Friday, August 31, 2012

Windows phone 8 may be the winner, thanks to Samsung and Nokia

Samsung took the wraps off the world's first Windows Phone 8 mobile phones at the IFA in Berlin on Aug 29, 2012. One day after, Nokia Lumia smartphones, namely Lumia 820 and Lumia 920, with Windows Phone 8 operating system have now been leaked online. 
Rumors have said Nokia is going to release its new Windows Phone 8 devices on September 5, named "Arrow" and "Phi”, which both of them belong to the Lumia series.

According to leaked information, Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 features 4.3 and 4.5 inches screen respectively. Lumia 920 will be equipped with Nokia PureView technology, so the photographic effect can comparable to the Nokia 808, while the Lumia is not. But Lumia 820 offers a variety of colors phone to consumers.

Samsung and Nokia make an deep impression on the Windows Phone8.  The operating system, which will launch soon, comes with a lot of improvements, including a better Start screen, near-field communication support and new mapping features that are designed to help folks not only find out where they’re going, but also locate points of interest.

So far, it appears that Windows Phone 8 might just help Microsoft achieve success. The operating system is by no means perfect and it too early to tell how well Windows 8 devices will actually sell. So whether or not Samsung and Nokia will help Windows Phone 8 Be the Winner, it remains to see in the future.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Samsung unveils world's first Windows Phone 8 device-Ativ S

According to the news from CNET, at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (IFA) in Berlin, Samsung Electronics took the wraps off the world's first Windows Phone 8 mobile phones - Ativ S; even earlier than Microsoft's major partner -Nokia.

In the conference held on Wednesday evening, Samsung has launched the world's first Windows Phone 8 mobile phones - Ativ S, which is one part of the whole Windows 8 products. In addition, also smart PC and tablets equipped with Windows8 is available.

The Ativ S features a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, also there’s a micro SD card. The back camera reached to 800 million pixels while front camera of 1.9 million pixels. Support for Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth functionality. Ativ S slim features a slim design, the fuselage is only 0.35 inches, but the battery capacity has reached 2300mAh that should promise longer life.

With Samsung launched the world's first Windows Phone 8 mobile phone and we will see more Windows Phone 8 devices soon. Rumors have said that HTC and Nokia will launched its Windows Phone 8 phones on September 5.

Samsung has become the world's largest mobile phone maker now, but in the battle with Apple in patents, it loss 1.05 billion $. Analysts believe that Samsung and other phonemakers will turn to Microsoft's Windows system from the Android in the future, because Apple did not have patent dispute litigation with Microsoft.

Today Samsung introduced the world's first Windows Phone 8 phones, indicate that Samsung did not put all its "eggs" (smartphones Products) in Android basket, and Samsung  have faith to stay ahead on all platforms.

Samsung beats Nokia to Windows Phone 8 ?

Samsung won Nokia at the battle who first releases the windows phone 8 devices. But it means Samsung beats Nokia to Windows Phone 8? May be it remains to see. At least, the Nokia have confidence that the Samsung is only a warm-up act for Nokia.

What the Nokia will bring to us about Windows Phone 8? It will see on September 5.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Samsung to reveal Windows 8 tablet at IFA 2012

Although Samsung Electronics loss in the battle with Apple, paid for Apple $1-billion-plus, but recently good news about Samsung revealed their Windows 8 tablet occurred, seems Samsung Windows 8 tablet soon to meet with us, so let’s forget the rumor which says after Apple v Samsung, coming soon it’s Apple v Google.

The company's Facebook page displays a photo of the new tablet with the tagline "Ready to be smart" and the phrase "IFA 2012, Berlin." Samsung is also telling its Facebook followers "Don't worry; it's just around the corner..." That is to say Samsung Windows 8 tablet will be released in Berlin IFA.
Equipped with an Intel chip, the new tablet will run the new System of Windows 8, not the Windows RT version. An 8-megapixel camera graces the rear with a 2-megapixel camera in front. Samsung put the battery life at around 10 hours and noted that the tablet is charged while docked.

