Sunday, May 6, 2012

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The Samsung Galaxy S III's plastic build may not be to everyone's liking, but the quad-core processor and improved voice control feature show that Samsung's flagship Android line has staying power.

INDIA --You've probably read all the rumors about the next Samsung Galaxy smartphone. And guess what -- most of them are pretty spot on. Samsung's upcoming flagship handset, now with an official name, the Samsung Galaxy S III, has finally made its debut here in the chilly English capital.

The handset official specs include a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a 720p resolution (1,280x720 pixels), HSPA+ connectivity, an 8-megapixel camera, 2,100mAh removable battery, as well as a quad-core Exynos processor. It runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as its operating system, and will come in two color options: blue or white.


Meet the Samsung Galaxy S III.

While this is the global version that Samsung showed off at its unveiling event, an LTE version of the Galaxy S III phone will come to the U.S., but it isn't slated until summer, a full year after the Samsung Galaxy Nexus launched on Verizon.

I had a chance to handle the smartphone before the official launch event, and here are my initial impressions of the handset, including a look at some of the newer features of the TouchWiz user interface.

Upside
The 4.8-inch 720p display looks great -- everything appears sharp, fonts were crisp, and colors were vibrant. Samsung was not willing to tell me early if the display uses a RGB matrix display (three subpixels per pixel) or a PenTile (two subpixels per pixel) one. I suspect it's the latter because of the name of the display -- it lacks the "Plus" at end, which denotes the RGB matrix version. It's likely the S III uses the same display found on the Galaxy Note, but for a slightly smaller panel.

While the screen is huge, the phone doesn't feel big. It's slightly larger and thicker than the Galaxy S II, but still feels comfortable in my hands. At 4.7 ounces, it's 0.6 ounce heavier than the Galaxy S II and about 0.1 ounce heavier than the HTC One X. The S III is, however, thinner compared with the One X -- 0.3 inch versus 0.35 inch.

Samsung has also made its 2,100mAh battery removable, and the handset will come in three storage capacities: 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB (this latter size won't be immediately available). In addition, it has a microSD card slot for up to another 64GB of storage. The handset will have 1GB RAM for running applications.


The S III comes with a removable 2,100mAh battery.

Like the S II, the S III will feature an 8-megapixel camera. Samsung has learned some lessons from making the Galaxy Nexus, as the S III will have the zero shutter lag feature, too. The company also seems to have gotten some inspiration from the HTC One X, as the S III also sports a "select your best shot" feature after taking multiple shots. The implementation is different, though; the Samsung smartphone will automatically suggest the best image for you based on a few factors including smile detection and facial recognition.

You can also take a picture while recording a video -- feel free to guess where you first heard of this feature. Other imaging-related enhancements include contact tagging and automatic photo grouping based on who is in the picture. The front-facing 2-megapixel camera will also have face detection -- which keeps the screen awake and from dimming if you are looking at it. It didn't seem to work when I tried it, but bear in mind that this sample is not the finished retail product.

Besides the obvious hardware improvements and software tweaks, Samsung has also added more tweaks to its TouchWiz UI. These include a new "Pop up Play" video function, which lets you watch a video while doing other things such as surfing the Web or sending text messages. Android Beam (an NFC-based feature) has also been beefed up -- it's now called S Beam and will also let you transfer large files using Wi-Fi Direct (for speeds of up to 300Mbps).


S Beam is like the NFC-based Android Beam, but also works with Wi-Fi Direct for sending large files.

The same voice control feature found on the Galaxy Note makes a return as S Voice and you can even use it to wake up your handset. Samsung has also made it part of the Ice Cream Sandwich Face Unlock feature; it now needs to see your face and hear your voice before you can unlock the handset.

Instead of the S Cloud rumors, the S III will come with a free two-year 50GB Dropbox account, twice that of the One X. Lastly, in what appears to be an S III exclusive, the handset will come with Flipboard for Android, a port of the popular news reading app previously only available on iOS.


Flipboard for Android on the Galaxy S III.

Downside
For those hoping the rumors about the micro-oxidized ceramic rear are true, well bad news. It's not. The Samsung Galaxy S III sticks to the same plastic build, only this time it comes in blue or white. While the handset felt solid, the plastic rear just doesn't give a good grip like the Galaxy Nexus, and it doesn't feel as durable as the polycarbonate finish of the One X.

Instead of software buttons, Samsung chose to use a traditional physical home button and touch-sensitive keys. I would have preferred the company to have made a bold switch with software keys, hence my disappointment. Also with the Menu key on the left instead of the Back key, I found myself accidentally hitting it while trying to go back. This will not be a problem if you're used to Samsung's button positioning, but if you're like me (I use phones mostly with my left hand), you may find a tired thumb from stretching too much to reach the back button.


