Samsung has partnered with Apical in a licensing deal that will bring the company’s Assertive Display technology to future Samsung phones. Samsung is hoping to address the usability issues that most displays seem to have when switching between lighting conditions.
If you are like me and love to use Ubuntu, but wish you could use it on your tablets are going to be all smiles at this tidbit of news. DaVinci Mobile Technology has recently announced it is taking pre-orders for its Kite Full-HD tablet which comes jam-packed with all sorts of goodies including a 10.1-inch IPS display with a 1,920 x 1,200 resolution, 32GB of internal storage, a Samsung Exynos quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. While those features are certainly nothing to sneeze at— the real kicker is what operating system… errr—- operating systems that are running the show on this little toy. The Kite Full-HD has both Ice Cream Sandwich and Ubuntu 12.04 available as dual-boot options.
While the device is available for pre-order today, it’s probably a good bet that it will never be available out here in the States. But for those of you who might be interested in owning an impressive slab of Linux-based goodness can pre-order the device for €309 or approximately $413 USD at the source link below.
You already know Samsung’s Exynos 5250 processors are screamers, but don’t forget— Samsung is always finding new ways to develop and produce better cutting edge technology. Enter Samsung’s Exynos 5 dual-core processors: A15 chips clocked at 1.7GHz and complimented with a Mali-T604 GPU which outperforms even the fastest quad-core processors in the land (i.e. Tegra 3 or Exynos processors). When paired with Samsung’s new Exynos 5, the Mali-T604 GPU is capable of supporting 2560×1600 WQXGA resolutions and items like LPDDR3 RAM 800MHz RAM, USB 3.0 and Panel Self Refresh for reduced power consumption — all of this built using Samsung’s 32nm HKMG (High K Metal Gate) manufacturing process which allows for up to 30% less power consumption.
Expect Samsung’s newest screamer to be found in upcoming devices, like the Galaxy Note 2 perhaps?
Boy, it seems like the Samsung Galaxy S III leaks just keep pouring out today, doesn’t it? We just heard some news earlier highlighting Samsung may introduce the Galaxy S III sometime next month, but now we have more juicy info to share with you all. As you can see in the screenshot above, another alleged official rendering of the upcoming smartphone has been leaked out and as you can see, it sure is a beauty. One thing you’ll notice right away from the latest leaked render of the device includes only 3 capacative buttons including the Home button being featured in the middle, which seems to fall in line with another leaked renderings we’d seen earlier in the week… and the week before that. So much for the smartphone having an all-screen display as we’d previously seen before.
Complimenting the leaked rendering are the latest leaked internal specifications of the device. For starters, there is a 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED Plus screen with 720p resolution in a thin profile— 8mm of total thickness. Also, rumor has it there will be a a quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a 12 megapixel camera with full 1080p capable of recording at 60fps along with a 1,750mAh battery.
Keep in mind this is still speculation, so the rendering and subsequent specs may be incorrect. But you have to admit, this latest rumor sure does give a strong indication of what we can expect from the ultra-hyped smartphone, doesn’t it?
We know Samsung is pushing its Exynos line of processors in its devices. That’s a given. However, we all know Sammy has yet to really push the boundaries of its impressive chip. It’s exactly why the brand is hard at work on its Exynos 5250 series of chips. According to Phandroid, Sammy is looking to take the ARM Cortex-A15-based processor and push it into 2GHz territory. You read that correctly folks, it is looking to have its chips at a whopping 2GHz. Moreover, rumor has it that while the chip will be insanely fast, it will suck less power than that the earlier chipsets. As it stands, the chips are currently in testing right now and we can expect to see them in devices by Q2 of this year.
Naturally you can’t have a chip in the works without a device made for it. That’s why Sammy is also rumored to be developing a special Galaxy Tab that will take full advantage of the Exynos 5250 series of chips. The tablet can support a resolution of up to 2560×1600, all in a WXQGA display of greater than 10-inches of course. Further details are scarce at the moment, but we expect to see something demoed or previewed at the upcoming MWC.
“Less is more” is a mantra Norwegian company FXI Technologies seems to believe in. How accurate is the unofficial philosophy? Well, they recently presented their USB computer prototype, ‘Cotton Candy‘. Some of you are thinking, “why the unusual name”? There’s actually a clever reason– the USB computer weighs just 21 grams, the same weight as a bag of you guessed it, cotton candy. You plug the USB computer into your device with a USB slot (TV, computer, phone, tablet, you name it!) and run the operating system as you would a normal Android device. Many of you are shrugging and thinking, “big deal”. It is indeed a big deal because the company has managed to squeeze in high-end specs that rivals many Android devices. Check this out– the device features Android 2.3, a 1.2GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos ARM CPU (yep, the same as in that oh-so fast Galaxy S II phone), 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI-out and oh, an SD card slot for expandable memory. Something for you to salivate over even more is the fact that since the USB computer has a dual-core processor, you’ll be able to view full HD videos from the web or local 1080p HD videos. By the looks of this, FXI needs to hurry and start production of this thing so people like me can hurry up and snag one up.
[via Laptop Mag Blog]
Following up on the awesomeness of the Samsung Exynos 4210 processor that powers their Galaxy S IIs, Samsung has announced its successor, the Exynos 4212. The 4212 is a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 application processor that’s clocking in at 1.5Ghz. It’s also built on Samsung’s 32nm High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) low-power process giving it a 30% boost in power efficiency. As far as gaming is concerned, this chip has an enhanced GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) that will push out 50% better 3D graphics in comparison to their previous chip.
While Rumorville is saying this new 4212 processor will be powering the Nexus Prime that we may seen in Nov., Samsung will be giving a sampling to a few select customers later this year. We may possibly hear more about all this on Oct. 11th at the upcoming CTIA show in San Diego, so stay tuned for possible Nexus goodness. Hit up the break for the full press release.