A press image of a black N7100 (Galaxy Note II) has emerged. A black Samsung Galaxy Note II addition makes perfect sense – we reckon that plenty of people will opt for the stealthier color option of the Android powerhouse. A darker color scheme is sure to at least make the device appear smaller.
There is no word on when or where the new color scheme will become officially available. MWC 2013 seems like a fairly safe bet to us, But we could have some info within a few days during the CES in Las Vegas.
Tell us what you think about a black Not II ? in the comment section.
The device in the render you see above packs specifications, based on the latest rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S IV. They include a 2 GHz quad-core Exynos CPU, 5″ Full HD Super AMOLED display (the authors of the video call it Grand AMOLED) with no bezel, 13 MP camera, Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, and a laser keyboard dock. All this goodness is packed in an ultra-slim body, which looks like an evolution of the Samsung Galaxy S III.
Here’s the Samsung Galaxy S IV concept in action :
Starting with the GT-i9500 model number, which is reserved for a Tizen based Samsung device, all the way to the Grand AMOLED terminology used for the display, the concept surely is far from perfect. Still, I reckon that if this is what the next Galaxy S looks like, there’s plenty to look forward to.
Let us know what you think about it! in the comment section.
Samsung is teasing a new TV that will be unveiled at CES early next year. The video is obscure as can be, but the company’s Flickr account has several images of the revamped Smart TVs, which will be showcased at CES too, and are slightly more generous with the details.
The new Smart Hub promises easier to use interface and it will serve as a content platform – the TVs will handle broadcast television as well as on-demand TV shows and movies, browse photos and support apps too.
That’s all that the description of the Flickr images gives us, so it’s not clear what will set the new TV models apart from the current ones (aside from the streamlined UI). Samsung’s new Smart Hub TVs will feature a revamped UI.
Here’s the teaser video for a new Samsung TV:
The TV will most likely feature Smart Hub functionality and it’s quite likely we’ll see UHD TVs (3840 x 2160 resolution). MK News suggests the star of the show will be an 110″ UHD TV.
That’s not officially confirmed, but it will only be a couple of weeks until Samsung unveils the new models at CES, so we’ll find out soon enough. They will be competing with LG’s offerings.
Via : Samsung
Latest generation of Samsung devices are already tasting the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. Samsung is working hard to update the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note for quite some time and as it seems the Galaxy Note update is just a question of time.
Samsung has just announced the so-called Premium Suite for the original Galaxy Note N7000 (similar to the one the Galaxy S III is getting). It will be based on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and will bring the Project Butter smoothness and Google Now assistant. In addition to those, Samsung will give you plenty of new features to enjoy.
With a refreshed UI appears very similar to its successor, owners of the original Galaxy Note will be getting MultiView (the unique “two apps on the screen” feature), popup versions of the Note, Video and Browser apps, handwriting support in the S Planner and Email, enhanced S Note app, Photo Note, Paper Artist, and the addictive Easy Clip function that allows you to crop and share images and text with the stylus. Owners of Samsung’s original phablet can also start dabbling with Google Now, which will continue to pluck information from your search history, location and timezone. And a few more.
For the right moment there’s no information on when and where the update will rollout, but we guess it’s just a matter of few weeks.
Via : Akiba-Tech
Sony’s next flagship, the C660X Xperia Yuga, is bound to get a more market-friendly name before launch and rumor has it that it will be Xperia Z. The phone will also have IP certification for dust and water resistance and a low-reflectivity screen.
The Sony Xperia Z is set to receive IP57 certification for dust and water resistance, similar to the upcoming Xperia V or the HTC J Butterfly. Despite this however, the smartphone will have a pretty compact slim body measuring 139 x 71 x 7.9mm. There’s no info on the weight yet, though.
One of the key features of the Sony Xperia Z will be the 5″ 1080p screen. It will reportedly use Sony’s OptiContrast technology (Xperia V and Xperia Tablet S use the same tech). Sony mostly uses it on TV’s to reduce glare.
The official announcement of the Sony C660X Xperia Z won’t happen this year but it may come as early as the second week of 2013 at CES.
The maps app for Windows Phone 8 received a massive update. It weighs in at about 290MB and should bring you better detail on maps and better traffic information. The WP8 Maps app works offline too, so that’s likely why the filesize is so huge.
Via : WPC
Nokia has just pushed the Bluetooth Share app to the Marketplace. The app allows you to exchange files between your device and other devices capable of Bluetooth transfers, but only works for Windows Phone 7.8 – trying to download it in Windows Phone 7.5 will not work.
Microsoft has announced that the 7.8 update won’t be available until early next year, but if you can’t wait until then, you can head over to your local Nokia Care store and get it there. I personally had success with a Lumia 800 and there are reports for Lumia 710 and 610 devices getting the updates as well.
Even if you have the 7.8 update, it may not work on non-Nokia Windows Phone devices, such as those from HTC or Samsung.
Via : Nokiablog
RIM has a January 30 event on its calendar when it will probably officially announce its new BlackBerry 10 OS and the first smartphones to carry it. We’ve seen them leak several times before, but now a marketing image has made its way to the Internet.
It shows the L-Series phone we’ve seen on video before, but this time it comes with a name – the BlackBerry Z10. We also got to see its white version, as the black one was the only one to leak so far.
The L-Series is RIM’s upcoming full-touch BlackBerry 10 line of phones, the ones with a physical QWERTY belong to the N-Series. The first of those phones might be called the BlackBerry X10.
From the specs that leaked earlier this year, the BlackBerry Z10 should pack some decent specs – a 4+ inch screen with HD resolution (720p or WXGA), dual-core Krait processor and 8MP / 1080p camera. That sounds a lot like the Windows Phone 8 current top dogs, so we might see some tough competition between the two platforms.
Back to last August, Samsung has announced that it would be looking to expand its semiconductor plant in Austin, Texas.
Recently the South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the world’s No.1 memory-chip maker, said that talks with local authorities have bieng completed, giving Samsung the green light to go forward with the expansion.
The impetus behind the $3.9 billion investment is likely the plants involvement in the large scale production of mostly Apple Ax SoCs. By expanding its operations in Apple’s backyard, so to speak, Samsung will be able to provide chips to Apple at even lower cost.
This is especially interesting in light of rumors floating around that Apple is looking for a new chip supplier, given all of its recent legal troubles with the Korean giant. It looks like Samsung is trying to make it even more difficult for Apple to break ties, a process that would potentially take years to complete.
Source : Economic Times
Here’s latest LG Nexus 4 ad, showing the Photo Sphere feature, and how is good to shoot photos with this feature especially when members of the family are all together.
And here’s the ad :