Posts Tagged ‘Samsung’

Calm down everyone – Samsung’s not going to make you send your Note 7 back for repairs.

// September 2nd, 2016 // No Comments » // Mobile

The Samsung Note 7 battery problem is indeed a major blow but not unheard of. Samsung will recover and in fact, there are already rumors they’ve ramped up customer service to save face. Still, with Apple’s new iPhone 7 coming out in mere weeks, the battery grenade problem couldn’t have happened at a more inopportune […]

Will Samsung Galaxy Note 4/Gear VR become bigger than the Internet? [UPDATED]

// September 21st, 2014 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

The new Galaxy Note 4 is a nice upgrade from your Galaxy Note 3. The new sensors (heart rate sensor, fingerprint scanner, UV sensor) are cool and might prompt some interesting new apps. The CPU is a tad bit faster and the 16MB camera is a step up from the Note 3. But what really […]

Samsung’s new Exynos 5 Octa chip raises the bar once again. Will we find it in the Note 3?

// July 23rd, 2013 // No Comments » // Hardware

Samsung has been teasing its updated Exynos 5 chip since last week and today we find that the dangling carrot is well worth reaching for. The updated Exynos 5 SoC is based on ARM’s big.LITTLE design, offering four Cortex A15 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and and four Cortex A7 cores at 1.3GHz giving the CPU […]

Oh no, not again. Will the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 include an eight-core processor? Looks like it might.

// May 2nd, 2013 // No Comments » // Hardware, Mobile

Really, again? SamMobile, who has a good record when it comes to Samsung leaks, has reported that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will indeed arrive with a octa-core processor, which was unexpectedly absent from the UK and US release of the Galaxy S4 flagship. The device will reportedly also include an eight-core Mali 450 […]

American version of Samsung Galaxy S4 performance far below alternative, international versions of the smartphone

// April 10th, 2013 // No Comments » // Mobile

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Android Authority and Sam Mobile have released performance results of the various Samsung Galaxy S4 variants and their findings are surprising. Recall that Samsung released three versions of the new Samsung Galaxy S4 – an American and UK version sporting a 1.9 Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, an “international” version operating off of a […]

Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) memory standard promises 15 times better performance than traditional DDR1/2/3 SDRAM

// April 3rd, 2013 // No Comments » // Hardware

The Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium finished hammering out the Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) 1.0 standard this week. With a max bandwidth of 320GB/sec to a nearby CPU or GPU (compared to 24GB/sec for DDR3 SDRAM), HMC offers up to 15 times the performance of DDR3, while using 70% less energy. Rather than placing RAM dies […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 fizzle but device does solidify position as king of the mobile arena – for now…

// March 14th, 2013 // No Comments » // Hardware

The Samsung Galaxy S4 was revealed today and although there were no mind-blowing revelations (and a couple of disappointments), it is indeed a beauty. With a 5 inch Super AMOLED 1920×1080 display (441ppi and protected via Gorilla Glass 3) and 1.6GHz 8-core Exynos Octa 5410 SoC (which is really two quad-cores – four Cortex-A15 cores […]

Samsung announces the new Galaxy Xcover 2 smartphone – rugged smartphone for adventurers with nifty outdoorsman features

// January 25th, 2013 // No Comments » // Mobile

Samsung today announced its new Galaxy Xcover 2, a ruggedized smartphone designed for outdoor adventurers. It is dust and sand proof and water resistant up to a depth of one meter. It features a 4-inch display, 1GHz dual-core processor, VGA front-facing camera, and 5-megapixel rear camera. It will include 4GB of internal memory, expandable to […]

Vulnerability on Samsung smartphones and tablets allows root access

// December 17th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

XDA Developers member alephzain, has published a vulnerability that exists many Samsung devices that use the Exynos is the ARM-based system on chip. The vulnerability allows read/write access to RAM which of course means arbitrary code can be injected into the kernel. Shortly after the vulnerability was announced on the XDA forums, another member published […]

Is Samsung preparing a massive 8-core processor for the upcoming Galaxy S4 smartphone? [UPDATE]

// November 22nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

It has been widely rumored that Samsung will unveil its new Galaxy S4 smartphone at next year’s 2013 Mobile World Congress in February (Samsung still insists it will be introduced later in the year though). Now rumors are beginning to circulate that the new Galaxy S4 may include a powerful 8-core processor. The rumored processor […]

Since we owe you $1 billion, we have to increase your chip cost in order to pay it – Samsung raises Apple’s chip prices 20%

// November 12th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

And the battle of the two Titans continues. Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo is reporting that Samsung has increased the price of Apple’s processor by nearly 20%. The newspaper noted that this is the first time Samsung has sought to increase the prices of the processors that go inside Apple’s mobile devices. This after Samsung was […]

Apple begins playing nice with other kids on the playground – settles with clockmaker and HTC

// November 11th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Reports are out that Apple has paid $21 million for rights to the Swiss Federal Railway clock it used in iOS 6 without their permission. In addition, Apple and HTC announced this past weekend that they have ended all their patent disputes. The financial terms of their agreement remains confidential but since HTC has been […]

Apple vs. Samsung $1 billion row not over yet – judge to review possible jury foreman misconduct

// November 9th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

It’s the song that never ends. Federal District Judge Lucy Koh will “consider the questions” of whether the jury foreman, Velvin Hogan, in the Apple v. Samsung case, concealed information during the jury selection process and whether there was any misconduct on the jury foreman’s part. Apple will be required to disclose any information they […]

HTC rumored to be rolling out phablet alternative to upcoming Galaxy Note 2 – the HTC Droid DNA

// November 6th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Strong rumors indicate that HTC will be rolling out a new phablet device (cross between a smartphone and tablet), the HTC Droid DNA, to take on the upcoming LG Intuition and Galaxy Note 2. The new device is expected sometime after November 20, 2012. The design is expected to include a 5-inch display (smaller than […]

Apple’s legal-ordered but childish public apology to Samsung on corporate home page not good enough – have to do it again [UPDATE]

// November 1st, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

The UK Court of Appeal in London ruled yesterday on the specific wording of Apple’s apology that Apple was forced to post on its homepage as the result of losing a ruling that Samsung infringed on their product design. While Apple did update their hompage to publicly acknowledge that it was wrong to accuse Samsung […]

Samsung ships 56.9 million smartphones in Q3 2012 – the most smartphone units every sold by any vendor

// October 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

sung shipped a stunning 56.9 million Android-based smartphone units in the third quarter of 2012, the most units any smartphone vendor has ever shipped. Of the 162 million smartphones sold in the third quarter, Samsung’s share adds up to a massive 35% of the total market share as Samsung seemingly shrugs off legal attacks launched […]