Plans for a better version of the iPhone 5 are already smoking from Apple camp, following a leak of photos that supposedly showed the next iPhone's motherboard (iPhone 5S or iPhone 6, who knows?). Judging from the photos that came out, it looked like the successor closely resembled the iPhone 5, but is supposed to have better specs and a new iOS version.
According to the leak, Apple A7 is a 1.2 GHz quad core processor, compared to iPhone 5's tri-core. Moreover, it will possibly have a 2GB RAM and according to a "reliable source" (this is where you suspect this to be a rumor), it will actually have a slower RAM at 800MHz. Relax, people, it hasn't been proven yet.
New Siri capabilities are other possible improvements, other than that, we'll all have to wait and see and quit speculating for our own good. Brilliant tech enthusiasts will surely let us know.
According to a report by Reuters, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd infringed a key portion of an Apple Inc patent by including a text-selection feature in its smartphones and tablets, an International Trade Commission judge said in a preliminary decision.
The decision is appealable, but if Samsung is to lose the appeal in front of the full commission as well, Apple is entitled to requesting an US import ban for most smartphones and tablets in the Samsung Galaxy and Samsung Nexus lines.
The final decision is expected to arrive sometime in August and it is not known if Samsung can avoid the potential import ban via a software update that would change the way text selection is made.
We'll keep you posted on any updates.
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According to the earlier reports, Samsung Galaxy S4 could feature a HD 4.99 inch Amoled screen which could allow pixel density of up to 440 PPI. Even though, this density is really sharp and attractive, But it's a lot similar to the densities of new Sony and HTC phones. So, Samsung in order to make Samsung Galaxy S4's display different from its rivals is working upon higher pixel densities. According to a report, Samsung is experiment upon hexagonal and diamond shaped pixels. Which in result provide them with their target of achieving pixel density greater than 440 PPI.
However, this enlargement of pixels is made possible by Laser induced thermal imaging which allows a place for sub-pixels; this technique is cheap, but, found some problems initially. Now, the issues are resolved and green signal has been given to this technique. So, Samsung would be first one to apply it and we have to wait and see how it works when Galaxy S4 emerges into the market.
Rumors just cannot be stopped on the Samsung Galaxy S IV, it's expected as it will be Samsung's next flagship phone. This time it's about panoramic picture mode, apparently, Samsung will have its own custom Photo Sphere, called Samsung Orb, a new report reveals.
A software engineer working on the new Samsung Galaxy S4 has confirmed to a popular android blog that the highly-anticipated smartphone will come with a new camera feature called Samsung Orb, which will work in a way similar to the Photo Sphere that was integrated in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Samsung Orb will allow you to capture 360-degree panorama photos that will give you "an almost three-dimensional viewing experience." Samsung Galaxy S4′s Camera app software will guide you through the process of taking Orb photos and all you will have to doin order to capture a 360 degree shot is to move the handset up or down, left or right.
The Samsung engineer said that Samsung Galaxy S4′s Orb will be "even better than Photo Sphere, courtesy of the S4′s amazing camera." He also said that Samsung is working closely with Facebook and that the users will be able to share the Orb photos on the popular social network just like they do with any other regular photo take with a smartphone's camera.
Rumor has it that Samsung Galaxy S4 will pack a 13 megapixel camera which pared with the Samsung Orb feature will allow the users to take amazing panorama pictures.
Samsung Galaxy S4 will be announced on March 14th, the new smartphone will come pre-loaded with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean the latest Android version so far, while the new iteration of Google's mobile operating system, unofficially dubbed Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, will be announced at Google I/O event in May.
What do you think about this feature?
According to the Korean site, Daum.co.kr, the Samsung Galaxy S IV will have a feature that will be dedicated to health. Aside from a portable health pad, an application is reportedly underway and also quite possibly, a social health hub that will allow users to be able to interact with their buddies while promoting their health. Another device that Samsung is working on is a smart watch that also features similar functionalities, project Altius.
Samsung sees the potential in assimilating technology with healthcare and according to Daum, this is not something new because the Korean company has been vocal about their intentions ever since. Health-integrated devices, optional health accessories and health apps-surely, Samsung is making large leaps in product and market development. This could be another one of Samsung's lucrative ventures, and one that is relevant in making people want to improve their health.
The Galaxy S IV will no longer use the Samsung EXYNOS processor and according to the latest rumours this processor has overheating issues. Today we can confirm Samsung will use the Snapdragon 600 and it is clocked at 1.9 Ghz which is 0.2 Ghz higher than the HTC One.
In addition to the image, SamMobile source also spilled few more details related to the hardware and surprisingly, AMOLEDs that are supposed to be the highlight of high-end Galaxy devices, won't be found on the Galaxy S IV.
These are the alleged full specs of the Samsun Galaxy S4, that SamMobile claims it has received from their insider:
- 4.9-inch Full-HD SoLux Display
- Snapdragon 600 1.9 Ghz
- 2 GB RAM
- 16, 32 or 64 GB
- 13MP camera
- 140,1 x 71,8 x 7.7mm
- 138 gram
- Home button with touch buttons
- Plastic back with aluminum sides
- Removable battery
- Black / White
Sometime before the Samsung Galaxy S 4 was introduced last March 14th, an earlier rumor came up about the Orb, which is a photo application that offers users plenty of special effects and features for use in sharing. Furthermore, prior to release, the S 4 was initially reported to feature the Orb but didn't, when it came out last week.
