Samsung's Galaxy S phones have become the closest thing to the mythical "iPhone killer" of Android fans' dreams. Here's a look at the next version's likely features.
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The Galaxy S IV will be powered by Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa, the world's first 8-core mobile processor, according to some published reports. Unveiled in January at CES 2013, the ARM-based Octa has four large Cortex-A15 processor cores, which are built for high-performance tasks such as HD video streaming and graphics-intensive gaming. Four smaller ARM Cortex-A7 cores, optimized for low power consumption, handle the bulk of mobile chores. The benefit for mobile users is twice the performance at half the power consumption, or so Samsung and ARM claim. Impressive-sounding, yes. But will the average smartphone user see real-world improvements?
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
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