samsung will be revealing many new TVs at this year's CES 2013 event in Las Vegas, including a 110-inch, 95-inch and 85-inch UHD TV that supports a resolution four times higher than full HD and comes with speakers built on the frame to provide good quality sound.

 

In addition, they will also announce the F8000, F7000, F6000, F5000, F4000 series LED TVs. The F8000 is powered by a quad-core CPU that enables improved multitasking and tries to give something known as Ultimate Lean-Back Experience. The TV learns through the viewing habits of the user and suggests options through S-Recommendation.

 

F5000 and F4000 are entry-level models ranging in size from 19-inch to 50-inch. The F7000 series concentrates on the design with a thin 5mm bezel whereas the F6000 provides a decent mid-range experience.

 

Source: Samsung TV

 


 

Samsung has announced the winners to the mobile application boot camp took place last year, more than 120 high school students vied to develop the next big thing in mobile applications and compete for the $20,000 Grand Prize scholarship.

 

The first winner to walk away with a $20,000 scholarship is Joseph Romano, a tenth grader with his app called Better4All. Next to win the $10,000 scholarship is Sophia Li, an eleventh grader for her SoundUP app and finally the $5,000 winner is Ofri Harlev for his app Karma Trader.


Congratulations to all the winners.

 

Press Release:


-Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States and the No. 1 smartphone provider worldwide1, recognized the top five students and their mobile application concepts developed during the 2012 Mobile Application Boot Camps.

 

Grand prize winner Joseph Romano, a tenth grader at Arlington High School in Arlington, MA, received a $20,000 scholarship for his Better4All volunteer application. Romano's Better4All mobile application is a crowd-sourced service which allows users within a specific region to report and respond to volunteer opportunities within three main categories: road hazards, off-road issues and volunteer positions. This call-to-action application encourages users to identify areas in their community that need emergency and philanthropic assistance.

 

"The goal for the Samsung Mobile Application Boot Camps is to inspire a new generation of engineers," said Dale Sohn, President of Samsung Telecommunications America. "The students that participated are learning a timely and relevant skill that has an opportunity to influence not only their lives, but the lives of others as well. It is encouraging to see the creativity these students have and the desire to empower change through technology."

 

Sophia Li, an eleventh grader at Lowell High School in San Francisco, received second place and a $10,000 scholarship for her SoundUP app. By allowing users to "piggyback" on multiple phone speakers, SoundUP delivers a synchronized, extended speaker system. SoundUP not only brings people together through the power of music, but also delivers on convenience, personalization and versatility.

 

The third place prize of a $5,000 scholarship was awarded to Ofri Harlev, an eleventh grader at Lowell High School in San Francisco. Harlev created the Karma Trader application to bring communities together by identifying and promoting citizens' unique skill sets, such as carpentry or health care.

 

Fourth & Fifth place winners, David Park, from Duluth, GA, and James Fong, from Alameda, CA, in addition to all winners, will receive Samsung Galaxy S® III smartphones. For more information or to view winner concept submissions, please visit www.scholastic.com/samsungbootcamp.

 

In July and August of 2012, Samsung Mobile collaborated with highly recognized engineering universities - University of California, Berkeley, University of Texas at Dallas, Georgia Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology to host four two-day mobile application boot camps for top performing high school students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

 

Samsung worked with Scholastic - the global children's publishing, education and media company - to develop the activities for the boot camps, as well as teacher resources that are available online for teachers interested in teaching mobile application development during the school year.

 

For more information about the program, please visit

www.scholastic.com/samsungbootcamp or contact samsungcampinfo@scholastic.com.

 




Samsung according to today's reports have broken its previous quarterly earnings when a report unleashed a profit of $6.6 billion in the last quarter of 2012. With Apple reeling at the moment, Samsung is making a steady progress. The evidence of this has been provided by the report defined above. Last quarter earnings of previous year gathered $6 billion for this tech-gaint, whereas, in 2012 it increased its earnings by 18 percent. But, a 62 percent of this earning came from telecom business which meant other Samsung product were low on sell. This really tells that everything doesn't turn out fine for Samsung.


The Wall street Journal reported that Samsung‘s handset profit margin fell down by 1.4 percent i.e. starting from 18.8 percent and ending at 17.4 percent at the end of the quarter. The growths of their revenue also fell down from 82 percent to 58 percent at the end of the quarter.


source: WallStreetJournal




Samsung within few days of the launch of Galaxy Xcover, has launched Xcover2 with some additional features. This Xcover 2 is IP67 certified meaning it can avoid dust, accidental drop and is water-proof. It can remain in operation under water up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. In this version Xcover, Samsung has added a new feature of taking instantaneous pictures under water with a button know as the "shutter key".


