Making gadgets resistant to water has been a big trend this year, with various manufacturers choosing to fit their smartphones and tablets with water protection systems.
But not all producers use the same technology – some devices, like the Panasonic Eluga, are waterproofed, meaning that their sensitive internal components are shielded from the elements through a gasket or some other type of seal. As a drawback, waterproofing adds bulk to the device and the seal can wear in time.
Other devices are water resistant, meaning that, even if their inner workings are not insulated, the device will withstand just about any splash. This is done through coating every [...]
The world is hungry to learn more about the Galaxy S3, and every last piece of information that is at least remotely related to Samsung’s future flagship is dissected and stuck under the microscopes of countless Android fanatics, us included.
Yesterday, we learned that the Samsung Galaxy S3 has entered production and that carriers and retailers are overwhelming Samsung with preorders. The same source, a tweet from legendary Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin, confirmed previous rumors regarding the supposed ceramic casing of the Galaxy S3. Corroborated with previous gossip, the latest report sketches an attractive image for the successor of the S2. The general consensus [...]
The wait for the Samsung Galaxy S3 launch is getting unbearable, don’t you think? At least for us and half of the tech blogs out there it is, with all the rumors that have been swirling around Samsung’s upcoming flagship device. Now we discovered yet another piece of the Galaxy S3 puzzle: ultra-connected Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin tweeted yesterday that the Samsung Galaxy S3 has gone gold. In other words, the S3 has come out of the design and testing stage and is now in production.
It seems that the successor to the S2 is finally upon us. Murtazin has a long history of nailing this kind of news, although he had his share of misfires too. Besides the [...]
Another day, another rumor related to the Samsung Galaxy S3. The excitement for the Samsung Galaxy S3 is nothing short of amazing. The entire Android community is holding its collective breath for what it likely to be an incredible device that will set trends and gloriously lead the Android pack.
So, when the Samsung Galaxy S3 shows up for preorder, complete with image, specs, and price, we naturally take notice. That’s exactly what happened today. Recombu reports that New York-based wireless store MobileCityOnline.com has just listed the Samsung Galaxy S3 for preorder, giving us hope that the S3 is finally close. But is it for real?Specs, price, and images – too [...]
Quick, name your favorite Samsung Galaxy S series in the US! We won’t blame you if you have a hard time remembering all of the creative names that Samsung and US carriers have come up with. And the list is about to grow bigger, as the company has filed more trademark names that we suspect are reserved for the Samsung Galaxy S3.
The new names that Samsung have filed for protection are the Galaxy Thunder, Galaxy Express and Galaxy Accelerate. A short while back, the company has also secured the Galaxy Emerge, Galaxy Stellar, and Galaxy Halo monikers. It’s not certain yet if these are the names that the company will christen the Samsung Galaxy S3 with, but let’s [...]
The funny thing about technology that many in the tech world don’t fully understand (or don’t want to understand) is the fact that a product doesn’t need to be perfect to be successful. There are many concepts that show that “good enough” is, at least sometimes, all the users are asking for.
The MP3 format removes much of the original information in a recording for the sake of a smaller size, but users don’t seem to mind, although music luminaries regularly argue against lossy formats. The same thing for JPG vs. RAW. And let’s not start analyzing why users love the Kindle Fire, with all its flaws and inconsistencies.
Which brings us to the problem [...]
The fun never stops here, folks. This has certainly been a rollercoaster of a ride thus far, and shows no signs of slowing down. The Galaxy S3 launch date rumors have ranged from early 2012 to mid-summer, but now we have yet another rumor vying for our attention and analysis. This time we have reports that indicate that the Galaxy S3 might be launched as soon as April. ZDNet Korea is reporting that the Galaxy S3 might be announced this month, and will launch just weeks later, in April.
Apparently, the sources for this rumor come directly from the advertising company that Samsung has employed for running a Galaxy S3 campaign for the device at the summer Olympics in UK. [...]
Samsung is not perfect, and I think they are following the wrong strategy by releasing many rehashed devices lately. Still, this is how they have done business over the past several years. I’ve been amazed at Samsung’s ability to make the Galaxy S the phone of the year, twice in a row already. When the original Galaxy S launched, it was unbeatable for at least 7 months until the first dual core phone appeared on the market. Again, with the Galaxy S2, it was unbeatable for around 6 months until the Galaxy Nexus appeared, which perhaps not by coincidence, was also a Samsung device.
I started to feel a little disappointed with the latest rumors about the [...]
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The year 2011 was all about “dual core” becoming the standard for high-end smartphones. And we have all witnessed what yesteryear’s superphones like the Samsung Galaxy S II, DROID RAZR MAXX, and others are capable of. The following phones are much more powerful than anything released last year, and for this upcoming generation of devices, even more.
So, what next? This year, chip-makers have come forth with quad core processors supporting mobile multitasking comparable to the performance of a desktop computer of a few years ago, powered by Tegra 3 SoC’s and TI’s OMAP [...]