Samsung Electronics has chosen an Intel Corp processor to power a new version of one of its top-tier Android tablets, a source with knowledge of the plans told Reuters, in a major victory for the U.S. chipmaker, which is struggling to find its footing in the mobile market.
Under the agreement, Samsung Electronics will use Intel's Atom-branded processors in its Galaxy Tab3 tablets. The latest move is expected to pave the way for Intel to expand its presence in the rising mobile device market.
Intel has been improving the performance and energy efficiency of its "Atom" and "Core" processors and embracing Google Android, with the hope that it will convince more device makers to use its chips in their products.
Lee Hee-sung, country manager at Intel Korea, is ready to back the headquarters' drive for mobile processors as he hinted at launching a full-scale promotional campaign to push leading consumer electronics firms including LG Electronics to buy its Atom processors.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is expected to be unveiled at the 2013 Computex conference during the first week of June in Taiwan.
Facebook is always known for being quick to update bugs and additions from their interface and with the latest Facebook for Android version; there is a new feature to come out that will likely capture the attention of people who love to change their profile pictures quite often. Timeline was a recently added feature, shows a profile picture and a panorama shot that the user can easily change by logging on to their PCs. Now, the latest Facebook for Android allows you to do this using a smartphone.
You can check out the Google Play store for the update if you want this capability on your Android smart phone. Another feature is a notch at the top of a post to update for new comments. Swipe this notch down so you won't have to click the small notification icon on the top most screen of your Facebook mobile.
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.
Tethering an Android phone is quite useful for people who want to go to places where there is no free Wi-Fi and use their phone as a hotspot. This functionality is often cancelled by mobile carriers because tethering eats up a lot of data. For this reason, mobile carriers charge high fees for using this functionality.
However, lucky Android users can now enjoy tethering benefits by using an application called Hotspot Control app, which is one of the many applications that are used to tether an Android phone. Chainfire developed this application and is quite easy to use. What you do is to simply turn the Wi-Fi on, key-in the name and password and allow access. A good thing about this app is that you do not even need to root your phone to enjoy this function.
This application will work on any smartphone that runs on at least Android 4.0.3 and will eat up only as much as 80k space if you are keen on maintaining your phone's memory to a specific level.
Source: hotspot control
New Facebook feature which was spotted with a couple of users showing them when their online buddies were on web or mobile versions of Facebook. I was relayed through Facebook it's an evaluation. Now, Facebook states it's getting folded out globally.
As we mentioned yesterday, we think that Facebook is working on enhancing its messaging services as a way to keep the service evolving, and catching the attention of those who may not be using it as much as they could be to communicate.
This is also about Facebook shifting around where it gives you information: it already provides some of this detail but in a different way: today if a user is sending a message from a mobile device, the recipient can see that detail on the message itself. Add "mobile" or "desktop" into the status window preempts that.
My Purchases is a free Android app that allows users to view their entire Google Play purchase history with just a few taps, as first reported by Droid Life.
This app bridges the gap and provides the missing overview over your purchased apps, books, music and even devices.
The display of purchased apps depends on how many apps you have purchased. There is a chance that not all items are listed. This is because Google keeps the list limited at some point.
It supports multiple accounts, so if you spread your downloads across different emails, that is not a problem either. If you miss this functionality in Google Play, check it out. For those curious, the paid version removes in-app advertisements.
Check out the app today: Google Play Store Link