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5 Ways That a Samsung Smart TV Will Make Your Life Easier

Samsung Smart TVIf you are one of those smart tech geek, who like to keep yourself updated, you must have heard about Samsung Smart TV, which is their new range of TV launched in 2012. So what makes it special? Do you think the price tag of $3000+ worth your had earned money? Every new range of TV, be it from LG, Sony are coming with Internet ready and it’s not enough. That’s where Samsung Smart TV’s come into the picture. Here I’m not doing a review of any of their Smart series TV’s but talking about some of the features, which will make their TV stand out from others and why you can consider buying one for yourself.

Features of Samsung Smart TV’s

Smart TV’s from Samsung not only offers elegant design but offers much more in terms of features. With its Ultra panel feature, you don’t need to worry about light reflection. This is specially a problem, when you have plenty of sunlight in your room and become an obstruction in getting a clear picture out of your TV. Anyways, lets directly jump into some of the features of Samsung Smart TV’s:

1. Comprehensive phone/tablet to TV Integration

The Samsung Smart TV can link up with your Samsung Galaxy II or III or Samsung Galaxy TAB by means of the Smart View App. Your portable device will now function not only as a remote control for you TV but also, through the Dual View feature, as a medium by which you can watch your favourite shows, cheer on your team or stream on demand content via a wifi link to your TV.

The AllShare function also means that it no longer matters where you store your media files. With this app, you can instantly stream videos from your Samsung Galaxy TAB or phone on you Galaxy Smart TV – a great way to show friends and family videos or photos.

2. Social Media Capabilities

Samsung have included more comprehensive browsing capacities with specific social media apps linking you from the ‘Smart Hub’ to social sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Above and beyond that though, is the Social TV App. Using this app moves the television which is being streamed to a box on the left hand side, freeing up space for your private Facebook and Twitter feeds on the right. This feature is ideal if you like to keep you friends and followers up to date with breaking news or offer commentary on a great show that you’re watching.

3. Keeping in Touch

Not only does the Samsung Smart TV offer social networking opportunities, but also incorporates the free, preloaded Skype app. With a built-in camera, you can now video chat with all your friends and family on this crisp LCD TV, making sure that you stay in touch with the most important people in your life in life-size high-definition. The Samsung camera has 4 analog microphones, HD video and auto focussing, ensuring crystal clear video feed.

4. Stream Content On Demand

Although not an entirely novel addition in the world of smart TVs, being able to watch television that you have missed, when you want to, is still a great attribute of this Samsung product. Compatible with 4OD, BBC iPlayer and 5Demand to name but a few, with your Samsung Smart TV you’ll now never lose touch of the programmes which you love and with the 4OD Classics feature, the ones that you used to love.

5. Recording TV

If you’re rushed for time, or busy during the weekly of your beloved programme, then this TV will solve your problems. With both one off recording for those interesting documentaries or series record for the addictive crime thrillers, you can remain assured that you’ll never miss anything – maintaining complete loyalty to those great shows at the touch of a button. Though this is similar feature, which you get in almost all the Set top boxes now-a-days.

These smart TV’s are never generation of TV and with the internet evolving every day, movie and program on demand have become next viewer requirement, Social integration is must, and Skype video calling let you take advantage of staying in touch from your couch, Samsung Smart TV might be the best fit for you. Along with it, if you are using any Samsung tablet, Smartphone you will love to have a Samsung TV instead of any other, to make most out of it. Here is a quick features review of Samsung Smart TV, which will give you better idea and details:

So are you planning to get one of these smart TV’s from Samsung? Do share your opinion and views? 

Samsung Galaxy Beam Smartphone With Built in Projector

This is the second product that Samsung has announced at the Mobile World Congress 2012, we’ve already told you about the first one. This new device is also part of the Galaxy family, but is very different from all of them. Everybody loves a different mobile device, and this one sports a built in projector. The Samsung Galaxy Beam is the first device in the Galaxy lineup that features a built in Pico projector.

Samsung Galaxy Beam

So far, many mobile manufacturers have produced phones that carry a projector, but as far as I know none have been very successful. Why did they fail? The main reason was the sheer size of such devices and the poor battery life. The Galaxy Beam, however, is not like the others. The Samsung Galaxy Beam has a 4 inch display and also runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. That, combined with a projector does sound like a pretty good package. Here are the complete specifications of the device.

