A demo video was released by LG that shows their Optimus G Pro featuring technology that is very, very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S 4. Plenty of people are now calling LG a copycat because their Optimus G Pro will apparently feature the same eye-detection capability that plays or stops videos when one looks at or looks away from the screen.
Another feature of the LG Optimus G Pro that the Galaxy S 4 can also do is the ability to simultaneously take pictures on both cameras for a "picture-in-picture" effect. Pause and resume recording, on the other hand, enables taking videos continuously.
LG seems to be proud at offering these features at a more affordable value than if people would buy the Samsung S 4. However, many are quite disappointed that LG did not differentiate much from Samsung's newest technologies to offer.
The rumored Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is expected to launch in September and according to a new report, will be the first Samsung device to feature S Orb panorama camera.
The S Orb feature reportedly will be rolled out to other Samsung Android handsets including the Galaxy S4, the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2 after google releases the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. Perhaps during Google IO 2013.
If you are not familiar with S Orb, it's Samsung's own version of 360 degree panorama. The S Orb was supposed to make it under the hood of the freshly announced Samsung Galaxy S4, but just like we've told you in the initial report this would have happened only if the new camera software was ready in time for the launch event.
Are you looking forward to the S Orb?
Samsung's mobile products will feature house-made CPU core and shows with 560ppi soon. This shows up throughout presentation business conference call, in which the company's executive team spoke by what is coming up next.
The move of CPU core production internally is a particularly significant change for Samsung, as presently, their chipsets feature CPU cores licensed from ARM. It will likely be accomplished in 2-steps - Samsung will first develop 64-bit cores according to ARM designs after which proceed to its very own.
Mobile shows were another hot subject of conversation throughout the analyst event. The coming year, Samsung will out RGB AMOLED shows having a pixel density of 560ppi. Combined with specific WQHD resolution (2,560 x 1,440 pixels), these pixel density points in a display having a 5.25" diagonal coming our way (quite sufficient for any Samsung Universe S5 we'd say).
In addition, Samsung will out mobile products with 4K shows in 2015. Having a resolution of three,840 x 2,160 pixels, individuals screens will represent an enormous leap in comparison towards the 1080p models that are popular today.
Source: Samsung Analyst Day
Some leaked images from Chinese sources on Weibo and provide a few more snapshots of the 41-megapixel camera phone to complement the Nokia EOS PureView pictures leaked online last week and the camera video that also appeared.
The smartphone is rumoured to pack a 41-megapixel Carl Zweiss image sensor in the rear with Xenon flash, potentially with optical image stabilisation and variable aperture. From the images we've seen so far, the camera should bulge out from the rear of the smartphone, slightly distorting its otherwise straight back.
Although the actual screen size is unknown, it should offer 1290 x 768p resolutions and 32GB of internal storage.
Engadget has promised a few more photos in the coming days, and hopefully they'll unravel more mystery before Nokia lets the cat out of the bag next month.
Get the most out of your Samsung Galaxy S III with the mophie juice pack®. This durable, ultra-thin case houses a rechargeable battery that virtually doubles your time to rock, talk, surf and send. Enjoy up to 32 extra hours of audio, 8 extra hours of video playback, or 9 extra hours of web browsing without compromising any of your phone's features.
See press release below
New mophie juice pack Lets Samsung Galaxy S® III Users Do More with their Device
Battery Case Doubles the Time to Rock, Talk, Surf and Send
SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The mophieTM juice pack, which has kept millions of iPhone's "in the green," is now available for the popular Samsung Galaxy S® III, providing double the battery life on one charge as well as complete device protection in an ultra-thin, lightweight, low-profile design. The juice pack for Galaxy S III marks the company's continued expansion into the Android market, with the new case joining mophie's existing universal line of external rechargeable batteries.
"mophie has become synonymous with device power, and we are motivated to engineer new battery solutions for both the Apple and Android communities," said Ross Howe, vice president of marketing. "We're excited to empower Galaxy S III users to do more with their device without having to worry about running out of battery or having to take a time-out to recharge at a wall outlet."
The juice pack Galaxy S III is now available for $99.95 at mophie.com and launching this weekend in select retailers nationwide.
Features of the case include:
- 100% Extra Battery Life-Packed with a 2300mAh rechargeable battery, users will appreciate up to 9 hours of additional talk time, 11 additional hours of Internet use, 32 hours of audio playback, or 8 hours of video playback
- Custom Design-The ultra-thin, lightweight and low-profile case design provides protection while perfectly complementing the sleek look of the Galaxy S III
- Sync with Ease-A pass-through USB cord allows users to charge and sync without removing their mobile device from the juice pack case
- Charge on Demand-Features an on/off toggle switch that allows for standby and charging mode, giving users the ability to dictate when extra juice is needed
- Battery Status Indicator-An integrated 4 LED status indicator notifies the user of how much battery power is left and displays how much charge time remains when the case is plugged in
For more about mophie and its full suite of products, please visit www.mophie.com.
Good news for HD Widgets fans, A new version of HD Widgets has been released into Google Play. It features Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean aesthetics, tons of color options, and support for the new Colourform theme pack.
HD Widgets are the next generation of widgets - something fun and amazing designed for today's high resolution touch screens.
HD Widgets includes a dozen beautiful widgets that show current time, current weather, weather forecast, and utility switches. We put a TON of time into designing each widget to look great on every Android screen.
The best part of HD Widgets is how fun and easy it is to use. Everything in the WYSIWYG app is right at your fingertips. make changes and see the results instantly right on your wallpaper background. You can mix and match various clocks (LED, flip clock, and Honeycomb) with backgrounds, layouts, and other options. Simple!
What's in this version:
- - NEW Notification Widgets: Battery & Weather
- - Colourform Test pack (separate apk)
- - Colourform settings: opacity, tile, texture, & colors
- - Settings for Brightness & Night Brightness switches
- - Widgets: RTL text fixes
Colourform features over 50 colorful new ICS / Jellybean-style widgets for Android phones and tablets.
Everything is colorable: icons, text, separators, background... you can even color each part of the clock! Backgrounds are layered with settings for color, opacity, tiles, and textures - or just do no background at all.
This light-weight pack (only 2MB) focuses on a simpler, more minimal, flat UI design while allowing more flexibility and customization than ever before.
- All of it!
- 58 more widgets for phones & tablets
- ICS / JB style
- tons of color settings w/ full color range
- background opacity, tiles, & textures
- new Quick Settings & Indicators
- more Roboto fonts including the 4.2 hipster clock