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Samsung announces projector phone.
Samsung has shown off the Galaxy Beam smartphone at the Mobile World Congress, capable of projecting images up to 50 inches wide on any surface. The phone runs Android and measures 12.5mm thick and 4 inches wide. Pity it’s a couple of months too late, I had been predicting more devices like this to be released in 2011!

Meanwhile the first of the quad-core smartphones have been shown off. Huawei announced the Ascend D Quad range, which surprisingly didn’t feature the expected Tegra 3 chip from Nvidia. Instead the line features a new Huawei chip called the K3C2, and has a huge 4.5 inch, 720p screen.

Samsung announces projector phone.

Samsung has shown off the Galaxy Beam smartphone at the Mobile World Congress, capable of projecting images up to 50 inches wide on any surface. The phone runs Android and measures 12.5mm thick and 4 inches wide. Pity it’s a couple of months too late, I had been predicting more devices like this to be released in 2011!

Meanwhile the first of the quad-core smartphones have been shown off. Huawei announced the Ascend D Quad range, which surprisingly didn’t feature the expected Tegra 3 chip from Nvidia. Instead the line features a new Huawei chip called the K3C2, and has a huge 4.5 inch, 720p screen.

Mobile World Congress kicks off tomorrow.
MWC runs from 27 February to 1 March, and is likely to see big announcements from most of the big smartphone manufacturers. Unfortunately, Samsung have already announced that the successor to the Galaxy S II will not be shown off at MWC, with a separate event for that before mid-2012. As usual, Apple won’t be attending.
Bookmark 8 Bit Future for the latest updates from the show, which are likely to include:
More 4G/LTE devices,
Quad-core smartphones,
Many new Android tablets,
News from a keynote speech from Google CEO Eric Schmidt,
NFC/mobile payment systems,
Connected babies (!),
Ubuntu for Android,
Waterproof phones,
And perhaps, flexible devices.

Mobile World Congress kicks off tomorrow.

MWC runs from 27 February to 1 March, and is likely to see big announcements from most of the big smartphone manufacturers. Unfortunately, Samsung have already announced that the successor to the Galaxy S II will not be shown off at MWC, with a separate event for that before mid-2012. As usual, Apple won’t be attending.

Bookmark 8 Bit Future for the latest updates from the show, which are likely to include:

Company hopes to transform your smartphone into a desktop computer.
Software company Canonical is working to develop a system that allows your smartphone to be docked with a keyboard and monitor, allowing your phone to act as the computer.
Because the Android OS is based on the open-source Linux system, Canonical’s “Ubuntu for Android” is able to tap into that underlying software, and run an Ubuntu Linux system straight from your phone. Rather than operating as an App, the system will sit dormant in a phone until it is docked, when it will spring into life. The company says that because it is based on the software already running your phone, it should be unnoticeable in terms of speed and memory usage when you are normally using your phone.
The best part is that all data and services can be shared between the two operating systems, so all of the contacts, files, and photos etc can be accessed and updated either on the phone, or through the Ubuntu interface.

“The desktop is the killer app for quad-core phones in 2012,” said Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth in the Canonical announcement. “Ubuntu for Android transforms your high-end phone into your productive desktop, whenever you need it.”

The company is now working with manufacturers to have the system built in to new phones, and will be showing it off at the Mobile World Congress next week. MWC is sure to see the announcement of many other new handsets and innovations, so be sure to bookmark 8 Bit Future for the updates next week.

Company hopes to transform your smartphone into a desktop computer.

Software company Canonical is working to develop a system that allows your smartphone to be docked with a keyboard and monitor, allowing your phone to act as the computer.

Because the Android OS is based on the open-source Linux system, Canonical’s “Ubuntu for Android” is able to tap into that underlying software, and run an Ubuntu Linux system straight from your phone. Rather than operating as an App, the system will sit dormant in a phone until it is docked, when it will spring into life. The company says that because it is based on the software already running your phone, it should be unnoticeable in terms of speed and memory usage when you are normally using your phone.

The best part is that all data and services can be shared between the two operating systems, so all of the contacts, files, and photos etc can be accessed and updated either on the phone, or through the Ubuntu interface.

“The desktop is the killer app for quad-core phones in 2012,” said Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth in the Canonical announcement. “Ubuntu for Android transforms your high-end phone into your productive desktop, whenever you need it.”

The company is now working with manufacturers to have the system built in to new phones, and will be showing it off at the Mobile World Congress next week. MWC is sure to see the announcement of many other new handsets and innovations, so be sure to bookmark 8 Bit Future for the updates next week.

Samsung Galaxy S3 to be delayed.
Samsung have confirmed to Techradar that the next Galaxy S mobile phone won’t be shown at this months Mobile World Congress, as many had hoped. Instead, there will be a separate event slightly later to show off the much hyped device.

"Samsung is looking forward to introducing and demonstrating exciting new mobile products at Mobile World Congress 2012.
"The successor to the Galaxy S2 smartphone will be unveiled at a separate Samsung-hosted event in the first half of the year, closer to commercial availability of the product."

It’s unclear if the delay is due to a manufacturing hold up, or perhaps an attempt to release the phone around the same time as a rumoured iPhone 5 launch in July - the Galaxy S series phones have come to be seen by many as a direct competitor to Apple’s iPhone.

Samsung Galaxy S3 to be delayed.

Samsung have confirmed to Techradar that the next Galaxy S mobile phone won’t be shown at this months Mobile World Congress, as many had hoped. Instead, there will be a separate event slightly later to show off the much hyped device.

"Samsung is looking forward to introducing and demonstrating exciting new mobile products at Mobile World Congress 2012.

"The successor to the Galaxy S2 smartphone will be unveiled at a separate Samsung-hosted event in the first half of the year, closer to commercial availability of the product."

It’s unclear if the delay is due to a manufacturing hold up, or perhaps an attempt to release the phone around the same time as a rumoured iPhone 5 launch in July - the Galaxy S series phones have come to be seen by many as a direct competitor to Apple’s iPhone.