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Immersive clarity – a look at the new Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus

Our overactive lives now demand the least amount of restrictions from our technology, innovating it to advance at rapid speeds. This has given birth to a new crowded market. The wireless earbuds market has boomed thanks to technological advancements, providing us with the power to listen to our favorites on the go without needing wires. Since the launch of Apple’s AirPods in 2016, the sector has grown with a wide variety of earbuds available to suit all price ranges. Samsung, along with its new handsets, has also launched another earbud competitor into the market.

Priced at £159, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus is an updated version of the Korean electronics previous model. This version of the buds comes with longer battery life, improved audio and an additional microphone for clearer calls. One of its newest features also includes a shortcut that launches Spotify. These new features along with crisp and clear sounds make them a much more formidable opponent to Apple Airpods. Here’s a look at how the new Samsung Galaxy Earbuds compare.

Immersive clarity – a look at the new Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus

Immersive clarity - a look at the new Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
The new Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus brings true meaning to immersive clarity.

Once the buds are set up and paired to the user’s phone, the new feature allows users to program the earbuds to launch Spotify with a simple press and hold on one of the buds once placed in the ear. This will command it to start playing music from Spotify. This feature is highly convenient and makes the overall experience of using the buds and Spotify faster and smoother, compared to launching the app manually on smartphones. 

Made by an Android giant, there’s no surprise here then that the Spotify feature does not work with Apple smartphones. When the buds are paired to an Apple iPhone, users will also not be able to receive notifications but can still pair the buds for general use. The app which accompanies the buds comes with several customizing actions when pressing and holding the buds. Users can set the commands to either launch voice commands, control the volume and switch on the buds ‘Ambient sound mode’ which allows users to hear sounds in their surrounding environment while simultaneously listening to music. 

For the price, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus provides users with clear and crisp sound which is suitable for casual listening. Its new two-way dynamic speaker which includes a woofer and tweeter boosts the earbud’s audio capacity. The app allows users to customize the sound, just like many other models on the market. Unfortunately, the buds do not offer noise cancellation, but they do seal the ear enough, adequately blocking out some noises from the user’s surroundings. 

The new Galaxy Buds effectively beats its competitors in comparison to battery life. The Galaxy Buds Plus is capable of being used for 11 hours straight from its charging case and is comfortable to wear and can remain secure even when exercising. These features and their sleek design with additional features such as paring them with a smartwatch make them an attractive choice for users. The earbuds are available in white and black and are made of lightweight materials for a 24/7 comfort fit.

One of the downfalls of the Galaxy Buds Plus in comparison to its competitors is that they are unable to pause music when only one earbud is removed. The Airpods can detect when one pod has been removed and automatically pauses the music so users can carry out tasks without audio playing such as buying a coffee or crossing the road. They also do not have a hands-free supportive feature for voice commands like other brands. Users will need to press and hold one of the buds while wearing them to trigger Samsung’s Bixby or Google Assistant

Overall the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus are great replacements and contenders in the earphones market today for anyone looking for middle-range priced earphones. They offer users decent sound and a comfortable fit. They can also block out noise and let users play Spotify at a press. However, they do fall short in some areas such as not being able to pause audio when one bud is removed. The buds do however have a portable case that has USB-C and supports wireless charging.

For a meager price of £159, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus offers users with immersive clarity and crisp sound suitable for casual listening.

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How High Resolution Photography in Consumer Goods Changes History

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with high resolution photography power

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge features the best display yet available in a Samsung product. It’s coming out in May and the legion of the Samsung converted will be after one of the day it drops. It seems like a no-brainer, but why is an improved display important to us? And how will the improvement of continually improving color and resolution standards in consumer technology change the way we see the world? The answers may not be so standard after all.

Also Read: Before we continue, let’s go a trip down memory lane with cameras!

Let’s look at these questions with photography in mind. Mobile devices were first “cell phones”, then “camera phones”. This second iteration is important, because it was the first successful synthesis of two very different devices, at least at this level. Suddenly, millions of people had decent cameras in their pockets. They started documenting the minutiae of their lives, moments they might not recorded a decade before, given the finite nature and cost of film. Even early digital cameras weren’t cut out for the job of taking pictures of any and every thing. You had the size and weight of the camera to contend with, as well as limited early storage.

samsung galaxy s6 edge

Devices like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge serve to give a complete history of the human race, as it is lived by normal people. As these devices are adopted in the developing world, this visual record will become much more universal.

