Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Chinese Manufacturer accused Apple of pirating its program Siri voice assistant

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.

Chinese Manufacturer  accused  Apple  of pirating its program Siri voice assistant

The U.S. giant Apple computer appeared Wednesday before a Chinese court after being accused by a local manufacturer to copy the program  voice assistant Siri. 

Zhizhen Network Technology Co. claims that Apple violated its patent voice recognition software Xiao i Robot. The two sides were to present evidence Wednesday during a preliminary hearing, according to representatives of the Chinese company. 

The company ensures that patented Xiao Zhizhen i Robot in 2004, while Siri, which was marketed to output version of the Apple iPhone 4S in 2011, was developed in 2007

The program of the Chinese company, which claims more than 100 million customers in the country, allows applications similar to Apple and works with both iOS brand apple as with its rival Android. 

Zhizhen "asked Apple to stop manufacturing and selling products using its patents, once the violation has been established," said If Weijiang, a lawyer for the Chinese company. "We do not exclude the possibility of seeking damages in the future," he added. For its part, Apple refused to make any comment. After the preliminary hearing, the process should take place in July, according to a spokesman Zhizhen.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Samsung GALAXY S 4 can easily print documents, photos and web pages directly to HP printers.

WorldWide Tech & Science.
Francisco De Jesùs.

HP and Samsung Launch New Mobile Print Offering

New Samsung GALAXY S 4 can easily print documents, photos and web pages directly to HP printers
PALO ALTO, Calif. — HP today unveiled a new print offering built within select Samsung devices to provide users an easy way to print directly to more than 180 HP network printer models across the HP inkjet and HP LaserJet portfolios.
The collaboration demonstrates HP’s continued investment and leadership in the mobile printing space by satisfying a common need for today’s mobile user—on-demand, customized printing from virtually anywhere.
Different from current mobile printing apps on the market, the new embedded solution from HP and Samsung requires no setup, tools, drivers or network configurations to adjust on the phone, making mobile printing effortless and convenient. In addition, the print offering is one of the only solutions to offer sophisticated printer settings and options that include duplex printing, color, orientation and paper type. By offering these capabilities and much more, this new mobile print enablement will make printing on the go easier, saving time for the mobile worker and beyond.
Print functionality will be supported with the upcoming release of the Samsung GALAXY S 4 and will be available later this year as a firmware upgrade to the Samsung GALAXY S III and Note II, enabling built-in, wireless printing compatibility.
Users can print in two ways: by automatically connecting their Samsung mobile device and HP printer on the same local network via Wi-Fi, or by using HP technology via wireless direct print.(1)
“Customers continue to look for ways to print from their smartphones and tablets,” said Stephen Nigro, senior vice president, Inkjet and Printing Solutions and Graphics Solutions Business, Printing and Personal Systems Group, HP. “This partnership with Samsung is the latest example of how HP is making it easy to print what you want from wherever you are.”
The Samsung print solution is HP’s latest feature for its mobile print portfolio that also includesHP ePrint.
The built-in print solution works in three simple steps: choose a document, photo or web page ;(2) select a printer (either on Wi-Fi or directly); and hit print. The embedded solution also offers additional, convenient print options for the user, including number of copies, paper size, orientation, paper type, color mode, double-sided printing and job completion status.
Availability and support
The print solution is compatible with nearly 200 HP printer models across the HP inkjet and HP LaserJet printer portfolios.(3)
The built-in print button will be available on many applications of the Samsung mobile devices, including: Email Client, Android Browser, Photo Gallery, Contacts, S Note and Polaris Office.

(1) Available on select models.
(2) Printable file formats include JPG, PNG, HTML, PDF and MS Office.
(3) Includes HP Deskjet, HP ENVY, HP Photosmart, HP Officejet, HP Officejet Pro, HP LaserJet Pro, HP Color LaserJet Pro, HP LaserJet Enterprise and HP Color LaserJet Enterprise.

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LG Technology to Debut in Smart Video Feature in Optimus G Pro.

WorldWide Tech & Science.
Francisco De Jesùs.

LG Technology to Debut in Smart Video Feature in Optimus G Pro

 Smart Video, a new multimedia UX feature from LG Electronics (LG), will be unveiled for the first time in the Optimus G Pro. Smart Video takes viewing videos on mobile devices to a whole new level of convenience with eye recognition that eliminates the need to manually control playback during the viewing experience.

