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Samsung Galaxy S4Q2 2012 will be filled with numerous high-profile releases, including Apple iPad Mini and Samsung Galaxy Note 2. But this shouldn’t stop us from wondering what’s coming in 2013. It is recently reported that the Korean company is preparing smartphone with a monstrous amount of RAM. The 3GB of RAM used by the unidentified handset will set a new standard in the mobile industry. 3GB of RAM is enormous and we can only guess wildly as to what new capabilities and features require so much memory.

Last month, it was reported that Samsung has produced first 128GB storage chips for future tablets and smartphone. Could a device with 3GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage be on the way? Without doubt, the year 2013 will feature handsets packing some serious firepower. Sources from South Korea itself have revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be unveiled in MWC 2013 and it’s only logical that Samsung will equip it with the best features in its disposal.

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Outdoor mappings are something that we often take for granted, as it’s easily accessible in any smartphone. However, many people depend on the service and they literally can get lost easily without it. Still, there are areas where the service is inaccessible, including indoors. Google and other mapping service providers are still trying to tackle with this issue; however Nokia has shown an impressive system for 3D indoor mapping that could redefine user expectations. The service is based heavily on the Bluetooth 4 used in future mobile devices and once up running, it requires only minimal locator equipments installed on the ceiling. The mapping service is accurate up to 21 cm and it is already sufficiently accurate for locating an object inside a room. Nokia are looking to add this feature on its devices by 2013, however the company still needs to make it complies with current standards such as Bluetooth SIG.

A demo video released by Nokia showed engineers put Bluetooth tag on a drone, which is controlled by a Nokia N9. Another test showed how a helicopter can be tracked accurately in 3D on all axes. While these demos make for some fun presentation, there are many useful applications for 3D indoor mapping, for example stores in a large shopping mall can be located easily from a smartphone and the service can draw a path for the user to follow. There is also a possibility to implement this system for interactive gaming, which require players to move around indoor.

Nokia’s in-door 3D mapping looks Awesome


Nokia shows off an in-door 3D mapping system using a protocol layer on top of Bluetooth 4.0 and it looks pretty good, as it can provide highly-accurate maps inside of venues.

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