Also Read: The history of wearable technologies, how it all started and where it is now!

Due to the high quality resolution possible in Samsung’s newest offering, devices like these are going to draw a fine line in the sand between histories. Pre-history will be the time before cameras and digital technology was available to all. Modern history will be times we can look back on in fine detail. Even pictures taken 20 years ago show their age. They seem like they were taken in another era, all the more different for the changes in clothing and hair styles. Today, devices like the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will set the new standard for the way normal people see themselves and create their own personal histories.

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This video tells a lot more about the awesomeness of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge – a powerful display, high resolution photography and a whole lots of improvements. Watch it and let me know what you think of it below.

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Tech Giants Smartwatch Makers vouch to make those Wearables Monitor your Health

Apple, Google, Samsung to bring health monitoring apps on their smart watch products.Smartwatch wearable

For some decades, medical research technology industries have been looking for ways diabetics can successfully check their blood sugar level on-the-go. Now, mobile tech giant companies are coming into the scene.

Apple Inc, Google Inc and Samsung Electronics are working on applications that could turn the newly innovated wearable gadgets like Smart watches and bracelets into a health monitor system such as blood sugar monitor.

Our source speculated that some of these firms have hired medical scientists and engineers and taking permission from the US regulations about developing glucose measuring features on next generation wearable gadgets.

The pioneering technology may be limited, but later the companies will graduate into competing in the world blood-sugar tracking industry that will worth more than $12 billion by 2017 according to a research figure from GlobalData.

29 million Americans are afflicted by Diabetes as about $245 billion was spent over this in 2012, a figure that will rise by 41 percent in five years. Many diabetics have to prick their fingers almost 10 times daily so as to check their blood glucose level.

Non-invasive technology could help in this area, ultrasound or electricity could pull glucose to the skin for measurement or a light could shine through the skin for the spectroscope to measure presence and quantity of glucose.

No comment was gotten from Apple, Google and Samsung, but the director of US FDA’s chemistry and toxicology device division spoke to Reuters that a marriage between glucose-sensing and mobile device has being “ordained from heaven.”

Apple executives help a meeting with the FDA last December where the FDA described how it may regulate glucometer that measures blood glucose level.

As a report that was gotten from Apple Tool box blog, such device would likely avoid regulation if used for nutrition, but may go under regulations as medical device if marked to diabetics.

Recently, Stephen Oesterle, Medtronic Inc Senior Vice President acknowledges Google as the next great rival for medical devices; it has been funding research and development or R&D.

He said that Meditronic invests about $1.5 billion annually on R&D, and its mostly “D” but Google invest about $8 billion annually on R&D, but he can tell it’s mostly “R.”

Some of the research plans Google has made public includes the development of the “smart” contact lens that measures glucose. In the blog post where the smart contacted lens is broadly discussed, Google says, the LED system is able to warn of high or low blood sugar by flashing tiny lights. Recently, it said that it is looking for partners to bring the product to market.

Past attempt to accurately use non-invasive technology have been distorted by body movement, temperature, hydration and fluctuations. Tears pretty gets lower concentration of glucose making it harder to track.

But the Life science team making the lens and other research in the same line is working in the Google X facility, where major breakthroughs such as the self driving car came forth said a former employee who requested anonymity.

Apple is vigorously working on the iWatch which is expected to ship in October confirmed by three sources at a leading supply chain firm in a Reuter report, even though it isn’t confirmed if the first shipping will include glucose tracking sensors.

Yet, Apple often meets with executives and bio-sensors engineers from big medical technology firms such as Vital Connect, Masimo Corp and now-defunct glucose monitoring startup C8 Medisensors.

“The tech companies are very much interested in the field, as Google announced its smart contact lens, that was one of the best occurrence in my career said Palikaras, CEO of Mediwise, We have been getting tons of emails”

Samsung was one of the first to make moves on smartwatch, but failed to catch on widely, and since has introduced Simband, a platform for mobile health which could be connected on smart wrist bands and other mobile devices.

