Samsung debuts new promotional and advertising videos

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Samsung just released two new videos, about three and a half minutes in length, showcasing the Galaxy S 5 and Gear Fit. The videos demonstrate how both will compliment your day to day life. Besides highlighting the new soft touch back, Samsung shows off the adaptive screen tech coupled with thinner bezels. The camera is showcased as well as its selective focus and new shooting modes. You’ll also see the fingerprint scanner in action.

As Samsung pushed the S Health app and the health features of both the S 5 and Fit, those make an appearance in the videos as well. As we move closer to a release date, we’re going to see more videos and commercials, just like this one, pop up. Hit the break for over seven minutes worth of video. Enjoy!

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Samsung comments on fingerprint scanner production issues

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Yesterday, a report indicated that Samsung was having issues with the production of the Galaxy S 5 fingerprint scanners. The story went on to say that Samsung was getting help from CrucialTec in order to ensure supply will meet demand. Samsung chimed in with a statement saying that CrucialTec isn’t supplying fingerprint scanners…..

“CrucialTec does not supply fingerprint scanner to Samsung Electronics.”

Unfortunately that is all that was said, so there is no clear indication that the original report of Samsung actually having issues with production is correct or not. The fact that they aren’t currently working with CrucialTec doesn’t even mean they won’t be a week from now.

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Ellen’s Samsung Galaxy Note 3 selfie claims retweet title on back of Samsung ad dollars

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Last night Samsung spent some serious coin on their advertising during the Oscars as we noted in a story earlier today. Although host Ellen DeGeneres appeared with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 during the show, the backstage selfies and posts were supposedly not “officially” part of the package Samsung bought with the estimated $20 Million they spent for advertising. According to a report out today, Ellen’s images and tweets with the Note 3 were “organic.” » Read the rest

Nokia teases Samsung in tweet to Ellen at the Oscars

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By now if you haven’t seen Ellen DeGeneres’ viral “selfie” of Hollywood’s finest at last night’s Oscars, you definitely haven’t seen the blurry selfie that Ellen took while on stage.

With Samsung sponsoring the event, Ellen naturally took both photos with a Galaxy device. Nokia was quick to jump on the blurry selfie that was posted by Ellen, tweeting, “Let’s do away with blurry photos, Ellen! @TheEllenShow #Oscars #Blessed #blurry”

Nokia is rightfully on higher ground here, as the company features what might be the best camera phone ever, the Lumia 1020. The camera has 41-megapixels with a xenon flash and optical image stabilization.

Nokia’s remark hasn’t picked up much traction, with only 377 retweets at time of publication. To give some context, Ellen’s blurry photo tweet currently has 173,111 retweets.

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Android claims 62% of tablet market during 2013 as Apple’s share slides

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Echoing earlier research, Gartner announced today that worldwide sales of tablets in 2013 totaled 195.4 million units with Android laying claim to 62% of the market. The big beneficiary of Android’s growth, driven by users snapping up smaller, lower-end devices, was Samsung who sold just over 37 million units. Meanwhile, Samsung’s biggest rival, Apple, saw their market share slide from almost 53% to only 36% despite selling 9 million more units compared to the prior year. The silver lining for Apple was that they continue to retain the title of largest tablet manufacturer. Although Samsung is closing the gap quickly, Apple still sold about twice as many tablets as Samsung.

Meanwhile, Asus, Amazon and Lenovo rounded out the top five manufacturers. Of those three, Lenovo saw unit sales increase by 198% to 6.5 million units. Microsoft managed to increase their tablet shipments from 1.2 million to 4 million units during 2013, continuing to hold 2.1% of the market.

source: Computerworld

Samsung’s next generation Chromebook 2 devices officially announced

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Samsung made it official today that they are launching a new series of Chromebook devices.  The new models will come in 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch screen sizes and will have a faux leather lid like Samsung has been using on the backs of recent devices. The larger 13.3-inch version will feature a full HD resolution screen running at 1920×1080 and both models will come equipped with Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa processor and 4GB of RAM. According to Samsung, the devices will cold boot in less than 10 seconds and will be able to run for up to 8.5 hours on a single battery charge. » Read the rest

Samsung seeking help to produce its Galaxy S 5 fingerprint scanner

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A new report out of Korea suggests that Samsung is experiencing a little bit of a problem with a significant feature for the Galaxy S 5. It is being reported that the company is having an issue internally producing the fingerprint scanner and unless they bring in a third party, it would be very difficult to launch next month in one hundred-fifty countries.

Because of this, Samsung has started to negotiate a deal with CrucialTec. CrucialTec is a company that manufactures Optical Track Pad mobile input devices for companies across the world. And if this negotiation does yield a deal, Samsung’s upcoming flagship should arrive right on time.

Source: Daum
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Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile to carry Samsung Galaxy S5 in Q2

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The new Samsung Galaxy S5 may not be limited to the large carriers after all, with both Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile saying that they’ll be carrying the device in the second quarter of this year. This follows a trend set by the Galaxy S4, which was also available on a number of smaller carriers.

The Galaxy S5 has a number of great features, and is the first in the series to come with a fingerprint scanner. It also boasts a 16MP rear-facing camera, a 1080p display, and more.

Because the phone will be offered off-contract, you can expect the asking price to be pretty high. For some, however, the price is worth not being tied down to a carrier.

Samsung Chromebook 2 to launch in April with Exynos 5 CPU and 1080p screen option

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We’ve heard a lot about Samsung’s new Chromebook in the past few days, but we haven’t had much detail in pricing or release dates. Thanks to another leak, that’s getting cleared up.

A premature post accidentally outed a release date, pricing, and specs for Samsung’s newest laptop, and confirmed two different models. Both models will sport an Exynos 5 processor and 4 GB of RAM, but the smaller 11 inch screen will only have a 1366×768 resolution, while the 13.3 inch model will have a full 1080p screen. The smaller option will cost $319.99 while the larger option will run $399.99. » Read the rest

Samsung Galaxy Gifts giving over $500 worth of stuff to Galaxy S 5 Owners

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When the Galaxy S 5 is available for purchase, consumers will have a bunch of free stuff waiting for them. While the specs may not entice you, maybe over $500 of stuff will.  Galaxy Gifts as it’s called is more oriented towards the healthy lifestyle that Samsung is pushing with the S 5 and its new Galaxy Gear Fit. Even so there are a few non-health related gifts thrown in the mix.

We have a break down of just what exactly you’re getting after the break.

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