Not so good news this morning. Samsung will not be holding its usual press conference at the start of Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona. After talking to people "familiar with the matter", Pocket-lint can confirm that Samsung won't be holding its usual Unpacked event at the world's largest mobile phone trade show at the end of February, which means Samsung Galaxy S4 launch unlikely.
At last year's Mobile World Congress, Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Galaxy Note 10.1 slates, and Galaxy Beam. Now, the company is expected to officially uncover the Galaxy Note 8.0, but we are not sure why press conferences won't be happening for this device.
Samsung declined to comment when we asked for clarification on its Mobile World Congress 2013 press conference plans.
Great news developers, Samsung has announced to host a developers conference of its own. The Samsung Developers Conference will be held in San Francisco, USA on October 27 where developers will get a chance to engage with industry leaders, meet other developers and even get a first chance to check out new Samsung tools.
Meeting at Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, Samsung is going right to the heart of development conferences. San Francisco is where Google hold their I/O conference annually, which is a precursor to Apple's WWDC. The landing page for this event is sparse, but notes that devs can "learn about Samsung tools and SDKs".
Samsung hasn't opened their registration for the conference but is currently inviting interested developers to register their interest. We will keep you posted when the registration opens.
Inside a document filed using the Korean Ip Privileges Information Service (KIPRIS), Samsung describes a multi-party business call software feature that may be found later on on future Samsung products, such as the approaching Galaxy S5.
As the documentation doesn't mention the Galaxy S5, it certainly is sensible to visualize that this type of calling feature is going to be on Samsung's approaching flagship mobile phone models should Samsung develop it. To begin with, we're clearly searching in a calling feature for Android products, thinking about the look renders presented within the document.
By what is shown in the app portrayed in the pictures you see, it would seem users will be able to use both the front and back camera at the same time when in a video call conference, while also being able to see the video feeds of others at the bottom of the screen. It's possible the feature might come as an update to ChatON, which already does allow one-way conference calls - the option to have multi-party calls would give Samsung a nice feature to boast about on its messaging app, though whether it debuts on the Galaxy S5 or through a software update to ChatON before that is something that remains to be seen.