Posts tagged samsung
Posts tagged samsung
Samsung’s Galaxy Player line comes in all different screen sizes and the biggest one just got announced. The specs aren’t impressive - just like previous models - but it does feature dual front facing speakers like the new Galaxy Note 10.1.
What maybe more important about this announcement is that this could potentially be a similar chasis used for the Galaxy Note II.
The Samsung SSD 830 Series has been reviewed by countless companies and bloggers so I won’t spend the time going over the specifics of the drive. In the real world, this drive was amazingly easy to set up and has been a pleasure to use.
The system I installed it in is an early 2011 13” Macbook Pro.
When I received the 256GB drive I placed it in a USB 2.0 external enclosure, hooked it up to my Macbook Pro, formatted it with Disk Utility, and started to install Mountain Lion. After the installation had completed, I kept the SSD in the enclosure, booted off the drive, and began to set up my Mac by restoring all of the data from my existing internal hard drive. After a few hours of moving over about 180GB of data, I installed a few updates and it was good to go. The only note is that “TRIM” is not enabled by default, so you may have to use an app called TRIM enabler.
Here is the speed test comparison between the new SSD and my old Seagate Momentus XT 500GB HDD:
Clearly the SSD smokes the hybrid HDD drive.
I then installed Windows 7 and ran the system benchmarks to get these results:
So my SSD performs just as well as my RAM. I think that’s a good thing!
Here is a photo of it installed inside my Macbook Pro. It is worth noting that the drive is actually slimmer in height than typical 2.5” HDD’s so it will fit in smaller laptops without a problem.
In conclusion, this is an awesome drive that has not given me any problems in my Macbook Pro for both OS X Mountain Lion and Windows 7 w/SP1. One cool thing about having this drive installed is that upon booting OS X, you won’t see the loading animation under the Apple logo because it simply boots so quickly. I will update this post if there are any issues with the drive.
Who will win?
All 4 major US carriers are going to sell this phone.
Post will be updated with other carriers when they become available.
Links to review:
Verizon - TBA
The judge has ruled that Apple cannot ban the sales of the Galaxy S III on June 21st.
Unfortunately the United States is not one of them. If someone picks this up, please let me know how you like or dislike it.
Samsung stops teasing and finally delivers its flagship Android device for 2012 — can the Galaxy S III live up to its mighty promise?
This is a very comprehensive review of what has turned out to be another great device put out by Samsung. Overall I think owners of this phone may only complain about how cheap it looks and feels. It’s probably worth your time and money to check out both the Galaxy S III and the HTC One X before making your next large smartphone purchase.
That’s a lot of people who want the next generation Galaxy phone from Samsung!
What does it all mean?!
Some users have reported connectivity issues after the update. Are you experiencing problems?
Samsung began to roll-out ICS updates to some of their GSII devices yesterday in some parts of the world. The Verge has a quick review of the changes (or lack of changes).
Check out the video and you really need to listen to the man narrating the video. In short, he’s bored and disappointed. I imagine most users are or will be underwhelmed by the update as well.
The Germans just aren’t having it anymore, and decided to put the hammer down on both Apple and Samsung.
Instead of releasing the same devices with 20 different screen sizes, perhaps Samsung should focus its money, efforts, and apply their “survival of the fittest” mentality to actually selling products that beat Apple at their own game. Of course this is also Apple’s fault and both companies are wasting precious resources suing each other. Have they not noticed the backlog of cases that courts have these days?
This might be the first somewhat successful and thought out smartphone equipped with an HD projector. We’ll learn more as this week’s mobile news gets crazy at Mobile World Congress.
Who bought one today?
The reviews haven’t been so great for this device, and I would highly suggest staying away from this particular model, unless you absolutely want LTE. The international version of the Galaxy Note has received much higher reviews and does offer “4G” capabilities, just not LTE. Lets be honest, we don’t really need LTE, or even want it when it causes dismal battery life.
So what are some of the differences between the USA and International model? The main difference is the processor. The International version uses Samsung’s own Exynos processor, whereas the USA version uses the Qualcom Snapdragon S3 processor. On paper the Snapdragon is faster, but in reality Exynos provides a better overall user experience in terms of speed and battery life. What is the reason for this? No one seems to really know and it’s not worthwhile to speculate.
Aside from all the things I’ve discussed, I have had some hands-on time with the international version and definitely believe there is a market for this device and Samsung’s execution of the Note is leaps and bounds better than Dell’s attempt about a year ago. Never even heard of a Dell Streak? I don’t blame you.