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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    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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    Wow. Do you know how long it has been since I’ve said that after a mobile launch event? It has been a while. Just wow. Too often at mobile events, there is so much rhetoric about "powerful this" and "performance that", followed by photos of attractive people doing wonderful things all over the world and it all just balls up into the same formulaic press event that you’re probably better off skipping. Just watch the highlights on YouTube, you'll be fine. Not Microsoft’s event though. Yes, there was rhetoric. Yes there were buzz words. There were even skydiving videos, and yes, the ...

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    Those of you who are doubting the future of Microsoft Windows phones aren't alone. It's taken Microsoft forever to announce these products, at a time of a very aggressive smartphone market. Still, Redmond spent a great deal of time showing us the power of Windows-powered smartphones through Microsoft Continuum, and this service is clearly on a class of its own. Microsoft has shown us the power of Windows 10 universal apps, and how you won't be limited to enjoying these from your smartphone. To do so the company showed us a new Display Dock that turns your Windows 10 smartphone into a ...

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    Next week may bring us new Nexus phones, as well as LG's latest handset, but two weeks from now the ball is going to be in Microsoft's court. On October 6 the company's throwing its next big Windows 10 device event, and the odds are better than good that means the launch of the first Windows 10 Mobile flagships, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. The past several weeks have delivered more than enough leaks to go around, revealing phone hardware in an impressive degree of depth. But if you've had any doubts about what we've been hearing thus far, today's leak should help set you straight, as ...

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    Yesterday, I got off on a little rant about Continuum and specifically the fact that it’ll be missing on older hardware. This is due to hardware limitations in the devices themselves and that in and of itself is understandable. But then I started thinking about Continuum and just how useful it really was. It's all in the brains Using your phone as the brains of a “computer” is something I’ve wanted for some time now. Back in the webOS days, HP teased that kind of functionality. Then it died Later on, the Ubuntu Edge promised the same functionality. Then it died. Now, Windows 10 ...

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    The field of computing is evolving at a rapid pace. Currently all three major mobile platforms are making noise in a number of different categories. We thought it would be a good time to take a step back and take a look at all three major platforms – Android, Windows, and iOS – and see where each stands not just in the field of mobile, but in computing as a whole. Diversification is key here. Joe Levi already examined the state of Android, so let’s turn our sights over to the state of Windows Phone. Two guys – Bill Gates and Paul Allen - literally working out of a garage in New ...

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    What is Microsoft Continuum? Just in case you haven't heard of it before, Continuum is Microsoft's solution to let you use your smartphone as a desktop computer - wirelessly. There are times when a phone just doesn't cut it. It's too small or too limited, and the task simply requires that you pull out your tablet or laptop, or sit down at your desktop PC. I write all my articles on a computer running Microsoft Windows. I use a wireless keyboard and mouse (both ergonomic, because that's how I roll) and a 27-inch monitor. This set up lets me have plenty of room to see what I'm writing, and ...

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    We've already hit most of the big news to come out of the Build 2015 keynote address earlier today – at least, the stuff that wasn't completely dev-focused and of limited interest to end-users like us. But as we rushed to bring you news of the now-Edge browser and the latest HoloLens demo, there's one we had to put a pin in – not because it's some minor gimmick or anything so easily dismissible, but because we wanted to come back around and give it the attention it deserves: Microsoft Continuum for phones. Continuum itself isn't that novel of an idea: it attempts to bridge the gap ...

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    With the Mobile World Congress just around the corner, we've been focusing much of our attention lately on upcoming models: what we expect for the show, what will be hot, and when they'll arrive. Even as keep up with all the leaks and rumors of this next-generation gear, manufacturers continue to remind us that they haven't yet forgotten about the smartphones of yesteryear. We just saw HTC show some love to a handful of older models it added to its bootloader unlocking program. Today it's Samsung's turn, with the Galaxy S-line Continuum tapped to officially get Froyo. We love it when ...

