If you go to the US website of Google play store to order Google Nexus HSPA+ than you can see the line written in the side of your shopping cart that this phone is upgradable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. This line definitely proves on fact that the upcoming Android 4.1 will be called Jelly Bean but initially it was rumoured that Android 5.0 will be called Jelly Bean.
Jelly Bean as from the design looks like a minor upgrade to ICS OS. The new design involves some changes to the wallpaper and to the Google search bar.
Sony has recently released the ICS update for their flagship smartphone Xperia S. Xperia S is the smartphone from Sony’s NXT series which came into existence after Sony purchase the mobility division of Ericsson. Despite of being the flagship phone from Sony, Xperia S initially comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS which draws criticism from most of the reviewers. But after the launch of the ICS update for Xperia S, Sony silence all these critics.
The latest will be available to all Sony Xperia S users. Users can update their phone to the latest OS by using OTA (Over The Air) update or via Sony mobile suit. OTA update can be performed if you have a Wi-Fi connection. It is not recommended to preform OTA update on a 2G GPRS network because of low downloading speed.
The update improves the overall functionality of Xperia S. Sony has also used their customized GUI for the new ICS update.
Please note that though it is confirmed that ICS update for Xperia S is now officially available there might occur a situation in which some of the users from certain countries have to wait longer to get the update. This is common for OS update process for most of the companies out there.
As per the reports coming from the web world one of the Galaxy S3 user hailing from Dublin has written on a public forum explaining about how his brand new Galaxy S3 catches fire when he was in his car. He has also posted the image of the effected Galaxy S3. From the image one can see that the phone is burn at bottom back. He has written about his incident on the following website.
As per his explanation when this incident occurs he heard a loud bang with white flame and spark coming out from the Galaxy S3. He also said that phone was still ON but was receiving no signal.
Samsung on their official blog has already accepted the information about this incident and said that they will start investigating the issue as soon as they receive the product in question.
The user in question updated the original information thread with more information the he had received no help from the retailer who had sold him the mobile phone. Instead of this head of the Samsung customer care himself contacted this user and replaced his phone with the new one and also promised to give him freebies.
This incident will definitely tarnish the global image of Samsung mobiles. But this is not the first time that a smartphone catches fire. Apple iPhone is also in this list.
ARM Holdings has launched the all new MALI 450MP Graphic chip architecture which will give two times the performance of the present generation MALI 400 MP. It will be used to power ARM based devices including latest tablets and televisions.
The power requirements is still unknown but if it is low than it will definitely be a boon for smartphones.
Some of the specifications of this new chip are listed below:
- This new MALI GPU will be able to use 1 to 8 cores on a single chip
- The L2 cache can range from 8 K to 512 K
- Supports 16x of anti – aliasing
- Die Size of 8.6 mm square when the L2 cache is 256 K
- Provide multi sampling up to 4X
- Clock speed varies from 240 MHz or 480 MHz
- Performance includes drawing 104 million of triangles per second
- Can process 3.8 giga pixels per 1 second @ 480 MHz
- Supports resolution of 2048 and 4096 pixels
Who will win the war between the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3? Well nobody can tell at this time as iPhone 5 is not yet launched in the market but Foxconn CEO Terry Gou is already claiming that iPhone 5 will beat Galaxy S3 from every angle.
In a direct quote from the interview with Terry Gou by China Times Terry Gou said that consumers should wait for the launch of Apple iPhone 5 because it will Galaxy S3 to shame. Well how will it beat is yet to be answered. Foxconn ( if you don’t know ) is the manufacturer of Apple products and is based on China.
Foxconn has a 10 per cent share in Japanese Display manufacturer Sharp. And this is the reason the next Apple TV will use panels from Sharp.
Terry Gou also believes that Japanese are more trustworthy than Koreans (Samsung)