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So now the the cost of making iPhone and the iPad will be a little up. Samsung, the supplier of the Apple iPad and iPhone processors has pull up the price of its processors by 20 percent. And yes, the new price has started to run.
“Samsung Electronics recently asked Apple for a significant price raise in (the mobile processor known as) application processor,” the source said, according to MarketWatch.
The new price has already taken effect. Apple buys all application processors used in the iPhone and iPad from Samsung, totaling about 130 million units last year and more than 200 million units this year. Samsung has a long-term contract to supply the component to Apple until 2014 which actually Apple’s biggest suppliers.
According to source, Apple buys all application processors used in the iPhone and iPad from Samsung has hit 130 million units last year and more that 200 million units this year. Samsung has a long-term contract for the component supplies with Apple which is until 2014. And there’s also news that Apple is making its own processor. Hope this war don’t screw up the devices.
[via PC Mag]
A lot says that the Nexus 10 tablet by Google and Samsung be the fastest and strongest tablet today. Agree? It has the world’s highest resolution tablet display, 2560-by-1600 @ 300ppi compare to the 2048-by-1536 @ 264ppi new released iPad with retina display. Featuring multi-user support, immersive HD content and the best Google app. Measuring the thinnest of 8.9 mm and weighing just 603 grams, this tablet is powered by Samsung’s Exynos 5 chipset with a two Cortex-A15 cores running at 1.7GHz, a quad-core Mali T-604 GPU and 2GB of RAM and running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
The Nexus 10 will be available on the Google Play store in the US, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan starting November 13. Currently only Wifi-based Nexus 10 announced, not sure they will be announcing the 3G version in the future. The 16GB and 32GB will be priced $399 and $499 respectively. So what do you think of the Nexus 10? Better? or iPad?
Watch the comparison video by SuperSaf TV after the break. Read more…
5 months on the shelve, Samsung has announced that they have sold 30 million units of the smartphone worldwide. At the same time, they also announce that they have sells 3 million Galaxy Note II in one month. Congrats Samsung.
Google just launched the latest iteration of its Chrome OS-based laptop here in San Francisco — the $249 (or £229, for those in the UK) 11.6-inch Samsung Chromebook. It’s ARM-based (fanless), 0.8-inches thick, weighs only 2.43 pounds, runs 6.5+ hours on battery, boots in under 10 seconds and supports 1080p video playback. Pre-orders start today at Amazon and PC World, and the laptop includes Google Now integration using Google Drive as a transport and comes with 100GB of free storage for two years. It will be available for sale on the Play Store and featured prominently at retailers like Best Buy, and naturally, we’re expecting this one to make a bigger splash than prior models based on the bargain bin price alone.
Under the hood, there’s a dual-core A15-based Samsung Exynos 5 Dual (5250) SoC, 2GB RAM, 16GB of built-in flash storage, WiFi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth, all of which should act to give this Chromebook a lot more oomph compared to slower, earlier models. Other specs include a 1366 x 768 native screen resolution, a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 socket, combo headphone / mic jack, an SD card slot and a “full-size Chrome keyboard.” Hit up the links below for the nitty-gritty, or hop on past the break for a promo vid.
Now that Samsung has commenced beaming Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean OTA toward deserving Galaxy S III customers, it’s announced a raft of other devices set to receive the buttery OS in the near future. On the list are the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1, Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Galaxy S Advance, Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy Music, Galaxy Chat, Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy Beam, Galaxy Ace Plus, Galaxy mini II and Galaxy S Duos. That should bring a bit of extra speed and smoothness to those devices, along with Google Now for search and Samsung’s own flourishes from the latest TouchWiz UX. As for the rest of us, there’s more than one way to skin a Smartphone — or avoid skinning one, as the case may be.