News from tomshardware also said Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Has Bigger Profit Margin than iPad. More than two years after the introduction of the iPad, Samsung appears to be very confident in the tablet market and is shooting for margins that exceed Apple's iPad levels.
Earlier in this year, on the Taipei International Computer Show, we have seen the Samsung Series 5 Hybrid Windows 8 tablet lineup, and look at the pictures and video from Samsung; the upcoming new products are very similar. Samsung is going to release its Windows 8 tablet, equipped with 11-inch screen, a physical keyboard, a stylus; these features are also similar to the Series 5 Hybrid.

Fortunately, IFA in Berlin will soon open. Let us look forward to whether Samsung will release such a Windows 8 tablet at that time, and what impact it will bring to Samsung.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1: a new generation on tablet

In previous, Samsung launched its Galaxy S3 smartphone in order to complete with the new iPhone. Now The Galaxy Note 10.1 is Samsung’s latest attempt to take on the iPad and threaten Apple's dominance in the tablet market, with new features of the stylus pen. The new Galaxy Note 10.1 creates a new generation on the tool tablet.
The new tablet features several standout design decisions that make it absolutely stand out from the crowd. Besides Inside rocks with a 1.4GHz quad-core processor in addition to 2GB RAM, the new Note, is also a tablet featuring a 10.1 inch LCD display, the aforementioned processor and ram package, a 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 1.9 megapixel camera in the front for video calling. Also the Note equipped with a special S Pen.

Now let’s preview what we can do with the new Galaxy Note 10.1.

1.Multi-tasking on the same screen

With original multi-screen display function, the user can watch video while browsing; you can take notes while watching video, which makes the tablet to achieve PC-class real personal experience.

2.High quality games for quad-core

3.Professional image processing software

Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 can be the best learning tool with the function of painting. Schoolchildren can complete the task by Galaxy Note 10.1, through easily sketched standard geometry and writing formulas. While Undergraduate and graduate instructional can view videos online, and use the S Note take notes while watching video at the same time.

With the systems become more and more perfect nowadays, the hardware now has been basically one in demand. The main competition for the future of the tablet market is gradually transferred from the hardware to the competition in features and applications. Unlikely used the tablet for entertainment in past, Samsung Galaxy Note is undoubtedly the first step in market, make the tablet become a necessity of life, let the tablet become a tool to simplify life. In this sense, Galaxy Note creates a new generation on tablet.

Monday, August 20, 2012

What will introduce after Samsung launched Galaxy S3

Summary:  Samsung Galaxy S III is undoubtedly the most dazzling Android mobile in this year, but Samsung absolutely not satisfied with the status quo, now Let’s take a look what products Samsung going to launch in the future.

1.Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G headed to MetroPCS

Though the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G is a far cry from the high-end devices that are currently available in the market today, the handset still has quite a number of tricks up its sleeves that might want you to seriously consider jumping ship to MetroPCS. The carrier already confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G will be offered at $459 off-contract and will give its users access to live television streaming. With the Dyle application preinstalled on the handset, users of the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G can stream television using the 4G network of the carrier even while on the go.

2.Galaxy Discover for TracFone. 

The ultra-budget prepaid carrier doesn't currently offer any branded smartphones, so the Galaxy Discover could end up being its first. It's slated to get Android 4.0, Bluetooth 3.0, "ample" internal storage, and external expansion up to 32GB. This one looks a bit like an original Galaxy S, too, but features three capacitive buttons along the bottom instead of the classic four.

3.Galaxy Stellar for Verizon. 

This is the phone that leaked last month as the "Jasper,” a Droid Charge successor that keeps the original's unusual pointy chin. It's tapped to get a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 2,100mAh battery, Android 4.0, and — of course — LTE.

4.Galaxy Stratosphere 2 for Verizon.

 Samsung doesn't seem to have any intention of pushing QWERTY sliders globally, but American carriers are clearly still asking for them — and that's where the Stratosphere 2 comes into play. The follow-on to last year’s Stratosphere, this new model features global GSM roaming capability, SAFE approval to make IT departments happy, S Beam, and S Voice.

5.Galaxy Victory 4G LTE for Sprint. 

Leaked several weeks ago under model number SPH-L300, the unwieldy name underpins a phone that will likely slot in underneath the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S III in Sprint's portfolio: Android 4.0, LTE support, NFC, a 5-megapixel camera, and WVGA display are all rumored to be on tap.

