Posts tagged with: Continuum

[Full Continuum Review] Released on November 2010, the Samsung Continuum is the second of Samsung's Galaxy S smartphones on Verizon. Inside is a 1GHz Samsung-Intrinsity processor, 384MB of RAM and 512 MG of ROM. It features two cameras, one rear facing 4.9-megapixel camera with LED flash, and one front facing 0.3-megapixel camera. The main display is 3.4-inch Super AMOLED screen that has a WVGA 480 x 800 resolution. What makes this smartphone unique is its secondary touch screen located underneath the buttons below the main display that measures 1.8-inches and is used as a "ticker" that shows notifications, RSS feeds, weather and more. Read on for the latest Continuum news, reviews and videos:

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    With more options floating up for bringing Android onto the laptop form factor these days, — much less every screen size possible — you have to wonder what Andromium is doing on Kickstarter with its Superbook. "Turn your smartphone into a laptop for $99," the project subhed says. Well, with over $400,000 pledged on a $50,000 goal and four weeks left in the funding cycle, it seems pretty worthy of a concept to connect your Android smartphone via USB OTG (both Type-C and Micro-B) to a "shell" of a laptop. It's certainly more successful than Andromium's first big project, the underfunded ...

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    Three long months after it started selling on European shores, not to mention six excruciating months after its year-opening CES introduction, the Acer Liquid Jade Primo with Windows 10 Mobile pre-installed is finally up for grabs stateside at $650 unlocked. Too… much, too late? It certainly appears so, especially given the 5.5-incher’s Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB RAM and Full HD screen resolution, all a tier or two below most recent Android high-enders. Even within the humble W10M ecosystem, it feels hard to justify a Jade Primo purchase at $650 when you consider Lumia 950 and 950 ...

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    Have a Windows 10 Mobile phone? Got a dock? Maybe you don't want any of that jazz in order to experience something like Continuum? Well, Neptune has been working on its Suite of products that puts all the important guts in a smartwatch called "the Hub" and broadcasts all the interfacing elements to various screens from phones, tablets and TVs (though that last one needs an HDMI dongle). And yes, it runs Android. We've had doubts that the software for this idea could hold up, though. How much latency can we really get down to without wires? Not much, apparently. The Neptune team has shared ...

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    Until the Surface Phone takes center stage (or should we say if the fabled business handheld ever materializes?), the high-end Windows 10 Mobile-based hardware torch is to be passed on from the Lumia 950 XL to the HP Elite x3. Just like Microsoft’s homebrewed Continuum-supporting pioneer and the non-XL 950, the third-party Snapdragon 820 powerhouse will be able to seamlessly convert into a PC, courtesy of its own Desk Dock and Lap Dock accessories. In many ways, the latter is the more interesting peripheral, synching to the 6-inch Elite x3 either wirelessly or via USB Type-C and working ...

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    The unique two-toned NuAns NEO brought a new sense of zen to Windows 10 Mobile. We didn't particular think it fair, though, to have the phone at CES before selling it only in Japan. But beyond word that the people at Japanese manufacturer Trinity were going to put out something other than the NEO for its international audience, we haven't heard much since January. However, NuAns is announcing that it is pushing forward to sell the NEO to the world and will launch a Kickstarter campaign the week of June 27 to field pre-orders. It's no HP Elite x3 in terms of specs (at least there's ...

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    The desktop version of Microsoft Outlook has always been pretty much the most powerful personal information and email management program around. This is the THE software that most employees in most businesses have open and running at all times. If you're a blogger that swears by Gmail or an employee who's business has switched to Google Docs, you're missing out on some serious functionality that makes life so much easier especially when paired with Microsoft Exchange server of Office 365 Business (if you know what you're doing). We're talking about conditionally formatted email listings, ...

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    Microsoft has been sticking strictly to the five-inch range for its phones lately. Why not go big or go home? Actually, that's not a good question to ask Microsoft right about now ... Well, Spanish manufacturer Funker thinks it can pull it off. It released the W5.5 Pro earlier on and it's transforming the phone's dimensions into something a little different with the W6 Pro 2. As you can probably tell, we're dealing with a six-inch display at full HD resolution. Going inside, we find a Snapdragon 617 supported with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of memory plus Continuum routing. The front camera has ...

