This guest post was contributed by Asif Shaik.
Microsoft still hasn’t got hold of the smartphone market and is lacking at a very distant 3rd place in the market after Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. They are still improving but at a very slow pace as compared to others. Windows Phone store still lies at 145,000 apps and games while both Android and iOS have more than 600,000 apps on their respective app stores. The new Metro UI and Microsoft’s hardware and software control over the OS looked very promising at start. Although their new found friend Nokia is launching some amazingly performing devices such as the Lumia 720 (Nokia Lumia 720 price: INR 17K) and Lumia 920 (Price: 33K), they are facing many problems in attracting consumers to buy their devices. Let us have a look at some of the most requested features in Windows Phone platform.
The Galaxy S4 “has surpassed 10 million units sold in less than one month after its commercial debut,” said Samsung in a press release today. “Launched globally on April 27, the phone is estimated to be selling at a rate of four units per second.” This also makes the Galaxy S4 the fastest selling Android smartphone. In comparison, Samsung’s previous smartphone, the Galaxy S III, took 50 days to hit the 10 million mark.
NVIDIA today has launched their latest high-end single GPU graphics card, dubbed the GTX 780. When it comes to performance, it’s actually very close to the TITAN, but at a much lower price. When compared to the previous-generation GTX 680, you can expect a performance boost from anywhere between 20% and 50%. Using a Keplar GPU, it has 2,304 cores with 3GB of GDDR5 graphics memory, “each 50 percent more than its predecessor.” The GTX 780 is available right now from online retailers and from some stores. At Newegg, it’s priced from $649.99 from a number of different manufacturers. As is with all GPU launches, all GTX 780s are currently using the reference design, so it may take a while before companies start implementing their own coolers onto the card. For more information, check out the press release below.
Added in September, our previous poll asked which smartphone OS that you had the most interest in. Of the 1,263 votes, 60.25% voted for iOS 6, 27.08% voted for Android 4.1, and 12.67% voted for Windows Phone 8.
Now, it’s finally time for a new one. This time, we’re asking which smartphone you’re interested in the most for 2013. You’ll find the poll on the right sidebar (desktop only), or below.
This guest post was contributed by Eric Halberg
A Virtual Private Server, otherwise known as VPS, is one of the best web hosting platforms around. As long as you choose a reliable web hosting service, a Virtual Private Server will provide you and your website with a number of important benefits. Below are the top five reasons that you should update to one of these virtual private servers. Continue reading “[Guest Post] Top 5 reasons you should upgrade to a virtual private server” »
With smartphone freedom still being quite restrictive, even on “open” platforms such as Android, SIM-locked phones don’t seem to be going anywhere. Fortunately, for Galaxy S4 owners, a free and fast SIM unlocking method is now available. Hurry, just in case Samsung and/or your carrier patches this find.
This guest post was contributed by Asif Shalk.
Samsung has been in the news ever since the release of their Galaxy series, and with the introduction of the Galaxy S4, it is set to continue its growth as the number one mobile manufacturer in the world. Over the last year, however, the focus was immediately to the big fight between Apple and Samsung over patents. In a way, most of the attention went to either Apple or Samsung and other companies like LG, HTC and Sony were overlooked as the fight between those two mammoth organizations reached the pinnacle and concluded in dividing consumers and created a further rift between Android and iOS.