NVIDIA responds to false advertising lawsuit filed by Samsung

NVIDIA_Tegra_3_CES_2013NVIDIA recently filed a lawsuit against Samsung and Qualcomm for violating seven of NVIDIA’s GPU patents. Samsung filed a counter lawsuit, of course, claiming that NVIDIA violated six patents, and Velocity, a small client of NVIDIA’s, violated eight patents.┬áSamsung also claims that NVIDIA is using false advertising when they say the Tegra K1 CPU is the “world’s fastest mobile processor,” as Samsung believes the Note 4′s Exynos 5433 is faster.

NVIDIA has responded to this lawsuit, and it’s definitely putting Samsung in a negative light for dragging a much smaller company (Velocity) into the mix. The response accuses Samsung of suing Velocity to keep the lawsuit in Virgina where Velocity is based, as Virgina has a faster time to trial than most other places in the US. It makes sense for Samsung, but it feels like a cheap shot at the much smaller company.
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Samsung releases 30 second commercial for the Gear S smartwatch

Gear s wrist strapsSamsung isn’t pulling any punches with marketing for their Gear S smartwatch. They’ve already posted up an “unofficial review” of the watch, and you can also check out a TV commercial that shows off how the watch will completely integrate into your lifestyle. It’s nothing flashy, but it demonstrates using the watch without having your phone on you all the time, which is really the stand-out feature here.
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Samsung posts “unofficial review” of their own Gear S smartwatch

Gear S releasepicIf you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to purchase Samsung’s Gear S, reading a few reviews might help sway you towards one side of the fence. To help make that buying decision a little easier, Samsung has posted their own unofficial review of the Gear S. It seems weird for a company to review their own product, and it’s certainly more than a little biased, but hey, at least it gives you a detailed look at the better points of the smartwatch.
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Samsung struggling with producing metal cases for Galaxy A3 and A5

Galaxy-Alpha-Production_02-636x424Samsung recently formally announced the Galaxy A3 and A5 smartphones, but they’re currently slated for a relatively small Asian release with no concrete plans on bringing them to other markets around the world. Apparently, a big reason behind that is due to Samsung’s low yield on production of the unibody metal frames for the devices.

With these phones being among the first full metal Samsung devices with no removable batteries, production for components was a little different than what Samsung was used to. Reportedly only about 50% of the cases made it past Samsung’s quality control, which is a very, very low yield and explains the limited availability.
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Samsung will invest in $3 billion smartphone plant in Vietnam

Samsung_Galaxy_Note_4_Front_Samsung_Logo_TAAccording to a report from Reuters, Samsung is looking to invest several billion dollars into building a smartphone manufacturing plant in Vietnam soon. The company already owns a $2 billion smartphone plant in the Thai Nguyen province, which is where the second, $3 billion plant will be built. Right now, that 3 billion number is just an estimate, as Samsung is still in talks with the Vietnamese government to make the plans official.
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Chrome OS will soon use Roboto font by default

RobotoFontIf you like the Roboto font that Google introduced in Android 4.0, you’ll be happy to know that it’s looking like Roboto will soon become the default typeface in Google’s Chrome OS. The custom operating system currently uses Noto Sans.

Google slightly refined Roboto in Android 5.0 Lollipop, and in an effort to keep things uniform across all of their products, it makes sense to see the font face make the leap to Chrome OS. No word on exactly when the change will happen, but the most plausible date would be with the release of Chrome OS version 41.

source: OMG Chrome

Lollipop firmware for Polish variant of the LG G3 leaked

LG_G3_Back_Rear_Controls_LG_Logo_TALG has already announced that they’re close to pushing out the Android Lollipop update for the G3 in Poland, but for those of you that just really cannot wait, a leaked build of the update has shown up on XDA.

The firmware is currently only available for the F400S model of the G3, which means it won’t work on every single variant. However, the good news is that it gives others a base to work with, so it’s pretty likely we’ll see it ported to other versions of LG’s flagship pretty quickly. If you’re stuck with a device that’s going to be a few months behind the update curve, this is a good thing.
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Project Ara team working on blood oxygen level tracking module

project-ara-theverge-2_1020With Project Ara, it’s easy to think of swappable modules as being easy ways to get a faster processor, or a higher resolution camera, or extra RAM. However, those modules can potentially do much, much more, including adding significant new features through hardware, such a blood oxygen level tracker.

Paul Eremenko, head of the Project Ara team, recently showed off a pulse oximeter module that measures the oxygen content in a user’s blood. The module was just a prototype, but it was completely functional and it shows the potential of adding on new modules onto a smartphone.
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Apple finally releases tool for de-registering phone number from iMessage

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If you or anyone you know has switched from an iPhone to an Android phone, you might be aware of Apple’s infamous iMessage bug. If you upgraded to a new device without turning off iMessage on your old iPhone first, some of your text messages would still be send and received through iMessage, not as regular text messages. This is obviously a problem when you’re using an Android phone, or literally any other kind of phone, because iMessage is exclusive to Apple devices. This bug would cause messages to never be received and sent correctly, which is a massive headache.
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Verizon will carry the kid-friendly LG Kizon smartwatch

KizonWhen LG announced the child-tracking Kizon smartwatch, we weren’t really sure what carriers would pick the wearable up. Thanks to an FCC filing earlier today, though, we’ve got a pretty strong hint that Verizon will be offering the smartwatch later this year.

The filing lists the device with the model number LG-VC100, and some information from the Kizon PC Reset Tool confirms that it should be a Verizon variant of the watch. Verizon hasn’t made anything official, but I think we can expect an announcement sooner rather than later.

source: My LG Phones