Samsung to announce Galaxy S IV on March

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Samsung has announced that it will release the Galaxy S smartphone next generation, known colloquially as the Galaxy S IV, March 14 at your event without packaging, confirming some of the rumors we’ve been hearing good. The Unpacked event is said to take place in New York, unlike the case of the Galaxy S III launch which was established in London, and will be the first event for U.S. Release Samsung in three years. Samsung says they were “bombarded with requests from mobile operators in the United States to raise awareness of the IV Galaxy S in the country”, hence the change of venue this year.
As for the phone itself, we are still dealing with rumors suggesting a 4.99 inch 1080p display, quad-core Qualcomm processor and a 13 megapixel camera. Let’s see how this comes to be true in a couple of weeks.

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Acer lifts the lid in the liquid Z2 before MWC 2013

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Kicking off the line-up 2013, Acer has taken the wraps off the Acer Liquid Z2 – a cheap and cheerful entry level handset Jelly Bean.
The Z2 has tiny proportions (and price) that has recently co-star, the liquid E1, with a 3.5-inch screen and a choice HGVA a 3 megapixel or 5 megapixel rear facing camera. Oh, and a little enhanced by 512 MB ​​of RAM. The liquid E1, meanwhile, comes loaded with a 1GHz dual-core with 1GB of RAM and a 4.5-inch qHD display. Also got a 5 megapixel rear facing camera with LED flash and a VGA quality camera front. Both entry-level devices comes rocking Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and 4 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot to boost memory. Acer nailed down both phones to launch in Europe, with the promise that they will come to France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Ukraine, followed by Russia, the UK and Italy, although there is no official word on exactly when. The Z2 Liquid comes in a wallet-friendly price somewhere between € 99 and € 129 (about £ 87 / U.S. $ 132 to £ 113 / U.S. $ 172). The liquid E1, moreover, is likely to be priced between € 199 (£ 174 or U.S. $ 266) and € 299 (£ 260 or U.S. $ 400) when it arrives.
All eyes in Barcelona next week when we’ll get to see in the flesh (well, plastic).

via Engadget

Apple wins six design patents in Hong Kong for iOS icons

Icons of the company include Siri, iMessage Notes and, as a registration document.

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Apple has won a handful of patents in Hong Kong to design your icons iOS.
The company applied for design patents in June 2012, according to documents obtained by Patently Apple registration. Design patents were granted by Hong Kong officials on Friday. According to an image included in the patent application, Apple won design awards for its icon Siri, iMessage and Notes, among others. Won a total of six design patents.

Apple has been very protective over its icon designs in the past. Last year, in fact, Apple claims in its lawsuit that Samsung continues its main competitor was violating its icon designs. After designing new icons, historically Apple has patented them quickly in the markets for many products it offers. Apparently, she did it again this time

Nokia 808 PureView Getting Maintenance Update

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Nokia 808 PureView can now receive a software update for maintenance purposes. This Nokia phone is already considered as one of the best camera phones available in the world right now with its 41 mega pixel camera. With this new update, tech analysts assume that Nokia will be can keep up its reputation and increase the market share as well.

As per the PureviewClub, this update is not considered small even at 420 MB. It is not known clearly exactly which features and improvements are incorporated in the update. Nokia hasn’t published any official changelog regarding this matter yet. The changelog can highlight each feature and improvement in the update with much clarity.

It is reported that Nokia 808 PureView owners claims no major improvements are included in the update. This fact can be felt at the first glance itself. Even so, it is regarded as a maintenance update with minor improvements. It will also support some tweaks for the phone. The overall experience for the phone users can be enhanced with these tweaks. The other advantage of the tweaks is that they can pave the way to having more useful apps available for Nokia 808 PureView.

The availability of this update is a real challenge compared to other software updates. It can be pushed Over-The-Air (OTA) in certain countries only. The Nokia Suite is a must for installing this update in other regions. Also, Nokia is currently rolling out the PureView 808 update in various stages. Therefore, it will not be accessible in all countries at the same time. The customers need to wait for their country’s turn to download this update.