A Samsung employee who doesn’t want his name mentioned said the company is investing in non-invasive glucose monitoring and it is looking for partners and will allow developers to try out different software and sensors.

Reliable sources revealed that Samsung is working with startups to effect “traffic light” systems in next generation Galaxy Gear smartwatches that flashes blood sugar warnings.

Part of the investment Samsung has made in this field include Glooko, a startup that makes it easy for physicians to access patients glucose readings and had also invested $50 million Digital Health Fund in Israeli into a glucose monitoring startup.

Software developers said they are working on blood glucose data apps, which will be channeled particularly for use to athletes and health-conscious users.

Mike Lee, cofounder of MyFitnessPal said they are paying close attention to research around how sugar impact weight loss.

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Google I/O 2014 featuring Android for Cars, TVs and Watches

Google makes smart moves, launches Smartwatch and other Android wearable products ahead of Apple at the I/O 2014, the company’s biggest conference in the year.

Android smartwatches

Even if you deny Google and avoid her on the internet, she could make her way into your home, your car and even on your wrist soon. In its biggest event of the year, the company announced a handful of new Android products.

The I/O 2014 developers conference in San Francisco showcase Google’s next move into the wearable industry, following the launch of the Google Glass earlier in the year.

Taking it ahead of the launch of the rumored Apple’s iWatch, Google announced the LG’s G watch, Moto 360 model, Samsung Gear Live which is all running on its Android software.

The voice-activated gadgets from Samsung and LG both has square faces and pre-order will start on the Google Play store today, while the Motorola’s round face classic will be coming later this summer.

Other models of the Android wearables to showcase at the I/O 2014 will include pedometers and heart-rate monitors. User will be able to activate a do-not-disturb setting by swiping down on the display. Voice command can also be issued to find out things such as “how many stops before their bus ends the journey”

User will also be able to control music on their Android phones via the smartwatch.

Google’s director of engineering, David Singleton demonstrated the simplicity of the Android smartwatch at the Google I/O 2014 event; he ordered and paid for a pizza using an app within 20 seconds.

The Google smart wearable device arrives months before rival Apple is expected to debut its own version of iWatch later in the year.

Google and other rival companies have been looking up to the wearable as a new industry of opportunity as smartphone and tablet are growing slowly.

Android Drive is another big announcement from Google; the device is designed to automate common functions in cars.

Head of Google automotive, Andrew Brenner said that the software enhances communication; navigation will be voice and contextually controlled. The company claimed that 40 auto makers have already signed up and the software will come into market later in this year.

Another is the Android One, a low-cost Smartphone targeting emerging market. The Android handset will include FM radio, a screen slightly smaller than 5 inches and will go for less than $100.

Google’s Snr. vice president Sundar Pichai said Android users has skyrocket over the last year and the search guru is about to challenge Apple Inc and other big tech conglomerates to extend its business into a rapidly broadening field of Internet device.

Today, we live in a multi screen world, TV, wearing screen things on our body and now in our car said President to his 6000 audience.

“We will like to know where you are, and we want to be voice enabled. The device you are using isn’t what matters here; we should pick up where you left off.”

We now have more than one billion Android users and as we estimate, there are 93 million selfies taken each today, “he proclaimed.

“We are also having amazing growth in Android tablets, Android tablets have taken 62 percent of overall market – and that excludes Kindles.”

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Samsung are About to Do It Again with the Note 4

To say Samsung is ambitious would be an understatement. When it comes to gadgets, the Korean tech giant is always pushing the envelope. When people first heard of ‘phablets’, nobody was so sure about the concept. People figured, there were already smart phones and tablets in the market, why would anyone need anything in between? Samsung however changed all that with their Samsung Galaxy Note series. The series has enjoyed quite a success but again, it is Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

The Samsung Galaxy Note series is now at the Note 3. That was the device that they released in September of 2013. The device was received just as well as expected and now that that is over, people are already looking forward to the next thing. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is already appearing in all the top tech and gadget blogs. It has been around only a few months but the anticipation has already started building up.