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    Some lucky people were able to snag some free goodies with the purchase of a then-new Lumia 950 XL. As short-lived as those promotions were and for how little we knew about the phones then, snagging some Continuum with your new Windows 10 Mobile device was pretty nifty. Well, if you're a Briton still thinking about getting either a Lumia 950 or 950 XL, you should probably take action anytime tomorrow or through June 30. Afterward, you can take advantage of a promo code for a free Microsoft Display Dock, worth £79.99. You can access the offer on the Lumia Offers app — an app almost ...

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    Microsoft has declared time and time again of late its commitment to the mobile iteration of Windows 10, but the very fact such assertions are needed while the current focus is clearly directed elsewhere suggests the platform may simply not be relevant enough to all of a sudden switch to growth next year. Yes, it’s only next year that Redmond intends to invest precious new resources in both W10M hardware and software, with the oft-rumored, practically mythical Surface Phone likely to finally break cover in April 2017, alongside a major Redstone 2 OS update centered around mobile ...

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    How do you get your in-car smart-device fix? Are you rocking a smartphone mount on your dash, ready to slap on your phone and start navigating? Or do you have a fancy new vehicle with its own smartphone integration, thanks to systems like CarPlay or Android Auto? Those latter two options are well and good for Apple or Android users, but what about the Microsoft contingent? While Microsoft's announced its own car-connectivity partnerships with various vehicle makers and dash-system manufacturers, there hasn't been quite the same concerted push towards platform-level integration. One user's ...

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    While it may seem like fans of the struggling Windows 10 Mobile platform are getting plenty of love from device manufacturers all over the world, you can still count the number of “true” flagships officially unveiled with Continuum support on the fingers of one hand. Lumia 950, 950 XL, Acer Liquid Jade Primo, and HP Elite X3. That’s all there is to choose from for power W10M users. Worse yet, the Elite X3 is only coming in the summer, and the Jade Primo took an eternity to transition from formal announcement to commercial launch. Up for pre-orders in select European markets way back ...

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    One week back, Microsoft Build 2016 brought us an early look at where Windows 10 is headed next, and a lot of our attention went to the changes coming in the big Windows 10 Anniversary Update landing sometime this summer. For most users, that means they've got months and months to go before they're going to have the chance to try out all the features we saw demoed at Build, but that needn't be the case: Microsoft continues to give its Insider testers an advanced look at new Windows 10 features before they're quite ready for prime time, and today the company's releasing its latest preview ...

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    Windows 10 Mobile may not be the heart of Microsoft's Build announcements this year, but the conference isn't leaving smartphone fans completely empty-handed, and one of the new developments we've seen concerns new functionality arriving with this summer's Windows 10 Anniversary Update. While so far taking advantage of Microsoft's Continuum feature to connect a W10M smartphone to a spare keyboard, monitor, and mouse for a full desktop computing experience has relied on having all these accessories lying around, soon users will be able to achieve the same sort of thing by wirelessly ...

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    With as many devices as most of us juggle on a daily basis, it's no longer enough for one of them to provide us with powerful productivity tools; it also has to gracefully interact with other devices. That's exactly why the cloud is as essential for as many users as it is, letting us access the same documents no matter what screen we're sitting in front of. Back with the launch of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite in 2014, Apple gave its users a great tool for streamlining workflow across devices, in the form of Handoff: you could begin drafting a message on your laptop, and easily finish writing it ...

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    Alcatel has been reinventing itself in 2016 with a hefty and diversified portfolio of mobile products. Low-end phones and tablets came first while several phones are yet to come in Android and Windows 10 Mobile flavors. While we're focused on the Idol 4 and Idol 4S, we've been hearing word of an Idol 4 Mini and an Idol 4 Pro. Evan Blass of VentureBeat has been fielding some leaks on the latter two phones. He puts apples to apples, comparing the specs he got of the Idol 4 Pro with the like-designed Idol 4S. [table] Component,Idol 4 Pro,Idol 4S Screen size,5.5 inches,5.5 inches Screen ...

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    Not much talk, but a lot of anticipation was laid upon what was formerly the HP Falcon. First, it was that strangely vague benchmark. Then came a couple of quick speculation snaps. Now at MWC 2016, HP is finally bringing its Elite x3 out of the shadows. This Windows 10 Mobile phone is the first one to feature Qualcomm's latest silicon — the Snapdragon 820 — and is suited for the business type. That reflects what cloud-based customer services company Salesforce has offered up in pre-loading its CRM app. The Elite x3 also has a business-focused sales channel lined up with enterprise ...