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    Last time we told you anything about the Samsung Continuum, it was back in January when the phone received a bugfix update. After being tipped-off that an update was on the way, we were getting optimistic that it might just be Froyo, but saw our hopes dashed. While some other Galaxy S models have seen official Froyo updates, the Continuum has remained stuck on Eclair. That's a shame, because it's got some interesting hardware, like its 480 x 96 sub-display. For those of you who haven't given up on the phone yet, we've got great news, as a developer on XDA has released a leaked Froyo ROM ...

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    So far we've run through the unboxing of the Samsung Continuum, our hardware overview, and our look at the software. This time we take a different approach and compare the speed of the Continuum against one of its close relatives, the Samsung Galaxy S I9000. In this video we will run through a browser test, a gameplay test and comparison, as well as a YouTube load time test. The two devices share the same 1GHz Hummingbird processor. But, the Continuum clocks in slightly lower in the RAM category with 336MB of RAM, whereas the I9000 maintains a solid 512MB of RAM. Be sure to press play ...

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    Verizon is pushing an update to users with the Samsung Continuum, called "i400.DL17". This update fixes some bugs, improves visual voice mail, adds functionality for messaging, includes some camera fixes, and improves voice dialing. Specifically: + Reply/Forward Visual Voice Mail audio files as attachments using a variety of email providers (Gmail, Yahoo!) + Improved Visual Voice Mail functionality + Pressing the camera button no longer launches the Messenger Application + All received picture messages properly display the embedded image + Added ability to delete a threaded message while ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy S line of devices is arguably one of the biggest hits of 2010. The sAMOLED screens that each of the devices feature has taken users in the next generation of screen technology with its color saturation, clearness, and overall vibrancy. Samsung has made sure that every US carrier has a Galaxy S device to offer. With the addition of the Samsung Continuum, Verizon Wireless now has two Galaxy S device to choose from. What makes the Continuum unique though, is the addition secondary "ticker" screen. Is there room for another Galaxy S device with Verizon? Is the ticker screen ...

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    By now we all know the struggles Samsung has had updating their phones to Android 2.2 Froyo. According to a leaked email provided to Android Central, Samsung's Fascinate and Continuum will be getting updates on January 10th and 18th, respectively. While we don't know what these updates will contain, we're speculating they will be the long-awaited update to the Froyo version of Android. Source: Android Central

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    SRS Labs announced its plans to bring surround-sound-quality audio to the world of smartphones, by means of its SRS WideSurround technology. The first device taking advantage of the SRS algorithms is Samsung's Continuum Galaxy S phone, new to Verizon. SRS will likely license the technology to other smartphone manufacturers, though it hasn't yet revealed a list of partners. The digital signal processing done as part of WideSurround subtly modifies the standard stereo going to a smartphone's speakers and introduces slight delays in parts of the signal. When your brain interprets what it ...

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    Despite the fact that the Samsung Continuum is another Galaxy S phone, the additional secondary ticker screen located below the capacitive Android buttons equates to a different software experience. Directly out of the box the Continuum will make use of Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top of Android 2.1. TouchWiz still seems to be an acquired taste. If you're after the vanilla Android experience you unfortunately won't find it here. The most exciting element of the Continuum to talk about is the ticker screen. Samsung has created what they call a grip sensor, which will automatically turn on only ...

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    Samsung seems to have hit a home run with their Galaxy S line of devices. Each of the major US carriers has received their own version of a Galaxy S phone. Verizon Wireless and Samsung each wanted to take things a step further by creating another Galaxy S device, but with a unique design. Enter the Samsung Continuum, a phone that possesses a main 3.4" sAMOLED touchscreen, but also a secondary 1.8" touchscreen ticker to display notification, weather, RSS feeds, etc. The brain of the operation is a 1GHz Hummingbird processor meshed with 336MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM. The Hummingbird ...

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