Tag Archive: South


Samsung Gear Live now available from Google Play in Australia, Japan and South Korea

Just as folks who ordered the Samsung Gear Live on day one get ready to receive shipping notifications, Google Play has expanded availability of the watch to Australia, Japan and South Korea. This isn’t too notable of an expansion, actually, as the LG G Watch was already available in the three countries — this simply brings the Gear Live’s availability nearly up to par with that of the G Watch.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S series goes up for pre-order in South Korea

Samsung has commenced pre-orders of the recently announced Galaxy Tab S tablets in its home country. Although pricing for the tablets hasn’t been revealed, Samsung has mentioned that the first orders will receive a set of Level On on-ear headphones for free.

Samsung announces the Galaxy S5 LTE-A with QHD display, Snapdragon 805 CPU in South Korea

Looks like those rumors suggesting an imminent arrival of a LTE-A version of the Galaxy S5 were spot on, as Samsung has just unveiled the handset in South Korea. The device sports a beefier Snapdragon 805 CPU and a QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440.

Chromecast now available in South Korea

After launching the streaming device across the E.U. in March, Google has announced that the Chromecast will be available for sale in South Korea starting today — the first time the dongle has been made available in Asia.

Samsung offering personal engraving for Galaxy Note in South Korea

Samsung Galaxy Note engraving

Samsung’s Galaxy Note publicity machine continues to churn, with the manufacturer now hoping to win over consumers in its native South Korea a unique personalization option. According to Samsung’s official Flickr stream, personalized laser engraving will be available for Korean buyers until Mar. 31 at “Samsung Digital Plaza” locations across the country.

Apple has long offered engraving when buying certain iPod and iPad models as gifts, but Android device manufacturers  [Read More…]

Ten percent of all South Koreans own a Samsung Galaxy S II

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Apple’s iPhone 4S may dominate sales in the US, but it looks like Samsung’s Galaxy S II has established full dominance in Samsung’s home market. Samsung has just announced that they have sold five million Galaxy S II’s in South Korea since the phone’s late April debut. To put that into perspective, more than one in ten South Koreans (current population estimates hover around 48 million) are walking around with a  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 released in South Korea, the rest of the world to follow soon

Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 released in South Korea, the rest of the world to follow soon

While some time ago it seemed that media players were almost dead and buried and had no way to compete with smartphones  [Read More…]

PRADA phone by LG 3.0 now available in South Korea; Europe, rest of Asia in January

PRADA phone by LG 3.0

The obtusely named PRADA phone by LG 3.0 is now available in South Korea, the manufacturer announced today. It’ll be released in most European nations and in other parts of Asia in January.

As you’ll recall from our hands-on with the phone earlier this month, the PRADA phone by LG 3.0 (seriously, we’re just calling it PRADA 3.0 from here on out) is running a unique UI on top  [Read More…]

South Korea, Android’s 2nd biggest market, regains Android Market gaming options

South Korean Android fans will suddenly be able to embrace the Android Market for their gaming fix once again. Android team member Eric Chu has just confirmed that games are immediately available to users in South Korea, and that includes the paid Android games that can be purchased through direct carrier billing.

It may seem strange that Google would tout the inclusion of games  [Read More…]

Cellular South Aims to Make Wireless Service More Personal, Changing Name to C Spire

Cellular South has announced that come September 26th, it will be dropping its southern moniker in favor of a newer and more confusing C Spire Wireless branding. We’re not sure the story behind the new name but we know that they are touting a more personalized wireless experience based on each individual customer’s needs. Reading the press release made my head spin, but it would appear that  [Read More…]