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NewsPoster Feb 15, 2013 07:08 AM
Samsung Galaxy Altius smartwatch screenshots leaked
Screenshots <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/279340==http://www.slashgear.com/samsung-galaxy-altius-smartwatch-leaked-14269391/" rel='nofollow'>purported to be</a> from a forthcoming smartwatch from Samsung have emerged on a Korean messageboard. Spotted by <em>Slashgear</em>, the Samsung Galaxy Altius looks as though it will give users quick access to date and time, music playback controls, and email notifications. If accurate, the leak suggests that Samsung, <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/279341==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/02/13/apple.could.be.well.into.smartwatch.development/" rel='nofollow'>like Apple</a>, could well into the development of the next generation of wearable smart devices.<br />
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Also notable in the screenshots are references to Korean telco SKTelecom, suggesting that the device might be tied in with carriers. It also seems as though the device will support a cellular chipset, with a Wi-Fi symbol also present; whether this is indicative of on-board call capabilities, or merely present to provide a data connection can only be speculated. Each of the screenshots is also 500x500, which may also be indicative of the native resolution of its LCD display.

The screenshots also reveal the Galaxy Altius carries the "Samsung-GA7" codename, while the device is running an operating system labeled AltiusOS beta2. Although there are a handful of smartphones on the market, some have chosen to run a version of Android. In this case, it appears that Samsung may have developed an OS specific to the device itself, perhaps looking to maximize performance. Internal storage is 235MB, with 1.5 percent occupied by the OS.

With Samsung expected to reveal the Galaxy S IV at Mobile World Congress it is possible that it could be prepping the smartwatch as a companion to its flagship smartphone. With Mobile World Congress only a week away, it may not be long before we find out either way.

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Brien Feb 15, 2013 08:08 PM
Looks like the red headed step-child of WP8 and Android.
 
Arne_Saknussemm Feb 15, 2013 08:20 PM
So what are iFans going to say now...
When Apple finally comes out with similar device right after Samsung does? Knowledgeable readers should know: Apple might not have invented it, but it sure made it better... Scratch "better" and overwrite :locked down, or least compatible, or pre planned obsolescence, and you will get the real picture.
 
wrenchy Feb 16, 2013 10:41 AM
re: So what are iFans going to say now...
You know how it goes Arne. iFan Logic states: If Apple made it first, then everyone else is a copycat. If Apple was not the first, then they made it Right.
 
Spheric Harlot Feb 16, 2013 12:56 PM
You two are really funny.

Blabbing off without even the *slightest* clue about what Apple will be releasing, when, and what it will or will not be able to do.
 
shifuimam Feb 16, 2013 05:25 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by wrenchy (Post 4217606)
You know how it goes Arne. iFan Logic states: If Apple made it first, then everyone else is a copycat. If Apple was not the first, then they made it Right.
Well, duh. Lord knows that cut-and-paste in a mobile OS was impossible to use until Apple did it, amirite?

I wonder how this will impact sales of the yet-to-be-released-possibly-vaporware Pebble smartwatch.
 
Spheric Harlot Feb 16, 2013 05:56 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by shifuimam (Post 4217665)
Well, duh. Lord knows that cut-and-paste in a mobile OS was impossible to use until Apple did it, amirite?
Cute example. While Apple didn't "invent" cut and paste on mobile devices, theirs *was* arguably the very first implementation that didn't SUCK.

Which, really, is all they ever claim to do. It's kind of their modus operandi.
 
shifuimam Feb 16, 2013 07:02 PM
You mean pressing and holding on a word to get a popup menu that lets you copy or paste? Like the way Android was already doing it? Or like the way Windows Mobile had been doing it for years?

You're right. It was a Magical and Revolutionary way of doing it that clearly nobody had even come close to implementing before. :rolleyes:
 
Spheric Harlot Feb 16, 2013 07:19 PM
Text selection on Android was a catastrophe. The "hold-to-get-a-pop up-menu" bit wasn't the problem.
 
shifuimam Feb 16, 2013 08:12 PM
Calling it a "catastrophe" is a bit of a stretch. Tap on word where you want the cursor to go. Hold. Select "select text" from menu. Select text. Hold. Select "copy" from menu. It's really pretty damn similar to how iOS does it. I'm trying even on Froyo, which is ancient, and I'm not running into any problems.

The "hold to get a popup menu" bit was quite a big problem for Apple. Everyone else had no problem implementing it - Windows Mobile, Android, BlackBerry OS, even Palm - but Apple sure couldn't figure that shit out for the life of them until well into iOS 3.

Do you wake up in the middle of the night screaming out for Steve Jobs?
 
Spheric Harlot Feb 16, 2013 08:25 PM
:lol:
 
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