Samsung confirmed the release date for the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear Neo for April 11, 2014. The company introduced these three new devices during its "Unpacked" event earlier today.
The Galaxy S5 will replace the S4 as Samsung's current flagship device and will feature what the company deems a "glam" design with a perforated back plate that shines in different lighting conditions. It will have full LTE coverage, Wi-Fi MIMO 802.11 to cut down buffering, and a download booster that will allow users to download 1GB worth of media in 30 seconds.
Samsung has also drastically improved the battery that now provides users with 10 hours of web surfing and 12 hours of video playback and offers a new Ultra Power Saving mode. This new mode can grant the user another 24 hours' worth of power if their phone is at 10 percent. It does this by only keeping necessary functions on and turning the screen to black and white. more >>
Samsung revealed the new Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo Smartwatches earlier this week and confirmed that both of them would run Tizen OS.
The company ditched Android OS in favor of Tizen and promises that the switch will offer many improvements to the user. Tizen is less power intensive which will help conserve battery life. It will also offer an "enriched application ecosystem," according to the company.
Both of these new Galaxy Gear models will feature a 1.63-inch touchscreen, 4GB of internal storage, a 1GHz dual-core processor, a 300mAh battery and 512MB RAM. The main difference between the devices is that the Gear Neo will not come with a camera. more >>
LG recently spilled the beans on its brand new phablet device the G Pro 2. The device follows up last year's Optimus G Pro and is a competitor for the Galaxy Note 3.
One thing that makes this new model stand out is its ability to be unlocked more conveniently with Knock Code. The device can be accessed by tapping just a few times on the tablet.
This is an updated version of the KnockON function found on the G2. more >>
NASHVILE, Tenn. – By way of of social media, people look more to their friends and family for reliable information, including shared links to news stories, a Facebook manager for policy told Christian media professionals during the opening session of the National Religious Broadcasters Convention on Saturday.
"People no longer trust, I'm sorry to say, TV, radio, newspapers, campaigns, organizations – they don't trust them as much," said Katie Harbath, during the conferences first keynote session. Her work at Faceback focuses on political outreach. "But what they do trust is when that information comes from a friend or family member."
Harbath explained, "Facebook is increasingly becoming a place for people to find new information and new organizations because yes, it's true that they are going there to see my cat pictures or baby pictures or vacation pictures of their friends, but while they are doing that they are getting news and information, too. They are seeing the headlines, they are clicking on links." more >>
The PS4 availability will be hindered during the next few weeks, according to Sony. Thanks to an overwhelming demand for the console, those who a currently looking for the system will have a hard time finding one.
PlayStation UK executive Fergal Gara recently commented on the matter.
"I can't work [the math] out precisely," he said. "But based on what I've seen so far, I think it is going to be [hard to find a console] until around about April. You might get a fortnight or a week here or there where it is more available, but we should be back to free supply by about April… That's our best guess. It might be a little earlier than that, or it might be a little later But we'll get there." more >>
The Galaxy S5 will feature a water proof body built for rugged users, according to a new preview video released by Samsung for the device.
The clip flashes words before the screen that represent different experiences and situations that users of the device might engage in with it. These words point to situations that will be "wet" and rugged since they'll be journeying outdoors.
This video could also point to an Active version of the Galaxy S5 being released alongside a higher-end model. This would keep in step with what Samsung did with the Galaxy S4. more >>