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Samsung Announces NFC-Enabled Portable Wireless Speaker As Part Of New Digital Audio Line-Up

Samsung’s new portable Bluetooth speaker, model DA-F60, includes apt-X codec support and NFC pairing. Samsung has already made the simplicity of tapping to share, via S Beam, a big deal in their funny/naughty commercials. Now they’re using NFC to simplify Bluetooth pairing (which, if you hear my in-laws tell it, is nearly impossible). The apt-X codec, supported by only a handful of handsets including Samsung’s own Galaxy S III and Note II, boosts the dynamic range of streaming audio. We should get more details, hopefully to include pricing, at CES. Follow our CES 2013 coverage here.

Press Release after break

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the expansion of its digital audio line-up with new devices that easily turn any home entertainment setup into an optimal sound environment. The company’s 2013 AV products feature a number of wireless connectivity enhancements, including the industry’s first soundbar that can connect with a TV using wireless Bluetooth technology.

“With the advances in picture displays, consumers also need to be able to complement their viewing experience with high quality home theater products”

Products highlights include:

  • Samsung’s Vacuum Tube Soundbar (model HW-F750) is the first soundbar to feature a built-in vacuum tube to maximize sound quality, and is the world’s first soundbar that can wirelessly connect with a TV via Bluetooth.
  • Samsung’s Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (model DA-F60) brings advanced sound quality with an apt-X codec, while offering the simplicity of Near-Field Communications (NFC) connectivity.
  • Samsung’s 7.1 Channel Home Theater System (model HT-F9750W) was created to be the perfect counterpart for Samsung’s 2013 TVs, with a Gallium Nitride (GaN) amplifier that delivers pure sound, and design and usability features that bring home a totally seamless experience.
  • Samsung’s Premium Blu-ray Player (model BD-F7500) features advanced upscaling capabilities, allowing users to experience ordinary SD and HD content in superior resolution.

“With the advances in picture displays, consumers also need to be able to complement their viewing experience with high quality home theater products,” said Sunny Lee, Executive Vice President, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “Today’s product introductions prove that consumers can enjoy premium sound and cutting-edge design without sacrificing convenience, simplicity or ease of use.”

As testament to Samsung’s leadership in innovation, design and engineering, the Samsung HW-F750 Soundbar and Samsung BD-F7500 Smart Blu-ray Player have each been awarded a 2013 CES Innovation Award. The new line of home theater products will be on display at Samsung’s booth, located at #12004 in the Central Hall at the 2013 International CES, which will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) from January 8-11, 2013.

Warmer, immersive sounds without hassle or distortion

Samsung’s Vacuum Tube Soundbar (model HW-F750) resolves consumers’ desire for pure power and warm, natural sound by integrating a vacuum tube amplifier into a soundbar for the first time.

Additionally, the HW-750 offers the ultimate in convenience with its SoundShare function, which enables users to wirelessly connect the soundbar to a TV via Bluetooth. Meanwhile, the product’s gyroscope sensor gauges height, rotation and slope to optimize sound quality, whether the soundbar is placed in a horizontal or vertical position. Combined, these features virtually eliminate restrictions on where consumers can place the HW-750 in their homes.

Adding to the product’s ease of use, users can activate the new AirtrackON function, which automatically powers on the soundbar when the TV is turned on, and allows users to control the HW-F750 with a TV remote control. The HW-F750 sports a slim design and separate, wireless subwoofer, making it an ideal companion for the premium design of any Samsung Smart TV. With its stylish, metal design, the product combines the best that vintage and modern technologies have to offer.

The ultimate in portable wireless sound

Samsung’s Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (model DA-F60) offers sound quality and simplicity, whether consumers are at home or on the go. The speaker’s integrated Near-Field Communications (NFC) connectivity makes it easy for consumers to pair the speaker with other NFC devices, such as a smartphone or tablet, by simply tapping the two devices together. Additionally, support for Samsung’s SoundShare feature means users can employ the DA-F60 as a TV speaker using wireless Bluetooth connectivity.

The DA-F60 incorporates neodymium magnets and a passive radiator to produce results typically found in high-end Hi-Fi audio systems, including tuned low-frequency reproduction and virtually no distortion even at high volumes. Users will also enjoy improved performance and a high-quality experience with the built in apt-X codec technology, which boosts the Bluetooth speaker’s extensive dynamic range, particularly at the top end.

Weighing only three pounds, the Samsung DA-F60 is an ideal audio companion that combines both fidelity and portability to reproduce full-range audio outside the home.

A superb combination of the highest quality audio and picture

Samsung’s 7.1 Channel Home Theater System (model HT-F9750W) was created to be the perfect counterpart for a Samsung 2013 TV, with design and usability that bring home a totally seamless experience. The new TV Sound On feature allows users to instantly activate the system’s 1,330-watt sound while muting the internal TV speaker with a single click of the remote control. This flagship HTS incorporates Samsung’s proprietary vacuum tube and digital amplifier, as well as the latest in Smart TV features to create the best entertainment experience available.

For a larger-than-life experience comparable to that of a movie theater, the HT-F9750W offers the multi-dimensional sound of a swivel speaker, coupled with a new DTS® Neo fusion codec – exclusive to Samsung – that further enhances vertical sound to deliver unprecedented sound quality to the home. A Gallium Nitride (GaN) amplifier can handle a sound range beyond the typical audible frequency range. Paired with a vacuum tube pre-amplifier, consumers will enjoy true, natural sound with minimal distortion. A Ceramic Polypropylene Injection Diaphragm (CPID) speaker expands sound resolution so every note is distinct.

The exceptional picture quality of the HT-F9750W is immediately noticeable, even on the Ultra-High Definition (UHD) TV sets coming to market in 2013. Samsung’s 4K Scaler Processor generates true-to-life pictures with vivid colors, and also upscales high-definition content to UHD-level picture quality.

The Blu-ray component of the HT-F9750W can run multiple apps simultaneously, and also offers Samsung’s latest Smart Hub® and AllShare® features. This 1,330-watt system is an excellent addition for any audiophile looking for the finest home entertainment experience.

Enhanced picture performance and speed

Samsung’s Premium Blu-ray Player (model BD-F7500) enhances the joy of watching your favorite movies by transforming ordinary SD and HD content into a superior resolution, such as that delivered by Ultra High Definition (UHD)-supported televisions. This slim player offers a dual-core processor and Samsung’s Smart TV technologies including Smart Hub® and AllShare®, so that users can enjoy unparalleled picture performance through an intuitive, streamlined user interface.

The BD-F7500 is an aesthetic study in black and silver, simultaneously modern, yet classic. Its minimalist high-gloss black finish contrasts with the unit’s aluminum trim, and complements the same design qualities found on many high-end flat-panel displays that feature black lacquered finishes set off by silver bezels.

The BD-F7500’s video processor includes a proprietary Samsung algorithm that improves the visual quality of block-based low bit-rate coded images and reduces blocking artifacts. This feature is especially important for maximizing the visual quality of content streamed from the Internet, as well as improving the quality of picture sharpness. Furthermore, the unit’s 900MHz x 2 high-performance dual-core chipset boosts the unit’s image processing capacity so consumers can enjoy the highest picture quality and the fastest web-browsing speed.

Please visit our booth to experience this future technology first-hand. Samsung’s product line will be displayed January 8-11 at booth #12004 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Full details, video content and product images are available at the Samsung microsite at: www.samsungces.com or mobile site at: m.samsungces.com as well.

The Samsung press conference and Samsung Tomorrow TV CES 2013 Specials will be streamed live on the Samsung Tomorrow blog at: global.samsungtomorrow.com and Samsung’s microsite site also. After the live presentations, videos will be available at http://youtube.com/SamsungTomorrow.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in consumer electronics and the core components that go into them. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 227,000 people across 75 countries with annual sales exceeding US$143 billion. Our goal is opening new possibilities for people everywhere. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

 

 

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Samsung Announces NFC-Enabled Portable Wireless Speaker As Part Of New Digital Audio Line-Up

Samsung’s new portable Bluetooth speaker, model DA-F60, includes apt-X codec support and NFC pairing. Samsung has already made the simplicity of tapping to share, via S Beam, a big deal in their funny/naughty commercials. Now they’re using NFC to simplify Bluetooth pairing (which, if you hear my in-laws tell it, is nearly impossible). The apt-X codec, supported by only a handful of handsets including Samsung’s own Galaxy S III and Note II, boosts the dynamic range of streaming audio. We should get more details, hopefully to include pricing, at CES. Follow our CES 2013 coverage here.

