AT&T is set to carry the first of Samsung’s A Series of “premium feel” phones, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. The sleek-looking metal-bound smartphone is set to be available online and with AT&T retailers starting September 26.
South Korean gadget giant Samsung is reportedly looking at how they can incorporate simple payment functions to the next wearable devices – smartwatches, more specifically. The target is the Mobile World Congress slated for early in 2015, where by that time, Samsung is expected to launch a payments-enabled smartwatch.
It’s funny (not funny) how “virtual reality” hasn’t really gained momentum from the heady days of the 90s where everyone was excited about the technology until today where it’s still an obvious bystander to mainstream tech. That said, Samsung is set to splurge some of their well-earned smartphone profit on the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus is set to launch a game created especially for the Gear VR.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 was advertised by a Malaysian retailer last month and the new Android smartphone is now available in Asia with a $400 price tag. The Korean tech giant has recently listed the phone on its Thai website.
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is one good looking phone, and that’s probably one of the best things we can say about it – it feels and looks like a premium phone, albeit having some middling specs. The rumored “A Series” smartphones from Samsung are expected to follow in the trail of the Galaxy Alpha, the first of which has arrived in the SM-A500, to be marketed reportedly as the Samsung Galaxy A5.
Android was designed with open-source, open-market viability in mind – so it was, by design, low in “private sandbox” security features. This is something that makes the platform a very risky one for those in enterprise security. Enclosed architectures like BlackBerry OS and iOS have legitimate advantages here in one sense, but Samsung is belatedly trying to join the party with its KNOX B2B (business-to-business) apps.
Anki Drive is the new generation of remote control car racing. A lot of Gen X-ers grew up with remote control cars, helicopters and planes being top-of-the-line in toy technology, but we are a long ways into the future from those days. Enter Anki Drive, a race car gaming combo which brings together mobile gaming, bleeding edge wireless technology, and robotics into one awesome mashup. Even better, it’s coming to Android really soon.
More good news from Verizon: the 4G LTE versions of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is now available. The Android tablet that boasts of a super high-resolution screen can now be enjoyed with fast mobile Internet from the Bid Red, of course, for a price.
It's pre-order week! Along with Motorola and that non-Android fruit company, Samsung is announcing the dates that its fans should be waiting for if they want a Galaxy Note 4. Although the S Pen phablet won't be available until October 17, pre-orders will be starting tomorrow, including major US carriers.
Giving a bit of credence to the rumors, a certain A5000 and A5009, variants of the same A500 model, have been seen in China's TENAA. Based on the images and specs hosted there, these would indeed seem to be lower spec'd variants of the Galaxy Alpha, a smartphone that heralded Samsung's excursion, or some would say return, into the realm of metal.