The Samsung Galaxy Nexus handset is the first device that runs the newest Android iteration - the Google Android 4.0 version, codenamed `Ice Cream Sandwich' - which boasts the inclusion of more user-friendly icons that undergo a dramatic change depending on the program that has been opened.
The Android `Ice Cream Sandwich' version - designed to be an amalgamation of the Android handset and tablet operating systems - is abound in the familiar swiping gestures across apps, as well as some playful new features such as `facial recognition' for unlocking the handset.
A top Samsung executive has announced that the South Korean electronics giant was in the final stage of talks with Internet search Google to roll out its Google TVs.
Yoon Boo-keun, the head of Samsung's TV division, said that they had plans to unveil its Google TV next year. However, he did elaborate on the precise schedule.
Google TV allows users to access online videos, websites as well as specialized apps like video games on their TV sets.
Currently, Google TV comes built-in on Logitech International set-top boxes and on some models of Sony TV.
In evidence of the fact that the upgrades to the Google Android operating system have been coming at a dizzying pace, the latest iteration of the software – the new ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ version – has now come aboard the Samsung Galaxy Nexus handset, which recently hit the store shelves in the UK.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus – the first handset to be equipped with the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade of the Android OS – has been a keenly awaited device; and is scheduled for availability in the other markets worldwide by the end of November.
In its Tuesday report pertaining to handset sales to end-users, market research firm Gartner revealed that the third quarter witnessed the emergence of Samsung as the world’s leading smartphone vendor for the first time.
The latest Gartner statistics showed that Samsung sold nearly 24 million smartphones during the third quarter, with the figures marking a three-fold increase over the number of smartphones that the company sold in the same quarter last year.
A recent Samsung event in Hong Kong witnessed the unveiling of Samsung's newest Android-based handset - the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - which will reportedly challenge the Apple iPhone with facial-recognition security.
Going by the details that Samsung passed on to the media in Hong Kong, the Galaxy Nexus - which will run the Android's updated `Ice Cream Sandwich' version - features a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD screen; a 1.2 Ghz dual- core processor; 32GB of storage; 1GB of RAM; and a 5-megapixel camera, along with a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video conferencing.
Recent reports have revealed that Samsung might try to prove a hindrance in the launch and sale of the new iPhone by Apple.
They are set to do this on the ground that the firm has copied their technology and stole their ideas. The launch of the new version of Apple iPhone is due in the time to come but Samsung is of the view that it is based on the patented ideas from their firm. The firm has revealed in the media that their technology has been robbed by their rivals.
The next “pure Android” smartphone Nexus Prime has got into controversy before it hits the market. It has been revealed by a legal letter sent by Samsung that it’s in possession of the Nexus Prime.
In the letter, it has been mentioned by Samsung’s legal team that Google has wrongly taken hold of the Nexus Prime, which runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Being equipped with a 4.5-inch new generation Super AMOLED display, it has a powerful 1.5GHz dual-core processor.
One who love old-fashion button keyboard on their phone need not to be sad due to the over-flow of touch screen smart phones in the market, as Samsung’s Galaxy Pro is in the market which would satiate those customers.
Galaxy is an Android phone with a BlackBerry-style QWERTY keyboard and could be availed on monthly installments of £15-per-month. Galaxy is not the only one which boasts of QWERTY keyboard as RIM’s Blackberry phones remain to be a big competitor in this field for them.
South Korean electronics giant, Samsung is now pulling back its Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from stores in some countries because of legal challenges from Apple.
Apple lawsuits have prevented the company from launching the tablet in the Australian market and will soon enforce a ban in Europe too. Apple claims that Samsung’s mobile products are copies of Apple’s iPad and iPhone.
Series 5 Chromebook of Samsung will be introduced in the United Kingdom the following day thus allowing the future users of the device to enjoy the use of Google’s Chrome Operating system for the maiden time. The OS will be available in two versions. One is supported by Wi-Fi only and the other will be equipped with 3G. The price of the two is said to be around £349 for the one supported by Wi-Fi while the one with 3G facility will cost around £399.
Through a court order, Samsung Electronics Co. is now forcing Apple Inc. to showcase to it the models of iPhone and iPad that are under development. It has demanded the information saying that it was to defend its products from getting copied by Apple.
Samsung has called forward for the next generation of iPhone and iPad to be shown, which are going to be known as iPhone 5 and iPad 3. The case file documents have been filed by Suwon, South Korea-based Samsung in San Jose, California, federal court. And the time given to Apple is till June 13.
There is no doubt that 2010 was the year of tablets and looking at the way the industry is shaping, it should be no wonder that 2011 is going to the year of Tablet Wars. And the main one is going to be between Apple and Samsung which got even more heated up on April 15.
On this date, Apple filed a lawsuit against Samsung, which is also one of its main clip suppliers. It said that the Korean company was copying the looks and feel of its iPhones and iPads in its own tablets.