Press Release after break

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the expansion of its digital audio line-up with new devices that easily turn any home entertainment setup into an optimal sound environment. The company’s 2013 AV products feature a number of wireless connectivity enhancements, including the industry’s first soundbar that can connect with a TV using wireless Bluetooth technology.

“With the advances in picture displays, consumers also need to be able to complement their viewing experience with high quality home theater products”

Products highlights include:

  • Samsung’s Vacuum Tube Soundbar (model HW-F750) is the first soundbar to feature a built-in vacuum tube to maximize sound quality, and is the world’s first soundbar that can wirelessly connect with a TV via Bluetooth.
  • Samsung’s Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (model DA-F60) brings advanced sound quality with an apt-X codec, while offering the simplicity of Near-Field Communications (NFC) connectivity.
  • Samsung’s 7.1 Channel Home Theater System (model HT-F9750W) was created to be the perfect counterpart for Samsung’s 2013 TVs, with a Gallium Nitride (GaN) amplifier that delivers pure sound, and design and usability features that bring home a totally seamless experience.
  • Samsung’s Premium Blu-ray Player (model BD-F7500) features advanced upscaling capabilities, allowing users to experience ordinary SD and HD content in superior resolution.

“With the advances in picture displays, consumers also need to be able to complement their viewing experience with high quality home theater products,” said Sunny Lee, Executive Vice President, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “Today’s product introductions prove that consumers can enjoy premium sound and cutting-edge design without sacrificing convenience, simplicity or ease of use.”

As testament to Samsung’s leadership in innovation, design and engineering, the Samsung HW-F750 Soundbar and Samsung BD-F7500 Smart Blu-ray Player have each been awarded a 2013 CES Innovation Award. The new line of home theater products will be on display at Samsung’s booth, located at #12004 in the Central Hall at the 2013 International CES, which will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) from January 8-11, 2013.

Warmer, immersive sounds without hassle or distortion

Samsung’s Vacuum Tube Soundbar (model HW-F750) resolves consumers’ desire for pure power and warm, natural sound by integrating a vacuum tube amplifier into a soundbar for the first time.

Additionally, the HW-750 offers the ultimate in convenience with its SoundShare function, which enables users to wirelessly connect the soundbar to a TV via Bluetooth. Meanwhile, the product’s gyroscope sensor gauges height, rotation and slope to optimize sound quality, whether the soundbar is placed in a horizontal or vertical position. Combined, these features virtually eliminate restrictions on where consumers can place the HW-750 in their homes.

Adding to the product’s ease of use, users can activate the new AirtrackON function, which automatically powers on the soundbar when the TV is turned on, and allows users to control the HW-F750 with a TV remote control. The HW-F750 sports a slim design and separate, wireless subwoofer, making it an ideal companion for the premium design of any Samsung Smart TV. With its stylish, metal design, the product combines the best that vintage and modern technologies have to offer.

The ultimate in portable wireless sound

Samsung’s Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (model DA-F60) offers sound quality and simplicity, whether consumers are at home or on the go. The speaker’s integrated Near-Field Communications (NFC) connectivity makes it easy for consumers to pair the speaker with other NFC devices, such as a smartphone or tablet, by simply tapping the two devices together. Additionally, support for Samsung’s SoundShare feature means users can employ the DA-F60 as a TV speaker using wireless Bluetooth connectivity.

The DA-F60 incorporates neodymium magnets and a passive radiator to produce results typically found in high-end Hi-Fi audio systems, including tuned low-frequency reproduction and virtually no distortion even at high volumes. Users will also enjoy improved performance and a high-quality experience with the built in apt-X codec technology, which boosts the Bluetooth speaker’s extensive dynamic range, particularly at the top end.

Weighing only three pounds, the Samsung DA-F60 is an ideal audio companion that combines both fidelity and portability to reproduce full-range audio outside the home.

A superb combination of the highest quality audio and picture

Samsung’s 7.1 Channel Home Theater System (model HT-F9750W) was created to be the perfect counterpart for a Samsung 2013 TV, with design and usability that bring home a totally seamless experience. The new TV Sound On feature allows users to instantly activate the system’s 1,330-watt sound while muting the internal TV speaker with a single click of the remote control. This flagship HTS incorporates Samsung’s proprietary vacuum tube and digital amplifier, as well as the latest in Smart TV features to create the best entertainment experience available.

For a larger-than-life experience comparable to that of a movie theater, the HT-F9750W offers the multi-dimensional sound of a swivel speaker, coupled with a new DTS® Neo fusion codec – exclusive to Samsung – that further enhances vertical sound to deliver unprecedented sound quality to the home. A Gallium Nitride (GaN) amplifier can handle a sound range beyond the typical audible frequency range. Paired with a vacuum tube pre-amplifier, consumers will enjoy true, natural sound with minimal distortion. A Ceramic Polypropylene Injection Diaphragm (CPID) speaker expands sound resolution so every note is distinct.

The exceptional picture quality of the HT-F9750W is immediately noticeable, even on the Ultra-High Definition (UHD) TV sets coming to market in 2013. Samsung’s 4K Scaler Processor generates true-to-life pictures with vivid colors, and also upscales high-definition content to UHD-level picture quality.

The Blu-ray component of the HT-F9750W can run multiple apps simultaneously, and also offers Samsung’s latest Smart Hub® and AllShare® features. This 1,330-watt system is an excellent addition for any audiophile looking for the finest home entertainment experience.

Enhanced picture performance and speed

Samsung’s Premium Blu-ray Player (model BD-F7500) enhances the joy of watching your favorite movies by transforming ordinary SD and HD content into a superior resolution, such as that delivered by Ultra High Definition (UHD)-supported televisions. This slim player offers a dual-core processor and Samsung’s Smart TV technologies including Smart Hub® and AllShare®, so that users can enjoy unparalleled picture performance through an intuitive, streamlined user interface.

The BD-F7500 is an aesthetic study in black and silver, simultaneously modern, yet classic. Its minimalist high-gloss black finish contrasts with the unit’s aluminum trim, and complements the same design qualities found on many high-end flat-panel displays that feature black lacquered finishes set off by silver bezels.

The BD-F7500’s video processor includes a proprietary Samsung algorithm that improves the visual quality of block-based low bit-rate coded images and reduces blocking artifacts. This feature is especially important for maximizing the visual quality of content streamed from the Internet, as well as improving the quality of picture sharpness. Furthermore, the unit’s 900MHz x 2 high-performance dual-core chipset boosts the unit’s image processing capacity so consumers can enjoy the highest picture quality and the fastest web-browsing speed.

Please visit our booth to experience this future technology first-hand. Samsung’s product line will be displayed January 8-11 at booth #12004 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Full details, video content and product images are available at the Samsung microsite at: www.samsungces.com or mobile site at: m.samsungces.com as well.

The Samsung press conference and Samsung Tomorrow TV CES 2013 Specials will be streamed live on the Samsung Tomorrow blog at: global.samsungtomorrow.com and Samsung’s microsite site also. After the live presentations, videos will be available at http://youtube.com/SamsungTomorrow.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in consumer electronics and the core components that go into them. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 227,000 people across 75 countries with annual sales exceeding US$143 billion. Our goal is opening new possibilities for people everywhere. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

 

 

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Samsung Announces NFC-Enabled Portable Wireless Speaker As Part Of New Digital Audio Line-Up

Samsung’s new portable Bluetooth speaker, model DA-F60, includes apt-X codec support and NFC pairing. Samsung has already made the simplicity of tapping to share, via S Beam, a big deal in their funny/naughty commercials. Now they’re using NFC to simplify Bluetooth pairing (which, if you hear my in-laws tell it, is nearly impossible). The apt-X codec, supported by only a handful of handsets including Samsung’s own Galaxy S III and Note II, boosts the dynamic range of streaming audio. We should get more details, hopefully to include pricing, at CES. Follow our CES 2013 coverage here.

