Today’s mobile news roundup features plans for the Samsung Galaxy SIII to hit the US this month, Microsoft’s latest domain buys, Asus’ unveiling of a new Windows 8 tablet, and Apple’s iOS Security revealed.
Samsung Galaxy SIII’s US launch
Samsung Electronics Co., before they revealed their US plans, clarified that the Samsung Galaxy SIII will be known only as the Samsung Galaxy SIII even if various network carriers sell them unlike its predecessor, the Galaxy SII, which was called by various names depending on the network.
As for the US launch, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular, will start selling variants of the Samsung Galaxy SIII this June, though the exact release date and price of the said device hasn’t been announced. It was noted though that instead of the 1.4GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos processor used in the international release, the US version of the Galaxy SIII will be equipped with a 1.5 GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. The slight downgrade is said to be due to the 4G/LTE incompatibility with the Exynos processor.
Microsoft shops for domains related to the Smart Glass
Microsoft is said to be scooping all the domain names related to the Xbox Smart Glass – a technology that is yet to be revealed but some believe that it is similar to how the Wii U Gamepad functions like a secondary screen in some games or as a TV remote even when the console is turned off. While some are saying that the Smart Glass is the Xbox Companion Live which is a system that allows developers or gamers to stream content from their console to their laptop, PC or smartphone.
The Xbox Smart Glass is rumored to be unveiled during the Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3 – the largest gaming expo which will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 5-7, 2012.
Here’s the list of the domain names Microsoft nabbed:
Asus shows off Windows 8 tablet
Asustek Computer revealed their Windows 8-based tablet, the Asus Tablet 600, complete with an ARM processor and featuring a 10-inch display, a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU, an 8-megapixel camera in the rear with LED flash, a 2-megapixel camera in the front, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. It weighs 1.15 pounds (520 grams), and is .33 inches (8.35 millimeters) thick. It will come preloaded with Microsoft Office 15. No news yet as to when the tablet will be available in the market.
Apple reveals iOS Security
If you’re one of those people curious about how secured your iOS device is or wondering how Apple’s device security works, well, you don’t have to wonder anymore. Apple quietly revealed their iOS Security report last week.
The report basically states that iOS devices have layers and layers of security measures, and even if a user wanted to modify them, it’s not possible. Apple made it their priority to have their devices very secured and all information used on their devices are encrypted. Below are just some of the layers of security found on iOS devices:
- System architecture: The secure platform and hardware foundations of iPhone, iPad,
- and iPod touch.
- Encryption and Data Protection: The architecture and design that protects the user’s data when the device is lost or stolen, or when an unauthorized person attempts to
- use or modify it.
- Network security: Industry-standard networking protocols that provide secure
- authentication and encryption of data in transmission.
- Device access: Methods that prevent unauthorized use of the device and enable it
- to be remotely wiped if lost or stolen.