Samsung at MWC 2012 – Summary – 27-02-2012
GALAXY Note 10.1 – Samsung Mobile Press Release
Building on the success of the first Galaxy Note, Samsung presents this 10.1-inch tablet with S Pen creativity built in. This device has a 10.1-inch 1280×800 resolution PLS TFT display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 1.4GHz dual core Samsung Exynos processor, and microSD support. With both Full HD video playback, and Wifi CH bonding for superior connectivity, you’ll be rolling out with the 8 Pi S Pen with great success on the largest S Pen capable display yet. The Galaxy Note 10.1 also has a 3 megapixel camera on the back with LED flash and a 2 megapixel camera on the front.
The software allows for a full range of templates for notes including magazine, diary, card, sketchbook, and more, and the Note 10.1 uses its large screen to utilize multi-screen functionality. This device has cross language as well as formula recognition (for math and science) and is able to convert shapes to lines. Essentially this and the Galaxy Note are bringing the fury to the note-taking world with recognition of just about anything you could want them to know about. Samsung’s TouchWiz interface sits over Android 4.0 ICS with Samsung Live Panels intact.
Both Adobe Photoshop Touch and Adobe Ideas apps are pre-installed on this device, your ability to use various tools, effects, layers, and full pen pressure sensitivity now at your fingertips. Draw with vectors, utilize layers, and access the full personal pen Photoshop experience all in one device. The 10.1 Note has Samsung Hub services as well as S Pen Apps as the original Galaxy Note does, S Suggest, Readers Hub, Video Hub, Game Hub, Music Hub, and Chat On amongst them. S Pen Apps include such classics as Slice It! and Comic Book as well as Catch Notes, Touchnote, and Hello Crayon. Each of these apps will be available inside Samsung Apps for the release of the device.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 has been created for Creative designers, students, kids, and business professionals alike, and will be coming in 16, 32, and 64GB versions with a microSD card slot capable of accepting another 32GB worth of space. You can take notes, read textbooks, do multimedia editing, design and illustrate graphics, and make presentations and documentation with great ease. This device is very similar in size and shape to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and includes front-facing speakers not unlike the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N.
GALAXY S WiFi 4.2 – Samsung Mobile Press Release
The 4.2’s 1GHz processor, 2-megapixel rear camera, and 512MB of RAM read more like a 2009 Galaxy device than a 2012 model, though it does have the new Samsung look (likely thanks to a certain lawsuit). Its 4.2-inch IPS display, full Android Market access, and 16GB or 32GB of internal storage make it a solid media player or gaming device for those who can’t get enough Where’s My Water, which is exactly who this phone-without-a-phone is aimed at. There’s exactly nothing surprising or groundbreaking about the new device, but for anyone looking for an Android media player, more options certainly can’t hurt.
Samsung develops 8 megapixel Imaging Sensor for Mobile Devices
Samsung today announced that they’ve developed a new premium 8 megapixel CMOS imaging sensor for mobile devices and digital cameras. The S5K3H7 is a 1/3.2″ 1.4um image sensor that features Backside Illumination (BSI) technology allowing users to take improved quality pictures in low-light scenarios.
Additionally, the new sensor allows users to record 1080p full HD video at 30fps, has no Shutter Lag enabling users to take pictures as soon as they release the shutter button and is energy efficient.
The new imaging sensor will be present in devices that will be announced in the next couple of months.
Samsung Enriches SAP’s Mobile Offerings with Android Devices
Samsung today announced that SAP AG has selected Samsung’s GALAXY S II and Galaxy Tab 10.1 for internal use. Today’s announcement marks the first time that Android-based smartphones and tablets have been deployed by SAP to help enhance employee productivity.
“We are very pleased to offer Samsung devices to our global workforce as part of our internal device-agnostic strategy,” said Oliver Bussmann, CIO, SAP AG. “It’s important for our employees and also our customers to have choices, and SAP software running on Samsung’s Android devices will allow our workforce to do business in the moment. Furthermore, it’s critical that we can secure our business data on these devices using an extensive range of IT policies with enhanced security and manageability features closely integrated with the SAP® Mobile Device Management (SAP MDM) package.
“SAP’s selection of Samsung devices for its employees demonstrates the effectiveness of Samsung smart devices in the enterprise space; a firm like SAP demands the best from its mobile fleet, and Samsung delivers this” Says Cho BumCoo, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Solution Team at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd .
SAP and Samsung have worked closely together to optimize security on Samsung’s Android devices, providing enhanced IT policies for multiple device management on any scale. The Sybase® Afaria® 7.0 mobile device management system, available on enterprise class models including GALAXY Note, GALAXY S II, and GALAXY TABLETS, offers a large variety of enterprise functions, helping ensure that businesses can get the very most out of their fleet of mobile devices, providing a more flexible and connected workforce.
• Device inventory and tracking allows employers to know where their devices are at all times, delivering peace of mind and helping ensure that any lost devices can be safely reclaimed. If the device cannot be located, this function also enables the remote wiping of the device, meaning that no confidential data will fall into the wrong hands.
• With email and Exchange Account Management, employees can easily access and send emails while out and about, while businesses can be sure that confidential information is fully encrypted.
• CTOs can also manage the firewalls in place on mobile devices so they can easily match the settings with their own requirements.
• Device managers will be able to which apps can and cannot be downloaded onto devices, so they are used efficiently and help ensure that potentially harmful apps are avoided.
• CTOs can also manage restrictions around device functions such as WiFi connectivity, SD Card usage USB connections, NFC connections, and client certificate management, so that devices are tailored to meet business needs.
• Additional security measures such as Password Policy can be managed, meaning that device managers can set password expiration time and enforce password change.
Samsung devices also support a wide range of SAP business applications, including the SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) enabling the enterprise sales force to stay connected with customers and allowing SAP to consistently deliver the products and services they need.
Samsung has developed robust, durable and powerful devices capable of meeting the security and reliability needs of enterprise users; it has also been working closely with SAP to provide optimal integration of SAP solutions, providing the best all-round solution to enterprise customers.