The day that every Android enthusiast has been waiting has finally comes. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab’s 3rd generation was released on July 7th and it’s set to take the world by storm with no less than three different size offerings. At 7, 8 and 10.1 inches, no stone has been left unturned with what has now become Android’s flagship tablet device.
There was some debate on the merits of Samsung’s latest announced product, the Galaxy S4 Zoom, the moment people got word that the Korean manufacturer was going for a smaller, telephony-capable variant of its much-maligned Galaxy Camera. Branding issues, aesthetic concerns, and speculation over the device’s actual utility are all part of the discussion. It’s a confusing product, no doubt about it, and the future doesn’t look good for this ambitious cameraphone.
Cameraphones are things of the past
Cameraphones used to be a valid segment in the mobile phone market, back when do-it-all smartphones weren’t the norm and feature phones ruled the day. Sony, then known as Sony Ericsson, really hit the cameraphone concept right out of the ballpark with CyberShot-branded phones that looked good, were pocketable, and had decent camera sensors for superb photography.
We’ve barely made it through the first month of the year but there are already rumors about the next big thing in mobile technology. As early as the second week of January, buzz about the Samsung Galaxy S4 has been spreading throughout the Interwebs. And no, it’s not just a glorified fan fiction blown out of proportion—benchmark tests for the new processor of the S3’s heir have also surfaced. While it’s pretty early to confirm if any of these were true, rumormongers are quite eager to spread the "good word" about the S4 simply because the details are quite hard to ignore. The following are some of the things that they speculate about the coming Samsung smartphone.
Google’s flagship smartphone, the Nexus, has a new iteration in the form of the Nexus 4. Following the limited release of the Galaxy Nexus, the Nexus 4 was slated to hit the stores in a nonchalant manner, with little expectations from critics other than being the "next Good Nexus phone." But after its November 13 release just last year, the Nexus 4’s fame ballooned to a point where stores have ran out of stocks, and potential buyers are angered for the slow production. This LG version of the Nexus easily beat its predecessors, which are ironically made by bigger names like Samsung and HTC.
According to those who are in-the-know in the electronics and software world, there are Four Horsemen of Tech – just like in the apocalypse. These four are seen to be the heralds of new and landscape-changing technologies, the yardsticks by which other brands and manufacturers are measured. They would be very familiar to anyone who has ever owned electronics (or who has at least been online): Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. These brands are seen as the creators of technologies; they have power over the online world that could shape how things progress in the web in the coming years.