Apple iPad 5 And iPad Mini 2 Could Lead over The Galaxy Note 8.0 And Kindle Fire by 82%

Even though 2012 wasn’t exactly a great year for Apple, some analysts still feel that the company could continue to maintain its stronghold in the tablet market with the upcoming iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini turned out to be a huge success when it launched, despite it coming with a lower resolution screen and a higher price tag than many of its competitors’ products.

Even stiff competition from the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire don’t stand a chance against Apple’s upcoming tablets. So yes, it may take a little while longer for Google’s Android OS to take over the world of tablets.

According to Chitika, a research firm, in March 2013, 81.9 percent of all web usage from tablets in Canada came from Apple tablets. This figure is 1.4 percent times more than the numbers for February. During the same period, the web traffic coming from Kindle Fire reduced from 8 percent to 7.1 percent, while the Samsung’s Galaxy tablets accounted for just 4.3 percent of the share.

But just because there’s more web traffic coming from Apple tablets, does this mean it’s selling better than other devices? That’s not necessarily true, as the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is expected to be a bestseller upon its launch. There’s also going to be tough competition in the form of the Sony Xperia Z tablet. It just means that Apple tablet users are more engaged on their devices.

We’re not quite sure when Apple would reveal the next generation iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2, or what the future holds for them, but we do know that it will take a lot of effort in 2013 for Apple if it wants to hold on to its top spot in the tablet domain.

Even though 2012 wasn’t exactly a great year for Apple, some analysts still feel that the company could continue to maintain its stronghold in the tablet market with the upcoming iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini turned out to be a huge success when it launched, despite it coming with a lower resolution screen and a higher price tag than many of its competitors’ products.

Even stiff competition from the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire don’t stand a chance against Apple’s upcoming tablets. So yes, it may take a little while longer for Google’s Android OS to take over the world of tablets.

According to Chitika, a research firm, in March 2013, 81.9 percent of all web usage from tablets in Canada came from Apple tablets. This figure is 1.4 percent times more than the numbers for February. During the same period, the web traffic coming from Kindle Fire reduced from 8 percent to 7.1 percent, while the Samsung’s Galaxy tablets accounted for just 4.3 percent of the share.

But just because there’s more web traffic coming from Apple tablets, does this mean it’s selling better than other devices? That’s not necessarily true, as the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is expected to be a bestseller upon its launch. There’s also going to be tough competition in the form of the Sony Xperia Z tablet. It just means that Apple tablet users are more engaged on their devices.

We’re not quite sure when Apple would reveal the next generation iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2, or what the future holds for them, but we do know that it will take a lot of effort in 2013 for Apple if it wants to hold on to its top spot in the tablet domain.… Read the rest

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Now, Samsung Galaxy S3 Gets Premium Suite Upgrade for Multiple Apps

Samsung on Friday launched its “Premium Suite Upgrade“ for Samsung Galaxy S3. The update has been carried out to add the Mutil-Window feature to S3. This feature has already caught on since the time the Korean technology Giant has enabled it in Galaxy Note 2. The most exciting thing about this arresting feature is that it lets you run two apps simultaneously.

The feature lets you create a picture like an artist and the play around with the moods of the picture whenever you want!

Also it lets you capture fascinating pictures even in dark, courtesy its Low-Light Shot function. Equipped with Best Face aspect you can take 5 consecutive pictures so you choose the best one for your album.

The Easy-Mode makes life easy for those who are too lazy to search for apps. Just create a widget of your app and you are good to go. The Sound Balance component lets you balance the volume each side of earphones.

With this you would be able to access the menu right away the screen, without going searching for it. The Suite also comes loaded with Camera Easy Snap feature which is a delight for photography addicts. This lets you detect faces on the camera preview with its ‘talk back’ and ‘face detection’ ability.… Read the rest

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SAMSUNG S3 for Rs. 38000 …My Latest Crush…

I hate losing an argument, specially to my husband. Though he is a sensible man who is capable of exercising budgetary restraint (and vehemently preaches the same specially when I go jewellery shopping with his credit card), however when it comes to gadgets there are times when he is downright irrational!! Our most recent pother was during evening tea when he started hinting about buying yet another smartphone.  After a half an hour’s parley he convinced me that our smart phones were not smart enough. A smartphone should be much more than just a 5 megapixel camera coupled to the plethora of applications which we seldom use, it should be coherent to our lifestyles and an extension of our personality.  And if you are wondering what phones we use, it wouldn’t be fair to divulge any details, especially the name because all said and done, they’ve served us well and we did love them at some point of time!

