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23
Apr
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Samsung details Galaxy Tab 4 availability for U.S.


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Samsung on Wednesday confirmed the pricing and availability of the Galaxy Tab 4 series of tablets. The newest line of Wi-Fi tablets will be offered starting May 1 and will span the 7-inch, 8-inch, and 10.1-inch models. As we might expect, the various devices will be sold at retail outlets such as Best Buy, OfficeMax, Tiger Direct, and Office Depot. And, to no surprise, you’ll be able to pick one up through Samsung.com and Amazon.com as well.

Pricing breaks down as so:

  • Tab 4 7.0 – $199.99
  • Tab 4 8.0 – $269.99
  • Tab 4 10.1 – $349.99

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 line will be offered in a choice of black or white. The new tablets will be available for purchase from major retailers nationwide on May 1 with pre-sales beginning April 24 at Samsung.com, Amazon.com, Best Buy, Fry’s, Office Depot, OfficeMax, PC Richard and Son, Sears, and Tiger Direct. AT&T will offer the 4G LTE Galaxy Tab 4 this summer. Sprint will offer the 4G LTE Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 this summer. T-Mobile will offer the 4G LTE Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 this summer. Verizon Wireless will offer the 4G LTE Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 and 10.1 this summer.

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Available in U.S. Beginning May 1

 Latest Galaxy Tab series combines value with versatility

 

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – April 23, 2014 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today introduced three new tablets as part of the Galaxy Tab line. The 7-, 8-, and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 4 tablets offer a variety of screen-size options, providing various form factors to meet the needs of consumers and businesses alike. The Wi-Fi-enabled Galaxy Tab 4 portfolio, featuring a lightweight profile with thin bezels and a textured backing, will be available in the U.S. beginningMay 1, with pre-orders starting tomorrow.

“This latest addition to Samsung’s Galaxy Tab family combines versatility with value,” said Michael Abary, senior vice president of mobile computing, Samsung Electronics America. “The HD display, multitasking capabilities and easy sharing features make the Galaxy Tab 4 a great fit for both consumers and businesses.”

With its HD display, the Galaxy Tab 4 makes a great entertainment companion for the whole family. Multi User Mode lets each member of the family make the Tab 4 their own with private, customizable profiles. Kids Mode allows parents to set limits for their children, restricting accessible apps and managing length of play.

Content You Want

Samsung continues to partner with leading news, productivity and entertainment sources to provide premium content for the Galaxy Tab 4. With Galaxy Perks, consumers have access to popular and best-selling news, social media, and cloud storage applications including: Google Play, Dropbox, Sirius XM and Audible.com.  For more information, visit www.samsung.com/us/galaxyperks.

Preloaded apps like Netflix and WatchOn instantly make the Galaxy Tab 4 perfect for viewing content and managing your entertainment.

Ready to Work

Whether in-the-field, at home or at the office, the Tab 4 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1 keep users connected securely, with built-in features that support enterprise-grade VPN, corporate email, on-device encryption and scalable mobile device management. The Galaxy Tab 4 lineup gives users the portability and performance they need to work on the go. Powerful quad-core processors and Samsung’s innovative Multi Window functionality provide multitasking capabilities, enabling users to simultaneously view two apps at once and drag and drop content with ease.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 line will be offered in a choice of black or white. The new tablets will be available for purchase from major retailers nationwide on May 1 with pre-sales beginning April 24 at Samsung.com, Amazon.com, Best Buy, Fry’s, Office Depot, OfficeMax, PC Richard and Son, Sears, and Tiger Direct. AT&T will offer the 4G LTE Galaxy Tab 4 this summer. Sprint will offer the 4G LTE Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 this summer. T-Mobile will offer the 4G LTE Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 this summer. Verizon Wireless will offer the 4G LTE Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 and 10.1 this summer.

The Wi-Fi enabled Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1 will be priced at $199.99, $269.99 and $349.99, respectively.

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23
Apr
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OnePlus One officially unveiled as “2014 Flagship Killer”


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After all the hype OnePlus has been building up around the OnePlus One, today they have officially unveiled the device along with it’s $299 price tag.  The device, which is being marketed as a “2014 Flagship Killer”, will begin shipping in Q2.

