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At Samsung’s Press Event last night, we had the chance to get up close and personal with the just-announced Galaxy Note Pro and trio of new Galaxy Tab Pro devices. In our brief time with Samsung Pro series products, it seemed obvious that the company spent significant resources refining their designs, as the fit and finish was top notch. There are also a few new software features on the tablets, as you'll in the video below.  One of the first things you’re sure to notice is the new Magazine UX home screens, but there’s also additional functionality with the S Pen, similar to what's available on the Galaxy Note 3.   Samsung's new Galaxy tablets... Read more...
Just over a year ago, Samsung broadened its Note portfolio to not only include phones, but tablets as well. The company saw a need to introduce a slate that catered to working professionals, power users, and those who need more content creation capabilities -- hence, the  Galaxy Note 10.1 with the S Pen was born. In the ever-challenging world of product naming and differentiation, Samsung decided on quite the mouthful for the Note 10.1's successor. The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is perhaps awkwardly named, but it's shipping in a market where work-capable tablets are certainly generating a lot of buzz. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Tablet Review On paper, there's no reason to doubt... Read more...
Just over a year ago, Samsung broadened its Note portfolio to not only include phones, but tablets as well. The company saw a need to introduce a slate that catered to working professionals, power users, and those who need more content creation capabilities -- hence, the  Galaxy Note 10.1 with the S Pen was born. In the ever-challenging world of product naming and differentiation, Samsung decided on quite the mouthful for the Note 10.1's successor. The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is perhaps awkwardly named, but it's shipping in a market where work-capable tablets are certainly generating a lot of buzz. Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Microsoft's own Surface 2 line just shipped,... Read more...
When you've got a good thing going, why change it? That's the mantra that Samsung is abiding by, as it continues to milk its longstanding Galaxy line with yet another new addition. The company's latest is the Galaxy Grand 2, a "compact" smartphone that borrows the high-brow faux-leather back from the Note III. Comically, "compact" seems to be a fine definition of a 5.25" (1280x720) widescreen display. So long as that screen suits the bill, you'll be interested to know that there's a quad-core 1.2GHz processor on the inside, a 2,600mAh battery (good for up to 10 hours of playback and 17 hours of calls), and a dual-SIM structure that'll please those who travel frequently and rely on local SIMs... Read more...
Samsung recognizes that the way in which individuals use tablets varies considerably from one user to the next. As a result, Samsung’s tablet portfolio is quite varied, offering something for everyone. Samsung’s tablet portfolio includes models that range in size from 7-inch to 10.1-inch screens. The power and performance associated with the various Samsung Galaxy tablets also varies and includes high-end powerful tablets and models that are more basic and budget-friendly. Today, we’re going to take a hands-on look at the 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. This tablet sits in the middle of the Galaxy Tab 3 portfolio, and as a result you won’t get the fastest, cutting-edge processors... Read more...
Samsung recognizes that the way in which individuals use tablets varies considerably from one user to the next. As a result, Samsung’s tablet portfolio is quite varied, offering something for everyone. Samsung’s tablet portfolio includes models that range in size from 7-inch to 10.1-inch screens. The power and performance associated with the various Samsung Galaxy tablets also varies and includes high-end powerful tablets and models that are more basic and budget-friendly. Today, we’re going to take a hands-on look at the 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. This tablet sits in the middle of the Galaxy Tab 3 portfolio between the 7-inch and 10.1-inch models. The Galaxy Tab 3 series... Read more...
Whether you’re a fan of oversized smartphones or not, it’s clear that they are here to stay. When Samsung initially released the first Galaxy Note, many of us in the industry looked at it a little sideways and wondered what the designers at Samsung were thinking. The original Galaxy Note seemed simply gargantuan next to virtually every other device available at the time and it was somewhat comical to see such a large device perched next to someone’s ear when they were making a call. The Note had a transformative effect on the smartphone industry, however. Yes, it was large. But once you've experienced the benefits of a larger screen, it's difficult to turn back, and Samsung... Read more...
Whether you’re a fan of oversized smartphones or not, it’s clear that they are here to stay. When Samsung initially released the first Galaxy Note, many of us in the industry looked at it a little sideways and wondered what the designers at Samsung were thinking. The original Galaxy Note seemed simply gargantuan next to virtually every other device available at the time and it was somewhat comical to see such a large device perched next to someone’s ear when they were making a call. The Note had a transformative effect on the smartphone industry, however. Yes, it was large. But once you've experienced the benefits of a larger screen, it's difficult to turn back, and Samsung... Read more...
