Samsung have announced their new 1GHz mobile processor, the Samsung Hummingbird, based on the 45nm ARM Cortex A8 architecture and developed jointly with Intrinsity. The Hummingbird CPU promises not only high media and data crunching performance in mobile devices, but low power consumption and - thanks to some creative re-use of existing technology - relatively low chip prices.
The battle between Apple and Samsung rages on as the court case they're currently in the center of reveals the giant chunk of Apple's sought-after damages. For just the Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy S II devices released throughout the last few years by Samsung, Apple is seeking a bit over $1.99 billion USD. Gems such as the Samsung Captivate and the Samsung Fascinate did some heavy hitting of their own, incurring damages of $285,291,279 and $287,292,814 respective.
US Cellular has revealed its first LTE smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S Aviator, promising up to 10x the download speeds as 3G devices and a $99.99 promotional price. Pairing its 4G connectivity with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen, the Galaxy S Aviator isn't likely to deliver any hardware surprises seeing as how used to Galaxy S II variants we are, but it's quite an improvement for US Cellular customers all the same.
Samsung has revealed that its Galaxy S smartphone and Galaxy Tab 7-inch tablet will not be getting the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. The company explained that the devices could not be updated due to hardware limitations that would not be able to run the new Android platform alongside Samsung's custom TouchWiz user interface.
The ad team at Samsung have wasted no time releasing their first official video spot for what's now called the Samsung Stratosphere, this device officially detailed earlier today live from CTIA in California. What we get to see here is just about the most professional looking flipping around of the device complete with specifications galore, this making the device seem rather appeasing as a single-core device in a dual-core world. Will its added security features and the fact that it's the only keyboard-toting Super AMOLED Plus having 4G LTE device on the market set consumers to sway its way?
Verizon has announced that it has landed a new smartphone called the Samsung Stratosphere that is the first smartphone to come to the Verizon network packing Android, LTE and a sliding keyboard. The phone is aimed at the business user. The smartphone has a bunch of business connectivity services thanks to Cisco. The device has robust encryption, VPN, and MDM.
Apple has reportedly green-lighted a production trial of Apple A6 next-gen processors by TSMC, amid ongoing rumors that the Cupertino company intends to dump Samsung as a component supplier as son as it can. According to Reuters' source, whether TSMC scoops the valuable contract will be down to what chip yield it can manage: if the proportion of defect-free A6 processors produced meets with Apple's liking, the company is expected to grant a formal contract.
I've had the Samsung Exhibit 4G for a week or so now and I've actually been using it more than I thought I would. We mentioned the Exhibit 4G coming to T-Mobile back in June then I eventually got my hands on it for a little unboxing. To find out how well this nice sized mid-range phone does read on past the break.
Details of a number of new CDMA phones have leaked, including the Samsung Epic 2 and what could well be the WiMAX version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, aka the "Galaxy Within." According to This is my next's source, the Epic 2 - which will replace last year's Epic 4G - with a 4-inch display, 1.2GHz single-core Hummingbird processor and an 8-megapixel camera, as well as a slide-out QWERTY keyboard of course, will drop sometime in Q3 2011.