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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What could go better with your Samsung Galaxy smartphone other than a free Samsung tablet? AT&T‘s newest bundle will give you a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (of the 8-inch variety) with the purchase of any Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
Check after the break for all the terms and conditions. Read more
Samsung has recently filed for four new trademarks on Galaxy devices with the USPTO, mentioning the Galaxy E3, as well as three new additions to the unannounced Galaxy J lineup. Not only will Samsung release the budget Galaxy J1 that we’ve seen hints of, but there will also be a J3, J5, and J7, which may be similar to the Galaxy A3, A5, and A7. Confused with Samsung’s new naming conventions yet?
Despite recent struggles for the company, it looks like Samsung is going to stick to pumping out as many phones with different screen sizes and price points as possible, per usual. Of course, it’s always possible that these devices were already in the pipeline before Samsung had a rough year and they were too far into development to be scrapped, but either way, expect to see a ton of new Samsung phones this year. Read more
Starting today, the Samsung Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 are now being sold in Taiwan. Both of these devices feature the new unibody casing, offering a different design aesthetic to the familiar flagship we all know, and possess the 64-bit SoC, a system chip that we don’t normally see on a mid-range priced smartphone. Read more
Many have argued that the market isn’t yet ready for a massive influx of smartwatches, but Samsung would disagree — and perhaps that’s all that matters.
We’ve already seen the Galaxy Gear, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear Fit and Gear Live come from the manufacturer, and it appears that we should be expecting the arrival of the Gear 3 relatively soon.
Samsung has been creating quite a buzz recently with news of a virtual reality headset being released under the name Galaxy VR. The device is expected to debut at IFA around the start of September. Read more
Just a few days ago, we let you know about an overheating problem in Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S tablets. The overheating was causing a deformation on the rear cover of the device.
Now, Samsung has released an official statement on the problem. Hit the break for the official word. Read more