Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Main features unveiled


A few hours after the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (scheduled for Wednesday), the alleged main features of the terminal may have been revealed.

The Webzine, GottaBeMobile, in fact, published a sort of sheet leaked that, whilst there is no guarantee of reliability, would seem to be rather unlikely.

According to this document, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 should boast a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) and aspect ratio of 16:9, a quad-core Exynos 4412 1.4 GHz and 16/32GB integrated.

Among other features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 should not miss an 8-megapixel camera, support for 3G or LTE (depending on variant) and Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.

No surprise, in essence, than the rumors for several weeks now continue to occur unabated in the network.



Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 vs Nexus 7: Speed Comparison


The main rival of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is definitely the iPad 3, a device that dominates the length and breadth of the tablet market. But the new terminal of the Korean manufacturer has some formidable opponents even in the same world of Android.

One of these is the Nexus 7, a device with different dimensions and technical characteristics, but costing much less. It has the potential to become the best selling Android tablet of all time.

Both animated by a quad-core processor (Samsung Exynos for GALAXY Note 10.1 and NVIDIA Tegra 3 for the Nexus 7), the two tablets differ in display (10.1 inches for the GALAXY Note, 7 inches for the Nexus 7), amount of RAM (2GB for GALAXY Note, 1GB for the Nexus 7) and version of Android (Ice Cream Sandwich for the Galaxy Note, Jelly Bean for the Nexus 7). The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 also boasts the user interface developed by the Korean manufacturer and the method of S Pen interaction.

Two devices, therefore, is dedicated to different types of users, but both able to guarantee performance of the foreground.



Sony Xperia Acro S Debuts in Russia for 600 Euros


Already available in some Asian markets since the beginning of August, the Sony Xperia Acro S begins to approach the European continent.

The new smartphone of the Japanese manufacturer, in fact, is getting ready to debut in Europe and makes a first appearance in Russia, where it is already available in both white and black at an online retailer at a price of 23,990 rubles (equivalent to 600 euros ).

Based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Sony Xperia Acro S is characterized by a body resistant to dust and water, a 4.3-inch display with HD resolution, a 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in memory and a camera with 12 megapixels.

We are waiting for official news from the Japanese manufacturer regarding date availability and price of the Sony Xperia Acro S in Italy, which will probably be announced in the IFA 2012 in Berlin, which will kick off in a few days.




Ergo GoNote: A Netbook Touchscreen Based on Android


Ergo Electronics has developed the GoNote, a new hybrid netbook is designed for educational purposes or for students. This Android-based netbook will be available in the UK in September at a price of around 188 euros each.

Besides being executed in the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, the Ergo GoNote has a resistive touch screen of 10 inches with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and support 2 point multitouch. Its heart is an ARM Cortex-A8 single core Rockchip RK2918 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory expandable via MicroSD cards.

In terms of connectivity, there is Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Ethernet LAN, four USB 2.0 ports, Mini HDMI, microphone and headphone jacks.

It has a 0.3 megapixel camera, a copy of Kingsoft Office (compatible with Microsoft Office documents), and of course, full access to the Google Play store.

Its battery allows up to 6 hours of surfing the internet with Wi-Fi connectivity.



The Archos GEN10 XS Comes with Keyboard and Android 4.0


Archos has introduced its new line of tablets GEN10 XS . The line consists of three thin Android tablets, all running on a version of Android 4.0. The GEN10 SX line devices will look a book factor integrating a keyboard that also serves as a deck, dock, and walk to the tablet.

The new line includes models Archos 101 XS, 97 XS and 80 XS . The XS 101 will sport a 10.1-inch screen, 97 XS will have a 9.7 inch screen, and 80 XS integrate an 8-inch screen. All three tablets will have a multi-core processor at 1.5GHz and 1GB of RAM.

The 101 XS come with an OMAP 4470 CPU with PowerVR SGX544 GPU. Its 10.1-inch screen offers a resolution of 1280 × 800, and will have 16 GB of internal memory. It has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and memory will be expandable to 64 GB with microSD card. Connection options will also sport USB and Micro HDMI Mini.

A key feature of the new line will be the new keyboard attached to Archos. The protective cover of 1 cm thick secured with magnets ensures proper alignment when connected. The Coverboard also integrates a magnetic base that provides position angles for the team.

Archos also announced a line of accessories designed for the XS series GEN10. These include a speaker dock, a docking station with USB and audio ports, and a number of bags in a variety of colors.

The GEN10 XS series will be sold with a full version of OfficeSuite Pro 6, priced at 12 euros, inclusive. The Archos 101 XS would be launched in mid-September at a price of about 320 euros . Models 80 and 97 XS XS will be launched in late 2012.


