Yet another Samsung device is reaching the rumor mill, as well as a mysterious Chromebook. LibreOffice fans are also in for a treat very soon.
Samsung doesn’t waste precious minutes, and this time they seem to be working on bringing a successor to the Mega line of devices. A Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 smartphone has shown up on Tenaa, touting a large screen and mid-end specs that should guarantee a good price.
Specs include a 5.98-inch 720p screen, Snapdragon 410 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, a 13 MP camera and Android 4.4 KitKat. No details on possible launch markets and release windows are clear yet, but news should be coming soon.
Opinion: The Galaxy Mega devices are great for those who prefer a larger screen without having to pay for higher specs. With the Galaxy Mega 2, Samsung will open yet another door in the mid-end market.
Need a new Chromebook? HP has just outed a new laptop that comes with one major change – they have gotten rid of the ARM processor and replaced it with an Intel Celeron N2830 2.16 GHz dual-core processor. They call it the HP Chromebook 11 G3.
Opinion: The rest of the specs are pretty much identical to other HP Chromebook 11 versions, making this a pretty small upgrade. It’s a good laptop – RAM can go up to 4 GB and internal storage is healthy at 16 GB.
The mobile market is all about openness, and there is no office suite more open than LibreOffice. The Document Foundation is finally blessing us with an announcement that will spark quite a commotion among fans. LibreOffice is finally venturing into the mobile market.
It seems the first platform to get some love will be Android, as 90% of the current codebase already compiles for Google’s platform. We can argue we have many free office suite options, but this will bring one main benefit. It will support ODF (Open Document Format), which is not readily available from all current applications.
Opinion: LibreOffice has been a life saver for many of us, so we can assume this will be a successful project. They have a strong follower base.