Samsung attacks iPad in latest TV ad

Samsung has uploaded a new one-minute advertisement to its YouTube channel entitled “it can do that,” in which the South Korean company expressively bashes the iPad in favor of its own Galaxy Pro Series tablets. Samsung refers to the iPad as being unable to do more than one thing at a time, while emphasizing that the Galaxy Pro Series tablets have higher resolution screens than Apple’s well-known Retina display. That’s the tip of the iceberg…  (more…)

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Best Buy to show off Galaxy S5 ahead of launch

Samsung Galaxy S5While the Samsung Galaxy S5 does not hit the shelves until April 11th, that isn’t stopping big box electronics retailer Best Buy from showcasing the new smartphone ahead of time.

Beginning on Friday, several of the retail chain’s locations will place product samples of the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch on display for demonstrative purposes. Around 100 stores in 30 markets across the United States will have the samples on hand…  (more…)

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Samsung bashes iPad, Kindle, Surface in new ad

Samsung this morning uploaded a new advertisement to its YouTube channel, which outlines all of the advantages the Samsung Galaxy Pro Series has over its competitors. Points made include device’s higher pixel density, its ability to multitask, as well as the fact that you don’t need a variety of accessories to use the device.

Samsung has quite a history in chastising its competitors in advertisements, so this shouldn’t come as a surprise.

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LeBron James feels sick about the Galaxy Note

Miami heat lebronAs anyone would often do, basketball all-star LeBron James of the Miami Heat tweeted to vent his frustration about his smartphone crashing and erasing all of his personal data. The only problem? James is paid to endorse the Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone, which just happens to be the same handset he tweeted angrily about.

“My phone just erased everything it had in it and rebooted,” tweeted James. “One of the sickest feelings I’ve ever had in my life.” Unsurprisingly, considering his deal with Samsung, the tweet has since been deleted. But this is the Internet we’re talking about, meaning that retweets and screenshots are already out there by the dozen…  (more…)

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Thread spotlight: Is the Galaxy S5 boring?

Thread spotlight: Is the Galaxy S5 boring?

Echoing my thoughts from yesterday:

GS5I don’t find the Galaxy S5 to be exciting whatsoever. It’s just another boring refresh over the Galaxy S III and Galaxy S4 with some modest hardware improvements. I’m hoping Apple doesn’t do the same with the iPhone 6 or this could be another boring year for smartphones. At least the next-generation HTC One appears to have some hype.

Do you agree that smartphone upgrades are becoming too iterative?

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16 GB Samsung Galaxy S5 has less than 8 GB of usable storage

Samsung Galaxy S5Android Central had a chance to use a pre-release Samsung Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and what it discovered is something we’ve seen before: the just-announced smartphone has half its internal storage taken up by the Android operating system and TouchWiz bloatware. Just 7.85 GB of an advertised 16 GB storage is available…  (more…)

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You can check your heart rate with these iOS apps

heart rate monitor app iOS

The Galaxy S5 was launched earlier today at Mobile World Congress, and one of its headline features was the inclusion of a heart-rate monitor. You can already check your pulse with these iOS apps, both of which currently go for $1.99.

Both operate by placing your finger over the camera, and the app then takes a pulse from there. In my quick testing, both were very accurate, though you do need to have your finger placed flat against the lens. Heart Rate Monitor by Plus Sports also includes the ability to check your pulse by just looking at the front-facing camera. (more…)

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Samsung Galaxy S5 announced

Samsung Galaxy S5Samsung today unveiled its next-generation Galaxy S5 smartphone, living up to several hardware specifications leaked in the past few weeks. The handset features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 2.5 GHz quad-core processor, 3 GB of RAM, a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 2,800 mAh battery and Android KitKat 4.4…

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Thread Spotlight: Is Samsung actually that bad?

Thread Spotlight: Is Samsung actually that bad?

iphone plus-and-samsung-extrawideiFans forum member ThePodofi writes:

Before everyone freaks out let me explain. So it seems like hating on Samsung is the cool thing to do, kind of like how hating on Apple is for some people. Yes, they’re are those occasional “shady” stories about them. But lets be honest, every company has at one point or another, done something shady. You can hate on those commercials all you want, but they were brilliant. When it comes to build quality and “cheap” plastic, that’s all opinion.

Read ahead for my thoughts, and share yours on the forums…  (more…)

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Samsung reportedly out of A8 chip production

Samsung, previously one of the largest contributors to Apple’s supply chain, is reportedly out of production on the A8 chip after failing to meet yield rate expectations on the new 20 nm design. This comes by way of TechNews Taiwan. (more…)

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