Samsung and Facebook strengthening relationship, but what’s in store?

Facebook_Home_Samsung_Galaxy_S_III_Status_Bar

Officials from Samsung and Facebook have met for the third time this year. It is not that much of a surprise considering the Gear VR is made with the Facebook-owned Oculus VR. By now, meetings should have moved on to other projects because the Gear VR is approaching a release. Apparently this latest meeting was a big success for both companies.


Read more

The Galaxy Note 4 gets firmware update in time for worldwide launch

 

samsung_galaxy_note_4_demo_1

Samsung has pushed out a software update for the International variant of its flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 4, in preparation for its worldwide launch later this month.

Update ‘XXU1ANJ4′ weighs in at 36MB and transports bug fixes, stability improvements and speed enhancements, in addition to a line of code that “significantly” extends battery life.


Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 coming to U.S. Cellular on October 17th

us_cellular_samsung_galaxy_note_4

U.S. Cellular has announced they will join the ranks of carriers offering the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on their network. The device will be available in stores and online starting this Friday, October 17th. U.S. Cellular is only making the device available in Charcoal Black. Customers can get the Galaxy Note 4 with $0 down if they qualify for U.S. Cellular’s equipment installment option that spreads payment out over 24 months, although they do not indicate what the full retail amount to be financed will be.

Customers can also opt to get the Galaxy Note 4 for $299 with a two-year contract. U.S. Cellular is actually taking pre-orders now for the Galaxy Note 4 if a customer wants to go this route. If you want to place a pre-order, the link is below.

source: U.S. Cellular (MarketWatch), U.S. Cellular Pre-order Link

Samsung announces development of commercially-viable 60GHz Wi-Fi technology

Samsung_Logo_02_TA_CES_2014

Samsung have been winning so much at the Android game that it is easy to forget that the tech giant has their hand in so many other technologies. In a press release today, Samsung announced that they have begun development of 60GHz Wi-Fi technology, allowing for data transmission speeds five-times faster than what is capable with current consumer technology.


Read more

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 4 available through Amazon

samsung_galaxy_note_4_black_unlocked_amazon

This fall, Samsung will be launching one of the most anticipated devices of the year. The Galaxy Note 4 will have a spot on each of the nation’s four major carriers. However, some consumers want an unlocked device. For those people, we have good news. Amazon is carrying the Galaxy Note 4 unlocked in black ($859), white ($869), and gold ($904). The only catch here is that there is no warranty included since the devices are unlocked.

These are all international models, so prospective buyers on Verizon or Sprint networks are unable to use this unlocked Galaxy Note 4.

Source: Amazon [Black Model Product Link] [White Model Product Link] [Gold Model Product Link]

Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, and other Samsung devices could get banned from entering the U.S.

NVIDIA_Logo_01_TA_CES_2014

About a month ago, we reported that NVIDIA was taking Qualcomm and Samsung to court over GPU patent infringement. Well we have a little update that could prove to be a crack in Samsung’s spine. That’s something they don’t need right now considering their financial situation.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted to investigate whether any of Samsung’s smartphones and/or tablets should be blocked from entering the U.S. The devices in question utilize either the Snapdragon S4, 400, 600, 800, 801, or 805. This means the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge could literally be blocked from entering into the U.S. Other devices in the complaint include the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4, Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Note Pro, and Galaxy Tab 2.


Read more