The thing about Samsung is that they are always looking to do something better. The next device is always better than the previous one. People have gotten used to this and that is why they expect to see some great things in the next Galaxy Note. There have been all kinds of speculations that have been going around on what Samsung will do to improve the Note 4. Word is that it is working on some nifty technologies that will revolutionize the gadget world.

What to look forward to in the Note 4;

The Processor

One of the things that can be talked about with some level of certainty is the processor. It looks like the Galaxy Note 4 will come with a 64 bit processor. One of the CEOs of Samsung was quoted talking to Korea Times, saying that they are trying to match the processor that comes in the iPhone 5S. There has also been confirmation that Samsung is working on the 64 bit processor. Seeing as the Note 4 will be the next device, along with the S5, it is very feasible that the devices will have the 64 bit processor.

Official word is that the company is right on schedule with the technology. The designs of the processor are said to be from ARM. Samsung has however pointed out that they may be using their own processor in their next devices. They figure that they will perfect the ARM chips and then include their own optimizations. Even if the Note 4 can not wait for Samsung’s own processor chips, the 64 bit is definitely a good option.

The Camera

Another technology that Samsung is said to be working on is a more sensitive camera. This camera is said to come with ‘anti shake’. This would make it possible for shots to be taken without all the blurs that arise from shaking. It has not been confirmed yet how far along this technology actually is.  A lot of people have their fingers crossed for this particular feature. Optical Image stabilizer is also something else that will be included in the camera. Samsung already has one device out with this feature.

The Casing

The casing of the Galaxy Note 4 may also see some changes. Samsung is always getting mixed feedback from consumers over the plastic body. Most people want to see a phablet that comes with a metallic body. ET News has given reports on how Samsung is looking at the possibility of getting aluminum casings for their next flagship devices! People were sort of hoping to see something different in the Galaxy Note 3 but that did not happen.  What they did instead is give the back casing a faux leather look. Enthusiasts are still hoping that something will be done. Aluminum or magnesium back casings would definitely improve the demand for the Samsung phablet.

The Charging

Like stated earlier, Samsung is all about new things. Magnetic resonance wireless technology is also something else the tech company is rumored to be working on. This will be a better version of the wireless technology that is currently available. With this particular technology, the device wouldn’t have to be necessarily on the source. As long as it is within a certain distance, it would be able to charge. This is something that a lot of people will appreciate. Business people and students will especially enjoy this feature and that is probably why Samsung is working on it.

The OS (Operating System)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is expected to run the Android KitKat OSphablet series. The latest version of the elly Bean version of Android. The OS has already been updated to KitKat even though this bit has not been officially released yet. The Galaxy Note 4 is expected to be among the first devices that will have the latest version of Android.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 looks like one phablet that will give other gadgets a run for their money. This is definitely one device that people are eagerly anticipating. One thing everybody can count on is that Samsung will rise to the occasion, like they always do.

Source: https://thegalaxynote4.com

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Samsung beats Apple in 2013 Fortune Global 500 release

Fortune.com is an arm of CNN that deals with money; it features news about successful business and people in the world.

The Global 500 is a rank list of world’s biggest companies by revenue, the latest release was on Monday where Samsung proved to rival Apple that it is standing firm in the competition.

Samsung went from its 20th position last year to 14th position on the Global 500 securing $178.6 billion in revenue while Apple moved from position 55 to 19th as its revenue goes up to $156.5 billion.

Samsung’s revenue last year was $149 billion and Apple $108 billion according to the CNN Fortune Global 500.

Although, Apple has done well, moving 36 companies to position 19 is not an easy task compare to the just 6 companies Samsung pulls out of the way. Even though it isn’t easy, this is Global 500 where the world’s biggest conglomerates are rated, moving up one trend would have cost a number of powerful efforts.

Despite the fact that Samsung and Apple are pulling it towards the smaller digits on the row of the Global 500, it is not expected that they will be hitting the first spot anytime soon. Royal Dutch Shell with revenue of $481.7 Fortune Global 500 bubblesbillion claims the first position of this year’s Fortune Global 500 ranking.

Here are few technology giants with their position on the Global 500 ranking for this year.

