Samsung has some good news for current and future owners of its HomeSync storage and streaming hub device. This multimedia and storage hub will now support more Android smartphones and tablets, including those not manufactured by Samsung.
Samsung is said to be addressing a market segment that is often ignored in this fast-paced, fast-evolving technology world. According to Korean media, the company will soon be outing the Galaxy Core Advance as an Android smartphone for less agile users.
Samsung recently dropped the "Just for You" teaser video on YouTube and it measures in at 22 seconds in length and appears to be offering a look at the Galaxy J. This isn't the only time we have seen talk of the Galaxy J recently, however this one is from Samsung as opposed to a leak. One key with the video though, this is from Samsung Taiwan, which suggests where the handset is heading.
Samsung has released an update to their Galaxy Core brand, but it’s not quite an upgrade. The original Galaxy Core, launched earlier this year, actually had beefier specs and a bit more to offer than the new Galaxy Core Plus. The device, launched in Taiwan, may be aimed at emerging markets, or could just be a cost-cutting measure by Samsung.
Chatter coming out of South Korea suggests we may see Samsung unveil the Galaxy S 5 a bit ahead of when it was originally expected. Samsung has kept to a fairly regular announcement pattern for their Galaxy S series, with announcements having come in April, May and June. The talk has Samsung unveiling the Galaxy S 5 in early next year, possibly as soon as January.
Coming by way of a leaked NTT DoCoMo sales flyer, we have the Samsung Galaxy J. The handset, which is shown as being available in three colors, appears to be a Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 hybrid. Details coming from the flyer point towards the handset as having a 5-inch display (like the Galaxy S 4) but with looks similar to the Galaxy Note 3.
Samsung was showing the HomeSync media center back in February and as of today there is a bit of good news for those in the US market. The HomeSync will be available for purchase beginning on October 6th. Samsung touts the HomeSync as being a "household Android media center for storing, synchronizing and streaming content across multiple devices." To that point, the HomeSync means those with a Galaxy device will be able to stream content on a television.
The argument between plastic or aluminum for smartphone designs is ongoing, and we all know Samsung's been criticized for it in the past, but that could soon be changing. A company by the name Catcher Technology is reportedly looking to secure a large deal with Samsung electronics to manufacture and build millions of new metal smartphone casings, which many believe are for the new Galaxy S5.
Next week Samsung is scheduled to take the stage in Berlin for IFA and announce their brand new smartwatch, called the Samsung Galaxy Gear. September 4th we'll be able to put all the rumors to rest, but this afternoon the first real pictures of the device have finally hit the web courtesy of VentureBeat. It sure isn't what we expected, and is a bit clunky, but check it out with more details below.
Samsung's annual Unpacked event is just days away, where the company and their CEO will take the stage to announce what's next from the company. We already know what to expect though. That being the Galaxy Note III and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Well, today they're teasing "something new and groundbreaking" on Facebook, which we can only assume is the Galaxy Gear.