The phone runs on Android 4.1 software and is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM. The phone has a 4-inch screen with a display of 400 x 800 resolutions. The phone also has a 5 mega-pixel rear camera and a VGA front camera installed. The internal memory of the phone is tiny i.e. 4 GB in relation to other phones of this category. But, the phone has an option of a micro SD slot which can allow users to have more storage. This version of Xcover phone would be showcased at MWC 2013, but no official word on its release.



Samsung announced new series of feature phones and India Market will be the one of the first markets to get them. Starting with the top-end REX 90 model, the phone comes with a 3.5-inch 320×480 capacitive touchscreen display, Smart Dual-SIM with hot swap, TouchWiz UI, social networking support, 3.2MP camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 1000mAh battery with 15 hours of talk time.


The REX 80 sports a smaller 3-inch display with 320×240 resolution support, Smart Dual SIM support, 3MP camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 1000mAh battery.


REX 70 is similar to the REX 80 but drops Wi-Fi and lowers camera resolution to 2MP. Additionally, the phone features Smart Dual-SIM with true swap support.

 

REX 60 is the entry-level handset with 2.8-inch resistive touchscreen display (320×240), Smart Dual SIM, 1.3MP camera, Bluetooth and 1000mAh battery.


While Nokia Asha full-touch phones come with 40 free EA games, Samsung's REX series get 10 Gameloft games as well as popular IM services like Gtalk, Yahoo Messenger among others.


The prices for these devices start at INR4,280 ($79) for the REX 60 and go up to INR6,490 for the REX 90 ($120).


Source: Samsung

 



Even though Valentine's day is behind us, it looks like Samsung are seeing the gizmo lust in feminine eyes with the Samsung Galaxy Note II, arriving in Korea, all dressed in pink.

 

This Pink-color Galaxy Note II will be arriving on all of South Korean carriers and will join the rest of the available colors, which comprised of White, Titanium Grey, Amber Brown and Ruby Wine.

 

The specifications are the same. The phone will be available from the 22nd of this month on all three carriers of the South Korean Market.

 

Source: Sammyhub



Samsung's Galaxy Camera will launch in a WiFi-only version later this month, it features a  16MP CMOS sensor, 21x optical zoom, and 4.8-inch LCD touchsreen will retail for $449.99. The device also features a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 8GB of internal storage. It is expected to launch with Android 4.1.2.


The Samsung GALAXY Camera (Wi-Fi) will be available later this month for $449.99 at www.samsung.com and authorized Samsung retailers. For more information on the Wi-Fi version of the Samsung GALAXY Camera and the full line of Samsung digital cameras, lenses and accessories, please visit www.samsung.com.


Press Release:


Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and convergence technologies, today announced a Wi-Fi version of the Samsung GALAXY Camera, giving photo enthusiasts another option to further their creativity and sharing potential. Centered on the AndroidTM Jellybean 4.1 platform, the GALAXY Camera is a powerful point-and-shoot camera with a familiar, intuitive user interface and access to Android applications from the Google PlayTM market.


"The GALAXY Camera Wi-Fi blends cutting-edge digital imaging technology with Samsung's latest line of class-leading Android devices," said Ron Gazzola, Vice President, Marketing for Digital Imaging, Samsung Electronics America. "Focusing on features that simplify the user experience, the GALAXY Camera Wi-Fi offers an intuitive approach to feature-rich photography, without the need to be constantly connected."


Boasting a 21x optical zoom, 16MP backside illuminated CMOS sensor and class-leading 4.8-inch HD Super Clear Touch LCD, the GALAXY Camera makes it easier than ever before to capture breathtaking images, edit them with users' favorite apps and then share over Wi-Fi to family and friends.


The GALAXY Camera's photo interface blends the capabilities of an advanced camera with an easy-to-use touch interface, so users can learn and grow with their photography skills with each use. An innovative Smart Mode places camera settings at users' fingertips, letting them fine-tune and adjust settings like shutter speed, aperture and exposure by simply manipulating sliders on the screen. The GALAXY Camera also offers a selection of different scene modes to help users define the appropriate settings for a particular scenario, whether they want to capture flowing waterfalls, an action-packed sports event, and more.


Editing with Ease:


The GALAXY Camera integrates a new Photo Wizard tool, featuring a comprehensive set of 35 editing features, designed to take advantage of the camera's high-resolution touchscreen and make powerful enhancements on-the-go. Additionally, the Smart Content Manager offers innovative organizational tools for photos, with options to quickly and easily create folders and tags or suggest which photos can be deleted if they don't come out the way the user intended. Lastly, Samsung's Paper Artist app allows users to stylize and edit their photos with options to create new images that appear to be sketch-drawings or watercolor paintings.





 



Samsung has finally revealed its latest oversized smartphones, the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3.  It's  larger than even Samsung's 5.5-inch Galaxy Note 2, both phones are low- to mid-range in terms of specifications.


