Facebook passes a Billion users, and 600 Million mobile users

Facebook passes a Billion users, and 600 Million mobile users

Over a billion people are now using Facebook on a regular basis, with over 600 million of them using mobiles to do so.

To celebrate, the company has released the following video:

Click here to view the embedded video.

The now familiar ‘like’ action has proven popular, with Facebook reporting 1.13 trillion Likes and counting, as well as 140.3 billion friends made on the site.

Sharing photos has always been a major feature of Facebook, so it’s no surprise to hear that 219 billion of the things have been uploaded, while over 300 million more are added every day.

What will will the future of Facebook bring?

Source: Guardian

Intel working with Google to get Android 4.1 support with mobile Atom

Intel working with Google to get Android 4.1 support with mobile Atom

Intel has confirmed that it is looking to get support for Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” on its mobile Atom chips. Google will be assisting Intel in bringing the Android 4.1 OS to smart devices powered by Intel’s Atom, such as smartphones and tablets.

The mobile Atom android 4.1 porting process may take a while and as a result Intel didn’t bind itself to a time frame. Intel chose not to comment when the first Atom powered Android 4.1 products would hit the market, but ultimately it will be a slow process for Intel as they begin the tough transition into one of the most competitive markets.

Intel Atom based devices are likely to get the update to Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” first, before the transition to 4.1 occurs. So far the sum of Intel’s smartphone market penetration consists of three Atom powered phones – the Lava Xolo 9000 in India, the Orange San Diego phone in the UK and an upcoming Lenovo smartphone in China. Atom powered devices from Motorola and ZTE are also expected in the coming weeks.

At the moment devices running on Intel’s Medfield-based Atom processor are based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which was released in December 2010 and is still the most widely used version.



NVIDIA Launches GeForce GTX 680M, the ultimate mobile Kepler

As the rumors leaked a couple of weeks ago, NVIDIA unveiled at Computex its GPU architecture based on Kepler the most powerful for the market for laptops, GeForce GTX 680M. The new NVIDIA graphics chip has been selected by many builders to add to their line of high performance laptops. One of these assemblers out there is Alienware, which will offer this GPU in their new gaming notebook for their M18x and WIN M17x.

Rene Haas, vice president and general manager of the NVIDIA notebook division says “GeForce GTX 680M is the fastest mobile graphics unit on the market, but is more than a king of speed. It also offers a whole array of next-generation technology, along with Optimus technology to improve battery life. ”

As expected, GeForce GTX 680M is a true workhorse in technical specifications, although differences between the desktop and laptop models, offering up to 83% performance increase – in the 3DMark 11 results over the GTX 580M Fermi. Like the GeForce GTX 670 – desktop model – GTX 680M integrates 1344 CUDA cores at 720Mhz, 2GB memory and video memory is GDDR5 256-bit interface and speed of 1800Mhz, offering a total bandwidth of amazing 115.2GB / s . The number of processing units is much higher than other mobile GPUs from the 600 series, a mixture of Fermi and other Kepler chips, ranging between 336 and 384 cores.

The main attraction of this new mobile graphics card is the ratio of performance per watt than the previous chip by offering a more efficient architecture and slightly lower clock speeds, which makes this GeForce GTX 680M the perfect candidate to get superior performance in any high-performance notebook, with the exception, of course, the Radeon HD 7000M, from AMD, that soon will be tested against Kepler’s most powerful mobile market card.

Samsung: Mobile Phone with Windows 8 will be released in October

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Samsung, the largest maker of smartphones in the industry, says that cell phones with the new operating system Microsoft Windows Phone 8 (Apollo) will make their appearance in October this year.

Many industry analysts believe that this was a very good decision by Microsoft to partner with Samsung to use its Windows Phone 8 operating system because their products the Galaxy S II and Nexus Galaxy Android phones (besides iPhone) have been two of the most influential in the industry , and the next Galaxy S III is the most anticipated product for smartphone users.

Samsung claims that Windows Phone 7 (Mango) did not fit the high-end features of its new smartphones, which will be presented in Taiwan in October, and will have to wait for Windows Phone 8 as its operating system, which is more suitable for today’s devices because it is packed with features.