  • Samsung – 14th Position
  • Apple – 19th Position
  • Hon Hai Precision Industry – 30th Position
  • NTT – 32nd Position
  • AT&T – 34th Position
  • Hewlett-Packard – 43rd Position
  • Verizon Communications – 48th Position
  • Hitachi – 54th Position
  • IBM – 62nd Position
  • China Mobile Communications – 71st Position
  • Sony – 94th Position
  • Telefonica – 97th Position
  • Microsoft – 110th Position
  • Amazon – 149th Position
  • Dell – 165th Position
  • Google – 189th Position
  • LG Electronics – 225th Position
  • Best Buy – 226th Position
  • Nokia – 274th Position
  • Lenovo – 329th Position

How the top 500 companies were chosen

Those companies were ranked according to total revenue for their respective fiscal year which ended on or before March 31, 2013. All the companies on the list must publish their financial report and data part or all to a government agency. The original figures were compared to prior year’s data. Prior year’s figures are not being reinstated for changes in accounting for present year.

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Samsung Launch sales of Curved OLED TVs

Technological growth has refused to leave a loop space, as everything is affected. The old time TVs don’t show colored images, when the color technology came, we thought we have got it all right and that will be the alpha and omega of TV making in the black big box that requires your whole household to lift when about to be placed. This age really proved things wrong as cinema has now being brought right into our living rooms. It doesn’t end there. Samsung is telling us that the flat screen system will soon become an old school and came up with its completely different patented innovation; The Curved OLED TV.Samsung curved OLED TV

Samsung in an attempt to maintain its position as the leader in the television market kicked off the sales of its new next generation curved OLED TV, but set at a whooping of $13,000.

The Korean based electronics company already took nearly a third of global volume in TV deals, it plans to stay at the top and released two types of next generation technology: Organic light emitting diode screen that are lighter and more vivid than the conventional liquid crystal display, and ultra-high definition that boasts four times the resolution of present ones.

As reported by The Wall Street Journal, rivals LG Electronics Inc and Sony Corp are also on fire to bomb out these kinds of technologies.

An analyst from Nomura in Seoul, C.W. Chung, said “The technology is still not mature and production cost is extremely high for large OLED sets.”

As analyst spoke, they specified that the rollout is just a publicity effort for Samsung, but not really an effort to actually sell those TVs. The focal point will be how companies can quickly produce heavy quantity large OLED sets at cheaper rates.Samsung curved OLED TVs

The mechanism behind the curved OLED TV

Wondering if this curved technology is not an error rather than the flat stuffs we are used to, Samsung said viewing images from curved displays is really comfortable to the human eye, the shape enables the distance between the viewer and the screen to be the same from most angles.

The world largest TV maker would start selling the 55-inch curved OLED TV sets in 20 stores at its home country South Korea. The time those sets will be available elsewhere is not specified.

The display units at Samsung has so much invested in OLED displays, highly touted for superthin, light structures because they don’t require backlight and are more energy efficient than the present displays. The challenge now is the mass production because of the technological constraint involved in producing large screen in high number volume. The company has long being using the OLED technology in its smartphone especially the Galaxy line.

Sony in 2007 introduced its first 11-inch model OLED color set, but the company had faced the challenges of improving these technologies in larger sizes. The big challenge made Sony conclude that mass producing the OLED screen will result in huge loss except consumers are willing to pay heavy amount above the price of LCD sets. Sony’s TV business has been unprofitable for nine years and has refused to make OLED sets for the past six years.

Although the company has been engaging in researches and development work, but it has not laid out plans to venture into making OLED screens for consumers. At the CES 2013, Sony showcased a prototype ultrahigh-definition, 56-inch OLED TV. It is working with Panasonic Corp to develop new production method for OLED panels.

Samsung on the other hand has been hyping OLED TV sets for years hoping that as it builds expertise in the technology, production cost will fall.

Although for some couple of years, the company has to continue in the manufacturing of normal LCD sets to save its profit margin from falling until things get right for the large-screen curved OLED TV models.

Samsung has been experiencing weak demand in its consumer electronics reaching 2% in the first quarter.

The OLED TV models have been unveiled over a year now by Samsung, but there have been difficulties in bringing them to market.

