Posts Tagged ‘ICS’

Synrgic launches Android Uno – Singapore’s first smartphone

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

The Synrgic Uno can be purchased from today online for US$320 (S$400) with free international shipping. The phone is designed and developed in Singapore and manufactured in Korea.

The Synrgic Uno is available from today at US$320 (S$400).

The Synrgic Uno is available from today at US$320 (S$400).

The Android 4 ICS smartphone has a 4.7-inch 16:9 S-IPS LCD (Corning Gorilla Glass) with 1280 x 720 pixels.

Market positioning

Affordably priced at S$400, the Synrgic Uno is positioned more as an entry-level smartphone amongst against the likes of Nokia’s Lumia 520, Sony Xperia L and Samsung GALAXY Express.

Synrgic UnoThe specs are remarkably similar to the LG 4X HD.

It certainly does not have any pretensions to challenge flagship models such as Lumia 920, Xperia Z, HTC One and GALAXY S4.

Synrgic’s stated main markets are therefore Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and China, rather than brand-conscious Singapore.

The Synrgic Uno has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera (capable of capturing 1080p Full HD video).

Hands on

The Synrgic Uno measures 135 x 71 x 9.5 mm and weighs only 133g with the removable 2,300 mAh Li-Po battery.

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Tomorrow! Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 LTE arrives in Singapore

Friday, January 4th, 2013

The Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 LTE will hit the shelves in Singapore tomorrow. The tablet will be available at S$998 (without contract), in deep grey.

The deep grey Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 LTE Android tablet will be available in Singapore from tomorrow at S$998 (without contract).

The Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 LTE Android tablet will be available in Singapore from tomorrow at S$998 (without contract).

Introduced back in late August last year (in the WiFi and 3G+WiFi configurations), the LTE+WiFi version of the GALAXY Note 10.1 will be available in Singapore from tomorrow.

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New Android tablet: Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Having created a niche with the 5-inch GALAXY Note that straddled between a 7-inch tablet and a 3.5-inch smartphone, Samsung has introduced the 10.1-inch version of the GALAXY Note.

There will be three configurations: the WiFi/16GB (S$798) and 3G+WiFi/16GB (S$998) versions will be available on 25 August, while the LTE+WiFi version will be released later in the year.

Update (4 January, 2013): 

The Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 LTE will hit the shelves in Singapore from 5 Jaunary 2013. The tablet will be available at S$998 (without contract), in deep grey.

Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 was launched in Singapore today.

Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 was launched in Singapore today.

Hitherto, most people have used tablets as a content consuming tool – checking emails, surfing the Web, viewing photos, reading documents and ebooks, playing back videos and music.

I tried out the GALAXY Note 10.1 during its launch in Singapore today. I found it to be extremely responsive, comparable to a Wacom graphics tablet. The Photoshop Touch was also fast and easy to use, making photo editing pleasant and fun on a tablet.

In terms of content creation, some type short notes and emails using the onscreen keyboard, while those who write longer text documents type them out by connecting an external keyboard.

Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1
OS Android 4.0.4 (ICS)
Screen 10.1″ WXGA LCD +Digitizer
Resolution 1280 x 800
Battery 7,000 mAh
Processor 1.4 GHz Quad-core
Camera Rear: 5mp
Front: 1.9mp
Video Full HD(1080p)
Memory Int: 16 GB,
RAM: 2 GB
Ext: Up to 32 GB microSD
Size /mm 262 x 180 x 600
Weight 597 g

Price

3G/WiFi: S$998,
WiFi: S$798

The GALAXY Note 10.1 tries to make possible serious content creation using a tablet.

From note-taking via typing or handwriting with a stylus, research and clipping from the Web using S Note app, to powerful photo-editing using Photoshop Touch.

What differentiates the GALAXY Note 10.1 from the GALAXY Tab 10.1? It’s the combination of the stylus (S Pen) and the user interface that integrates with the stylus.

The GALAXY Note 10.1 comes with 2i-screen multi-tasking, where two apps are displayed running side-by-side on the screen, and videos can be displayed on a floating window for a picture-in-picture effect.

As for other Samsung products, users will be able to access the edutainment content and apps available on the Samsung Learning Hub.

For more details about the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1, read the press release below.