Hello, home button. Why can't you be software-based instead?

Outlook
Samsung has been doing relatively well in the mobile phone industry, and its latest flagship device looks like it will have a high chance of success, too. The plastic build may not be to everyone's liking, but the hardware and software improvements give smartphone buyers good reasons to get this handset. If the image quality of the Galaxy S III's camera can match or best the One X, the S III will likely be one of the best Android handsets you can buy this year.


Smart Stay

The phone tracks your eyes, so as long as you’re looking at it, the display won’t dim or turn off.
Direct Call.

If you’ve got a contact on your screen, there’s no need to hit call: simply hold the device up to your face and the number will be dialled automatically.

Smart Alert
Samsung’s enhanced notifications centre tells you what’s happened since you last looked at your phone in order of importance.

Burst shot and best photo

The 8MP camera now offers a 20-shot burst mode and will choose the best photo for you. Photos now possible at the same time as video filming.

Face Zoom and Slide Show

Double tap a face to zoom in; automatic slide show generation zooms in on faces as individual pictures for pictures with lots of people

Social network and camera integration

Automatic tagging of pictures, and the option to send images directly to those identified in them, called Buddy Photo Share, or display social media profile information on screen. Group Tag lets you tag multiple people in one go, if you set up a group first.

Dropbox storage

50GB of free Dropbox storage for two years.

S-Voice
That’s S for Samsung, not Siri. This feature allows you to control your phone through voice, eg to turn up the volume, and to ask it questions.

S-Beam
High speed file transfer via NFC and WiFi Direct, between two phones touched together, operating at up to 300Mbps.

Pop Up Play

Play video in a window on any homescreen.

All Share Play and Cast

Share your S3’s screen to a TV, or use the screen as a remote control.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

iPhone 5 2012, iPhone 5gs, Apple iPhone 5, iPhone 5 Specification, iPhone 5 Preview, iPhone 5 Released

So, finally, there’s some solid confirmation (in the form of references in iOS 5.1 Beta code) that iPhone 5 does exist – and could very well be out before the end of next year.

 
Quite a lot has been rumored about the iPhone 5 features and iPhone 5 specs so far. Even though there isn’t enough proof for any of that, the speculations are all through some kind of a research into the existing trend at the fruit company’s quarters in Cupertino. We all expected the iPhone 5 to be released this October, but in the end, we all had the iPhone 4S instead.


It’s almost quite certain that the next iPhone to be released would be the iPhone 5 – although it would be the 6th gen iPhone (considering 3GS and 4S on the line). As to the sentimental factor, the iPhone 5 was probably the last iPhone project Steve Jobs was working on. Something on the lines of Steve’s disapproval for a 4-inch screen on the iPhone was heard on many websites recently – indicating something about the iPhone 5 specs. More on that in this post!

Okay, so let’s do a complete round-up of all the rumored iPhone 5 specifications that we’ve been seeing so far. This is a comprehensive list, and in all probability, many of these features might actually end up being on the iPhone 5 features list!
1. iPhone 5 Form Factor Could Be Bigger Than iPhone 4S?
Unlike iPhone 4, we’ve not had any testing prototype leaked out accidentally. This means all we have is speculation built upon speculation. Still, there are certain clues – like the 4-inch iPhone 5 screen – which could give a bit of a hint as to the form factor. We’re expecting a normal, iPhone 4S kind of a form-factor. All those rumors about a curved-glass display are out the window. In a lawsuit between Apple and Samsung, Apple suggested Samsung to go for curved-glass form-factors – which kind of proves that Apple isn’t taking that up for its iPhone 5.

Of course, we could expect the iPhone 5 to grow a bit bigger than the palm-friendly iPhone 4S or iPhone 4. There has been a constant need raised by iPhone users as to the screen size – and this 4-inch thing could probably be the answer to the need. But then, as we had posted earlies, the iPhone 5 could only have the display screen larger – not the whole body. That would make UI bigger, but the palm-friendliness remain unaltered.
2. iPhone 5 Could Come With a Greater Resolution
Another rumor that’s been doing the rounds recently is the resolution on the iPhone 5. Of all the iPhone 5 specs we heard, this was very impressive enough because so far, we thought the Retina Display was the state-of-the-art resolution one could ask for! Perhaps, with an increase in the UI size, the resolution could get stronger and users could expect a more brilliant video-watching experience. For the moment though, there’s not much cooking on this issue.
3. iPhone 5 Could Have A Quad-Core Processor
This would mark the beginning of a new CPU-arms race in the market. A dual-core processor for a smartphone has become a common thing these days. One of the chief competitions between Samsung smartphones running Android and Apple smartphones running iOS is the processor each boasts of. The A5 has outdone most Android-supporting processors that other companies have come up with, but according to certain rumors, Apple could be one-upping the race with an all-new, better-than-A6, quad-core processor!

