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Sometimes that low-battery alert sneaks up on you, usually when there isn’t an outlet in sight–and you’re expecting an important call or text. What if an app was designed to extend your battery life simply by learning how you use your phone most?
Tech fans cheered as Google announced their version of the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor powered Samsung GALAXY S4, loaded for the first time with a pure, stock Android operating system.
Samsung released data this morning showing that their newest flagship smartphone model, the GALAXY S4, has been a huge success with consumers. Since its release on April 27, the S4 has sold 10 million units. To celebrate the milestone, the manufacturer announced the production of a slew of new colors to supplement the stock white and black models that are currently available.
A cellular modem can make or break the smartphone experience. If the cellular modem is fast and reliable, you’ll be able to do fun things quickly—load webpages, share photos on Facebook and be less likely to drop voice calls. But speed isn’t the only feature—the modem should also be power-efficient or else the fun will come to an abrupt end.
If you’re excited about the new BlackBerry Q10 LTE and its traditional, physical QWERTY keyboard, you’re not alone. In the UK, it’s already been selling like hotcakes, with one retailer reporting it to be their fastest selling consumer electronics product ever. Like the British already seem to know, the QWERTY keyboard is the only thing traditional about the Q10. It’s packed with cool new features.
It's a big week for Nokia. Yesterday they announced their flagship Lumia 925, available in the US later this summer exclusively through T-Mobile. The news comes on the heels of last week's announcement of the Lumia 928, to be released exclusively with Verizon later this week, and they're both powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors.
AT&T is now following in the footsteps of Sprint and T-Mobile by creating a separate service for customers who are wary of signing up for a two-year mobile contract. Like Virgin Mobile and Ultra Mobile, AT&T’s Aio Wireless will offer relatively low-cost options without requiring a long-term commitment. This affordable, no-contract option is becoming increasingly appealing for both customers and carriers.
We all love our smartphones, and rely on them for a lot of daily tasks. But we’re all left with the same frustration when they run out of power in the middle of an important call or while watching a video. Fortunately, there are some easy steps you can take to extend the life of your battery.
We hope that by getting to know some basics of mobile processing, you will better understand how all the work going on inside helps deliver the experiences you love on your smartphone and tablet, and you’ll be able to shop for your next device with complete confidence. We’ll have you talking in gigahertz and GPUs in no time.
Smartphone users know what’s most important to them when they buy a device, whether it’s long battery life, fast Web browsing, beautiful graphics, the ability to take great photos and video, and run multiple apps at once. Or, more likely, all of the above.
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