After Apple iPhone 6: Apple & Samsung May Join Hands to Make A9 Chip in 2015

In a recent report surrounding Apple and Samsung, the speculations indicate towards a deal the two companies signed to manufacture A-series chips for the former’s iOS devices. The agreement will particularly cover A9 chips based on a 14-nanometer process node, opening in 2015.

However, the news follows Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) report, authenticating the deal it signed with the Cupertino Calif.-based firm to make A-series chips next year. This three-year deal is reported to cover Apple’s future A8, A9 and A9X chips.

Certain reports hint at Samsung being Apple’s primary supplier during the next year as TSMC has increased its production process.

Nevertheless, fact whether Apple’s A9 chips will be produced by TSMC or Samsung stays unclear. Considering the rivalry and competition, it looks like Apple  after the release of Apple iPhone 6 doesn’t want to stay reliant on Samsung as its component supplier.

With partnerships with both TSMC as well as Samsung, it seems Apple just wants to take advantage of whichever firm offers the best in technology.

However, with this current report, it appears like Samsung is trying to move ahead of Apple by taking the lead of producing 14-nm chips.… Read the rest

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Unleash The Potential of Your Samsung Galaxy S3: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Update On Verge

 

 

Samsung Galaxy S3 users! Wait no longer. As per the latest report, this July will make way for the updated version of the much-awaited Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean software for your S3 smartphone.

Installing this update on your S3 device, you will not only enjoy a faster processor but will also get a plethora of features introduced in the Galaxy S4 such as Smart Scroll and Smart Pause.

The updated version on the S3 will provide users with a new lockscreen, various camera features, latest S-Voice along with new voice controls.

However, wait might get a little longer for those in the U.S. as reports indicate that carriers in the country might be the last ones to slot in the update. Considering the past, Sprint has proved itself to be the fastest carrier to push Android updates on Android-powered devices.

Nevertheless, for those who can’t wait for the official version to hit the market, there’s also a leaked version of the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update that you can carry on your Galaxy S3 devices.

So what are you waiting for? The official version or the leaked firmware update?

 

 

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Google Nexus 5 Vs Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Apple iPhone 5: Reasons to But Google Nexus 5

 

As per the latest speculation going around in the rumor mill, Google is in plans to unveil its upcoming Nexus 5 in October, almost a year after Nexus 4. Apparently, Google is also planning to unveil the forthcoming Android 5.0 software.
Interestingly, Google Play Store has stopped the sale of white version of the Nexus 4, where it’s listed as “no longer available for sale”.
As per speculations, the Nexus 5 will hold a 5-inch full-HD (1920 x 1080) display with pixel density of 440ppi. Expected to sport NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, the smartphone will house 2GB of RAM with 8/16GB of internal storage. Along with a 13-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with LED flash, the Nexus 5 will sport a 3-megapixel camera at the front.
Other rumoured specs include Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 with 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of internal memory choices.
The Nexus 5 might also house a 3300mAh Li-polymer battery.
The smartphone will make a good buy considering all its high-end specifications and features. It’s hoped to roll out in direct competition with Samsung Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5. Running Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, the Nexus 5 will make a good buy.… Read the rest

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Microsoft Windows 8.1 Official: The Near Final Version is Out to Bask In Glory

By August end, Microsoft is planning to take out a ‘near final’ RTM version of Windows 8.1 for its PC and tablet partners.

The news was announced at the firm’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Houston, Texas by Tami Reller, Windows CMO and CFO, Microsoft.

As per reported in Windows blog, Reller announced that “Windows 8.1 RTM will be available for OEM partners in late August”. She also disclosed that some of the Windows-powered devices will be shipped in the holiday season with this updated Windows 8.1 software.

However, Reller didn’t spill the beans on as to when consumers will get hold of the updated software. Considering Microsoft’s previous track record, we should expect the software to reach consumers by October.

At WPC, Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft said, “Windows has always been more a device than a piece of software; it defined a class of device called the PC”.

