Having already conquered the smartphone market, Samsung has their eyes on the tablet market. The first step towards this was the release of the Galaxy TabPRO line, which consists of 3 different sizes: 8.4-inch, 10.1-inch, and 12.2-inch. Although they pack a lot of power and options, the emphasis is on the display resolution, which is among the best out there. Of course, as one would guess, that extraordinary display comes at a higher cost. The 8.4-inch version goes for $399. Comparing that to the iPad Mini, it’s on par, but comparing it to other Android tablets, it’s quite a premium. The TabPRO 10.1 costs $499, which again is pretty high when compared to other 10-inch Android tablets. Is is really worth the extra dough? Hit the break to get started.
It would seem that now is the time for the smart bulb. Just four days ago, LG announced its own line of smart bulbs. Today, it’s Samsung’s turn. Unlike the LG line, Samsung’s bulbs will not come with WiFi and will only feature Bluetooth.
A couple of days ago, it was reported that Samsung might release the Galaxy S 5 in South Korea a little early because of a 45-day carrier ban imposed by the government. Then yesterday, it was reported that a deal wasn’t reached. Apparently Samsung wanted the global launch of April 11 to stay intact. Now today, Bloomberg is reporting that SK Telecom went ahead and released it anyway.
“We are very puzzled,” Suwon, South Korea-based Samsung said in an e-mailed statement. “SK Telecom strongly asked for an earlier release of the product but we delivered our stance that the global release date of April 11 remains unchanged.”
In need of a smartwatch at a good price? Best Buy has Samsung’s first generation Galaxy Gear available in all colors for just $99. The catch is that the device has been refurbished. All colors are eligible and the deal will save you $200 and free shipping.
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Multi Window isn’t anything new for Samsung. They were the first manufacturers to truly embrace real multitasking. Over the years, Samsung has made changes to how it works along with how many apps that it’s compatible with, and the new Galaxy TabPRO tablets are no exception. So if you’re someone who is in constant need to have two or more apps open at the same time, then head on past the break to see how to truly multitask.
Samsung has flip flopped on operating systems for their wearable tech, starting with Android for the original Galaxy Gear and switching to Tizen for the Gear 2. However, the Gear Fit that will be launching alongside the Gear 2 doesn’t look like it’ll use Android or Tizen. » Read the rest
Samsung is tablet crazy this year. After releasing the TabPRO line and NotePRO, they are readying the Galaxy Tab 4. The Tab 4 line could include 3 sizes (7-inches to 10.1-inches) with AMOLED displays. We now have the first pics of the 7-inch version. As expected, it looks just like any other Samsung tablet with the same exact styling and that dreadful home button. One more pic after the break.
Samsung is ready to launch the Galaxy S 5 worldwide starting from April 11, but it seems that the company is working on another variant of the device as well. According to a new leaked information, Samsung is most likely working on a ‘Zoom’ variant of the S5, just like the Galaxy S 4 Zoom which was released last year with a better camera and bulkier body. The leaked information comes in the form of a handwritten notes from a Samsung Poland’s presentation.
However, compared to the Galaxy S 4 Zoom, the Galaxy S 5 Zoom will have a slimmer and thinner body due to a lens better inserted in its case. The device will come with a 20MP camera, 4.8 inch HD display with a screen resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. In addition, it will be powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and will run on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and updated version of Samsung TouchWiz.
A couple of weeks ago, we talked about the situation in South Korea in which a few carriers were punished for subsidizing devices by more than $250. The South Korean government brought down the hammer on three of the country’s biggest carriers and will not allow them to sell any smartphones for a 45-day period. The Galaxy S 5′s global launch date is April 11 in roughly 150 countries.
So what are the carriers and Samsung left to do? Reports out of Samsung’s home country suggest that the company will release the device prior to April 5. This is because it would give South Korea’s largest carrier, SK Telecom, a chance to sell the handset before its punishment (or ban) kicks in on that date. LG U+, another carrier in that country, would be able to sell the device for about two weeks if the April 11 launch sticks since their punishment does not start until the end of that month. Samsung is reportedly scrambling to move the launch date to this Thursday, March 27.
Is the Samsung Galaxy S 5′s new design not sturdy enough for you? Good news. They are said to be releasing the Galaxy S 5 Active, model number SM-G870x. According to @evleaks, the device will be “Coming to AT&T and Sprint, among other carriers.” So if the GS5′s IP67 water resistant rating is not good enough, be on the lookout for the GS5 Active. » Read the rest