Samsung Galaxy Beam Complete Specifications

  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • A 4 inch  WVGA TFT display with 480×800 resolution
  • 1 GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 5 megapixel rear camera with Auto-focus and Flash, a front facing 1.3 megapixel camera for video calls
  • 8GB of Internal Memory expandable via MicroSD slot (up to 32GB)
  • Bluetooth 3.0+HS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, MicroUSB, USB 2.0 and 3.5mm audio jack
  • a 2000 mAh battery for longer life
  • a 15 lumen projector with a projection area of 50 inches

The best part about the Galaxy beam is that it has a very slim profile for a phone with a projector. It can be easily carried around in your pockets and doesn’t actually look like it has a projector.

See what I mean? You can use that projector to share photos and videos with all your friends, which I’m sure, sounds fun. The pricing details haven’t been announced yet, but we’ll be sure to update you when it is. Record 720p HD videos using that 5 megapixel camera and then share it with your family and friends. No need to transfer it to your computer, then show it on the big screen!

Galaxy Beam hands on video:

Here is a hands on video of Samsung Galaxy Beam from MWC2012 by MobileBurn:

The Samsung Galaxy Beam, if priced right, could be a success. Specially since it has some really good hardware too! What do you have to say about this device?

[ Source : Samsung ]

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The Patent War Between Apple and Samsung [Infographic]

If you’re a tech enthusiast or either an Apple or Samsung power user, then you probably know about the war going on between them. It started last year when Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Tab 10.1, which very much looked like the iPad and that’s when it all started. Apple tried and succeeded blocking sales of Samsung products in various countries and that didn’t make the latter very happy. Then there was the revenge.

Ever since then, the war hasn’t stopped and it keeps getting worse. In the beginning, it was Apple who was winning, but now it’s Samsung who’s got some wins in it’s pocket. Apple uses lots of parts manufactured by Samsung, which gives the latter a lot of profit, so it’s not likely that this will keep going on forever. They need each other, but they also need to safeguard their patents. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, the following Infographic made by Online MBA Guide will help you catch up.

 Samsung even released ads and paperwork to make Apple and it’s users look bad, which actually gave Samsung bad rep. Looks like this patent war between the two will keep on going till the judges and the companies get tired and someone calls truce. There are a lot of more courtroom visits left for both the companies, and I really hope that they come to a decision before things get bad.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Nexus

This is one of the many reasons why I love technology. Sometimes, before a product is even made public, we get to know crucial details about it, even possible details on how to root it. Samsung and Google unveiled the Galaxy Nexus sometime back, and there’s already a way to root it. This feat is accomplished by using the rooting tool Superboot, which is developed by guys over at MoDaCo

The Galaxy Nexus is the latest Google smartphone that comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and dual core processor and what not. This phone is not yet available in many countries and yet they’ve managed to get their hands on one these and root it using this tool. So, what is Superboot and how does it work. Let’s take a lesson from the developers themselves;

Superboot is a boot.img that when booted, will root your device the first time you boot (installing su and the superuser APK). No need to flash any partitions, no need to mess around with ADB, no messing with the contents of your data partition, no overwriting the shipped ROM on your device, just boot the boot image using the instructions below and you’re done!

There you go, it’s simple as that! All you need to do now, is wait for your Galaxy Nexus to arrive. If your device bootloader isn’t unlocked, then you can do so by typing this command in the CMD in Windows ” ./fastboot-windows oem unlock “. Google for appropriate commands if you’re on a Mac or Linux. Anyways, here’s how to go about with the Rooting of Galaxy Nexus.

  • Firstly, download this zip file of Superboot. Extract it on to a folder, preferably placed on the desktop. Remember to connect your device to the computer and turn of USB debugging.
  • Now, turn of your Galaxy Nexus. Power it back on and hold the Volume Down + Volume Up key to enter the Bootloader of Galaxy Nexus.
  • In Windows, double click ‘install-superboot-windows.bat’ present in the extracted folder. In Mac, open a terminal window, head to the directory containing the files, and type ‘chmod +x install-superboot-mac.sh’and ‘./install-superboot-mac.sh’. In Linux, open a terminal window, head to the directory containing the files, and type ‘chmod +x install-superboot-linux.sh’ and ‘./install-superboot-linux.sh’
Your device will now reboot and you should have root access and SuperUser already installed. Your Galaxy Nexus is now rooted.