Apart from the curved OLED TV technologies, other product introduced by Samsung includes; Ultra-high definition models with 55 and 65-inch LCD screens.

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Samsung ATIV Q: A Hybrid device that transforms from Windows 8 Laptop to an Android Tablet

Samsung ATIV Q: The Android tablet, at the same time ‘The Windows Laptop’Samsung ATIV Q dual OS

The Samsung ATIV Q is a hybrid magic device, with just one quick motion, it transforms from a Windows 8 slate into a full-fledged laptop. With you just tapping an icon, it will boot into an Android Jelly bean, allowing you to surf through your favorites in the Google Play market.

The Haswell i5 core processor is the hottest around now, and that is what it is packing into the market. It has a 13-inch display with a resolution of 3,200 x 1,800 pixels Oh My God! The pricing or availability is yet to be disclosed, but we will keep you updated so as not to miss this out.

Design

The Samsung ATIV Q is a standard 13-inch slate and if you lift up the display, it will reveal a keyboard packed underneath. The keys is designed to fold up and lock behind the keys which makes swiping much easier, the same way it will work on other touch-screen laptops. Just like the converting technique on the Sony Viao duo, but Samsung moved it advance. Instead of just converting between laptop and slate, the screen lies flat, lifted on top and parallel to the keyboard.Samsung ATIV Q on stand

The screen rotates automatically, as you turn it over.

The Samsung ATIV Q device also packs as S-Pen stylus for writing notes with freehand or playing when you are bored.

The device is a 13-inch machine with a 14 mm thickness, skinny and portable enough to slide into most bag packs and it weighs around 1.3kg, very easy to carry all about.

Display

The 13.3-inch Samsung ATIV Q comes with a resolution of whooping 3,200 x 1,800 pixels, the highest ever seen on a 13-inch machine. The pixel density is complete at 275ppi bigger than the 264ppi on the 9.7-inch Retina display iPad.

The Hybrid or Duo Operating System

This is a very interesting story, packing two OS on one gadget, I will explain, the Samsung ATIV Q runs on Windows 8, but with a tap on a tile, you quickly got booted up into an Android Jelly Bean. At first, you will think you are on a magic show, but patiently, you will get to understand what has just taken place.Samsung ATIV Q

Samsung ATIV QIf it’s very difficult for you to make a scale of preference on whether a Windows 8 laptop or an Android slate, the Samsung ATIV 8 just made it easy for you.

It can work as full fledged windows 8 laptop, and when the day feels so bored, you can quickly swipe into an Android tablet surfing the Google Play to make a gaming console of your time.

Chipset

The magic machine packs the latest Intel Haswell i5 core processor on which both the Android and Windows depend. The chipset is specially made for battery performance and you need not to fear of running out of power in little time. It is the same used on the 2013 model MacBook Air which boasts of 12 hours running time.

Final Words

You won’t want to blame the Samsung ATIV Q when it finds it difficult to understand itself. It is a Windows laptop as well as an Android tablet and at the same time, a Window tablet. Samsung’s thought is to make a merger of work and play for its loyal and prospective customers.

Don’t be anxious, it will get announced soon and we will all see the wonders, creativity as well as craziness just arriving in the gadget world.

Images: CNET

Video: Techdigest.tv

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Samsung’s Android Is Back and Better – Google Is Worried

Google is the company that created the Android operating system. It is the biggest competitor for the Apple operating system known as iOS. However, when people talk about an Android, they are usually talking about a specific device that happens to have the Android operating system on it. That is why you will hear people talk about the Samsung Android and the Google Android as if they are two different things. What they are actually talking about is the different mobile devices that have been produced by the Google Company and the Samsung Company. Both are using the Android OS, but are referred to as Android devices.Google Android Vs Samsung Android

Google and Samsung are in competition

Each of them has their own mobile devices that run on the Google Android OS. Samsung’s most popular Android device is called the Galaxy S3, and Google’s most popular mobile device is called the Google Nexus. Samsung did very well in the year 2012 with their Galaxy S3, and outsold their device when compared with the Google Nexus device. The fact that Samsung are creating newer versions of their device means that Google have something to worry about if they wish to compete (again) with Samsung this year in the mobile phone arena. Here are a few reasons why the Google Nexus producers should be worried by Samsung.

