Thursday, August 2, 2012

iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Nexus phones: The September-October gold rush

Mobile phone makers are expected to release devices by the end of this quarter. From Apple’s iPhone 5, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 and possibly a set of devices running pure Android Jelly Bean. Samsung Mobile has confirmed that it will launch “something” on August 29th and rumor has it that the “something” is the widely anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the latest version of the South Korean-based phone maker’s “TabPhone.” Rumor has it that the Galaxy Note 2 will include a larger 5.5-inch display, a quad-core processor for the international (unlocked) market, 8-megapixel camera similar to the Galaxy S3, and a disappointing Android Ice Cream Sandwich mobile operating system. The Galaxy Note 2′s mobile platform was confirmed by a GLBenchmark data. It is plausible that Samsung will start shipping the Galaxy Note 2 in Europe and Asia by mid-September, possibly during the “iPhone 5 event” and United States market might receive their Galaxy Note 2 by the end of September. Apparently, Samsung is now avoiding the “long gap” between announcements and launches, and similar to Apple’s, Samsung now wants a more unified lineup. Side Note: The Samsung Galaxy S3 in the United States, for the first time (since the Epic 4G Touch, lol), is free from tweaks like name changes, button changes, massive logo changes and other carrier-related redesigns. It is safe to say that the Galaxy Note 2 will take the same Apple-esque strategy to lure more customers. Speaking of Apple, the phone giant will start selling its iPhone 5 before the end of September, a slew of reports have confirmed. The iPhone, reportedly with a larger display, is set to hit the stage of September 12 alongside other new iOS devices like the iPad Mini, a new iPod Touch and possibly with a new iPad Nano. Apple has no comment regarding the rumor, but credible sites like All Things D, etcetera, have confirmed the unannounced Apple event. In short, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 launch will go head to head with the Apple iPhone 5 launch, but Samsung is getting a slight edge because its 2-month old Samsung Galaxy S3 is already raking in new customers not only in America, but worldwide. However, as analysts pointed out, Apple’s iPhone 5 will be the “biggest iPhone launch” and it is on the verge of beating past iPhone records including the iPhone 4S and its massive 1 million pre-orders in less than 24 hours. Apart from the larger display, the iPhone 5 will reportedly support LTE or Long Term Evolution in United States and other countries, new processor, likely with iOS 6 out of the box, and the widely NFC or Near Field Communication which will reportedly give Apple the new stream to generate more revenue with the “Passbook” app and the wave-and-pay business model similar to Google Wallet. Speaking of Google, the search engine giant is also expected to join the September-October smartphone extravaganza with this year’s Nexus phone, or Nexus phones according to rumors. Similar to the successful Nexus 7, Android fans are now waiting for this year’s Nexus smartphone that will carry the latest version of Android out of the box, the Android Jelly Bean. It is possible that Google will allow more than 3 OEMs to release their own Nexus phone, and rumor has it that the revised 2012 Nexus program will allow Google to update the phones using their own servers resulting to faster Android updates for all supported mobile devices. Last year, Samsung enjoyed the Nexus brand with its Galaxy Nexus device but screwed up with a poor 5-megapixel camera sensor and a questionable build quality. If the “multiple Nexus phones” rumor is accurate, then it is safe to assume that HTC, the maker of the gorgeous HTC One X, or even Sony, the maker of the high-end Xperia S, might introduce their own pure Jelly Bean phones, apart from Samsung, of course. 。 wholesale accessories,iphone accessories,ipad accessories,ipod accessories

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