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Samsung officially introduced its flagship Android smartphone , the Galaxy S5 at the Mobile World Congress , Barcelona , Spain on Monday. JK time Shin , President and CEO Head of IT and Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics is proud to screen the Galaxy S5 for the first time .
Samsung Galaxy S5 has a design that is not much different than the Galaxy S4 . At the front , there are no significant differences too . There are only 2 pieces of soft buttons , coupled with a physical button .
In contrast , the back of the Samsung Galaxy S5 looks different from the previous versions and the Samsung call with the word ” modern glam ” . Engadget said that Samsung uses material ” leather -like ” to the back of the Galaxy S5 seems to be a mixture of polycarbonate material with glass fiber , similar to the Nexus 7 . Use of this material is said will make this device is not slippery when used , a significant change where previously the Samsung using a smooth plastic material which makes it slippery when held .
Google and Apple have always been in battle, as the two companies have been competing against each other in the mobile OS segment. Google’s Android OS and Apple’s iOS have been two of the most popular and successful operating systems in the mobile world. Very soon, this battle will be taken to the next level when Google introduces a number of new hardware products, most of which are expected to run on Android OS.
The report from Wall Street Journal says that Google is working on a number of new hardware products to be able to ‘match’, if not compete against the new hardware devices that Apple is expected to offer. These hardware products include Apple TV, Apple iWatch and in a way, the new Apple iPhone as well. If you are wondering how Google plans to match these products, the answer is simple – create similar products that are better in quality and effectively priced.
To give us a hint about what Google might be working on, the WSJ also gave out a list of future products as shown below
• An Android-based gaming console similar to the OUYA game console
• A wearable smart device (smartwatch) that can connects to smartphones via Bluetooth
• A new Google Nexus Q, which will be better and cheaper than the first-gen version
• A new lightweight version of Android OS
• A new smartphone from Motorola – Google X Phone (added by us, not WSJ)
If you are under the impression that Samsung Galaxy Note II is the ultimate phone + tablet then you are mistaken. With the recent development by the Samsung Group you will see more devices that have the dual capability of acting as a tablet while being a fully functional smartphone. Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Galaxy Mega 5.8 are the ultimate Smartphones that double up as a tablet due to their massive screen size. Let us find out how these two compare against each other.
Size, Build and Weight
Looking at the size both these phones are large, the screen display is the most striking feature of these Smartphones. However, Mega 6.3 is larger and thinner as against its cousin. When it comes to the physical built these phones are surprisingly made out of plastic like build, it comes handy when you need to remove the cover for changing batteries.
Even after being large in size, both the Smartphones are light in weight, thanks to the plastic finish body. You will not feel the weight while carrying it in your hand or even in your pocket.
The resolution of Mega 6.3 and 5.8 are decent if not impressive. The screen size difference is what sets them apart, the resolution is however for both the phones is same with 233 PPI. If you recall it is exactly 34 PPI lesser than the Galaxy Note II. This indicates that the display of both the phones is brilliant with display made of TFT LCD. Comparatively the Note II sports AMOLED display, this means that even after not sporting the display of Note II both the phones are still capable of displaying crisp and sharp content.
However, there are a few important data points about these devices that offer a clue as to what some of the effects will be and their potential magnitude.
First, the number of media tablets and smartphones in use is staggering. In the two years since they have become available, 55 million iPads have reached consumers’ hands. IHS iSuppli forecasts 275 million tablets worldwide (all tablets, not just iPads) will be sold by 2015. At home in America, 65 percent of the population, some 200 million, will have smartphones and/or tablets by 2015, an In-Stat study says.
Those numbers mean that whatever the ultimate impact will be of these devices on digital signs, it’s bound to be huge.
Second, these devices are changing how people like to interact with technology. Multi-touch screens, a critical component of the success of tablets and smartphones, will likely become an important component of some digital sign applications, too. After all, people by the millions are being trained by their devices on how to interact with screens.
Soon the desire to have multi-touch will shift from a want to an expectation in the minds of consumers who access information via a screen. This naturally will carry over to digital signage, particularly hybrid digital signage used in interactive kiosk applications.