The main focus for Samsung today has been it’s Galaxy Tab announcement at the IFA conference, but on the sidelines two other interesting pieces of information were announced.
We’ve gotten word from several different blogs today that Samsung’s YH Lee, Head of marketing for their Mobile Division, is prioritizing Android first, then their Bada OS, and then WP7. Seeing as how the Galaxy Tab was one fo the most leaked and talked about items of the year up to its release, next to the iPhone and EVO, this makes sense. What’s confusing is putting WP7 in the back of the bus. Microsoft is really doing an over the top push for WP7, so being on board for that as much as they can would be a smart move in my eyes, because unless they have a giant overhall in the works for Bada, I don’t think it will come close to the upcoming redesigned platform. Why don’t we hear from some of you though, what are your thoughts on this ranking?
2. That Samsung is currently finalizing a USB standard utilizing UWB
The 65nm chip in question is a two way communication chip that is 10 times more power efficient that Wifi g and consumes 30% less power than current wireless USB standards. It has a 200Mbps data transfer throughput and 128-bit AES encryption. Plans are to start mass producing this in Q4 of this year. What this means for you is that once these chips find their way into cameras, TVs, and mobile devices you will be able to transfer files faster, stream larger and more HiDef videos, as well as having it use less battery than the standards mentioned above. This is following closely along with the new trend of cell phones: lighter, faster, more power efficient. Now that cell phones are for the most part as thin and lightweight as technology can provide, manufacturer’s are beginning to focus on the innards of the devices more to bring them to the next step: foldable displays. Just as the Desktop computer before phones, once the insides got small enough, fast enough, and power efficient enough laptops came around which then led to the smart phones we have today. Obviously size is of the device is now irrelevant so the next obvious step would be to create a bigger size in a smaller package while maintaining a similar weight. The future is around the corner as seen above from a Samsung Prototype lab, and frankly I can’t wait! Pics of the chip below.