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Companies have been saying that by the end of 2012, USB 3.0 will be implemented in your smartphones and tablet PCs which will allow speedier data transfer than the current USB 2.0 standard.
USB 3.0 allows for data transfer rates of around 625 MB/s, which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0, whose maximum data transfer speed is 60 MB/s. The USB 3.0 transfer speed on mobile devices won’t be that fast, but it will be much faster than now.
Devices using USB 3.0 will also take a lot shorter of time to fully charge.
USB Implementers Forum also said it aims to reduce the size of USB 3.0 ports on laptops, as it’s becoming a limiting factor in laptop thinness.
Shortly after getting a sneak peek at the Eee PC Flare, new images of another leaked tablet are showing up. Apparently, these images are showing the Asus Memo Pad.
The Memo Pad will be running on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 16-64GB of internal storage, built in 3G and Wi-Fi. The screen resolution will be 1280×800 making the screen 7 inches. The version of Android that it will run on is not known yet but we can expect to see this product shown at CES this year.
Verizon released a statement this evening saying that although there has been “hiccups” recently, they have seen 99% availability for its 4G LTE network for the year and the recent problems that have popped up have been unrelated to one another.
“Each incident has been different from a technical standpoint,” the company said. “Our engineers have successfully diagnosed those past triggering events, and they have not re-occurred. We also work diligently to rectify technical problems in the Network before they affect any customers.”
Verizon is still working on some key changes in the network in order to prevent these outages from happening in the future.
“Among the numerous measures we have taken or will take are: geographic segmentation, which enables us to isolate, contain and rectify network performance issues, and maintain service to the majority of customers when an issue does develop.”
Verizon also said that it’s rolling out “software fixes” that will boost performance and improve reliability.
“Being a pioneer comes with growing pains,” Verizon said. “The recent issues that affected our customers’ 4GLTE service were unforeseen despite careful, diligent planning, deployment and ongoing upgrade programs.”
According to Korean-website ETNews, Samsung will be announcing their new Galaxy S III device at Mobile World Congress this year.
The Galaxy S III has been said to be 3D glasses-free. It will run on a powerful quad-core processor, with 2GB of RAM, and LTE. Of course the phone will come preloaded with Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich (One of the few devices with it) along with TouchWiz.
Although rumors say that the Galaxy S III will be 3D, other rumors say that Samsung will be releasing both a 3D as well as a non-3D model.
Not much is known yet about the device so we’ll just have to wait and see.
The almost new app, Winter Wake-Up, is a simple app available for purchase on both the Apple and Android market. This app simply wakes you up earlier if it snowed in your area overnight. The app lets you configure its settings to wake you up earlier than your scheduled alarm depending on weather conditions, with separate settings for both “Frost” and “Snow.”
Many people are asking the use of this app and the answer to that lies in the question, “Have you ever been late to work/school because of having to dig out your car or driveway?”. If so, then yes, this app will become extremely helpful to you.
It seems like Verizon is having a rough month as today, customers have experienced yet another data outage. While reviewing customer complaints on the forums, it seems that this recent outage is affecting 4G devices in Georgia, Michigan, Oregon, Pennsylvania, California, Virginia, Washington, Texas, and Maryland.
This is frustrating for many and no comments have been made on when the network will come back on. Click here for updates on the situation.
JXD has just recently released its S7100, an Android-powered gaming tablet which will be marketed towards playing old-school arcade games. The device includes a D-pad, face buttons, and a 7 inch touch screen display. It will be running on an ARM Cortex A9 CPU, Mali 400 GPU, 512MB of RAM, and includes 16GB of internal storage.
Besides all of this, the S7100 has a 0.3 megapixel front facing camera as well as a 2.0 megapixel rear facing camera with an HDMI out. A video trailer shows the unit playing a variety of touchscreen games and classic ROMs including Metal Slug, Mario Kart 64, Angry Birds, Plants Vs. Zombies and Fruit Ninja HD. Not to be undone, the device also features the actual PlayStation button icons on its own buttons.
The price tag right now is set around $140.
Swype, the Android keyboard that lets you type (or swype, rather) faster than you ever thought possible, has a present for you this holiday season. With the recent development of Siri, the voice controlled app, it seems that these voice controlled apps are becoming the future of smartphones.
That said, Swype is launching a new beta with Nuance’s Dragon dictation built right in (see video below). Chances are the actual transcription isn’t faster than your swypes, especially if you’re a veteran Swype user, but when your hands are tied up Dragon should really come in handy.
This new app will also allow you to download a number of different languages. Unfortunatly, if your phone came pre-loaded with Swype, this beta will not work on your phone. Instead, you will have to wait until the complete launch of the Swype update to start using it.
To get the new update, just visit Swype’s site from your phone and register with an email address. You will then be sent a download link and be ready to go.