You can’t say Samsung isn’t innovative. Between that shiny new Nexus 10 tablet and record-shattering smartphone sales, Samsung has found a way to successfully stay ahead of every other Android OEM. That’s not to say that Samsung won’t have a few crazy moments here or there…
A new Samsung flip phone (yes, flip phone) has been spotted in China, packing some serious hardware that puts some newer phones to shame. Best of all, it’s supposedly going to run Android 4.0. Sound crazy? I agree. Just look at what the Samsung SCH-W2013 has for specs after the break:
Earlier LG and Google made the Nexus 4 official and now they made the Nexus 10 official. As expected, it’s made by Samsung and it will feature a 2560 x 1600 display with a whopping 300ppi. It’s the highest resolution tablet on the planet. It will feature a battery that will give you 9 hours of playback time and 500 hours of standby time. It will sport Google’s latest update, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and front-facing speakers just like the Galaxy Note 10.1. It will be the first truly sharable tablet with support for multiple users that you can easily switch from the lockscreen.
The Nexus 10 will be available for $399 for the 16GB version and $499 for 32GB starting on November 13 in the Google Play Store in U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan.
- 10-inch 2560 x 1600 display at 300ppi
- 1.7GHz A15 dual-core processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 5MP rear camera
- 1.9MP front camera
- microUSB and microHDMI
- Dual Side NFC
- 263.8mm x 177.8mm x 8.9mm
- 603 grams
Hit the break for a quick video that features the Nexus 10 as well as the full press release
Smaller tablets seem to be all the rage these days. I think, for most part, they hit that form-factor sweet spot spanning price, usability, and functionality. Most smaller tablets lately are coming with beefy processors so it’s not like there’s a drop-off in performance.
Samsung seems to be going that route with their Note 10.1 if this information from DLNA certification services is accurate. Samsung’s smaller Note 10.1, the Samsung GT-N5100, would fit in that 7″-8″ category. It’ll purportedly have an HD display and rock the now-familiar EYNOS 4412 1.6 ghz quad-core. Does the idea of a smaller Note 10.1 excite anyone?
Google just officially announced this Monday’s event has been cancelled. It will obviously be rescheduled, but they are taking a wait and see approach. We certainly aren’t surprised, and although this is disappointing, we hope Hurricane Sandy’s impact is as minimal as possible for all areas involved.
We are canceling our Monday morning event in New York due to Hurricane Sandy. We will let you know our plans as soon as we know more.
Stay safe and dry,
The Android Team
So there you have it. We will let you know the details as soon as we get it.
A set of images has emerged, revealing Google’s upcoming Nexus 10 tablet. The Samsung-built device is running Android 4.2 which still flies under the Jelly Bean moniker. Interestingly, the new software does bring some enhancements like a pull-down settings menu, though other significant features remain unknown.
As previous rumors suggested, the device sports a 10.1-inch Super AMOLED display (2560 x 1600 resolution), a 1.7GHz dual-core Exynos processor with a Mali-T604 GPU and 2GB of RAM. Also included is 16GB of internal storage, a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and dual stereo speakers.
We had previously heard several rumors of a Samsung-manufactured Nexus 10, which leads us to believe that this bad boy is all but official. It looks like we’ll have to wait until Monday for the full scoop, though.
As financial results continue to be released for mobile phone companies and manufacturers, we are beginning to get a better picture of what the condition of the global smartphone market is like. With Samsung’s release this morning of their third quarter results, combined with other reported results, we see the market is extremely healthy and that Samsung is sitting on top.
In case you’re still wondering if the Nexus 10 exists, take a look at Vic Gundotra’s Google+ page. As you know, Vic is the senior VP of engineering for Google, and he is posting pictures taken from the said device. It looks like a nice vacation destination, but that’s not the important part. The fact that the camera type says “Nexus 10″ is what matters. The pictures are only 3.1 MP, but that’s probably a resize.
I fully expect to see this bad boy unveiled this Monday, but I just want to know how aggressive Google is going to be on the price point. Would love to see $299, but it will most likely be north of that. Who knows what surprises Google has in store? I bet Vic does. Stay tuned because we will be there live feeding you the information as it happens.
If you recall: the UK courts recently found that Samsung actually didn’t infringe on various Apple iPad patents and subsequently ruled Apple had to give Samsung some satisfaction. Well Apple didn’t take too kindly of that and demonstrated its defiance to the courts’ decision and issued an arrogant apology. Apple’s legal team took some time to highlight the uniqueness of Apple products, while highlighting that Samsung’s products are “simply not as cool” as Apple products. In addition, Apple is quick to point out that all other major courts in the world recognized Samsung’s infringement of iPad, while the UK thought otherwise. As a result, Apple had this to say about the manner:
“So while the U.K. court did not find Samsung guilty of infringement, other courts have recognized that in the course of creating its Galaxy tablet, Samsung willfully copied Apple’s far more popular iPad.”
Talk about being completely defiant to UK law. So while Apple technically admits that Samsung didn’t infringe on its product, Apple also is quick to point out that well— Samsung did infringe per other courts. We’re not sure of how Samsung and/or the UK courts will react to Apple’s statement, but you really have to hand it to Apple— it won’t back down even if it’s wrong.
You can find the full statement from apple.com/uk when you hit the break.
Sprint’s version of the Samsung Galaxy Note II is now on sale for $299 with a new two-year contract. Like it’s other US brethren, the device sports a 5.5-inch 1,280 x 720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 8-megapixel rear camera atop Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Color choices include Marble White and Titanium Grey. As with nearly all of Sprint’s new devices, the Galaxy Note II supports the carrier’s newly-formed 4G LTE network, so long as you’re in one of the (very) limited number of markets.
Are you planning on picking up the Galaxy Note II? Let us know in the commentsbelow.
If you were curious as to how Samsung did during Q3 of this year due to their Galaxy S III sales, the wait is over. Samsung has released their over all sales results of Q3 and it’s a whopping 7.4 billion. Obviously the Galaxy S III has a lot to do with that as their mobile division’s sales more than doubles compared to the same time as last years. Samsung claims to have sold about 18-20 millions Galaxy S III’s during July-September. In comparison, Apple has sold about 26.9 million iPhone’s in that same time period, obviously with most of that being their new iPhone 5.
The large sales in their mobile department also helped mask the fact that their chip sales was cut to almost half as compared to the previous year. Nonetheless, Samsung still posted a record sales number and they’re showing no signs of slowing down with the expected hit of their new Galaxy Note 2 as it is now just starting to hit America.
What do you guys think of Samsung’s record sales? And do you think they’ll slow down or only continue to soar?