Samsung’s brand new Galaxy Tab S features a gorgeous Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560×1600, coming in either 8.4 or 10.5-inch sizes. After spending some hands on time with it, one this is clear: the display is incredible. So after receiving so much praise about just how good the display on the Galaxy Tab S is, Samsung decided to reveal the magic behind it. » Read the rest
While Samsung was not the first company to launch an Android smartphone, they are now the largest Android smartphone vendor. Since they launched their first Android device in 2009, Samsung has launched roughly 114 Android devices.
The first Samsung Android smartphone was simply called the Samsung Galaxy, and while it didn’t impress many at the time, it was the start of a long journey for the company. Since then they’ve taken the smartphone world by storm with their Galaxy S series, as well as their popular Android tablets, which the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S is a part of.
Samsung is doing what Samsung does best and that is to offer more variants than anyone can keep track of. The latest is going to be an LTE-A (Advanced) version of the Galaxy S 5, which would be destined for only Korea.
Now that Samsung’s Galaxy Premier event is over, it’s now time to pay a little attention to the upcoming Galaxy Note 4. With each edition of the Note, Samsung has increased the display size, but will they do that again with the Note 4?
The answer appears to be no based on the fact that the AT&T version (SM-N910A) showed up in India for testing with a 5.7-inch display, the same size as the Note 3. However, it’s not all about the size right? This time around, the resolution is going to be much better. Previous reports pegged the resolution to be QHD (2560 x 1440), and that is now confirmed, thanks to a user agent profile on Samsung’s own site.
Verizon and AT&T did an excellent job of locking down their version of the Galaxy S 5, preventing any type of root exploit on the device for several months after release. Tons of people put up money for a bounty to get their Galaxy S 5 unlocked, topping out at around $18,000, and today developer Geohot from XDA gets to claim that bounty.
Geohot, known for tons of jailbreak exploits on Apple devices and the PS3, found a vulnerability in the Linux kernel that Android is based on to achieve root access on the GS 5. As a side effect to that exploit, the root method should work on most newer Android devices, including the previously unrootable Galaxy Note 3 and plenty of other devices.
If you’ve got a Galaxy S 5 (or other device you need to root) hit the link to test out the Towelroot app. Let us know how it goes in the comments.
source: XDA Developers
We’ve seen a few leaks of T-Mobile’s new Samsung Galaxy Avant, but it looks like it may play a role in the Uncarrier 5.0 event coming up. We know T-Mobile plans on simplifying carrier pricing, but they may begin pushing for an easy way to unlock devices, too. » Read the rest
Last month, Samsung was in the ‘integrating’ phase of pushing Android 4.4.3 to the Galaxy S 5 and Galaxy S 4. An alleged status report from June 10 shows that testing has been completed for the Galaxy S 5. The Galaxy S 4, though, is still in the ‘final testing’ phase. For this year’s Samsung flagship, the Android 4.4.3 update is expected to arrive sometime this month. Last year’s device is slated to get the latest version of Android in July.
Being that this is just an alleged status report, do not hold anything to it. Also, carriers in the United States tend to take a bit longer to push these updates to their devices. So sit tight and enjoy the weather.
Source: Android Geeks
The newest leak of Samsung’s rumored Galaxy F shows the top half of a press render of the device in a “Perfect Golden” color. The wallpaper of the device matches what we’ve previously seen, and the back of the device definitely looks like brushed metal, which actually looks pretty similar to the HTC One. Aside from that, we can see the heart rate monitor is still present next to the camera flash.
Still no word on exactly when we’re going to see this device become official, but we can enjoy the steady stream of leaks until then.
With the Samsung Galaxy Tab S having been released yesterday, many are wondering just what the device can do. Samsung has released a new “First Look” video, detailing exactly what the new tablet is capable of. The video starts out by showing off the thin design of the device, and then moves onto things like the display, fingerprint scanner, and so on. Hit the break to watch the video for yourself!
Android Wear is expected to hit some more devices relatively soon, and we may have our eyes on one here.
The FCC has recently put documents on its website which reveal a Samsung smartwatch (codenamed SM-R382). It’s 10mm smaller than the Gear 2 (top to bottom). We know Samsung has said a Gear-branded Android Wear device would be released soon, so our guess is that this is it.
This is obviously all speculation and rumor, but there’s a pretty good shot that this could be true.