The phone comes stacked with all the latest hardware an Android user could ask for and is available in 16GB for $299 or 64GB, yes 64GB, for only 50 bucks more.  What an upgrade for only 50 bucks compared to other high-end smartphone manufacturers.

The OnePlus One will be available in black or white and will have different options for users to customize the back of their phones such as kevlar, denim, among others.

The rear camera is made by Sony and is packing 13 megapixels and a 5 megapixel front facing camera. OnePlus claims that the device can take excellent low light photos along with your standard day to day pictures.

The One will be running a modified version of Android, Cynogenmod, which has been revamped to feature customizable themes.  Cynogemod has been a pioneer in customizing the Android experience, so we look forward to getting our hands on it and seeing what it has to offer.

Below is a list of specs for the device and you can also find additional information from OnePlus’ website. Tell us what you think in the comments below!

  • 2.5GHZ Snapdragon 801 CPU
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 5.5-inch full HD display
  • 16GB/64GB on board storage
  • 13MP rear camera, 5MP front
  • 3100mAh battery
  • LTE

Source: OnePlus

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23
Apr
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The Samsung Galaxy S5 makes up 0.7 percent of all Android devices in just one Week



Samsung Galaxy S5 makes up 0.7 percentWe always knew that sales for the Samsung Galaxy S5 were going to be astronomically high. If there was any doubt of that, reports that the Galaxy S5 is outdoing even its predecessor, the Galaxy S4 (at least in Europe), and being traded-in for iPhones are probably an indication that all is more than just good for Samsung‘s latest smartphone. If you needed even more evidence of exactly how good the Galaxy S5 is doing, Localytics is today reporting that, according to their data, the Samsung Galaxy S5 makes up 0.7 percent of all currently active Android devices after only one week.

That’s a pretty impressive feat considering the iPhone 5S only managed to achieve 1.1 percent penetration of all iOS devices. And why are we saying “only”? To put that in perspective, current estimations put Android at having 80% of the entire smartphone market. Even if we assume that iOS makes up the other 20% of the market, 0.7 percent of 80 is an absolutely massive chunk of that pie and an incredible number of devices to have sold in a week. Despite what you may think of the Korean smartphone giant, you have to give credit where credit is due. And again, that’s just after a week.


Samsung Galaxy S5 makes up 0.7 percentLocalytics goes on to report that of the Galaxy S5′s that have been sold, 64% of them have been sold in America, distantly followed by another 23% sold in all of Europe. No doubt the Galaxy S5 is going to continue its barnstorming to the top of the Android sales leaderboard.

What do you think about these sales figures? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Localytics via SamMobile


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23
Apr
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A cord-cutter’s quick guide to purchasing an indoor HDTV over-the- air antenna [Guest Post]


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If you’re reading this article it may be because you’ve already taken the plunge and cut the cable TV cord. Or you may be on the fence, trying to build up the courage to sever ties with a cable or satellite subscription that has set you back almost $90 each month for years. This is a big decision, and it’s normal to wonder if your favorite TV shows will be waiting for you on the other side. They will, and you’re not alone.

A new survey by Morgan Stanley found that 1 in 10 pay-TV subscribers will definitely “cut the cord” within the next year, that’s up from 8% last year. This is a growing trend, and there are plenty of ways to access TV shows without a cable or satellite package. In fact, Nielsen ratings show that 9 out of 10 top-rated shows are on local broadcast channels (side note: the Nielsen ratings are compiled on a weekly basis)…

Read the rest at ChromeWatching

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22
Apr
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Republic Wireless starts pushing Android 4.4.2 to 2,000 Moto X Users


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We have sort of started to really love what Republic Wireless has been doing. Beyond having plans that are extremely affordable and offer a great solution to costly monthly bills and lengthy contracts. They recently released the anticipated Moto G for $149 and the ability to reactive a used device on a different account. Today we are very pleased to announce that Republic Wireless is releasing an update to the Moto X that will bring the device up to speed with its brothers, Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

The update weighs in at 349.3 MB’s and brings KitKat on boar, along with a New Phone Dialer application and Google Hangouts app update. So says the screenshot. The official release in from from RW talks about an improved Google Now Search, an update to the camera and caller ID functionality. Most of which were additions in KitKat.