Press Release after break

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the expansion of its digital audio line-up with new devices that easily turn any home entertainment setup into an optimal sound environment. The company’s 2013 AV products feature a number of wireless connectivity enhancements, including the industry’s first soundbar that can connect with a TV using wireless Bluetooth technology.

“With the advances in picture displays, consumers also need to be able to complement their viewing experience with high quality home theater products”

Products highlights include:

  • Samsung’s Vacuum Tube Soundbar (model HW-F750) is the first soundbar to feature a built-in vacuum tube to maximize sound quality, and is the world’s first soundbar that can wirelessly connect with a TV via Bluetooth.
  • Samsung’s Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (model DA-F60) brings advanced sound quality with an apt-X codec, while offering the simplicity of Near-Field Communications (NFC) connectivity.
  • Samsung’s 7.1 Channel Home Theater System (model HT-F9750W) was created to be the perfect counterpart for Samsung’s 2013 TVs, with a Gallium Nitride (GaN) amplifier that delivers pure sound, and design and usability features that bring home a totally seamless experience.
  • Samsung’s Premium Blu-ray Player (model BD-F7500) features advanced upscaling capabilities, allowing users to experience ordinary SD and HD content in superior resolution.

“With the advances in picture displays, consumers also need to be able to complement their viewing experience with high quality home theater products,” said Sunny Lee, Executive Vice President, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “Today’s product introductions prove that consumers can enjoy premium sound and cutting-edge design without sacrificing convenience, simplicity or ease of use.”

As testament to Samsung’s leadership in innovation, design and engineering, the Samsung HW-F750 Soundbar and Samsung BD-F7500 Smart Blu-ray Player have each been awarded a 2013 CES Innovation Award. The new line of home theater products will be on display at Samsung’s booth, located at #12004 in the Central Hall at the 2013 International CES, which will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) from January 8-11, 2013.

Warmer, immersive sounds without hassle or distortion

Samsung’s Vacuum Tube Soundbar (model HW-F750) resolves consumers’ desire for pure power and warm, natural sound by integrating a vacuum tube amplifier into a soundbar for the first time.

Additionally, the HW-750 offers the ultimate in convenience with its SoundShare function, which enables users to wirelessly connect the soundbar to a TV via Bluetooth. Meanwhile, the product’s gyroscope sensor gauges height, rotation and slope to optimize sound quality, whether the soundbar is placed in a horizontal or vertical position. Combined, these features virtually eliminate restrictions on where consumers can place the HW-750 in their homes.

Adding to the product’s ease of use, users can activate the new AirtrackON function, which automatically powers on the soundbar when the TV is turned on, and allows users to control the HW-F750 with a TV remote control. The HW-F750 sports a slim design and separate, wireless subwoofer, making it an ideal companion for the premium design of any Samsung Smart TV. With its stylish, metal design, the product combines the best that vintage and modern technologies have to offer.

The ultimate in portable wireless sound

Samsung’s Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (model DA-F60) offers sound quality and simplicity, whether consumers are at home or on the go. The speaker’s integrated Near-Field Communications (NFC) connectivity makes it easy for consumers to pair the speaker with other NFC devices, such as a smartphone or tablet, by simply tapping the two devices together. Additionally, support for Samsung’s SoundShare feature means users can employ the DA-F60 as a TV speaker using wireless Bluetooth connectivity.

The DA-F60 incorporates neodymium magnets and a passive radiator to produce results typically found in high-end Hi-Fi audio systems, including tuned low-frequency reproduction and virtually no distortion even at high volumes. Users will also enjoy improved performance and a high-quality experience with the built in apt-X codec technology, which boosts the Bluetooth speaker’s extensive dynamic range, particularly at the top end.

Weighing only three pounds, the Samsung DA-F60 is an ideal audio companion that combines both fidelity and portability to reproduce full-range audio outside the home.

A superb combination of the highest quality audio and picture

Samsung’s 7.1 Channel Home Theater System (model HT-F9750W) was created to be the perfect counterpart for a Samsung 2013 TV, with design and usability that bring home a totally seamless experience. The new TV Sound On feature allows users to instantly activate the system’s 1,330-watt sound while muting the internal TV speaker with a single click of the remote control. This flagship HTS incorporates Samsung’s proprietary vacuum tube and digital amplifier, as well as the latest in Smart TV features to create the best entertainment experience available.

For a larger-than-life experience comparable to that of a movie theater, the HT-F9750W offers the multi-dimensional sound of a swivel speaker, coupled with a new DTS® Neo fusion codec – exclusive to Samsung – that further enhances vertical sound to deliver unprecedented sound quality to the home. A Gallium Nitride (GaN) amplifier can handle a sound range beyond the typical audible frequency range. Paired with a vacuum tube pre-amplifier, consumers will enjoy true, natural sound with minimal distortion. A Ceramic Polypropylene Injection Diaphragm (CPID) speaker expands sound resolution so every note is distinct.

The exceptional picture quality of the HT-F9750W is immediately noticeable, even on the Ultra-High Definition (UHD) TV sets coming to market in 2013. Samsung’s 4K Scaler Processor generates true-to-life pictures with vivid colors, and also upscales high-definition content to UHD-level picture quality.

The Blu-ray component of the HT-F9750W can run multiple apps simultaneously, and also offers Samsung’s latest Smart Hub® and AllShare® features. This 1,330-watt system is an excellent addition for any audiophile looking for the finest home entertainment experience.

Enhanced picture performance and speed

Samsung’s Premium Blu-ray Player (model BD-F7500) enhances the joy of watching your favorite movies by transforming ordinary SD and HD content into a superior resolution, such as that delivered by Ultra High Definition (UHD)-supported televisions. This slim player offers a dual-core processor and Samsung’s Smart TV technologies including Smart Hub® and AllShare®, so that users can enjoy unparalleled picture performance through an intuitive, streamlined user interface.

The BD-F7500 is an aesthetic study in black and silver, simultaneously modern, yet classic. Its minimalist high-gloss black finish contrasts with the unit’s aluminum trim, and complements the same design qualities found on many high-end flat-panel displays that feature black lacquered finishes set off by silver bezels.

The BD-F7500’s video processor includes a proprietary Samsung algorithm that improves the visual quality of block-based low bit-rate coded images and reduces blocking artifacts. This feature is especially important for maximizing the visual quality of content streamed from the Internet, as well as improving the quality of picture sharpness. Furthermore, the unit’s 900MHz x 2 high-performance dual-core chipset boosts the unit’s image processing capacity so consumers can enjoy the highest picture quality and the fastest web-browsing speed.

Please visit our booth to experience this future technology first-hand. Samsung’s product line will be displayed January 8-11 at booth #12004 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Full details, video content and product images are available at the Samsung microsite at: www.samsungces.com or mobile site at: m.samsungces.com as well.

The Samsung press conference and Samsung Tomorrow TV CES 2013 Specials will be streamed live on the Samsung Tomorrow blog at: global.samsungtomorrow.com and Samsung’s microsite site also. After the live presentations, videos will be available at http://youtube.com/SamsungTomorrow.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in consumer electronics and the core components that go into them. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 227,000 people across 75 countries with annual sales exceeding US$143 billion. Our goal is opening new possibilities for people everywhere. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

 

 

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Samsung announces new Bluetooth speaker with NFC and apt-X codec support

Samsung Bluetooth Speaker

Samsung has just announced a new set of digital audio equipment, most importantly to us smartphone nerds being a new Bluetooth speaker for pairing with phones and tablets. This newest speaker, model DA-F60, supports both NFC pairing and the apt-X audio codec. This is a not-so-common yet interesting use of NFC, which lets users tap a tablet or phone to the speaker to initiate the bluetooth pairing connection meaning there's no messing around with a manual Bluetooth setup — pretty neat.