Samsung MV800 Finally Available In Indian Market

Samsung MV800 is finally launched in India at is available at several e-selling websites including Letsbuy and down in Indian market. MV800 is a multiview digital camera with a 3.0″ Flip-Out Display that lets you take and view pictures from different angles. It let you adjust the LCD to any angle up to 180 degrees and makes its easier for you to capture the best shots.

The MV800 features 16 MP, 5x optical zoom lens with 26mm wide-angle setting, CCD Image Sensor Type, 720p movies, Schneider Lens, 4.7~23.5mm Focal Length, storyboard Maker and HD videos on the big screen with the built-in HDMI port.

Samsung MV800

Samsung MV800 is priced Rs. 15,990 and has launched with several other digital cameras with price range starting from Rs. 5,490.

Features

Samsung MV800

It’s 3D Photo transform feature let you transform any image into stunning 3D. You just need to connect camera to 3D HDTV to display both still images and panoramic photos. It also let you touch pics on the spot with Photo Editor and remove all blemishes and other imperfections using Beauty Shot. The Smart Filter 3.0. allows you to transform any shot for fun or to express a mood. Let you give it a motion or multiple points of light. It also let you make images look like cartoons, paintings, etc.

It’s Picture in Picture function allows you to insert any image into another one, at any size or placement. To give your subject a perfect pose it offers a Pose Gide functions which displays a gallery of posed models right on to display. The ZNR (Zoom Noise Reduction) automatically discards the mechanical noise and adjust the sound perfectly when you are recording videos in HD to give you proper crystal-clear sound.

Specifications

Samsung MV800

  • Design: Black colored
  • Pixels: 16 Mega Pixels
  • Image Sensor: CCD Image Sensor Type
  • Lens Type: Schneider Lens
  • Zoom: 5x optical zoom
  • Focus Range: Normal : 80cm ~ infinity(Wide), 150cm ~ infinity(Tele)
  • Dual Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Memory
  • Internal: 10 MB
  • External: microSD
  • Format: DCF/ EXIF 2.21 / DPOF 1.1 /
  • Power: 4.2V DC
  • Image Editing: Editing Resize,Rotate,Trimming, Photo Editor 2.0 – Rotate, Trimming, Effect, Storyboard Maker
  • Microphone Type: Stereo
  • Speaker Type: Mono
  • Connections: HDMI & USB 2.0
  • Battery: 740 mAh
Pretty amazing if you ask me? What are your opinions on this camera? Would you buy one?

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Price and Availability Revealed

The much awaited Ice Cream Sandwich(Android 4.0) phone was announced very recently on 19th October 2011 and created a huge amount of appreciation as well as excitement throughout the world especially to the techies. The only news on availability of Samsung Galaxy Nexus on its launch was that it would be hitting the stores in the next month, November.

There was no word on the pricing of this Android 4.0 phone and that’s why the top sites came up with huge guesses and many of them failed, as usual. Making things easier and better for all, Samsung has revealed all the pricing and availability details that were required. Read on to find out.

As already told above, Samsung Galaxy Nexus would be coming to market in November. It will firstly come to United States, Norway, Japan, Canada and United Kingdom. The carriers which will are used for this phone are Verizon(for United States), NTT Docomo(for Japan), Three, Vodafone and O2(for United Kingdom).

  • The price range in United Kingdom for Samsung Galaxy Nexus is from £429 to about £515.
  • In United States, the cost will be around $800.
  • In Denmark, the cost will be around 4400 DKK.
  • In Finland, the cost will be around €649.
  • In Sweden, the cost will be around 5500 SEK.
  • In Netherlands, the cost will be around €649.

Sadly, the price and availability for India hasn’t been revealed but if we convert the United States price to Indian Rupee, it shows Rs. 39,840 which may be the real cost but we cannot be sure yet for that. We have to wait some more for Indian pricing details.

