Gear VR games to be free for the first few months after launch

samsung_gear_vr_screen_02Along with the Galaxy Note 4 announcement, Samsung announced the Gear VR. The virtual reality device will only be compatible with Note 4 for the time being and cost somewhere between $100 to $200. So in order to experience the new world that is VR, you’ll be paying a pretty penny to do so. Even so, your wallet will be happy to know that when you first get the device, you won’t have to pay for games. According to a report Oculus won’t be allowing developers to charge for their games for the first few months and while that may be good for the consumer, it may cause developers to lose interest in the new tech.

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Best Buy discounts the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 down to $249

Samsung_Galaxy_TabPRO_8.4_Main_TASamsung’s Galaxy Tab Pro may be slightly outdated next to the Galaxy Tab S line, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t still solid tablets. Best Buy has marked down the 8.4-inch variant of the Tab Pro by $80 today, so you can snag one in white or black for just $249. That puts the device at the same price range that Samsung asks for the significantly weaker Galaxy Tab 4 line, so if you were planning on picking up a Samsung tablet soon, this deal might be worth looking at.

The Tab Pro packs a 2k display, a Snapdragon 800 CPU clocked at 2.3 GHz, and 16 GB of internal storage plus a slot for a microSD card. Hit the link below to check out the deal.

source: Best Buy

Galaxy Note 4 facing design issues of its own


It looks like Apple’s newest flagship isn’t the only new smartphone having issues. Despite Samsung’s attempts at poking fun at Apple for bendgate, the company could be facing something like gapgate with its newest Note. According to a report by the Korean media the Note 4 has an issue where there’s considerable space between the display and the phone’s casing and it’s reportedly a considerable space.

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha arrives in India for $653


The Galaxy Alpha is beginning to make its way to additional markets. At launch, the United Kingdom was the only place where the metal device was easily found. Now, the Galaxy Alpha is available in India for INR 39,990 (or about $653). It can be found online or in retail stores. Samsung is partnering with Indian carrier Airtel to include a promotion with 50GB of 4G LTE data over two months.

According to Samsung, the Galaxy Alpha is the first of many devices to come to India that will have a 4G LTE connection.

Via: SamMobile

Watch the unboxing of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4

galaxy note 4 unboxingSamsung announced they were speeding up the launch of their Galaxy Note 4 in South Korea to stay competitive with Apple’s iPhone launch. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean we get to buy the device any earlier in the US, but it does mean that we get to see some unboxing videos ahead of time.

Samsung Tomorrow got their hands on a device on launch day and went through the proper unboxing treatment, showing off the device and all of the included accessories. You get all of the typical Samsung flagship accessories, including user manuals, USB cables, headphones, etc. plus the Galaxy Note’s S Pen tips and replacement tool.
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AT&T now rolling out connectivity update for Galaxy S4 Active


AT&T is currently pushing out a relatively minor over-the-air stability update to all its carrier-branded Galaxy S4 Active smartphones currently located in the United States. Sadly, this upgrade doesn’t bring much in terms of added functionality, but it does include an updated edition of Google Maps, some security improvements and a handful of ‘system stability developments,’ aimed at enhancing connectivity when using voice calling and SMS.

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Samsung laughs at Apple with bend-related tweet


For the last few weeks, Apple has been the center of attention with the launch of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iOS 8. Some of that attention, though, is negative. A software update rolled out earlier this week was faulty and the company halted it. This was followed by “bendgate,” a situation in which Apple’s iPhones are bending. Samsung is unsurprisingly taking advantage bendgate by promoting the Galaxy Note Edge. In a tweet with the image above attached, Samsung says “Curved. Not bent. #Galaxy Note Edge.”

Earlier on Thursday, LG was in on the fun to promote the LG G Flex.

Source: @SamsungMobile (Twitter)