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Articles tagged with: korea

A Massive 75inch LED TV!!

Bored of your current LED TV, Craving for a bigger one? The new Samsung ES9000 might be the right thing for you. Launched back in January, it supports an enormous 75 inch HD screen. The ES9000 Smart LED TV is driven by a powerful dual-core 1GHz processor. The powerful processor allows it to smoothly run multiple Smart TV apps concurrently. The Smart TV was introduced in South Korea earlier this week.

Android Dominates Mobile OS Market

The OS war between different mobile operating system vendors is not new. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, RIM are some of the major contenders.

However, a study that was conducted recently states that Google dominates this pool of contenders with its Android OS. A research firm named Canalys recently carried out this survey which indicated that almost half of the world’s smartphones run Android while there is a major gap between iOS and Android. About 48 percent of the OS market belongs to Android while mere 19 percent is owned by iOS.

Apple Drags HTC To Court

In a latest development, Apple Inc. has sued HTC Corp. accusing the Taiwanese smartphone maker of infringing five of its patents. The patents relate to software architecture and user interfaces in portable electronic devices, hardware for touchscreens and movement sensors.

This marks Apple’s second lawsuit against HTC, and the hearing of the first lawsuit is scheduled for August 5, 2011. The first lawsuit pertained to certain personal data and mobile communications devices and related software.

HTC EVO 4G+ Coming Soon!

It’s been a short while since we’ve covered anything related to HTC, and we happy to tell you guys that the HTC Rider is actually the HTC EVO 4G+. While there isn’t 3D support, its other specs are sure to please.

The device has a dual-core 1.2GHz CPU, and carries a vibrant 4.3″ qHD display without any 3D BS. For a phone, the RAM is rather sufficient, providing a total of 1GB of RAM and a 1080p capable 8MP rear-facing camera with a 1.3MP front-facing camera.

Chinese Hackers Spoof Gmail To Target Gov’t Officials

Google has recently caught a series of phishing attempts targeted at United States and South Korean government officials. The attacks originated from Jinan, China and attempted to gain access to Gmail accounts of hundreds of users by tricking them into sharing their passwords. Chinese political activists, military personnel, and journalists were also victimized.

The attackers were seeking to monitor their victims’ e-mail accounts by changing the account settings to automatically forward messages. The attempts actually started in February and have been since ongoing.

The Pantech Vega Racer: World’s Fastest Phone

Pantech, a Korean based company, offers many impressive handheld cellphones, the newest of which is called the Vega Racer, claimed to be the world’s first 1.5GHz dual-core smartphone. The Vega Racer uses Qualcomm’s MSM8660 Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM and an Adreno 220 GPU. The device carries a large 4.3″ LCD screen giving users the simultaneous enjoyment of beauty and brains.

The piece of hardware weighs to be about 4.23 ounces and is 9mm thin. The smartphone features an advanced 8MP rear camera with a 1.3MP front-facing camera and seems to be quite a contender against next-generation smartphones.

New WiMax Sleeve For Korean iPhone 4

Korean company, Telecom has just released a special sleeve for the iPhone 4 that allows it to receive wireless broadband access, also known as WiMax. What’s cool is that the new sleeve has a built-in battery that allows the iPhone 4 to gain an extra four hours of web surfing. The add-on does increase the iPhone’s bulk by 2.4 ounces but you really can’t go wrong with a WiMax enabled iPhone 4.

Police Raid Google Office; Seize Hard Drives

Police in South Korean stormed Google’s Korea head office in Seoul on Tuesday under the suspicion that the branch office had illegally collected location data from application subscribers. Detective, Seonghun Kim said that the raid wasn’t directly related to Google but to an app development company under Google. The app illegally collected location information from subscribers who installed the app in a reference to AdMob, a Google acquisition.