Samsung Galaxy S5 Expected To Come With Eye Scanner

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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.

Samsung to Unveil New Smartwatch ‘Galaxy Gear’ on Sept. 4, Patent Design Out

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics will unveil its new gadgetsmartwatch called Galaxy Gear at a Berlin Show on September 4, 2013.

The pictures of thesmartwatch are already circulating on the Internet, but Samsung is tight-lipped about its launch or its specifications.

The company is planning to launch its Galaxy Note 3 immediately after the show but the smartwatch is likely to be launched early next year.

The company has already submitted a patent application for the smartwatch“Galaxy Gear” in the U.S. and Korea. The Korean Intellectual Property Office application shows the Galaxy Gear more like a wristwatch with a metal frame and synthetic fiber.

Samsung had earlier in 1999 tried to float a wristwatch but the concept failed to take off and it remains to be seen whether the new one fits the digital wave or not.

Other tech companies in the race making wrist watches include, Apple with its iWatch set for release on September 10. Apple has so far employed 100 designers and product developers to make the iWatch and its application for patent is before the authorities in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the U.S.

The patent application by Samsung filed before the Korea Institute of Patent Information on May 31, 2013 with model number SM-V700 shows the basic design with the location of the power button, USB port, speaker/mic, and capacitative touchscreen with back and menu buttons.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Specs Leaked : Bigger display, Faster processor and more

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been looming on the horizon for a while now and there have been rumours that it will out-spec everything else on the market. At least until the Samsung Galaxy S5 arrives anyway.

 

Now those rumours have become a little more tangible as Pocket Lint has uncovered a report detailing the supposed specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

 

Visually it seems likely that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is going to look rather similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. In fact apparently it will have identical dimensions to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, yet the screen will see a slight size boost from 5.5 inches to 5.68 inches. Presumably that means the screen comes closer to the edge of the handset this time around. The screen in question is a Full HD Super AMOLED 1920 x1080 display.

 

The power under the hood is potentially more exciting, as the Galaxy Note 3 will supposedly feature a 1.8 GHz octa-core processor (though that’s likely to be market dependant). It will also have 3GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel camera and a 3200 mAh battery.

 

In terms of storage capacity the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will ship with a choice of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB built in, along with a micro SD card slot which supports cards of up to 64GB. The handset will come in 3G and 4G flavours and is also said to feature the latest version of Android, specifically Android 4.3.

 

Assuming these specs are for real the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 should be a tremendously powerful phone. 3GB of RAM is unprecedented on a smartphone, while octa-core processors are still very rare- though there’s a fair chance that the UK will be lumbered with a quad-core version. The screen should also be pretty impressive, as while it’s only slightly bigger than the one on the Galaxy Note 2 it’s seen a substantial bump in resolution. Based on the specs the Galaxy Note 3 is likely to be a big deal, both compared to other ‘phablets’ and smartphones in general.

 

Samsung look set to officially reveal the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on the 4th of September– two days before IFA 2013, so it won’t be long before we know if these specs are the real deal- and whether the UK will actually get the octa-core version on the handset.

Samsung launches regional language User Interface and apps in 9 Indian languages

Samsung Electronics on Tuesday launched user interface in nine Indian languages for smartphone and tablet users in the country.

NEW DELHI: Samsung Electronics on Tuesday launched user interface in nineIndian languages for smartphone and tabletusers in the country. The Indian languages will be supported on Galaxy Grand, Galaxy S4 and Tab 3. The languages include Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Gujarati, Samsung said in a statement.

Samsung plans to enhance the availability of regional language content to its affordable smart phone range starting with Galaxy Star later in August. The number of languages being offered too will be increased.

This initiative will enable consumers to access applications from the Samsung Application Store in their language in various categories ranging from entertainment, games, utility, lifestyle, devotional and business. Users can get experience in their own language by using Chaton, Facebook, Gmail and Newshunt on select Samsung devices.

Vineet Taneja, country head, Samsung Mobile and IT , Samsung Indiasaid in a statement, “Availability of content combined with easy access is the key driver for usage of any language. We sense a need and a demand amongst users to communicate in local languages using their mobile devices.”

Kiran Karnik, chairman, National Committee on Telecom and & Broadband , CII said, “a ccess to regional language content will not only give a strong fillip to data consumption on the mobile platform, but will empower millions of Indians who are not fluent in English. The industry as a whole needs to take this initiative forward with the developers creating good quality content, service providers giving attractive packages to boost data consumption and manufacturers improving the overall mobile experience. I see Indian mobile telephony on the threshold of a new wave, driven by not only data consumption in English but in regional languages as well.”

“”We are very excited that Facebook for Android and Facebook Messenger on Samsung smartphones will now support nine Indian languages. This is an excellent opportunity to help bring millions of Indians online via Facebook through these collaborative efforts.”” said Kevin D’souza, Country Growth Manager, Facebook India.

Android has a crapware problem and it is getting worse

The one thing I like the most about Android is the ability to add new capabilities that were not part of the device by downloading relevant apps, thanks to the open APIs that I believe only Android provides to developers. Don’t like the keypad? Download a third-party keypad app. You want a Galaxy S4 like smart stay feature? There’s an app for that too! Think the phone’s default dialler is not good enough for you? Yeah, you can change that as well. But it is also the thing I hate the most about Android. Why do users have to go looking around for alternatives? Yes, having the option to change the default stuff is good, but I believe users are increasingly being forced to change the core user experience of Android smartphones because smartphone vendors are not doing enough. Let me rephrase that, I believe smartphone vendors are ruining the core out-of-the-box user experience in the name of differentiation.