Now Windows Phone 8 is getting closer to its release date. Rumors have leaked that Samsung will release its series phone, include Samsung GT-I8370 Omnia(Marco)and Samsung GT-I8750 Omnia(Odyssey)”。

It remains to see what phone Samsung will bring to us.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 on sale after 2012 Olympic

The London 2012 Olympic Games have become a legend a few days ago.As the Official Worldwide Olympic Partner in Wireless Communications Equipment for the London 2102 Olympic Games, Samsung reap sales during the Olympics Games. Good news continues, Yesterday Samsung Company announced at an event in New York that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet will go on sale Aug. 16. Today the company's new Tablet Galaxy Note 10.1 officially listed in the U.S.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 comes in two models: The 16 GB version retails at $499 and the 32 GB model retails at $549. Color white and dark gray are provided, which you can buy from Best Buy, Amazon and other retailers. Samsung’s new tablets compete with Apple's iPad and the upcoming Microsoft Surface tablet.

In fact, Galaxy Note the first is a 5.3 inches smart phones, because of its size ranged between smartphones and tablet PCs, dubbed the "Phablet (Phablet = phone + the tablet).  Galaxy Note 10.1 is not a cellphone, but compared with the Galaxy Note with a smaller body, version 10.1 also equipped with a pressure-sensitive stylus, called S Pen.

S Pen can be used for the Galaxy Note 10.1 multi-screen display function, users can browse the applications or Web pages, while also use the S Pen to take notes at the same time.

Things get interesting once you start using the S Pen. As soon as you remove the stylus from its housing, a pop-up menu will appear on the right side of the screen that displays all the apps that are designed to work with the S Pen. This includes S Note, S Planner, Crayon Physics, Photoshop Touch and Polaris Office.

Photoshop Touch is pre-installed in the Galaxy Note 10.1. Files can be synchronized to the Adobe Creative Cloud, and open on the PC. Adobe Creative Cloud provides 2GB of free storage space.

The same application software pre-installed in the Galaxy Note 10.1 also includes e-books from Kno and Barnes & Noble. Users can also get Drop box cloud storage capacity of 50GB free for two years.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will still run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with 1.4-GHz quad-core processor. As far as hardware, the Galaxy Note 10.1 isn’t a real standout, which has a 10.1-inch display with a 1,280 by 800 pixel resolution. It also has a 5 million pixel camera and a 1.9 million pixel front camera.

Galaxy Note 10.1 also provides the form of a floating window to play the video, function as “Pop up the Play". This feature first appeared on Samsung's Galaxy S III smartphone. But on Galaxy Note 10.1, the user can adjust the size of the floating window.

For now, and for most people, the iPad is still the better buy. The main reason is that there's much more, and better, third-party software available for it. But the Galaxy Note shows that the pressure is building on the iPad, and Apple will have to work if it wants to maintain its lead. So whether people are willing to pay a premium for a stylus and a few extra apps remains to be seen.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Samsung galaxy s3 review

With the developing of the mobile Internet, Smart phones have become the most important mobile Internet access terminals. Users put forward higher requirements for all aspects of the smartphone. Samsung launched GALAXY S3 quad-core mobile phone earlier this summer which is a high-end hardware spec smartphone, and it's an impressive device with over 10 million units sold already. Rumors also say Samsung seems to be lining up a black version of the popular Galaxy S3 smartphone.

The screen of Samsung GALALXY S3 is the largest one of the highlights. In addition to 4.8 inches large screen size, the resolution is also reached to the highest standards in the current mobile phone - Standard HD specification, 1280x720 pixels, which means that if we watch 720p HD movies on the Samsung GALAXY S3, it can "point to point play. In addition, the Samsung S3 fuselage used the second-generation gorilla glass of Corning. Compared to the first generation, the wear resistance and strength raising a lot, but also thinner, more robust ability resistant to scratches.

The AMOLED display gives the S3 a longer lasting battery compared to, say, the HTC One X and it’s better looking but more power hungry Super LCD 2. All things considered, Samsung really knocked the display out of the park with this device. The screen looks absolutely beautiful without sucking the battery dry. Super AMOLED is also equipped with mDNIe (mobile Digital Natural Image engine) technology which let Mobile phone make respond to quickly.