Android Central @ CES

Apt-X, if you're not familiar, is a relatively new audio codec available in some devices that improves the dynamic range and quality of streaming bluetooth audio. The list of supported devices is small but growing — including the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2, the HTC One (X, S, V) line and Motorola RAZR (original, HD, Maxx, i, M) line.

We should see a bit more of the new speaker (and Samsung's other offerings) at CES this week, and hopefully have some time to play around with these new ones. No pricing or availability is out just yet, but we should expect those shortly as well.

Source: Samsung (BusinessWire)

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Samsung announces new bluetooth speaker with NFC and apt-X codec support

Samsung Bluetooth Speaker

Samsung has just announced a new set of digital audio equipment, most importantly to us smartphone nerds being a new Bluetooth speaker for pairing with phones and tablets. This newest speaker, model DA-F60, supports both NFC pairing and the apt-X audio codec. This is a not-so-common yet interesting use of NFC, which lets users tap a tablet or phone to the speaker to initiate the bluetooth pairing connection meaning there's no messing around with a manual Bluetooth setup — pretty neat.

Android Central @ CES

Apt-X, if you're not familiar, is a relatively new audio codec available in some devices that improves the dynamic range and quality of streaming bluetooth audio. The list of supported devices is small but growing — including the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2, the HTC One (X, S, V) line and Motorola RAZR (original, HD, Maxx, i, M) line.

We should see a bit more of the new speaker (and Samsung's other offerings) at CES this week, and hopefully have some time to play around with these new ones. No pricing or availability is out just yet, but we should expect those shortly as well.

Source: Samsung (BusinessWire)

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Nexus 4 Mod Allows For Improved Video Bitrate

 

It’s no secret that the Nexus 4 is a device that’s ripe for modifications and all, so a new mod has surfaced that allows for the device to have improved video capabilities. It appears that when you have a Nexus that’s been unlocked and rooted, the video framerate improves from 12Mbps all the way to 20Mbps. All that’s needed is a quick XML change to the following:

  • Using a file browser (like root explorer/es file explorer etc) go to the /system/etc folder
  • Make sure your system is mounted RW
  • Search for the media_profiles.xml file and open it up in any text editor
  • Once you scroll down you will see the following:
    Code:
    <EncoderProfile quality="1080p" fileFormat="mp4" duration="30"> <Video codec="h264" bitRate="12000000" width="1920" height="1080" frameRate="30" /> <Audio codec="aac" bitRate="96000" sampleRate="48000" channels="1" /> </EncoderProfile>
  • Change the bitRate from 12000000 to 20000000
  • Save and reboot.

 

Pretty exciting news indeed, right? You’ll find even more details once you hit the break.

source: XDA

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Nexus 4 Mod Allows For Improved Video Bitrate

 

It’s no secret that the Nexus 4 is a device that’s ripe for modifications and all, so a new mod has surfaced that allows for the device to have improved video capabilities. It appears that when you have a Nexus that’s been unlocked and rooted, the video framerate improves from 12Mbps all the way to 20Mbps. All that’s needed is a quick XML change to the following:

  • Using a file browser (like root explorer/es file explorer etc) go to the /system/etc folder
  • Make sure your system is mounted RW
  • Search for the media_profiles.xml file and open it up in any text editor
  • Once you scroll down you will see the following:
    Code:
    <EncoderProfile quality="1080p" fileFormat="mp4" duration="30"> <Video codec="h264" bitRate="12000000" width="1920" height="1080" frameRate="30" /> <Audio codec="aac" bitRate="96000" sampleRate="48000" channels="1" /> </EncoderProfile>
  • Change the bitRate from 12000000 to 20000000
  • Save and reboot.

 

Pretty exciting news indeed, right? You’ll find even more details once you hit the break.

source: XDA

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Simple Nexus 4 software mod allows for improved video recording with almost double the bitrate

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Those crafty software tinkerers over on XDA are at it again, this time introducing a simple hack/mod for the Nexus 4 that dramatically improves the device’s video capabilities. All you need is a rooted Nexus 4 (with an unlocked bootloader) and a root file manager application with access to your system partition. After a quick XML edit, the Nexus 4′s default bitrate of 12mbps can be increased all the way up to 20mbps. Nice. The instructions are relatively straight forward and are as follows:

  • Using a file browser (like root explorer/es file explorer etc) go to the /system/etc folder
  • Make sure your system is mounted RW
  • Search for the media_profiles.xml file and open it up in any text editor
  • Once you scroll down you will see the following:
    Code:
    <EncoderProfile quality="1080p" fileFormat="mp4" duration="30">
                <Video codec="h264"
                       bitRate="12000000"
                       width="1920"
                       height="1080"
                       frameRate="30" />
                <Audio codec="aac"
                       bitRate="96000"
                       sampleRate="48000"
                       channels="1" />
            </EncoderProfile>
  • Change the bitRate from 12000000 to 20000000
  • Save and reboot.

The jump in quality is said to make for a clearer picture while shooting video, resulting in less noise and artifacts than the default setting. Of course, these newly outputted video files will be a larger in size and, as we all know, the Achilles heel for the Nexus 4 is its lack of storage space. Might have to better manage your media if you plan on using this mod.

The original thread can be found on XDA where the dev responsible has even included a handy zip file for the flashing. As always, make sure you back up your ROM before experimenting with hacks like like this. Let us know how you like the results!

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Arnova FamilyPad – 13.3″ Android 4.0 tablet

Archos has decided that what we really need is a BIGGER kind of Android tablet, revealing the 13.3″ FamilyPad through its budget brand Arnova. The 13.3″ Arnova FamilyPad tablet’s 16:9 ratio display runs at 1280×800 resolution and is powered by a single-core 1GHz processor alongside 1GB of RAM, with Android 4.0 as its OS.

You also get an SD card slot and, laughably for such a huge device, 2MP front and rear cameras. Good luck using a 13.3″ tablet as a camera without losing any shred of human dignity you may have clung on to thus far in life.

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And it comes with a little stand bracket in the box, so you can watch it like a telly. And it does appear to have good video codec support, so that might actually be a good selling point. Read the full specs of the Arnova FamilyPad over on the Arnova site.

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Skype brings new layout, improved audio to Android tablets

Skype for Android tablets

Skype today announced a fairly major update for Android tablets. In addition to the updated layout, there's no an option to sign in and merge your Skype account with your Microsoft account (an offshoot of the Windows-maker buying Skype), improved audio quality, and a number of bugfixes in Skype 3.0.

The audio improvements are brought about by Skype's wideband audio codec, SILK, the company wrote in its official blog.

SILK was designed to capture the richness of human speech. It copes well with the often varying speeds of Internet connections, ensuring that the audio quality is always the best it can be. 

There's a demo of SILK after the break.

Source: Skype

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Skype for Android updates and finally adds in tablet Optimization

Skype pushed out an update to their Android app today that users are sure to be pleased about. The video chat service has finally made their app optimized for Android tablets. Giving you a much better experience when using your larger screen tablets for those important video chats.

In addition to the improved tablet changes, Skype also added support for their audio codec, SILK. Which was designed to capture the richness of the natural human voice. It is designed to help deliver the best audio quality across all internet connection types to make sure your voice is heard loud and clear versus garbled and broken. Skype 3.0 also lets you sign in and merge with your Microsoft account for a more seamless experience.

 If you have Skype installed go hit up the Play Store and snag the update. If you want to give the latest update a try but don’t have it installed, then simply click or scan the QR code found below.

Application: Skype – free IM & video calls
Developer: Skype
Cost: FREE

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Grandstream Brings Android Smartphone Technology to the Desktop

Google’s mobile operating system, Android, is one of the most powerful and popular open source mobile operating system in the world right now. The smart phone technology has a lot to offer when it comes to user customizability and performance tuning. There are a lot of companies worldwide who have altered the operating system according to their needs. Today, another company has announced that it has built a generic product on Android which can be customized further to suit customer needs.

