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Samsung to launch the first Tizen smartphone

Samsung Z - Tizen smartphone

One to note. Further evidence, perhaps, of Samsung plans to diversify away from Android? The company is releasing a new smartphone, the Samsung Z, that runs on Tizen, an alternative Linux-based operating system. This is created by the Tizen Assocation, which includes Intel and Huawei as well as Samsung The phone will be released in Russia in the third quarter, ...

MWC 2014: Global Mobile Awards 2014 awarded

Sasha Twining - News Anchor - and Younghee Lee - Executive VP of Global Marketing Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics

The GSMA, organisers of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, have announced the winners of the 19th Annual Global Mobile awards. Headline grabbing awards include the Samsung Gear Fit being awarded “The Best Mobile Device”, the Apple iPad Air scooping “Best Mobile Tablet”, LG picking up “Most Innovative Device Manufacturer of the Year” (“Impressive across the board with ground-breaking innovation ...

MWC 2014: Samsung puts its fingerprints on Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 white

Along side Mobile World Congress 2014, Samsung has updated its flagship smartphone with the Galaxy S5. Headline features of the phone include an improved camera (see the spec below), fitness tools and improved device protection, “as consumers stay fit and connected in style”. In terms of comms, it supports the fifth generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 2X2 MIMO, says Samsung, along ...

Spectralink embraces Android for Pivot wireless mobile handset

Spectralink Pivot

Spectralink, a workplace wireless systems specialist, has launched a mobile handset built on Android – the Pivot. It’s designed for “in-building mobile employees” – in hospitals, large warehouses, or building developments, perhaps – and supports Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) along with “smartphone-like usability”. It runs Android “Jelly Bean” 4.1.2. “PIVOT is the first device of its kind and it will ...

Samsung Galaxy Gear watch tells time for Android

Samsung Galaxy Gear-008-Set1 Side_Six

Just a quick post to flag the release of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch, released at the IFA show. I’ve covered it in more depth on the sister blog Gadget Master, but of course it has specific Android provenance, too. It works with Android devices (some Samsung Galaxy devices, to be precise, courtesy of “Smart Relay” software), and runs ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 clicks its stylus in Berlin

Galaxy Note 3 front

As well as the Samsung watch, the tweeners” as Steve Jobs called them). The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a 5.7inch, full HD Super AMOLED display, in a slimmer and lighter form factor. Samsung also claims a better battery life, which is always an issue with the power hungry phablet screens. There’s a 13 megapixel rear camera “with Smart Stabilization ...