Samsung Electronics is planning to pack a 20-megapixel camera into a smartphone next year, according to ET News. ET News has not always been a reliable source for Samsung leaks so don’t get too excited if you’re a Samsung-maniac. However, Samsung seems to be inching closer towards devices with a high number of megapixels. The Galaxy S5 is rumored to be getting a 16-megapixel camera. Nokia certain raised the bar with the Lumia 1020 by placing a 41 megapixel camera into the smartphone.
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Intel has stopped developing their own Web TV service and they are looking for a buyer. Intel wants to sell the service for around $500 million, according to Bloomberg. Intel is looking to end the sale by the end of the year.
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Samsung Electronics has announced a new large-screen smartphone called the Galaxy Grand 2. The Grand 2 has a 5.25-inch HD display, 1280 x 720 resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio, 1.2GHz processor, 1.5GB RAM, 2600mAh battery, and 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. The internal storage in the Grand 2 is 8GB, but it can be expanded to 64GB of space. The Grand 2 has a multi-window feature so that you can review more than one app at the same time. This means that you can keep playing a game while texting a friend. The Grand 2 comes shipped with Android 4.3 and will be available in white, black, and pink.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega is already available on AT&T, US Cellular, and Sprint, but now it is coming to MetroPCS on November 25th. The Galaxy Mega has a 6.3-inch HD display with a 1.7GHz dual-core processor. It also has an 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.9 megapixel front camera, a 3200mAh battery, and 4G LTE radios. MetroPCS runs on T-Mobile’s networks as the two companies merged earlier this year. The Galaxy Mega can be purchased for $349.99 after a promotional $100 instant rebate and $50 mail-in rebate during the holiday season.
On Thursday, a federal jury ordered that Samsung owes Apple another $290 million for infringing on patents, according to several reports from the court-room. This decision was part of a partial retrial from last year’s lawsuit between Samsung and Apple.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch has hit 800,000 in sales as confirmed by the company. This number is much higher than what Business Korea reported. Business Korea claimed that sales of the Samsung Galaxy Gear was only 50,000. “It’s the most sold wearable watch available in the market place…and we plan to expand its availability by expanding mobile devices that work with the Gear,” stated Samsung.
Samsung Electronics is reportedly working on a phone that has a curved OLED screen which could wrap around the three sides of the device. Now there is a patent that backs up that claim and shows how it would work. The patent was filed in May and is public now. The patent would have operating functions of a portable terminal having a bended display. The bended display would run through a series of software applications, which uses a screen that is on the edges of the phone. Below is are a few examples of how it works:
Apple’s head of marketing Phil Schiller said in a court that the iPhone was the “bet the company product.” If the iPhone did not work out, Apple would have some serious problems. Schiller was at the damages retrial against Samsung and said that Apple gambled everything on the iPhone. He said that “almost everyone” at Apple is now working on the iPhone in some capacity.
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