The wait is finally over!Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Note II at IFA Berlin.
Specs of the Galaxy Note II:
- 5.5 Super AMOLED HD display
- 1.6 GHz quad core Exynos processor
- 2GB RAM
- 8MP rear camera capable of recording 1080p
- Android 4.1(Jelly Bean)
- 3100 mAh battery
Samsung has redefined the S Pen along with introducing a new feature named “Air View”.
Air View lets users preview e-mails,photos and more by just hovering the S Pen over the respective app.Other notable features include the Pop-up Note(previously known as S Note) and Pop-up video which can now be resized and run over other apps
LG’s new Snapdragon S4 Pro-rocking Optimus G has been caught on camera.Androidmx got their hands on a pre-production model of the phone and have confirmed that the it has a Quad Core Snapdragon S4 processor,2GB RAM,13MP camera,Adreno 320 GPU and a 4.7 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720.The screen is said to be having a pixel density of 320ppi.
We might find changes in the final design as the above image is of a pre-production model of the phone.
The LG Optimus G is scheduled to be unveiled at IFA Berlin.
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The jury has finally ruled that Samsung infringed on Apple’s patents.Samsung will now have to pay Apple $1.049 billion—which is half of what Apple claimed,in damages.The jury also found that that all the patentsÂ put forthÂ by Apple were valid.The infringing patents includethree software patents and two iPhone design patents.Additionally,Samsung is also charged of diluting the iPhone 3G’s trade dress.A “trade dress” is a from of intellectual property which refers to the visual appearance of a product.
The jury,however found that the Galaxy Tab did not infringe on iPad’sÂ designÂ patents.The Samsung Galaxy Ace,Intercept and Replenish were excluded as they did not infringe on any of Apple’s patents.
Both the companies have released statements on the ruling.
We are grateful to the jury for their service and for investing the time to listen to our story and we were thrilled to be able to finally tell it. The mountain of evidence presented during the trail showed that Samsung’s copying went far deeper than even we knew. The lawsuits between Apple and Samsung were about much more than patents or money. They were about values. At Apple, we value originality and innovation and pour our lives into making the best products on earth. We make these products to delight our customers, not for our competitors to flagrantly copy. We applaud the court for finding Samsung’s behavior willful and for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn’t right.
Today’s verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer. It will lead to fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices. It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners, or technology that is being improved every day by Samsung and other companies. Consumers have the right to choices, and they know what they are buying when they purchase Samsung products. This is not the final word in this case or in battles being waged in courts and tribunals around the world, some of which have already rejected many of Apple’s claims. Samsung will continue to innovate and offer choices for the consumer
LG has posted a teaser of it’s upcoming all powerful smartphone.The video shows the Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon Â S4 Pro chip and claims that it will blow away current generation quad core’s.It will comeÂ bundledÂ with a Adreno 320 GPU along with 3G/LTE compatibility.We have seen the Snapdragon S4 perform exceptionally well in benchmark tests and we can no doubt say that LG’s upcoming phone will be the best quad core smartphone this year.
TheÂ smartphoneÂ isÂ rumoredÂ to come with 2GB RAM and a 13MP camera.
The phone is scheduled to be released at IFA Berlin.
The US Department Of Justice has seized three Android App sites for alleged copyright violation.The three domains are:applanet.net, appbucket.net, and snappzmarket.com.
FBI agents downloaded thousands of apps from the above mentioned websites before taking them down.The websites now carry a seizure banner which also educates people that willful copyright infringement is a crime.
This is what Lanny A. Breuer, assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, said in the statement:
"Software apps have become an increasingly essential part of our nation’s economy and creative culture, and the criminal division is committed to working with our law enforcement partners to protect the creators of these apps and other forms of intellectual property from those who seek to steal it,"
It seems that German and Dutch HTC One S users are receiving an update to Android 4.0.4.The update also packs in the latest Sense 4.1,which is said to improve performance.The update,which is 157MB in size,includes a lot of bug fixes along with new features like EA Gamebox gaming hub and a remote diagnostics tool.Another feature of the update is the ability to remap the multitasking key as a menu button.
The update can be downloaded (Over-The-Air) OTA by navigating to Settings »About phone »Software updates.
Sources of Android Central have confirmed that the international Samsung Galaxy S III will receive the Android 4.1 a.k.a Jelly Bean update by next week.The update will be rolled out after the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event scheduled to be held on August 29th in Berlin.The update will pack Jelly Bean goodies like Google Now along with new Touchwiz features.
There is still no information whether the update will be available for phones in the U.S and Canada.
Samsung has released an IFA preview video which gives us an early glimpse of Samsung’s next Galaxy Note.The video also shows a sneak peekÂ of the new S pen that Samsung might unveil on August 29th.
Electronic Arts announced Origin (earlier known as EA Store) for new platforms including Android at their GamesCom press conference. Origin is EA’s Distribution service where players can also chat with each other while playing. EA said that the new platforms will also include Facebook and Smart TV. EA also announced additional features such as Live content, free-to-play games and a new interface. No release date was announced however.