Users have often complained that iPhone 4S is sometimes lagging in speed, and as a fix to this issue, Apple could be trying for the quad-core processor on its next-gen iPhone.



4. iPhone 5 Could Have 4G / LTE Capability?
We wrote on this sometime back. Will the iPhone 5 have 4G capability? Most likely, because Samsung got its Infuse 4G launched already!

In the network race, it would only be logical if Apple got an iPhone 5 specs sheet that had 4G support. As to LTE, that’s doubtful. But bringing out an LTE iPhone 5 would be a great boon for buyers.

Update (04-May-2012): Latest report from iLounge is claiming that the iPhone 5 will be out during this fall and same would be  featuring 4-inch display, metal case and smaller dock connector. Read more.

Update (28-April-2012): Latest report is claiming that the Apple’s upcoming iPhone could revamp itself with in-cell touch panels will would make new iPhone just 7.90 mm. Read more.

Update (18-April-2012): Latest report from ETNews suggests that next generation iPhone (iPhone 5) to have glass replaced with Liquidmetal and same would be out at WWDC-2012. Read more.

Update (24-March-2012): Report from iMore is claiming that Apple will unveil next iPhone with New 3.5-inch micro-dock LTE in October-2012. Read more.

Update (23-March-2012): Latest report from Apple Insider report cites research note obtained from Barclays, it is said that Apple is looking at a Qualcomm MDM9615 chip for the LTE support in the smartphone. Read more.


5. More Gesture-based – No Home Button
Oops! No home button? Well, yeah, quite possibily. Apple has moved to improved gesture based controls through its iOS 5. So it is quite possible that the home screen might be dropped for enhanced gesture-controls – one large interface change in iPhone 5 specifications.


6. iPhone 5 Features – Storage Capacity, Battery Problems and OS
This one is an actual bummer. With iPhone 4S, we heard the 64GB getting the face-lift. It was being marketed well on par with the 32GB and 16GB. So having an iPhone also means having a smartphone with huge memory capacity. The iPhone 5 specifications might very well include 64GB versions too – considering the sales reports of the iPhone 4S 64GB version – but going beyond that would probably not be a reality for now.

The iPhone 4S still has battery issues and even with the updates on the iOS, there’s no reprieve out of that. It would be natural for the engineers to work on the battery issue fix – and it would only be logical for them to get an iPhone 5 which is not ridden with battery issues.

7. Fire-proof iPhone
Stunned with this iPhone 5 feature?? Well, why not to be… New iPhone 5 is likely to be the fire-proof and the company has organized a patent app for highly developed material which is halogen-free flame retardant. It could be incorporated in the iPhone 5 specifications to build this new iPhone 5 and other Apple products.

8. Wireless Charging

Well… this iPhone 5 specification would give you another break! But you never know the wireless charging is really creating a mass appeal. It could be possible with the inductive wireless charging technology. If you could juice up the battery of iPhone 5 then this will be a big hit. So until iPhone 5 release date comes and the Apple release new smart phone with super cool iPhone 5 features, imagine charging this smartphone without cable.

9. More Speed
4G technology, the latest standard in network technology will help to build up the network fourth generation that will give you more speed…more fun on the fly with outstanding iPhone 5 specs!

10. NFC Payment
According to the reports, this NFC (Near Field Communication) technology is under testing and if it comes, then user will be able to make countless payment through scanner. However, according to the ibtimes, the analysts at Jefferies are expecting that this NFC technology will be revealed in the iPhone 5S (probably next version of iPhone 5). Such iPhone 5 features will definitely create waves in the market.

11. iPhone 5 and Nano-SIM?
Way back, sometime before the rumors began spreading like wildfire, there was this strange but thoughtful remark about iPhone 5 supporting Nano-SIMs to make the design compact – or keep it unaltered (from iPhone 4S) despite a size-increase in the display.

A Nano-SIM would actually be a thing of the past even in 2012, considering the developments and supporting devices that we’ve got so far. Still, there’s no saying what Apple is up to!

The iPhone 5 Release Date Speculations
iPhone 5 is in development, quite obviously, considering the references in iOS 5.1 Beta code. There are no leaks or confirmed sources from manufacturers as yet – which could help us fix a possible date of release. But, we can make a safe guess with a late-2012 release (much like iPhone 4S which got a late 2011 release). Of course, this would depend on Apple’s iPad 3 plans too. Is Apple eying for a simultaneous release of iPad 3 and iPhone 5?

