Five days to go before its formal launch, Samsung Galaxy S IV keeps making the news with each additional feature that adds to its awesomeness. According to SamMobile, the flagship device comes with floating touch technology, which means that you can use your finger to hover and view photos inside a folder or an album. Samsung has already been using a similar technology but only with the S-Pen.
Although this technology may sound new, it has actually been used before by Sony on one of its XPERIA Sola. Aside from the floating touch technology, other pretty cool features include Smart Scroll, Pause, Rotate, and Stay. Sensors on the display panel follow the user's eye movement and even display the next paragraph automatically after you are done with the last one.
AMOLED is also made more efficient (PHOLED) and display also comes in Full HD. With only a few more days to go, each Galaxy S IV surprise becomes more exciting!
Beginning today, Samsung Galaxy S® II customers will be able to upgrade to AndroidTM 4.1, Jelly Bean, via an over-the-wire update (via Samsung's Simple Upgrade Tool.
Jelly Bean offers users stunning graphic capabilities with expanded feature functionality. This software update will make several premium and intuitive Galaxy S III features available to Galaxy S II users.
Some new features of the Jelly Bean:
- Smart Stay: Tracks eye movement to ensure the device screen is always on while it's viewed so the backlight doesn't dim or become idle
- Direct Call: Converts text message interface to the voice call interface by simply raising the phone to the ear
- Pop Up Play: Allows users to watch video content while operating any application at the same time
- In addition, different operation modes allow users to modify phone functions to meet their always changing needs:
To download the Jelly Bean update, go to this link. Once the Simple Upgrade Tool download is complete, you will be prompted to install the Jelly Bean update. Your device will be disabled during the few minutes it takes to install the update, but will be ready to use immediately afterwards.
Source: via Sprint
A developer preview of the Ubuntu mobile OS has been introduced and some Android phones may actually be used to try the new mobile operating system. However, before doing so, be forewarned that installing it on your Android phone will wipeout all of your data so it is better to perform a back-up before experimenting on this open source system. Some of the devices that it supports are the Nexus 4, 7 and 10 as well as the Galaxy Nexus.
It is also important to note that since the OS is new, it is not without flaws and it is expected that it will not function as optimally as well-established mobile operating systems in the market. Ubuntu Touch will entice open-source enthusiasts and some already report that it is quick and is better than what they had thought. Again, remember to back-up if you want to try to experience it.
Photo-editing buffs will surely enjoy the release of the new Adobe Photoshop Touch that is optimized for smartphone use. This is a cheaper version of the Adobe Photoshop for tablets and it comes at $4.99. Everyone will enjoy its usual features such as layer editing, selection tools, various filters, effects and others that Instagram simply cannot provide.
Adobe has even provided a walk through for newbies, which eliminates the excuse not to buy the app. Also, anyone who buys it will get a free 2GB Creative Cloud storage. However, it is limited to photos that are up to 12MP, other than that, it works perfectly like it does on PC and tablet. It is available on Google play for download, so be sure to grab yours for better photo editing effects and techniques.