The Galaxy Mega 6.3 is the superior of the two that comes with a 6.3-inch HD (720p) TFT screen, LTE, 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 1.5GB RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 8MP rear and 1.9MP front-facing cameras, 8 or 16GB internal memory, microSD card slot and 3200mAh battery.


The Galaxy Mega 5.8 on the other hand features a 5.8-inch display with qHD resolution, 1.4GHz dual-core CPU, HSPA+, 1.5GB RAM, 8MP and 1.9MP cameras, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 8GB internal memory, microSD card slot and 2600mAh battery.


Pricing for the models isn't clear, but from the specifications we expect them to be cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S4.



Sprint, also the the Now network will begin offering Galaxy S4 on April 27th for the price of $249.99 with a two-year contract agreement.  However, if you're willing to cancel your current provider and carry your phone number to Sprint, you will get additional $100 credit, bringing the price down to $150. You'll be able to pre-order the device directly from Sprint beginning tomorrow.


Manufactured by Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), Galaxy S 4 is powered by AndroidTM 4.2.2, Jelly Bean, boasts a brilliant 5-inch full HD Super AMOLEDTM touchscreen, 1.9GHz quad-core processor and access to the Sprint 4G LTE network. It also offers Multi Window, which allows the use of two apps side-by-side.


Galaxy S 4 is the perfect device for vividly capturing life's most important moments by featuring dual cameras: a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera with a Dual Camera function allowing simultaneous use of both cameras. Galaxy S 4 is loaded with several innovative capabilities:


 

  •  
    • Drama Shot captures a progressive event, like a baby's first steps or a basketball player's slam dunk, in one frame
    • Eraser Shot removes unwanted objects or people from an otherwise perfect picture
    • Live Filters allow an individual to see how a picture will look - on both the camera and camcorder - before the photo is taken
    • Story AlbumTM compiles photos with location and weather information to create the most comprehensive and personalized memory book

Galaxy S 4 adds new touchless navigation with innovative features that detect face, voice and motions to enable screen control.


 

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    • Air ViewTM lets the user preview emails, photos in the gallery, or even the stories in Flipboard by hovering a finger over the screen.
    • Smart Pause pauses a video by looking away from the screen.
    • Air Gesture allows the user to answer a call or skip to the next song by waving their hand in front of the screen.
    • Galaxy S 4 also features Polaris® Office to get work done using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files from almost anywhere.


Source: Sprint Press Release

 

 



Cricket Communications today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Galaxy S4. The Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone builds on the success and innovation of its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S3, and provides a suite of new innovations that will change how customers interact with a smartphone. The Galaxy S4 uniquely makes advanced technologies and features easy to use by integrating them into the way individuals use their phones every day.


Cricket's version of the Galaxy S4 includes the same high-end hardware specs you'll find on any carrier, like a 5-inch HD screen, 13-megapixel camera, and a TV remote control. However, it'll also carry Cricket's Muve Music service, which gives you unlimited access to downloadable songs and ringtones as part of the monthly Android rate plan.


The Galaxy S4 will be available at Cricket company-owned stores, starting June 7, 2013 for $599.99 (MSRP). Qualifying customers can put $54.99 down at purchase plus monthly payments.





Samsung Electronicstoday announced the world's first commercial devices capable of TDD-LTE (Time-Division Duplex) and FDD-LTE (Frequency Division Duplex) seamless handover technology. Samsung will launch TDD/FDD Dual Mode LTE versions of the Samsung GALAXY S4 and Samsung GALAXY S4 mini, which will enable continuous and seamless voice and data communications even as the devices switch between two different types of LTE networks.


Samsung Mobile's president quoted:


"Samsung continues to accelerate global LTE market deployment, addressing technical challenges faster than anyone else. With today's TDD / FDD LTE seamless handover devices announcement, Samsung again demonstrates the company's commitment to driving better, more convenient customer experiences. The first commercially available TDD / FDD seamless handover devices will allow customers to fully enjoy the benefits of fast mobile data communications no matter where they are," said JK Shin, president of Samsung's IT & Mobile Division.



Samsung is the first player in the global mobile industry to provide dual-mode (TDD-LTE/FDD-LTE) smartphones. Samsung will continue to launch TDD-LTE devices in other markets throughout third quarter.  Strategy Analytics estimates that there will be almost 400 million LTE devices sold in 2014, and almost 500 million in 2015. This year there should be about 270 million LTE devices shipped around the world.



Samsung has now announced a new model of the Galaxy S5 for Korea that features some improved specs over the original model.


Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A will supports LTE-A connectivity. Some of the boosted specs include a 5.1-inch QHD (2560×1440) Super AMOLED display at 577 PPI, 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 CPU, Adreno 420 GPU and 3GB RAM.


