Samsung’s funky and clever upcoming device is eagerly awaited by techies everywhere. (Or at least right-handed techies everywhere.) We’ve been waiting patiently to get a launch date for the phablet, and today we learned some new information. Japan will be receiving the device on its largest mobile carrier (NTT DoCoMo). The device will be black only until November, when a white version will be released as well.
The special device and its curved screen will eventually be available stateside sometime this year on all four big carriers, but as of right now, no one but Samsung knows when.
Source: NTT Docomo
Via: Phone Arena
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This fall, two massive devices will be on the market and consumers will have a very difficult choice to make. Should they go with Google and the Nexus 6 or Samsung and its Galaxy Note 4? Fortunately, you can take a look at a video comparing the two. Carphone Warehouse has both devices on hand for a really good breakdown. Unsurprisgly, the Nexus 6 is a lot bigger than the Galaxy Note 4. After all, the Google device does have a 5.96-inch display compared to its foe’s 5.7 inches.
There is a common ground for the two. The resolution of the displays both equal 2560×1440 and are AMOLED. Inside, Google and Samsung opted for a Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM and 3220mAh batteries. They also have 32GB of internal storage; however, Samsung follows its tradition by including a microSD card slot.
Hit the break for the video.
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Hey look! Another Samsung device! The less lustrous Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 that launched last summer seems to have been successful enough for Samsung to put in some leg work on creating a follow-up, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2.
The 2014 Mega 2 appears to take some design elements from the Galaxy Note line with that stitched back plate while keeping some of the original Galaxy Mega. As for specs, AT&T was pretty hush hush on the subject. More so pointing out that it has a 8MP camera with 4X digital zoom and a 2,800 mAh battery pushing a quad-core processor on a 6-inch “high-definition” screen. The video below shows some the functions off, like one-handed mode, Dual-Instance (multi-wuindow), interruption free experience and private mode to secure files separately from the device.
Cruising around the web the consensus is stating the screen will be 720p, or 1280 x 720. The processor for the stateside version of this is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 clocked at 1.2GHz and bringing 1.5GB of RAM. It will come with 16GB on-board storage and the usual SD card slot option. While not specifically confirmed from AT&T, it is pretty safe to assume those are correct.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 will be available via AT&T on October 24th. It will retail for $149.99 on a new two-year contract or $474.99 without a contract. That puts the device at $19.80 a month on Next 18 and $23.75 a month on Next 12.
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Wasting no time in getting the week going, AT&T on Monday announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2. Expected on Friday, October 24, the handset features a 6-inch HD display and an 8-megapixel rear camera. Additional specifications include a quad-core processor and 2880mAh battery, and Samsung’s custom TouchWiz interface. Present here are features like Private Mode, Ultra Power Saving Mode, and split-screen multi-function.
While this one isn’t quite as full-featured or hardware heavy as the Galaxy Note series, it’s an affordable take on the plus-sized phone. Average user types who don’t have need for a stylus could do much worse than to consider a Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 for their daily driver.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 will sell for $475 outright or $150 with a new, two-year service agreement. Qualified customers can opt for an AT&T Next plan, spreading payments out over a number of months: $19.80 per month with AT&T Next 18, $23.75 per month with Next 12.
As a reminder, AT&T will give customers a $100 bill credit when activating a new or existing line Next plans. The credit offer expires on October 31.
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The Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 has made its appearance in Thailand and is now set to hit American shores, launching on AT&T later this week. The budget phablet features a 6-inch 720p (1280 x 720) screen, 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.5GB of RAM, a quad-core processor and a 2800mAh battery. On the software side of things it runs Android 4.4 and features Samsung’s popular dual-window feature with the added ability to run two instances of the same app simultaneously. The phone goes for $149.99 with a new two-year contract or $474.99 outright. Any AT&T subscribers out there interested in picking one of these up on the 24th? Let us know in the comments below.
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If you’re a die-hard Android fan, you’re probably champing at the bit waiting for that Lollipop upgrade — when will you get it? Are you going to get it? Thankfully for you, a number of companies have already promised to upgrade some of their devices to this candy-flavored OS. Google’s Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 models are naturally first in line, as are Android One and Google Play Edition hardware; its outgoing Motorola brand is equally on top of things with plans to patch the Moto E, G and X alongside Verizon’s Droid Mini, Maxx and Ultra. HTC and OnePlus don’t have full details, but they’re both pledging to give their recent flagships a taste of Lollipop within 90 days of receiving finished code. NVIDIA and Sony, meanwhile, are being vague. While they’re respectively teasing plans to update the Shield Tablet and the Xperia Z series, they won’t say when just yet.