If you've listened to Apple CEO Tim Cook over the years, you've probably heard him focus on one thing more than any other: customer satisfaction. It's the data point that drives him, and in many ways, Apple itself. It's hardly about revenue, profit margin, or market share. In his view, if customers are in love with a product, the rest will fall into place. Obviously, that mantra has worked out fairly well for Apple, and it continues to bear fruit. A new J.D. Power survey, which looked at U.S. wireless smartphone satisfaction among users, has both Apple and Samsung atop the charts. According to its findings, both Apple and Samsung are leading in overall satisfaction performance among the U.S.... Read more...
It appears that’s a “yes” on Samsung beating LG to market with a curved-display smartphone. Samsung announced that the Samsung Galaxy ROUND smartphone is available, and the 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display is indeed delicately concave. Before you get excited, here’s the bad news: It’s only available in Korea, at least for now. We know, we know. Buck up. Here’s what’s under the hood: There’s a quad-core 2.3GHz MSM 8974 Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (Krait) SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, and a 13MP autofocus (with flash) rear and 2MP front-facing cameras. Images, credit: Samsung The phone runs Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) and has a USB... Read more...
The race to deliver a smartphone with a flexible display is heating up. LG announced this morning that it will begin mass producing flexible OLED panels designed specifically for smartphones. We’ve seen large curved displays on TVs from the likes of LG before, as well as smartphone display prototypes, but the fact that they’re going into mass production means that LG believes that have a final product that’s ready for the big time. “LG Display is launching a new era of flexible displays for smartphones with its industry-leading technology. The flexible display market is expected to grow quickly as this technology is expected to expand further into diverse applications... Read more...
It could be said (and has been said) that today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality.  If you stop to think about it, it's amazing how many commonplace technologies on the market these days were the product of someone's wild imagination not very long ago.  Video teleconferencing is a reality now but George Jetson rocked a picture telephone way back in the 1960s.  Captain Kirk slung what was essentially the first flip phone, requesting "Scotty, beam me up," well before pocketable smartphones were even a twinkle in the eye of Martin Cooper, the man who is largely credited for inventing cellular communications. Ol' Martin's device was about the size of Don Adam's Get Smart shoe... Read more...
Go ahead and credit Apple with blazing a trail to 64-bit processing in the smartphone sector -- that's fair, considering the recently announced iPhone 5S is the first smartphone to boast a 64-bit System-on-Chip (SoC) -- just don't expect its competitors to sit idly by. Just the opposite, Samsung confirmed it's also planning to make the leap to 64-bit. Samsung Mobile co-CEO Shin Jong-kyun told The Korea Times in an interview that the next generation of Galaxy branded smartphones will be more powerful and faster due to an upgrade to 64-bit processing. He stopped short of saying exactly when these new phones will debut, though you probably shouldn't expect anything until 2014. "Not in the shortest... Read more...
Samsung's "Unpacked" Event kicked off today, and the new Galaxy Gear smartwatch wasn't the only new toy trotted out. Those hoping for a refreshed tablet also have something to peer at, as the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) has been revealed. It's quite the odd name, given that it's not even 2014 yet, but we recognize the challenge in ushering out new iterations of an old product while maintaining something of a uniform naming process. At any rate, the Note 10.1 ships with a 10" display, a WQXGA resolution (which equates to an eye-popping 2560x1600 resolution), and a 1.9GHz Octa-Core processor. There's also 3GB of RAM, plenty of Android extras (including Multi Window, enhanced S Pen support,... Read more...
Make no mistake: the smartwatch is the next major avenue for technology companies to truly innovate and re-capture a base that has become uninterested with the saturation of me-too, high-end, spec-crazy smartphones and tablets that are flooding the market. Sure, the smartphone revolution that kicked off in 2007 has had an incredible ride, but there's just less interest now as we've reached something of a technological peak in many ways. The next phase is wearables, and the resurgence of the watch is going to hit the masses in a big way. Unlike Google Glass, which costs Explorers some $1500, watches will be priced far more sensibly. Samsung, not one to sit around and wait for everyone else to... Read more...