This year, on June 26th, Microsoft took out an open preview of Windows 8.1 to let users take a trial of the software before it went official. Earlier, Microsoft disclosed making Windows 8.1 available to all Windows 8 and Windows RT users, giving them a free upgrade.

With Windows 8.1, Microsoft is expected to fix the dents caused by Windows 8. This updated version is also expected to hold the Start button.

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Apple iPhone 5S: To Steal The ‘S’ Mark From The Bestseller Phone Samsung Galaxy S4?

A new day, a new rumor. As per the latest breeze in Apple’s den, the firm’s upcoming iPhone5S will roll out with the same design as its predecessor but will reportedly hold a ‘S’ mark.

Expected to launch two new smartphones in September, the web is crammed with anticipated specifications and images of Apple’s iPhone 5S and low-cost iPhone.

The speculations hint towards a built-in fingerprint scanner in the devices. Apple likes to surprise its users with new features and innovation. The iPhone 5S is expected to roll out with a twist in design. Anticipated to hold a 13-megapixel camera, Apple, we hear might include a dual-LED flash and LTE-Advanced, a 4G LTE radio.

Considering the leaked mages, the iPhone 5S will carry an aluminum frame with a 4-inch 326ppi (pixels per inch) 1,136 x 640 Retina Display.

Apple might include an updated processor in its forthcoming device, launching it as the first iOS device with 2GB or RAM.

Coming down to the low-cost iPhone or budget-iPhone, the device will be brightly covered and might hold a polycarbonate body. Expected to be shipped in five colors including pink, yellow, white, blue and green, the low-cost iPhone might hold black bezels at the front.

With the same 4-inch screen size as the iPhone 5, this device is also anticipated to hold a Retina Display.

Users can bag the 16GB model of low-cost iPhone for $349, the 32GB for $449 and the 64GB model for $549.… Read the rest

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The Sinfully Delicious Trailer of Grand Theft Auto 5: Comes Yet Again To Bring You At The Edge of Your Seat

For those obsessing in the world of gaming, the Grand Theft Auto games have always been exciting and thrilling. Engaging players in their world of sandbox, Rockstar Games is all set to release the Grand Theft Auto V games, with as said by Chris Baker, “surprising narrative richness”.

With a thrill of crime and chase, the edition comes five years after its predecessor.

The gaming company has also taken out a five-minute trailer for the Grand Theft Auto, which shows the game to be bigger and involving.

With bright and clear graphics, the Grand Theft Auto V plunges players into the world of country side with intact wilderness, beaches and backwoods, the inspiring and the absurd.

Based around three protagonists, the game allows users to switch players at will. It includes Michael, the bank robber-cum-family man; Franklin, the street-smart hustler; and Trevor, who looks like a very angry person.

Players can plan, execute and staff the move in standard GTA style, while these three indulge in a series of heists.

Commit any crime and you won’t be arrested. Yes that can only be done in this thrilling game. Players can travel around the streets in luxury, trouble innocent citizens or cause any kind of chaos in Southern California.

Slated for a September 17th release, the Grant Theft Auto V will arrive on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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A Welcome Attempt for The Next Version? Nexus 7 Put Up At Huge Discounts At Staples!

Available in a limited period offer until July 13th, Staples has displayed the 16GB and 32GB variants of the Nexus 7 at a discounted rate of $179 and $199.

Sporting a 7-inch screen, the Nexus 7 holds 1280 x 800 pixel resolution with 216 pixels per inch (ppi). Holding 1GB of RAM, the device packs a 1.3GHz quad-core processor. With Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, the tablet runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

The discounts seem to be an attempt to make way for the arrival of the second-generation Google Nexus 7 tablet.

The current Nexus 7 was announced in June 2012 and released in July. A year later, Staples is hoping to clear out the stock in anticipation of the next version.

However, the move might be an attempt by Staples to attract more customers. Nevertheless, the discounts are attractive, considering the cost of devices at Google Play Store that’s $199.99 for 16GB and $249.99 for 32GB.