But they say that change is inevitable, we decided to hunt for a phone that would make our frenzied lives easier, a phone which was faster, smarter, capable of replacing our laptops and most importantly ergonomic.

After much looking around we stumbled upon a phone which seemed custom made for our requirements and my husband instantly named it – the King of Kings, the phone was Samsung Galaxy S3. There are no two ways about it that the latest offering from Samsung absolutely blew my mind too. So, without further ado let’s take a look at one of the best offering from Samsung’s arsenal this season:

Samsung Galaxy S3 is unbelievably smooth thanks to its 1.4GHz Exyno 4, quad-core which lets you slide through its interface seamlessly. The mighty quad core processor makes multi tasking a breeze so much so that you can play a video while messaging or editing a document simultaneously. The trump card of S3 is its 8 megapixel camera cum video recorder, so the  next time you come back from that exotic vacation, not only do you have HD photos but also the full length 1080p HD videos to re- live the experience.

Samsung understands that smart phone users are looking for a comfort level that goes beyond the features and applications which is exactly why the S3 comes with a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED screen (1,280×720 pixels) imparting sheer brilliance to the display and touch and feel of the phone an absolute delight.

The S3 will be launched in two colors -marble white and pebble blue. For me, both the colors work really well as they are neutral yet luxurious. The white version is shiny plastic with  silver enunciations adding  a premium touch to it on the other hand the “pebble blue” color is a clear winner owing to its gray overtones and brushed finish.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 also has a 1.9 megapixel front- facing camera which by the way is the best in its class till date and enhances the video chatting experience like never before.

Like any other Andriod, the S3 comes stuffed with applications but the app which absolutely floored me was the S Voice, Samsung’s answer to Siri. It works as promised, doing things like fetching the maps, weather forecasts, making calls, controls volume and so on…

So basically the Samsung Galaxy S3 is smart phones which actually got SMARTER and I for one am sold . But it still doesn’t change the fact that I hate losing arguments to my husband.

 

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The Top 6 Smartphones Which Will Give Samsung Galaxy Note II A Run For Its Money

 

 

A look at the primary features of the iPhone 5, HTC One X, Nokia Lumia 920, Samsung S3, LG 4X HD and Motorola Driod Razor

Looks, Processing, What Else has the iPhone 5 Got?

  • The iPhone 5 has a faster A6 processor that’s roughly 160 points faster than the dual-core SGS3. However, the quad-core SGS3 processor is about 10 times faster than the iPhone.
  • It has a 4-inch retina display that gives a larger and clearer canvas at 326 pixels per inch. The new iPhone gives 44% better color saturation than its previous version.
  • iPhone 5 uses the LTE wireless technology that’s optimized for better battery life and designed for ultrafast connectivity in a thin profile.
  • iPhone 5 supports more networks all over the world, including advanced networks such as HSPA, HSPA+, and DC-HSDPA.
  • With the A6 processor, the iPhone 5offers faster CPU performance, which enhances your experience with apps, internet surfing and emailing.

 

Size: 4.87 inches (H) X 2.31 inches (W) X 0.30 inch (D)

Weight: 3.95 ounces

Bottomline: If you want a phone that has everything right, albeit not the best, pick the iPhone 5

Also see the in depth comparison here: http://techthirsty.com/2012/09/29/samsung-galaxy-note-2-vs-apple-iphone-5-vs-nokia-lumia-920-the-game-of-thrones/

 

Yes, futuristic in design. But is the HTC One X any good?

  • The HTC One X comes loaded with the Android 4.0.4 and Sense 4.1.
  • Has a massive 4.7-inch screen with a 720p HD display.
  • The look is completed with its 8.9mm thick chassis.
  • Offers 4G LTE data speeds for better downloads and the Super IPS LCD 2 technology makes viewing more fun.
  • Comes with a powerful camera.

Size: 5.3 inches tall X 2.75 inches wide X 0.36 inch thick

Weight: 4.6-ounce

Bottomline: If you’re looking for a smartphone with fabulous features at good price, HTC One X should be your choice.

 

 

Brighter Colors, Faster Processing. Is the Nokia Lumia 920 Worth It?

  • The design of Nokia Lumia 920 is its highlight with the iconic unibody polycarbonate shell and exciting colors.
  • It’s a Windows Phone 8 with PureView camera.
  • It has PureMotion HD+ display. This means it has a 4.5-inch HD (1280 x 768) IPS display of ‘Retina-grade’ with a 332ppi.
  • It has the Qi wireless charging standard
  • With Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 SoC, it has a speedy 1.5GHZ dual-core CPU and faster Adreno 225 graphics chip.