Samsung GALALXY S3 uses Samsung's own quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Processor, you can operate more tasks instantly, there is also a substantial increase in its processing speed and energy saving compared to the dual-core. And enhanced graphics capabilities allow you to experience the silky smooth picture display. Compared to the Galaxy S2, S3 performance improves. The boot time become shorter, and the speed of application launch and web browsing has improved.

With a powerful quad-core performance in the Samsung GALALXY S3, the PIP function (Pop Up Play) can watch the video, while checking the mail, browse the Web or send text messages, but also allows video playback and custom sizes suspended in a variety of interface. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Samsung and Android extends dominance in smartphones worldwide

IDC latest data show that Google’s Android and Apple iOS accounted for 85% of the entire smartphone market in the second quarter of this year.

Samsung Electronics Co. and other phone makers shipped nearly 105 million Android smartphones in the latest quarter, giving Android 68 percent of the worldwide market, up from 47 percent last year. And this helped Google's operating system extend its dominance in the smartphone market. IPhone iOS platform followed, its market share reached 16.9%.

With the expansion of Google’s Android and iOS, the BlackBerry OS, Symbian and Windows mobile phones continue to be squeezed. Although RIM is in financial trouble, the BlackBerry OS still ranked third, accounting for 4.8 percent market share, it is a shame compared to the performance of 11.5% in the second quarter of 2011.

What’s worse, the Symbian system has decreased from 16.9% to 4.4%. The share of Windows phones grew to 3.5 percent, from 2.3 percent, in the latest quarter. The Lumia of Nokia failed to stimulate significant growth of the platform

In the past 12 weeks, the main reason of Android smartphone sales increase is due to many Apple users are waiting for the new iPhone-iPhone5. And Rumors have said the new iPhone will released in September. Although Apple’s market share have increased from 28.7 percent to 38.2 percent in US. But only in UK, Apple's mobile phone market share increased from 20.8% to 22.9 percent this year, the market share of other European countries are varying degrees of decline.

“Samsung’s Galaxy S III phone received good reviews when it was released late in the second quarter”, Dominic Sunnebo said. And that’s why Samsung extends dominance in smartphones worldwide.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Samsung VS Apple: the new product fight

The current global smartphone manufacturers are undoubtedly Samsung and Apple, and the competition between the two is all-round, not only the Patent Trial but also the product line are secretly soared awkward. Recently, the U.S. federal judge rejected the previous request of the Apple. Last year, in federal court in San Jose, California, Apple claims Samsung saying it copied the design of the iPhone and iPad; Subsequently, Samsung, launched a counterclaim.

The lawsuits between the two will eventually reconciliation, and now the two companies are stepping up their own product layout. Samsung has confirmed that the new generation of the Galaxy Note will released on August 29 while rumors saying Apple’s new iPhone release date will advance in two weeks. The media also predicted that the new Galaxy Note features a strong 5.5-inch screen, slightly larger than the existing models, and will with a faster processor and better camera. Although Apple has the proud iPhone product, but since Samsung launched the Galaxy series, it has excellent contacts in the smartphone market. This is why Samsung ranked first in the world smartphone market.

What are the advantages of the two rely on? Apple: the fanatical fan, the relatively low cost, high profit margins of huge third party support and industry chain, the unique system, potential developers. Samsung: more comprehensive product line, both the characteristics of the product meet the gradual rise demand of the user, Android's own open source, and a good relations with operator , the relative price span.

In the second quarter of this year, Samsung smartphone shipments reached 50 million, while the iPhone for 26 million, as twice as higher. Apple will release a new iPhone in September this year, a report released by JP Morgan Chase recently; saying the year's production of iPhone will reach 59 million if iPhone5 can bring a greater change.

JP Morgan expects Apple will sell 39.5 million iPhone 5 in the fourth quarter of this year; 37.8 million can be sold in the first quarter of 2013. If Apple can bring about it, then the pressure of the Samsung becomes greater.  Samsung's new flagship Galaxy S III, achieved sales of over ten million results in just two month. And this is the important models of Samsung to compete with iPhone5.

