Monthly Archives: "March 2013"

Samsung Galaxy S4
According to a report from  IHS iSuppli Mobile Handset Cost Model Service the HSPA+ version of Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S4 smartphone has a $236 bill of materials (BOM). This figure is apparently up significantly from the BOM of the Galaxy S III. The BOM of the HSPA+ version of the S4 is $30.40 higher than for the equivalent version of the Galaxy S III, a 15 percent increase, according to the report. “Although its hardware is not radically different from the Galaxy S III introduced in April of 2012, the Samsung Galaxy S4 includes someRead More
US 8,402,145 Application communication with external accessories
Apple’s Patents: More on Apple’s iWatch Accessory (US 8,402,145) and a Pen Tuesday is here again and its time to have a look at what Apple’s engineers are up to in the lab. Here is a list of some of the patents granted to Apple by the USPTO today. The list include:  Application communication with external accessories, Collaboration system and  Methods and systems for automatic configuration of peripherals. US 8,402,182 Methods and systems for automatic configuration of peripherals  Peripherals and data processing systems are disclosed which can be configured to interactRead More
Digitimes Research: Smartphone Sales to Reach 329 million Units in China in 2013 According to a Digitimes study, the smartphone market in China is set to grow 67 percent year-over-year in 2013. “There will be 329 million smartphones sold in the China market in 2013, hiking 67.0% from 2012 due to large growth in the total number of 3G subscribers, while sales of feature phones will drop 39.9% to 146 million units,” James Wang reports. “The 2013 sales of smartphones will consist of 110 million TD-SCDMA models, increasing 155.8% from 2012,Read More
Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphone
  Samsung Galaxy S4 16GB to Sell for €599 (£519) in most of Europe, Italy €699 According to the International Business Times, Samsung Galaxy S4 16GB is expected to sell for €599 (£519) in most of Europe with the exception of Italy, where it would carry a price tag of €699. Android Caotic was first to report that Galaxy S4 will cost €699 (approximately £605) in Italy, after speaking  anonymous source close to Samsung in the country. Based on previous pricing strategies employed by Samsung for their Galaxy products, it can be concluded that the priceRead More
South China Morning Post (SCMP) is reporting that China Central Television is under attack from some parts of the media for criticizing Apple in a documentary last Friday. On Friday night, China Central Television program suggested that Apple allegedly provides Chinese users with inferior service. Apple was accused of charging its Chinese users a fee for replacing back covers of faulty iPhones – which they do for free in other countries, according to the report. The Cupertino-based company was also accused of not renewing warranty periods for replaced iPhones. The program appeared to garner support initially according toRead More

Posted On March 15, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Tech News

Samsung Galaxy S4 First Impressions Roundup

Samsung has unleashed their latest flagship smartphone to the world yesterday. Here is a roundup of what the tech world has to say about the Samsung Galaxy S4. Engadget [quote] Overwhelmed yet? You should be. The Galaxy S 4 is a testament to Samsung’s ethos: an unabashed focus on features over design, and an immense desire to fork Android as best it can. Still, as much as its add-ons differentiate this handset from last year’s, we can’t shake the feeling that the GS 4 falls flat next to the competition. InRead More
Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphone

Posted On March 15, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Tech News

Samsung Unveils their Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphone

On March 14, Samsung unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S4 at a dramatic event in New York. The Galaxy S4 is similar in design to the Samsung Galaxy SIII with upgrades to the display, processor and camera. However, it’s in the software department where the Samsung Galaxy S4 stands out. According to the Samsung’s website, the new Samsung GALAXY S4 brings users closer and simplify our daily lives. Here are a few highlight features of the Samsung Galaxy S4 GALAXY S4 captures all the fun [quote] The Samsung GALAXY S4 captures allRead More
US ITC Exploring Implications of Import Ban on Apple’s Devices Bloomberg is reporting that the U.S. International Trade Commission has postponed its final decision is a Samsung vs Apple case to May 31. The Agency wants to know how much consumers and the U.S. economy would be hurt should Apple Inc. iPhone and iPad be banned from the US. The ruling is in relation to one of the four patents that Samsung asserted against Apple, which include a way for phones to transmit data. According to the report, Rodney Sweetland, a lawyer with DuaneRead More
Yellow iPhone 5S

Posted On March 14, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Could this be the Yellow iPhone 5S?

While  Samsung is set to unveil the  Galaxy S IV smartphone later today, workers in China are busy putting the last touches on what appears to be a Yellow iPhone. Tencent Digital has published a photo of what appears to be the backplate of  a Yellow iPhone being assembled by a worker on an assembly line in Shanghai, China. According to the report: [quote] The yellow iPhone in Apple’s official website, at first glance it is easy to think this is a fifth-generation iPod touch. However, Apple in the picture below Note:Read More
sony xperia tablet
According to  a report from Mobile News, Sony is looking to become the second biggest manufacture in the tablet. The Japanese technology giant has conceded that it will be difficult to wrestle consumers from Apple. Michael House, writing for  Mobile News: [quote] The comment came from Sony Xperia product marketing manager Stephen Sneeden, who was discussing the prospects of the new Xperia Tablet Z and its namesake the Xperia Z smartphone at MWC last week. He believes although the Xperia Z will be able to attract existing customers away from both AppleRead More
PAUL – The Amazing Online Media Aggregator for Android There are lots of media sites online today, many of which are videos and music related. It will be a great thing if you can have all these contents downloaded and saved in your Android at the same time and you can play all of them by using the same application. Here today we are with a client which will enable you to the mentioned features.  PAUL – The App is capable of aggregating and automatically downloading the latest videos and musicRead More
Apple A7 Chip
According to a new report from Digitimes, Intel is set to obtain 10 percent of Apple A7 orders, according information published by institutional investors. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Samsung Electronics and Intel are competing for Apple’s A7 processor orders, according to the report. From the report: [quote] The patent lawsuits between Samsung and Apple have been heating up, causing the latter to reduce its reliance on the former. Apple has been shifting orders of DRAM, mobile RAM chips and panels away from Samsung. Samsung used to be the sole OEMRead More