Through the implementation of advanced eye recognition technology, Smart Video recognizes the position of the viewer’s eyes and automatically plays or stops the video without any manual input from the user. When the viewer’s eyes are no longer focused on the smartphone display, the front camera recognizes this and immediately pauses the video automatically. Once the user’s gaze returns to the smartphone, the video resumes playback from the point last viewed.

In addition to the Smart Video feature, Optimus G Pro will also be equipped with the world’s first Dual Camerafunction. The Dual Camera  feature is an extension of the Dual Recording feature which debuted on the Optimus G Pro introduced in the Korean market last month. Dual Camera simultaneously captures photographs using both the front and back cameras for a picture-in-picture composition. Users can now be a part of the story, not just observers.

  • “LG is continuously innovating to offer creative ways to offer a user experience that adds value to our customers,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.“It’s the positive UX that will differentiate smartphones in 2013 and beyond, not only cutting-edge hardware specs.”

The Smart Video and Dual Camera features will be introduced as a part of the Value Pack upgrade which will be offered for the Optimus G Pro in the Korean market next month. These features will also be made available for some LG premium smartphones in the future.

Other features in the Value Pack upgrade include:
Magic Remote Pad and Text Keypad via the QRemote function. These new options for QRemotework specifically with LG Smart TVs to enhance convenience when using Optimus G Pro as a remote control for LG Smart TVs.

The Smart LED Lighting outlining the home button of the Optimus G Pro will be upgraded so users can customize the colors to correspond to their favorite contacts. The flashing of the LED in different colors will allow users to identify the source of incoming calls, missed calls, unread messages and emails.

Video Pause/Resume allows the user to stop and start in record mode for one continuous video file.

The first Color Emoticons in an Android smartphone for more personalized text messages.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Samsung Galaxy SIV (S4) Full Specifications.

WorldWide Tech & Science.
Francisco De Jesùs.

GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G NetworkLTE (market dependent)
Announced2013, March
StatusComing soon. Exp. release 2013, April 26th
BODYDimensions136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm (5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 in)
Weight130 g (4.59 oz)
DISPLAYTypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
 - TouchWiz UI
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 64 GB
Internal16/32/64 GB storage, 2 GB RAM
SpeedHSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
BluetoothYes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE
Infrared portYes
USBYes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go, USB Host
CAMERAPrimary13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
FeaturesDual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR
VideoYes, 1080p@60fps, 1080p@30fps, dual-video rec.
SecondaryYes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps, dual video call
FEATURESOSAndroid OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
ChipsetExynos 5 Octa 5410
CPUQuad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Also available with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset (Quad-core 1.9 GHz Krait 300 CPU, Adreno 320 GPU).
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
BrowserHTML5, Adobe Flash
GPSYes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulator
ColorsWhite Frost, Black Mist
 - Wireless charging (market dependent)
- S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
- Smart stay, Smart pause, Smart scroll
- Air gestures
- Dropbox (50 GB storage)
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
- SNS integration
- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
- Organizer
- Image/video editor
- Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input (Swype)

BATTERY Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery

Ecuador: The Samsung Galaxy SIV (S4) might arrive in May.

WorldWide Tech & Science.
Francisco De Jesùs.

Ecuador: The Samsung Galaxy SIV (S4) might arrive in May. Will be available with 327 operators in 155 countries.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available in black and white colors in 155 countries  with 327 operators since April. To Ecuador South America might arrive in May probably with Telefònica Movistar who launched the Galaxy S3 last year.

The Galaxy S4 has a 5 inch Super Amoled Full HD resolution with a density of  441 pixels per inch, weights 130 grams. It is 7,9 millimeters thick. With a 13 mpxls  rear camera and a 2 mpxls front camera. 2GB of RAM with storage options of 16, 32 and 64 GB, expandables with Micros SD cards.

The CPU chip comes in two versions depending of the region: an Exynos 5 Octa of 8 cores or a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro.

Samsung showed the Smart Scroll function at the Radio City Music Hall event: the content moves forward automatically if the user  tilts the device toward up or down. The Smart Pause function allows to stop automatically a video if the user stops watching it.

Improvements on the ChatOn app with video calls up to 3 persons with Dual Camera support.

SVoice Drive special interface for drivers. And Air View which allows to make some functions on the device approaching a finger but touch-less.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Video: Samsung UNPACKED 2013 livestream.

