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Nov
2

IDC: Android claims 75 percent of smartphone shipments in Q3, 136 million handsets sold

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IDC: Android claims 75 percent of smartphone shipments in Q3, 136 million handsets sold

Android devices already counted for a lion’s share of phones shipped during Q2, and now fresh IDC figures show Google’s OS claiming the top spot with a hefty 75 percent marketshare in the third quarter. In total, 136 million Android handsets were shipped during the time frame, a new record in a single quarter. Even with the help of new hardware, iOS lagged behind in second place with a 14.9 percent stake of handsets. Both Blackberry and Symbian clung to their respective 3rd and 4th place spots, making up 6.6 percent of total shipments. Windows-based phones (both WP7 and Windows Mobile) fell to 2 percent, keeping Microsoft in fifth place just above smartphones running Linux. However, with Windows Phone 8 devices making their debut, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Redmond’s numbers get a boost when IDC’s next report rolls around.

IDC Android claims 75 percent of smartphone shipments in Q3, 136 million handsets sold

[engadget]
Sep
19

Galaxy S III LTE’s Jelly Bean Source Code Released

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Samsung Galaxy S III LTE

Samsung has made available for download the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-based source code for its Galaxy S III LTE smartphone unveiled only several weeks ago at the IFA 2012 tradeshow in Berlin.The new device, set to hit shelves as model number GT-i9305, will arrive on the market in Europe and elsewhere with LTE connectivity packed inside, TalkAndroid notes.

The handset will be released with a quad-core Exynos chip included, unlike the existing Galaxy S III models that feature LTE connectivity inside and that are powered by a dual-core Snapdragon S4 chip.

All those enthusiasts who are interested in coming up with custom Jelly Bean ROMs for the Galaxy S III LTE smartphone can now head over to this page on the Samsung Open Source website to grab the tools that Samsung has made available for them.

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May
4

Samsung Galaxy S III is official: 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, quad-core Exynos processor and gesture functions

Author admin    Category Android, Gadget, IT News, Samsung, SmartPhone     Tags

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Samsung Galaxy S IIIMeet 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.

Samsung Galaxy S III
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).

Samsung Galaxy S III
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.

Samsung Galaxy S III
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.

Samsung Galaxy S III

[Cnet]

 

Mar
9

Samsung Confirms Android 4.0 ICS for GALAXY S II for March 10

Author admin    Category Android, Gadget, IT News, Samsung, SmartPhone     Tags

Rumors on the long-awaited Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for Samsung Galaxy S II have come and gone, but the Korean handset maker did not confirm any release dates.

It was originally believed that Samsung will deploy an Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy Note on March 1, followed by an update for the Galaxy S II within the next few days.

It appears that the information wasn’t that accurate, as Galaxy Note is still stuck on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. However, Samsung Galaxy S II has just been confirmed for an ICS update on March 10.

According to Samsung Philippines, Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 upgrade for Galaxy S II will be available on March 10.

The update can be downloaded via Kies 2.0, but users are recommended to download and install the latest version of Samsung’s desktop sync software.

Keep in mind that Samsung Kies 1.5 does not supports upgrading to Ice Cream Sandwich. There’s a chance that the update will be delivered FOTA in some regions, but that will require users to connect to a high-speed, reliable Wi-Fi network.

Although the information comes through official channels, it’s unusual that the announcement was published solely by Samsung Philippines.

In fact, they already pulled it from their site, but the folks over at Engadget managed to get a screenshot which confirms the intel.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will bring Samsung Galaxy S II several new features, including Face Unlock and Android Beam. In addition, the Mobile Network Data usage function has been added as well.

Curiously, the update’s changelog states that “because of ICS OS feature, Adobe flash and Bluetooth 3.0 HS” will not be supported (Bluetooth 3.0 will work).

The update requires at least 60MB through Kies, and 250MB if the update is made FOTA. This Ice Cream Sandwich update will only be available for Samsung GT-I9100, which means that carrier-bounded models will receive the update in the following weeks.

