‘Phone News’ Archives
Samsung is scheduled to officially unveil the Galaxy S4 in a special event in New York on the 14th of March, which is a mere two days from now. This, however, hasn’t stopped the leaks from circulating in the internet. A new leaked photo shows the upcoming flagship looking strikingly similar to the Galaxy Note 2.
The leaked photos come from Chinese site, 52Samsung. It shows the GT-I9502, which is said to be the S4. The photo shows a casing that looks similar to the Galaxy Note 2, but this mean that the S4 will look like this once launched?
This is likely to be a dummy casing. Dummy casings are used by manufacturers to hide the original looks of devices, which are yet to be launched.
There’s no way of knowing for sure if this is how the Galaxy S4 will look like or not. However, we are sure you’re not going to have to wait very long to find out for sure. After all, you’ll only have to wait for two days before Samsung lifts the lid on their hotly anticipated new flagship.
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It seems Apple is planning to integrate a music streaming service from Beats into the iPhone 5S, if a report is to be believed.
The report comes to us via Reuters. According to the news site, “Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook met with Beats CEO Jimmy Iovine during a visit to Los Angeles in late February to find out more about Beats’ “Project Daisy”, a music subscription service the company announced in January but with scant detail, the sources said.
“Apple’s Internet products chief Eddy Cue, a key player in setting up its iTunes Music Store, also joined the meeting, at which Cook expressed interest in Daisy’s business model and its rollout plans, although the two did not discuss specifics of a deal, the sources said.
“The meeting between Cook and Iovine, who is also chairman of music company Interscope-Geffen-A&M, was “informational” and covered a broad range of music-related topics, the sources said.”
Of course, when Apple was asked about the rumoured new service for the next version of the iPhone, it “declined to comment”.
So why is Beats suddenly so interested in partnering up with Apple? According to the report, “The music recording industry has languished through more than a decade of declining revenues and sputtering growth. Industry sources say many of the largest companies are beginning to warm to the idea of collecting fees on music streamed over the Internet, as the use of smartphones and tablets explodes around the world.
“It remains a nascent market, dwarfed by music sales via outlets such as iTunes, but one that is attracting investment.
“The meeting between Apple and Iovine was set up in January, immediately after Beats announced Daisy without explaining the upcoming project’s business model or how it plans to differentiate itself from existing services such as Spotify and Pandora, one of the sources said.”
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According to a site’s source, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will sport eye-scrolling tech.
The report comes from The New York Times. It reports, “A person who has tried the phone, called the Galaxy S IV, described one feature as particularly new and exciting: Eye scrolling.
“The phone will track a user’s eyes to determine where to scroll, said a Samsung employee who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the news media. For example, when users read articles and their eyes reach the bottom of the page, the software will automatically scroll down to reveal the next paragraphs of text.
“The source would not explain what technology was being used to track eye movements, nor did he say whether the feature would be demonstrated at the Galaxy S IV press conference, which will be held in New York on March 14. The Samsung employee said that over all, the software features of the new phone outweighed the importance of the hardware.”
This does line up with the Korean tech giant’s previous activities. The site reports, “Samsung in January filed for a trademark in Europe for the name “Eye Scroll” (No. 011510674). It filed for the “Samsung Eye Scroll” trademark in the United States in February, where it described the service as “Computer application software having a feature of sensing eye movements and scrolling displays of mobile devices, namely, mobile phones, smartphones and tablet computers according to eye movements; digital cameras; mobile telephones; smartphones; tablet computers.”
“Samsung has also filed for the trademark “Eye Pause,” without describing what the feature does.”
Of course, since Samsung is yet to reveal details about its next flagship, take this information with a pinch of salt.
Samsung is expected to officially lift the lid on the Galaxy S4 on the 14th of March, which is next week. We’ll know by then if the rumour is true.
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