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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

AUDI partners with Samsung for Exynos processors in Audi’s In Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system.


Samsung’s Exynos Processors Selected to Revolutionize Audi’s Next-Generation In-Vehicle Infotainment


Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced its participation in the Audi Progressive SemiConductor Program (PSCP) as a partner supplier of Exynos processors, its own System-on-Chip (SoC) solution, for Audi’s In Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system.

Audi’s PSCP was first initiated in 2010 to quickly implement the latest technologies that satisfy its highest standard in robustness, performance and quality for automobiles. As a key partner, Samsung will be supplying its flagship Exynos processors for Audi’s next-generation IVI system.
“With Exynos processors, Samsung has proven its technology leadership in performance, reliability and innovative packaging solutions,” said Alfons Pfaller, Head of Infotainment Development at Audi. “Through the PSCP, Samsung and Audi will work together to bring the best in-vehicle infotainment experience at the automotive quality level expected from the Audi brand.”
“We are very thrilled to be a part of the rapidly advancing automobile technology,” said Charlie Bae, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, System LSI Business at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung is fully dedicated to delivering a robust and reliable yet high-performing solution to Audi for the next level of driving enjoyment.”
With multiple OS and multi-display support, flagship Exynos processors can operate up to four different domains and displays stationed in the vehicle at once. Exynos processors' powerful computing and graphic processing performance delivers highly graphical user interface on displays for deeper user engagement.
Since 2010, Samsung’s Exynos processors have powered the highest performing smart devices ranging from smartphones and laptops to navigation systems, delivering the ultimate experiences to consumers. Through the adoption of advanced technology and optimization for automobiles, Samsung is committed to bringing top-of-the-line performance for a safer and more pleasant driving experience.
For more information about Samsung’s Exynos products, please visit www.samsung.com/exynos
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com.

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Now Samsung is teasing the Galaxy S8 again with USB-C ,audio jack and speaker.




Samsung might be teasing again the upcoming Galaxy S8 on a new AMOLED Video from Samsung Display, this time you can see on the first pic above the audio jack port , an USB -C port and a speaker.

Sure thing is the mobile will have at least a 6 inch display almost bezel less, with no home button.

The video from Samsung Display:







Monday, January 16, 2017

Both Samsung Galaxy S8/S8Plus might have sided curved edges but one is bigger.




A case maker has sent to gsmarena more info about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus with precise  measurements.

If you observe close the two pictures above, both smartphones models are presenting sided curved edges on the diagrams, with the only difference in size. Of course the S8 Plus is larger and wider than the the S8 as you can notice.

Both are apparently bezel less , have not home button and the USB is a 2.0 not a USB-C type.

Before related posts: Is Samsung teasing the Galaxy 




LG launches the X300 smartphone with the best camera in its class.




The LG X300, a high-performance smartphone with a high-performance camera and luxurious design, will be launched in Korea through three mobile phones.
The LG X300 has 5 million pixels and 13 million pixels on the front and back, respectively. LG also has fun shooting functions such as 'Auto Shot' and 'Gesture Shot'.
LG Auto's 'Auto Shot' is a feature that allows a smartphone to automatically recognize a user's face when taking a self-portrait. In addition, 'Gesture Shot' will spread the palm of your hand toward the screen, and if you grab your fist, it shoots automatically after 3 seconds.
The LG X300 comes with 16GB memory and can store up to 2,380 high-resolution pictures in 16: 9 ratio.
The LG X300 has a slim thickness of 8.09mm and a 2.500mAh high capacity removable battery. In addition, the curved glass with rounded edges of the display is used to create a sense of unity and sophisticated design. The fine pattern applied to the rear cover prevents scratches and slippage.
Lee Sang-gyu, head of LG Electronics Korea Mobile Group, said, "We will strengthen our competitiveness in line-up by providing smart phones with excellent multimedia features and luxurious designs at reasonable prices."
* LG X300 Specifications
size144.8 x 72.1 x 8.09 mm
weight142g
colorSilver, dark blue
networkLTE / 3G / 2G
ChipsetMSM8917 1.4 Quad-Core
display5.0 "HD In-Cell Touch Display (1280 x 720, 294 ppi)
cameraFront: 5MP camera
Rear: 13 megapixel camera
batteryRemovable type 2,500 mAh
Memory2GB LPDDR3 RAM
16GB eMMC ROM

Micro Sd card slot support

operating systemAndroid 7.0 Who
ConnectivityWi-Fi (802.11 b, g, n)
Bluetooth 4.2
NFC, USB 2.0 Type B



Saturday, January 14, 2017

Is Samsung teasing the Galaxy S8 ? Videos



SAMSUNG Display videos in korean are showing for the first time  maybe some kind of prototype without home button and almost bezel less smartphone.

The mobile looks to have a large 6 inch display with AMOLED technology. We took some pictures from the videos below herewith:











Are these really just prototypes or it is a real upcoming Samsung Galaxy 8 ?

