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According to the GLBenchmark, it looks like the Samsung GT-N5100, new model of the Galaxy Note will use a 1.6GHz Exynos 4412 processor with a resolution of 1280×800 which is the exactly the same as the current Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 model. The Samsung N5100 will probably be running on Android 4.1.2 which is the latest Andriod version at Samsung offers at this time, but it will likely to be able to upgradable to Android 4.2.


As reported by Unwiredview, we've heard that Samsung was working on a low-end Galaxy Note, alongside a 13.3 inch model, and a 6.3 inch Note III. With a quad-core processor, the N5100 is probably not the rumored low-end device. So we could see a total of four new Notes next year.


See more info at the link below


GLBenchmark performance of: Samsung GT-N5100

 



If you own several Samsung devices that support AllShare Play and would want to be able to use your gadgets to their potential, sign up to this cool application that allows you to remotely access everything that you have saved on your Samsung devices.


This February, Samsung will promote AllShare Play-supported devices and will let users try this useful app and get the chance to win several Samsung products such as phablets, tablets, smart TVs and laptops. Users are required to register their AllShare Play device to join the giveaway promo and it is only open to all residents of the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, UK, and USA.


Aside from being able to enjoy content on several AllShare Play devices, users can even use content stored in cloud storage such as Dropbox, SkyDrive and SugarSync.


Source: sammyhub



Rumors about the Galaxy Note 3 have started surfacing days before the big reveal on the Galaxy S 4 on the 14th. SamMobile, the trusty herald of juicy Samsung news, reports that the company is still unsure about the type of display that it will use on the Galaxy Note 3. This device is pretty popular and could even potentially unseat the S 4 with regards to sales because it has a large following.


According to rumors, Samsung plans to replace the smooth OLED-based display with super high quality LCD display from Sharp. It can be noted that Samsung has acquired interest over Sharp's screen display enterprise.


One possible advantage to this "news" is that the S-Pen actually sits well with the newer LCD panels and this could actually be a good thing for the Note 3. Also, it is not necessarily a big step backwards because LCD technology has improved since. However, it may affect the range of colors that the Note 3 panel can actually display.


Source: SamMobile

 



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

Source: Qualcomm


Prior to the unveiling of the Galaxy S 4 last March 14th, rumors were everywhere that Samsung Galaxy S 4 would have eye-and-face-detection and tracking features and that the technology used came from Samsung's own component manufacturing division. However, DigitalOptics has also made known its role in making the technology possibly for the Galaxy S 4.


According to a report, DigitalOptics has recently won a deal to supply the software needed for Samsung to manufacture the components. The software reportedly is able to detect pupillary movement for interface features. Although there are no reports as to the actual involvement of the DigitalOptics software to the Galaxy S 4 features, with the "multi-year" licensing deal it has struck with Samsung, this could mean more devices for Samsung that feature the exact or similar technology in the future.


Samsung Licenses DigitalOptics Face Detection and Tracking Software


SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DigitalOptics Corporation (DOCTM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tessera Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRA) announced today that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has signed a multi-year license for DOC's Face Detection and Face Tracking software. This software will be used in Samsung Galaxy S® 4 smartphones.


DOC's Face Detection and Face Tracking software is part of DOC's FaceToolsTM suite, which also includes Accurate Eye Tracking and Face Recognition, Smile and Blink Detection, among others. With FaceTools, end users can automatically identify individuals, capture fast moving objects, use enhanced user interfaces via real-time tracking of pupils, and take flawless pictures even under sub-optimum light or color balance conditions. This software is compatible with all application processors and can be optimized for power consumption and increased performance via custom hardware blocks, such as the DOC advanced hardware image processing (AHIP) embedded in Fujitsu's discrete image signal processors (ISPs).


The DOC's FaceTools suite is also a key capability in its innovative microelectromechnical (MEMS) mems|camTM mobile camera module recently launched in February at Mobile World Congress. By combining FaceTools along with an extensive portfolio of market leading camera technologies, DOC will enable compelling new imaging features only available in mems|cam mobile camera modules for smartphone cameras.


"Our position as the technology and market leader in imaging software is a unique asset that enables DOC to develop highly differentiated mobile camera modules," said John Thode, president of DOC. "By combining our MEMS technology with our real-time custom hardware blocks and application software we believe we have all of the capabilities to bring exceptional professional quality still and video imaging and applications to mobile devices."


