Samsung used to spend a big part of their marketing budget knocking Apple’s iPhone, but got away from that with recent ads. Those were some of their best commercials, and they are finally getting back their swagger with two more commercials. The first one compares the Note 3 to the iPhone 5S with a little help from LeBron James highlight reels, and the second one brings a new battle for Samsung, the iPad Air. In this one, the TabPRO 10.1 shows its prowess along with a pencil. Both of these commercials will begin airing today.
It is expected that Samsung will put more of an emphasis on tablets this year, so expect them to go hard and heavy with more commercials against the iPad. Check out the 60-second spots after the break.
While Google offers a number of services through Android, some of those services have to make way for Samsung services on Samsung devices. It seems that Samsung may be getting ready to launch their own music streaming service called Milk Music to compete with Google’s Play Music and Play Movies.
The news came through a patent applications at the US Patent and Trademark Office. The application suggests that the service will allow users to stream music, radio, and even on-demand video.
It is true that Samsung does already offer some of these services though their Hub apps, but they’re planning on consolidating all of them under a single banner. We may even see it debut alongside the Galaxy S5 next week!
Source: Galaxy Club
Huawei is expected to release their newest flagship device at Mobile World Congress next week. That device is the Ascend P7, and it has recently leaked in a press image along with confirmation of some of the hardware specs of the device.
The leaked image shows that the device will be released in a number of different colors: black, white, pink, and beige. The specs that have been revealed show that the phone will have a 5-inch full HD display, a 13MP rear facing camera, a 5MP front facing camera, and a 1.6GHz quad-core processor.
A few weeks ago Microsoft announced that SkyDrive would now be known as OneDrive. Today that became a reality, and OneDrive is now official. For people who were already using SkyDrive that won’t really be a big change. Their service will automatically be upgraded, and existing apps will continue to work.
Hit the break for more info, the Play Store download link, and a gallery of screenshots!
We are still over a month away from the official unveiling of the HTC M8 or the All New One, but there is going to be zero to learn about the device thanks to so many leaks. We already got a good look at the device yesterday while it was in a protective case, but a full-fledged press shot was leaked an hour ago leaving nothing to the imagination. On the other hand, the Galaxy S 5 will be unveiled in less than a week, but we still don’t have a good idea on what it will look like. As you you know, many times, manufacturers purposely leak info to create buzz, so maybe this is what HTC wants, but then there is no excitement for March 25 is there?
Anyways, the above image is indeed the HTC One successor. Codenamed the M8, the latest rumor is that it will be called the All New One, but I suspect it will simply be called the HTC One, and people will refer to it as the HTC One 2014 edition. This image is of the gold version, but they will also offer silver and gray options. BTW, you will notice that this leak confirms the wasted space for the HTC logo, which is a bad move in my opinion.
As Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors become more and more constant, we have seen a number of trends. For the most part all the leaks have agreed that the device will have hardware navigation buttons rather than software buttons. Today screenshots of the AnTuTu benchmark were leaked, and the screenshots show on-screen buttons.
The screenshot also shows the device having a 1080p display rather than the expected QHD one. While this is the Exynos 5420 version of the phone, it is doubtful that different variants of the phone will have different display resolutions.
LG was so excited for the G2 mini, they couldn’t wait until next week’s Mobile World Congress to announce it, so they officially pulled the wraps off of it today. Unfortunately it continues the trend of making “mini” versions very mid to low-tier. So far, Sony is the only company to offer a higher-end “mini”, but I digress.
Getting back to the G2 mini, it will sport a 4.7-inch display, but the resolution is very 2011. It will sport a qHD display, which is 960 x 540. They will supposedly offer two different processors, that I assume will be based on other variants such as non-LTE and dual-SIM versions. You will either get a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 or a 1.2GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4i.
Earlier today, we reported that the Galaxy S5 will not come in the Active variant since the regular model will be dust and water resistance. Previous rumors hinted that the Galaxy S5 will feature a QHD display however, a recent report suggests that the Galaxy S5 will come in two variants, one with an HD (1920 x 1080) display and another with a QHD (2560 x 1440) display.
Korean media is reporting that Samsung could release the QHD model a few months after the HD variant has been launched. Samsung has already started the production of Galaxy S5’s HD displays but the QHD panels are still in queue. The reason for this “delay” is from difficulties Samsung is facing with optimizing the QHD picture quality. Read more
Close sources to Samsung revealed that the company will release a dust and water proof Galaxy S5. This means that instead of the Active version, the regular Galaxy S5, which is expected to be released next week at MWC, will be dust and water resistant.
“For the previously released Galaxy S4, water-proof and dust-proof capabilities were adapted to the handset’s variants. But for the Galaxy S5, the standard model will have them immediately,” the anonymous source said. In addition, the source indicated that users can clean the device with water and that the device will survive for short durations if it is submerged in water. Read more
Yesterday, Samsung USA unveiled a list of US devices that will receive the Android 4.4 KitKat. The company has now posted the kernel source for Sprint’s Galaxy Note 3 on its open source page and the OTA update could arrive soon by tomorrow.
The kernel source which is sized at 892 MB should be of a great help to developers who want to create custom ROMs. It will help them create a more stable custom ROM based on the latest version of Android.
Samsung released the OTA for Sprint’s Galaxy S4 right after it released its kernel source so it’s a good sign that we will see the OTA for Sprint’s Galaxy Note 3 soon. Meanwhile, stay tuned for the latest update.
Source: Samsung Open Source