Grandstream Networks, the leading manufacturer of IP voice/video telephony and video surveillance solutions, has come up with a new product which puts the familiarity of the mobile operating system and its power to a desktop computer. The GXP2200 Enterprise Application Phone for Android is the product in question. This new desktop smart HD phone is the company’s first SIP phone, and also, one of the very few IP phones in the world which run on Android. The key features of the IP phone are as follows:

  • Android operating system 2.3 (Gingerbread) based, with access to tremendous 3rd party applications (such as Skype, Google Voice, Microsoft Lync client, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, Yahoo Flickr, Google Calendar, Angry Birds, weather, news, etc.)
  • 6-lines with up to 6 SIP accounts
  • 480×272 capacitive touchscreen TFT color LCD with multi-touch control
  • Wideband HD audio, with support for most of the popular voice codec (G.722/G.711/G.729/etc.), audio codec (AAC/MP3/WMA/Real/etc.), video codec (H.264/H.263/MPEG4 decoding), and video streaming from mobile phones/IP video phones/IP cameras (such as Grandstream’s GXV31xx series video phones and GXV35xx/36xx series IP surveillance cameras)
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports (10/100/1000 Mbps) with integrated PoE
  • Integrated Bluetooth for phonebook/data exchange and call transfer with Bluetooth enabled mobile phones and Bluetooth headsets
  • USB and SD port for applications/photos loading and call recording
  • 6-way conferencing, large phonebook of up to 1000 contacts, and up to 500 call records
  • Up to 4 cascaded extension modules with LCD display supported
  • Advanced security and privacy protection using HTTPS, TLS, SRTP, AES
  • Electronic Hook Switch (EHS) support for Plantronics handsets
  • Integrated Webkit based high performance Web browser
  • Advanced SDK/API for custom application development and deployment control
  • 11 native languages supported

Are you interested in buying this for your organization? Well, this link will give you more info on the product.

Source: GrandStream

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LG’s first VoLTE Bluetooth headset revealed: Tone + packs ‘high-quality’ audio codec

LG's first VoLTE Bluetooth headset revealed Tone adds

LG isn’t short of a few Voice over LTE handsets, but this neck-hugging Bluetooth handset promises to offer similarly crisp voice calls, if the feature’s available, without the need to fumble around in your pockets . The Tone + headset totes a pair of in-ear buds, is available in both white and black and will even vibrate in Battle Royale terror style when you receive a call. LG has built in a “professional grade audio codec”, the aptX, to improve audio performance alongside that VoLTE compatibility. The headphones can event pair to two devices (even two smartphones) and read out your received SMS messages. You can expect the micro-USB rechargeable Tone+ to last around 15 hours of talk-time, or 500 hours on standby. Pricing is yet to be confirmed, but LG promise to launch the device in the US, Korea and China by the end of the month.

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MX Player Updated To v1.7, Brings Background Playback, Improved Software Decoding On Tegra 3 Devices, And More

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MX has always been a pretty impressive video player – it’s chocked full of useful features and offers nearly every codec imaginable. Today, it received an update to v1.7 that brings a fair amount of performance improvements for various devices, as well as one really neat key feature: background playback.

Changelog:

  • Stabilized S/W decoder on Tegra 3 devices such as ASUS Transformer Prime, HTC One X, Nexus 7.
  • Added new hardware decoder named H/W+. (However, H/W+ decoder is available only on limited devices)
  • Added support for x86 CPU.
  • Added background play. (long presss play button)
  • Added supprot for custom FFmpeg build.

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Skype promising CD quality sound from new ‘Opus’ audio codec, fewer choppy calls

Skype‘s got a new audio codec that it thinks you should be pumped about, and it’s called “Opus.” It’s been kicked around at Skype since March 2009, though work didn’t begin in earnest until June of the same year, and it was just certified by the IETF as a standard of online audio. Senior Skype architect Koen Vos lead a team of audio engineers to create the hybrid audio codec, combining Skype’s own “SILK” codec with Xiph.Org’s “CELT” codec, intending to create a low-bandwidth codec “designed for the internet.” But what does that mean for us? It means “CD quality” audio (fullband stereo sound) over Skype, regardless of internet connection. And what about those pesky packet loss issues that cause Skype calls to often sound choppy? “It has multiple mechanics to deal with and recover from packet loss plaguing the network,” promises audio/video product engineering director Karlheinz Wurm. So … uh, less of a chance of sounding like an Autobot then? Great!

Wurm says the new codec “will make a quiet but crystal clear entry into the world” without naming exactly when. And yes, Opus is expected to become standard across all Skype platforms. What’s that, you want to watch a 45 minute speech about Opus? We’ve got you covered, just below the break.

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HTC Bluetooth music adapter now shipping from Sprint

HTC Bluetooth Music Adaptor

We've been waiting to get the HTC Bluetooth Music Adaptor into our cars since we first saw it at Mobile World Congress in February, and now it's finally available for purchase. As you'll recall, it's a simple dongle that plugs into your car stereo AUX port (or any other 3.5mm jack, really), and allows you to wirelessly stream your music over Bluetooth. And in addition to using the standard A2DP profile, it's got the CSR aptX codec, so your music (theoretically) should sound great over the notoriously janky Bluetooth. Sprint's currently got the adaptor listed at $59.99.

Could you just plug in your phone via the 3.5mm jack? Sure. But that's not really The Future, is it? The other caveat is that you'll have to keep the adaptor charged, but Sprint rates it at 5 hours of play time and 120 hours of standby time. We've got our order on the way, so stay tuned for the full review.

Purchase: HTC Bluetooth Music Adaptor from Sprint; via EVO 4G LTE forums

 

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Samsung Galaxy S III – Android 4.0 on a 4.8″ Super AMOLED display

It’s real. It exists. Samsung’s next Galaxy model is indeed known as the Galaxy S III, a phone Samsung’s pitching as “a phone that listens” to the user. It does come with a physical Home key beneath its 4.8″ display, which sits between Back and Menu options. This goes against Google’s new Android design philosophy somewhat, but then Samsung is big enough to do whatever it damn well likes these days.

The Galaxy S III’s display runs at 1280×720, there’s a large 2,100mAh battery inside, plus a front-facing camera rated at 1.9megapixels. Here’s the first official imagery:

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Samsung’s most keen on talking about the design of the S III rather than its tech prowess, concentrating on the phone’s curved, slimline chassis and materials. Just like HTC did with its HTC One range.

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Also of note is that the numerous images we’ve seen of the S III floating about in recent months have been fakes, with Samsung doing a top job of keeping the final look of the S III completely secret thanks to those clever prototype housings.

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You get blue and white versions. Plus there’s a model with 64MB of internal storage coming later.

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The 8MP camera takes 3.3 shots per second in Samsung’s burst mode, up to a maximum of 20. It is EXACTLY the same as the feature within HTC’s One range of phones. We liked that, so will like this.

Full tech specs below:

Samsung GALAXY S III Product Specifications

Network
2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G (Dependent on market)

Display
4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED (1280×720) display

OS
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Camera
Main(Rear): 8 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BIS

Sub (Front): 1.9 Mega pixel camera, HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BIS

 

Video
Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark
Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p)

Audio
Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X

Additional Features
S Beam, Buddy photo share, Share shot
AllShare Play, AllShare Cast
Smart stay, Social tag, Group tag, Face zoom, Face slide show
Direct call, Smart alert, Tap to top, Camera quick access
Pop up play
S Voice
Burst shot & Best photo, Recording snapshot, HDR

Google™ Mobile Services
Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude
Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies
Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,
Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads

Connectivity
WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40
GPS/GLONASS
NFC
Bluetooth® 4.0(LE)

Sensor
Accelerometer, RGB light, Digital compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer

Memory
16/ 32GB User memory (64GB available soon) + microSD slot (up to 64GB)

Dimension

136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm, 133g

Battery
2,100 mAh

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Samsung Announces Quad-Core Exynos Processor, Will Be Featured In The Upcoming Galaxy S III

 

Looks like as we get closer to the big day next week, Samsung will ease up a bit and start releasing some official news for the masses. To that end, Sammy has officially announced its quad-core Exynos 1.4GHz screamer. The processor is based off the ARM CORTEXTM A9 chip and will feature some impressive characteristics. In addition to having the capability to give top-flight performance while consuming less power than its competition, the quad-core Exynos processor will incorporate a full HD 30 frame per second video hardware codec engine for high resolution 1080p video recording and playback. Impressive indeed.

