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Samsung Working on Chromebook With Detachable Keyboard

By Radu Iorga

After being done with the hardcore handsets of the year 2017, Samsung is working on some detachables now. Chief among them is the upcoming Samsung Chromebook with detachable keyboard. The info is based on leaks and changes from the Chromium Repository.

This could be one of the many 2 in 1 devices that run Chrome OS and full size Android apps together in one package. Right now around 60 Chromebooks have the ability to run Android apps and many of those devices are convertible, so it all makes sense. They’re able to fold back and be used in a “tablet” mode, but also a laptop mode. A so called “Nautilus” device has been spotted in the Chromium Repository, which may just be Samsung’s new product.

The folks of Chrome Unboxed have found the function below in the code:

This function is called whenever there is a change in the base detect * status. Actions taken include:

* 1. Change in power to base

* 2. Indicate mode change to host.

* 3. Indicate tablet mode to host. Current assumption is that if base is

* disconnected then the system is in tablet mode, else if the base is

* connected, then the system is not in tablet mode.

Nautilus board.c file

Initially the source couldn’t find the maker of the device, but they did come across a BIOS firmware vendor called AMI (American Megatrends). Then some changes were made to the repository and someone named Jongpil Jung made the changes, with his email liked to Samsung. He was quickly identified as part of the Samsung Chromebook Pro/Plus development team.

Samsung Nautilus remains pretty much a mystery right now, except for the fact it’s a 2 in 1 device and it runs on a Kaby Lake Intel processor. Expect it in 2018.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A with Bixby Home Launches in South Korea

By James A.

Samsung is putting Bixby, its own smart assistant on more and more devices, tablets included. The latest such achievement sees the Samsung Galaxy Tab A with Bixby Home model flaunting its features. This is an 8 inch device, that just debuted in Korea.

It’s actually the first slate with Bixby Home and the Reminder software. Bixby Home is a hub that comes with a card-based UI, showing info from a variety of apps and functions. Bixby Reminder is basically a reminder system that gives you ample notifications, with website links, photos, videos and more. The alert will come at certain times and at certain locations.

There’s also the option to use the tablet as digital photo frame, plus show the calendar, weather and more during charging. Samsung has also included a Kids Mode, a Smart View mode for screen sharing functionality with a smart TV and even the Game Launcher from Samsung smartphones. Samsung Galaxy Tab A comes with an 8 megapixel main camera with F/1.9 aperture, a 5 MP Front shooter and a 1.4 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.

 

There’s also a 5000 mAh battery inside and a microSD card slot too. The 8 inch screen offers a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. Samsung offers the WiFi model priced at $240 and the LTE one sells for about $280.

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Samsung Linux on Galaxy Software Offers Ubuntu Desktop Experience on Phones, Coupled With External Displays

By Radu Iorga

You’ve probably all heard about the Samsung DeX Dock which lets you hook up your phone to it in tandem with a monitor and simulate a PC experience. Well, now Linux has been added in the mix, courtesy of the “Linux on Galaxy” plans announced by Samsung itself.

The aim is to run full fledged Linux on a phone that hooks up to a DeX dock. There’s a video that details the process and things feel very familiar, because they work just like they did before, only instead of a tweaked Android, we get full Ubuntu this time. It’s actually Ubuntu 16.04 and from what we’ve heard users will be able to run different Linux environments, too.

Once Ubuntu loads up, the users opens up Eclipse, which is an integrated development environment, used to create Java and Android apps. Basically, what this does is it lets you create Android apps on an ARM machine. Aside from the dev stuff, regular users will run desktop apps and not just Android apps on their paired up devices. One would access desktop Chrome, Firefox, LibreOffice or GIMP let’s say.

I’m guessing they’ll push this with the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 next year.

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Samsung Patent Shows How a Dual Screen UI Would Work on the Presumed Galaxy X

By Radu Iorga

Another Samsung patent has surfaced, concerning the dual display device that the South Koreans have been working on for a while now. You may call it the Samsung Galaxy X or whatever you want, but something is surely brewing. And today we get to see its interface, in full dual screen mode.

The leak happens courtesy of a patent, that reveals elements from the device’s UI. We seem to be dealing with a scenario similar to the ZTE Axon M one, with a dual display machine that can have its screens used in tandem or separately. We see two homescreens used as such or together for a variety of tasks. It also works in landscape mode, by the way.

One example shows people chatting on one screen and writing emails on the other. Or working in Excel on one panel and using the other to send an email attachment with an Excel file. Last we heard the flexible/folding Samsung Galaxy X was coming as a limited edition product in 2018, with two screens in the mix. 100.000 units are supposed to be ready for a South Korean debut.

 

Back to the patent it also shows gaming controls on one panel and the gameplay on the other, making it feel a bit like a Nintendo DS. Or you can read a book and show its cover on the other display, folded at the back of the machine. This all sounds doable, but the device’s format doesn’t exactly feel new. It feels like an older and rectangular Galaxy Note.

The key here will be the hinge and if it’s small and discrete, the device is a hit. If it’s not, well better luck next time.

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Samsung Galaxy Foldable Display Device Gets Pictured in New Patent Sketch

By James A.

A new Samsung patent has surfaced recently, showing us some sketches of a device with a foldable screen. It may end up as the hybrid between phone and tablet which Samsung has been developing for a while now. Let’s check out the latest leak below.

The Korean firm has filed a patent with the KIPRIS (Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service) and the patent depicts a device that has a discrete hinge down the middle and lets the two displays fold together and apart. This time we don’t have a bigger flip phone, but rather a real tablet. It’s certainly not the first time we’ve seen a foldable tablet, with Samsung itself showing a demo video of such a project years ago.

Even back in 2014 they revealed the Samsung flexible OLED display phone and tab concept, shown in the video below. Back then they were probably scared by the advances that LG had made with the G Flex models, but that series has died out in the meantime. Now there’s often talk off the Samsung Galaxy X, even confirmed by company officials and we’re still not sure if it will be a foldable smartphone or tablet. What’s certain is that it will be a limited edition machine, only sold in South Korea.

ZTE Axon M remains the only device of the kind on the market, unless you count Lenovo’s prototypes from the past year. 2018 and most likely CES 2018 will bring us a few models of the type and it remains to be seen how resilient they are, how slim and if the battery lives are decent. By the way the patent above was filed on Nvoember 6th and shows a slimmer than usual design, for this kind of device.

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