According to insiders, the Orb will eventually appear on the Galaxy S 4 when the Android 5.0 comes out. No official word yet about the date and the release as such, but we are almost sure that the 5.0 will indeed already come out in the near future.
If we are lucky, then maybe with the way that Android is coming up with a new version every May or July (Froyo, Honeycomb and Jelly Bean all came out mid-year), then it might be safe to expect the Android 5.0 to be rolled out in roughly 2-3 months. Here's to hoping Android 5.0 will come out soon!
Screen shots that show Samsung's new Exynos 5210 were leaked over the net, which shows that the company might be developing it for the S 4 Mini. No further details were exposed but the chip will feature big.LITTLE technology by ARM. If this pushed through, it will consist of quad core processors, with both the dual Cortex A-15 and A-7 cores to split various levels of processing.
Since the recently-released Galaxy S 4 features octa-core processors, the Galaxy S Mini might be a quad-core device. It will reportedly have a 4.3-inch display that uses Super AMOLED technology. It might also have a dual-SIM, dual-core variant, which many will find useful, since they won't have to keep two separate phones for different carriers. The expected time of launch for this "diminutive" S 4 is on summer.
Samsung has published a video detailing what we can expect from it SideSync, users will be able to use their PC's keyboard and mouse effortlessly with the phone, even allowing them to copy text from the PC and directly pasting it in the phone.
SideSync works by installing a SideSync app on the Galaxy phone which communicates with the pre-loaded Windows app on the ATIV device.
Check out SideSync video for Galaxy device and see how SideSync, Samsung's latest innovation, connects your mobile and PC!
In this video, you'll see keyboard & mouse sharing, phone screen sharing, and more.
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.
According to news by the Korean media, the Samsung Galaxy S5 will come with a swipe fingerprint sensor, and this new sensor has apparently been developed in house by Samsung. Unlike Apple's Touch ID scanner, this won't be a touch-and-hold affair but rather a swipe recognition system - which sounds similar to the LG G2 unlock button, but with recognition.
One of the challenges that Apple faced with their iPhone 5S, was supply of the handset when it launched due to the fingerprint sensor, this is something that Samsung could avoid, as they will apparently manufacture the sensor themselves.
The Galaxy S5 is rumored to come with a 5.25 inch display that will have a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, and it looks like Samsung will launch the handset with different processors in different regions.
The Galaxy S5 is also said to come with a 16 megapixel camera, this will apparently be Samsung's ISOCELL camera, and the device will also feature a front facing 3.2 megapixel camera.
Expect to see Samsung unveil the Galaxy S5 on 24 February in Barcelona.
There were rumors that Samsung might make the Galaxy S5 waterproof. Samsung has previously made versions of the Galaxy S waterproof, but only on the Active line, not the primary S smartphone.
A new trailer for the upcoming Samsung Unpacked event appears to confirm those suspicions that the Galaxy S5 will be able to withstand water.
Take a look at the video below and see what other activities Samsung plans to make Galaxy friendly. Find out more on Monday 24 February at the Samsung UNPACKED event in Barcelona.
There was a time siri was one of top Android features. It was the feature which created a unique selling point for Apple iPhone 4S. But, it's now has become nearly worthless especially with a number of top Android features designed and available too.
A report tells the brief history of this wonderful feature that we would like share with you. It all started with siri the Android flagship for all the Verizon devices. But, suddenly Apple came in and began to ask for complete sell of siri to them, it only took a single concise chat between CEO of Apple and the siri's developer to get the deal done. But, in all this developer failed recognize how precious this feature is for Android devices, this is what allowed Apple to enter into the Smartphone market and maximized its revenues. We would like here to add that siri was powered by Google and the difference between both Apple and Google in the Smartphone market is probably due to this one decision
Lookout mobile security today unveiled new features for securing mobiles from being theft or lost, there are two version of the feature one free and paid. These two feature versions are as follows:
1. This is a free version in which you get picture and current location of the person who tries to enter into your mobile illegally, the feature activates when someone tries to unlock your phone's password and isn't successful in doing that, the feature takes the picture of the verdict quietly and emails it to you with his current location.
2. In a paid version, you can add a customized message on the unlocked screen for the person trying to access your phone, it can be your home address too if you can find some good person found your phone, then he can get it back to you. The paid version costs $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year.
Amazon during recent times has been involved in making new deals and getting up some new companies. But, in all it didn't notified one of the fantastic camera features it provides in its phones. This feature allows the users to snap photos and they directly get auto-saved to their online cloud account. This according to Amazon was one of the demanding features by phone users and users have welcomed this app positively.
Previously, the pictures were saved into the phone, now by introducing this feature it have has allowed time wastage in uploading photos to the cloud-drive. This feature is available on all versions greater or equal to Android 4.0.4. Other fascinating feature by Amazon included: the feature of multiple downloading and uploading to the users. All these apps can be downloaded at Amazon's official app store or at the Google play.
To hype the interest for the HTC One, and the delayed in most markets, HTC is kicking marketing into high gear, with new ads and music video appearances.
Video 1: Check out the official music video of Hollaphonic's new single featuring the new HTC One.
Video 2: HTC One commercial shows off the benefits of BoomSound and how it enhanced the consumer experience by having front-facing stereo speakers as opposed to a mono speaker on the back of the device.