In some not-so-surprising news, Sammy has big plans for the chip. For starters, the quad-core chip will be the processor featured in the Galaxy S III smartphone. That means those impressive benchmarks we saw yesterday were you guessed it— based off of this blazing fast processor and technology. Samsung is possibly exploring the option of having the chip used by other manufacturers too. Don’t believe me? Here’s Sammy directly:

 “Samsung’s Exynos 4 Quad is also sampling to other major handset makers.”

Seeing Samsung chips in devices made by other manufacturers…? I never thought I’d see the say. Ladies and gentlemen, a new era of the smartphone wars and smartphone technology is set to begin. Hit the break for the full presser from Sammy.

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

Designed on 32nm HKMG process, new energy-efficient chip exceeds 1.4GHz per core.

SEOUL, Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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® CORTEXTM 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.

Last year, Samsung introduced a new online hub dedicated to its Exynos processor. Designed to facilitate easy communication with industry partners and end users, the new micro-site takes you a step closer to the ultimate experience Exynos delivers; product information, user experience and information on promotion events. More information can be found at http://www.samsung.com/exynos.


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Samsung announces Galaxy Tab 2 series, with last year’s specs

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The Mobile World Congress madness is taking off. While it is going to be the year of the quad-core processor, for Barcelona, there is also a plethora of dual-core goodness coming. An example is the Galaxy Tab 2 series, which have just been announced by Samsung.

The only noticeable upgrade from last year’s Galaxy Tab devices seems to be the fact that these come with Android 4.0. Aside from that, you will find pretty much the same deal in a different package. Specs include a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of internal storage (also an 8 GB version of the 7-inch tablet) a 3 MP rear-facing camera and a VGA front-facing camera.

The Galaxy Tab 2 tablets will come in WiFi-only and 3G versions, as well as 7-inch and 10.1-inch form-factors. You can pick your own preferences. The main difference between the two is that the battery for the 7-inch version is only a 4,000 mAh one, while the 10.1 device has a whopping 7,000 mAh battery.

We will have time to spend some hands-on time later on, so stay tuned to see how these tablets do. We should also be expecting that 10-inch Galaxy Note we have been seeing around.

Samsung’s new GALAXY Tab 2 series offers optimal multimedia experiences in life

Samsung introduces its first line-up of tablets for 2012 with the launch of the GALAXY Tab 2 series, expanding the choice of tablets to customers. The GALAXY Tab 2 series includes a 7" version and a 10.1" version. Starting from UK, the GALAXY Tab 2 series will be launched in global market from March.

The GALAXY Tab 2 series is available in 3G and WiFi versions, as well as in 7" and 10.1" variants. Light and portable, the GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) is the ideal personal on-the-go device; while the larger GALAXY Tab 2 (10.1) is well-suited for home and family use.

The GALAXY Tab 2 series is exhibited at Samsung stand (Hall 8), Mobile World Congress 2012. For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com.

Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) Product Specifications

Network
HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100
Processor
1 GHz Dual-Core Processor
Display
7" WSVGA(600×1024) PLS TFT
OS
Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich)
Camera
Main(Rear): 3 Megapixel Camera
Sub(Front): VGA for Video Call
Video
Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8
Format: 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MKV, WebM
Playback/ Recording: Full HD@30fps, HD@30fps
Audio
Codec: MP3, AAC, AC-3, AMR, FLAC, MID, WMA, WAV, OGG
Music Player with SoundAlive
3.5mm Ear Jack
Value-added Features & Services
Samsung TouchWiz/ Samsung L!ve Panel
Samsung Apps
Samsung Hub*
- Readers Hub/ Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub
Samsung Hub Widget*
- Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub
Samsung S Suggest* (App recommendation service)
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
Samsung AllShare Play*
Samsung Kies / Samsung Kies air
GoogleTM Mobile Services
Android Market™, Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Maps™,
Syncing with Google Calendar™, Google Search, Google +
Polaris document editor
A-GPS, Glonass
Connectivity
Bluetooth technology v 3.0
USB 2.0 Host
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Sensor
Accelerometer, Digital compass, Light
Proximity(* Available on 3G version only)
Memory
8/16/32GB User memory + 1GB (RAM)
microSD (up to 32GB)
Dimension
193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm, 345g
Battery
Standard battery, Li-ion 4,000mAh

* Availability and launching time of the services may differ by region.
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 (10.1) Product Specifications

Network
HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100
Processor
1 GHz Dual-Core Processor
Display
10.1" WXGA(1280×800) PLS TFT
OS
Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich)
Camera
Main(Rear): 3 Megapixel Camera
Sub(Front): VGA for Video Call
Video
Codec: MPEG4, H.264. H.263, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8
Format: 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MKV, WebM
Playback/ Recording: Full HD@30fps, HD@30fps
Audio
Codec: MP3, AAC, AC-3, AMR, FLAC, MID, WMA, WAV, OGG
Music Player with SoundAlive
3.5mm Ear Jack
Value-added Features & Services
Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel
Samsung Apps
Samsung Hub
- Readers Hub/ Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub
Samsung Hub Widget*
- Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub
Samsung S Suggest* (App recommendation service)
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
Samsung AllShare Play
Samsung Kies / Samsung Kies air
GoogleTM Mobile Services
- Android Market™, Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Maps™,
Syncing with Google Calendar™, Google Search, Google +
Polaris document editor
A-GPS, Glonass
Connectivity
Bluetooth technology v 3.0
USB 2.0 Host
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Sensor
Accelerometer, Digital compass, Light
Memory
16/32GB User memory + 1GB (RAM)
microSD (up to 32GB)
Dimension
256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm , 588g
Battery
Standard battery, Li-ion 7,000 mAh

* Availability and launching time of the services may differ by region.
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.


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Samsung officially announces the Galaxy Tab 2 in both 7-inch and 10.1-inch variants

Samsung just officially announced the Galaxy Tab 2, which will come in both 7-inch (pictured below)and 10.1-inch (pictured above) versions. We already got a glimpse of the 7-inch version a couple of weeks ago, but weren’t certain about the 10.1-inch version. They will both come in 3G and WiFi versions and have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich along with TouchWiz on top. As far as thickness goes, the 7-inch will be 10.5mm thick and the 10.1-inch will come in at 9.7mm.

The specs aren’t the greatest, but expect both tabs to be priced very competitively. Speaking of pricing, it wasn’t mentioned in the presser, nor was availability. We will let you know more as soon as we hear anything.

Specs, another image, and full press release after the break.

Product Specs:

  • 7” WSVGA (600×1024) PLS TFT or 10.1” WXGA (1280×800) PLS TFT
  • 1 GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 3MP rear camera, VGA front camera
  • Choice of 16GB or 32GB of internal memory
  • microSD for up to 32GB of extra storage
  • 4,000mAh battery
  • HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100
  • Bluetooth 3.0 and WiFi
  • 193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm, 345g (7-inch) / 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm , 588g (10.1-inch)
  • Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich)

Full press release after the break:
Samsung’s new GALAXY Tab 2 series offers optimal multimedia experiences in life

Samsung introduces its first line-up of tablets for 2012 with the launch of the GALAXY Tab 2 series, expanding the choice of tablets to customers. The GALAXY Tab 2 series includes a 7” version and a 10.1” version. Starting from UK, the GALAXY Tab 2 series will be launched in global market from March.

The GALAXY Tab 2 series is available in 3G and WiFi versions, as well as in 7” and 10.1” variants. Light and portable, the GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) is the ideal personal on-the-go device; while the larger GALAXY Tab 2 (10.1) is well-suited for home and family use.

