Having an already busy day on Monday with the unveiling of the Galaxy S5, Samsung is keeping the ball rolling this week, announcing two new mobile processors for smartphones and tablets, the Exynos 5 Octa (5422) and Exynos 5 Hexa. (more…)
This afternoon, AT&T announced through their official Galaxy S4 support page that the device would begin receiving an update to Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” tomorrow. As of right now, the Sprint variant is the only other U.S. carrier-tied Galaxy S4 to receive Kit Kat, so this puts AT&T users in rare company. (more…)
Specs comparisons are always fun, especially when they involve new phones like Samsung’s recently announced Galaxy S5. While they only tell a portion of the story, putting specs for devices on paper gives you an idea as to how big or little the changes are from one device to the next. From reading your responses to yesterday’s unveiling, we get the feeling that most don’t consider the GS5 to be much of a boost over the GS4. (more…)
Tizen has been making headlines this week, shipping on the new line of wearable devices from Samsung, which includes the Gear 2 and Gear Neo smartwatches. For buyers of the original Galaxy Gear, it appears as though Samsung has not yet forgot about you, and is reportedly confirmed to update the OG Gear smartwatch to the new Tizen OS, wiping it of any Android ties. (more…)
Because we have asked this question for every other major flagship phone over the last couple of years, it’s time once again that we ask if you are going to buy Samsung’s new beast on the block.
The Galaxy S5 seems like it has every thing one could ask for in a current high-end phone (great camera, big beautiful display, revamped UX and next-gen processor), though maybe there wasn’t enough change from year-to-year to create the same kind of buzz we had last year. Or maybe because Radio City Music Hall and Times Square weren’t involved, this year’s launch seems almost somewhat tame.
Either way, let’s find out – are you buying the Galaxy S5?
Yesterday, during Samsung’s unveiling of the Galaxy S5, representatives were very careful in answering questions concerning the device’s processor. All they would say when asked for specifics was, “2.5GHz quad-core” with no mention of a manufacturer. Benchmarks showed a Snapdragon 800 on-board, but something seemed off with that, especially knowing that Sony announced the Xperia Z2 with a Snapdragon 801 earlier in the day. Why would Samsung not use the newest Qualcomm chipset available in their 2014 flagship?
As it turns out, they are using the latest and greatest. The Galaxy S5 does indeed also run the new Snapdragon 801, according to a statement released this morning by Qualcomm. (more…)
The newly-unveiled Galaxy S5 smartphone from Samsung is the world’s first to feature a full blown heart rate monitor, but definitely not the first with a fingerprint scanner. We were live at Samsung’s NYC Unpacked satellite event today, and were able to score hands-on time with the device. Since the heart rate monitor and fingerprint scanner are two big focal points for the device, we figured we would give them a quick whirl for all of you to see. (more…)