Specs for Samsung Galaxy S 5 Zoom surface on GFXBench

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As Samsung prepares to unleash the Galaxy S 5 on the market, it is time for additional devices that are part of the flagship line to start showing up. The newest one is the Samsung Galaxy S 5 Zoom that surfaced on the GFXBench web site. The Zoom monikered devices from Samsung tend to focus on photobug buyers and this device should be no exception. Read more

Developer claims Samsung is using a backdoor to access user data, but security expert disagrees

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If this claim is true, Samsung has some explaining to do. According to the folks that develop Replicant, Samsung has “remote access to data.” Now that is a very large claim to be making. So what do they mean? To do this, Replicant says that Android’s largest hardware manufacturer is utilizing two processors as a backdoor to gain user information. The applications processor handles all of the usual functions; however, the other is for the communication coming to and from the handset. Read more

Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is up for sale

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Today, Verizon listed the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition with LTE connectivity for sale.

Verizon has priced the device at $699 out of the box and will cost $599.99 if you sign a two year data contract. The device features a 10.1-inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display, 32 GB of internal storage, 64 GB expandable MicroSD slot, 8,220mAh battery, 8 MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera and runs on Android 4.3.

Source: Verizon

Lebron James not happy over how his Galaxy Note 3 wiped off all the data on it

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Lebron James, a professional basketball player of the Miami Heat, posted a tweet on Twitter yesterday expressing his concern over how his Galaxy Note 3 suddenly wiped all of the data on it.

His tweet read, ”My phone just erased everything it had in it and rebooted. One of the sickest feelings I’ve ever had in my life!!!” James has been promoting the Galaxy Note 3 in various commercials for Samsung. Not long after it was retweeted by thousands of users, he deleted the tweet. Good news is that he later tweeted that he got all of his data back and everything’s back to normal again. “Close call. Wheew! Got all my info back. Gamer! Lol”. Read more

Samsung working on new tablet with AMOLED 2560×1600 display

Samsung_Logo_02_TA_CES_2014Samsung is working on a new tablet to add to their lineup with a Super AMOLED display as a followup to its first and only AMOLED tablet, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 from 2011. The tablet is going to come in WiFi, 3G, and LTE versions, with all having a display resolution of 2560×1600 pixels. The screen size is still a mystery, but we can expect anywhere between an 8-inch or 10-inch display.

The tablet will be powered by a processor in the Exynos 5 series, and will run on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, with the Samsung’s  TouchWiz overlay including the Magazine UX. There are some new features being tested for the device, like the Ultra Power Saving Mode function, which saves battery life by disabling things like background data and color output of the display. From the specs, it looks like this device could become Samsung’s new flagship tablet.

Source: SamMobile

 

Samsung’s Galaxy Grand 2 hits South Korea

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Samsung’s newest Galaxy Grand model, the Galaxy Grand 2, has been unveiled and will soon hit South Korea. The device features a 5.25-inch HD (720p) display with Optimal Wide View, LTE-A support, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1.5GB RAM.

The device will have 16GB of internal storage, and 8MP camera, a microSD card slot, a 2600 mAh battery, and runs Android 4.3 with Multi Window, S Translator, Story Album, Sound & Shot. Expect the device to be released in both black and white for 517,000 won.

Source: SamMobile

Analysts project Lenovo to become 2nd largest Android manufacturer

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It’s no secret that Samsung has complete control over the Android smartphone market. The company has a market share of 65%, and has a marketing campaign that essentially squashes the competition.

Its main competitors, LG, HTC, Sony and Motorola have global market shares of 7%, 6%, 5% and 4% respectively.

Analysts are suggesting that these market shares will soon change. Lenovo, which recently purchased Motorola Mobility, will expand the brand to new markets in Europe, China and emerging markets. With a new focus, Lenovo/Motorola may be able to surpass LG’s 7% market share. Although making a run at Samsung may seem a bit far-fetched right now, it might not be in the future.

Source: DigiTimes

New and updated Galaxy S 5 TouchWiz apps now available for download

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We are about a month away from the Galaxy S 5 launch, which will not only bring updated versions for most TouchWiz apps, but it will also bring a few brand new apps. Many of these apps leaked and are available to download right now. They include S Note, WatchON, S Health, S Translator, the calculator, and Gear Manager.

The only caveat, and a major one, is that you need a Samsung device running Android 4.4.2. Plus, some of the apps need to have the previous version uninstalled, which requires root. And of course, the Galaxy Fit won’t do much for you unless you have a Galaxy Fit, but you can at least see the UI.

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source: SamMobile

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 passes through FCC

Galaxy-Tab-3-10.1The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 has been rumored for quite a while now, but we haven’t had any formidable evidence of its existence until now. Today, the 10.1 inch LTE tablet has passed through the FCC certification process, hinting at a launch soon. Benchmarking site GFX Bench has information that suggests a 10.6 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, a 3 megapixel camera on the back and a quad core Snapdragon 400 chipset clocked at 1.2 GHz. The 10.6 inch display may be a typo, as Samsung tablets usually feature a 10.1 inch display.

In addition, the device will have Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat and other hardware features like 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The features suggest a tablet that won’t be nearly as expensive as we initially thought.

Source: FCC
Via: Cult of Android

 

Samsung patent approved for phone with 21:9 aspect ratio

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We have some news from the US Patent and Trademark Office: Samsung was recently granted a patent for a unique-looking device. It’s a mobile phone, but is much longer than what we’re used to seeing.

The device appears to have a 21:9 aspect ratio display, a ratio commonly seen on some widescreen televisions. We won’t really be able to tell whether this is a good idea or not until the details of the project are released in full, but it certainly seems interesting.

We don’t know when (or whether) we’ll see this phone, but stay tuned for more.

Source: US Patent and Trademark Office