Google has struck gold with Android. It’s the most popular mobile operating system, and, thanks to its open source nature and the growth of smartphones and tablets, one day it might even be the most popular operating system, period.
This is something Google has been craving for a long time. For the biggest part of the last decade, Microsoft was Google’s main competitor, much like Facebook considers Google their main competitor today, or at least a company they would very much like to “beat”. So the Mountain View-based giant has been trying for quite a while now to develop its own universal OS, hoping that, one day, it will weaken [...]
Now that we’ve (almost) closed the big book of rumors on the Samsung Galaxy S3, it’s time to play the guessing game on what device Google and Samsung are working on together!
We know that it’s highly likely that Samsung will be Google’s choice for the next Nexus phone, which traditionally comes out at the end of the year. But the latest report from Sam Mobile might provide us a clue about something even bigger. The website reports that Adam Green, a known ROM developer (maker of Oxygen), has found some lines of code on Google’s Git Repository that seem to lift the curtain on a next-gen Android device that Google and Samsung are collaborating [...]
When the Nvidia Tegra 3 platform was first announced, with its four (plus one) Cortex-A9 cores, it was unquestionably, the best SoC on the horizon. Since then, we’ve seen competitors such as Qualcomm pushing the limits of dual-core processors, as seen with benchmark comparisons of Tegra 3 vs Snapdragon S4.
But slowly, the once highly-acclaimed Tegra 3 processor begins to lose its luster. Adding to the problems for Nvidia, Samsung will likely use its Exynos quad-core processor (expected to be clocked at 1.8Ghz) paired with 2GB RAM, to power the most awaited Android device of the year, the Samsung Galaxy S3.
So it might already be time for Nvidia to look [...]
It looks like Samsung is already getting ready to release 2 more tablets very soon. These 2 screenshots show that Samsung is getting Wi-Fi certifications for 2 new devices, both which have dual-band Wi-Fi. Although they are put in the “smartphone” category, we know they are tablets because of their naming convention. GT stands for Galaxy Tab, and P stands for its category (tablet). So what will these tablets be about?
First of all, the GT-P5100 one should be the one we’ve already been hearing rumors about, the one that is supposed to have a display larger than 10.1″, an ultra-HD resolution of 2560×1600, and last but not least a very [...]
Even though Samsung has been delaying any announcements about the Galaxy S3, it is clear that people are still taking an interest to know all about the new device. Today, however, the company decided to take a break and discuss the much anticipated Exynos 5250 chipset.
If you can recall, we’ve already been setting ourselves on the lookout for the new chipset. It is actually a System-on-a-Chip (SoC) which is scheduled to be released into mass production on the Q2 of the year. Currently, it is making the rounds with Android manufacturers and seeing productivity updates. The different thing about this chipset is that it features a couple of Cortex-A15 cores operating at [...]
Remember that just around the time when the Galaxy S 2 was being launched in US, there were rumors about the Galaxy S3 launching as soon Q1 2012? Some people were upset about it arriving so early, especially Americans who just got theirs, while others were wondering if that would even be possible.
Technically, I think it’s possible for a true next-gen device to replace the previous version after only 9 months. But this can only be done by the best and the most efficient manufacturers in the industry right now – like Samsung, HTC and even Motorola (disregarding the Bionic here). Others like Sony Ericsson or Nokia are much slower, and need at least 12 months [...]