I spent this weekend setting up the HTC One as my primary Android smartphone. And when I say I spent my weekend, I actually spent it just to get the phone’s settings and UI right. And it is not an HTC thing, it resonates with almost every tier-one smartphone vendor where they probably spend millions of dollars reworking stuff like keypads, web browsers and things like that, which most users undo within the first few hours. I never understand why would any company want to put their version of a web browser on a phone that provides an inferior experience than the default Android browser. And the little said about the keypads, the better. Google’s default keypad experience is among the best I have encountered but smartphone makers insist on putting their own keypad on top, forcing users to search the Play Store and find the best keypad alternative for them.

While most manufacturers spend time and money fixing everything that’s right in Android, they surprisingly don’t fix things that are actually broken in Android. The video player, for instance. Surprisingly, most Android smartphones from top brands are unable to play ‘.mov’ video files, which also happens to be the format that the iPhone shoots its videos. So if you have iPhone users in your friend circle or family who mail you a video shot from their device, chances are you won’t be able to play it on your newly bought Android smartphone unless you download a third-party video player. And what’s up with the “default” email clients that most vendors put on their phones? I’m yet to come across anyone who uses them.

I just don’t get it. If you are spending millions of dollars in “enhancing” the user experience of your products, why should users be driven to download third-party alternatives for things that they use the most as soon as they unbox their new phones? Instead, what we get are features that majority of users would never use. And it is getting worse.

The 16GB Galaxy S4 model, for instance, had just 8.82GB of internal storage available for users, thanks to all the customizations Samsung did with TouchWiz. The appalling thing is even with all the customizations, users still had to download most third-party apps for core functions. The HTC One is no different. It comes with pre-installed apps like WeChat, 7Digital, Parent Dashboard, Kid Mode and whatnot, which cannot be uninstalled. And these are not even apps that would appeal to a majority of users. HTC spent millions of dollars in developing and marketing Zoe, its smart camera app but the phone cannot even play a ‘.mov’ file? And these two are considered to be the flagship Android smartphones!

Here’s my request to all smartphone vendors. Please stop fixing what’s already fixed in Android. Please stop putting crapware on top of Android for the sake of differentiating. And finally, when you say user experience, mean it.

Purported images of HTC One Max phablet surface online

It’s been rumoured that Taiwanese handset maker, HTC is working on different variants of its flagship smartphone, the HTC One.The latest rumour to hit the Web is the HTC One Max which is likely to feature a 5.9-inch HD display and a metal design similar to the one boasted by the HTC One.

Taiwanese site, ePrice has posted some images of the alleged HTC One Max that reveals the design of the yet to be announced handset. The site also suggests that the upcoming phablet from HTC is code-named T6.

The site also lists some of the specifications of the HTC One Max or HTC T6. It’s said to run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, out-of-the-box. The device is likely to be powered by a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, while the original HTC One is powered by a Snapdragon 600 processor. While the One Max also features the same UltraPixel and 2.1-megapixel front-facing cameras as the HTC One. Other features include 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage and a 3300mAh battery. The site also claims that the Taiwanese major may equip the latest handset with a stylus. However, none of the details have been confirmed by the company, yet.

Earlier, we reported about HTC One Max’s rumoured specifications which claimed that the handset featured a 6-inch display.

However, other specifications match the earlier reported ones. The report also claimed that the device would be a dual SIM phone and would be LTE compatible.

With the launch of HTC One Max, the company will join the phablet race with Samsung and Sony which already offer the Galaxy Mega 6.3 featuring 6.3-inch display and Xperia Z Ultra sporting 6.4-inch display.

 

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Meet Sonny Dickson, the teenager behind Apple leaks

Sonny Dickson has been found to be leaking and selling prototypes of Apple products online before they launch.

An Australian teenager has been reportedly found to be the source behindApple products’ revelations before they are officially unveiled.

Sonny Dickson from regional Victoria has been found to be leaking and selling prototypes ofApple products online months or weeks before the original ones hit the market, Stuff.co.nz reports.

According to the report, Dickson has been distributing photos of leaked Apple device prototypes for a number of years and he said that he had a keen interest in uncovering upcoming features in Apple operating systems by trawling through developer code for signs engineers have left behind.

Dickson said that he doesn’t go to the US or China to develop relations with sources but goes to online forums or on Chinese social networking websites like Weibo.com.

Meanwhile, Apple has not taken any measure to stop the teenager which is likely because he is not an Apple employee or a worker from one of its suppliers’ factories, but a person with strong contacts who seem ready to leak Apple information to him.

The report added that he admits to be possibly breaking the law by on-selling the goods but he has changed the buying and selling process so that he doesn’t actually have to touch the devices anymore, making him a middleman.

He said that he has changed his strategy in January after one of his sources told him that Apple’s global security team was about to start an investigation and added that his website’s analytics data showed that in a recent one-month period it was viewed at least 100 times by Apple staff.