Posts Tagged ‘Galaxy Nexus’
It’s official. The Samsung Galaxy S Advance will be coming to Europe in February. Sadly, we haven’t heard of the official UK release date, but we’re sure Samsung will be announcing its arrival in the UK soon.
Until Samsung gives word on the handset’s UK release date, here are the phone’s official specs. The Advance sports a 4 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Like the original Galaxy S, it comes with a 5 megapixel camera. It also comes with a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera. Sadly, the phone will ship running Gingerbread instead of Ice Cream Sandwich on the Galaxy Nexus.
Unlike the original Galaxy S, the Galaxy S Advance packs a 1 GHz dual-core processor coupled with 768 MB of RAM under the hood. It can support a 32 GB microSD card. It will be available in an 8 GB and 16 GB version.
The Galaxy S Advance look like the Galaxy S2’s little brother. It’s 123.2 mm in height, 63 mm in length, and 9.69 mm slim, compared to the 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm Galaxy S2. However, it sports a curved design like the Galaxy Nexus.
Interested in the Samsung Galaxy S Advance? We’ll keep you posted once we know more.
Apple filing lawsuits left and right against Samsung is not new. It has filed lawsuits against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and other products in both Germany and Australia. This time, it is now attacking the Galaxy Nexus, claiming patent infringement.
The Cupertino firm’s legal team has again filed this lawsuit in Germany. The patent Apple claims the Galaxy Nexus, running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), is the iOS slide to unlock functionality, which has been awarded to Apple last year. Apple filed for this patent back in 2009.
In the past, Apple did not directly attack Google’s Android. However, since the smartphone is the first to run Ice Cream Sandwich and is one of the flagships of the Korean tech giant, it seems Apple is out to get both software and hardware maker.
Speaking to AllThingsD, patent expert, Florian Mueller, said, “Judging by the first three weeks of 2012, Apple’s intellectual property assertions against Android continue to escalate.
“Samsung appears to be no less determined to fight. Apple’s supplemental infringement contentions targeting the Android 4.0 lead device are an unequivocal signal to Google that Apple doesn’t shy away from a frontal assault.”
Various reports claimed that the patent war between Apple and its competitors is about to get ugly this 2012. With this latest lawsuit filed by Apple, we might just see “thermo-nuclear war”.
What are the advantages the Samsung Galaxy S2 have over the Galaxy Nexus? First of all, the S2 doesn’t have the volume bug, which Google plans to fix by next week. Furthermore, it has Flash support, which the new Android flagship still lacks. Thankfully, this will no longer be the case. Adobe has just announced that a Flash and Air update will be rolling out to the smartphone by December.
Adobe’s Senior Director of Product Management, Greg DeMichillie, said on the Adobe Team Blog, “Devices and software updates from our partners which introduce new technologies are being developed on varied schedules that are different from our own, which means that the Adobe runtimes may not always be optimized or supported on devices until a subsequent release. We will provide a minor update to the runtimes to support the Galaxy Nexus in December.”
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus didn’t fail to impress. It offered a number of new features and sported an eye-catching new interface. However, these positive first impressions were short lived whenever you tried to stream videos. The lack of Flash support rendered video streaming useless. This is all about to change this December. However, when exactly in December is anyone’s guess.
Can’t wait to get Flash support on your brand new Samsung Galaxy Nexus? We’ll keep you posted once we hear more.