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Samsung announces the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

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Tipped for T-Mobile a few days ago, Samsung has now officially announced the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, an updated version of the venerable 7-inch tablet. Samsung was first to market with a quality Android tablet, but it did (and still does) so with Froyo, not the newer Honeycomb tablet-optimized OS.

That changes with the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. In addition to having Android 3.2 Honeycomb, it’s got a 1.2GHz  [Read More…]

Patent wars: T-Mobile backs Verizon and Samsung in the fight against Apple

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It wasn’t even a week ago that US carrier Verizon filed court papers to block Apple’s request to ban certain Samsung devices from the market. In the filing, Verizon has said that banning devices like the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Droid Charge, Infuse and Galaxy S 4G would not only hurt the company, but hurt consumer choice and the economy, as well. Today, T-Mobile has stepped up to voice their opinion on  [Read More…]

Samsung unveils new 1.5 GHz Exynos processor just in time for Nexus Prime?

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As we count down to a possible demo of Ice Cream Sandwich on October 11th, more clues are beginning to appear about the specs of the fabled Nexus Prime. The latest tidbit comes from Samsung Semiconductor Inc. which just announced their new dual-core 1.5 GHz Exynos 4212 processor.

This latest addition to the Exynos family is built with Samsung’s advanced 32nm High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) low-power process, which promises “30 percent  [Read More…]

Samsung and Google appear poised for some possible Ice Cream Sandwich at CTIA

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Allow us a little inside baseball here. We normally don’t post every event we’re invited to at the usual trade shows. We’ll be there, and you know we’ll be there. But this one’s a little different.

Behold the invitation to the Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2011 “Google Episode” at CTIA in San Diego. So, first, it’s the “Google Episode.” That’s new. Second, they’re going to stream it for everyone to see, live  [Read More…]

Samsung coerced to pay licensing fee to Microsoft for their Android devices

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Samsung is the latest manufacturer to get pulled into Microsoft’s web. Samsung and Microsoft have announced a cross-licensing agreement that involves patents from both sides. While the agreement is mutually beneficial, Samsung will be paying royalties to Microsoft for every Android powered device they sell. Not only will Microsoft be getting cash for Samsung’s Android phones, but Samsung has also agreed to develop and promote new handsets running Microsoft’s Windows Phone  [Read More…]

Microsoft reaches payment deal with Samsung over alleged patent violations

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Microsoft has reached an agreement with Samsung over alleged intellectual property violations present in Samsung’s Galaxy phones and tablets. The two companies have agreed to a cross-licensing deal that will allow Samsung to use software and features in exchange for working with Windows Phone 7 and paying royalty fees for each device sold.

Samsung is the latest  [Read More…]

Samsung announces pricing and availability for Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Players in the US – iPod Touch killers?

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We hear about new 10-inch tablets and Android smartphones every day, but Samsung has something different for us this time. Yesterday afternoon, Samsung officially announced the pricing and availability for three devices that we have been awaiting for some months now in the US. These are the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 and the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0.

These are all solid  [Read More…]

HTC, Samsung, and Motorola join ISIS, an NFC rival to Google Wallet

Google Wallet is Google’s shot at introducing near field communications to the world. It’s currently available only in the Nexus S, only on Sprint, and only with a Mastercard. Even with Visa’s recent confirmation that it will support Wallet, Google is up against a big challenge in getting its NFC system widely adopted.

Oh, and did I mention that the very people it hopes  [Read More…]

Samsung Announces Tab 8.9, Galaxy Players 4.0 and 5.0

It looks like Sammy is going into October with a bang, as they’ve just officially announced the Galaxy Tab 8.9, as well as two new Galaxy Players, the 4.0 and 5.0. There are quite a few specs to run through for these devices, so let’s jump right into it

Read the rest of this AndroidGuys post:Samsung Announces Tab 8.9, Galaxy Players 4.0 and 5.0

Patent wars: Verizon jumps into the fray, siding with Samsung against Apple

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Over the weekend, the ongoing patent war between Samsung and Apple took an interesting turn. No new devices have been banned, but a rather unlikely third-party has made their opinion on the situation known. The unlikely third-party is Verizon, and it looks like the carrier may become the voice of reason.

Verizon has filed the necessary paperwork to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California to ask  [Read More…]