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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    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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    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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