Groupon Hosts Deal on Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and 12.2, Starting at $299

Groupon is currently hosting a deal on a few Samsung tablets, most notably the Galaxy Tab Pro lineup of high-end slates. They have four models in total on sale, starting at just $299 up to only $379.99. The tablets are manufacturer refurbished, but do come with a 90-day warranty through Samsung.

The devices for sale are the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 in White and Black, as well as the larger Tab Pro 12.2 in White and Black. Specs include high-res LCD displays, 8MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera, microSD card slot, and run Android 4.4+.  (more…)

Samsung Pokes at Apple’s Failed Live Stream, Welcomes Them to the Big Phone Bandwagon

Last night, during our recording of the DL Show episode 68, Samsung unleashed six new ads, which of course, were centered around Apple’s recent announcements. The ads aren’t all great, but the first two below are actually silly enough to watch, just to see Samsung poke at Apple for their failed live stream of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus event and remind them that large phones have been around for two years.

The commercials all star faux Apple Geniuses that are borderline hipster. They encounter issues throughout with their Apple products, issues that they wouldn’t have if they were using a Galaxy Note 4. At least that’s the theme here.

I think the best part about these ads, is seeing the Apple apologist media tell the world how terrible they are, even if they are spot on.  (more…)

Apple Watch Sounds Like It has 1-Day Battery Life to Me, Just Like Most Smartwatches

Apple announced the Apple Watch today, a device that won’t actually arrive until some time in early 2015. Even though it isn’t going to be available for months, Apple still showed off the device’s potential features, design, different models, and an estimated price, which will start at $349. But for those in the Android game who have been interested in Android Wear and smartwatches in general, there was one piece to today’s presentation that was of interest – expected battery life. Of course, that information never did arrive, nor has it appeared on Apple’s own dedicated website section for the Watch. Well, not directly, but Apple has hinted at it a couple of times.

Android Wear watches, at least so far, have struggled to get more than a full day of use before needing to be charged. We have talked off and on about smartwatch battery life expections for weeks, especially now that the Moto 360 is available, suggesting that they need to be lessoned thanks to the technology involved here. Yet for whatever reason, tech enthusiasts had decided that Apple would unveil a watch that goes well beyond a day, maybe even three or four without needing to be charged. As unrealistic as that sounds, this is the world we live in. Expectations for Apple to change the game are always there, even if they haven’t for years.

I hate to break it to you, but from what we have heard and seen from Apple today, it certainly doesn’t appear as if they have reinvented battery tech for watches with the Apple Watch. (more…)

Download: Galaxy Note 4 Wallpapers

The Galaxy Note 4 was officially unveiled by Samsung at a global press event last week, so as is the case shortly after these get-togethers, the wallpapers from the device are now in the wild.

As you know thanks to our coverage, the Note 4 features a 5.7″ QHD Super AMOLED display, so the wallpapers are quite large, weighing in at 2560×2560. Not only are they large, but Samsung has opted for a few very bright choices, likely wanting to show off the capabilities of their new Super AMOLED panel. Needless to say, the wallpapers do look nice.  (more…)

Chart: Moto X vs. LG G3 vs. Galaxy S5 vs. One (M8) vs. Nexus 5

We are fully into testing the new Moto X, with hopes of having a review up within a week or so, but before we get there, we wanted to do one last comparison that has become standard around these parts. Since the new Moto is a flagship that matches up quite nicely to the other flagships introduced this year from Samsung, LG, and HTC, we put together our standard comparison chart that matches each device up, spec-by-spec, to give you a general feel for their under-the-hood capabilities.

This is by no means the full story of the Moto X or its competitors (Galaxy S5, G3, One (M8), and even the Nexus 5), but this certainly shows the industry standard for the first half of 2014.  (more…)