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  Reply # 614384 24-Apr-2012 15:36 Send private message

vinnieg:
networkn: It doesn't sound like the GS3 will be quite the revolutionary device we all hoped it would be. Seems like it's barely better than the HTC One X


Could be, however a lot of us are having slight teething issues with our One Xs.  Which will probably be revealed in our blog posts!

 

I don't recall having quite as much trouble with my GS2.  If it's similar to the HTC One X, I might have to upgrade to a black one, and give the white to my wife


Hey, interesting to hear about the HTC, when will your blogs be up?


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  Reply # 614440 24-Apr-2012 16:53 Send private message

There is an app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.samsungmobile.unpacked2012_1 to see what is going on at Samsung unpacked. I downloaded it and it works fine on my S2 but it seems it doesnt work on all phones for some reason.

As an aside I now feel a bit iCreepy/iSheepy

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  Reply # 615375 26-Apr-2012 12:21 Send private message

networkn: 

Hey, interesting to hear about the HTC, when will your blogs be up?



I think Telecom are going through quality control/spell check mode at the moment!

 

So hopefully today/tomorrow, but I haven't heard anything else.  My first one is pretty short, due to only having 2-3 days of use on the phone.  But Murrays review will be a much longer, more detailed review!  Going by his previous Clove reviews




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  Reply # 615470 26-Apr-2012 14:41 Send private message

Quad officially announced, after the false dual-core benchmarks


http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/25/samsung-announces-1-4ghz-exynos-4-quad-as-basis-for-galaxy-s3/





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  Reply # 615476 26-Apr-2012 14:54 Send private message

vinnieg:
networkn: 

Hey, interesting to hear about the HTC, when will your blogs be up?



I think Telecom are going through quality control/spell check mode at the moment!

 

So hopefully today/tomorrow, but I haven't heard anything else.  My first one is pretty short, due to only having 2-3 days of use on the phone.  But Murrays review will be a much longer, more detailed review!  Going by his previous Clove reviews


Fairly long, my first part drops at 3.3k words. Not sure when it will go live yet...




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  Reply # 615520 26-Apr-2012 16:22 Send private message

Just received:


Samsung’s New Quad-Core Application Processor Drives Advanced Feature Sets in Smartphones and Tablets

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, today introduced the industry’s first quad-core application processor built on the High-k Metal Gate (HKMG) low-power process technology. With unprecedented performance capabilities exceeding 1.4GHz based on the ARM CORTEX A9 quad-core, the powerful, yet energy-efficient Exynos 4 Quad, allows system-level architects to integrate maximized power efficiencies into smartphones and tablets which enables double the processing power at a 20 percent lower power bill over its predecessor, the 45nm process-based Exynos 4 Dual.

“The quad-core processor offers phenomenal multitasking abilities surpassing any single or dual application processor. Since all the cores must share a single battery, the power management and efficiency in the limited battery capacity are indispensable for mobile computing devices,” said Taehoon Kim, vice president of System LSI marketing, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics. “Given the diverse functionalities consumers are demanding from their mobile devices today, the Exynos 4 Quad meets those high-performance needs while keeping power consumption very low.”

Multi-core processing delivers enhanced performance, enabling users to accomplish more tasks in a shorter period of time. For example, a task such as streaming video can run on one core while the other cores update applications in the background, connecting to the web and scanning virus-check simultaneously.

Benefitting from a use case where the parallel processing and workload sharing among the four cores is necessary, the Exynos 4 Quad is particularly well-suited for heavy-load applications such as 3D games, video editing, and calculation-intensive simulation.

Due to its 32nm HKMG low-power process and power-saving design, the Exynos 4 Quad has two times the processing capability over the 45nm process based Exynos 4 Dual while consuming 20-percent less power. To improve power efficiency, Samsung adopted hot-plug functionality to support on-off switching for each core as well as the per-core dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS), which offers a dramatic reduction in power consumption by adapting different levels of voltage and frequency when changing workloads.