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    Despite their creeping commoditization, smartphones are still some of the most exciting pieces of technology you can buy today. The old joke about using such a powerful device mainly for watching cat videos is a good one, but I find myself identifying more strongly with its setup than its punchline, the bit about carrying a device "capable of accessing the entirety of knowledge known to man." Knowledge is useless, though, without a fast and easy means of accessing it. That's where, for the past decade or so, smartphone manufacturers have been trying to one-up one another. Because more ...

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    We introduced you to the NuAns Neo at CES 2016. It's a Windows 10 Mobile phone that sports Qualcomm's Snapdragon 617 system-on-a-chip and is able to run Continuum, Microsoft's protocol for extending a phone's horsepower onto a desktop space. Thing is, Microsoft didn't acknowledge this fact in its minimum specifications for Continuum up until now. Plop down to Microsoft's Hardware Dev Center today and you'll get an updated page with new minimum requisites looking form-fit to the Neo. The Snapdragon 617 is now among the 808 and 810 as being Continuum-supported processors. 2GB of RAM is ...

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    Update: The podcast is available thru the player and Direct Download link below and on your podcast feeds from December 25 at 3:00pm Eastern. Have a very splendid holiday and we'll be back next week! You may have mentally checked out for the holidays, shoving a pile of "to-do" paperwork back into a shadowy corner, or said "so long" to exams and headed home from school on winter break, but the mobile electronic world keeps right on moving, and even with big launches right around the corner as the early-2016 expo season looms, there's been a heck of lot happening - and we're looking forward ...

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    Microsoft Continuum is one of Microsoft’s answers to bringing Windows 10 to every screen size. It’s very simple. Plug your phone into a dock, and it fires up a monitor, mouse and keyboard, and you’re suddenly using a full sized computer. This is awesome. Actually, it’s better than awesome, it’s outstanding. Or at least, it will be. Some day. But not today. Tomorrow’s not looking good either. Don’t get me wrong, Continuum is a great concept. It’s one of those things that looks great on paper, not unlike the 2015 White Sox. But as that team taught us – paper is not a ...

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    What! Free hardware!? That's something worth putting in an interrobang for. Specifically, Microsoft Insiders who were involved with Windows 10 Mobile were recently given surveys that let slip hints and nudges towards a hardware testing initiative. As the Lumia 950 and 950 XL are officially out for sales as well as the Display Docks, it seems that other shoe's dropped. A Redditor has relayed a letter from Microsoft that he's eligible to get either a Lumia 950 or 950XL, a Display Dock and an Actiontec wireless adapter. As evidenced by the hardware package and a couple prominent mentions in ...

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    If you've been following the latest on Microsoft's efforts with Windows 10 Mobile, you've probably heard of Windows Continuum. Probably the most headline-grabbing mobile development to come from Microsoft's New York City event back in October, Windows Continuum allows anyone to plug a Windows 10 smartphone into a monitor and keyboard to transform it into an approximation of a desktop computer. Upon giving Continuum a try on our Lumia 950 demo unit last week, we were pretty blown away by its potential. But as we used the feature more and more on the road to our full Lumia 950 review, ...

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    Microsoft has a lofty goal in mind, and it is very close to actually accomplishing it. Microsoft wants to bring to its customers the same computer-using experience, regardless of what sized screen you happen to be viewing it on. Its efforts have brought forth Continuum to the Windows 10 Mobile experience, and it’s a pretty sweet ride. Continuum, for those who are not aware, is the idea of using your phone as the CPU of a computer, which is connected to a monitor, mouse and keyboard. All the functions are actually taking place on the phone, but you’re getting a desktop experience while ...

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    Last week may have brought us Microsoft's big Windows 10 device event, but we are far from done with checking out new hardware running the company's latest platform. A few days back we learned of Acer's intent to introduce its own latest device lineup, and the company's been doing just that overnight. That means plenty of new laptop and tablet hardware, but maybe the most interesting news to emerge from Acer's announcements concerns its new Windows 10 smartphone, and the nice accessory package the manufacturer's bundling with it. We're talking about the Acer Liquid Jade Primo, first ...

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    Microsoft really managed to put on a good show for this week's launch event, captivating us with new hardware, software, and features, features, features. While it was great to see the new Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL finally go official, maybe even more exciting was seeing them in use with what promises to be the killer feature for Windows 10 smartphones: Continuum. With the help of a few cables and the petite Display Dock, these new Lumia phones instantly become so much more, offering a practical desktop alternative. It all looked pretty great – but what's that all-important Display Dock ...

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