Tizen 3.0 Features Announced: Multiple User Support, 64-bit Architecture & More

Tizen 2.2.1 was announced yesterday in the lead up to today’s Tizen Developer Summit, and the message that was sent out in the keynote is that 2.2.1 is feature complete and capable of being deployed on smartphones. However, towards the end of the keynote we were given a look at what to expect with Tizen 3.0, and here are some of the major points:

Tizen 3.0 Features Announced: Multiple User Support, 64 Bit Architecture & More

The Tizen 3.0 release will update the Core OS and toolchain. It brings support for multiple users and the big talking point, specifically after Apple’s recent announcement, was 64-bit architecture. We were told that 64-bit support has been in the works for Tizen for a year now, and the devices will support IA and ARM chips. Performance improvements and support for more RAM are also the obvious benefits.

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Tizen Mobile Lite Is Coming, Targets Low End Smartphones

When Tizen was first announced, and through the months of development Tizen has always been projected as an operating system for high end devices. But that is changing, and with Tizen 3.0, Tizen will introduce support for low-end smartphones as well. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as its easier to convince people to buy a cheap phone on a brand new platform than it is to convince them to spend 600$+ on a OS that’s still in its infancy.

Tizen Mobile Lite will need just 256 MB RAM, a 512 MB ROM, and support HVGA and QVGA screen resolutions. Tizen’s minimum needs otherwise include 512 MB of RAM, 1 GB of ROM and it supports HD and WVGA screens.

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7 Reasons Why The Lumia 925 Is A Perfect Smartphone

Doing what I do, I have access to a wide variety of smartphones and given my inclination, most of the times those are all flagships devices. But despite all that, there is a one smartphone that I keep coming back to – the Nokia Lumia 925. It isn’t the latest or the greatest Windows Phone. It doesn’t have a 41 MP camera, or a full HD 1080p display, or a Snapdragon 800 processor, and it isn’t even very new – having been announced back in May 2013. But there is something about this device, that makes me keep holding onto it, and in post I try and figure out why.

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Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet Demo & Hands On

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At Nokia World 2013, Nokia’s just announced a Windows RT tablet called the Lumia 2520, and it is quite a head turner when it comes to its specifications as well as looks. The 10.1″ tablet promises of an 11 hour battery life with its 8000 mAh battery, it runs on a Snapdragon 800 quad core chip, come with 32 GB of storage with a microSD slot for expansion, LTE, and a 6.7 MP Carl Zeiss camera.

Here’s the lowdown.

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Screen Test: Nokia Lumia 1520 versus Galaxy Note 3

1200-nokia_lumia_1520_yellow-1Nokia’s so proud of the display that they put in the Lumia 1520 that they had setup a demo zone that simulated the lighting available during various times of the day e.g. in sunlight, indoors etc and the idea was to see how the screen kept up with the changing lighting.

Both devices were set to automatic maximum brightness, and this is how they stood up.

Hint: The Nokia killed it.