The Galaxy S4 inlcudes an octo-core processor and 5″ 1080p display, along with a wealth of new software features. This video explains them all.
Samsung has unveiled the new Galaxy S4, and it’s packed with new features. With a larger screen and superfast processor as well as innovations like AirView, where you can control the device without even touching the screen, Smart Pause, which pauses a video when you look away, and a vastly improved camera experience, the S4 looks set to maintain Samsung’s position as the leading smartphone manufacturer.
This video explains the best of the new features.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 has finally been announced.
After months of speculation, Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is finally among us and with it comes a decent specifications list. Much of what has been announced had been leaked previously, so many of the specifications won’t come as a surprise for many people.
The device is powered by a Samsung Exynos eight-core processor running at 1.8GHz and a mammoth 2GB of RAM. As also expected the screen comes in at 4.99 inches with a 1920×1080 Super AMOLED HD resolution to boot.
Compared to the Samsung Galaxy S3, the S4 is larger and thinner than the older device, but comes in at five grams heavier at 138g.
More images surface of supposed Galaxy S IV ahead of tonight’s official launch.
We’re fairly sure what the new Galaxy S IV will look like now thanks to the latest images that have surfaced on a Chinese forum. The images fall in line with the same images and videos we saw a couple of days ago, but Samsung do tend to send out the odd curve ball.
You haven’t got too long to wait for the official Samsung Galaxy S IV event, as it’s happening tonight. Go to the official Samsung Mobile website to view the live stream from 11pm GMT.
Head of Android Andy Rubin steps down from his role.
Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android and Google’s vice president of mobile at Google, has stepped down as the head of the world’s most popular mobile operating system. Sundar Pichai will now lead Android, while continuing his role on Chrome and Apps.
In a blog post Google CEO Larry Page said Rubin’s “…insight immediately struck a chord because at the time it was extremely painful developing services for mobile devices. We had a closet full of more than 100 phones and were building our software pretty much device by device. It was nearly impossible for us to make truly great mobile experiences.
“Having exceeded even the crazy ambitious goals we dreamed of for Android — and with a really strong leadership team in place — Andy’s decided it’s time to hand over the reins and start a new chapter at Google”.
Ever wondered what the developer options in Android do, and whether you can gain anything from tweaking them? Our guide to the most common ones should help you decide.
Developer options let you access parts of Android you would otherwise be unaware of. In the latest version of Android they are hidden very well: you have to go to Settings>About phone and tap the Build number section 7 times for them to appear. It will be worth the effort, however.USB debugging
This feature lets you connect an Android device to a desktop computer to transfer data between each device and to install apps directly without any standard notifications.Stay awake
Stay awake performs an obvious task and that is to keep the screen awake when charging. This is useful if you need an onscreen clock or photo slideshow running.