As regards the iPhone 5 price, it wouldn’t be surprising if the cost was considerably larger than that of iPhone 4S. Considering the economics of smartphones, the trend is upward as of now!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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Facebook unveils its own App Center

 


New Delhi: In the latest effort to make more money, Facebook Inc unveiled the new App Center – a new hub for consumers to find games and other applications on the social networking site.

The move comes in wake of the slowing revenue growth, due to the widening trend of consumers accessing its service on smartphones, where Facebook provides limited ads.

The App Center, which will be launched in the next few weeks, will, for the first time, allow software developers to sell apps to consumers directly on Facebook.

The App Center will feature apps designed for PCs as well as for mobile devices such as Apple Inc (AAPL.O) iPhones and Android smartphones. In case a mobile app requires installation for the mobile device, the user will be directed to Apple's App Store or Google Inc's (GOOG.O) Play store to download the app, Facebook said.

The App Center will showcase apps based on the quality scores that users give apps and other data Facebook collects, such as how often and how long people use apps. Each user will see a different, customized version of the App Center, rather than one standard version of the App Center.

Consumers will need to use Facebook Credits, the company's payment system, to purchase the apps and Facebook will take a 30 percent cut of the revenue as it does with in-app purchases.

The move comes as Facebook Inc is preparing an initial public offering that would value the company between $77 billion and $96 billion.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

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Watch out the trailers here


 

The Avengers is a an upcoming superhero film. The film is a crossover of all the films independently produced by Marvel Studios set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, namely Iron Man (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).

Plot

When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.




Cast
  •  Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
  •  Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
  •  Chris Hemsworth as Thor
  •  Tom Hiddleston as Loki
  •  Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
  •  Lou Ferrigno as the voice of The Hulk 
  •  Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
  •  Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
  •  Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
  •  Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
  •  Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson
  •  Stellan SkarsgĂ„rd as Erik Selvig
  •  Paul Bettany as the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S.
  •  Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts
  •  Amanda Righetti as a S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent
  •  Jenny Agutter as a S.H.I.E.L.D. Council Member
  • Stan Lee

Production

The Avengers began filming in February of 2011[2]. It is being shot in Raleigh Studios.

HitFix reported that Edward Norton is not returning as Bruce Banner in the film and the studio will cast an unknown actor to play Bruce Banner. [4] The following day Kevin Fiege confirmed the report, though saying that a "name actor" would be replacing him rather than an unknown.

Norton later released a statement on Facebook:

 "As most of you know, I don't like to talk much about the business of making movies because it means a lot to me to protect the audience's fullest enjoyment of the 'magic' that films can have,. "But I am so appreciative of the outpouring of support from fans of the Hulk and The Avengers that I feel it would be rude not to respond. So there it goes: It seems it won't work out for me to continue playing Bruce Banner for Marvel in The Avengers. I sincerely hoped it could happen and be great for everyone but it hasn't turned out as we all hoped. "I know this is disappointing to many people and that makes me sad. But I am so grateful to Marvel for extending the offer and even more so for the chance to be part of the Hulk's long and excellent history. And I really can't thank the fans enough for how much enthusiasm you've sent my way... It means a lot to me. "I grew up with Banner and Hulk and have been a fan of every incarnation. I'm really proud, and very blessed, to have been one of them and will be thrilled to see him live on through other actors. Hulk is bigger than all of us, that's why we love him, right?"

Sincerely, Edward Norton "

