Samsung tablets are often left out in the cold when it comes to firmware updates, it isn’t unknown for one of its flagship tablets to be 2 or even 3 versions of Android behind Google’s latest release. I’m sure that owners of the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition will understand where I’m coming from seeing as that device has languished on Android 4.4.2 KitKat since its launch (unless you had the T-Mobile variant). There is cause to rejoice for some, though, because the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update is finally available to download for the SM-P600 (WiFi) variant. Read more
Samsung’s Gear S2 is proving to be an exciting smartwatch, as a new report is saying that over 180,000 Gear S2’s have been sold in China. All of these sales were said to have taken place within a period of eight hours, proving that the Gear S2 is a big hit among Chinese fans.
During a press conference at Samsung’s recent anniversary ceremony, the company’s Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-Hyun said that change is a must in order to stay in this business. One of the first changes we could see is a restructuring of prices, which could begin with the upcoming Galaxy S7.
Google security researchers decided to dig into the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to see what they could find as far as vulnerable code goes. Suffice to say, what these Googlers found wasn’t good news.
Ariana Grande has a new hit song called “Focus,” and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 is the star of the show in the music video.
New reports coming out of South Korea indicate Samsung is in the process of shutting down their digital camera line of business. The move appears to include both the portions of the business unit that produce products like the Samsung NX1 smart camera as well as the parts that produce sensors like the APS-C hybrid sensor used in the Samsung NX500. Sources indicate the personnel are being moved to other divisions like medical devices or the smartphone division. Read more
Samsung has announced a new application for their devices called Soundcamp that offers an open platform for recording, playing, and mixing music. It’s mostly for electronic music, since it’s technically a DAW and MIDI sequencer, but it’s very open and works with third-party apps, which should keep the door open for tons of new ideas in the future. Read more
T-Mobile has just started rolling out its first software update for the Galaxy Note 5. This upgrade transports support for Virtual Reality (VR) headsets, as well as a plethora of much-needed bug fixes and stability improvements.
Hit the break for the full changelog.
AT&T today in a post to its blog revealed the Android-based smartwatches that will work with the carrier’s new NumberSync offering. The telecommunications provider revealed NumberSync in mid-October, saying that it would allow users to have a single phone number across multiple devices. In other words, devices like smartwatches will work on AT&T’s network instead of having to connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth.
If, for whatever reason (no judgement here), you’ve been itching to get your hands on the wallpapers from Samsung’s monster-sized tablet, the Galaxy View, today is your lucky day. There are 15 wallpapers in total, in 1280 x 1280/1920 x 1920 resolutions, all of which are available after the break. Read more