Samsung has kept quiet regarding its plans for Android 5.0 Lollipop, aside from a teaser image of the Galaxy Note 4 amidst Lollipops of course. However, the Note 4 is shipping with Android KitKat and the Korean company has not given any specific dates as to when any of its smartphones will get Google's latest and greatest software. However, reports are starting to paint a clearer picture.
How many Galaxy Note 4 units did Samsung sell? That's a question I have been asked a lot over the a last couple of weeks as Apple fans wanted to rub salt into the wound of their rivals, and Samsung fans wanted to prove that the company can hold its own against the iPhone. Well, the answer is in according to Korean news outlets, and it is actually good news for both sides of the fence.
Samsung's latest low end offering has made itself a bit more real today as the device passed through the FCC and looks set to get a launch in the US soon. We have already heard plenty about the budget Galaxy A3, the smallest of a new range of devices based off Samsung's Galaxy Alpha. The others in the range will be the A5 and A7, all three due to launch together in November and all three boasting the high end appeal of the Alpha.
Samsung is often criticized for its designs, with many people claiming their devices are cheaply made and overly plastic in feel. The truth is it has been a valid criticism at times, but the Korean giant is taking more steps to solve that, such as the Galaxy Alpha series and the new Galaxy Note 4. There are still issues, such as cutting corners with things like faux leather, but Samsung seems to be on the right track.
Those familiar with Samsung and Verizon will know that the Korean company tends to release developer editions of its smartphones with the US carrier. History is repeating itself as Samsung has leaked the Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition, which will probably come to Big Red, although if you want one you will have to be willing to spend big.
Samsung's new(ish) relationship with Barnes & Noble has already resulted in one new product, the Nook powered Galaxy Tab 4. The union has now doubled its product range with the announcement of the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, a larger Nook/Galaxy slate that is as much full blown tablet as it is e-reader.
While many companies have emerged to confirm their Android 5.0 Lollipop plans, the Korean giants have been quiet. Samsung has today offered its first tease to at least one of its smartphones getting the latest and greatest version of Google?s mobile platform.
Nobody does market saturation quite like Samsung. Just in case you needed a new flavour of the company's Galaxy S5 smartphone the Korean giant has issued the Galaxy S5 Plus in Europe. The device showed up on a Dutch Samsung page and joins the normal Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S5 LTE-A, but do we really need this device?
While the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the phablet device getting all the attention, the company rolled out another large screened smartphone last month, the Galaxy Mega 2. The device landed as a little bit of a disappointment as it is not much of an improvement over the original Galaxy Mega, and it looks like being an expensive phone considering its humble specs.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is one of the better large sized tablets on the market, even if it does have a few compromises. The slate is now getting a bump to the latest and greatest (well, almost) version of Google's Android operating system for those using the Note 10.1 2014 on the T-Mobile network.