Items tagged with Gear 2

If handset makers have their way, eventually we'll all be wearing smartwatches synced up to our mobile phones. The verdict is still out on whether this type of wearable has the legs to go the distance in the consumer market, but if it does, what happens when one of these pricey gadgets breaks and is out of its warranty period? Surprisingly, the DIY (do-it-yourself) repair route might not be all that difficult. The surgical sons of guns at iFixIt cleared their operating table of the standard fare -- you know, things like smartphones and tablets -- and strapped down Samsung's Gear 2 smartwatch for... Read more...
Were you just about to upgrade your phone to something newer? Hold the boat, player. Before you proceed with your order, be advised that AT&T will begin taking pre-orders for Samsung's Galaxy S 5 smartphone tomorrow in the U.S. You can stop by AT&T's website or one of the company's retail stores to place your pre-order, and then hang tight until early April, which is when the Galaxy S 5 will ship out. Pricing varies depending on which route you take. For example, you'll pay $25 per month with AT&T Next 18, $32.50 per month with AT&T Next 12, or $199.99 if inking a two-year service... Read more...
You have to admire Samsung's ability to clown the competition in advertisements and social media, though not everything the company puts out there is intended to draw laughs. Samsung has a serious side as well, which is on display in a couple of new and informative videos showing off the Galaxy S5, Gear 2, and Gear Fit. They're a nice change of pace from the usual fodder, be they humorous or over hyped. Samsung lays out detailed specs, so if you decide to sit through the 3 minute and 45 second YouTube video showing off the Galaxy S5, you'll at least come away knowing all the technical details without... Read more...
Today we were on hand at Samsung's Unpacked press event in New York City to see the live unveiling of the upcoming Galaxy S5 smartphone, and Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit smartwatches.  If you haven't already seen our coverage of the original announcment, the Samsung's upcoming flagship features a 5.1-inch (1920x1080) Super AMOLED display and a quad-core 2.5GHz SoC paired to 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage, and a microSD card slot that supports up to 128GB of additional storage. Right out of the box, the Galaxy S5 will run Android v4.4.2 (KitKat). We had a chance to get a little... Read more...
Our skepticism of the smartwatch sector having the legs to go the distance hasn't swayed Samsung from forging ahead with second generation models of its Galaxy Gear. Making an official appearance just ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) is Samsung's Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, which offer users even more customization than before. According to Samsung, both the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are lightweight gadgets with premium finishes offering a modern flair. Adding to the sleekness is Samsung's decision to integrate the camera into the main body rather than the strap. That also allows Samsung to sell different... Read more...