Before related post: Samsung Galaxy S8 pic surfaces, coming in April.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Year 2016: PC shipments worldwide market share: Lenovo 21.3%, HP 20.9%, Dell 15.7%, ASUS 7.4%




The Analysis of  Q4 2016 and calendar year 2016 PC worldwide shipments market share was posted before as Q4 2016: PC WorldWide shipments market share: Lenovo 22.4%, HP 21.7%, Dell 15.7%, Apple 7.5%


Q4 2016: PC WorldWide shipments market share: Lenovo 22.4%, HP 21.7%, Dell 15.7%, Apple 7.5%





Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (Desktop, Notebook, and Workstation) totaled 70.2 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016 (4Q16), posting a year-on-year decline of 1.5%, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker. The results continued the recent trend of stabilizing growth, which has been in decline since 2012.

Annually, shipments of traditional PCs slipped to 260 million units, down 5.7% from 2015. The first quarter of 2016 was still constrained by high inventory, free Windows 10 upgrades, and difficult comparisons to commercial replacements in 2014 that were fueled by the end of support for Windows XP. However, mid-2016 and particularly the recent fourth quarter have moved beyond these inhibitors and seen stabilizing commercial demand. Contraction of the consumer PC market has also slowed as growth and competition from tablets and phones has eased up. Recent quarters have faced some tight supply of components such as SSDs, displays, and memory. The supply constraints did not significantly slow overall shipments, and in fact may have boosted growth slightly and accelerated market consolidation as the largest players moved to lock up supply

Mature regions continued to perform best. Japan and Canada extended positive growth from 3Q16, while volume in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region was stable. Shipments in the United States declined slightly, although the country performed slightly better than the global average. Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan)(APeJ) continued to improve with only a mild decline in shipments while Latin America continued to experience significant contraction.

"The fourth quarter results reinforce our expectations for market stabilization, and even some recovery," said Loren Loverde, vice president, Personal Computing Trackers & Forecasting. "The contraction in traditional PC shipments experienced over the past five years finally appears to be giving way as users move to update systems. We have a good opportunity for traditional PC growth in commercial markets, while the consumer segment should also improve as it feels less pressure from slowing phone and tablet markets."

"The U.S. PC market was able to pull off a strong last quarter of the year with impressive growth in the retail PC segment that surpassed expectations," said Neha Mahajan, senior research analyst, Devices & Displays. "Although this might signal regained consumer confidence in the PC market, with most of the sales being driven by aggressive promotions in the holiday season, it needs to be seen how much of the real demand is carried forward in the coming quarters."

Regional Highlights
The United States market witnessed a slight decline in shipments this quarter. Following inventory growth in the third quarter, the fourth quarter saw growth toning down. At the same time, the retail PC market in the U.S. came out strong, backed by aggressive promotions by top PC vendors in December. Overall, traditional PC shipments for 4Q16 stood at 17.0 million units.

The EMEA market performed better than expected, fueled by strong holiday season sales of traditional PCs. While desktops performed in line with IDC's expectations, notebooks grew above forecast across the region. However, component shortages are expected to have driven some of the vendors' shipment towards inventory build-up.

The Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) traditional PC market continued to stabilize with only a slight year-on-year contraction. The demonetization crisis in India had a significant impact on the market, stifling demand and inhibiting shipments in the consumer and SMB segments, but recovery towards the end of the quarter allowed for more sell-in. In China, robust demand for consumer notebooks supported by a shift to thin and light devices continued. The commercial market in most APeJ countries remained soft. Projects in India have been delayed, while China saw weaker than expected commercial demand. A negative macroeconomic environment also inhibited shipments, particularly in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines. On the other hand, larger orders from the public sector pushed the commercial market above expectations in Korea.

The Japan traditional PC market came in ahead of forecast, but still slowed from the third quarter, as expected. Consumer shipments remained under pressure while the commercial segment was resilient, driving overall growth in 4Q16.

Vendor Highlights
Lenovo continued to hold the top spot, though the competition with HP remains fierce. The top vendor still faced a tough climate in APeJ but made significant strides in the holiday quarter in Europe and the Americas with a stronger performance in notebooks and capped the quarter growing globally at 1.7%, ending six consecutive quarters of year-on-year declines.

HP Inc. held the second position, growing 6.6% compared to 4Q15 for its third consecutive quarter of positive growth and shipping more than 15 million units for the first time since 4Q14. HP Inc. further consolidated its share in the United States market, growing its market share to 31%. The company also saw sizable gains in EMEA and APeJ.

Dell Technologies also had a productive quarter with shipments of just over 11 million (the first time it has done so since 4Q11) and growth of 8.2%. The number 3 vendor managed positive year-on-year growth in every region with strong notebook volume as well as a positive desktop quarter.

Apple was boosted by the launch of new MacBook Pro models during the fourth quarter. The company moved back into fourth place and stabilized global shipments.

ASUS growth slipped in the fourth quarter, particularly in the U.S., but remained in the top 5 globally, ranking number four for all of 2016.