Samsung has a scary but convenient timeout system

Almost all mobile devices have some sort of timeout mode, which is there to help save the battery life of the mobile device. It will turn off the backlight, or even put the device on standby/sleep in order to save battery life. The Samsung will stay lit unless you are inactive on the device (as most do), however, if you are doing something such as study a web page, it will stay lit up and on. It does this by using the front camera to watch where your eyes are looking. If it sees you looking at the screen then it keeps the backlight on.

It has a multi-screen view that you can use

This is a function that the Samsung has which allows you to use two apps at the same time. You do not need to close or minimize each app. You can keep switching between them on the same screen. It is far more efficient than the alternative.

The Samsung has an auto-rotate function

This is now a common feature on phones, where the internal sensors detect the orientation of the phone and changes the screen to match the web page orientation. However, instead of randomly switching from one orientation to another using the internal sensors, it also uses the camera to figure out what orientation it should place whatever is on the screen.

People hate scrolling on mobile devices

This is why Samsung invented their little double tap idea. If you want to scroll on a mobile device, the usual way to do it is to press your finger on a certain part of the screen and then hold your finger on it as you swipe up or down. Samsung added a little function where if you want to get back to the top of a web page quickly, then you double tap the screen and it jumps you back to the top.

The Samsung can use pop up apps

The screen is bigger, which means that apps may be stored in a sub menu and be pressed upon so that they pop up. This means that apps may be left running but that will only pop up onto the screen when the user desires (similar to the way you minimize tabs on IE on desktop computers).

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New Gadgets: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 breakdown

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is a tablet that support GSM voice with SMS and MMS. It is a phone tablet that could be blended to phablet. The device was announced back in February and made available around April.

It has an 8.0-inches display with TFT capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors, 800 x 1280 pixels with pixel density of ~189ppi, enables multitouch.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has and internal storage option of 16 and 32 GB with 2 GB RAM. It is powered by Exynos 4412 Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU and runs on Android 4.1.2 jelly Bean from the factory.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

The Gadget has a primary camera with 5MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels with many features such as autofocus, touch focus, geo-tagging, image stabilization, and face detection. it also has a secondary camera with 1.3MP.

The Black and White/Silver Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 device supports all form of GSM network with data communication.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

It support the latest bluetooth technology, infrared and USB. It also has sensors: Accelerometer, Gyro, proximity and compass, then support the GPS as A-GPS and GLONASS.

The non removable Li-Ion 4600 mAh battery could go 8 hour talk or multimedia time, and up to 120 hour of music play.

The phablet weighs 338g with dimension of 210.8 x 135.9 x 8 mm.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 supports HTML5 and blessed with other features that includes;

  • SNS integration
  •  TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • MP4/DivX/Xvid/FLV/MKV/H.264/H.263 player
  • MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document editor/viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input (Swype)

Cash window reviewed some of the  features in the latest gadget because we know you love them – so here’s our overview of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
The latest tablet from Samsung lets you combine a busy home-life and work-life and share it with friends and work colleagues alike. It does this by using some great features including S Pen, DropBox, Multi-Window, Enterprise Ready, Polaris Office and Group Play, Watch On, Smart Remote, Music Hub, Air View and Awesome Note.

S Pen combines the control of a mouse with the comfort of a pen. Perfect for doodling, creating masterpieces, personalizing communications or jotting down notes.

Dropbox comes free for two years and allows you to store your files and access them from any of your devices.

Multi-window lets you use two applications at once, so finish those reports whilst you watch the afternoon match.

Polaris Office lets you open and edit documents in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Enterprise Ready’s enhanced security and accessibility means you can use your device at work without the worry of compromising company secrets.
Group Play allows you to share your screen with everybody else; making presentations a doddle.

Watch On means you can start watching a film on your tablet on the way home and then transfer it to the TV when you arrive there.
Smart Remote is your personal TV guide and a universal remote.
Music Hub stores all your music in the cloud and lets you stream millions of songs.

Air View lets you view your files just by hovering the S Pen over them.
Awesome Note is the accepted best life-organization app and it’s now exclusively available to Android on Galaxy Note 8.0.

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