The deal is also open at Staples online store. Interestingly for those who got a Discover card, Staples is offering further 5 percent off at the devices due to its ShopDiscover service.… Read the rest

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Apple Turf: Design of Llow-Cost iPhone5S- An All Time High Expectation

Speculations and expectations are always high when Apple plans to launch new additions and this time techie world is full of leaks, reports and images about the low-cost iPhone along with the iPhone 5S and iOS 7.

Numerous reports have been doing rounds about the low-cost iPhone and Apple’s focus on mid-range smartphone market.  The multiple colors of the iPhone with their alluring price tag would force consumers to consider the same over similarly priced Android smartphones.

According to a new report, the new iPhone is made up of plastic with a polycarbonate material for its case similar to the casing of Nokia’s Lumia smartphones. It will sport a 4-inch display with no confirmation of Retina Display. The design of the same is expected to be similar to the original iPod where a second microphone has been added to the device and is right next to the headphone port. The speakers with 4 circular holes have been redesigned to resemble the new cellular signals of iOS 7.

The video from the report shows the budget iPhone but with an announcement of budget Android smartphone using the same exact design of the budget iPhone. So, should we take this report seriously or wait for September to see it ourselves.

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Microsoft Surface RT Vs Asus Transformer Pad Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8: In Pursuit of Memory Expansion

There are so many innovative tablets in the market, but the dust still has to settle. While top players such as iPad or Nexus offer the best innovation, what they lack is the addition of a memory card slot with expandable storage.

To enjoy the best user experience, we have listed down some of the top tablets on the shelves, designed with memory card slots.

Microsoft Surface RT

Sitting at 10.6-inch, the Surface RT is designed to hold a microSD card up to 64GB.
The USB port of this tab can also be used as an external storage option using a flash drive.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700

Running Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean update, the 10-inch TF700 tab rolls out with 1,920 x 1,200-pixel screen resolution, holding a microSD expansion slot that supports up to 64GB.

Barnes & Noble Nook HD+

Costing $149, the Nook HD+ tab houses a microSD expansion slot that supports up to 64GB. Thin and light, this tab holds access to Google Play and all applications and services handy at the store.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z

With a microSD card that supports memory up to 64GB, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z rolls out with a sharp 1,920 x 1,200-pixel resolution 10-inch screen.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

With a S Pen and a microSD card slot that stores up to 64GB of data, this tab also holds 50GB of free space on Dropbox.… Read the rest

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Devices of Superlatives: Apple iPhone 6 Vs. Nokia’s Lumia 1020

With focus on looks, rising camera resolution, innovative features and specifications, it’s no doubt that both Apple’s iPhone 6 and Nokia’s Lumia 1020 are going to be high-cost devices. A look at what all these smartphones will offer. The answer: just about everything. Read on to explore more.

Expected to hold a bigger screen, speculations surrounding Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 indicate towards 4.7 and 5.7-inch variants. Some reports claim the smartphone to hold an ultra-sensitive transparent touchscreen. With a 13-megapixel camera, the iPhone 6 will brag Apple next improved and fast quad-core A7 processor and iOS 7. Hoping for a June 2014 release, multiple rumors say Apple is working on a blend of metal and plastic body for the iPhone 6. With 1080p Full HD resolution, the smartphone will brag a better 4G LTE network along with 802.11ac Wi-Fi and wireless charging feature.

Now let’s go on to the next in line, Nokia Limits 1020. Expected to roll out on July 11th this year, this device is speculated to sport a huge 41-megapixel camera. We also hear of a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor running the device. This Windows 8 Phone might carry a 4.5-inch display with 720p resolution. Probably being waterproof, the device will hold a 2000mAh battery with either a metal or polycarbonate body. That still stays unclear.

However, plans, specifications and features of both the giants for their devices will be revealed soon as these high-cost smartphones hit the market.… Read the rest

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