Samsung trademarks ‘Youm’ for their flexible AMOLED displays [Video]

Samsung has been teasing us with flexible displays for a few years now. We know they’re seeking a patent and we should see the first devices by next year. Now this incredible technology has a name – Youm. Youm is going to be a game changer. It’s going to be thinner, lighter, and unbreakable. It will feature a TFT film, Organix Layer Encap, and a Polariser. If you’re not convinced at how awesome this is going to be, you need to hit the break to see some cool videos and hit the source link to see some of the amazing concepts that Youm will bring.


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Samsung shows off the ‘Berry Pink” Galaxy Note

I know that you’ve been secretly desiring the pink Galaxy Note ever since we told you about it last month. Well Samsung just officially unveiled it and it will be available in South Korea by next week. It will be called berry pink, and it will essentially be the same Galaxy Note that is available now. No pricing was mentioned, but it will most likely be priced the same as the other more mundane colors. Make sure you grab a berry pink case to go with that.

source: samsung
via: pocketnow

Lenovo Unleashes IdeaTab S2109 Tablet Featuring 9.7-Inch Screen And Android 4.0

You remember how we told you about that Lenovo tablet trying to sneak past everyone at the FCC last month? Well the Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 has officially been spotted in the wild and is on its way soon, very soon. Here in a promotional video, you can see the tablet’s 9.7-inch screen with the 4:3 IPS display and its impressive 8.9mm thin form factor in action. The device will also feature a TI-OMAP processor, front-facing 1.3MP camera, 4 SRS speakers for quality audio, 10 hours of battery life and Ice Cream Sandwich.

Now that the device is seen through all its glory, we shouldn’t expect it to be too long before interested buyers will be able to get their hands on one. In the meantime, why don’t you see the video in action once you hit the break?
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Pantech Vega Racer 2 To Feature Snapdragon S4 Chip And 4.8-Inch Screen With 720P

Again folks, if you haven’t been paying attention to Pantech before, you may want to start paying attention now. They’re currently developing the Vega Racer 2 smartphone which is slated to have some juicy features including the distinction of  “world’s first smartphone with a ceramic body”. In addition, the phone will feature a snazzy 4.8-inch screen with 720P, Snapdragon S4 dual-core chip and a 4G LTE chip. In case you were wondering folks, yes— this device is awfully similar to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone, except the Galaxy S III will feature an AMOLED screen along with the expected quad-core Exynos processor.

The phone is expected to be released in South Korea only, so that means we won’t likely see the device out here in the States sadly. Here’s hoping Pantech brings a variation of that device out to the U.S. eventually.

source: IntoMobile

LG Tries To Distract Us From The Optimus 4X By Working On Another Flagship Smartphone Called The D1L

Most of the major manufacturers have their flagship devices out in stores now or on their way (see exhibit A and exhibit B), but what about LG’s flagship device? Sure we’d heard about about the LG Optimus 4X back at MWC this year, but LG seems to have yet another flagship device in the works. The device called the D1L, shares similar features with the Optimus 4X such as a 4.7-inch screen with a 1280×720 resolution. However, unlike the Optimus 4X which features a quad-core processor, the D1L will feature the snappy dual-core Snapdragon S4 chip. No word on additional information on the device or when it will be released.

So what do you think gang? You guys excited for the D1L?

source: IntoMobile

Love Thy Enemy: Google makes more money from iOS than Android?

We all know how much Android has grown. The latest reports show 850,000 devices activated daily and over 50% of the market share, but is it possible that Google makes more money from iOS than Android? The Guardian released what they believe Google made from Android from 2008 to 2011. They made this calculation based on figures that came up during negotiations from the legal battles of Google and Oracle. The Guardian believes Google made $543 million during this period, but again it needs to be pointed out that this is an estimate since Google never releases earnings from Android. I won’t get into all the details of the calculation, but they looked at what Google offered Oracle in turns of a possible settlement to arrive at their conclusion.

The Guardian thinks Google makes four times more from iOS. Where is the revenue generated from? Don’t forget Google is a search company and products such as that and Maps are used on Apple’s iPhone and iPad. Back in October, Google CEO Larry Page said that they were “seeing a huge positive revenue impact from mobile, which has grown 2.5 times in the last 12 months to a run rate of over $2.5bn.” Notice how he used the word, “mobile?” He didn’t say Android, but people automatically interpret it that way.


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Instagram vs. Streamzoo: It’s Not What You Think

 

The sensation that is Instagram has iOS as well as Android users snapping pictures and sharing them like never before. There’s no question that with the millions of users on the platform as well as the simple workflow, Instagram is a winner. But does that mean Instagram is the best game in town? Maybe not. We recently brought you a list of seven Instagram alternatives, and today I want to do an in-depth comparison with the one I feel is the closest competitor… Streamzoo, available for both iOS and Android.


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Check Out This Awesome Metro UI Theme for All ICS and Honeycomb Tablets

Now here’s a cool one for you tablet users that like to tweak the appearance of your UI! XDA member BroBot175 has created a Metro UI theme for all tablets running Honeycomb or ICS! The theme is a fully functioning replica of Windows 8 that allows you to create your own tiles, and organize them however you want.

I flashed this theme over a week ago on my Galaxy Tab when the project was in its infancy and now its gotten polished enough for daily use. BroBot175 has even recently added support all ICS and Honeycomb tablets because he was getting so many requests for added support. Just like any other theme you simply flash in ClockworkMod Recovery and will then have to transfer over the tile images to get started. Set-up can take a while because you have to plot out every single tile using Desktop Visualizer widgets but if you follow the devs step by step instructions you should have no problems at all. So for those of you who like to customize the look of your device and want something completely different than the ICS or Honeycomb layout, you really should check this theme out! Hit the source link below to get started.

source: XDA

Review: Frisbee Forever Makes Tossing Frisbees Fun Again

When you think of the frisbee, you think of some good times: tossing the plastic disc at the park with your dog, your friends at the beach or in a heated battle of frisbee golf. While the game is no doubt fun in real life, how does it fare on Android? Two words: it’s awesome. Thanks to Frisbee Forever’s simple concept, addictive gameplay and solid graphics, Frisbee Forever is no doubt one of the most underrated and addictive games out there in gaming world.
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T-Mobile HTC One S aces benchmark test

There’s nothing quite like comparing benchmark scores to work up mobile phone lovers into a frenzy. If past ventures have taught us anything it’s that the best benchmark scores don’t always equate to the best real life performance but that doesn’t stop us checking to see exactly what score our latest and greatest gadget can achieve. The Quadrant benchmark test is one of the better known benchmark tools for Android and the T-Mobile branded HTC One S is the latest device to be put through its paces and we’re pleased to report that it passes with flying colours.

HTC’s latest must-have device with its Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.5GHz processor scored an impressive 4729 which places it streets ahead of high end devices like the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S II. Who needs quad-core!

Our friends over at TmoNews also discovered some other interesting points about the device. T-Mobile US look set to have a 180 exclusive on the One S which is expected to launch mid April. The launch model is also expected to have a blue tint to the bodywork with the black and red trim variant launching later in June. The phone will also be receiving “Mao” treatment which stands for “Micro-Arc-Oxidation”. To you and I that means that the ceramic surface is 3 times stronger than steel, sounds good to me!

Keep tuned in to TalkAndroid and we’ll keep you posted as to when HTC’s faster than light and stronger than steel super-phone finally hits the market.

source : TmoNews