Android growth hurting Apple; could set a major setback to iOS in near future

The Android operating system is present in about three out of four mobile phone sold worldwide in the present quarter as the OS dominated the marketplace, as per industry trackers at IDC.

Android is one of the main growth engines of the smart phone marketplace since its launch in 2008. This is the words of IDCs mobile phones research manager Ramon Llamas.

In the tablet computers market as well, Apples market share has decreased to merely over 50% from 65% in the Q2 as Android gizmos gain momentum, as per IDC numbers.

Stephen Baker stated that Android is benefited by having several individuals developing a lot of things at different price points with multiple companies makes a huge difference.

Android smart phones shipments increased to 136m illion, beating those in the similar quarter in 2011 by somewhat more than 90 percent, as per IDC.

Samsung Galaxy S3 passed the iPhone 4S in Q3 to become the biggest-selling device in the smartphone market all over the world, which signifies the importance of Android among consumers.

The speed of innovation is better in Android than its rivals, as they are trying really hard to beat the competition, and Apple is visibly behind them in this area.

Android is also in a better position as it’s an open source operating system that manufacturer can utilize free of any charge modify as per their wish, giving the search giant insights along the way.

On the other hand, Apple strictly monitors all of its gadgets in every step, and even their apps store.

3 million Galaxy Note 2 units old in one month

Apparently Samsung is not in a mood to allow anyone to come near its top position. After the massive success of its flagship model, the Galaxy S3, the South Korean telecommunication is relishing in the success of its phablet –the Galaxy Note 2. The 5.5” tablet computer is now present in 3 million pockets all over the world, and this has been achieved only in 37 days after its September release.

The brisk Galaxy Note 2 Deals sale implies in not just creation of a new category in the smartphone market, but also of popularity of the segment. When the first Note was released, there was distrusted in the market about its appeal. Still, the handset (if you call it one) sold decent units. Even many other manufacturers can be seen entering the newly-found category in the technology world.

The figure is not as astonishing as Galaxy S3 distant from Apple’s iPhone 5 sales, but it is still an achievement for the manufacturer, and for any smartphone in the phablet category. The initial Galaxy Note sold only 2million units 4 months after its debut (way more than the initial anticipations), thus the Note 2 is a sound success without a doubt. And with the holiday shopping season coming, many of you would aspire for this device.

So guys, what you do you think? Is the phablet category here to stay for a very long time ? And will more and more users will be tempted for a huge smartphone like this? Let us know through the comments section give below.

Samsung Galaxy S3 mini gets uncovered; flaunts decent specs

The Samsung Galaxy S3 mini has been officially unveiled in Germany. As the demands for 4-incher droids gas escalated in recent past, it makes quite makes sense for Samsung to release this handset. The S3 mini will appeal to users who find 4” perfect for a smartphone.

Sporting the S3 title, the mini has the similar nature-inspired layout as its big cousin S3 the Galaxy Note 2. In addition, it will run Android v4.1 Jelly Bean operating system at the time of release with the similar TouchWiz customizations that its other siblings have, such as S Voice Smart Stay.

Looks apart, the specifications of the I8190 Galaxy S3 mini does not quite live up to the Galaxy S name. The S3 mini flaunts a 4-inch Super AMOLED display of WVGA resolution (7 a Pen Tile matrix). Under the hood is decent ST-Ericsson NovaThor chip with two Cortex A9 cores, clocking at 1 GHz, 1 GB of RAM a Mali-400 Graphics Processing Unit.

The primary snapper has a 5 MP sensor an LED flash. The camera is capable of recording 720p video. The smartphone also has a VGA front-viewing snapper as well.

Other features include quad-band 2G and tri-band 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0 Near Field Communication. The internal memory space arrives in 8 GB and 16 GB variants. Thankfully, it also has a micro SD card slot as well. The batter y is 1500mAh.

In a nutshell, the Samsung I8190 Galaxy S3 mini is a refurbished I9070 Galaxy S Advance with design of the Galaxy S3. Expect this smartphone to hit market shelves in November.

Samsung Galaxy S3 mini specs leak, revealing the much-needed info

Just before the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini. Some more specs have been leaked online. These specifications are not authorized, but they seem correct for the anticipated device.

