by Stephen Schenck | May 29, 2013 4:38 PM
Yesterday we told you about Verizon's efforts to start offering LTE service on its newly-acquired AWS spectrum space, with the first markets going live later this year. Like T-Mobile did for phones like the Note II when it switched-on its own LTE network, Verizon revealed plans to activate this AWS mode on specific handsets through a future firmware update, giving them access to higher-speed data. At the time, the only phone we knew would be getting such an update was Samsung's Galaxy S 4. Today, we can expand that list a bit, and thankfully for once it's a cross-platform affair. Both the ...
by Michael Fisher | September 28, 2012 1:34 PM
I'm looking at a press release that flashed into my inbox this morning, a notice from AT&T that the company will soon be launching three new smartphones and a tablet. Surveying the list, it quickly becomes apparent that all of these newcomers have two things in common: they're all built by Samsung, and they all bear the word "Galaxy" in their names. That should come as a surprise to absolutely no one; Samsung has been using the celestial surname to denote its Android smartphone and tablet products for years. But as the South Korean OEM continues to flood the market with more and more ...
by Stephen Schenck | September 28, 2012 12:08 PM
AT&T is looking to give its subscribers a few more options when it comes to Samsung Androids, today announcing three phones and a tablet that are on their way to the carrier. First up, we've got the Galaxy Note II, which AT&T confirms will be bringing its stylus and quad-core SoC to the network. We've already seen signs of an AT&T Note II, and heard rumors about a possible October 21 release, but the carrier's still quiet about the details. Then there's the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, more hardware we've heard about already, and also set to find a home on AT&T LTE. These aren't all ...
by Stephen Schenck | September 24, 2012 12:36 PM
Overnight, we told you about reports we had heard of Jelly Bean arriving for international Galaxy S III handsets. Since then, Samsung's confirmed the start of its Android 4.1 distribution for the model, as well as offered a look at which of its other smartphones and tablets will be seeing their own Jelly Bean updates arrive in the future. The biggies like the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note make the cut, obviously, along with the Galaxy S Advance, S II LTE, Chat, Ace 2, Ace Plus, Beam, Mini 2 and the Galaxy S Duos. On the tablet side, Samsung says to expect Jelly Bean for the Galaxy Tab 7.0 ...
by Stephen Schenck | August 24, 2012 7:22 PM
A new Samsung device just surfaced at the Bluetooth SIG's site, showing off its Bluetooth 4.0 support. It's identified as model SGH-T779, suggesting a home on T-Mobile, but just what hardware might this be? Digging through the paperwork a little more deeply, other Samsung models numbers start popping up. It's associated with models SGH-I497 and SCH-I705, which are clearly marked as Samsung tablets. OK, now we're starting to narrow things down a little. The I705 is the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 for Verizon, but the I497, at least according to the FCC docs that reveal its AT&T LTE bands, is way ...
by Anton D. Nagy | May 13, 2012 2:14 AM
The follow-up to last year's Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 - at least because of its name if not because of specs -- was introduced at the 2012 MWC in Barcelona and it finally made its way to the U.S. Three months later the tablet is available for purchase beginning today, May 13. For $399.99 you will get a 10.1-inch tablet with 1280 x 800 resolution powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor and sporting 16GB Internal Storage (expandable via microSD card slot), three-megapixel rear-facing main camera and a VGA webcam for video chat. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with ...
by Stephen Schenck | May 5, 2012 12:55 AM
It's seeming more and more plausible that some upgraded hardware will make its way into the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 before the stylus-based tablet makes its retail debut. That's not the only Samsung tablet where we've been wondering about hardware changes, and there have been some rumors that we might see a similar treatment given to both upcoming Galaxy Tab 2 models. While there's been at least one leak that seemed to suggest something odd was going on with those tablets, assigning them code names we hadn't seen used before well after they had already been officially announced, that ...
by Stephen Schenck | April 20, 2012 7:01 PM
By now, we've heard plenty of theories about just what Samsung's planning for its May 3 London event. New smartphone hardware is what everyone's expecting, but there also might be some talk of Samsung's new cloud storage services. We've also mentioned the possibility of hearing some more about what's going on with the company's tablets, after a flurry of rumors claimed some hardware changes were in the process of being made, despite the company previously announcing different specs. That's the alley we find ourselves back up tonight, with a new and confusing Samsung tablet rumor. According ...
by Stephen Schenck | April 17, 2012 6:54 PM
Amidst a CES with plenty of high-end tablets on display, we were a little let-down to hear of the underwhelming specs for Samsung's Tab 2 models. Sure, they'd have Ice Cream Sandwich, but the rest of the figures were very much from last year. We held out hope that the Galaxy Note 10.1 would end up a little more impressive, and while at first it sounded like a virtual clone of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (stylus notwithstanding), we later heard rumors about the Note 10.1 getting some hardware upgrades prior to its release. Now there's a new theory out that suggests Samsung's planning the very ...
by Stephen Schenck | April 12, 2012 5:03 PM
Samsung seems to pride itself on having plenty of different Android tablet options available. In the past, they've largely been differentiated by screen size, but with upcoming models like the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and the Galaxy Note 10.1, it's clear that Samsung is also interested in producing devices that offer different hardware options for the same size display. A new leak out of France names a couple possibly-unknown Samsung tablets, but are these just code names with which we've been unfamiliar, or might they speak to new hardware altogether? The document in question lists several ...
by Stephen Schenck | April 11, 2012 8:00 PM
Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 was the first of the company's tablets announced to arrive running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. A little bit later on, we learned about plans for a larger 10.1-inch version. While we've had a good amount of technical data on both tablets, the picture of their eventual release has been a little less clear. First it looked like there might be an international launch late last month, but those plans fizzled. Today Samsung has some news for us about the tablets' release plans, revealing just how they'll be making their way to Android fans in the States. The Galaxy ...
by Anton D. Nagy | April 7, 2012 9:52 AM
After we heard that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 might arrive in June with a quad-core Exynos processor, it's now time to take a look at another Samsung tablet launched prior to MWC: the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Office Depot has the 8GB WiFi-only variant listed for $399.99 (though it's not possible to check-out), which is really an acceptable price, considering that the tablet is not packed with a truckload of raw horsepower. There's a 10.1-inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution, 1GHz dual-core CPU with 1GB of RAM, 3MP rear-camera and VGA front-facing camera. Source: Office Depot Via: Engadget
by Anton D. Nagy | April 2, 2012 3:30 AM
Those who are Apple fans, or simply follow the tech industry, need no introduction when it comes to John Sculley, Apple's former CEO who decided to come on-board as CEO and help the late Steve Jobs "change the world" instead of selling "sugar water" for the rest of his life while at PepsiCo. In an interview with The Economic Times, the ex-CEO, now 73, said that "Apple has an extraordinary executive team" and he sees "many good years ahead" for the Cupertino-based company. With regards to the tablet market, Sculley, an iPad user himself, said that "the only serious tablet competitor in ...
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