Samsung and LG are to be believed, the next smartphone battleground will be around flexible or curved displays in hand-sized proportions. But for now, it all sounds too much like a gimmick. That, however, may not be the case, at least based on some hands-on experiments done by DisplayMate Technologies, a company that specializes in display calibration, optimization, and consultancy.
smartphone shipments for the third quarter of 2013. And as we had been seeing, this is a number that is on the rise. In fact, the IDC is reporting the worldwide smartphone market has grown 38.8 percent as compared to Q3 2012.
Samsung detailed the Android 4.3 update for several devices yesterday. Those devices included the Galaxy S 4, Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III and while Samsung mentioned the rollout was going to begin yesterday, they were quick to mention the timeline would vary by carrier. That being said, there was some further breakdown of the Verizon update and as of today, the news is the update process has begun.
Samsung is at it again, churning out multiple variants of some of its more known brands. But this smartphone that has just received Tenaa certification has left us scratching our heads. Not only is the name of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Mini quite a mouthful, its watered-down specs make us wonder if it will even sell at all, especially considering how its larger sibling didn't exactly become a hit.
Samsung dreams of becoming more than just a passive Android device manufacturer and wants to entice developers to target its devices instead of just the mobile operating system. As part of its crusade, the company is releasing a bunch of Software Development Kits (SDKs), one of which is meant to rival Chromecast and Airplay but also offer more.
News out of South Korea suggests their new Exynos chipset will be a incredible 14nm, which would bring a host of desired features for mobile devices.