Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 should be on the lookout for a notification letting them know an update is available. Samsung has started rolling out the update to Android Lollipop for the WiFi version of the tablet. This update is hitting about one month after Samsung started updating the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 to Lollipop. Like the update that went out for that larger device, Samsung is basing this update for the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 on Android 5.0.2.
Like most major updates these days, Samsung is deploying the update in a phased manner, so it may take a little while before it shows up on user devices. The update will be available over-the-air or through Samsung Kies.
Come comment on this article: Samsung starts updating Galaxy Tab S 8.4 with Lollipop
In the coming weeks and months, Samsung will begin pushing software updates to its devices. We have already heard about various phones from the company preparing for Lollipop updates, but not much has been said regarding its tablets. The Galaxy Tab S, though, is a lock for the boost to the latest version of Android. The tablet has been spotted running Android 5.0.2 and a video published shows what there is to know in terms of changes.
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According to a new report published online earlier today, Samsung is busy designing a second-generation Galaxy Tab S. There’s allegedly two new variants on the way — the SM-T710 and the SM-T810. The devices are expected to be revamped 8.4- and 10.5-inch models of the current slates, so it looks like we’re not going to be seeing at any major changes.
With regards to hardware, the only difference we expect to see between the new and old Galaxy Tab S is an updated processor. The original Tab S features some top-of-the-line internals, but Samsung’s Exynos 5420 CPU is on its last legs and just isn’t powerful enough to run a 2560 x 1600 display.
Previous experience shows that the 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S tends to lag quite a bit when it comes under intense pressure from a game, or even opening a packed multitasking menu, but, thankfully, this is an easy issue to overcome. If Samsung were to install a Snapdragon 810 chipset in the unit, it would be more than capable of powering the display and give an improved user experience all-round.
If your expecting to see these new devices at MWC next month, your going to be a tad disappointed. It’s way too early for their release as they’ve only just entered their internal testing phase, but we suspect they’ll hit the market some time in Q2 of 2015.
Come comment on this article: Samsung is working on a second generation Galaxy Tab S
Yesterday, Samsung introduced Milk Music support for Galaxy Note tablets and the trio of Galaxy Tab 4 devices. The company has now published a list which reveals all the devices that support Milk Music.
This usually won’t interest us much, but the mention of a mystery Galaxy Tab S Pro has grabbed our attention. There’s no word on whether this is an error or if Samsung is actually planning to launch a tablet under this name in the future. But considering that Samsung is expected to launch a handful of tablets this year, it’s very likely that this is a large sized Galaxy Tab S variant.
The ‘Pro’ tag usually suggests a large sized device with beefed up hardware, so it’s safe to assume that this is a 12.2 inch variant of the Galaxy Tab S. As we’re only seeing the name mentioned here, there’s no word on the hardware as of yet, but we expect that to change over the coming weeks.
What do you think of a large sized AMOLED tablet from Samsung? Would you be interested?
Via: Sam Mobile
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If you are considering buying one of Samsung’s top devices for the new year and you enjoy Netflix, you may want to check out this new promotion that is getting ready to start up according to some leaked information. The tip indicates that buyers of the Samsung Galaxy S 5, Galaxy Note 4, or the Galaxy Tab S will get one free year of Netflix, an offer that is supposed to be good for both new and existing Netflix subscribers.
Sources indicate the promotion will run from January 4th through January 17th, although only the first 115,000 customers to take advantage of the offer will get the Netflix credit. Consumers who get one of the qualifying Samsung devices can head to SamsungPromotions.com to stake their claim.
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Samsung is working on a little treat for new Galaxy S5, Note 4 and Tab S buyers. Starting January 4th, Samsung is giving eligible U.S. buyers one free year of Netflix to go along with their new Samsung device.
If you are looking to buy one of these Samsung devices this weekend, you best hold off until after noon EST on Sunday. Of course, you best not procrastinate either, Samsung is only offering the promotion to the first 115,000 buyers.
With purchase in hand, head on over to SamsungPromotions.com to register. If you get in on time, and are a U.S. mainland or District of Columbia consumer that is 18 or older, Samsung will get you a credit for your new or existing Netflix account, good for 12 months of streaming service. Worth more than $100.
The information for this deal is not live yet, but the folks over at Android Central captured a shot of the promo flyer, see below. In addition to Netflix, the flyer is proud to announce that you’ll also get access to Samsung’s music streaming service Milk Music.
Again, those eligible devices are Samsung’s latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S5, their handy tablet the Galaxy Tab S, and the phone that lives in between those two in terms of size, the Galaxy Note 4. If you are not looking for a phone or tablet, there are also 10,000 4K streaming Netflix promos up for grabs for certain 4K Samsung TV purchases.
The Samsung promo for one year of free Netflix streaming starts this Sunday, January 4th, and runs until either January 17th or until 115,00 people claim the offer, whichever comes first.
Is a free year of Netflix worth picking up one of these Samsung devices?
Starting today, AT&T will be taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S in both the 10.5 and 8.4 inch sizes. Shipping is expected to take place on Sept. 23, or if you want to wait to buy them in store you just have to wait 3 days longer.
Both tablets qualify for AT&T’s Next plan, for 0 down and $31.50 a month for the 10.5 inch flavor and $26.50(both for 20 months) for the 8.4 inch version. If you want to buy them outright, the 10.5 version will be $629 and the 8.4 inch version will be $529 with no annual contract.
If you’re confused as to which tablet this is specifically, because of Samsung’s wide assortment of tablets, the Tab S is the tablet with the high resolution Super AMOLED display. Most other tablets use LCD technology which doesn’t allow for high contrast and vivid colors like the Tab S. The Tab S is also super slim and has a soft-touch plastic back similar to that on the Galaxy S5. Samsung powers the Tab S with an Exynos 5 processor with 3GB of RAM to allow seamless multitasking which Samsung does superbly well. In addition to the high end hardware, the Tab S also comes with a fingerprint scanner for additional security.
AT&T is also offering 50% off the Tab S keyboard with the purchase of either of the Tab S tablets.
Source – AT&T
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