If you want to know about the phone, click on the link. If you see the specifications, you will know that this phone is great and quite worth of your money. As a techie, even I was looking out for this phone for a long time and the announcement really made me excited and the specs, especially the Android 4.0 has made it a desire for a lot of people out there which may include you as well. Try to wait if you can, otherwise you may try ordering it from US in November itself.

Share your views and opinions in the comments.

Samsung Galaxy Note: Neither a Phone nor a Tablet

Talk about not knowing the difference between speed and top speed and this new device from Samsung falls under the same category. A device that’s neither a mobile phone nor a tablet device. Kind of the same situation we had with the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Samsung unveiled a new device at IFA today, the Galaxy Note, which is literally too huge to be called a phone, but it is one.

The Samsung Galaxy Note has a super huge 5.3 inch Super AMOLED display with a 1280 x 800 resolution that makes photos, notes and everything else look real good. The big screen isn’t the only thing that’s awesome with this device. The Note brings a new interface known as S Pen, that uses a Stylus to draw and store things directly from your homescreen. It’s integrated with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and consists of apps such as a Planner, a To-Do list and Memos that can be used as a piece of paper. Also, developers can develop apps for the S Pen interface since Samsung has decided to let the SDK out.

Interesting, don’t you think? Well, for a phone with a 5.3 inch it’s just normal. Now let’s have a look at the basic specifications of the Galaxy Note. It has the similar processor as the Galaxy S II, the  dual-core 1.4GHz processor and an 8 megapixel camera at the back. In spite of it’s huge size, the phone is extremely thin and considerably light as well. There’s no word on the pricing or availability yet, but Samsung is in talks with the Carriers to get it out in the open as soon as possible. We hope the same. Now, just relax and watch this video of the Samsung Galaxy Note, which should leave you with your mouth open for about 4 seconds.

We’ll let you know as soon as this beast is available in the market. Until then answer this riddle. What has a 5.3 inch display, is not a tablet, can place calls, but again, it can’t be called a phone. Don’t think so hard!!

Samsung Galaxy S II will Meet Uncle Sam Very Soon

People in the United States have waited really long for this day, the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S II. The Android powered super smart-phone was never announced in the United States, but was available in it’s home country Korea and few other place including India.

However, the phone never met with Uncle Sam and all the countrymen and women were sad. You don’t have to be anymore, as Samsung has just announced that the S II will very soon be available from AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. Sadly, Verizon users will not be able to get hold of the most powerful Android Smartphone, carrying the best hardware and software, apparently.

The Galaxy S II was a great success, selling around 5 million units in just 85 days, which is quite remarkable as it wasn’t even available in the U.S. Now that it is, analysts say that it could sell even more. All the carriers selling the device will name and price it accordingly, also they’ll be shaped differently. The specifications of the device such as hardware and software will mostly be the same, only the pricing and other carrier related charges may vary. The 1.2GHz Cortex A9 processor, 4.3 inch of Super AMOLED display, 1GB RAM, 8-megapixel camera, 16GB of storage will remain the same.

What may vary is the data connection speeds. Of course you’ll have 4G connectivity, with Sprint using WiMax, AT&T and T-Mobile holding hands with HSPA+. You can see in the image below, all the designs are different for all the carriers, including the logo placement.

There’s no much information about pricing and availability, but we did read ‘very soon’ and yes you can expect it to be priced like the iPhone 4. Perhaps $199 a pop. We’ll keep you informed about the availability and pricing as soon as we get word.

So any of you living in the US? How’d you feel about this?

Samsung Announces 3 New Phones in Wave Series

Another announcement of multiple phones from Samsung. Very recently, they announced four phones in their Galaxy series to suit their new name-scheme and now they have announced three new phones in the Wave series. The phones are – Samsung S8600 Wave 3, Samsung Wave M S7250 and Samsung Wave Y S5380. This trio was announced yesterday and I am sure it would be a successful trio when all of them hit the stores. All of these phones are great in specifications as well as in design. You will get to know the specifications about all these three phones in this post. So, read on for the specs and features.