Feb
8

Tutorial Install Android IceCreamSandwich 4.0 di Samsung Galaxy S2

Author admin    Category Android, Gadget, IT News, SmartPhone, Tips & Trik     Tags

Kabar baik bagi anda pengguna samsung galaxy s2,karena kini anda dapat menikmati android 4.0.3 atau ice cream sandwich official langsung untuk perangkat anda. Pada versi update kali ini,anda juga akan mendapatkan fasilitas TouchWiz  yang cukup berguna dan keren untuk melengkapi OS terbaru dari android ini.Untuk lebih jelasnya anda bisa menyimak video berikut bagaimana ICS dapat berjalan di Samsung Galaxy S2 di http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SsV0OOmwvS0

Tertarik dengan ICS? Langsung saja,berikut adalah tutorial untuk menginstal android ice cream sandwich pada Samsung Galaxy S2:
Peralatan yang anda butuhkan:

Tutorial:

  • Ekstrak firmware yang telah anda download diatas.
  • Buka ODIN yang ada didalamnya.(Pastikan anda tidak membuka samsung kies)
  • Tekan tombol volume up + home + power untuk masuk ke mode download,kemudian koneksikan dengan USB.
  • Pada aplikasi ODIN klik PDA kemudian pilih file I9100_CODE_I9100XXKP*_CL42141_REV02_user_low_ship.tar.md5
  • Sekarang klik PHONE dan pilih MODEM_I9100XXKP*_REV_02_CL1092599.tar.md5
  • Klik CSC lalu pilih GT-I9100-MULTI-CSC-OXAKP*.tar.md5
  • Selesai dan klik tombol start. Jika anda mengikuti instruksi diatas seharusnya kini anda telah mendapatkan ICS pada samsung galaxy s2 anda.

Sekarang berikut adalah tutorial untuk rootingnya:

  • Download  CF-Root XXKP8 (Anda bisa mengikuti thread resminya di XDA developers). Download di http://attachments.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=837817&d=1325420843
  • Ekstrak file yang telah didownload.
  • Buka ODIN didalamnya.
  • Tekan tombol volume up + home + power untuk masuk ke mode download,kemudian koneksikan dengan USB.
  • Klik PDA dan pilih file CF-Root-SGS2_XX_OXA_KP*-v5.2-CWM5.tar
  • Klik Start
  • Selesai,kini anda seharusnya telah memiliki perangkat galaxy s2 dengan ICS 4.0.3 yang telah di root.

Selamat mencoba

[teknoup]

Feb
6

Video Samsung Galaxy S2 dengan ROM Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Author admin    Category Android, Gadget, IT News, Samsung, SmartPhone     Tags

Samsung telah menjanjikan bahwa smartphone terpopuler miliknya saat ini, Galaxy S2 akan mendapatkan update ROM resmi Android Ice Cream Sandwich sebelum kuartal pertama tahun ini berakhir, dan dengan ROM versi 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich yang sudah beredar akhir-akhir ini, orang-orang dari Pocketnow berbaik hati memberikan video tentang tampilan update terbaru ini ke khalayak luas. Sejauh ini, kesan yang muncul dari video tersebut adalah kestablilan, kecepatan, dan kehalusan performa dengan tambahan tampilan antarmuka TouchWiz. Beberapa orang yang sudah menggunakan ROM ini mengatakan bahwa daya tahan baterai juga mengalami perbaikan, hal yang satu ini sebenarnya sangat dibutuhkan di device lain, tidak hanya di Galaxy S2.

 

[teknoup]

Feb
2

Samsung Confirms Galaxy S III for the First Half of 2012

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Samsung will not bring the successor of its highly popular Galaxy S II smartphone to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.

The company said so last week, when announcing the financial results for the last quarter of 2011, and has confirmed it once again.

Moreover, the vendor also announced that it planned on hosting its own separate event for the launch of this mobile phone.

According to Techradar, the South Korean mobile phone maker is still on track to launch the mobile phone in the first half of the year, and will officially unveil it closer to its market availability.