As for other manufacturers? Well, don’t hold your breath. LG tells TechRadar that it has nothing to say on “if / when” Lollipop will reach the G3, let alone older gear. The upgrade is likely coming, but the statement is far from reassuring. Mum’s the word from Samsung as well, although leaks show that a Lollipopped version of TouchWiz is in the works. It’s also reasonable to expect that relatively large brands like Acer, ASUS, Huawei and Xiaomi are on deck — just don’t be shocked if their older devices don’t make the cut.
Samsung’s Gear S is going to be the first popular SmartWatch with a 3G connection, so there are a lot of questions to be answered about how the device will be used practically as a separate device on a wireless plan.
It seems that as far as Sprint goes, your Gear S can be used on one of two plans: as a standalone device, and as a Family Share Pack device. Both options cost the same at $10 per month. The Standalone device includes 1000 minutes, 1000 text messages, and 100 MB of data, with a 40 cents/min and 20 cents/msg overage charge. The Family share pack gives unlimited talk and text and shares whatever data package you have.
If you’re connected to your phone via Bluetooth, you won’t be using your messaging or minutes for handling calls or texts. You can also connect to Wi-Fi to avoid using up your data package when you’re somewhere with the option available.
The other main carriers should follow suit soon and announce plans designed for the Gear S and other standalone smartwatches since Samsung is unlikely to be the only one working on this type of device. Stay tuned for more information about the Gear S, including release date, carrier availability, and pricing.
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If you own a T-Mobile-branded Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) today could just be your lucky day as the operator has just started rolling out the much-anticipated Android 4.4.4 KitKat update to all its LTE variants of the slate currently located in the United States.
When perusing the device’s update history page on Samsung’s website we were somewhat flabbergasted to say the least as, historically, tablet updates rarely happen in the US due to the sheer amount of carrier involvement that’s entailed in adapting the SDK to suit their requirements.
Unfortunately, neither the operator or the manufacturer provided a changelog for the upgrade, but seeing as it’s a bump to the latest version of Android we presume it will bring all of the usual changes, including: faster multitasking, smart caller ID, SMS-to-Hangouts integration, Cloud Print and QuickOffice.
To see if your tablet is eligible for the update, head into “Settings,” then “About Device,” and select “Check for Updates”. If a pop-up window doesn’t appear prompting you to upgrade, don’t worry. It means that the update is not ready to be pushed out to your device, just yet. But when it is available, you will receive a push notification requesting you to download and install it.
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Earlier in the year, Samsung released the Exynos powered Chromebook 2 in both a 11.6-inch and 13-inch variety. The Exynos powered device however met with much criticism regarding its ability (or lack thereof) to multitask well compared to Intel based Chromebook options. Today, Samsung is adding a new Chromebook 2 option that’s powered by an Intel processor. The chip under the hood, the fanless Celeron N2840 chipset running at 2.58GHz.
The Intel Chromebook 2 sports 2GB of RAM, and according to Samsung the laptop has an improved design. The USB ports, as well as the four corners are now metal-reinforced, as is the display. it still has the faux leather stitching like the original Chromebook 2 and Note 3, and features a 1,366 by 768 screen.
A new Google Help app that Samsung collaborated with Google on, allows users unfamiliar with ChromeOS to click a button and be connected to a support representative from Samsung’s operation center in North Carolina, a la Amazon Mayday. They’ll be able to take control of your screen, show you how to accomplish tasks such as changing settings, or even help fix problems. However unlike Mayday, you’ll only have access to support from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday.
You’ll be able to pre-order the new Chromebook starting today for $250. Otherwise you’ll only have to wait a week until it’s available through retail channels. If you do make this you’ll be happy to know that you’ll get 9-hours of juice before you have to throw the Chromebook on the charger.
source: The Verge
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For a device that is going to be very limited at launch, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is going to be available in a lot of places. We already know it will be available through T-Mobile, and we’re pretty sure AT&T and US Cellular will be getting it as well, but according to a new FCC filing, it seems that Sprint will be getting Edge-y as well.
The new filing is for an Edge with the model number “SM-N915P” and offers support for Sprint’s network (LTE band 26, LTE band 41 and LTE band 25). It will be interesting to see how the device is received by consumers, and if Samsung decides to produce more of the unique handset. No word on stateside pricing, but judging by what we’ve seen overseas, it is safe to assume it won’t be cheap. Any readers out there going to try and get an Edge at launch?
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