New Samsung Gear 2 OS Is Tizen, Moves Away From Android

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The most interesting launches at the MWC in Barcelona this year have clearly been from Samsung. They launched the much-awaited Samsung S5 with finger print features. Alongside, they also launched their second smartwatch, the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and a fitness band called Gear Fit. Samsung took the leading in wearable technology with the Samsung Smartwatch that was launched in 2013. However, now that things are in the running, it seems Samsung has made some significant changes to its maiden smartwatch. While the Galaxy Gear worked on Google’s Android OS, the latest Gear 2 OS is Tizen. It’s being said that the primary reason for the shift in OS is to enhance battery life. The Gear 2 comes in two models—Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo and runs Tizen OS that was developed by Samsung with various partners. The new Samsung smartwatch comes in three interesting colors–black, orange and brown. [+more]

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Top iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps: Latest and The Best App Deals Available Today (26th August 2013)

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Everyone loves their mobile apps. And life just got better with these amazing new app deals. Find the latest deals on apps for your Android, iOS, or Windows Phone device and also a few exclusively for the iPad users out there. Android: • FilmyRatings for free (new) • Resize Me! (pro version) now free (normally at $1.29) • Fast Burst Camera reduced to $1.99 (normally at $3.99) • Add Contact for free (new) • Joining Hands now free (normally at $1.99 — Amazon Free App of the Day) • Gesto: The Gesture Challenge for $0.99 (new) • Doodle Farm reduced to $0.99 (normally at $2.99) • BattleFriends at Sea PREMIUM reduced to $0.99 (normally at $2.99) • BattleFriends in Tanks PREMIUM reduced to $0.99 (normally at $2.99) • Minesweeper Professional reduced to $0.99 (normally at $2.99) • Kanga-Fu for free (new) Windows Phone • Sleeve Music for free (new) • Find Me now free (normally at $0.99) • AU League 2013 reduced to $1.99 (normally at $2.49 — Australian!) • Pocket God reduced to $0.99 (normally at $3.49) iPad Only • The [+more]

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The Sims FreePlay, MoonCraft, The Walkind Dead, The Simpsons: Sky is The Limit

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Love playing fun games on your Android or iOS devices? Read on as we take you into the fun world of gaming, listing top 5 games of the week. The Sims FreePlay Now grow potatoes or seeds or spend some time in baking fun with The Sims Freeplay that’s available for free for Android and iOS devices. Played in real time, the game is sure to test your patience level as it takes months to attain level 52.    The Walking Dead: The Game A masterpiece in itself, live and enjoy the experience of killing zombies for free on your devices as these undead people come pounding down your door! Mooncraft Play as you desire and explore the blocks to create an environment that’s ideal and personal with Mooncraft that’s available for $1.99 at iTunes and Google Play Store. Scribblenauts Remix Out for $0.99, sky is the limit for this [+more]

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Samsung threatens Nokia in Finland with better sales and new research center – Mobile PC

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Nokia, the Finnish company tasted the waters of success all through its life but the scenario is different now.  According to the analysis firm International Data Corporation, the South Korean Samsung Company is ahead of Nokia in the Finnish market. Nokia holds only 33 percent as compared to its 48 percent holding in 2012 whereas Samsung holds 36 percent as compared to 28 percent last year.   Samsung is opening a new high-tech research and development facility in Espoo, Finland – home of Nokia on June 13. This center will be a branch of the Samsung Electronics R&D Institute UK (SRUK) to make its importance feel in the European market, as referred to ZDNet’s Liam Tung by Samsung.   The South Korean company’s expansion plans are still vague except some small details found by Engadget that the research hub will be named Samsung Electronics Research Institute (SERI). This institute will [+more]

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Google Takes on Apple at I/O 2013 Developer Conference

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Recently this week in San Francisco, Google held its annual I/O 2013 conference, where the internet search giant did its best to woo developers and iOS device owners with its announcements. The entire conference was highlighted by a lengthy keynote, where a list of new features and innovative services were declared that made all iOS users sit up and listen with all ears. Clearly Google was seen all set to plant an attack on its main competitor Apple, that’s currently the world’s most valuable company. Now with Google trying to stay one step ahead of Apple, the question is will Google with its tablet, operating system and innovation be able to top Apple’s record profit sales? Well that’s one exciting pitch that remains to be played on in future. For now, let’s take a look and discuss some of the impressions that Google made on us.   The highlight of the [+more]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 vs. Sony Xperia Z: The Tablet of Grace?

