OptoFidelity said that it used its own Touch Panel Performance Tester to measure the iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, and Samsung Galaxy S3. The device uses a robot to "touch" exact coordinates on a screen. It then measures the coordinates of the touch device to see how closely they matched.
We all survived the latest Apple iPad announcement and waded through the analysis aftermath. The result is a new, lighter-weight iPad Air and a refreshed iPad Mini Retina that finally brings a higher-end display to the smaller device. But iPads aren't the only tablets in the world. The competitors have been hanging out, waiting for the next round of the battle to begin.… Read more
You'd probably like to know if it's actually useful in practical day-by-day applications or if it's merely a gimmick. Even if it is useful, are these devices worth the extra cost -- at $299 with a two-year contract for the Note 3, and $550 for the Wi-Fi Note 10.1 (Apple's Wi-Fi iPad Air costs $500)?
After using them both for a month, I think that they are … Read more
Samsung's Galaxy S4 has reportedly hit the 40 million unit sales mark, suggesting that there's still plenty of love for the 5-inch smartphone.
A Samsung exec said the quad-core beauty has now tipped over the big 4-0, according to a report in Korean-language site inews24 (via Google Translate). I've contacted Samsung for confirmation, and I'll let you know if I hear anything back.
The Galaxy S4 went on sale in April, with sales reckoned to have hit 10 million just under four weeks later. Just over two months after that, in early July, the 20 million milestone was hit, … Read more
Good news, road trip fans! Astronomers say they've spotted the most distant potential destination: a galaxy far, far away (road not included).
Led by University of Texas at Austin astronomer Steven Finkelstein, a team using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Keck I telescope at the W. M. Keck Observatory on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, has spotted and measured the stretch to what they claim is the most distant galaxy ever found by humans. The view astronomers got of galaxy z8_GND_5296 is as it was just 700 million years after the Big Bang.… Read more
Samsung's Galaxy S4 Mini will make its debut in the US next month.
Samsung announced the news on Wednesday, saying that the handset will be available on AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and US Cellular networks. The handset, which comes with a 4.3-inch HD display, will run Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) out of the box and include a 1.7GHz dual-core processor. It has 16GB of storage and expandable memory of up to 64GB.
Courtesy of the new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update, the Galaxy S4, S3, and Note 2 will be compatible with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, Samsung said Tuesday.
Samsung already has started rolling out Android 4.3 for the international version of the Galaxy S4, with more models to follow. The latest Jelly Bean update is also being prepped for the S3 and Note 2.
A spokesperson for Samsung UK told CNET that Android 4.3 Jelly Bean "will be available across a range of Galaxy devices from mid-November, subject to software testing and approvals by individual networks."… Read more
Apple just missed a big opportunity when it came to the pricing on its new iPad Mini.
The Cupertino, Calif., company on Tuesday unveiled its newest tablets, the iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display, both with improved specs and features. It also will offer the older versions of those devices at lower prices, continuing its trend from the tablets' early days. However, this time around, Apple actually increased the price of one of its new devices, selling the iPad Mini with Retina for $399 instead of its predecessor's starting price of $329. And it dropped the original Mini's … Read more
During a San Francisco press conference today, Apple took the wraps off its newest iPad Air tablet. Sporting a more powerful 64-bit A7 processor, narrower bezels, and a thinner 0.29-inch profile, the iOS 7 device features incremental upgrades from its previous iteration, and retains the familiar aesthetics consumers have come to expect.
And while it's obvious that this iPad is an improvement on the last, Apple isn't the only company out there making top-notch tablets.
From different mobile OSes to various display sizes, users can now choose from a bevvy of tablet alternatives. To see how the … Read more
The iPhone 5S was available for only 10 days in September, yet it still outscored Samsung's Galaxy S4 in US sales, says a new report.
Overall, Apple sold 4.8 million iPhones last month, according to Counterpoint Research data obtained by the Guardian. That number gave it a 38 percent share of the US smartphone market for September and pushed Samsung to second place after being on top since May.
The 5S snagged the No. 1 spot, followed by the Galaxy S4. The 5C has been overshadowed by its more robust cousin, yet it still managed to take home … Read more