The GALAXY Tab 2 series is exhibited at Samsung stand (Hall 8), Mobile World Congress 2012. For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com.

Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) Product Specifications

 

Network

 HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100

Processor

1 GHz Dual-Core Processor

Display

 7” WSVGA(600×1024) PLS TFT

OS

Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich)

Camera

Main(Rear): 3 Megapixel CameraSub(Front): VGA for Video Call

Video

Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8Format: 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MKV, WebMPlayback/ Recording: Full HD@30fps, HD@30fps

Audio

Codec: MP3, AAC, AC-3, AMR, FLAC, MID, WMA, WAV, OGGMusic Player with SoundAlive3.5mm Ear Jack

Value-added

Features &
Services

Samsung TouchWiz/ Samsung L!ve Panel
Samsung Apps
Samsung Hub*- Readers Hub/ Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub
Samsung Hub Widget*- Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub
Samsung S Suggest* (App recommendation service)
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
Samsung AllShare Play*
Samsung Kies / Samsung Kies air
GoogleTM Mobile Services- Android Market™, Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Maps™,Syncing with Google Calendar™, Google Search, Google +
Polaris document editor
A-GPS, Glonass

Connectivity

Bluetooth technology v 3.0USB 2.0 HostWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct

Sensor

Accelerometer, Digital compass, LightProximity(* Available on 3G version only)

Memory

8/16/32GB User memory + 1GB (RAM)microSD (up to 32GB)

Dimension

193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm, 345g

Battery

 Standard battery, Li-ion 4,000mAh

* Availability and launching time of the services may differ by region.

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

 

 

Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 (10.1) Product Specifications

 

Network

 HSPA+ 21Mbps  850/900/1900/2100

Processor

1 GHz Dual-Core Processor

Display

 10.1” WXGA(1280×800) PLS TFT

OS

Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich)

Camera

Main(Rear): 3 Megapixel CameraSub(Front): VGA for Video Call

Video

Codec: MPEG4, H.264. H.263, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8 Format: 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MKV, WebMPlayback/ Recording: Full HD@30fps, HD@30fps

Audio

Codec: MP3, AAC, AC-3, AMR, FLAC, MID, WMA, WAV, OGGMusic Player with SoundAlive3.5mm Ear Jack

Value-added

Features &
Services

Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel
Samsung Apps
Samsung Hub- Readers Hub/ Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub
Samsung Hub Widget*- Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub
Samsung S Suggest* (App recommendation service)
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
Samsung AllShare Play
Samsung Kies / Samsung Kies air
GoogleTM Mobile Services- Android Market™, Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Maps™,Syncing with Google Calendar™, Google Search, Google +
Polaris document editor
A-GPS, Glonass

Connectivity

Bluetooth technology v 3.0USB 2.0 HostWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct

Sensor

Accelerometer, Digital compass, Light

Memory

16/32GB User memory + 1GB (RAM)microSD (up to 32GB)

Dimension

256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm , 588g

Battery

 Standard battery, Li-ion 7,000 mAh

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* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

 


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Samsung announces 10.1″ Galaxy Tab 2 update

Samsung showed us a new 7″ Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 last week, now it’s announced that there will also be a larger 10.1″ version of the updated tablet. The tech spec sheet of the 10″ Galaxy Tab 2 is mostly the same as that of the smaller model, coming with Android 4.0 and a 1GHz dual-core processor, although its bigger display runs at a much higher 1280×800 resolution and there’s a huge 7,000mAh battery inside.

The 10″ Tab 2 has the same 3MP rear camera and VGA front-facing chat cam as the 7″ model, plus there will be the usual array of hardware choices on sale – with both 16 and 32GB memory options with the choice of wi-fi only or full 3G radio versions.

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Samsung says they will launch in the UK from “March onwards”. Here’s the brief announcement from Samsung, covering both the 7″ and 10″ models of Galaxy Tab 2. Full tech specs of the newly revealed 10″ model are at the end:

INTRODUCING SAMSUNG’S NEW GALAXY TAB 2 SERIES

Spain, Barcelona – February 26, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd introduces its first line-up of tablets for 2012 with the launch of the Galaxy Tab 2 series, further expanding the choice of Samsung tablets available to consumers. The Galaxy Tab 2 series includes both a 7” and a 10.1” version and will be available in the UK from March onwards.

The Galaxy Tab 2 series, available in both 3G and WiFi, are light weight and portable. The Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) is ideal for people that like to carry pocket sized devices, whilst the larger Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) is well-suited for those that like to carry a larger screen or for use at home and by all the family.

The Galaxy Tab 2 series is exhibited at Samsung stand (Hall 8), Mobile World Congress 2012. For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com.

Network
HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100

Processor
1 GHz Dual-Core Processor

Display
10.1” WXGA(1280×800) PLS TFT

OS
Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich)

Camera
Main(Rear): 3 Megapixel Camera
Sub(Front): VGA for Video Call

Video
Codec: MPEG4, H.264. H.263, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8
Format: 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MKV, WebM
Playback/ Recording: Full HD@30fps, HD@30fps

Audio
Codec: MP3, AAC, AC-3, AMR, FLAC, MID, WMA, WAV, OGG
Music Player with SoundAlive
3.5mm Ear Jack

Value-added Features & Services
Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel
Samsung Apps
Samsung Hub
- Readers Hub/ Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub
Samsung Hub Widget*
- Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub
Samsung S Suggest* (App recommendation service)
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
Samsung AllShare Play
Samsung Kies / Samsung Kies air

GoogleTM Mobile Services
- Android Market™, Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Maps™,Syncing with Google Calendar™, Google Search, Google +

Polaris document editor

A-GPS, Glonass

Connectivity
Bluetooth technology v 3.0
USB 2.0 Host
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct

Sensor
Accelerometer, Digital compass, Light

Memory
16/32GB User memory + 1GB (RAM)
microSD (up to 32GB)

Dimension
256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm , 588g

Battery
Standard battery, Li-ion 7,000 mAh

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Philips GoGear Connect 3 launching “mid January” for £160

The Philips GoGear Connect 3 was first announced last year at the IFA trade show – now it has a UK launch date. Philips says it’ll arrive in “mid January” for a price of £160, with the first place to stock the media player being high street chain Argos.

For your £160 you get a wi-fi enabled media player running Android 2.3, along with official access to the Android Market, a 3.2″ capacitive touchscreen and what Philips says is “wide codec support” so it ought to play most common media formats. And it looks pretty nice:

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The first model will arrive with 8GB of onboard storage. Here’s the full thing about it from the people:

GoGear Connect 3 – Goes Android

Access to an unlimited world of music, apps and games is at your fingertips

London – With the Philips GoGear Connect 3 the entertainment truly never stops thanks to an unlimited gateway to the latest apps, games and music as well as access to the wider internet. Powered by Android Gingerbread and with built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the player delivers access to over 300,000 apps and games currently in the Android market plus all the other benefits of being online, such as email and Skype.

A bright and capacitive 3.2” touch-screen, allows easy and accurate control of all the apps and content. Videos can be enjoyed in high-definition playback up to 720p. And with a wide codec support, the GoGear Connect 3 will play almost any music or video format.

With a full complement of Philips advanced sound technology, including FullSound, Sound Personalization and Surround for Movies, the Connect delivers the superior sound that the Philips GoGear range is renowned for, whether playing games, watching music or listening to your favorite music.

The GoGear Connect 3 offers all the advantages of the Android experience, including:

· Customizable home screen, keyboard and widgets
· Use as mass storage device
· Access to the Android market without need of credit card details
· Unlimited gaming
· Many email and communication apps

For easy management of all your music, the GoGear Connect 3 includes Philips Songbird, PC software; an easy-to-use program that makes syncing music from your PC hassle free. The LikeMusic feature also makes listening to your music easier; when enjoying a certain track click the icon and the device will build a smart playlist of similar types of music

The Connect 3 is also compatible with Philips SimplyShare app, which enables you to share content through a variety of Philips and third party DLNA enabled products, such as network music players, wireless speakers, home cinema systems or TVs. Moving between Philips products becomes a simple swipe that’s enough to share your media such as watching your personal photos or videos on a connected TV.

