Jumping on the all-in-one or AIO train, Acer has just announced four new large flat screen computers. Unlike most AIO units however, these models from the company's new Smart LCD Monitor DA and TA series all run a more or less recent Android OS.
If 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.
ViewSonic has introduced the SonicSmart VSD241, which is a 24-inch display that is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Basically, this is touted as being an all-in-one smart display. The VSD241 sports a 1920 x 1080 resolution and in addition to Jelly Bean, the display will have access to the Google Play Store.
Japan Display Inc. (JDI) is really picking up the pace when it comes to manufacturing LCD modules for use in various mobile devices. After just recently announcing a 5-inch Full HD WhiteMagic LCD module for smartphones, the company is now unveiling a 4K2K resolution LCD module that will push the limits of tablets, and probably our eyes as well.
One of the signs of growing demand for smartphones and mobile devices is when electronics manufacturers start reallocating resources to the production of smartphone components. Such seems to be the case with Sharp who will be producing smartphones screens in a plant that's originally designed to make large TV displays.
Following rumors of a Samsung Galaxy device with curved display, there was an official announcement for the Galaxy Round. The handset has what Samsung refers to as a 'roll effect' which basically means the handset can be tilted to the side. The unique aspect here, instead of simply rolling back and forth, when you roll the handset the display will activate. But while this sounds like a neat feature, it may be one not seen by many.
One of the perennial problems in mobile technology is how to keep displays bright and crisp, especially under bright sunlight, without putting a drain on the battery considerably. Mobile display manufacturer Japan Display Inc. (JDI) may have one solution with its WhiteMagic TFT LCD module.
The topic of curved displays seems rather hot lately with chatter coming from both LG and Samsung. And it looks like LG has offered an announcement on the topic this morning. It seems LG has begun mass-producing what they are referring to as the "world's first flexible OLED panel." This one is designed specially for smartphones.
Lately we've been talking quite a bit about flexible and unbreakable displays in our smartphones, but everything we've seen thus far have only been prototypes. Samsung looks to change all that and have confirmed we'll see their first (of many) flexible AMOLED display device next month in Korea. LG is also in the mix, but more interesting is the work being done at UCLA on the technology.
It seems that Samsung is trying to keep up the pace and ensure it's spot as a top dog of the mobile device manufacturing industry by pushing forward innovative, if not intriguing, designs and technology. The manufacturer is now publicly admitting its plans to release a smartphone with a curved display next month.