The Galaxy Note 5 clearly was the big winner from Thursday's Samsung Unpacked event — if you don't live in Europe, anyway — and that means the discussions are really starting to heat up in our Note 5 forums.
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 14 Aug 2015 11:48 am
The first things to do when you get your Moto G 2015
For more than a few of us, the Moto G 2015 will be our first Android smartphone. It might even be the first smartphone experience for some of us. That's cool, and welcome to the fold.
A first experience with an Android phone isn't likely to be confusing, but there are a few tricks to make the initial experience a little smoother.
Sprint is now pushing out an update for the HTC One M8, which contains a patch for the Stagefright exploit. Several Samsung phones on Sprint have already received the update, and it is great to see updates being pushed from other manufacturers as well. The update bumps the phone up to software version 4.25.651.18.
If you have not already received the update notification, you can manually check...
Samsung's decision to deny European buyers its best smartphone is weird and unnecessary.
As tick follows tock, each year Samsung has followed up its Galaxy S handset with a new Galaxy Note. It was one of the more reliable, almost inevitable events of the tech calendar. Every 12 months the Note family has introduced a new member at the IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany. And each time it's been...
Update: PCWorld reports that, according to a Google spokesperson, the Project Ara sales pilot project for Puerto Rico is no longer going to happen. The spokesperson offered no other details.
Original story: Project Ara, which is Google's effort to create a smartphone using quickly changed modular parts, is looking like it has hit a snag. The project's official Twitter feed has posted a series...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 14 Aug 2015 6:34 am
Although nothing's official yet, it is looking more and more likely that we'll see two Nexus smartphones this year, with Huawei and LG claimed to be the manufacturers. Huawei's Nexus leak from earlier this month suggested that the phone will feature a 5.7-inch QHD display, while LG's model is expected to come with a 5.2-inch display.
Leaked live photos will undoubtedly start showing up as we...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 14 Aug 2015 5:19 am
Samsung made no mention of the 128GB variant during the unveil of the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+, with the phones available in 32 and 64GB editions. It looks like the manufacturer may offer the higher-storage model as well, based on the handsets' listing on Samsung's official website:
After a quiet announcement earlier this summer, Samsung gave us our first look at its latest high-end tablets, the Galaxy Tab 2 series at its "London Unpacked" event in the UK. The latest in a long line of Samsung tablets, the Tab S2 builds on the Korean giant's 2014 efforts with high-end Android slates positioned at two key screen sizes — 8.0 and 9.7 inches.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 13 Aug 2015 11:13 pm
Not sure if you'll make use of the additional functionality offered by the S Pen on the Galaxy Note 5? Does that dual-curve screen on the Galaxy S6 edge+ strike your fancy? With Samsung offering two leading handsets in its Note and Galaxy S line simultaneously for the first time, there's a lot to choose from.
With Samsung finally taking the wraps off of the Galaxy Note 5, it's an honest comparison to put it up alongside LG's big device for the year — the G4. Both phones pack big screens, high-end specs and a few neat features that set them apart from each other and the rest of the smartphone pack. Here's a quick comparison of the leading devices from Samsung and LG, read on.
If you're having trouble keeping up, we don't blame you. Samsung bludgeoned us today with a bevy of new products. Smartphones. Payment systems. It even teased a new round smartwatch. It was one hell of a liveblog.
There's a lot that's new, but also a lot that's building upon products we've become intimately familiar with over the past several months. There's definitely something for most...
Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ have officially begun, and here is where you can place yours. We have already seen all of the major US carriers commit to carrying the new phones, with official availability beginning on August 21.
There's a certain segment of smartphone users — and we're not judging here — who just have to have a hardware keyboard. (We hear you. We grew up on Treos and Droids and Motorola Q9s that all had buttons with letters on them. (Some of us even used ... what was it called ... Blackberry!) But hardware keyboards have mostly gone the way of the dinosaur — until today.
Samsung has a keyboard cover...
The just announced Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ will be offered by the major wireless carriers in the future. Pre-orders for these phones are expected to being at 3 pm Eastern time (Noon Pacific time).
With the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 now officially official, it's time for a quick reminder of how it stacks up against its two immediate predecessors, the Galaxy Note 4 and Note 3. While all three are 5.7-inch phones with Samsung's S Pen stylus input, the company's latest big-screened handset loses a couple of trademark features, while bumping up specs in other areas.
Read on to see how these...
Notable improvements in design and build are tempered by a couple big feature losses.
The Galaxy Note 5 clearly marks a new direction for Samsung in bringing the Galaxy Note series closer in line with the Galaxy S, and that means a pretty stark change compared to the Galaxy Note 4. Though the Note 5 retains the same basic shape and size, the materials and design have taken a huge leap forward...
Basically the same phone — just pick the size you want.
The Galaxy S6 edge was an unexpected hit after being launched alongside the standard Galaxy S6, and now six months later Samsung is hoping to continue on that momentum with a larger version, the Galaxy S6 edge+. The GS6 edge+ is an interesting device as it looks identical to the original Galaxy S6, simply with a larger screen, but also...
Samsung Pay, Samsung's answer to mobile payments, is officially launching on August 20th in South Korea and on September 28th in the United States. Unlike other systems that depend on NFC or barcode scanning, Samsung Pay emulates the magnetic stripe of a credit card (in addition to including NFC for contactless payments support).