Archive for the ‘Samsung’ Category

First Samsung Windows Phone 8.1 Handset Leaks

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Samsung’s contribution to the lineup of handsets running Windows Phone has been minimal to say the least, which is understandable given the level of success it has had with Android. However it looks like a new Windows Phone device from the Galaxy-maker is on the cards, and the company’s first to run version 8.1. (more…)

Samsung Pulls Up Its Sleeve to Reveal Galaxy Gear

Monday, September 9th, 2013

As expected last week Samsung revealed its long-rumoured Galaxy Gear smartwatch. While it may have beaten Apple to be the first dominant smartphone manufacturer to make one its high price and Samsung device exclusivity have left many wondering if the time is really ripe for a new device craze. Several factors could hinder the Korean phone-maker from being the one to launch a new fad but even so the Gear still has some redeeming features. (more…)

Samsung Gears up for September Smartwatch Launch

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Apple might be rumoured to reveal a new iPhone next month but it sounds like Samsung has something up its sleeve as well, up its sleeve an on its wrist. The Samsung smartwatch, now known as the Galaxy Gear, has been rumoured for months but if the latest leak is correct then it’s going to land in September. (more…)

Samsung straps itself onto the smartwatch bandwagon

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Mobile phones may have been responsible for making wristwatches go out of fashion but if Samsung has anything to do with it that same tech is going to make them more popular than ever. Of course we aren’t talking cogs and springs or red LCD screens here we’re talking about fully-fledged sci-fi style smartwatches. (more…)

Move over Android, Samsung’s dicin’ with Tizen

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Samsung has become as big a name in the tech world as Apple thanks to its hugely popular Android devices but there are rumblings that it might be getting ready to wean itself from Google’s grasp. Back in February it was announced that Tizen would be replacing Bada as Samsung’s in-house OS and now promises are coming from Samsung’s direction of handsets running it that are due to be released later this year. (more…)

Samsung HomeSync pre-empts Apple TV attack

Friday, March 1st, 2013

There’s been plenty of talk about Apple’s upcoming refreshed TV box but it looks like Samsung is going to make sure its rival doesn’t get all the glory in the living room. Samsung has recently announced its HomeSynch Android Box which connects to TVs and offers a black boxful of Google-y goodness with a whopping 1TB of storage built-in. (more…)

Galaxy Note 8 and FonePad launched, say hello to the tablephone

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

As ridiculous as the idea of the phablet seemed at first the Galaxy Notes and similar devices have proved to be quite popular. Now at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the yearly tradeshow where phone-makers gather to show off their latest wares, there’s a new beast – the tablet/phone. A tablephone if you will.

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Samsung shows off its first Windows Phone 8 device, the ATIV S

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

This autumn will see Microsoft release Windows Phone 8 alongside Windows 8, a high risk but potentially high reward move for the company. It’s no secret what the new OS is going to do but up until now what it’s going to be running on has been tightly under wraps. However last week saw Samsung reveal its first new Windows Phone 8 handset, before even Nokia has had a chance to do so, and it’s a little bit sexy. (more…)