Samsung highlights thinness, weight and screen resolution in new Galaxy Tab S promotional video

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We all know Samsung’s main competition in the tablet market is Apple — the company was smart to release an ad this week highlighting the advantages of its Galaxy Tab S over the iPad Air.

The video highlighted the thinness, weight and screen resolution of the Tab S relative to the iPad Air, which in all categories, it seemed to win.

Of course this is just an ad so interpretation is up to you, but do you think Samsung has a shot at beating Apple and winning the market share battle for tablets? Hit the break for the full video.


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Nike+ running app to come pre-loaded on Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch

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Samsung’s Tizen-based Gear S smartwatch is now official, so it’s up to the company and third-party developers now to begin making apps available for the device.

Samsung recently announced a new partnership with Nike in a press release — Gear S owners will be able to download the Nike+ Running app, which utilizes the device’s GPS and 3G connectivity to track fitness data.

The app comes pre-loaded on the device and can track their runs and record data all while their phone remains at home.

The features appear to be the same as the usual Nike+ Running App, except this is optimized for the Gear S.

Source: Samsung

Nokia’s HERE Maps coming to Android, exclusive to Samsung devices for now

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If any of you have ever used a Lumia phone, you may have some experience with Nokia’s fantastic HERE Maps app. The application is similar to Google Maps in that features advanced turn-by-turn navigation and downloadable maps. Nokia announced recently that they would be bringing the app to Samsung’s line of Tizen-powered Gear devices for turn-by-turn pedestrian navigation. However, the fun doesn’t end there as Nokia has announced that HERE Maps will soon be available for Android, although for now it will be exclusive to Samsung devices.


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Note 4 cases surface hinting at a design different from what has been leaked

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is one of the most anticipated phones thats getting revealed at next week’s IFA 2014 event, and for a while now we thought we had a pretty clear picture of what the upcoming phablet would look like. However, accessories retailer Trait-Tech have put some cases for the Note 4 in their store, and if they are legitimate, they could hint at a different design for the device.


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OnePlus is ditching their invite system for a more traditional pre-order

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The OnePlus One has had the opposite of a smooth launch so far. Between a clunky invite system, an exploding phone and an incredibly sexist contest, consumers waiting to get their hands on the self-proclaimed “flagship killer” have been getting restless. Luckily the folks at OnePlus have heard your cries for help and have announced via a Reddit AMA that they will be launching a more traditional preorder system sometime in October.


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NVIDIA Shield Tablet getting software update with a slew of improvements

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An update is currently rolling out to the Shield Tablet, sized at 84.1MB, and it gives the device improvements, fixes, and new features. Unlike other hardware manufacturers, NVIDIA rolls out its software updates in one giant wave rather than making some device owners wait around a bit. The most notable piece of the update is the NVIDIA PRISM feature toggle. It adjusts the display based upon the content a user is viewing.

Here is what the update includes:

  • Improved WiFi stability in certain scenarios
  • Improved camera performance
  • NVIDIA PRISM feature toggle
  • Stability improvements to SHIELD Hub and Gamestream
  • ShadowPlay performance optimizations
  • Localization improvements
  • Audio optimizations
  • Misc. stability improvements

Alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 4 appears in brief new video, shows just the display

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A video showing the Galaxy Note 4 has surfaced. Well, it sort of shows the Galaxy Note 4. The video is just 15 seconds long and shows a Samsung device with the model number SM-N910. All you can see is its display as a dummy box is covering any actual design. In the video, the demonstrator is poking around aimlessly. There is not very much to see here except the fact that you can get a good sizing for the Galaxy Note 4′s display (if this is even the said device).

Hit the break to watch the full 15-second video.


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Update pushed to Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Sprint Spark includes international WiFi calling

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Owners of the Galaxy S 4 with Sprint Spark, get over to the Software Update menu. The Samsung flagship from 2013 is getting an over-the-air (OTA) update that brings international WiFi calling to the device. The GS4 is the first Sprint device to get the international WiFi calling update. Now, owners of the device can place or receive international calls over a WiFi network while traveling abroad in what Sprint says amasses more than 100 countries.

Sprint does intend on extending this feature to other devices as the year progresses.

Source: Sprint

 

Are you ready to Note? Samsung wants to know with latest Galaxy Note 4 teaser

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Samsung really wants to make sure everyone is prepared for its Galaxy Note 4 introduction next week. The company has released teaser after teaser in the run up to its IFA 2014 event on September 3. It all started late last week with a video emphasizing the Note series’ handwriting capabilities. Samsung decided to show how powerful the S Pen is in a followup video. And on Wednesday, four videos were released highlighting how a Note device is used by different people.

Of course, Samsung has released yet another video and this one is all about whether or not you are ready to Note. There are handwritten notes flying across the screen as very active events and individuals are in the background. Easily put, Samsung is ready to “Go Big.”

Hit the break to watch the full video.


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