In addition to the smartphone, in the tablet market, Samsung has been glued to the Apple iPad strategies. According to Samsung invitations distributed to the media, Samsung will release the Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet PC with a stylus recently. It is reported the Galaxy Note 10.1 is a full-featured tablet computer and fully taps the characteristics of the stylus to interact with the office tools. With the success of the iPad, Apple is also considering the smaller market and some of the tablets, like the iPad Mini enter people's vision. If Apple launched iPad Mini, it will affect Samsung Tablet PC shipments. After all, in the tablet market, the advantage of the Apple iPad is greater while other Tablet PC manufacturer’s market influence is negligible. In the new product market, we see that the Samsung and Apple are not on the same way. The change of Apple iPhone5 is a move in order to adapt in the market, undoubtedly Samsung do better in this aspect.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Samsung could be building Windows Phone 8 devices

Think of Samsung and Android comes to mind. The Korean tech giant may be synonymous with its Galaxy S smartphones, but it could be building two devices for Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 platform.

The information surfaced in court documents revealed during ongoing the Apple-Samsung trial, displaying Windows Phone 8 devices. "Odyssey" is a codename for a phone, featuring a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor and 4G LTE. There's also a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display, along with an 8-megapixel camera. Samsung describes the devices as "iconic".

The second device is dubbed "Marco" and has a 4-inch Super AMOLED display and 4G LTE support. Samsung omitted the "iconic" branding adjective for this device. It's not the Omnia M, launched August 1 in the UK. The device does feature a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, but runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango and doesn't offer 4G LTE. The UK, currently, only widely offers 3G.

It's going to be interesting to see if Google continues to warmly support Samsung. Microsoft undoubtedly wants high-end devices from the company, especially considering the success of the Galaxy S3. Nokia sold 4 million Lumia devices, a fraction of the 10 million S3's that Samsung has sold in just over two months.

Forbes suggested that Samsung's development for the platform could encourage skeptical manufacturers. Samsung launched the Omnia 7 smartphone during the launch of the mobile OS, but Windows Phone has struggled to gain momentum. A high-end device, along with Nokia's next phone for Windows Phone 8, could be the catalyst.

Samsung may simply want to broaden its smartphone portfolio. It may feel that its devices can hit a market (high-end) which Nokia hasn't dominated.

Also interesting is how Microsoft approaches its relationship with Samsung. Nokia and the software giant have a close relationship, so will Samsung's devices be as striking as the Lumia 900?

Forbes predicted that the market could shift from Android to Windows Phone 8. Considering Android's dominance alongside iOS, Google isn't going away soon. Samsung may be a stepping stone, but the catalyst could be the cross-platform development between Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. The success of Windows 8, and Metro - the UI used across the desktop and mobile OSs, will impact Microsoft's mobile operating system.

From: mobilenapps

Samsung campaign in 2012 London Olympics Games

Samsung's marketing

The Olympic Games is a big hot spot. It wins the considerable exposure naturally if you become the official sponsor. Well, I am sure you will think of Samsung here, since replaced Motorola in 1997 as the global Olympic partnership in the field of wireless communications equipment. So it immediately become Samsung's showing time once the Olympic Games begin.

As the official phone of 2012 London Olympic, their latest flagship Samsung Galaxy S III also took the opportunity to sell ads, and even Beckham kicks off London Olympics in Samsung ad. Though he cannot act as a player of England, but his smile is also charming.

And at the opening ceremony, the funny expression of Mr. Bean with Samsung mobile phones on his hand also makes people realize that the ad ability of Samsung is very powerful. Do you know the phone? The answer is the Samsung S5830.

Report says: the purpose of Samsung chooses it is want to dilute the impact of implantation. Think about it, if Mr. Bean is holding the Samsung's Galaxy S3, it is too obvious that Samsung is in advertising.

"Samsung is delighted to be a part of such a special occasion, and through our innovative products we hope to unite people across the globe in their anticipation and celebration of the London 2012 Olympic Games, said Younghee Lee, Senior Vice President at Samsung mobile marketing.

As the top representative in the smartphone, GALAXYS Ⅲ open a new way to watch and participate in the Olympic event.

And now Samsung Launched its Galaxy S3 London Olympics 2012 Edition. The device is expected to sell like hot cakes as anyone who loves the Union Jack, the Olympic Games or, for that matter, Samsung or Android, or just keep it as a memorabilia.
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