The roll out for the KitKat update to the RW Moto X is starting today, however it is only being released to 2,000 randomly picked customers. It is sort of like winning the lottery for some. If you don’t see the update, today, then you didn’t win. The plan is for those 2,000 lucky installers to test it out and help identify any issues. You guys will be the lucky few that will have KitKat installed and no one else will, through April 30th. Then RW will start pushing it out in batches with an expected completion date of May 9th.

If you happened to be part of the first test batch of users, let us know what you think of the update and how things are going.

Source: Republic Wireless Img: RW Community (stnkyminkey)

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22
Apr
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Play with the LG G Watch online


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Are you the kind of user who likes to try before you buy? Perhaps then you’ll enjoy playing around with the upcoming G Watch on LG’s website. No, it’s not a real world kick-the-tires scenario but it’s a decent way to get a look at the forthcoming smartwatch.

Head over to the LG landing page for the G Watch and give that baby a spin – literally. Visitors can check out the watch in two colors (stealth black and champagne gold) and learn about some of its key features. We know now that the water and dust resistant watch will offer an always-on screen and voice recognition - things we did kinda expect.

LG via SmarterWatching

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22
Apr
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Nest now available from Google Play Store


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Google today added a new device to the Google Play Store, introducing its Nest Learning Thermostat. Priced at $249.99, the device ships within 1-2 business days. To help celebrate Earth Day, Google will plant a tree for every Nest Thermostat sold today (April 22) on Google Play. To learn more about the Nest or purchase one, head to the Play Store today!

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Apr
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Nest Thermostat makes its way to the Google Play Store, unsurprisingly for $249


Google bought up Nest earlier this year for a reported $3.2 billion. We all expected Google to eventually turn around and make it part of the line-up up products that we can buy through the Play Store. Seems that day has finally come as we now see Nest being splashed on the front page of the Play Store linking into the Devices section.

Google Play Store NestFitting launch day really, being Earth Day and all. In simplest terms Nest is smart thermostat that learns and can be controlled via your Android device. They say it is a simple self install device that takes a person less than 30 minutes to install if you are comfortable flipping of your breaker and following some color coded guides. It is compatible with 95% of all heating and cooling systems installed in most homes today. Google didn’t drop the price tag though, which some expected. The Nest will still set you back $249.00 and will ship in 1 to 2 business days. As an added “feel good” to your purchase, Google will plant a tree for every Nest purchased today for Earth Day.

If you are interested, head over to the Play Store and grab one. 

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22
Apr
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Google announces Glass SMS for iPhone, Calendar Glassware


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If Google weren’t busy enough already upgrading Google Glass to KitKat, they have just issued another update bringing SMS for iPhone and also a new calendar.

  • SMS for iPhone – iOS fans, by popular demand you can now get texts from your friends on Glass. Get started by going to your iPhone’s Bluetooth settings and turning on “Show Notifications” for your paired Glass. When you receive a new text message, it will appear as a notification on Glass. Keep in mind that you won’t be able to reply from Glass due to some limitations with iOS. (Android fans, don’t feel left out – you’ve got SMS on Glass already.)
  • Calendar Glassware – On the Glassware tab in MyGlass, you’ll see a new Calendar Glassware. Turn it on to see your agenda to the left of the home screen. Tap a calendar card from your timeline and you can change the title, time, location, and RSVP as well as delete the event or dismiss it from your timeline.

Google Glass via SmarterWatching

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22
Apr
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T-Mobile, MetroPCS add LG Optimus L70, L90


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T-Mobile and MetroPCS on Tuesday confirmed the availability of the LG Optimus L70 and Optimus L90 smartphones. Both were announced earlier in 2014, and feature Android 4.4 KitKat with LG’s custom UI enhancements.

T-Mobile will carry the 4G LTE-ready Optimus L90 starting from April 30 with a full retail price of $228. Broken down over 24 equal monthly payments, users can expect to pay $9.50 per month. Specifications include a 4.7-inch qHD display, quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, 2,540mAh battery, and an 8-megapixel/1.3-megapixel camera combo.

The Optimus L70 is sold by MetroPCS for $49 after a $100 instant rebate; a limited promotion sees an extra $49 rebate to those who prepay their bill two months in advance. Specs here include a 4.5-inch (800×400) display, dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB, a 2,100mAh battery, and a 5-megapixel/VGA camera combo.

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