LG Optimus L7 and LG Optimus 3D MAX: Available New Software Update


The team of Italy LG announced the availability of a new software update for two of its latest smartphone, the Optimus 3D MAX and  Optimus L7.

As for the LG Optimus 3D MAX, the update brings the firmware to version V10e and among the new features that are introduced reported the improvement in the management of the flash of the camera module and the feature QuickMemo, already available on other smartphones.

Passing the LG Optimus L7, the update brings the firmware to version V10h. Among the new features are reported the patch for temperature control is a better management of MicroSD, elimination of pop warning to activate WiFi and implementation of Google security patches.

Both updates can be downloaded and installed both via PC (using the appropriate software) or via OTA (directly from your smartphone, following the path Settings – About phone – Software Update – Check for Updates).

The team at LG recommend that you reset the phone after installing the new software ( Menu – Settings – Privacy – Factory data reset ).



New Coolpix Would Run on Android



Images of the next Android Nikon camera running on have appeared. According to rumors, it appears that there will be two different versions of the camera at the time of its release.

According to the photos, it would be offered in two different Coolpix models. One with a 12x optical zoom, while the other would have a 3x optical zoom only. The two models also seem to have different opening sizes and focal lengths.

The images show a 3.5-inch OLED screen , and would be implemented in the operating system Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system.

While Nikon has not officially announced a possible release date for the camera, some expect the company to make an announcement about August 22 of this year.




LG Optimus Vu Will be Launched Worldwide from September


LG has announced that its Android smartphone, the Optimus Vu, is available only in South Korea and Japan. It will be released worldwide from next September.

Unlike the Vu introduced in Korea and Japan, the international version will have a quad-core processor Nvidia Tegra 3. For other functions, there is no change: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 5-inch IPS display with resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video recording , 1.3 MP front camera, 1GB RAM, and 32GB internal memory.

As mentioned above, the Optimus Vu LTE will also be available in the U.S. market , which should be launched by Verizon. This can not come with an Nvidia processor (as for now, Tegra does not support LTE), so users probably will use the same dual-core Qualcomm processor 1.5 GHz that is being deployed in the Korean version.





Kyocera Rise Comes to Sprint for 16 Euros


Kyocera has announced that its Android 4.0 smartphone, the Rise, will be pitching for the Sprint network at a price equivalent to about 16 euros or renewal of a monthly contract.

Kyocera is positioning the terminal as an entry-level option for those who first buy a smartphone, as well as for parents looking to buy a phone with Android 4.0 for their teenagers.

The terminal has a capacitive touch screen of 3.5 inches with a resolution of 480 × 320 HVGA. It has a swype keyboard that comes preloaded on the device, allowing users to enter text by dragging a finger between letters. Its 1500 mAh battery provides over 8.5 hours of talk time.

The Kyocera Rise works with Android 4.0 and allows connection to the Play store for Google. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8655 processor at 1GHz, a 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash and video recording at 30 fps, and microSD card slot up to 32 GB.

Its QWERTY keyboard provides a comfortable typing experience fewer errors due to the wide separation between the keys. The screen, although modest, provides wide viewing angles due to its IPS technology and a decent brightness.



Swedish User Receives ICS Update on His Samsung i9103 Galaxy



The Samsung Galaxy i9103 was released in 2011 under two names: Galaxy R and Galaxy  Z. At that time, it was running Android 2.3, but now, it looks like it’s getting the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

A user of the Galaxy i9103 in Sweden recently sent his phone for service, and when it was returned to him, it was running on 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. This of course means that other users should begin to receive the update soon.

Meanwhile, if you do not want to wait for the official ICS update, and wants to know how to install a ROM on the i9103, you can get all the details here on this link:

The Samsung Galaxy i9103 has a 4.2-inch WVGA display, dual-core processor of 1 GHz, 1 GB of RAM and 2 GB of ROM.



The Fujitsu Stylistic M532



Fujitsu has just launched in the U.S. market a new military grade tablet. Under the name of Fujitsu Stylistic M532, it aims to be used in the corporate world. This robust unit is not only available for purchase at a price of 440 euros, and there are also plans to lease about 15 euros per month.

The Fujitsu Stylistic Tablet M532 is a military grade that meets MIL-ST-810G standard. It has an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core 1.4 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, 32 GB of onboard storage, and runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

This Fujitsu tablet incorporates a touch screen of 10.1 inch IPS and resolution of 1280 x 800, plus an 8MP camera with autofocus on the back with LED flash, and a 2-megapixel front camera.

Other features are Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR, microSD card slot. Its 3170 mAh battery delivers 8 hours of video playback.