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Mobile battery life could be getting better

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There have been countless posts about the new importance battery life plays as a deciding factor in mobile electronics. Most smartphones today do pretty much the same basics, equivalent of the point A to point B reference commonly used. So one of the biggest differentiator has become battery life, after all what good are all the features if you can’t use them? Well it seems that some new breakthroughs mean mobile battery life could be getting better eventually. There are some things that are being held back by the constraints of battery life.Take for example Siri, the digital personal assistant on Apple’s iOS devices. Currently the assistant has to be activated with a key press because having the device listen for audio ques would cause horrible battery life. This is just one example of a feature that could be made exponentially better if battery life was removed from the eqaution as a concern. Well then the new advancements that have been made at the University of Illinois could have a very big impact in that area. The article “Small in size, big on power” explains how the microbatteries offer phenominal power in their small size. The article explains that, The …

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 announced today

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is yet another tablet from the seemingly unending line of tablets from the Korean manufacturer. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 was recently announced and is supposed to be heading towards almost all regions starting May 1st. Although the tablet is a relatively nice device, we fail to see any reason to upgrade to it, especially if you own a Nexus 7 or the previous Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. Samsung has once again disappointed those who were hoping for an upgrade in the specs. The 7 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 uses the very same design which we have seen on almost every Galaxy device. Although this time around the tablet features three buttons, one physical home and two capacitive ones. Sometimes I think that Samsung wants each and every device to look like the Galaxy S3. At this rate Samsung TVs will start to look round and pebbly too. That is not the only problem I have with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, the 7 inch screen has  a low resolution of only 1024 x 600 pixels and the rear camera is a joke; clocking at 3 MP while the front one is only 1.3 MP. …

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JK Shin, President and Head of IT and Mobile Communication Division, speaks to attendees at the launch of Samsung Electronics Co's latest Galaxy S4 phone in New York

CEO says Galaxy S4 CPU Doesn’t Matter

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The Co-CEO of Samsung Electronics and head of Samsung Mobile, J. K. Shin, has told buyers that it really doesn’t matter what type of CPU is in your Galaxy S4. He further stated that no matter what Galaxy S4 CPU is running, most people won’t notice a difference nor will they care. Well that is true to some extent but Mr. Shin is forgetting that this is not 1998, it’s 2013 and people are more tech savvy than they ever were. When it comes to the speed of their smartphones, people will care especially if the models are retailing for exactly the same price. Would you buy an inferior product at the same price at which the better one is being sold? This is logic and stating that the Galaxy S4 CPU doesn’t matter is insulting our intellect and comparing us with the blind Apple fans. The Galaxy S4 CPU may have not mattered if all the versions were scoring close benchmark results. The U.S and Europe versions have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, which is not a slow chip by any means and it even beats every smartphone where there are no benchmark results. But the international Galaxy S4 has the …

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Samsung’s 85″ TV

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In a move that’s being lauded by at least Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Samsung has released their 85″ Ultra-HDTV. If you’ve got $39,999 laying around (and little man’s syndrome), then the Samsung TV could be right up your market. Nobody is debating that the TV is nice, it’s got a higher-resolution picture than most stations can even broadcast, but the question lingers of what is the market for Samsung’s 85″ TV? Surely it wouldn’t make a very good addition to a rowdy man cave where flying remote controllers are the norm and the TV seems to be a little too nice to broadcast Dora the Explorer on repeat. There’s advisers smarter than me somewhere in Samsung’s headquarters and they’re carrying on with the release as planned. What Makes Samsung’s 85″ TV Worth the Price Besides the fact that it takes up half of the square footage in a living room, the first thing people notice is the floating easel-like design (they may also notice a huge dent in their financial statement).Samsung’s 85″ TV is super thin and has a display that is like nothing else on the market. There are over 8,000,000 pixels in the television’s display that show off …

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Galaxy S4 Release Dates Announced for US Networks

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For all those Android fans out there looking for a new phone over the next year, if you haven’t heard, the Galaxy S4 is supposed to be pretty good. If you’re like me and on the verge of needing a new cell phone, then you’ve probably at least considered it. If you are interested in buying the new phone from Samsung, then you’ll be happy to know that it’ll be available for seven different carriers over the next two weeks. The Galaxy S4 will offer an impressive list of carriers, covering all of the major US networks. Those carriers are AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, U.S. Cellular, Cricket, and C Spire. Samsung has stated that all carriers will have the new phone by the end of the month. Samsung has left the carriers to make their own announcements for release dates and their individual pricing, and some of the major networks have made those announcements already. AT&T Pre-orders started on April 16th for AT&T, where you can pick up the 16 gig Galaxy S4 in either white or black for $199.99 with a two year plan. Though no official release date has been set, the tentative shipping date is April 30th. T-Mobile …

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Galaxy Note 3 going metallic, probably

