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Tablets slim down for super-skinny summer 2015

February 18, 2015 by Tom in Apple, Dell, Samsung, Tablet with No Comments.

This summer could see a battle of the waistlines as tablets aim to out-slim each other. The current slimmest tablet is the Dell Venue 8 7000, which at 6mm is 0.1mm slimmer than the popular Apple iPad Air 2. Now there's news that the Galaxy Tab S tablet will be gunning to beat them both. The next Galaxy Tab S2 will launch in 8- and 9.7-inch models, which cut down on screen size from the current 8.4- and 10.5-inch versions. Via tablet-news

Samsung Galaxy S6 is all about speed and might support multiple wireless charging standards

February 17, 2015 by Tom in Samsung with No Comments.

Samsung has hinted that the Galaxy S6 smartphone might support multiple wireless charging standards, moving it away from the traditional plug in the wall method of charging. Wireless charging could come into its own this year and Samsung's there to grab it. The S6 has also been previewed in a couple of videos that focus on the handset's camera and the speed of the S6. Intelligent camera technology will be a leading feature of the S6, as well as the choice of processor Samsung drops into it. There is also talk of an even nippier system thanks to the reduction of Samsung's bloatware, which would keep the pace up to speed. Via androidauthority

Rumour mill: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 might get 64-bit Snapdragon action

February 2, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Samsung, Tablet with No Comments.

Potential upgrades to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.0 range have set the rumour mill rolling with news that the upgrade to the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 and Tab 4 8.0 will include a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor. Also expected is that the Tab 4 7.0 will have a Marvell Armada Mobile PXA1908 chipset, over the quad-core Cortex-A53 processor. The Tab 4 7.0 is likely to go under the model number SM-T239 but street name Galaxy Tab 4 Lite 7.0 LTE. It should launch with Android 4.4 KitKat installed. Price and availability TBA, possibly at Mobile World Congress. Via pocket-lint

Samsung “Ring Radiator” speakers offer 360-degree sound

December 30, 2014 by Tom in Audio, Samsung with 1 Comment.

These futuristic pod speakers from Samsung have been debuted ahead of CES2015. The omnidirectional WAM7500 and WAM6500 speakers use Samsung's "ring radiator" technology for 360-degree sound that apparently offers "the perfect balance between treble and bass". The WAM7500 is the larger, home-based speaker, while the WAM6500 is the portable version. Price and the inner workings of the ring radiator will be revealed during Samsung's presentation at CES2015. Via slashgear

Samsung Gear VR virtual reality headset available now

December 9, 2014 by Tom in Accessories, Hardware News, Samsung with No Comments.

Samsung has made its Gear VR virtual reality headset available at the user-friendly price of $200. As this is burgeoning tech there are a few caveats: you'll need a Note 4 Smartphone to hook into it as its screen and it's sold as the "Innovator Edition", the product description of which hammers home the fact it's "a device targeted specifically to developers or early adopters of technology." If you're curious and have the right phone, $200 isn't too big a wad to drop on something potentially really cool, especially if you're looking to pioneer VR tech and make your own projects. Via engadget

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 goes mobile with LTE-Advanced edition

November 5, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, Samsung, Tablet with No Comments.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S Android tablet has a portability upgrade in the guise of a new LTE-Advanced edition. Launching first in South Korea, the LTE version retains the 6.6mm width, fingerprint sensor and 10.5-inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel Super AMOLED display. It runs TouchWiz over KitKat and features stereo speakers, 3GB of RAM, microSD expansion and the options of 16GB or 32GB storage. The rear camera is 8MP and the front is a 2.1MP cam. Via tablet-news

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 snaps and packaging leak

August 11, 2014 by Tom in Samsung with No Comments.

Those waiting for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 news get a double helping of previews today, as photos of the device itself have leaked, as well as a photo of the packaging. The Galaxy Note 4 phablet is slated to be released September 15, following a launch on September during the Samsung Unpacked 2 conference in Berlin's IFA 2014 expo. The phablet is rumoured to have a 5.7-inch HD display and either an octa-core Exynos processor or a Snapdragon 805. More details as they're confirmed. For now, enjoy the snaps. Via tablet-news and, erm, tablet-news

Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet official pics

June 9, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, Samsung, Tablet with No Comments.

Official photos of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet have leaked ahead of the official unveiling, expected later this week. From the pics, it's looking likely the Tab S will have a fingerprint scanner home button (which will also be used for security confirmations for services such as PayPal) and a call function. It's expected to be a 465g, 6.6mm-thick tablet. It is also expected to have an Ultra Power Saving Mode for low battery times and a Download Booster that combines the power of WiFi and network data. The screen's expected to be a 10.5-inch 2560 x 1600 resolution AMOLED display and it's likely to be powered by an octa-core Exynos 5420 processor with a Mali-T628 GPU and 3GB of RAM. Also expected is an 8MP camera, 32GB storage and Android KitKat 4.4.2. We'll find out fo

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 features explained

May 27, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, Samsung, Tablet with No Comments.

The hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes with a bunch of snazzy sounding features: Aqua Capture! Swipe To launch Motion Launcher! and a few others. But what the devil does all this mean? Here goes: Aqua Capture. No, not an old-fashioned aqua capture device (a bucket), the Samsung version allows photos to be taken underwater. Hopefully this will mean it will have a solid water certification - dipping your phablet in the sea isn't something you'd want to do if you're not sure how good the water-proofing is. Next up: Swipe to launch Motion Launcher. This is the old idea of programming different swipe patterns to launch apps from the lock screen. Multi Network for Booster: This works like the Galaxy S5's Download Booster. It Captain Planets the WiFi and cellular network to

Ultrathin Logitech keyboard and case combo for Galaxy Tab 4

May 2, 2014 by Tom in Samsung with No Comments.

The popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 just got a little safer and nicer to use thanks to the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio keyboard and case. Combining the two's a smooth move. It's a case that acts as a dual-view stand for various viewing options and the Bluetooth keyboard is contained within it for easy typing. It also also Android hotkeys and charge lasts for three months (rechargeable via USB). It's out this month and retails for US$99. Via slashgear

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