“Samsung is looking forward to introducing and demonstrating exciting new mobile products at Mobile World Congress 2012,” the leading handset vendor reportedly stated.

The company also noted that it was working on the release of a successor for the Galaxy S II. Even if no specific name for the device was mentioned, Galaxy S III appears to be a good guess.

“The successor to the Galaxy S2 smartphone will be unveiled at a separate Samsung-hosted event in the first half of the year, closer to commercial availability of the product,” the South Korean vendor said.

“Samsung stays committed to providing the best possible mobile experiences for customers around the world.”

Some of the previous reports on the matter suggested that Samsung was actually considering the release of a new variant of Galaxy S II, which should feature a “Plus” moniker.

Moreover, the company is expected to bring to the market a successor to the Galaxy Note smartphone-tablet hybrid, one that would be called Note S.

While nothing was officially confirmed on these devices, we know for sure that a successor to Galaxy S II will arrive in the coming months. Hopefully, the handset’s availability will kick off in the first half of the year as well.

Nov
25

Buka Kunci dan Nyalakan Mobil Hanya Dengan Perintah Suara Dari Siri

Author admin    Category Apple, Gadget, IPhone, IT News, SmartPhone     Tags

Siri, yang mengaku sebagai asisten pribadi yang rendah hati, setelah mendapat sentuhan developer (hacker?) bisa memiliki fungsi-fungsi tambahan yang lebih daripada sekedar mencari tahu prakiraan cuaca ataupun membuat reminder.

Pengembang ‘nakal’ dengan nama panggung @plamoni membuatkan server proxy untuk Siri seolah-olah si Siri sedang berkomunikasi dengan server Apple untuk bisa menghidupkan fitur Siri. Setelah Siri terhubung dengan server miliknya, Siri sekarang bisa digunakan untuk mengontrol mobil. Yap, sebuah mobil bisa diatur kunci, buka kunci, dan menyalakan mesin hanya dengan perintah suara melalui Siri.

Berikut ini adalah tiga buah video yang dipostkan oleh @plamoni alias Brandon Fiquett


 

[teknoup]

Nov
9

Samsung Galaxy S II Dapat Update Android 4.0 Melalui MIUI

Author admin    Category Android, Gadget, IT News, Samsung, SmartPhone     Tags

XDA Developer telah memberitakan bahwa Galaxy S II dari AT&T telah berhasil berjalan pada Android 4.0, fungsi secara keseluruhan sudah beroperasi melalui kode MIUI pada Android 4.0 ROM. Hal ini karena kombinasi MIUI ROM telah digabung dengan kerangka dasar ICS dari GalnetMIUI 1.11.2 dan ditambah CM7 untuk Galaxy S II dari AT&T. walau begitu, UI dan semua aplikasi utama tetap berkhas MIUI, karena secara teknikal ini adalah ROM dengan Android 4.0 firmware.

Untuk  yang inginkan Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich untuk dapat berjalan pada Samsung Galaxy S II silahkan menuju ke XDA Developer. Tentu ini bukan merupakan update resmi.

 

[teknoup]

Oct
18

Adu Banting iPhone 4S vs Samsung Galaxy S II

Author admin    Category Apple, Gadget, IT News, Samsung, SmartPhone     Tags

Menonton orang lain menguji bantingan terhadap ponsel baru selalu menarik untuk disaksikan dan akan menjadi informasi tambahan yang berharga sebelum anda membeli sebuah ponsel. Video di bawah ini menunjukkan iPhone 4S dan Samsung Galaxy S II mengadu ketahanan fisik atas bantingan dari jarak tertentu. Sekedar informasi bodi iPhone 4S sebagian besar terbuat dari kaca baik depan dan belakang, sedangkan bodi Galaxy S II sebagian besar terbuat dari plastik, tetapi layar Samsung Galaxy S II menggunakan kaca Gorilla Glass. Secara keseluruhan iPhone 4S memilik kerusakan lebih parah dan tidak dapat digunakan lagi.

 

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