Another unexpected leak has arrived on this Saturday afternoon. What we are looking at, courtesy of @evleaks, is a Chrome-branded device that features the same faux leather back featured on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Along with supplying the image, @evleaks says “Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 design language marches on…” So what exactly is this unidentified device? More likely than not it is a Chromebook. It features Chrome’s logo alongside the Chrome name. Read more
As smartphones continue to push higher density and higher resolutions, bigger and faster processors, and better cameras; the need for better and longer lasting battery life is becoming drastically more important. Even though attempts have been made in this department, OEM’s still struggle to achieve the all day usage dream. Samsung looks to be giving it a go as it implements some new and interesting techniques to squeeze some extra battery out of the new Galaxy S 5.
On top of an improved battery saver mode that turns the display black and white to save battery Samsung has implemented the following enhancements:
One of the devices that Samsung announced at MWC this year, the Gear Fit, was awarded “the best mobile device” by GSMA. Part fitness tracker, part smartwatch, the device looks to be functional without getting in the way. It sports a curved display with a higher resolution than even the newly announced Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. It even boasts double the battery life to that of the Gear 2. It has a heart monitor and syncs with Samsung’s S Health.
We’re still waiting on availability and pricing, but the smartwatch/fitness tracker garnered more attention than even the Galaxy S 5. Considering that the Gear Fit, nailed something that even the original Galaxy Gear couldn’t, the whole being functional without getting in the way thing, it’s easy to see why it’s received so much attention.
source: Samsung Tomorrow
Samsung officially unveiled its Galaxy S 5 flagship at the MWC 2014 earlier this week. The device comes with some new features such as heart sensor and fingerprint sensor and has got a slightly similar look to its predecessor.
Samsung hasn’t yet announced the price tag for the Galaxy S 5 however, if you’re living in the UK, you’ll be glad to find out that a UK-based retailer, Clove, has started taking pre-orders for the Galaxy S 5 and has priced the 16GB model at £499.99 (£599.99 after taxes) which will cost $1,000. Unfortunately, there’s no information how much the 32GB will cost.
Verizon took forever to get the Nexus 7, but it seems they will be considerably faster getting the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and LG Pad 8.3. According to a leaked document, the Note Pro 12.2 as well as the Pad 8.3 will arrive for Verizon users in just a few weeks, on March 6.
This obviously isn’t an official document, and things could still change from now until then, but it’s good to see that Verizon seems to have plans to get their users the Note Pro 12.2 within a month of its announcement.
Source: Android Police
At the RSA Conference 2014 in San Francisco, Samsung has announced select Galaxy devices that have KNOX embedded on them have received Common Criteria certification as assessed by Gossamer Labs. The Common Criteria certification is described as a “gold standard” for security, demonstrating compliance with a predefined set of security requirements. By meeting this standard, Galaxy devices with the certification can provide additional assurance to enterprises that the devices are acceptable for use in accessing “high-value information assets.” Read more
Yesterday Samsung and Qualcomm debuted the new LTE category 6 connectivity at MWC. Category 6 will offer about double the speed of that Category 4 currently has. The device that they used to showcase the new connectivity was a modified Note 3 running the new Snapdragon 805 and a Gobi 9×35 LTE modem.
During the tests, the Note 3 was able to reach and maintain download speeds of 300 Mbps. This speed was possible thanks to the Gobi 9×35 LTE modem. That modem will be featured in Qualcomm based high end devices. It’s the successor to the 9×25 series that was used in most of Qualcomm’s LTE devices last year. The 9×35 works by combining two 20 Mhz bands. This carrier aggregation doubles the available bandwidth. It works on both LTE TDD and FDD standards but is also backwards compatible with current legacy cellular networks.
Samsung will most likely offer a Note 3 with a Snapdragon 805 processor in South Korea later this year and chances are we’ll see the new modems with the new processor later this year.
Sundar Pichai addressed a few journalists at MWC, and had some things to say about the relationship with Google and Samsung as well as future devices.
Sundar said that Google and Samsung’s relations are actually quite boring as compared to how the press makes it out to be. They continue to collaborate on various projects and there is no tension whatsoever. He went on to say that the Galaxy S 6 would sport Android so there is nothing to worry about. However, he did say that he wished the Gear 2 ran Android instead of Tizen.
Goophone is known for creating clones of well known devices, and over the years they have come up with a number of these clones. In recent times they have become well known for creating device clones in a matter of a couple days. That’s the case with their new Galaxy S5 clone, the Goophone S5.
While the Goophone S5 isn’t available to purchase just yet, it might come out even quicker than the Galaxy S5 itself. The visuals of the device are almost identical to the Samsung Galaxy S5, but under the hood it’s a bit of a different story. The Goophone S5 will feature a 1080p HD display, a 13MP rear facing camera, and a 5MP front-facing camera. It will also boast a 2GHz octa-core MediaTek processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Unfortunately, out of the box the device will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
As for the price of the Goophone S5, it will be far cheaper than the Galaxy S5, coming in at only $299.99.
HTC isn’t the only company getting a kick out of taking shots at Samsung. Above, you are looking at a teaser that Oppo is using to hype its upcoming Find 7 handset. On the left is probably a shadowed corner of the Find 7 that resembles the number itself. On the right is Samsung’s Galaxy S logo tilted to represent the number five which is for this year’s Galaxy S 5.
Hit the break for a video and another teaser image from Oppo. Read more