I was wondering how Apple and Samsung where doing in regards of SAR (Specific Absorption Rates) values for mobile phones so on this post I am going to share with you where some of their most known devices stand.
Mobile phones use high frequency electromagnetic fields for voice and data transmission. When you talk to someone with your mobile phone, the energy of these fields is party absorbed in the head (unless you are using a headset) or by your body if the device is for example, in your pocket.
SAR is measured in Watt per Kilogram, in order to avoid adverse health effects, the specific SAR for mobile phones cannot exceed 2 Watts per Kilogram. Currently there are no mobile phones in the market that exceed this recommended number, still I think it might be a good idea to consider the SAR value before making a purchase, or not?
Almost all the Apple tech media is “paralyzed” waiting for Apple news. Talking with colleagues, friends, and listening to media you can feel the same need for Apple stuff, information, something. The big fruit company is slower than what the people is expecting them to be, maybe is part of their own fault trying to do things in a different way being leaded by Tim Cook. Or maybe is that its inevitable to compare the update speed of other tech companies like Samsung or Google which seem to be faster and more dynamic.
The market is expecting a lot from Apple, and I think that if the company doesn’t deliver “this fall” this will have a significant impact on their own core, the stock´s. When the iPhone 5 was announced on September 2012 they created a beautiful product, but not an innovative one. If the new iPhone 5S / 6 has only better hardware but does the same, let me tell you, it will allow competitors to announce something revolutionary like the iPhone itself was. Some people think Apple lost the surprise element, I still think they got it but maybe the so commercial focus of their business is clouding their judgment and they are not releasing products at the rhythm the people would like to purchase.
Some days ago I wrote about Android´s biggest problem: their manufacturers today after watching the interview the guys at AllThingsD made to Tim Cook (Apple´s CEO) something he said kept she said something very interesting. Although the most mobile sold devices are using Android OS not all of them are being used as they are supposed to.
And it got me thinking, which are the stats from our own blog? Well, its interesting to see, iOS is by far the most used mobile platform to access ITCentralPoint.com (more…)
My first and (for now) only Android phone was the first Samsung Galaxy S, at that time (a couple of years ago) the hardware specs where not as powerful as they are now, but still Android 2.3 was profiling as very nice mobile operating system.
Today, statistics by IDC show that the market is 75% Android, 17,3% iOS. But this could change very fast.
You can check the Worldwide Mobile Phone Sales to End Users by Vendor in 1Q13 (Thousands of Units) chart on the following link from Gartner.
What I am about to write not everybody will understand. I am geek, a person who really love all kind of technology software, hardware, gadgets and so. I really miss my smartphone, and I will tell you why:
My girlfriend and I moved to Switzerland a little more than 6 months ago, the contrast with Argentina (where we used to live) is really enormous, and we really love being here. When we decided to leave our country, we sold everything, including our smartphones. I used to have an old Samsung Galaxy S (yes, the first one) which already feels like a dinosaur old. When we arrived to Switzerland I was given an iPhone 4S at the company where I temporary worked for three months, and I loved it. It was my first experience with an iPhone, the whole experience was “it just works” although I understand that the contrast between this mobile and the one I used to have is also very big in terms of technology…