Relive the Samsung UNPACKED experience, and be one of the first in the world to see the #TheNextGalaxy, the GALAXY S4.

The GALAXY S4 gets you closer to what matters in life, and brings your world together.

For a richer, simpler and fuller life.

To find out more, click here

Video: Samsung opted for more software in the fourth generation of its popular Galaxy S

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Samsung opted for more software in the fourth generation of its popular Galaxy S, which allows you to move a page with the look or change songs by simply passing your hand over the phone, some features that seeks to stand up to his great rival Apple. 

The South Korean company showed off its might with a spectacular event at the iconic Radio City Music Hall in New York, which enlisted the help of actor Will Chase as master of ceremonies to unveil the features of its new "flagship" after months of rumors.

 As expected, the Galaxy S4 has a five-inch screen, slightly higher than the 4.8 of its predecessor and more than the iPhone 5, but is lighter than the Galaxy S3 with a weight of 130 grams a thickness of 7.9 mm compared to 8.6 mm of the previous model. 

During the presentation, which at times was more like a Broadway show than a technology event, the President and leader Samsung mobile communications JK Shin, emphasized innovation of software that has this terminal, mainly its multiple functions "non-contact".

 The firm did not disappoint the technology unveil 'Smart Scroll', which can recognize the user's gaze to automatically determine when to start moving the screen up or down, so you do not need to touch the phone to continue reading an article or email. Not only that, this smartphone also recognizes when the user stops looking at the screen, so if you are watching a video or a movie, playback automatically freezes if looks away, and restarts when the coming back to see the video. 

"We are committed to innovation, we have listened to people around the world, we asked what progress really want and that effort has led us to where we are today," Shin said in presenting the Galaxy S4, available in white and black from late April with 327 operators in 155 countries. 

Plus, the 'Air Gesture' lets change songs, scroll up or down a web page, go shooting or accept a call by simply passing your hand over the phone without touching the screen. The S4 Galaxy integrates the latest version of Google's Android operating system, the 4.2.2, and has a 2 GB RAM and a storage capacity of up to 64 gigabytes, plus a 13-megapixel rear camera (you can do 100 photos in 4 seconds) and a 2-megapixel front.

 A new feature in which Samsung was emphasized the device's ability to use both cameras both when taking pictures and videos, so that you can combine the two images that have been taken or that our partner can see also what we're seeing. With an eight-core processor, the phone also has the Knox system, which allows two different profiles on a single device to separate the use of staff, or role 'Play Group', which you can share music or photographs with those around us even offline. 

Those are some of the cards that the South Korean company, which broadcast the event live on the giant screens of Times Square flagship, wants to eat part of the power with which the giant Apple has in the United States. And is that Samsung is now the undisputed leader of the global smartphone market with a market share of 30.3% in 2012 (compared with 19% who had in 2011), compared to 19.1% at the account Apple, but in the crucial U.S. market leads the firm that follows Tim Cook at the helm. 

The bitten apple company has more than 36% of the market share in this country, while Samsung remains in second place with 21%, so it is not surprising that the South Korean firm chose the Big Apple as a stage to present his flag phone. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

LTE: LG crossed the 10 million mark of LTE smartphone sales.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.


LG Expands LTE Market with Compelling Lineup Targeting
Diverse Range of Consumer Needs

LG Electronics (LG) reports that it has sold more than 10 million LTE smartphones worldwide, a result of the company’s aggressive push into 4G markets with a combination of the best hardware and advanced 4G LTE technologies.
“Aggressive pushing forward with 4G LTE technology allows LG satisfy the needs of consumers and is a huge factor in our growing success in global LTE smartphone sales,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of the LG Mobile Communications Company. “Having established ourselves as a major industry player, we will continue to expand our footprint in the global LTE market with a wider range of differentiated, high quality LTE smartphones.”

LG’s success in expanding its presence in this segment is a result of its early entry into the LTE market and its leadership in LTE research and development. Last year, LG launched popular LTE smartphones in significant markets such as the United States, Japan, Germany and South Korea. In recent weeks, the company began a global rollout of its LG Optimus G in an additional 50 countries.

According to Strategic Analytics, global shipments of LTE smartphones are expected to drastically increase to 275 million units this year. LG is aiming to double its LTE smartphone penetration this year, expanding its presence in both established and emerging markets with a variety of devices. New for 2013, LG’s Optimus F series will deliver a high-speed experience to users transitioning from 3G to 4G LTE networks in countries around the world.

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