With the ides of march breathing down our neck, what can we expect from the wide, wide world of technology? What would Google, Samsung, and Apple possibly be up to this month? Well, continue reading to find out.
The elephant in the room for this month is Samsung. On Pi Day, March 14th, Samsung has revealed that they will unveil the successor to one of the fastest selling Android phones on the market, the Galaxy S4. What will the Galaxy S4 incorporate? Well, the rumor mill seems to suggest that we will have a revamped design, with a 5 inch, 1080p, clocking in at about 440 PPI for its display. While for a long time, 5 inches was considered massive for Android phones, it is rapidly becoming more and more common. A 4.7 inch 1080p display would be preferred, or at least, to me it would, but the difference between the two sizes are small. The main boost from having a smaller 4.7 inch screen is that the PPI will increase by another 20-30, making the screen just that much sharper. The Galaxy S4 will likely come with at least 2 GB of RAM, and a BIG.little 4core+4core processor(it's inaccurate to call the BIG.little architecture an 8-core architecture because it can't use all 8 cores at the same time).
What could Apple be working on this month? Well, if Apple were not currently shifting all of their product announcement, March would typically be the announcement time for the new iPad line. There are some rumors that Apple will actually only do a 6 month cycle for the current generation, but I find no reason to, so don't expect much from Apple this month. Pay more attention to the rumor mill for the MacBook line, as we start to get closer and closer to June however. Expect the rumors for that particular product line to become much more accurate as time goes by.
Google's plate is pretty much full internally, but don't expect much in the way of actual product announcements this month. Android 5.0, or Key Lime Pie is expect for June/July of this year, and then the version after that is expected for the November time frame. This means that internally, expect Google to be very focused on Key Lime Pie and the likely successor to the Nexus 7.
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