Size:  130.3 mm (H) X 70.8 mm (W) X 10.7 mm (T)

Weight: 185 g

Bottomline: Multitasking and managing apps is easy with Nokia Lumia 920 that’s powered by Windows 8.

Nokia Lumia 920 price revealed: http://techthirsty.com/2012/09/29/get-ready-to-break-your-banknokia-lumia-920-priced-at-rs-40000-in-india/

 

How does the Samsung S3 fair against the iPhone 5?

 

  • If you want are looking for a phone that gives you a larger screen, the Samsung Galaxy S3 should be your choice.
  • The Galaxy S3 comes as a dual-core device in the United States and as quad-core outside of the US.
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 comes fully loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
  • It has 4G LTE/HSPA+ 42 capability and a zippy dual-core processor.
  • The phones comes with a strong 8-megapixel camera.
  • It also comes with the S Beam software enhancement for file sharing.

Size: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm

Weight: 133 g

Bottomline: This phone can be charged without the need for a cable and its near-field communication support allows wireless transactions like payments.

 

 

Buy the LG Optimus 4X HD for its hi-tech features

  • This is LG’s first quad-core smartphone.
  • It has a large 4.7-inch IPS LCD display that’s rectangular in shape.
  • The earpiece of the phone has a 1.3MP front-facing camera that makes video chatting easy.
  • The textured rear of the phone has an 8MP camera with LED flash.
  • It has the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz.
  • It has 1GB of RAM and 16GB built-in storage that’s expandable up to 32GB with a microSD card.

Size: 132.4 x 68.1 x 8.9 mm

Weight: 133 g

Bottomline: Apart from its removable battery and microSD card, the LG Optimus 4X HD offers high-definition video experience.

 

 

What to expect from revival of the Motorola driod razor?

 

  • The Razr is back as an Android phone with 4G LTE
  • It has a large large qHD screen with 4.7 inch Super AMOLED HD display
  • The new Razr has a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
  • Said to be fitted with a 2540 mAh battery
  • Has the a Snapdragon S4 dual core processor and the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS
  • Uses the Motorola interface

Size: 130.7 x 68.9 x 7.1 mm

Weight: 127 g

Bottomline:  If you want a thin phone with better battery life, go with a Droid Razr Maxx.

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iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. HTC One X:The Flagship Derby

This is as big as it can get, at least as of today. After Apple’s recent announcement of the latest iPhone 5, the tech world is abuzz with comparisons and analysis of how this new iPhone would compare with two of the other heavyweight mobile phones launched a while back – the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the HTC One X. We bring you an in-depth look into what’s on the inside of these phones so that you can pick the phone that’s right for you.

Operating System: The very first in the list of comparison would of course be the operating system – while the Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X both come with Android 4.0, the iPhone 5 would have the latest iOS 6 installed in it. Samsung has already announced an upgrade to Android 4.1 or Jelly Bean in the near future, while we are yet to hear from HTC on this one.

Find more about Samsung S3 here:http://techthirsty.com/2012/07/21/samsung-s3-for-rs-38000-my-latest-crush/

Dimensions: This is where it starts to get more interesting. In this category, Samsung Galaxy S3 is the definite winner, boasting of a 4.8 inch large AMOLED screen, while the HTC One X comes a close second with a 4.7 inch screen. What’s disappointing about the iPhone 5 is that it will feature only a 4 inch screen, even though its resolution is much better than the other two contenders and also has Retina technology.

Tech Specs: All these phones spew a ton of power for sure. Samsung has put in a 1.4 GHz quad core processor in the S3, the One X has a 1.5 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core processor, and the iPhone 5 will have a brand new A6 processor based on dual core ARM Cortex A-15 architecture and is expected to be at least twice as better as the A5.

Camera: With better technology, we are getting increasingly dependent on our smartphones for our camera needs. And this is one area where all these 3 models have common ground – an 8MP rear camera. While the iPhone 5 features a smaller iSight camera in the front, the S3 is equipped with a 1.9MP front-facing camera, and the One X has a corresponding 1.3MP camera that can be used while making video calls or clicking self shots.

The Galaxy S3 and One X have been around in the market for some time now, and so have already got a jumpstart over the iPhone 5, which is expected to start shipping by September 21st. Let’s see if Apple can change the balance and sway more customers towards itself like the previous models have managed to do in the past.

Also see the comparison between iPhone5 and Nokia Lumia 923: http://techthirsty.com/2012/09/14/iphone5-vs-nokia-lumia-920-i-am-in-a-fix/Read the rest

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