    ―Edward Norton's comment on Facebook

Trivia
  • Joe Carnahan was in talks to direct the film before Joss Whedon got the job.
  • Edward Norton was originally set to reprise his role from The Incredible Hulk (2008) but negotiations between him and Marvel Studios broke down. Norton was replaced with Mark Ruffalo.
  •  Jeremy Renner was said to be taking archery lessons for his role as Hawkeye.
  •  The film will be the first Marvel film to be distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.
  •  Before Mark Ruffalo was cast as The Hulk, Joaquin Phoenix was rumored for the part.
  •  Morena Baccarin, Jessica Lucas, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Cobie Smulders screen tested for the role of Agent Maria Hill. Smulders was eventually cast.
  •  Lou Ferrigno returns as the voice of the CGI made Incredible Hulk whom he first portrayed in 1977.
  •  The movie is thought to take place in New York City, as NYC buses and cabs are shown during the trailer.
  •  Chris Hemsworth had to increase and expand his dietary/food intake in order to maintain the physique he built up for Thor.
  •  Mark Ruffalo describes Bruce Banner's role in The Avengers as "a guy struggling with two sides of himself, the dark and the light; everything he does in his life is filtered through issues of control." He furthermore describes Banner's alter ego the Hulk as "a loose cannon - he's the teammate none of them are sure they want, it's like throwing a grenade into the middle of the group and hoping it turns out well!"
  • Mark Ruffalo is personally going to portray the Hulk through virtual-camera motion-capture, which allows him to actually portray the Hulk. Previous live-action versions have had Bruce Banner and the Hulk be played by separate people (Bill Bixby and bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno), or had the Hulk rendered into the film in computer-generated imagery.
  • Director Joss Whedon had earlier been considered to direct X-Men in the 1990s. A big fan of the X-Men, he even wrote a script, from which only two lines made it into the film.
  • Producer Kevin Feige compares the film to Transformers: Dark of the Moon: "It set a standard for that level of ZOMG-awesomeness and scale. We're working to try to outdo that."
  • Mark Ruffalo states it was an honour to take over as Bruce Banner from his friend Edward Norton: "Ed has bequeathed this part to me, I look at it as my generation's Hamlet."
  • The Science and Entertainment Exchange provided a science consultation for the film. 
  • According to Joss Whedon, the film is strongly influenced by the early 1960s Avengers comics, which he was a fan of while growing up: "In those comics these people shouldn't be in the same room let alone on the same team - and that is the definition of family."
  • Tom Hiddleston spoke of his role as Loki in an interview by saying, "I can tell you that it's all of them against me. I am the super villain. So it's Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow and Nick Fury forming a team because I've got so bad ass."
  • In the preview, Robert Downey Jr.'s character of Tony Stark can be seen wearing a Black Sabbath T-Shirt. Black Sabbath performed the unrelated single "Iron Man" which is on the soundtrack from the first Iron Man movie.
  • Has an unusually high number of Academy Award nominees in the cast for a comic book movie - or most movies for that matter: Robert Downey Jr.; Samuel L. Jackson; Jeremy Renner; and Mark Ruffalo. 
  • However, it still falls short of the five in Iron Man 2: Downey Jr.; Jackson; Gwyneth Paltrow; Mickey Rourke; and Don Cheadle.
  • The cast became good friends while filming so if all the actors happened to be filming scenes together in the same place, they would go out together after. Chris Evans once sent a text message to Clark Gregg simply saying "Assemble", which is the tagline for the movie. Gregg stated that this was his favorite text message ever sent to him.
  • Tom Hiddleston describes Loki in this film as having evolved since Thor: "How pleasant an experience is it to disappear into a wormhole that was created by some super-nuclear explosion of his own making? I think by the time Loki shows up he's seen a few things and has bigger things in mind than just his brother and Asgard..."
  • Actors Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson share the birthday November 22.
  • Despite the fact that the studio had no involvement in producing the film, neither in marketing or distributing, the Paramount Pictures logo still appears in advertising. Despite Disney buying the distribution of Marvel films from Paramount (as Marvel is a Disney company), the latter studio will still receive partial box-office royalties for these projects.
Superbowl Sunday’s usual run of breakout commercials didn’t disappoint, as the floodgates to the Marvel Comics universe continued to pour forth adaptations and sequels to our favorite comic book superheroes, antiheroes, and downright gods. Marvel’s The Avengers 2012 trailer showcases the eponymous members of the comic-book company’s foremost team (although The X-Men might have something to say about that), many of whom have had their own movies, with varying levels of success.


In The Avengers trailer, we can see that Robert Downey Jr. is reprising his role as the ultra-successful Iron Man character (the earnings of both movies Iron Man and Iron Man 2 nearly quadrupled their respective budgets), the suit-of-battle-armor invented by billionaire industrialist Tony Stark. Australian actor Chris Hemsworth is thankfully back as the Mighty Thor, fresh off his own box-office hit, which more than tripled its budget in earnings. These two most powerful (constant) Avengers would ordinarily be expected to be able to handle just about any earthly threat whatsoever, so the fact that the 2nd Avengers trailer shows us the remaining crew of heroes resolutely affirms the unearthly threat seen in the first trailer, in the form of the god Loki, who is Thor’s half-brother. Although the most powerful member – arguably – of the Avengers is seen slapping bad guys into oblivion, the Incredible Hulk has always been at best a part-time employee (as seen in the first trailer, the Incredible Hulk is played by actor Mark Ruffalo, after Edward Norton unceremoniously bowed out). From the rousing last scene of the 2nd Avengers trailer, the villain Loki may wish the Hulk, as a character, had bowed out altogether.

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