Source: memscam

 

 




Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa series of mobile processors with ARM© big.LITTLETM technology now supports heterogeneous multi-processing (HMP)! This advanced technology allows the Exynos 5 Octa processors to provide exceptional performance and increased power efficiency. In the OCTA-pella video, you'll see how the Exynos 5 Octa uses ARM big.LITTLE processing to balance workloads across CPU cores, using the right core for the right task.


Press release:


Samsung Primes Exynos 5 Octa for ARM big.LITTLE Technology with Heterogeneous Multi-Processing Capability


Seoul, Korea, September 10, 2013


Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced its Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) solution for the Exynos 5 Octa to fully maximize the benefits of the ARM® big.LITTLETM technology. The HMP capability gives system-level designers the ability to develop solutions that deliver the right combination of high-performance and low-power to carry out tasks such as 3D gaming, complex augmented reality and advanced web browsing.


"It's usually assumed that the big CPU will do all the performance-critical work, however, power-efficient little cores can handle many significant workloads all on their own, so the workload is balanced within the system," said Taehoon Kim, vice president of System LSI marketing, Samsung Electronics. "big.LITTLE processing is designed to deliver the right combination of processors for a specific job. An eight-core processor with HMP is the truest form of the big.LITTLE technology with limitless benefits to the users of high-performance, low-power mobile products."


"ARM big.LITTLE multi-processing technology delivers the highest performance and efficiency across the widest range of workloads," said Noel Hurley, vice president, Strategy and Marketing, Processor Division, ARM. "We welcome Samsung's continued commitment to deploying the leading-edge technology on their latest chips featuring the ARM CortexTM-A series of processors, ARM MaliTM GPUs and ARM ArtisanTM physical IP."


HMP is the most powerful use model for ARM big.LITTLE technology, as it enables the use of all physical cores at the same time. Software threads with high priority or high computational intensity can be allocated to the 'big' Cortex-A15 cores while threads with less priority or are less computationally intensive, can be performed by the 'LITTLE' Cortex-A7 cores, enabling a highly responsive, low-energy system to be built.


Software implementation is essential to maximizing the benefits of big.LITTLE technology. Multi-processing software controls the scheduling of threads of execution to the appropriate core. In earlier versions of the big.LITTLE software, the whole processor context is moved up to the 'big' core or down to the 'LITTLE' core based on the measured work load. In-depth study and analysis of diverse use case scenarios enable Samsung to achieve efficiency and high-performance, while managing power levels to deliver optimal user environments.


The HMP solution for Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa application processors will be available to customers in 4Q of 2013.


About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales exceeding US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.


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It appears as though Samsung would like you to employ that so it formally makes itself. Following the region lock which has troubled customers simply because Samsung really wants to place a lid on gray imports, a study from the Korean media indicates that the organization may be searching at enforcing using official Samsung add-ons next. This can apparently be achieved by using an ID nick, which is baked into add-ons (battery chargers, battery packs, as well as covers) and accustomed to authorize that they're official before they work.


Now, if the indeed happens, it brings along both pros and cons. Just in case of advantages, this could be sure that the frequency of accidents for example batteries catching fire and harmful the unitOrhome - which will be the consequence of third-party batteries getting used - could be reduced. However, the switch side of the that you simply won't have the ability to use add-ons not approved by Samsung, departing only Samsung's official add-ons because the option, which may be bad considering how pricey individuals situations are.


Obviously, Samsung will still allow third-party accessory makers to obtain certification to be used using the company's products, however it could hurt consumer choice, especially when it comes to cost. Right now it's a rumor, however with Samsung's recent antics, we wouldn't be amazed if the happens it will require in the goal to create things harder for customers.

 



According to DigiTimes, Amazon is going to use a 4.7-inch screen for its smartphone that is expected to be released in the second quarter of 2013, according to industry supply chain sources.


The company was previously considering a 4.3-inch screen but later scrapped the idea after witnessing increased demand for larger size screens among consumers, said the DigiTimes.


