Samsung’s Gear 2 Neo Smartwatch on Sale Through eBay, Just $185 Compared to List Price of $199

You might have already read our review and know how much we dislike despise the Samsung Gear Fit smartband, but what about the Gear 2 Neo? It is Samsung’s cheaper counterpart to the Gear 2 smartwatch they unveiled alongside the Galaxy S5. The device is cheaper because it does not feature as much hardware (metal front plate and camera) as the fully loaded Gear 2, but it still looks nice.  (more…)

Verizon Galaxy S5 Bounty for Root Tops $3,000 in One Night

Every time a new device is released and then rooted or unlocked, it’s probably safe to assume that the carriers and manufacturers are simply learning from those exploits, patching them, and then making it even harder the next time around for developers to get busy. Thus is more than likely the case with the new Samsung Galaxy S5. We have seen some international units receive root, but a couple of the carrier variants, including the model from Verizon, hasn’t been as lucky. So what happens when a phone hasn’t been rooted and the tinkering community gets antsy? A bounty is born, of course.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1 Tablets Launch May 1 in the US, Pre-Sale Begins Tomorrow

The US launch of Samsung’s 4th generation Galaxy tablets is nigh upon us. Beginning May 1, the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1 will be made available for purchase stateside from online retailers and brick-and-mortar electronic stores.

Galaxy Tab devices have historically been the low-cost complement to Samsung’s Note line of tablets, and Series 4 is no exception. The most powerful option in the new lineup, the Tab 10.1, sports a measly 1280×800 resolution display. It’s concededly competitive at the $349.99 price point, but spec enthusiasts need not apply. (more…)

Galaxy S5 Owners on Verizon Experience “Camera Failed” Issue, No Word on a Fix

Verizon customers who own a Galaxy S5 are currently gathering on the forums, stating that they are experiencing severe issues with the camera found on the device.

As reported by a few owners, operation of the Galaxy S5 seems fine at first for a few days, with the camera working flawlessly. Then, with no real cause for error, the camera app shows a “Warning: Camera Failed” message. After that message appears, the camera will continuously force close and becomes inoperable, even after factory resets.  (more…)

Report Details Samsung Galaxy Device With Intel Modem and QHD Display in Advanced Development Stage

According to the newest report out of SamMobile, Korean manufacturer Samsung, is working on a new Galaxy device, even higher-end than the Galaxy S5, to be marketed against LG’s upcoming G3 flagship phone.

Previous reports have stated that Samsung did initially want to release the Galaxy S5 with a QHD (2560 x 1440) display, which would make it one of the most technically-advanced smartphones ever released to the public, but due to production issues, they instead had to settle with a 1080p display. LG is now reportedly set to launch its own device with QHD technology, meaning Samsung is stuck playing catch up, a position which it is usually not found in.  (more…)

Samsung SideSync Updated, Now Compatible With All Windows Computers

Samsung’s SideSync remote management software for Windows promised some pretty nifty functionality for owners of the Korea-based company’s Android devices, but it was unfortunately limited to Samsung’s ATIV line of tablets and laptops. Thankfully, that is changing today with the version 3.0 update, which removes the restriction and introduces support for the Galaxy S5. (more…)