Posts Tagged ‘Samsung’

Samsung SmartWatch

September 5, 2013

I am not that impressed. The design feels cheap and the interface empty and dull. Let’s hope Apple bring their world class design team and beat Samsung.

Apple guilty in price-fixing + iPhone 5S delayed

July 17, 2013

Things aren’t going too well after Steve Jobs died. The quality of their products is declining, their stock value has literally been cut in half, delays now they are found gulity in fixing prices with their iBooks store.

Oh my, Steve Jobs, why did you have to die? You made Apple what they were. Now, I am looking into their rivals more and more Samsung, Sony and HTC all are catching up and looking more promising as Apple keeps declining.

Oh yeah, also iPhone 5S production has been delayed by over a month and results in shipments won’t happen in Q3 this year but Q4 instead. Great job!

So many colors… I am not too fond of the upcoming design choices with iOS 7.

Microsoft working on smart watch

April 17, 2013

Not only Samung and Apple are working on a smart watch, but now Microsoft are too. It seems without a doubt that this very well could be the next big gadget category and it’s only natural that the three giants want to gather as a large market share as possible as quickly as possible.

Are you interested in a smart watch? With GPS, heart rate monitor, mp3, etc? Basically a “smartphone light” that syncs with your smartphone and whatnot. I think it has limited potential, but it’ll be interesting to see. I’d use it with fitness in mind.

Some interesting concepts for what Microsoft could do with their smart watch.

Samsung Galaxy S4

March 15, 2013

Samsung unveiled their next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, and it was quite impressive even though it didn’t have everything that I was hoping, it had nearly all of it, all of my “requirements” at least.

  • Display: 4.99 inch Full HD Super AMOLED (1920×1080) display with 441 ppi.
  • Processor: 1.6GHz/1.2GHz Exynos 5 Octa processor or 1.9GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor depending on the region
  • Camera: 13-megapixel back facing camera and 2-megapixel front facing camera.
  • Memory: 2GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • Storage: 16GB/32GB/64GB

And what about the features I mentioned/were rumored?

  • Smart Pause/Play/Scroll are all confirmed to be on the phone. Brilliant!
  • S Drive: Samsungs own GPS for the car with some real nice features such as being able to talk with it.
  • S Health: Samsungs own health application, seems very promising if you care about your health and caloric intake.
  • Dual Cameras: Allows you to take pictures from front and rear camera at the same time.
  • Dual Video Call: Same as camera, but with video and up to three-way video calls.
  • Group Play: Allows you to share content/games simultaneously with other S4 users.

And on top of that they have the new Gorilla 3 glass that is incredible durable and insanely difficult to shatter/scratch. Quite an impressive piece of technology. The ball is now in Apple’s court. Can they match the greatness that is the S4 with their next iPhone?

The new S4.

First picture of the Galaxy SIV?

March 11, 2013

Here’s a picture of what is claimed to be the first leaked of the Galaxy SIV smartphone from Samsung.

This phone is officially slated to be revealed in only three days, so it’s only natural that rumors are coming like crazy now.

It looks very simple and elegant in my eyes, but once again, it’s RUMORS.

More S4 rumors

March 4, 2013

As the grand reveal of Samsung’s next flagship phone approaches, more rumors are leaking out.

The latest one is eye-scrolling technology. It means you will be able to scroll down the pages you’re browsing without touching your screen.

And just like that Samsung got their wow factor from me. I’m mighty impressed. Should this prove to be true of course.

What Galaxy S4 Must Have

February 28, 2013

I’ve been a loyal iPhone user since I got my first one. Already with their first 2G model I considered them to be years ahead of competition and had the most epic phone. But times change, and I’m not blind.

It’s no secret that Apple’s main rivals Samsung are catching up. Some would say surpassing already in certain areas. And that saddens me. Why are Apple slacking off?

Either way this leaves an opening. I’m very interested in what Samsung’s next killer phone will have and I have an open mind regarding switching from my iPhone. But there are certain requirements for it to happen.

  • Indestructible screen like the rumors say. Waterproof like the Sony Xperia does would be sweet as well.
  • An equivalent iMessage app built in with free text messaging and MMS. An improved one would be even better.
  • Quality case, all android phones right now feel like plastic toys compared to the iPhone. I don’t like it.
  • Something that wow:s me.

And that’s pretty much it. I didn’t include the obvious things such as 4G, NFC, and forth on as the S3 already had that. Also faster, longer battery etc. but that’s given. So it won’t be be an easy task to lure me over from Apple as only iMessage by itself is an insanely strong seller. And add to that the quality feel of the phone and the beautiful app designs.

The blue Galaxy S3 was very beautiful. I hope they keep that color for the S4, but make it less plastic and more quality-like.

Galaxy S4 on March 14

February 25, 2013

Samsung has today confirmed that they indeed will be showing their next flagship smartphone Galaxy S4 on March 14.

Rumors also say the phone will be available only two weeks later for purchase.

I’m actually looking forward to this rent to see if all the awesome rumors are true. Amongst them is the promise of an unbreakable screen. How wicked is that? How will Apple counter?

I really hope that this is how the new Galaxy S4 will look like. And if all the rumors are true, I see myself possibly switching from Apple, to Samsung.

Tech rumors galore

January 22, 2013

I love rumors, as you probably noticed. Let’s start dissecting some juicy rumors all kinds of gadgets.

First up is the iPhone 5S rumors. Yes, Apple will go the lazy and easy route to make cash with a only slightly upgraded iPhone 5S that will have better camera and horsepowers and not much more. If this is the case, I will not buy it for another year. You might remember me skipping on the iPhone 5 due to reasons such as no NFC, wireless charging, 4G (in my country) and more essential features being absent. Well, considering what the Android phones are coming out with, Apple has to step up in my books to keep getting my money. They are no longer guaranteed it. The new Sony Xperia phone seems very promising and hot. And the rumors for the new Samsung Galaxy S4 phone are out of this world. Like I mentioned before, amongst them is 441ppi and unbreakable screen. Sup with that Apple?

Next up are the console rumors. More specifically, that PS4 will be more powerful than the new Xbox. Of course, these rumors lack credibility of any kind and the consoles won’t come out until late 2013 (December, probably) and it only takes a few days for the changes to happen. I am yet undecided on which console I will buy. To me the Xbox 360 was a clear winner in every sense and I will expect only awesomeness from my upcoming choice in a lot of areas. I don’t even know what the deciding factor will be for me when I make the ultimate and long-lasting choice between the “new Xbox” and “PS4”.

The new gorgeous Xperia Z. Built to compete with iPhone 5.

 

Technology

January 11, 2013

I just wanted to take a moment and thank technology for making life so much better. I mean, I couldn’t imagine life without my iPhone and how much it has helped me in life. Whether or not it is to find locations I had never seen in Vegas, or just to check my e-mail for something important or even sending in assignments while in middle of nowhere for class. Technology is truly wonderful.

I can’t wait to see how my phone, TV and computer look like in ten years. Will we get flying hover boards any time soon?

Concept phone from Nokia. Solar powered, bendable, waterproof, wireless, simply put: godlike. I want it.