Tech news tagged ‘Samsung’

Samsung to launch the first 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…

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Taking Samsung wearables for a run

One to note. PC Pro have reviewed the range of Samsung wearables.

They take a look at the Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit, seeing how they measure up in terms of fitness aids, battery life, camera usage, etc.

The Gear 2 is rated the best of…

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MWC 2014: Samsung puts its fingerprints on Galaxy S5

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…

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MWC 2014: Samsung switches Tizen for Android in Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatches

Samsung has dropped Android from its Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatches. They will, instead, be powered by the company’s own Tizen operating system, reports The Verge.

Vlad Savov writes:
The Korean company doesn’t detail why it’s making the switch — nor what it will mean for app compatibility between…

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Samsung to upgrade Software Development Kit at MWC 2014

Samsung has confirmed it will introduce its latest Software Development Kit (SDK) at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 in Barcelona

The company writes:
The Samsung Developer Day, which has taken place annually at MWC since 2011, will introduce Samsung’s latest Software Development Kit (SDK) and allow Samsung’s partners…

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Poll: Phablets – the future of Smartphones?

Time for a quick poll…

Everyone hates the name, but are phablets shaping up as the future of smartphones? More people are consuming more video content more of the time, so a bigger and bigger screen just makes sense, doesn’t it?

With the new LG Optimus G2 and Samsung…

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Samsung Galaxy Mega weighs in with 6.3in display

I must admit I’m a bit confused by the new Samsung Galaxy Mega, which runs Android 4.2. With a 6.3in display (HD 1280 x 720) is it stealing the phablet crown (dread phrase) from Samsung’s own Note range?

I thought the big question was whether the…

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Android 4.3 update anticipated for Wednesday

Google is hosting a media event on 24 July, which has caused a ripple across the techoverse. It is widely expected that it will showcase a major update to Android, version 4.3 specifically.

This is anticipated to be delineated at “Key Lime Pie” but who’s to say it…

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Time for Android to secure its reputation with direct-to-user updates?

This one caught my eye on ZDNet – Android should embrace a Windows-style security update model. I was jolted by the idea that an essentially Linux-based system had anything to learn from the notoriously vulnerable Microsoft systems.

But Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols makes some good points, and addresses the…

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Samsung addresses plastic cases with carbon manufacturing joint-venture

When Samsung phones increasingly sport carbon-based cases, you will know why… Our components editor, David Manners is reporting on a joint-venture between Samsung and SGL Group, the French manufacturer of carbon materials.

Samsung has been criticised for its use of plastic that give them a cheaper feel than…

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