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Samsung makes great smartphones, which is quite evident by the number of units the company sells. The only quirk with their smartphones is that they feature a plastic finish, which dulls the aesthetic value of the phones. The Galaxy Note 3 on the other hand may try to contradict the company’s tradition of using light plastic materials by going metallic. Usually when you buy a new expensive top end smartphone, you really want to it feel premium too, sadly that is not the case with Samsung top-tier smartphones.   While there is absolutely no evidence that Samsung may make a metallic Galaxy Note 3, rumors and leaks are suggesting that the Korean manufacture is going to take a leaf out of HTC’s handbook. Twitter account @Evleaks posted images with the question “Upcoming Samsung design language?” Upcoming Samsung design language? twitter.com/evleaks/status… — @evleaks (@evleaks) April 16, 2013 The leaker account @Evleaks has an excellent track record of giving accurate information. While the account has never been 100% accurate, we have the reason to believe that there is some ring of truth behind the metallic Galaxy Note 3. The said images are rather blurry and have a painfully low resolution which is …

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European Galaxy S IV comes with more goodies

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Looks like Samsung is sweetening the Samsung Galaxy S IV for the Europeans. The European Galaxy S IV will come with added goodies which will actually be useful. We all know that Samsung is very keen on loading its smartphones with mindless bloatware which we won’t use anyways, but this time around the Korean manufacturer is trying to rectify that. Along with the usual gibberish, the European Galaxy S IV will come with Need for Speed Most Wanted. Need for Speed Most Wanted is an excellent racing game by Electronic Arts and will actually keep you entertained for a long time. It’s not like we don’t want the Galaxy S IV, but the European Galaxy S IV is making it hard to resist the urges. Imagine taking out the shiny new smartphone and get to play a 1 GB+ video game which is graphically impressive for the cost of nothing. Truly a great choice, Samsung has struck a deal with the right partner this time around. The game will be available to download from Samsung Hub for the European Galaxy S IV users. Galaxy Note 2 owners will also have access to the game via the Hub. Samsung also has …

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Galaxy Mega 6.3 and 5.8 officially announced

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Just like the rumors suggested, Samsung has announced the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Galaxy Mega 5.8 earlier today. The specs and sizes of the smartphones are almost the same as the rumors stated and are indeed of humongous sizes. While we have gotten a good look at the specs, this time let’s take a gaze at the real configuration of the gigantic smartphones. First up is the big brother, the Galaxy Mega 6.3. The smartphone while being bigger than Galaxy Note 2, is inferior when it comes to internal specs. The Galaxy Mega’s 6.3 inch LCD screen boasts a HD 720p resolution, which may result in low pixel density. There is a 1.7 GHz dual core processor tucked inside the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and there is a surprising 1.5 GB of RAM. The smartphone has an 8 MP rear facing camera while the front snapper is clocked at 1.9 MP. Usual connectivity options are there along with Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 weighs 199g and has a respectable 3,200 mAh battery. The smartphone will come with Android version 4.2 Jelly Bean along with Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface on the top. Now it’s the smaller brother’s turn, the …

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Rumor: Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and 5.8 specs

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There was a time when I condemned the Huawei Ascend Mate to be crazy just because it had a huge 6.1 inch screen. Well Samsung Galaxy Mega is supposedly going to go even more insane; if the rumors are correct the smartphone will have a humongous 6.3 inch screen. While the rumors have taken an intense turn there is another variation of the Samsung Galaxy Mega which is slightly smaller at 5.8 inches but it is still a huge “deal”. Sam Mobile is the site which is doling out the information and if we are going to believe what they preach, the Samsung Galaxy Mega is going to sale on the 20th week of 2013 (which is round May 13-19). Sam Mobile apparently has gotten hold of the full spec sheet for the Samsung Galaxy Mega smartphone but there are not citing the sources. Just like always we urge you to consume the info with a grain of salt. The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is going to have a HD resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels, a little disappointing because a full HD screen would have made a lot of impact, especially if you consider the huge size of the …

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Samsung Galaxy Win, a S3 like quad core phone

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We are baffled why Samsung is stubborn on naming each and every phone it makes “Galaxy” and shaping it like Samsung Galaxy S3. The latest from the Korean manufacturer is the Samsung Galaxy Win, a 4.7 inch smartphone which is probably going to be a mid-range device. The Samsung Galaxy Win was rumored a few times and was announce to be released in China a few days back, but now Samsung has unveiled it to be released in other regions as well. The Samsung Galaxy Win packs a 4.7 inch LCD display, which is a surprising departure from the AMOLED screens Samsung smartphones use, especially the mid to top range ones. The screen has a rather disappointing resolution of only 480 x 800 pixels. Unlike the Chinese version of the Samsung Galaxy Win, the “international” version packs a 1.2 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor and 1 GB of RAM. The smartphone also comes with 8 GB of internal storage memory and the option of expansion thanks to the microSD card slot. The Samsung Galaxy Win boasts a 5 MP rear facing camera as well as a VGA front facing snapper. A sub-par 2,000 mAh battery is packed in …

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