SOURCE via TechCrunch
It’s difficult to thrive in the solid-state drive world. Unless you’ve got just the right controller and flash memory, most performance-minded PC users will rarely give you a second glance. Samsung muscled its way into that narrow view with the SSD 830 last year; it intends to lock our attention with the new SSD 840 and SSD 840 Pro. The Pro’s 520MB/s and 450MB/s sequential read and write speeds are only modest bumps over the 830, but they don’t tell the whole story of just how fast it gets. The upgraded MDX controller boosts the random read access to a nicely rounded 100,000IOPS, and random writes have more than doubled to 78,000IOPS or 90,000IOPS, depending on who you ask and what drive you use. The improved performance in either direction is a useful boost to on-the-ground performance, as both AnandTech and Storage Review will tell you. We’re waiting on details of the ordinary triple level cell-based 840 model beyond its 120GB, 250GB and 500GB capacities, although there won’t be an enormous premium for the multi-level cell 840 Pro over existing drives when it arrives in mid-October — the flagship line should start at $100 for a basic 64GB drive, and peak at $600 for the ultimate 512GB version.
SOURCE via Anandtech
Motorola and Samsung just caught a break from the law after a few hard knocks. A Mannheim, Germany court has ruled that neither company infringes on an Apple patent covering how an OS responds to and ignores touch events. While we don’t yet know the full details, patent lawsuit guru Florian Mueller suggests that the German judge took the same point of view that thwarted Apple’s claims in the Netherlands and the UK: the particular patent was just too broad to stick. It’s a potentially important win, as a ruling of violation could have led to serious problems with keeping Android-based Motorola and Samsung devices in stores; other patents are more easily circumvented. However, it’s still something of a Pyrrhic victory for a pair of companies that have lately been facing the threat of near-term bans and steep damages.
SOURCE via Wall Street Journal
In a court filing late Friday night Apple has requested the court enhance the $1.05 billion in damages a jury awarded it from Samsung for their patent lawsuit in California. FOSS Patents’ Florian Mueller has a breakdown of the figures, revealing that Apple has chosen to seek enhancement just on what the jury deemed “willful” patent infringement to the tune of $135 million (less than the 3x amount it could have pursued) plus an additional $400 million for infringement of trade dress. That adds up to $1,756,455,218 it’s now seeking from Samsung, plus, as Reuters reporter Dan Levine notes, the expected request for permanent injunctions.
That could cover more than the products mentioned in the lawsuit, as Mueller also points out Apple is asking for an injunction against other products with similar features, which could extend to devices like the Galaxy S III. As usual, it’s all still far from over and the figures could change, but Samsung is probably just hoping Apple’s lawyers use iOS 6 Maps for their next trip to the courtroom.
Per FOSS Patents, adding in interest and supplemental damages Apple’s total request is now a tidy $707 million. What does Samsung want? According to Reuters, it’s requesting an entirely new trial, because who doesn’t want to do this whole thing over again? Stay tuned.
SOURCE via Reuters
Interested in what makes your new Kindle Fire HD 7-inch tick? The crew at iFixit certainly is. As is the repair shop’s custom, it just tore down Amazon’s new reader tablet to gauge its repairability as well as look for any surprises. In the case of the revamped Kindle Fire, the fixable design is the main surprise — despite being skinnier than its ancestor, the tablet is easy to open and its components (usually) easy to replace. We’re not as shocked by the choice of hardware makers, which include an LG Display LCD, the expected 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4460 processor and Samsung flash memory. Head on over to the source if you’d like to see the nitty gritty of Amazon’s Android slab and possibly save the trouble of a replacement unit down the road.
SOURCE via iFixit
Now that the second-gen Note is finally out of Samsung’s precious (and teasing) bag, we’re learning more and more about the exorbitant device — not to say we weren’t expecting this to be the case, however. Still, we were rather intrigued by the distinct Galaxy Note II pictured above, which, by the looks it, comes pre-loaded with dual-SIM capabilities, and thus makes this particular unit slightly different than that one unit we played with back at IFA. Although details are still very scarce at the moment, rumor has it the dual-SIM Note will only be available in China and, aside from the slot additions, all other features the famed phablet offers appear to be exactly the same. Feel free to check out the source below for more pics, but don’t expect anything too exciting or out of the ordinary — unless, of course, extra SIM slots are your thing.
SOURCE via MyDrivers.com