According to a leaked document, Samsung intends to update its top US devices to Marshmallow starting in December, finishing off updates in February of next year. From what the document claims, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ will be the first to receive Marshmallow in December, with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge set to receive Android 6.0 in January. (more…)
Beginning Friday, November 20, folks can head into AT&T and pick up the Galaxy View from Samsung, starting at just $99 on a qualifying agreement. The Galaxy View is a crazy-big 18.4″ tablet that allows folks to ditch the norm, who don’t mind consuming mass amounts of media straight from their lap or coffee table.
Given AT&T’s direct relationship to DIRECTV, the company is preloading its TV service on the device, and for a limited time, you can pick up the Galaxy View at a largely discounted rate if you sign up for DIRECTV at the time of purchase. For new customers who sign a two-year service agreement through DIRECTV, you can buy the Galaxy View for just $99. Existing DIRECTV customers that activate a new line with a smartphone on AT&T Next can also get the Galaxy View for $99.99, with a two-year wireless agreement. (more…)
Starting November 27, T-Mobile will be the first US carrier that you can walk into and purchase a Gear VR from Samsung. Priced at $99, you will find units at participating stores, as well as online through T-Mobile’s official website.
As you likely already know, you will need a supported Galaxy device from Samsung, which includes the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, and Galaxy S6 Edge+. (more…)
Today, Samsung introduced the Exynos 8 Octa 8890 application processor, the second processor from Samsung to be built on 14nm FinFET process technology. According to Samsung, unlike the previous Exynos 7 Octa 7420, the Exynos 8 Octa is an integrated one-chip solution that features Samsung’s first custom designed CPU based on 64-bit ARMv8 architecture, in addition to the latest LTE Rel.12 Cat.12/13 modem. (more…)
When you pay $1,500 for a smartwatch, are you really getting that much more for your money? Is a smartwatch ever going to truly be worth that kind of cash? That’s exactly why we picked up the TAG Heuer Connected, because we want to find out. There are dozens of smartwatch options available on the market today, many of which are very premium yet can be had for a few hundred dollars. So why would anyone pay in the thousands for one? We hope we can answer that soon. (more…)
Ready to tackle the first consumer edition of Samsung’s Gear VR headset line? Called just Gear VR, sans “Innovator Edition” tag, you can pre-order the headset today for $99 at places like Best Buy, Amazon, and Samsung.com.
As a reminder, this is the first of Samsung’s Gear VR series that works with multiple devices. In fact, this consumer edition works with the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S6, and regular Galaxy S6 Edge. Previous models were stuck with single device support, so the design has obviously changed for the better this time around. (more…)
For those who own a Samsung device that is compatible with Samsung Pay and still have yet to add in a credit card for the service, the company is offering a $50 rebate for you to do so right now. Samsung Pay is Samsung’s mobile payments solution, utilizing MST to conduct transactions in addition to NFC, which is what makes it different from other services available for Android device owners. (more…)
Back in September, Samsung announced the first “consumer version” of its Gear VR headset, a version that was 19% lighter than previous Innovator Editions. The new model was also different in that it worked with a handful of phones (Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, S6 and S6 edge) instead of just a single model, like the original couple of Gear VR headsets. At the time, Samsung would only say that it would launch in the Fall for $99. We still don’t have a firm release date, but are starting to think it’ll arrive very soon, since the Galaxy Note 5 on T-Mobile is receiving an update today that adds support for Gear VR. (more…)