Regardless of the fact that Samsung has been filling tablet production lines and slashing prices of its tablets, the company will most likely not hit its shipment goal of 60 million tablets shipped in 2014. Although, the company has shipped 20 million devices in the first half of the year 16.6 percent higher on the year.
Photos of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Alpha have appeared giving us the best look yet, and it looks awfully familiar to another phone. I will give you three guesses and the first two don’t count. That’s right, you guessed it, it’s the iPhone. Did Samsung not learn their lesson from all the time and money spent in the courts?
As you can see, the white Galaxy Alpha has chamfered edges made from polished metal just like the iPhone. It also appears much smaller than the Galaxy S 5, which lines up with rumors that it will sport a 4.8-inch display, among other subpar specs.
Samsung sent out press invites earlier this morning suggesting that the next big thing is just around the corner. Scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, in Berlin, it looks like Samsung is going to be announcing the fourth generation Note device, confirming rumors as such. Of course, the company hasn’t mentioned anything about what it will be revealing yet, but given the fact that Samsung has used IFA to announce a new generation Note device each year, it’s a safe bet.
It may come as a surprise, but Microsoft owns a lot of patents used in Android devices. In 2011 after a dispute over licensing fees, the tech behemoth entered a cross-licensing agreement with Samsung, allowing the allies to share one another’s intellectual property at a cost. Today, Microsoft has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to force Samsung to hold up their end of the bargain.
Samsung has started its new #TabletRealities ad campaign with three new videos detailing what our tablets are really used for. Although an Exynos octa-core processor (WiFi-only) or Snapdragon 800 (LTE), 3GB of RAM, 16/32GB storage with microSD storage up to 128 GB, and 4900/7900 mAh battery (depending on size) combine to make a tablet far powerful enough to work on projects and accomplish tasks, most of the time we use them for our own guilty pleasures like watching a movie or playing a game. As far as fun goes, the Tab S is hardly lacking, with a 2560 x 1600 Supe AMOLED display and 8-megapixel camera, you’ll be well suited for any of your hobbies that seem to always be hindering your work. (Or is it the other way around?)
Although an announcement and not a release date is expected on September 3, one carrier in Korea is wasting no time getting its hands on the Galaxy Note 4. Carrier LG U+ has a listing for the SM-N910 in its database already. This model number is presumably the Galaxy Note 4′s.
With a presence in the carrier’s database this early, it could mean that Samsung is going to be releasing the device soon after an announcement instead of waiting a month or so. This would confirm the rumors that Samsung wants to roll out the Galaxy Note 4 as soon as possible in an attempt to bring in consumers prior to Apple’s rumored iPhone arrives with a larger display.
While Samsung may get a lot of flack for their design and material choices, the plastic clad devices may get a second look as a story out of Taiwan shows a Galaxy Mega 6.3 helping stop a bullet. What started off as a misunderstanding at a bar escalated into a shooting. According to the report, a man named Han found a wallet on the street jokingly shouting “free beer.” The owner of the wallet, named Xu, became upset and pulled out a gun.
On Thursday, we found out that the Galaxy Note 4 would be announced on September 3. We now know, along with its specifications, that Samsung will be announcing the Galaxy Alpha on August 13. This conflicts with a previous report that the announcement would take place on August 4, but All About Samsung is reporting the later date is the official one.
Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S5 is receiving an update (software version KOT49H.G900VVRU1ANE9) which is bringing a bunch of bug fixes to the device, but also seems to be breaking root access to the device, according to a number of users around the web.
The update keeps the phone at Android 4.4.2, and update’s Verizon’s Caller Name ID, Message+ and Cloud apps.
Samsung used IFA in Berlin to unveil the Galaxy Note 3 last year. And today, a report from The Korea Times claims that Samsung will be using the same trade show to announce its successor. The specific date for the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 4 is September 3. Invites for the event are expected to be sent out soon considering that date is just about one month away.
The Galaxy Note 4 is believed to feature a massive 5.7-inch display that has a 2560×1440 resolution. Inside will be either the company’s own Exynos 5433 or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 (depending upon your market) paired with 3GB of RAM. Samsung is apparently pushing hard to release the handset as soon as possible due to the rumors that Apple will be upping the size of the iPhone’s display.