The Galaxy Note 5 was only announced last week, but it’s already shipping to some buyers in the United States. And you know what that means, yes, Samsung’s Galaxy Note has been put through the dreaded drop test already.
So…there’s been much discussion of late about Samsung’s rumoured decision to omit MicroSD card support for its upcoming Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus handsets. Opinions are polarized, with some fans of the Note series saying they will look elsewhere for their next phone, while for others (myself included), the lack of MicroSD card support isn’t something we care about (the lack of removable batteries is another matter though). At this point, I think most of us have pretty much accepted that MicroSD card support will not be present, right? But, hold your horses because now there’s a chance that Samsung has decided to include it after all. Read more
One of the more recent additions to Samsung’s Touchwiz interface is the ability to load themes. Themes go beyond changing the wallpaper as related assets like buttons, some interface colors, fonts and icons are also updated. In addition to adding this new feature to their UI, Samsung is also working on opening a “theme store” where users can grab new themes to match a mood or look that they may be interested in loading. To help populate that store with content, Samsung is reaching out to designers and inviting them to partner with Samsung. Read more
In November of last year, Talk Android reported that the ball was already moving on squeezing over 700ppi into the Note 5’s AMOLED screen. A year before that, Samsung unveiled a roadmap during its Analyst Day to illustrate its ambitions for screen resolution advances in their devices, and projected that in 2015 at least one of its products would support UHD (4K).
Now, according to a recent leak provided to Phone Arena, it appears that Samsung is gearing up to begin production of a UHD Galaxy Note 5 with a whopping 748ppi! Not stopping there, the leaker indicates that there will also be a dual-edge variant of the device (though that’s not that surprising) with a bump up to 762ppi. Read more
If there’s one thing Samsung is good at, it’s flooding a potential market with tons and tons of devices. The smartwatch market has been no exception, and the company has deluged consumers with multiple options to pair with their Galaxy devices. Remember, the Galaxy Gear launched at the end of 2013 with the Galaxy Note 3, and since then we’ve had the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear Fit, Gear S, and Gear Live. For those of you keeping count at home, that’s about 6 devices in 18 months, which means they’re releasing a new watch roughly every quarter. Read more
Fleksy Keyboard, one of the most popular replacement keyboards available, will be included by Samsung as a free gift to buyers of the Galaxy S6. Alongside other apps and services, Fleksy Keyboard will be packaged inside Samsung’s Galaxy Gifts. The value of Fleksy Keyboard being bundled with the Galaxy S6 is $10 because of the premium themes.
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