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  • Galaxy Book S, Note 10, and the Microsoft connection

    Posted on August 7th, 2019 at 16:30 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Looks like Samsung is going to start selling a Windows laptop that works with a Snapdragon ARM processor. Details from Mehedi on Thurrott.com

    There isn’t anything standout of the design of the device, and it’s pretty simple for a laptop. But it still has a pretty nice and simple design.

    It’ll arrive in September with 8GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, 23 hours of battery life, 13.3-inch display, priced from $999. Expect to hear a LOT of chest-beating from the Microsoft-centric sites.

    Let’s just hope it doesn’t come with Win10 S. And that it doesn’t ship with Microsoft’s drivers. <snark /off>

    UPDATE: Follow-up by Mehedi with more details of all the Samsung-Microsoft announcements. Looks like the Note 10 will ship with a load of MS software.

  • Samsung Dex – what Continuum should’ve been

    Posted on March 29th, 2017 at 16:30 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Credit: IDG.tv

    I rarely get blown away by a demo, but this is one you gotta see.

    Based on this InfoWorld review (which admittedly looks like a demo), the Dex docking station is a portable puck with ports. Slide your Galaxy S8 into the top, attach a monitor and keyboard, and you end up in a Chromebook-like environment, where your Galaxy/Android apps are just a click away.

    The phone’s in the middle of it all. Unplug your phone, and all of your apps are where you left them.

    IF it ends up working this way – that’s a big if – Samsung and Google have just out-Scroogled Microsoft. If Dex will run the Android version of Office, Chrome, and all of my Google Apps, I’ll be first in line to buy one.

    Google built the Android operating system “up” – adding tablet support and bringing along all the Google Apps. Microsoft’s trying to build Windows “down” – trying to tack Universal Windows Platform apps onto an old operating system.

    Right now we have maybe two dozen UWP apps — perhaps a half dozen of them worth running. The Google Play Store? Pshaw. In the early running, one of the approaches is winning, and the other remains vapor.

    Take a look. With your Windows-centric glasses on, tell me what you think.

  • Samsung seeks ban of iPhone 5 sales in Europe

    Posted on September 21st, 2011 at 21:40 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    The Samsung-Apple wars are heating up.

    InfoWorld Tech Watch.

  • Apple doesn’t need Samsung any more

    Posted on August 11th, 2011 at 20:54 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    At least, that’s what I surmise, reading the tea leaves.

    And if I’m right, it’s good news for iPhone 5 and iPad 3.

    InfoWorld Tech Watch.

  • Apple vs Samsung vs Apple

    Posted on April 19th, 2011 at 22:10 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    What if you sued your key supplier?

    What if you were sued by – and decided to counter-sue – your second largest customer?

    What if all of the legal fireworks exploded but you were still buying things from, and supplying products to, your major customer?

    See my InfoWorld Tech Watch post.