Samsung S8600 Wave 3

  • It comes with a Super AMOLED touchscreen.
  • The size of the display screen is 4.0 inches with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.
  • It weighs 122 grams.
  • It has an internal memory of 3 GB which can be expanded up to 32 GB using a microSD card.
  • It has a 8 megapixels camera with autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, face, smile and blink detection, image stablilization and touch focus. Video recording is available in [email protected] frames per second. It also has a VGA secondary camera.
  • It runs on Bada OS v2.0 which is Samsung’s own creation.
  • It has a 1.4 Ghz processor.
  • GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v3.0 and microUSB v2.0 are available in the “Connectivity” section.
  • It has a 1500 mAh Li-Ion standard battery.
    Stand-by : Up to 480 hours
    Talk Time : Up to 8 hours 30 min
  • Samsung S8600 Wave 3 is expected to release in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Samsung Wave M S7250

  • It comes with a TFT capacitive touch screen.
  • The size of the display screen is 3.65 inches with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels.
  • It weighs 121 grams.
  • It has an internal memory of 150 MB which can be expanded up to 32 GB using a microSD card. Plus you would get 2 GB free in the box.
  • It has a 5 megapixels camera with autofocus, LED flash, smile-detection and geo-tagging. Video recording is available in [email protected] frames per second. A VGA secondary camera is available as well.
  • It runs on Bada OS v2.0.
  • It has a 832 Mhz processor.
  • GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v3.0 and microUSB v2.0 are available in the “Connectivity” section.
  • It has a 1350 mAh Li-Ion standard battery.
    Stand-by : Up to 480 hours
    Talk Time : Up to 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Samsung Wave M S7250 is expected to release in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Samsung Wave Y S5380

  • It comes with a TFT capacitive touch screen.
  • The size of the display screen is 3.2 inches with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels.
  • It weighs 102 grams.
  • It has an internal memory of 150 MB which can be expanded up to 32 GB using a microSD card. You will get 2 GB card free in the box.
  • It has a 2 megapixels camera with LED flash. Video recording is available in [email protected] frames per second. No secondary camera is available in this phone.
  • It runs on Bada OS v2.0.
  • It has a 832 Mhz processor.
  • GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v3.0 and microUSB v2.0 are available in the “Connectivity” section.
  • It has a 1200 mAh Li-Ion standard battery.
    Stand-by : Up to 570 hours
    Talk Time : Up to 6 hours 40 minutes
  • Samsung Wave Y S5380 is expected to release in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Share your views and opinions about the phones in the comments.

Photos Credit – GSMArena

Samsung Announces Galaxy XCover: Durable and Reliable

So, we have another Galaxy in line. Samsung has announced a new mobile phone which will be called Samsung Galaxy XCover. Unlike other Samsung smartphones, Galaxy XCover is one phone which is very durable and reliable. It is designed especially for people who hardly care about their phone and accidentally drop their phone on land, water and in dust consistently. The team will be very proud after creating such a phone which so many people needed. Samsung will make difference with this phone and I totally believe it.

The phone does not only survive everyday falls, can stay underwater(up to 30 minutes) and is totally resistant to dust. Don’t think that this phone everything on the outside and nothing from the inside. Before you think so, lemme tell you the specs.

  • The phone comes with a capacitive 3.65 inches touch screen.
  • Internal memory of 150 MB will be given and it can be expanded up to 32 GB with microSD card. Plus, you will get 2 GB free in the box.
  • GPRS, EDGE, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB v2.0 are available in the connectivity section.
  • It comes with a 3.2 megapixels camera with geo-tagging and LED flash. Video recording is also available but details aren’t out yet.
  • Galaxy XCover would run on Android 2.3(Gingerbread) and no details about upgrading limits.
  • It weighs 135 grams.
  • It will be powered by a 800 Mhz processor.
  • It will come with a 1500 mAh battery but the battery backup details aren’t released yet.

This phone will be totally different than the other smartphones who are lighter, slimmer and all that. This phone focuses on extreme conditions and make sure the user becomes fear less over his/her mobile phone. The smartphone will have a tempered glass display that is up to five times stronger than normal glass.

The price isn’t announced yet but according to my guess, the price would be somewhere around Rs. 27,000. The phone will hit the stores(not in India) in most probably October 2011(not sure yet). I will definitely be waiting for this extra-ordinary phone.

Do share your views about this phone in the comments.