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This sure looks like the year of tablets, with such a wide variety already on offer. And there are so many more expected to hit the market later this year, especially once Microsoft unveils its Windows 8.1 Blue. Two of the strongest contenders in the full-sized Android tablet category are the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Sony Xperia Z tablet. But which of them towers over the other? Let’s find out. The hardware: Samsung has put in a quad-core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor and 2 GB of RAM into the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. It’s also got 16 GB of internal storage space and a microSD card slot to add another 32 GB of space. The Sony Xperia Z tablet is slightly more powerful with its quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor and 2 GB of RAM. In terms of internal storage, it’s also got 16 GB but [+more]

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The Spotlight Is On HTC One, What Would Be The Challenges Faced By Samsung Galaxy S4?

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HTC didn’t exactly have a great year in 2012, and it wasn’t just because of the massive success of Samsung’s smartphone lineup. To make matters worse, it went ahead and launched more than one flagship smartphone, letting down many of its fans and confusing other customers. But looks like the company has finally got things in order and is all set to rise up from its position with a well-planned, well-designed flagship, the HTC One. The HTC One sure is a good looking phone and boasts of even better features. But can it spell doom for the current world leader Samsung’s brand new flagship, the Galaxy S4? In terms of press coverage, we have to say, the Galaxy S4 did get its fair share of attention, and even more, well ahead of its launch. But is that enough to make it a runaway success like its predecessor? When it comes [+more]

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Why HTC One Is Being Considered The Super Hero Against Samsung Galaxy S4 And Sony Xperia Z

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When HTC finally unveiled its flagship smartphone this year, we knew the company had finally done something right and things would definitely look up for it in 2013. But if you are still unconvinced about why you could consider the HTC One as your next smartphone, here are 5 reasons that can help you make up your mind. Good looks: The first thing that caught our eye about the phone was its sleek all-aluminum body. And its curves make sure that it doesn’t just look good in your hands, it also fits in there like it belongs! Amazing screen: With the highest resolution in a smartphone screen yet, the HTC One’s 4.7-inch screen with its ppi count of 468 is the best display you can fit in the palm of your hands. The all new and improved HTC Sense 5.0 overlay: It’s not just the Android Jelly Bean experience that [+more]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus—Lift The Lids Off To Pick Your Latest Date

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0 is all set to launch in the markets soon, giving tablet consumers yet another very interesting option. So we decided to compare it against the existing Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus to see if you should stick with this buy or wait until the Galaxy Note 8.0 hits the market? The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is a successor to the popular Galaxy Tab 7.0 and is powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor. It has a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1024X60p pixels and comes with 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage, in addition to a microSD card slot. The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus runs on Android 3.2 Honeycomb which can be upgraded to Android 4.0 ICS – we find it rather obsolete now in the age of Android Jelly Bean though. The Galaxy Note 8.0 has a more powerful quad-core processor, an 8-inch [+more]

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Vs Motorola Droid Razr Vs Amazon Kindle: The Cream Of Android

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Given the plethora of devices that draws sustenance from Android it is time we do a quick take on the devices that rank high our list in terms of popularity. Samsung Galaxy S3- With the world feeding out of Samsung Galaxy S3’s hands, Android perhaps received the highest boost from the S3. No wonder it accounts for 14 per cent of the Android market in USA.  failed to give us an amazing phone but lapped up fans enough to escalate Android to the top tier of the popularity charts. The Droid atleast gained spot on some list atleast, sigh! Locking horns with smartphones is a tablet that has catapulted the popularity of Android to the top of charts. Amazon Kindle Fire helped Android grab slightly more than 3 percent of the share in the Android niche. A flood of other devices pumped with Android account for the popularity of the [+more]

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