Samsung pioneered the so-called 'phablet' design (smartphone/tablet hybrid) with its line of Galaxy Note devices. A new report says Apple plans to enter the market next September with the iPhone 6 featuring a 5-inch display, which would still be smaller than Samsung's models.
The Japanese magazine Mac Fan summarized a report by Macotakara that claims Apple's next-generation iPhone might include a 1,920-by-1,080-pixel 5-inch display packing in 440 pixels per inch.
According to the report, Apple plans to make both sides of the screen as "thin as possible" which would make it easier to operate with one [...]
Although there are few details as to new features or when it will be available, Jae Shin, VP of Samsung’s Knox Business Group says Knox 2.0 will offer more security features and work in more devices.
Knox is currently included with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition tablet, which just became available last week in the U.S. The security layer is also being offered with some Galaxy S4 smartphones.
One example of what Knox offers is the creation of a secure boot so only authorized applications are on the device.
On the plus side, phablets, like the Samsung Galaxy Note, combine the features of both types of devices into one product.
The latest figures from app services provider Flurry shows phablets have carved out a niche. In a worldwide sample of almost 100,000 iOS and Android devices, Flurry found 7% were phablets.
But in South Korea phablets are a very big deal. According to Flurry Analytics' data, 41% of mobile devices in South Korea are phablets.
Overall, Samsung has a 60% market share in South Korea which tends to favor local manufacturers. Flurry said 85% of devices owned in South Korea were manufactured there.
Twitter for Android Tablets takes advantage of a tablet’s larger screen to display all your tweets, conversations and more in full landscape view.
But there is a catch. The app will only be available for Samsung devices at first, specifically the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition.
That resolution means the new Galaxy Note has four times the pixel density of the current Galaxy Note 10 introduced about a year ago.
But the Galaxy Note also includes set of unique features including Multi Window for running separate instances of the same application. And the 2014 edition of the Galaxy Note 10.1 sports an enhanced S Pen which you can use to drag and drop content from one window to another.
You can also use the S Pen to take handwritten notes. And with Pen Window, Samsung says you can draw a window of any size on the screen, and instantly access unique in-application features such as YouTube or calculator.
In an interview with The Korea Times, Lee Young-hee, the executive vice president of Samsung’s mobile business, said that the event will take place in Berlin, just two days prior to the IFA consumer electronics fair.
“We will be introducing a new wearable concept device called Galaxy Gear at our own event in Berlin on September 4,” said Lee, who added that the smartwatch will not have a flexible display.
“The new device will enhance and enrich the current smart mobile experience in many ways. It will lead a new trend in smart mobile communications. We are confident that the Gear will add meaningful momentum to the mobile [...]