Samsung is expected to have come out with a new technology, the Eye Scanner, to leave Apple behind in the Smartphone war. Apple iPhone 5s became popular and reached the peak in sales. With Galaxy S5samsung is expected to bring revolution in the world of smartphones.
The decision is belived to have come to surface after the disappointed sales number of the Galaxy S4model. With Galaxy S5, samsung is expected to once again top the sales. There is however no word on how this Eye scanning technology would work but what ever it takes to build this scanner it is in the end going to provide the strongest security to the device of its’ kind.
The fingerprint scanner on Apple iPhone 5s has many ways to bypass thus giving advantage to Samsung to better pitch the Eye scanner technology to be mounted on Galaxy S5.
Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear smartwatch
Samsung has made the devices available for pre-booking. Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch are available in a combo range for an advance payment of Rs 2000. However, Galaxy Note 3 is available without Galaxy Gear smartwatch for the same advance payment. Note 3 has comes with a 5.7 inch screen and is thinner and lighter than its previous version. Samsung has incorporated a 13 megapixel rear camera in its new Note series product. The Galaxy Note 3 fosters a feature that will allow users to disable the phone when it is stolen or lost as well as remotely track or erase the data from the lost phones. The Samsung Galaxy Gear Specs comes with a 1.63 inch display with 320 X 320 pixel resolution. It sports a stainless steel body and is available in multiple strap colour options. The watch comes with a proprietary USB 3.0 charger and supported by 800MHz Exynos single-core processor. It also features Bluetooth 4.0 LE along with 1.9 megapixel camera, 720p video recording and speaker + 2 mics.
reportedly named the latest version of its mobile operating system ‘Android KitKat’ in a tie-up with chocolate manufacturer Nestle.
Director of Android marketing Marc Vanlerberghe, said that they couldn’t imagine a better name for Android K release than the tasty chocolate that’s been a favourite among the team since the early days of Android.
While Nestle’s head of marketing, Patrice Bula, said that they were excited to announce this partnership with Android, the world’s most popular mobile platform, which will help them to enable even more KitKat fans to enjoy their break, Mirror reports.
Bula added that KitKat is one of the world’s top 10 fast-moving consumer goods brands in social media in terms of fan numbers and engagement and they continue to build on its strong digital presence with interactive, creative branding campaigns.
According to the report, the release of the new OS will be marked with a competition to win prizes including 1,000 Google Nexus 7 tablets through more than 50 million specially-branded KitKat bars.
A South Korean news website has reported that the upcoming Galaxy S5 will have a 16MP camera with optical image stabilization
NEW DELHI: As the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Note III flagship phablet nears, the tech grapevine seems to have turned their attention to the company’s other flagship smartphone Galaxy S4. Speculations have already started about the next-generation of Galaxy S4, most likely to be called Galaxy S5. A South Korean news website has reported that the upcoming Galaxy S5 will have a 16MP camera with optical image stabilization. This will be an upgrade from the 13MP camera module used in the Galaxy S4 and widely expected to also feature in the upcoming Galaxy Note III.
However, the report also says that the Galaxy Note III will not have optical image stabilization feature, contrary to popular rumours. The only Samsung phone to have this feature currently is the Galaxy S4 zoom, which is a cross between an Androidphone and a 16MP camera.
Samsung has also applied for patent of a metal-bodied design, which is rumoured to debut with the Galaxy S5. This handset is also said to have a flexible and shatterproof screen; a prototype of this screen was also showcased by the manufacturer earlier this year.
Currently, Nokia Lumia 1020, Lumia 925, Lumia 920, HTC One and LG G2 are the only phones that have optical image stabilization feature, which helps produce blur-free photos. The upcoming Sony Xperia Z1 (codenamed Honami) is also said to come with this feature.
A report by The Korea Economic Daily has said that the Galaxy Note III will be capable of recording movie-hall-quality 4K videos. Sony Xperia Z1 is also said to debut with this functionality. Both handsets are expected to be unveiled on September 4, the first day of IFA 2013 in Berlin.
India with 73.9 million Net users is the world’s third largest Internet population, overtaking Japan but behind China and the US, according to research firm ComScore.
Rising number of mobile audience, devices and consumption habits reveal that consumers are becoming more platform agnostic in their digital media consumption and switch devices to stay up to date on email, news, social media, said ComScore’s India Digital Future in Focus 2013.
“Riding on a 31 per cent year-on-year increase, India’s online population grew to 73.9 million. With an extended online universe in excess of 145 million the market is at a tipping point for online businesses. India is the world’s third largest Internet population,” the report said.
The country overtook Japan by adding 17.6 million users in 2012, the ComScore report said.
Of the total 644 million home and work Internet users in Asia-Pacific as of March 2013, China accounted for a lion’s share of 54 per cent followed by India (11.5 per cent), Japan (11.4 per cent), Southeast Asia (9.6 per cent) and rest of APAC (13.5 per cent).
On consumption, ComScore said that media fragmentation is occurring at light speed in today’s multi-platform environment, which features not only computers, but smartphones, tablets, gaming platforms and a ever-increasing number of emerging devices.
Instagram is now banning third-party photo-related apps from using the words “insta” or “gram” in their name. What’s more, developers are now prohibited from using the Instagram name or logo in their app icons as well as the Instagram stylized font in their product or marketing materials.
It’s a change of course for the photo sharing service as previous revisions of the brand guidelines noted that while it was not ok to use the word “Instagram” or “IG” in an app name, it was alright to use one (but not both) of the words “insta” or “gram.”
So what does that mean for apps that are already on the market that now fall into this banned category? It’s quite simple – either change your name or lose access to the Instagram API, effectively rendering your app useless.
In an e-mail to the developer of one such app, Luxogram – a web-based Instagram client, Instagram said they cannot allow other applications to look like they might be official Instagram applications or are endorsed or sponsored by the company. The message goes on to note that it is important for apps to develop their own distinctive branding and use Instagram’s trademarks only as specified under the revised policies.
One could argue that the changes came down from Instagram’s parent company Facebook. The social network has similar restrictions in place that prevent app makers from using the words “face” and “book” in their names. It’s all part of their plan to protect their trademark I suppose.