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, [Read More...]
You’ll notice in just about every non-Nexus device review we’ve done over there past few years that there are comments about the pre-installed apps that come on these device, and we’ve always wondered why they’re there and who really uses them. Turns out the answer to the second part of that question is “just about nobody.” Strategy Analytics dug into their AppOptix data to look at the usage patterns of real world more than 250 users [Read More...]
The Samsung Galaxy S5 features an infrared emitter at the top of the phone which can control your TV and other home electronics. The app, Smart Remote, requires a little bit of setup but is ultimately very useful in reducing the number of controllers you need to keep around in your living room, not to mention keeping track of what’s on at any given time.
Previous contractual obligations may see Google getting involved in the current patent lawsuit trial between Samsung and Apple. According to testimony by a Google lawyer today, the contract associated with bringing Google apps to Samsung’s devices has Google pick up some of the defense associated with patent lawsuits that go against Samsung. Although exact terms of the licensing agreement between the companies aren’t known, indications are that at least some of Apple’s complaints against Samsung have [Read More...]
We have seen the Samsung Galaxy S5 and its amazing results, and surely it is the best Galaxy device to date. But as the new flagship is here, its time for the rumors to start floating about the next flagship smartphone. SamMobile is reporting that Samsung is working on a premium version of the Galaxy S5, which will feature an octa-core Exynos 5430 processor and QHD (2560×1440) [Read More...]
Rumors have been swirling for some time now that Samsung would release a high-powered version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 with a super-dense screen and presumably high-powered processor to power it — and now we’re getting our first form of confirmation (albeit not official from Samsung) on the device. The “Galaxy S5 Prime“, we called it. These rumors began surfacing long before the Galaxy S5 announced, primarily that we would see a phone with an absurd [Read More...]
While autocorrect always has the best intentions, it doesn’t always play nice with everyone. The Galaxy S5 is no exception. Whether you want to simply disable it permanently or just while typing something that may contain a lot of words it doesn’t recognize, you can do so on any keyboard you have pulled up in just a few taps. Here’s how, when using Samsung’s keyboard:
With the keyboard visible, tap and hold the Dictation key that [Read More...]
Largely all is well, until you enter ultra power saving mode
Here’s a quick word of caution to anyone sideloading the Google Now Launcher onto their new Samsung Galaxy S5. Largely Google’s own KitKat launcher works faultlessly on Samsung’s latest Android handset. It’s smooth, it’s snappy, and it’s a great option even if the Galaxy S5 isn’t officially supported. But you do run into some issues when you switch in and out of ultra power saving [Read More...]
By default, the Samsung Galaxy S5 just needs a little swipe to wake up from the lock screen, but anyone with even a tiny sense of security will want something more. The S5 offers a bunch of different ways to keep your device locked when not in use
Looking to save some cash on the new Samsung Galaxy S5? Then you’re in luck if you’ve been wanting it on Verizon. Head to Amazon where you’ll be able to save over $ 100 off the on-contract price. Verizon offers the Galaxy S5 for $ 199 with a contract, while Amazon is has the same device for just $ 99. But you’ll have to wait for it — details after the break.