The touchscreen is 4-inches big, and it is a Super AMOELD one producing WVGA resolution, which reminds us of the display of the Original Galaxy S. The smartphone is power-driven by a ST-Ericsson U8420 chip with a dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz 1GB RAM.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 mini will come with the latest Android v4.1 Jelly Bean with the typical TouchWiz customizations on top. The main snapper will be a 5 MP. You will also get LED flash there will be a front-viewing VGA snapper, although there is no word on the video recording as of now.

Let’s just waut for the official announcement.

Samsung releases firmware update for Galaxy Note 2; enables split-screen multitasking

The Samsung Galaxy Note is definitely the most popular smartphone in the market. With the rich legacy of its predecessor, the handset is undoubtedly alluring Android fan boys from all walks of life. The display is even bigger than last version, and obviously an improved S pen has been included. Still, the manufacturer is doing all it can to keep users happy. The latest step being releasing a firmware upgrade for the phablet in question, which makes up for the critically-acclaimed split-screen multitasking feature.

Multi-View improves the multitasking abilities of the Galaxy Note 2, permitting users to run two applications on the display at the same time. Mind you, not every Android application is supported, though dissimilar to the Galaxy Note 10.1, where merely Samsung applications could be brought up to the panel, Multi-Window is supporting Google applications as well. For example, Gmail, YouTube, Chrome and Talk are supported.

The upgrade version is XXALIJ1 arrives with a fresh baseband, as well as an upgrade to Google Chrome.

If you possess a Samsung Galaxy Note 2, go check for the fresh firmware from About device -> Software update. Whilst the update is downloaded, users can also do other tasks with the Multi-Window feature. Go check your handset now.

If you any of you have already downloaded the update, let us know if you have experienced any improvement in your smartphone through the comments section given below. Even if you have faced any problem with it, let us know about it.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 release date disclosed for US market

It’s been a while we saw the Galaxy Note 2, and now the much-anticipated phablet is prepared to set its foot on US soil. The device has already been released in India and Germany, and we expect other markets to follow the suit as well.

The South Korean mobile manufacturer has sent out gravely suggestive invites for an event in New York City. The event is scheduled to happen on October 24. The invitation has the image of an S Pen, which makes it clear that the event is all about the new pahablet from the house of Samsung.

This device will be available with several networks in the US market at the same time, similar to what we saw in the Samsung Galaxy S3’ scenario. Of course, we will cover the event to help you stay updated about all the happenings.

And if you are the one who has no idea what this device is about, here’s some help. The Galaxy Note is the successor of the last years Galaxy Note is fundamentally a stretched Galaxy S3. This device flaunts a 5.5” Super AMOLED screen, up from 5.3” on 2011svariant arrives with the similar pressure sensitive S Pen stylus from the Galaxy Note 10.1.
Other crucial attributes include a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos CPU, 2 GB of RAM, 8 MP snapper with 1080p video recording. It runs on the latest Android Jelly Bean operating system. The memory options 12:48 PM 9/28/2012include 16, 32, and 64GB internal storage capacity with micro SD card slot.

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Report: Your Samsung Galaxy S3 might be at risk

Do you possess a brand new Samsung Galaxy S3? Does it have valuable info such as calendar events, contacts, songs, or photographs that you do not have backed-up anywhere else? If this is the case, you might have to shun visiting any sites till you get the latest upgrade from the South Korean mobile phone maker.

A security researcher has disclosed a little ploy that places Samsung Galaxy S3 information at risk. Inserting an uncomplicated 11 digit string of characters symbols in a web page is sufficient to push a Galaxy S3 unit that visits the site to set on a complete factory reset of the phone. Every contact, image, song, application, any other data will be deleted.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is running on Android, but allegedly the matter is exclusive to South Korean manufacturer’s TouchWiz UI that it overlies on the core Android operating system. As per the reports, other Samsung phones that utilize the TouchWiz user interface — such as the Galaxy S2 or the Galaxy S—are at risk as well.

As the code has been exposed, it’s being spread online. Attackers can discover what the magic code is very easily, create malicious sites that can delete data in Samsung smartphones in a moment. Once the code is penetrated, the remote wipe is released, there is no method to terminate the procedure.

