New Products from Samsung, Adobe, BlueAnt

Smartphone, smartphone earpiece, form and document software.

by / May 1, 2013

Talk Time   

Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 smartphone has a 5-inch screen and operates on the 4G LTE network using the Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system. It features a 13-megapixel rear camera with a “dual camera” function that allows simultaneous use of the front and rear cameras. “Samsung Smart Pause” lets you control the screen by where you look. When you are watching a video, the video pauses when you look away; then it starts up again when you are back. With “Air Gesture,” you can change a music track, scroll up and down a Web page or accept calls with a wave of your hand.

Listen Up

BlueAnt’s Q3 smartphone earpiece features Bluetooth technology and wideband audio for rich call clarity. Multipoint connectivity allows for connecting two phones simultaneously and announces the names of incoming callers. For iPhone users, there’s an onscreen battery meter and users can compose text messages via Siri by speaking. Android users can double-tap to access Google Voice Actions with options like turn-by-turn navigation and messaging. The earpiece offers talk time of up to seven hours and a standby time of up to 180 hours. The device has one-touch controls as well as “answer” and “ignore” commands to handle calls. It comes in black or platinum.

Forms on the Go

Adobe LiveCycle Enterprise Suite 4 (LiveCycle ES4) is enterprise form and document software that enables state and local agencies to address citizens’ need to access government services and forms via mobile devices — whether using a laptop, tablet or smartphone. LiveCycle ES4 lets citizens use their mobile devices to navigate through all available agency forms, download the right form, fill it out and send it back. LiveCycle ES4 also extends critical agency processes to mobile workers so they can easily and securely manage the forms process from creation to archival — while connecting mobile forms to an agency’s key back-end processes.


Miriam Jones Chief Copy Editor

Miriam Jones is chief copy editor of Government Technology, Governing, Public CIO and Emergency Management magazines. She joined e.Republic in 2000 as an editor of Converge magazine.

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