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Apple, Google‘s phones and Samsung have long ruled the roost when it comes to slow-motion video, offering smooth 240fps support. Sure, we’ve seen the likes of Lenovo claim 960fps as a standard, but this was via ineffective software trickery.

Now, Sony has laid the foundation down for super slow-motion, announcing a new smartphone sensor capable of shooting at 1000fps.

 

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A new smartphone that has hit the Indian markets claims to manage your phone storage without any manual interference. The in-built artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies in Robin, introduced in India by Nexbit, a US-based crowd-funded startup, will shift any excess data and even apps on the smartphone to cloud, based on the user’s usage patterns.
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Following news that Samsung that added tweaks to boost the benchmark scores of its Galaxy S4 and Note 3, Anandtech is now reporting that other manufacturers are doing so as well. Apple and Motorola are the only two OEM not doing so with their handsets.

Anandtech tested devices from Asus, HTC, LG and found them to be using tweaks as well. Samsung tablets (including those running on Intel Atom) were not spared from these benchmark optimizations. Sony was not included as the company does not provide samples to Anandtech, according to a tweet from Anand Shimpi.

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First came the smartphone revolution in which devices used in the past mainly for voice calls turned into all-around communication gadgets.

They help users browse the Internet, send and receive e-mail, and even tell the weather.

But the smartphone market has become increasingly saturated, with manufacturers of every stripe and color—as well as software developers—trying to outdo one another with the latest models or the most innovative apps.

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Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it will introduce a smartphone with a curved display in October, as the world’s top handset maker seeks to set the pace of hardware innovation and maintain its supremacy in a fiercely competitive business.

Curved displays are an early stage in screen evolution which is shifting to bendable or foldable designs, eventually allowing mobile and wearable gadgets to take on new forms that could radically change the high-end smartphone market.

“We plan to introduce a smartphone with a curved display in South Korea in October,” Samsung’s mobile business head of strategic marketing D.J. Lee said on Wednesday at an event launching the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone

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One should not measure a smartphone camera by megapixels alone.

To stand out in a crowded smartphone market, device makers boast about having more megapixels, more filters, more zoom, more sensors. But when your baby is taking his or her first steps, what counts is how fast you can get from pocket to picture.

Google’s latest darling, the Motorola Moto X, has a trick for getting to the camera fast: twist your wrist twice and the camera turns on. No swiping icons, typing passwords, or fiddling with power buttons.

Motorola claims you’ll “never miss a shot” with its method. But how much faster is its camera wake-up shortcut compared with those of other smartphones?

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Nokia signed an exclusive deal to use Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system developed belatedly to compete with the leading smartphone brands.
Nokia signed an exclusive deal to use Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system developed belatedly to compete with the leading smartphone brands.

Microsoft and Nokia have called off advanced talks which would have seen the US software giant purchase the Finnish company’s handset business, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

The report cited people familiar with the matter as saying the precarious position of Nokia and the high price such a deal would have demanded were the main factors in the failure of the audacious purchase, which could have reshaped the world smartphone industry.

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According to a recent report from Canaccord Genuity their February wireless store surveys indicated normal seasonal trends with softer smartphone sales versus December quarter monthly sales rates. While sales were seasonally slower in February, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KRX:005930) maintained dominant market share positions. Consistent with the past several months, their surveys indicated an increasing mix of LTE smartphones led by sales of the LTE iPhone 5and the LTE versions of Samsung’s Galaxy SIII and Galaxy Note II smartphones.

Further, their February handset market surveys and conversations with global distributors at MWC indicated solid sales in the Chinese smartphone market during Chinese New Year with continued strong sales of affordable 3G smartphones.

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GOOGLE Maps have found their way back to the iPhone, and the new alternative was already the top-ranking free app in Apple’s Australian iTunes store today, beating other popular free apps like Angry Birds.

The world’s most popular online mapping system returned late on Thursday afternoon with the release of the Google Maps’ iPhone app, allowing users to replace a glitch-ridden Apple program panned for omitting key landmarks and sending people in wrong directions.

Its release came as Samsung appeared to mock problems in Apple’s own mapping app with the launch of a guerrilla marketing stunt in Sydney and Melbourne earlier this week after Victorian police urged users to avoid using Apple’s map app when travelling to Mildura.

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A NEW smartphone app, developed by researchers at Penn State in the United States, graphs caffeine’s effect on your body throughout the course of the day, so you’ll know if that afternoon cuppa will keep you awake at night. Read more HERE

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