Verizon getting Samsung Galaxy S 5 in Electric Blue

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AT&T and Sprint are not the only carriers adding an additional Galaxy S 5 color. It is now said that Verizon will be adding the Galaxy S 5 in Electric Blue to its lineup. Big Red already offers the Charcoal Black and Shimmer White colors, as do most other carriers, but some have held off on the other offerings.

Are you interested in the Galaxy S 5 in Electric Blue?

Source: @evleaks (Twitter)

Samsung Galaxy S 5 in gold press render for AT&T, Sprint leaks

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Two carriers in the United States are preparing to add a new color to their Galaxy S 5 offering. Both AT&T and Sprint are going to add the Copper Gold version of this year’s Samsung flagship. Above you can see just how the device will look. Only thing different here is obviously the color. The front, which you can see after the break, also remains the same.

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Samsung rolling out KitKat update to international Galaxy S4 Active

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Galaxy S4 Active (international version) owners will be receiving Android 4.4.2 KitKat on their devices this week after Samsung began rolling out the update.

The software version, I9295XXUCNE5, will include faster performance, the white status bar icons, improved battery life, full-screen album art while playing music, a camera shortcut on the lockscreen, wireless printing support, ability to set default messaging/launcher apps and more.

The update is out in the Netherlands now, and expect it to come to other counties gradually. Give it a week or two before worrying about getting the update. If you want to give it a shot, you can try to manually get the update by going to Settings >> General >> About phone >> Software updates menu, or go through Kies.

Source: SamMobile

LG’s G Watch could feature cellular connectivity

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Compared to what we’ve seen from the upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch, most other wearable devices have looked pretty underwhelming, namely the LG G Watch, which is going to be made out of plastic, and as previous rumors suggest, won’t have top-line specs.

But new information suggests we could be in for quite a surprise with the G Watch. Hit the break for more.

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Benchmark results for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S 8.4 appear online

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The new Galaxy Tab S tablets will be announced on June 12, but that doesn’t mean we won’t get information on the devices beforehand. The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (SM-T700, WiFi) has appeared online in an AnTuTu benchmark test.

Here’s what the test results revealed: a 2500 x 1600 AMOLED display, octa-core Exynos 5420 processor and Mali-T628 graphics, 3GB RAM, 8MP rear shooter, 2.1MP front camera, 32GB internal storage and Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

More details to come on the new Tab S series, so stay tuned.

Via: SamMobile
Source: AnTuTu

Upcoming low-end Samsung phone spotted, featuring Android 4.4.2

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A new Samsung phone that features Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box has been spotted. The device has a model number of SM-G350E, and it was recently shipped to India for testing.

According to GadgetsToUse the device will include a dual-core processor with a speed of 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and a 5-megapixel camera. The device is also listed on Samsung’s website, and confirms the use of a 800×400 resolution display. The cost of the device is also set to be quite low, at around $103. This suggests that the device could go up against other low cost devices like the new Moto E.

Source: Zauba
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Samsung, Sony still trail Pebble in the ‘smart wearable bands’ category

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Pebble is still leading the way when it comes to ‘smart wearable bands’ (or smartwatches). Research firm Canalys found that, as of the first quarter of 2014, Pebble chimed in with 35% market share while Samsung and Sony followed with 29% and 23%, respectively. As we all know, Pebble has its self-titled smartwatch and Samsung has the Gear line. Sony, on the other hand, quietly maintains its Smartwatch 2. The final 13% is left for others to fight for. These numbers are bound to change with LG and Motorola prepping an entry into the smartwatch game.

Fitness wearables, though, is heavily secured by Fitbit and its 50% market share in that field. That is another field seeing an increasing amount of competition. LG has launched a fitness tracker and Samsung has been doing so with the Gear Fit. Fitbit may have something up its sleeve to combat everyone else, but we will have to just wait and see.

Source: Canalys

Samsung S Health app gets Stress level monitoring feature

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Samsung has released an update to their S Health app update that leverages the heart rate sensor in the Samsung Galaxy S 5 to measure a user’s stress level. The app appears to work by having the user touch their finger to the touchscreen to start the process. It is unclear what other inputs the app uses to determine stress level. In the past, companies have obtained stress level measurements by factoring in things like number of emails or text messages or employing sensors to measure changes in the skin.

Stress level can be checked on a regular basis and the app can create charts showing stress levels on an hourly, daily or monthly basis.

source: Sammy Hub