There's really no arguing it: the smartphone camera is killing the conventional point-and-shoot. There's just no great reason to carry around a $200+ compact camera, when high-end phones like the iPhone boast such capable sensors in a product that most Americans already tote around daily. So, what's a camera company to do? Pivot. Samsung produces both low-end and high-end cameras, as well as smartphones, and it's merging the two to some extent with the Galaxy NX. Positioned as a unique member of the successful Galaxy line, the Galaxy NX is said to be the first connected Compact System Camera (CSC). It's effectively an interchangeable lens camera with Android onboard, boasting a massive touch-panel... Read more...
For as long as the iPhone has existed, the general consensus seemed to be that it was a smartphone that could do no wrong. Of all the iPhone owners I know, only one of them has anything bad to say about their device. On the Android side, there are many more complaints, but that's of no surprise given the number of different models available. Although there are always going to be complaints about a device from someone, regardless of how good it is, the iPhone's reputation has always been good. Until the iPhone 5 launch, that is. It was at this point that for the first time ever, I began to see that even the most rabid "fanboi" won't keep shut about issues if it impacts them. Who can forget the... Read more...
As if Samsung Galaxy S4 owners don't already have enough bragging rights over most of the competition in the smartphone space, they can now be one of the first to kick the tires on Android 4.3, the next iteration of Jelly Bean. A bit of bravado is required, however, as the firmware that's floating around isn't yet an official release, though everything appears to be in order. The Android 4.3 firmware is available over at SamMobile, a site that's been known to serve up early (and functioning) looks at upcoming Samsung updates. "Android 4.3 port from the Google Play Edition Galaxy S4 is fully functional on the standard Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505), there is not even a single thing which... Read more...
AT&T announced that its GoPhone plans will now offer 4G LTE capabilities, which is a welcome and tasty performance upgrade for those who have opted for the pay-as-you-go phone service. Subscribers can bring their own handset to use with the plan or buy one of AT&T’s fourteen GoPhone devices, which range from the $14.99 Alcatel 510A to the HTC First, which costs $449.99. The new GoPhone plans with 4G LTE include: $60 a month for 2 GB of data, unlimited nationwide calling, and unlimited messaging — now double the data at a lower monthly price. Additional data is available for $10 per 1 GB. $40 a month for 200 MB of data, 500 minutes of nationwide calling, and unlimited messaging.... Read more...
Samsung really isn't holding back when it comes to expanding the Galaxy line, but who are we to blame them? With 10 million Galaxy S4 handsets sold within a month, it's obvious that Samsung would be wise to strike while the iron is hot. So, the company is creating even more versions of the S4 for an even more select group of customers. The S4 Active was announced as a global phone a few weeks ago, but now AT&T has announced that it'll be the exclusive carrier for the phone in the United States. Starting on June 21, active users (get it?!) can pick up a Galaxy S4 Active from any AT&T store or online for $199.99 with a two-year agreement.  For consumers who prefer to place their orders... Read more...
What amounts to the world's largest phone in overseas nations, where the Galaxy Note 8.0 has a voice-capable radio, is coming to the United States. The big difference? When it soon lands on AT&T, it won't be able to make voice calls. That said, it'll have a 3G + LTE radio for data, much like the iPad and other rival tablets have. The Note 8.0 that hits AT&T will run Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), and will be powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core CPU and a 4,600mAh battery. There's also a 1080p display, 1.3MP front-facing camera, 5MP rear camera, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, and a gratis 50GB AT&T Locker for keeping precious files up in the cloud. Oddly, the carrier isn't talking pricing,... Read more...
Samsung has a few new products up its sleeve that it's planning to unveil at its upcoming "Premiere 2013" event in London on June 20th. What exactly Samsung has in store remains to be seen, though the company did provide a few teaser shots and mention that it will entail new Galaxy and ATIV devices. There are three partial product photos to gloss over, one of which looks like a notebook lid. If we had to guess, we'd say the other two are smartphone and tablet devices, though it's tough to tell from the teaser shots. Since they're Galaxy and ATIV products, however, we can surmise that Samsung is continuing its focus on Android and Windows 8 product launches. The Samsung S4 Mini could make a debut... Read more...
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