Having identical form factor measurements (12mm X 12mm X 1.37 mm), the Exynos 4 Quad is pin-to-pin compatible with the 32nm process based Exynos 4 Dual, allowing mobile device designers to immediately adopt the new solution without additional cost, engineering or design efforts.

In addition, the new processor incorporates a full HD 30 frame per second video hardware codec engine for high resolution 1080p video recording and play-back, an embedded image signal processor interface for high-quality camera functionality and an HDMI 1.4 interface for sharp and crisp multimedia content transmission.

Samsung developed a power management IC (PMIC), the S5M8767, as a companion chip to power the Exynos 4 Quad processor. By integrating various circuitry such as nine highly efficient and programmable buck converters and 28 low-dropout regulators (LDOs) into the small package of 5.0 mm x 5.0mm x 0.4mm, the S5M8767 is designed to scale up or down the dynamic voltage depending on the clock speed in 6.25mV step for managing power delivery and maximizing battery life at the system level.

Already in production, the Exynos 4 Quad is scheduled to be adopted first into Samsung’s next Galaxy smartphone that will officially be announced in May. Samsung’s Exynos 4 Quad is also sampling to other major handset makers.

“The application processor is a crucial element in providing our customers with a PC-like experience on mobile devices. Samsung’s next Galaxy device, which will be officially announced soon, offers uncompromised performance and ground breaking multi-tasking features, thanks to Exynos 4 Quad’s powerful performance and efficient energy management technology,” said Hankil Yoon, Senior Vice President of Product Strategy Team, Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business.








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  Reply # 615568 26-Apr-2012 17:23 Send private message

Just received this link from Samsung PR... Put in your calendars:

Friday 4th May 2012
6am
www.facebook.com/samsungmobile

That's where the livestream will be hosted. They will stream live from the London event.










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  Reply # 616821 29-Apr-2012 01:07 Send private message

http://www.bgr.com/2012/04/27/is-this-the-samsung-galaxy-s3/

If this is really it, I'll be pretty disappointed.

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  Reply # 617927 1-May-2012 14:05 Send private message

networkn: http://www.bgr.com/2012/04/27/is-this-the-samsung-galaxy-s3/

If this is really it, I'll be pretty disappointed.


Luckily I think that's been debunked as pre-Nexus teasers

I hope the people who debunked it are right!  Because it is pretty ugly




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  Reply # 617937 1-May-2012 14:12 Send private message

Oh and here is today's one, also a fake :)

http://www.gsmarena.com/this_looks_like_a_legit_samsung_galaxy_s3_press_shot-news-4181.php

Samsung are doing extremely well this time! Building the hype machine, and hiding their prototypes




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  Reply # 617944 1-May-2012 14:18 Send private message

I can't tell you how much I want it to look completely different. That one picture that came out a while ago that showed silver different shape looked epic. It would shut Crapple up once and for all.

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  Reply # 617958 1-May-2012 15:00 Send private message

Yeah the silver backed one looked really nice!

Even if it has a non user replaceable battery, I'm sure we could work out a way to replace it

Not that I've had to for the past 2-3 years with the Galaxy S or S2




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  Reply # 618202 2-May-2012 08:55 Send private message

I had some thoughts about the S3 announcement, wrote an editorial. I think it's a bit different than most of what people have read on the S3, so check it out if you want something that might provoke more thought than "Now, is this leak for real?"

http://www.androidnz.net/2012/05/from-editors-desk-thoughts-on-galaxy-s3.html




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  Reply # 618320 2-May-2012 13:00 Send private message

According to this  the S3 is going to be 4.8 and slightly curved. It might also look like a potato but we wont really know for a couple of days yet.



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  Reply # 618324 2-May-2012 13:04 Send private message

I'll be savage as a meat axe is there is no physical button to return to the home screen.

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