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Samsung announces smaller and faster 64 GB memory chips for phones and tablets

After reading today’s press release, we can give a hint what will go into Samsung’s high-end phones from now on. Don’t be surprised if the Galaxy S IV and the Note III have versions with super fast 64 GB of internal memory that takes 20% less space inside the phone than the current embedded NAND flash chips.

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Samsung just announced that it has created a 64 GB eMMC unit with the 10nm technology, that is 30% faster than the current solution, yet takes much less space inside your phone or tablet, leaving room for other things. Myungho Kim, vice president of Memory marketing at Samsung Electronics, clarified:


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Android dominates smartphones in Q3 2012, Samsung widens its sales lead

Android continues expanding its dominance of the smartphone market, Samsung keeps on increasing its lead as the biggest smartphone maker and Nokia slips catastrophically in Q3 2012. That is a quick summary of what happened in the third quarter of 2012, according to the latest numbers by Gartner.

The analytics company concludes that while overall phone sales dropped slightly, smartphone sales are growing rapidly rising by 46.9% in Q3 2012.

Android dominates smartphones in Q3 2012, Samsung widens its sales lead

Samsung cemented its position as the most prolific phone manufacturer selling nearly 98 million devices in the quarter.
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n Q3, Samsung Galaxy S3 best-selling smartphone in the world

Samsung was able to take advantage of the release of a new iPhone in order to take the title of world’s best-selling smartphone for Q3 of 2012. The Samsung Galaxy S3 sold 18 million units for the quarter in comparison to the iPhone 4S, which moved 16.2 million. This equates to a 10.7 percent share of the global smartphone market for the GS3 compared to the 9.7 percent of the iPhone 4S. While I hate to burst the bubble of fellow Android enthusiasts, however, it’s worth diving deeper into the statistics.

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Apple posts new notice saying Samsung didn’t copy iPad on UK website



After posting a snarky “Apple products are cool” apology last week, Apple was told to remove the ad, apologize and follow the original court order. This morning, Apple’s UK website now is in full compliance including larger 14 point font.  Apple is also running ads in UK papers with the same copy.

If you haven’t been following, Apple lost a bid to remove Samsung Galaxy Tabs from the UK  based on trademarked design patents. Because of the negative publicity that Samsung received as a result of the accusations and trial, the court ordered that Apple clarify the situation both online and in newspapers.

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Apple pulls hypocritical ‘apology’ to Samsung, replaces it with matter-of-fact statement

Yesterday, we heard about the dumbfounded reaction of the U.K. Court of Appeal in London after it learned Apple hypocritically paid lip service instead of posting the matter-of-fact note required to inform the public about the court’s decision that Samsung with its tablets did not infringe on Apple patents.

Apple pulls hypocritical 'apology' to Samsung, replaces it with matter-of-fact statement

Judge Robin Jacob was “at a loss” seeing a company the magnitude of Apple breach order.
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Apple iPad mini torn down: stereo speakers, LCD screen from Samsung

A dissection of Apple’s new iPad mini has revealed the device shares design choices and parts with the recently redesigned iPhone 5.

Mini teardown

In its teardown of the iPad mini, iFixit found the device has a large metal plate behind its screen held in place by 16 screws. Similar plates were found in the iPhone 5, as well as the new fifth-generation iPod touch, which led the repair experts to conclude the plate is a “new iDevice design convention.”
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Android 4.2 Jelly Bean: the new features

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean: the new features

1. Android 4.2 has widgets on the lock screen

Lockscreen widgets! If we had to point out the most exciting new feature in Android 4.2 that would be it. Now, you can add all kinds of widgets to the lockscreen, and you simply access them by swiping to the left or right without needing to unlock the phone. This is one easy productivity boost that we’ve been wishing for in a while. Google’s Matias Duarte showed how you can set up a widget to access the camera by just swiping to the right, but you could also set up Gmail, weather and all sorts of useful widgetry.

Android 4.2 has widgets on the lock screen