Sprint update for Samsung Galaxy S 5 adds Wi-Fi calling feature

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Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S 5 on the Sprint network may notice they have an update waiting to be installed. If they don’t have a notification yet, it should be showing up soon as Sprint is pushing out update “NE5″ to owners of the devices in phases. According to the information provided by Sprint, the only enhancement is the addition of a Wi-Fi calling feature. Apparently the update has been ready for a while now, but is only just starting to hit users’ devices.

source: Sprint

What do consumers think about the Samsung Galaxy Tab S display?

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Samsung thinks the Galaxy Tab S has the most vibrant display in the business, and they set out to prove it. They recently customized a New York City taxi cab with 4 tablets and asked random riders which one had the best display.

17 out of 20 passengers picked the Tab S as the clear winner. Unfortunately Samsung doesn’t tell you what display brightness each tablet was set at, nor do they tell us the competing brands. However, Samsung shouldn’t need too much trickery since the Tab S has one fo the best displays we have ever seen.

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Alleged Samsung Galaxy F front panel photo surfaces

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We are all waiting to see what Samsung has up its sleeve with the Galaxy F. Until then, we will just have to see what information and pictures appear regarding the handset. Today, we are looking at an alleged live image of the Galaxy F. Usually we have been treated to press renders, but this one has been taken ‘in the wild’ (or real life). Looking closely, it seems that the bezel will be very minimal on the sides and Samsung will finally implement a metal design.

Source: @evleaks (Official site)

Samsung pokes fun at iPhone owners again with new ‘Wall Huggers’ commercial

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Samsung is back at it again. They just released another commercial making jabs at iPhone owners, this time regarding the battery. “Wall Huggers” refers to those that have to spend their time at their airport close to a wall outlet in order to charge their phone, or shall I say iPhone. It’s not that Samsung is saying their phone will last longer, it’s more that they offer two things that iPhones don’t offer. The first is the ability to swap out the battery, and the second is Ultra Power Saving Mode. The latter will allow your phone to last a long time, but at the expense of not doing much else on your phone other than texting and phone calls.

It’s yet another effective and funny commercial, but I doubt there will be too many iPhone owners that will run out tomorrow to buy a Galaxy S 5. Hit the break for the 60 second spot.

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Samsung releases Galaxy Tab S commercials, compares its display to the Apple iPad’s

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One of the very few companies big and brave enough to fight Apple directly is Samsung. And by fighting directly, I mean calling out Apple and its products by name publicly. Not many others are willing to do the same. The latest head-to-head duel comes courtesy of a new commercial Samsung has released to promote the Galaxy Tab S.

The selling point for the Galaxy Tab S is its display. The new commercial takes us through a few different scenes and asks if the iPad’s display is of the same caliber. Clearly, some editing magic can make that happen. Though, many have been quick to point out that the display on Samsung’s new tablet is actually quite stunning.

Recently, Samsung has released other commercials to promote the Galaxy Tab S. One covers the product and its design, focusing primarily on specifications. The other is about the history of a display, taking us to the current screen found on the Galaxy Tab S. Hit the break to watch each video. » Read the rest

T-Mobile to get 8-inch LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

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T-Mobile has announced that they will be joining the ranks of carriers offering the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 to their customers. The LTE enabled version of the tablet can be added to a T-Mobile Simple Choice Plan for no additional cost. T-Mobile will give customers an additional 1.2GB of data per month through the end of 2014, but that will drop back to only 200MB free per month after that for the life of the tablet.

T-Mobile will start accepting online orders on July 16th and retail locations will start selling the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 on July 23rd. The device will be priced at $16 per month for 24 months, or $384. This announcement comes about one week after Verizon announced the device would be coming to their network. Hit the break to read the full press release. » Read the rest

European pricing for Samsung Galaxy Ace 4, Galaxy Core II, Galaxy Young 2 revealed

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When Samsung announced four new budget-conscious phones, at least based on the low end hardware, earlier this week one key piece of information missing was the actual pricing. Samsung Netherlands has now revealed pricing for three of the models. The Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 comes with an initial retail price of €219 ($299 USD) and the Galaxy Core II will sell for €179 ($244 USD). The base level Galaxy Young 2 comes with a €99 ($135 USD) price tag. Pricing for the Galaxy Star 2 was not announced, but should be close to the same price point as the Galaxy Young 2.

Although the devices are all on the low end in terms of specs, they will come preloaded with Android 4.4 KitKat. Given the pricing from the Netherlands, the devices should be available in at least some European markets. Outside of that, no information has been released about other markets that may see the devices.

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Samsung can’t catch a break as it’s suppliers are accused of poor work conditions

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Samsung-Even-LogoSome of you may remember that earlier in the year BusinessWeek released a report highlighting the poor work conditions at Samsung’s semiconductor plants. It made such a big stink, that the Korean company came out saying it would improve conditions of its plant by year’s end. However it looks like Samsung’s problems are only getting worse after an annual social responsibility report found a large amount of safety discrepancies. » Read the rest