The 8GB version of the GoGear Connect 3 (SA3CNT08K) will be available from mid-January from Argos for an estimated selling cost of £160

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Sonos Controller update to v3.6 brings tablet support, Slacker Radio and more

The Sonos Controller app for Android has finally received another update today bringing the music app to version 3.6 and it is available now. The popular hi-fi speakers come in many varieties and if you own any you’ll be happy to know today’s update brings plenty of much needed features, including Slacker Radio support.

If you want to learn more you can view our Sonos Controller hands-on video with a few pictures and details on how everything works. The app received an update back in July with SD support and additional languages but today’s update gives us a bunch of new awesome features.

We now have extended support for Spotify with more features like checking your inbox and more. They’ve added full Slacker Radio integration, support for Android 2.2 and above tablets (including the Kindle Fire). We’ve been hoping for a tablet specific application with neat controls and options that will take advantage of the larger screen space but that hasn’t happened yet. We also have alarm and AAC+ codec support with the latest version of Sonos Controller.

All the details are available along with the latest version in the Android Market. Give it a try or update today by clicking here.

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Apple’s lossless ALAC goes open source, it’s like FLAC for iPods

iTunes LogoWell, it’s not nearly as exciting as a new iPhone, but Apple recently announced a bit of news that will set people in certain circles abuzz. The company’s lossless audio codec, ALAC, is going open source. Similar to FLAC, the Apple Lossless Audio Codec offers some file compression while still delivering a bit-for-bit recreation of the original source material. The primary difference being that Apple devices and software do not support FLAC (at least without some tinkering) but can handle the Cupertino developed ALAC. The decision to release the code under the Apache license won’t have much of an immediate impact on your digital audio routine, but expect support for ALAC to start popping up in more media players (both hardware and software) soon.

Apple’s lossless ALAC goes open source, it’s like FLAC for iPods originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 28 Oct 2011 12:55:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Philips GoGear Connect 3 with Wi-Fi – now with Android 2.3

As well as a series of bonkers speaker docks, Philips has today announced a new update of its GoGear portable audio players. The GoGear Connect 3 with Wi-Fi is now powered by Android 2.3, with a 3.2″ capacitive screen backed up by “wide codec support” to ensure as many popular video formats as possible are supported.

Philips claims it’s good for 720p playback, too. Here it is, looking pleasingly chunky:

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And are those gold things physical music control buttons? Here’s the full announcement which does not answer that question:

Philips introduces GoGear Connect 3 with Wi-Fi based on Android 2.3

Berlin, Germany – The most advanced portable devices from the Philips GoGear range will be unveiled at this year’s IFA. The GoGear Connect 3 with Wi-Fi has been designed with Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread, the latest Android operating system for small portable devices. Philips GoGear Connect 3 brings you high speed internet via Wi-Fi to your finger tips and the opportunity to delve into over 300,000 apps and games available on the Android Market™.

Boasting a bright and capacitive 3.2” touch-screen, you can quickly and easily browse the internet as well as your own selection of games, music and movies. The Google functions like search, Gmail, Google Talk or YouTube are easily accessible from the home screen.

Videos can be enjoyed with high-definition playback up to 720 p. And of course you have wide codec support, which means the GoGear Connect 3 will play almost any music or video format.

Of course the GoGear Connect 3 offers you all the advantages of the Android experience:

- Customizable home screen, keyboard and widgets
- Use as mass storage device
- Easy access to the Android market without need of credit card details
- Unlimited gaming fun

Created with the best in Philips sound technology, including FullSound™, Sound Personalization and Surround for Movies, it delivers the superior sound that the Philips GoGear range is renowned for and is a fantastic new product for all music lovers and gamers.

To perfectly enjoy your music, the GoGear Connect 3 comes with the PC software Philips Songbird, an easy-to-use program that makes syncing music from your PC hassle free. Plus, there’s no need to sort through your music library to find the perfect tracks. Just pick one, click the LikeMusic icon and the Philips patented technology will instantly build a smart playlist by matching music with similar characteristics.

The Philips SimplyShare app enables you to share content through a variety of Philips and third party DLNA enabled products, such as the GoGear Connect 3, Network Music Players, Wi-Fi enabled cameras and photoframes, wireless speakers, home cinema systems or your TV. Between Philips products a simple swipe is enough to watch your personal photos or videos on a larger TV screen, streaming e.g. from your GoGear Connect 3.

Visit www.philips.com/gogear for more information on Philips portable audio and video players.

Related posts:

  1. Philips brings Android support to its Fidelio audio docks
  2. Archos brings Android to DECT and internet radio
  3. UPDATE: Sony announces Music Unlimited for Android – with “over seven million songs”

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Hack adds 1080p 24Mbit/s recording to Samsung Galaxy S II

The Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone has sold very well for the company with a over a million units sold in Korea alone since it launched. The smartphone is certainly popular and a new hack has surfaced that will make the SII record even better video that it is capable of from the factory. The hack comes by way of modder hyperX and adds some notable features to the mix. Those features include 24 Mbit/s 1080p 30fps recording with 44.1khz 192-bit audio.

Right out of the box the Galaxy S II is capable of recording 16Mbit/s 1080p HD in MP4 format with the H.264 codec using AAC mono audio. The new hack adds significantly to the capabilities of the onboard camera and is a very nice addition to the device. The hack still records mono sound because the SII has only one mic onboard making stereo sound impossible.

Now that Galaxy S II owners are excited about the video cam mod the bad news lands. The mod is not quite ready for public consumption just yet. Apparently, hyperX needs to polish it up a bit before offering to geeks everywhere. We will have to wait and see when the hack comes to the public.

[via SlashGear]

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Android Finally Gains Native FLAC Support Starting With Version 3.1

image While it doesn’t affect those of you who have no idea what FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is, today’s Android 3.1 announcement (see the SDK release here) will make a lot of people who gave up MP3s for FLAC files happy. Forget happy – think ecstatic. Unlike MP3s, FLAC is a lossless codec, meaning it does not degrade in quality after compression, making it the perfect solution for audiophiles who really care about the quality of their sound.

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Ainol Honeycomb tablet promises IPS display, huge 1080p codec support

Ainol may be better known for their Full HD capable PMPs, but the company is turning to Android 3.0 Honeycomb and a proper tablet. According to some teaser spec pages, the so-far unnamed slate will have a 1280 x 800 IPS capacitive touchscreen display and run a SoChip Cortex-A9 processor.

They’re impressive specs, given tablets with IPS displays – such as the iPad 2 – are in relatively short supply. 1080p HD support is promised, with a fair amount of codec compatibility as well: MKV, AVI, WMV, H.264, XviD and MPEG.

Considering one the continued shortcomings of Android is its patchy media support out of the box, that could be enough to earn the Ainol slate a niche of its own. Pricing, screen size, release dates and other specs are still unknown at this stage.

[via MP4Nation]

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Ericsson delivers HD voice on CDMA, crystal clear calling coming to a network near you

Smartphones continue to improve in the “smart” areas: better screens, faster processors, more memory, etc., but there’s not been a lot of innovation in the phone aspect of those devices. HD voice technology can change that, but since its introduction in 2009, hi-fi calling was only available on GSM networks… until now. Ericsson has just made the first HD voice call via CDMA — made possible by a new Enhanced Variable Rate Codec Narrowband-Wideband (EVRC-NW for the awkward acronym-loving crowd). The codec delivers sound in the 50Hz – 7000Hz range, which makes traditional calls limited to the 300Hz – 3400Hz spectrum sound like they’re coming from a drive-thru attendant at your local Mickey D’s. So far, the tech’s limited to the lab, but here’s hoping Ericsson lets it roam free to deliver the dulcet tones of our friends and family sooner rather than later.

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Ericsson delivers HD voice on CDMA, crystal clear calling coming to a network near you originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 18 Mar 2011 05:53:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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