Android Over takes the mobile O/S run in US–this is the version history

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As per a recent comScore report, Samsung has eaten up almost 25.6% market share in terms of the top handset manufacturer. With regards to platforms, Android persists to lead with an overall 52.2% subscribers banking on it. Apple managed to secure 33.4% of the total amount. Android has overtaken the race ,but Apple shows a steady growth (by 2 points change while Android shows 1.4 ) within two time periods shown in the table here.

  • This table (obtained from Comscore )illustrates the growth of Android in US market

Android Vs Apple market share july 2012 comscore

Symbian ,Windows Phone and RIM’’s O/S are in the decline continuously in US(World wide too)

Apple is the only tight competitor for Android . In the wake of Android now ,people are talking much about the various versions ,you might have confused with the names and version numbers of Android platform ,the following table illustrates the Code Name (pet name) and the Version Numbers of the Android platform. Version number is higher ,the latest O/S you have .

  • Android Version numbers and code names

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Galaxy S II gets Android 4.1 Jelly Bean -Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 10.1 also join the party

It is a quick heads up ,Samsung confirmed in the IFA-2012 event held on 31st August 2012 that ,while they offer Jelly Bean Update for the new Samsung Galaxy S3 by September-2012,their team work hard to offer Jelly Bean 4.1 for Samsung Galaxy SII ,Galaxy Note(Original), Galaxy Note 10.1 which is planned to deliver  before the end of this year.

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Galaxy S III (S3)- Top 7 features I love –Things you can do better here !

I specially dedicate this guide  to my friends who used to ask me “Should I go for Samsung Galaxy S3 now ?”  . And If you own a Samsung Galaxy S3 and wondering what are the things you can do with the new handset ,yes this   small guide may useful for you too.

Samsung Galaxy S3 top ten features ,top ten tricks

Samsung Galaxy S3 – Top 7 tips/Feature list

  1. Samsung S Voice – Voice commands in a new way

Samsung Galaxy S3 S-voice commands

With S Voice, you can tell GALAXY S III to turn off the alarm for a few minutes so you can snooze a bit more. You can also answer or reject a call, turn the music volume up or down, and even tell the camera when to shoot.

2.     Social Tag within your gallery images

Now you can tag your friends from your gallery with their social network profiles .This feature lets you   link the faces of the photos you have in the mobile with their facebook ,twitter and other famous social network pages . Once  you have setup the the Social Tag ,then your friends’ online status will appear on the photos ,interesting !

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[Samsung Social Tag in action within Galaxy S3]

3.  Direct Call – Galaxy S3

Direct Call is another unique feature introduced in Galaxy S3. When you  type a test message (SMS) ,if you wish to call the very same person ,just lift the phone up and keep near your ear ,phone will automatically call the person you have started creating sms. This feature can set on /off at the sensor settings .

Samsung Direct call on Galaxy S3 demo

4.   Smart Stay

I love this feature very much as I read a lot on my Samsung Galaxy device ,I used to face the screen timeout issue while reading and used to tap my finger periodically  in order to keep the display active.  The hassle has gone with intuitive step taken .Smart stay is a feature ,that watches you eyes position and understand you read something on the screen ,so it keeps the phone from going dark until you take you eyes from the screen. Read anything any longer .

Smart stay feature explained -S3

5.   Smart Alert

Samsung galaxy s3  will vibrate once in order to remind you about any missed events like missed calls ,sms,calendar entries etc. Wouldn’t it be nice if it give you a vibe !

Smart Alert samsung galaxy s3

6.   Pop Up Play

Computer like multi tasking is possible with Galaxy S3(Galaxy Note 2) and other hi end devices now. Galaxy S3 allows you to keep a video live on the screen where you type email ,or create a text message etc. This feature is called Pop up Play . But I wonder how it is possible to concentrate on both for human beings Smile 

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[You can watch HD video while sending an email or text simultaneously on a Galaxy S3 device]

7.  Best Photo

Samsung Galaxy allows you to take 8 shots of a scene continuously and later you can choose the best from it .

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Samsung Galaxy S3 still owns a lot of features ,but from my point of view these are the best and unique features it has and making it to  lead  the smartphone market one more time (S2>>S3)

New Nokia Lumia 920–Unique Features–Phone roundup

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Nokia has revealed its flagship device for the moment ,Nokia Lumia 920 yesterday (Sep-05)and the company puts a lots of hope on it . There are so many windows devices available in the market . Major market players like Samsung also announced   Windows 8 phones recently . It’s good to know that ,what are the special features Nokia Lumia 920 has, to stand alone within the crowd . Yet we couldn’t get our hands on it ,the following information is gathered from the official announcement .

Special features of Nokia Lumia 920

  • Nokia’s Pure View Camera – What does it mean? Blur free images at any circumstances
  • 8.7 Mega Pixel Cam Sensor
  • 4.5 “ Display Higher than HD quality-  1,280 Pix  x 768 pix
  • NFC chip
  • Wireless Charging capabilities (wireless charger is sold separately )
  • Lumia 920 got all-polycarbonate chassis
  • Dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor (Like Samsung Galaxy S3 does)
  • Nokia City Lens- Augmented reality app to find information of locations spotted in your camera
  • Nokia maps with full Navigation free for life

Wireless Charger :

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“Now you can boost your Nokia Lumia’s battery without plugging it in. Nokia Lumia 920 has wireless charging built-in. And you can charge Nokia Lumia 820 wirelessly by adding on a Wireless Charging Shell”.-Nokia

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[Picture of Nokia Lumia 920 and Wireless Charging Pad]

Few Thoughts on Windows Phone 8

I have played with Windows Phone up to Version 7.5 ,and found a lots of restrictions ,Windows Phone 8 hopefully would be the same in case of its closed nature. It is too early to predict the future of Windows Phone 8 ,but the freedom you get on Android and the excitement you get on iPhone won’t be there ,I guess.

Tail Piece :

Windows Phone 8  may be good for masses ,it is simple to use ,number of options are minimal ,pretty easy configurations and the hardware specs of Lumia 920 seems good . But at a point of hi tech users ,Winodws need to innovate a lot ,Nokia can have only  minimum effects on its eco system by adding some good hardware ,and Nokia’s services like Maps, Free Navigation etc. In the raise of Andoroid phones and Apple Phones with iOS ,it is very challenging to face them with a bit of hardware advancements .

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