Category: RAM


Galaxy Note 8 Concept

Galaxy Note 8 Concept

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is far and away the best phone Techsnoop has ever owned. But it is now getting a bit dated and tired. Unfortunately, Samsung released the Note 5 with out the expandable storage and the Note 7 was a fire hazard.

But the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are both huge hits and the ‘infinity’ display is a compromise between the edge display and usable screen real estate. So now we wait for these same specs to be bumped up for the flagship phone, the Note 8. Rumours of 6GB of RAM are enough to make a tech geek drool.

Smartphones are a central part of our lives now with the ability to locate and start your car, lock and unlock your home door and control smart home devices. In addition, apps like Samsung Health help you keep track of fitness and dietary goals to improve your health, eliminating the need for additional devices. And importantly for Techsnoop, there are great productivity apps for web design and business.

In his final post, Walt Mossberg states that technology will soon become ‘ambient’ or just a part of the everyday objects we use. The combination of artificial intelligence / machine learning, augmented reality, virtual reality, robotics and drones, smart homes, self-driving cars, and digital health / wearables (Walt Mossberg, the Verge) will make the computer an invisible butler in accomplishing our tasks.

So it only makes sense that smartphones will continue to be an important link between other computing devices and our interface. Making a power house phone like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 a true value.

Are you waiting on the Note 8 or did you take the S8 plunge? Let us know in the comments.

Recently eWeek.com wrote about the quantum leaps in computing power and how it has affected the movie industry.  Although DreamWorks is an extreme example of IT ROI, the lessons learned can be applied to every industry.

During the last decade or so, major improvements have been made in RAM storage and hard drive storage.  From 512 MB being a standard amount of RAM, even low level laptops are sold with 2GB of RAM.

The driving force both in business and home computing is graphics.  Graphics and animations have become the dominate force in entertainment and marketing.  From Twitter and Facebook to the Green Lantern and Kung Fu Panda2, intense and rich graphics make computing a more user friendly and engaging experience.

All these graphics and animation require storage, RAM and bandwith.  Providers from computer manufacturers to cell phone providers have stepped up to meet demand and customers are paying.

I look forward to Exabytes becoming the new norm.  Whoo Hoo.