Samsung's role as both supplier and competitor of some of the biggest names in the smartphone industry can make most of its clients wary of conducting further business with them. A good example is a report from Apple Insider that says Nokia may also start veering away from Samsung because their technology can get compromised with continued business with the Korean giant.
Furthermore, the source also claims that instead of shipping next-generation components to their clients, Samsung typically cancels and use the components for themselves. Furthermore, the source states that Samsung has stolen an important specialized design for OLED from the Finnish giant, Nokia.
When you see a Samsung (certain specialized new design for) OLED phone as you surely will, you are looking at something that was stolen from Nokia.
Just recently, Apple won $1B against a lawsuit filed against Samsung for infringing on intellectual property rights. With the kinds of allegations that Samsung is facing from two major companies, it will be hard for them to come up with something new without much scrutiny.
Samsung and Apple have always been in a tight race to smart devices supremacy and each has attracted droves of following all over the world. Each company will take a swipe at each other whenever they can and it's interesting and definitely most entertaining. The latest? Samsung thinks Note 8.0 is better than the iPad Mini because of several reasons.
According to the Korean giant, the Note 8.0 is waaaay better because it has a quad processor, is capable of multi-tasking, and has a stylish stylus! (Cheer!) It even went out of its way to create a poster for the jab aimed at the Apple A Pad Mini. It's also possible that they were talking about a different brand of device.
Kidding aside, Samsung has really topped its performance with high-profile devices and innovative technologies. It is so successful that even Google is already taking notice of its important niche in the Android market. With that said, here's hoping they'll hire a new publicist or a marketing manager who has better grammar next time.
Samsung has finally revealed that they plan to use the Snapdragon 600 by Qualcomm on some of its Galaxy S 4 devices. Indeed, this chipset is going to be a standard on all flagship devices to be launched this year. Other devices that will use a similar chip are the LG Optimus G Pro and the HTC One.
The Snapdragon 600 features quad processors that clock in at 1.9 GHz and supports LTE connectivity. It will also provide 2 GB RAM, audio and video enhancements and the Adreno 320 GPU that is capable of processing 3D graphics easily.
There is no benchmark available yet to see the difference between the two but they will most likely perform closely. There is also no news yet as to which version (Snapdragon or Exynos) will reach US stores.
Highlights of the Snapdragon 600 include:
- Quad-core 1.9Ghz Krait CPU for fast, efficient asynchronous processing
- LTE Cat 3 network support
- 2 GB LPDDR3 RAM
- Hexagon QDSP6 for ultra-low power audio playback and video enhancements
- Speed enhanced Adreno 320 GPU for high-end 3D graphics and compute processing
- 1080p HD video capture and playback
- HD multichannel sound with DTS-HD and Dolby Digital Plus audio
- OpenGL ES 3.0 conformant
It's Google Play's first birthday and everyone is just excited to share its success with the end consumers. Discounts and freebies await downloaders, with special edition games and other applications to boot. Free music is also available and most apps were updated to reflect Google Play's successful first year. Other applications are also giving away gift cards to those who will download or upgrade today.
It's a happy day for the Android Market spinoff, which many did not expect to catch on very quickly. Unlike the Android Market, Google Play seems to connect better with clients and provides a more distinctive feel in downloading apps, music and others. Furthermore, it looks many times creative and fun than the previous Android Market. Happy First Birthday, Google Play!