Samsung patent application describes unique, dual-booting hardware

samsung_hybrid_dock_patent_application

Samsung has filed a patent application for a new piece of hardware that would provide a dock for a “Phablet” that would then power the larger device in the form of a laptop computer. In the application, Samsung specifically mentions the device might be capable of booting to Android when the phablet is operated standalone, but to a different operating system like Windows 10 when in the companion device. Sources think this may represent a sign that Samsung has strengthened their partnership with Microsoft in an effort to compete against the Apple iPad in the enterprise market. Read more

Samsung starts pushing out Android 5.0.2 update for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in Brazil

Samsung_Galaxy_S6_Edge_Front_Top_Samsung_Logo_TA

Today, Samsung started rolling out the Android 5.0.2 update to all unlocked variants of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge located in Brazil. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade transports the latest build of Lollipop to the handset, in addition to a truckload of bug fixes and stability improvements.

Read more

Samsung’s new Silicon Valley headquarters is almost complete

samsung_silicon_valley_inner_portion_construction

Samsung has developed two new headquarters on both coasts of the United States within the last twelve months. Last summer, the company opened an office in New York City to house its brand marketing team. Now, as this summer approaches, Samsung will open an office in Silicon Valley. Here, Samsung will plant semiconductor research and development as well as sales and marketing teams.

The building designed by NBBJ costs $300 million and offers a 10-story complex across 1.1 million square feet. Samsung has yet to say how many employees will be heading to the Silicon Valley headquarters.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Samsung Galaxy A8 (SM-A800F) with fingerprint sensor to launch in Asia and Europe soon

Galaxy_A5_picture1

Back in March we got a pretty good idea that Samsung was looking to expand the Galaxy A series when trademarks for the A6, A8, and A9 were divulged. Then in April, specs were leaked for the Galaxy A8. At that time, it was confirmed for China, but now we are hearing that it will be launched in certain markets in both Asia and Europe.

Also new to report is that the A8 will sport a fingerprint sensor, which isn’t surprising given the fact that the fingerprint sensor works so well on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

Read more

Samsung launches Flow, a direct competitor to Apple’s Continuity

samsung_flow_beta_app_icon

Another service from Samsung has launched as a direct competitor to an offering from Apple. Flow, which is a response to Apple’s Continuity, transfers activities between devices in real-time. Users can also use one device with the other. For example, hitting an address link on a tablet will bring the option to view a map on a phone. Information stays on one screen while the other device manages another task. Activities can be transferred or paused immediately with Flow.

The app, which is labeled as a beta, works with the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, and Galaxy Tab S.

Hit the break for the gallery and download links.

Read more

Sales of Samsung Galaxy S6 reach 10 million units

Samsung_Galaxy_S6_Back_Lower_S6_Logo_02_TA

Samsung is expecting big things from the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge this year. After last year’s Galaxy S5 missed sales targets, it’s imperative that the Galaxy S6 get off to a great start.

The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have been available for a little over month now, and it appears that Samsung is on track for a very solid year. They just announced that sales of the Galaxy S6 have reached 10 million units.

Read more