Amazon has also reportedly been working on enhancing other specifications of the smartphone. However, the sources did not reveal if Amazon's recent changes to the device were the reason for rumors in the market stating that mass production of the device may be delayed until later in the second quarter of the year or possibly later.


The sources did indicate, however, that while Amazon is looking to a second-quarter release date for the device, it may not be able to release the smartphone on schedule, as production progress at its manufacturing partner, Foxconn International Holdings (FIH), has not been as smooth as expected.


Source: digitimes



The AOK Project updates the latest Android version's ROM and fixes bugs and supports as much as possible most features of the other previous ROM versions. You will find that updating to this version with your supported phone will be easy and seamless.


This version offers a better camera application that feature HD recording and photo editing. The latest Android also provides system and network improvements and allows your device to recognize others. The addition new features for Google Now is also much talked about. If you want to know more, see the official change log for the latest Jelly Bean.


Aside from those found in the change log, new handsets will also be able to enjoy these new features and the list just keeps on growing. AT&T's HTC One XL, Motorola Droids 3, 4, RAZR, Bionic and Sprint's Galaxy Nexus are all supported devices of the AOKP ROM.


You will need Google apps zip to flash and the Android Open Kang team suggests that you full wipe data prior to updating, so you will not get stuck to boot.


Link: http://aokp.co/release-jb-mr1-build-4/

Source: androidauthority



Most smartphones lack the flashlight feature that we've all grown to love. Sometimes, it is even one of the features that lead people to keep their old GSM phones. Unfortunately, smartphones and tablets are ineffective sources of light when you need them the most and this is why you need to install an application to turn a smartphone into a torch, so you can see clearly using it.


DashClock is an example of an application that will allow you to flash your device for use when it's dark. Once you have downloaded it, you will find the toggle directly on your lockscreen and all you need to do is to hit it on or off. However, it cannot be used without unlocking your device first, which is just fair, or else you'll risk draining your battery. This widget is free to download.

 

What's in this Version 1.3:


  • * NEW: Simple stand-alone on/off widget
  • + Can be used on home screen or lock screen
  • + Can be used with or without the DashClock extension
  • + DashLight settings within DashClock do not apply to the widget


Google Play Store Link


 




The latest update also brings more bug fixes, including a fix for an issue that prevented users from making calls or changing their availability status to online. The update awaits you in the Google Play Store, so get over there and download it so you can finally sign out.


Features:


  • Find all your friends and family in an instant - With over 250 million people using Skype, you're bound to bump into someone you know.
  • Talk with your fingers - No matter where you are, your friends are always at your fingertips with free instant messaging.
  • Call your world from Skype - Talk to your heart's content with free voice and video calls to all your friends and family on Skype.
  • Low cost calls to mobiles and landlines too - Keep in touch, even if they're not on Skype, with low cost calls and SMS to mobiles and landlines on the other side of town or the world.
  • Share your favourite snaps - Got a favourite photo to share? Send it over Skype to friends and family and you won't have to worry about email size limits or expensive MMS charges.
  • Chat with anyone, anywhere - Skype's available on smartphones, tablets, PCs, Macs, and even TVs. Whatever device your friends or family use, Skype just works. Simple.
  • Video messaging - Record life's everyday amoments and share them with the people who matter most, with free and unlimited video messaging over Skype.
  • Operator data charges may apply. We recommend using an unlimited data plan or WiFi connection.


What's in this version:


  • It's still the all new Skype, only now it's better...
  • Thanks to your feedback, you can now sign out from any of the home screens in addition to the profile screen. Just hit the menu key from any of them.
  • For good measure we've fixed some more bugs too, including one that might have prevented you from making any calls or changing your status to online.


Source: Skype


 



It's not even a question how Google will be able to create an application or an Android feature that lets it integrate weather conditions with photo editing. It's only a matter of when Google will implement it. In fact, it has already patented the idea and what it would do is to automatically adjust a person's photos instantly, depending on the lighting and weather conditions where the shot was taken, as well as weather forecasts in that particular area. Cool, eh?


Using this feature, Google plans to approximate your location based on information from cell towers nearest where you are at the time of the photo shoot. Also, GPS location can be a source for the weather info. Photos can then be adjusted accordingly.


With these future innovations from Google, the Android OS is really set to becoming a better and more exciting platform than it already is.


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