Report: Samsung Ditching KNOX in Favor of Google Taking Over Android Security

The last news that we heard in regard to KNOX, Samsung’s answer for a secure Android platform, was that it had just gotten approval from the American government for use by government officials. After receiving such a vote of confidence, it looked like KNOX was on its way to being something we could see more of, but today’s report points to Samsung ditching the project all together.  (more…)

Contest: Win an LG G Watch or Samsung Gear Live From Droid Life!

Android Wear is here in the form on the Samsung Gear Live (review) and LG G Watch (review). It’s early for the new wearable platform, which means it has a lot of growing to do before most of you need it in your life. With that said, we know that many of you are itching to try it out, but may not want to fork out the $200 it currently requires to get one of these on your wrist. So, we are here to give one of each away to two amazing DL readers. That’s right, because we love you, you have a chance to win either a G Watch or a Gear Live.  (more…)

Deal: Samsung Galaxy Note PRO 12.2 for $479, Regularly $699

Samsung’s massive 12.2-inch tablet, the Galaxy Note PRO 12.2, which was introduced at CES, is available through a daily deal today on eBay for $479.99. The tablet, thanks to its massive 2560×1600 display, typically runs anywhere from $650-700 when brand new at retailers like Amazon or Best Buy. A discount of close to $200 isn’t a bad deal, especially when you think of the entire package here.

The Note PRO line was Samsung’s top-of-the-line series of tablets until the recently introduced Galaxy Tab S line became official, so they are still quite capable. Outside of the high-res 12.2-inch display, the Note PRO 12.2 also features an Exynos 5 Octa processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB of internal storage, micro SD expansion, 8MP/2MP cameras, 9,500mAh battery and an S Pen. You also get Samsung’s vision for tablet productivity, with features like Multi Window, Multi User Mode, Samsung KNOX, and a bunch of “business” apps.

Today’s deal is for a “manufacturer refurbished” Note PRO 12.2 in either black or white.

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Samsung Gear Live Review

Google threw us somewhat of a curveball at last week’s Google I/O developer conference, when they announced the Gear Live smartwatch from Samsung. This is Samsung’s first take on an Android Wear device, based around Google’s new wearable platform, which is only a couple of months old.

At the conference, Google gave us a choice to either take the Gear Live or LG G Watch home with us, and I opted for the Gear Live, basing my choice on the overall look of the device and the Super AMOLED display that was advertised.

I have had the watch for a solid week now, using it every day throughout my normal routine, which includes running errands, going out at night, walking the dogs, plus certain activities like bowling and billiards, so I feel pretty confident in delivering our full review of the device.

Here is our Samsung Gear Live review. (more…)