The Galaxy S5 LTE-A is certainly an improvement over the standard Galaxy S5, however, the battery size which remains at 2,800mAh, kind of disappointing.

 


 

In a move which should surprise nobody, AT&T announced this morning that it will are the exclusive U.S. carrier for Nokia's flagship Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 handset, continuing its lock-down from the high-end Lumia line. The Lumia 900 Windows Phone 7 handset has also been AT&T-only.

 

The company additionally announced promises to carry the more mainstream Lumia 820. Both phones will show up on store shelves by using an unspecified November day, though earlier reports pegged the launch for November 2nd.

 

We were impressed by the Lumia 920's colorful exterior, crisp PureView-powered pictures and its sharp, bright display whenever we saw the product firsthand at Nokia's launch event. The phone packs several particularly nifty features, including wireless charging as well as the augmented reality City Lens app. The Lumia 820, meanwhile, sports an exhibition of slightly lower - however HD - resolution compared to Lumia 920 and interchangeable shells rather than wireless charging.  With all these great features, we are wondering, will you buy one?

 



A new Tegra 4 mobile processor is coming its way as announced by NVIDIA and it should hit the smartphone market very soon. The Tegra 4i was also previously-and "secretly" referred to as Project Grey and it is said to preserve battery life with a fifth core!


Furthermore, the processor is more compact than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and the processor is clocked at 2.3GHz on an ARM's R4 Cortex A9 chip. This is really one processor to watch and it makes us wonder which smartphone will be able to use it first.


This high-performance phone processor will truly up the ante on smartphone performance and it will somehow be a leveling factor for more expensive phones. In addition, the Tegra 4i also supports 4G LTE with its i500 LTE modem, so no need to worry about the lack of it thereof. Smartphones can't get more exciting than this.


Source: NVIDIA



Google announced profits of $8.62 a share on revenues of $11.34 billion, after subtracting commissions paid to advertising partners. After excluding one-time charges, the Mountain View company's earnings per share were $10.65 for the October-December quarter. According to a Thomson Reuters analysis, Wall Street analysts were expecting Google to report earnings of $8.48 a share, or $10.52 a share excluding one-time charges, on revenue of $12.36 billion.


Motorola Mobility deal is still in the red. Google started a deal to sell off Motorola Home to the Arris Group a deal that should close in 2013. The deal is for $2.35 billion in cash and stock, which haven't been included in the Q4 report. During the earnings call, Google CEO Larry Page addressed the Nexus shortages saying that the company needs to manage its inventory better and that this is a priority for the company's teams.  


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Full earnings press release here



 



Quickly capture what's on your mind and recall it easily wherever you are. Create a checklist, enter a voice note or snap a photo and annotate it. Everything you add is instantly available on all your devices - desktop and mobile.


With Google Keep you can:


• Keep track of your thoughts via notes, lists and photos
• Have voice notes transcribed automatically
• Use homescreen widgets to capture thoughts quickly
• Color-code your notes to help find them later
• Swipe to archive things you no longer need
• Turn a note into a checklist by adding checkboxes
• Use your notes from anywhere - they are safely stored in the cloud and available on the web at http://drive.google.com/keep


Google Play Store Link


 



In the first 24 hours after the switch was flipped, Instagram saw 5 million videos uploaded. That's a jaw-droppingly huge number for any day one feature, but remember: Instagram does have 130 million users. Even if we assume that each of the 5 million videos came from a unique user (an absolutely wild assumption, of course), that works out to around 3.8% of Instagram's userbase giving the new feature a spin.


Check out the video feature.


Features:


• 100% free custom designed filters: XPro-II, Earlybird, Rise, Amaro, Hudson, Lo-fi, Sutro, Toaster, Brannan, Inkwell, Walden, Hefe, Nashville, 1977, and others.
• Linear and Radial Tilt-Shift blur effects for extra depth of field.
• Instant sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr and Foursquare
• Unlimited uploads
• Interact with friends through giving & receiving likes and comments
• Works with Android versions 2.2 and above that support OpenGL ES 2
• And much much more...


What's in this version:


  • New in 4.0: Video!
  • Introducing Video on Instagram and bring you a new way to share your stories!
  • Recording videos is currently supported on devices with Jellybean (4.1) and above. All Android versions can already play videos on Instagram and we're working around the clock to enable capturing videos on many more Android devices.


Link: Google Play Store

 

 

 



Rovio Entertainment and LucasFilm join forces again to bring you Angry Birds Star Wars II, a sequel to the the blockbuster game of 2012! http://angrybirds.com/starwars2


The game will feature over 30 playable characters, as well as the ability to choose your side and more! For the time being be sure to keep an eye out for the Return of the Jedi story, which will feature in the original Angry Birds Star Wars.


Angry Birds Star Wars II will be available across app stores worldwide, starting from September 19.


Source: Rovio


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