Samsung has come up with a solution in the form of an update. Users can utilize the OTA (over-the-air) update service to use the patch.

IFA 2012 highlights: Major announcements till now

The IFA 2012 event is all what we want it to be, but many of you must have missed some of the highlights. So, we have decided to take a look back at some of the major announcements.

Samsung:

Samsung was the first manufacturer to make some remarkable announcements, and you guessed it right, we are talking about the Galaxy Note 2. Quite predictably, the South Korean mobile manufacturer also uncovered the Galaxy Camera, which flaunts a remarkably hefty touch screen on the rear shielded by the Cornings Gorilla Glass 2.

The Asian giant also unveiled the first Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Ativ S. It was accompanied by three slates with keyboard docks Ativ Smart PC, Ativ Smart PC Pro and the Ativ Tab.

Sony:

Another Asian manufacturer to make some big official announcements was the Japanese mobile manufacturer, Sony. We got to see the new Xperia T, Xperia TX, Xperia J and Xperia V. Two tablets were also uncovered the Android-running Xperia Tablet S the Windows 8 running Vaio DUOS 11. Surprisingly, Sony also released its new mirror less camera, the NEX-5R.

LG:

LG offered users to see the Optimus L9, but we were disappointed to not see the quad-core Optimus G.

HTC:

The Taiwanese mobile phone maker introduced a new member to its Desire lineup, the Desire X.

Acer:

Acer also released three fresh ICS-powered Android handsets, the Gallant Duo, the Liquid Gallant, and the Cloud Mobile. In the tablet PC segment, the manufacturer showcased Iconia Tab A700 with Full HD panel.

IFA 2012: Europe to get Samsung’s 75-inch LED TV

At the ongoing IFA event, Samsung has releases the striking 75” ES9000 LED Smart TV for the European market. And pricing for the UK market is roughly £8,000. Apart from the mammoth-size display, you also get a gorgeous rose-gold finishing a super-sleek 7.9mm bezel with no noticeable seams. Also present is an incorporated webcam in attendance at the top of the panel which slides out of sight whenever you do not want it.

As you can guess from the name, the most recent Samsung Smart TV attributes are available as well. For instance, you get Smart Content, Smart Interaction, Smart Evolution, etc. But, there’s more than these obvious features.

This gadget comes with both voice and gesture controls with the facility to share media across numerous gizmos. Also there is web access in several flavors applications support, such as the now compulsory Angry Birds, which also comes with gesture controls. As more detailed specs are concerned, the South Korean mobile maker is keeping things under wraps for now. Perhaps Samsung will disclose more info soon.

In the meantime, if the Samsung ES9000 LED Smart TV is simply a tad too expensive for you, there is a slightly more inexpensive Samsung ES8000 LED Smart TV. But, here you get only 65-inches screen size.

So guys, what’s your take on this huge screen size? Do you think this is too big? Or you would like to purchase one? Let us know about your views through the comments section given below.

Check out the new Samsung Galaxy S Duos

Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 initially appeared in a not-so-official style, though now it has been uncovered through appropriate channels. And we’ve managed to get all the related info about this upcoming mobile phone.

The smartphone could seem like a more compact Galaxy S3, however as its name proposes its specifications are closely linked to those of the original Galaxy S (even a tad poorer). The S Duos S7562 is an Ice Cream Sandwich droid with a 4-inchWVGA TFT display, a single core Cortex-A5 processor (at 1GHz speed) with 512 MB of RAM Adreno 200 graphics.

The snapper gives 5 MP stills VGA-quality videos (A5 cant support HD video capture). This handset comprises of sleek dimensions of 121.563.110.5mm weighs 120 grams, making it roughly similar to the original Galaxy S.

Obviously, the Galaxy S Duos is a dual-SIM handset it maintains both of the SIMs working at the same time. Samsung names it Dual SIM Always on. For instance, if you are in a call on the first SIM your friend calls the second SIM, you have the facility of forwarding that call to the first SIM. Users can also make up how incoming calls are managed whilst you are utilizing data on any of the present SIM cards. Apparently, now you have a reason to buy a dual-SIM handset.

The Samsung Galaxy S Duos will hit the market shelves in September starting from the European markets; however it’s pricing is still to be affirmed.