There are a lot of smartphones out there, and I’ll be the first to admit we don’t do a great job reporting on the lesser-known ones. It’s always exciting to cover a powerful flagship with an extensive feature set, but many factors, from price to size, lead people to purchase cheaper, smaller, less powerful devices.
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Samsung had a very busy day today as it hosted its shareholders and financial analysts in Seoul for the first Analyst Day of the smartphone era. The company has been growing like crazy, shipping a total of 100 million Galaxy S and Note devices in 2013, and becoming the top smartphone brand in terms of
Samsung already unveiled the Galaxy Round this year, boasting a left-to-right curved display in the shell of a Galaxy Note 3. This is the first trek towards the inevitable availability of smartphones and tablets with flexible displays. At Samsung’s “Analyst Day” yesterday, the company showed a road map of when they’re projecting to release various displays.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear arrived early last month as a glorified smartphone accessory to the Note 3, a too-eager attempt to capture portions of a nascent market intent on filling the category with purpose. The Galaxy Gear is a smart watch, a companion to the phone or tablet in your pocket or bag; it tells
After a long wait, Mobilicity appears to have received stock of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in their corporate and dealer stores. The cost of the 5.7-inch smartphone is $699.99 outright, which is $50 cheaper than rival WIND Mobile’s price, but Mobilicity lacks a tab system or instalment plan to spread out the cost of
Google has done its civic duty and released the Android 4.4 factory image for the Nexus 5, offering build KRT16M to owners of the new hardware that may need to restore it back to factory settings. The Nexus 5, codenamed “Hammerhead,” is the only device currently offering Android 4.4, but Google has begun rolling out the source
Another Samsung tablet has made its way to Canadian shores. The Galaxy Note 10.1 is available at most big box stores, but stock is limited. Both Future Shop and Best Buy Canada have about 10 units each and note on their site that there’s ‘limited inventory.’ The price for the 32GB WiFi version is $599.99
According to an overseas report this morning, Samsung has shipped over 5 million Galaxy Note 3 smartphones within its first month. Of course, with a report like this, we don’t know how many were actually sold. JK Shin, Samsung’s CEO, stated that the response has been better than the Note 2, which shipped 3 million
Samsung wants to be Android to the masses, and is content to use its rather co-dependent relationship with Google to its advantage. At its first annual developer conference in San Francisco, the burgeoning software side of the business got the type of recognition that has heretofore been reserved for Google and Apple. The Korean giant
One of the most addictive games released in recent memories has been updated with a new “Galaxy Theme,” courtesy of Samsung. Dots, the physics puzzle game from Betaworks, arrived on Android in August after a long stint as an iOS exclusive. While the company has already made a pretty penny selling in-app purchases for power-ups