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Samsung vs Apple…Checkmate !

samsung vs apple

With the release of Galaxy Nexus, Samsung has overthrown Apple to become the largest mobile phone maker be revenue. Apparently Samsung sold over 28 million in the third quarter, where Apple managed to sell only 17 million devices. With this, Apple has been dropped to the third position behind Samsung and Nokia.

Nokia still retains the title of the largest mobile phone seller (in terms of volume). With the upcoming lineup of Nokia Windows phones, It can be said without doubt that Nokia will either retain it’s previous position or become the largest mobile phone maker both in terms of sales and volumes.

Android Ice Cream Sandwich – How tasty it could get

Android Ice Cream Sandwich

I’ve been eagerly waiting for weeks and months, drooling over the release of the latest Android version 4.0 termed Ice Cream Sandwich, and after seeing the reviews, I can gladly say that I’m not disappointed. The looks, the features are all on a whole new level. Some of the features that impressed me include :

  • Face Unlock – This is a new concept of unlocking phones and a good way to protect your device without having the pain of remembering the passwords. In case the device isn’t able to recognise you, it switches to pattern unlock mode, so one does not have to worry about face unlocking in the night.
  • Screenshots – Though not such an impressive feature, it is good to see it inbuilt in ICS
  • Browser – The new browser definitely looks much  more faster and optimised as compared to the stock browsers in the previous versions. Again a +1 for ICS.
  • Enhanced Speech to Text – This feature is one of the awesomest features of ICS. The Speech to Text is way better than the ones in previous OS versions. The time delay between conversion from speech to text is very less making it almost instantaneous. And the really really cool part is that it all comes inbuilt in the OS !!!
  • Absence of Buttons – The design of ICS has been made similar to Honeycomb where button-less navigation prevails. Well I frankly don’t know if this would be cool, so i guess I’ll wait it out until I feel it for myself.
  • Data Usage – Perhaps one of the coolest techie feature would be this one, in my opinion. You can now monitor your data usage, set timelines to monitor your data usage in, see what apps hog your data and so on. A really cool feature.
  • Android Beam – Well this is not the first time I’m seeing this sorta app, but I must say that I’m impressed because ICS ports it as a stock app with the device ! For those who are wondering what this is, it is similar to the Bump app. You make your phone and the target phone to come into contact with each other and then transfer stuff like webpages, links, apps and so on.
There are a lot more cool features in this latest version OS of Android, but these are a few that really caught my eye. Well i would like to thank Google for their awesome efforts to take Android into a whole new level and make techies like me drool over it. Ice Cream Sandwich indeed.

Samsung and Google to launch new Android device on Oct 19

Samsung and Google

Yes ! It’s finally on the countdown !…Samsung and Google have finally announced the launch of a new device at the upcoming event on October 19. The launch of the new device had been delayed as a tribute to Steve Jobs. Google’s Android has been one of the biggest competitors to Apple’s iOS. With the iPhone4s expecting to hit records, this new Android device will also have a tough time and will give a tough time to Apple.

Is it the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest Android OS and the most awaited Nexus Prime ??? Let’s wait for a few more days and find out.

Apple brings in the iPhone 4S

The whole world was eagerly looking forward to the “Let’s talk iphone” event by Apple which was held on the 4th of October. Apple fans were all around the world were crazy and biting their nails in excitement of the possible launch of the iPhone5. But instead they, along with developers were introduced to the iPhone 4S, a modified version of the iPhone 4.

Apple iPhone 4S

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Apple: “Urghhh !! We’ve to stick to Samsung for now”

Apple vs Samsung

Despite the big tech war happening between the two tech giants, Apple has no other choice other than to keep getting key parts for iPhone from Samsung.

Those key parts include the iPhone 5‘s expected main processor, the A5, as well as system memory and flash memory–components that together make up the electronic core.

Samsung will apparently supply the A5 and memory components according to a report in the Korea Times. Korea Times also reported that Samsung Electronics is seeking a “complete ban” on sales of the Apple iPhone 5 in Korea, in response to patent lawsuits by Apple against Samsung.

Apple trying to get a contract with another manufacturer is inevitable, with all the patent and banning sales crap going on between the two companies.

 

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