According to a new report from Sam Mobile, mobile tech giant Samsung is prepping yet another line of smartphones. Today we get details on two smartphones to come in the previously reported ‘O’ lineup.
If you’re eager to pick up Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2 with LTE connectivity, you’ll be able to order one through AT&T starting September 4th. Like all other carrier enabled tablets, hardware will be identical to the WiFi-only model, but it will be able to be activated on a carrier’s network as well.
The Tab S2 will be available on AT&T’s tablet installment plan for $30 a month, or $499 with a two-year contract. Read more
Ahead of its September 3 launch at the IFA trade show in Berlin, Samsung has fully revealed the design of its much anticipated smartwatch, the Gear S2. As part of the company’s latest teaser, a Samsung executive has posted an image of the wearable on his Instagram account showing off the Gear S2 in its full glory.
Despite quickly taking over the top spot for smartwatches, the Apple Watch has not been the roaring success some may have hoped for. Manufacturers of Android-based smartwatches have already discovered this truth, that the wearables market has not yet caught on fire, as shown by poor results for 2014 sales when only 4.6 million units were shipped. Nevertheless, several companies are preparing to introduce a new wave of smartwatches at the IFA 2015 show next week in Berlin, including ASUS, Huawei, LG and Motorola, with a heavy focus on the use of Android Wear for the operating system. Read more
Some testing recently conducted by Pen Test Partners revealed a man-in-the-middle vulnerability in Samsung smart fridges that could be used to hack into a user’s Gmail account. The Samsung refrigerator that was tested has Wi-Fi capability that among other things, allows a user to display their Gmail calendar on the screen. The Pen Test Partners’ testing showed that although Samsung implemented a Secure Sockets Layer for connections, the fridge was not validating certificates leaving it vulnerable to attack. Read more
At Samsung’s famous Unpacked event in NYC, the company teased an upcoming smartwatch called the Gear S2. The smartwatch will likely replace the original Gear S, but will include a round face and a rumored circular bezel for easy navigating. A new report states the smartwatch will likely include a nano SIM card slot for connection to cellular networks.
If you’re a Galaxy E7 owner based in the United Kingdom who did not see Samsung UK’s tweet over the weekend, we, unfortunately, have some bad news for you. The South Korean manufacturer took to its official Twitter page to announce that the long-awaited Lollipop update will not be ported to the handset.