Barring any last minute surprises, the Galaxy S IV will land in the U.S. on March 14.
Samsung is planning a press event to introduce the next Galaxy device on March 14, 2013, in New York. We know this because Samsung posted a teaser for the event on its Twitter page with a tagline that reads, "Ready 4 the show?" along with a URL for a livestream (www.youtube.com/SamsungMobile). And lest there be any lingering doubt, Samsung's chief of mobile, J,K. Shin, confirmed at Mobile World Conference that Samsung is indeed gearing up to announce the Galaxy S IV next month, according to Edaily, a South Korean news site.
Anyone looking for an 8” Smartphone? When you’re this big, they call you mister.
When Huawei announced it was releasing a 6.1-inch Smartphone, we couldn’t stop ourselves from poking fun at it. The prospect of holding such a massive device up to our ear made us question who would buy such a device, and our readers more or less agreed in the comments. Huawei clearly marketed its new device as a phone, however Samsung is taking a slightly different approach. Today the company announced the Galaxy Note 8.0, featuring an 8-inch 1280 x 800 (189ppi) TFT display. Is it a phone? Is it a tablet? You be the judge.
Samsung chooses celebrity endorsements over attack ads at Super Bowl 2013.
Samsung is in a position of dominance from a purely global standpoint, however in the US they are locked in fierce combat with Apple, continuously trading places as the number one smartphone maker. The Super Bowl is a prime (albeit expensive) opportunity to capture consumers attention, and Samsung choose to ditch its now legendary attack ads in favor of something a bit more mainstream.
After studying the market, Samsung decided now is not the time to launch a Windows RT tablet.
We don't know what the future holds for Windows RT tablets, but if we had to guess, well, it's probably not good. Overpriced and hamstrung by an operating system that can't run legacy applications, Windows RT tablets are of limited appeal, and at least one major vendor wants no part of it. For now, anyway, Samsung won't be launching a Windows RT tablet in the U.S. market.
The Exynos 5 Octa is the first to implement the ARM big.LITTLE processing technology based on the Cortex A15 CPU.
Today's high-end smartphones are going to seem like little more than slow relics before the year is over. ARM's licensing partners have come out swinging at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, including Samsung, which earlier today introduced the Exynos 5 Octa. As the name suggests, it's an 8-core processor and the world's first mobile chip to use ARM's new big.LITTLE technology.
The Series 7 Chronos from Samsung is an interesting blend of technologies.
Samsung seems to have its hands in a little bit of everything these days, from televisions and cameras, to smartphones and even home appliances, such as refrigerators. Since this isn't Maximum Washing Machine or Maximum Microwave, so stopped by Samsung's setup to see what PCs it had on display at the Consumer Electronics Show. We were treated to a pair of notebooks, one of which is the new Series 7 Chronos.
Two of the three monitors Samsung is bringing to CES will feature touchscreen panels.
Samsung will be attending the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas later this month, and we've been given a heads up to at least three products the company plans to bring with it. Two of them are new additions to its lineup of premium monitors, including the Series 7 SC770 Touch Monitor and Series 7 SC750 with 90 degrees of pivoting posture. The third monitor that will be on display is the Series 9 S27B970 for professionals.
Split-screen multi-tasking in the original Galaxy Note? Yes, please!
Original Galaxy Note owners no longer have to look at their Galaxy Note II brethren with envy, at least not as it pertains to software. That's because Samsung is allowing Galaxy Note owners to feast on Jelly Bean, as confirmed by an updated product page detailing the device's Premium Suite update. It's a pretty extensive update that brings with it many of the same tricks and features found on the Galaxy Note II, including dual-window multitasking, pop-up Notes, photo frames, an enhanced S Note, and more.
For the first time in 14 years, Nokia doesn't lead the cell phone market.
Given Samsung's fanatical following and the widespread popularity of the company's Galaxy S III device in particular, it's hardly shocking that Samsung would sit on top of the cell phone market. Nevertheless, Samsung's ascent to the top, in terms of market share, is pretty remarkable, considering Nokia has held the No. 1 spot for the past 14 years. Samsung is set to seize the crown by the end of the year.