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Update: LG Optimus Vu: to make global debut

Monday, August 20th, 2012

The Optimus Vu: will have the 4-PLUS-1 NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-Core processor and Android 4.0 (ICS) OS when the 5-inch smartphone heads out of Korea and Japan to make its global debut in September.

The LG Optimus Vu: comes with a 5-inch, 4:3 ration IPS display.

The LG Optimus Vu: comes with a 5-inch, 4:3 ration IPS display.

I last wrote about the LG Optimus Vu: half a year ago in February, when it was unveiled ahead of MWC 2012, and slotted to be introduced in Korea in March.

At that time, it only had a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.

Since then, more than 500,000 units of the Optimus Vu: has been sold in Korea while it has been launched in Japan this month.

The LG Optimus Vu: sports a 5-inch display – slightly broader but smaller than the 5.3-inch Samsung GALAXY Note.

The 4:3 ratio IPS display will work well with an upgraded version of QuickMemo and Notebook – two features that maximises the use of the large screen.

The Optimus Vu: will make its debut in select markets in Europe, Asia (including Singapore), Middle East, Africa and Latin America in September.

TODAY! Xperia ion, Xperia go and Xperia acro S arrive in Singapore

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Sony Mobile Communications today announced the official launch of the three Android smartphones in Singapore. The Xperia ion (S$798), Xperia acro S (S$698) and Xperia go (S$488) are available from today.

The Sony Xperia ion, Xperia go, and Xperia acro S are available in Singapore from today at all Sony stores, Sony centres, Xperia concept stores and operator stores.

The Sony Xperia ion, Xperia go, and Xperia acro S are available in Singapore from today at all Sony stores, Sony centres, Xperia concept stores and operator stores.

The Xperia ion is Sony Mobile’s new flagship smartphone and offers a brilliant HD experience on a large 4.6-inch screen.

The Xperia go and Xperia acro S are water and dust resistant.

Sony Mobile RRP Colours
Xperia ion S$798 Black
Xperia acro S S$698 Black and White
Xperia go S$488 Black, White and Yellow

* Prices do not include line contract.

These three smartphones were among six that Sony Mobile showcased in Singapore back in June.

New Android smartphone: LG Optimus 4X HD

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

LG will debut its first Quad-Core smartphone in Singapore on 28 July. The Android 4.0 smartphone has an RRP of S$738 and comes with a free leather case, while stocks last.

LG Optimus 4X HD Android smartphone, available on 28 July, 2012.

LG Optimus 4X HD Android smartphone, available on 28 July, 2012.

The Optimus 4X HD runs on NVIDIA’s 4-PLUS-1 Quad-Core mobile processor – the Tegra 3. This is the same processor that is used in powerful tablet computers.

Key Specifications
OS Android 4.0 (ICS)
Screen 4.7″ IPS
Resolution 1280 x 720
Battery 2,150 mAh
Processor 1.5 GHz Quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3
Camera Rear: 8mp
Front: 1.3mp
Video 1080p
Memory Int: 12 GB
Ext: 64 GB microSD
Size /mm 132.4 x 68.1 x 9.19
Weight 141 g
Price S$738

The 1.5GHz Tegra 3 automatically activates all four cores when maximum power is needed but defaults to a fifth, battery-saver core when less power is required, such as during standby mode or music playback mode.

The Optimus 4X HD has a large 4.7-inch IPS display with a high resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, giving a high pixel density of 313 ppi.

The 16:9 Stripe RGB IPS Panel offers sharper and crisper text. The smartphone also comes with a huge 2,150mAh battery.

The LG Optimus 3.0 UI includes QuickMemo which lets users instantly jot memos or notes from any screen, without having to open a separate application.

The smartphone also comes with MediaPlex, which combines a range of functions to enhance image and video playback such as Fingertip Seek and Live Zooming.

MediaPlex also includes Time Catch Shot, which allows one to select and save the best shot among the images taken just before the shutter button is depressed.

TODAY! Sony Tablet S and P gets Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

The over-the-air update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) for the Sony Tablet S and Tablet P is available from today.

Sony Tablet S and Tablet P gets Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Sony Tablet S and Tablet P gets Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Those who own Sony’s Tablet S or Tablet P can expect to see their tablets being upgraded (over the air) to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich from today.