AT&T is rolling out an update for a couple of its handsets today, namely the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the LG G3. Of course, the S4 is Sammy's 2013 flagship, while the G3 is LG's latest core high ender, so you may expect this update involves a certain Android 5.0 Lollipop, especially as LG said the G3 would get the software this month. However, hold your excitement because this fresh Ma Bell update is not carrying Google's latest and greatest platform build.
Galaxy Note Edge is now rolling out in the United States and Samsung has also made the handset available for pre-order in the UK, with the rest of Europe to follow through November. The device is also in the hands of reviewers and as you can see by this quick cross section, the Note Edge seems to be a solid smartphone, but most reviews think it is a definite first attempt, while there is no getting away from the expense of buying the Note Edge.
Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge made many people sit up and take notice when it was launched at IFA two months ago. Here was a company blasted regularly for not innovating... innovating, and plenty have been waiting to get their hands on the Note Edge since. Well, the day is at hand as the device landing in the United States on Friday after being available for pre-order recently. On top of that consumers in the UK are also getting the chance to grab the Edge as pre-orders open in the country.
NVIDIA has recently sued Samsung over patent infringements in the company's chip business and has even called for a sales ban on a slew of Samsung products. However, the Korean company is hitting back and has now filed its own lawsuit against NVIDIA, saying that the company infringed Samsung's patents.
The Samsung Gear S shifted 10,000 units during its first day on sale in South Korea, a decent amount for a smartwatch, although it is worth noting that the country is Samsung's home territory. The 3G modem packing, call making wearable was launched back at IFA in September but is only now making its debut with carriers and retailers around the world.
Recently it has emerged that Samsung's Find My Mobile service that lets users find a lost or stolen device may have a security flaw. Several security reports have shown that the feature leaves devices open to attacks from hackers operating remotely. Samsung has acknowledged the problem today, but interestingly the company's explanation has added a little confusion to the mix.
Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge is ready to make its debut in the US market with some of the largest carriers in the country confirming the device. As you would expect from an exclusive device that carries some innovative features, the Note Edge is properly expensive. Considering it is not as rounded as the Galaxy Note 4, the Edge is really for those who must have new tech or want to stand out from the smartphone crowd.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is hardly a new device these days, in fact, it was launched in March 2013 and is now 18 months old. However, while some company's cut off support at this point of a smartphones' life, Samsung's old flagship was a monster seller and is still in the hands of tens of millions of people around the world. It's good then that the company is continuing to support the handset and will be sending out Android 5.0 Lollipop to the Galaxy S4.
When Samsung revealed its earnings call for the third quarter last week the news was pretty desperate as sales and profits went south. The company's latest flagship effort, the Galaxy Note 4 arrived too late to make a difference in Q3, but it is the device that Samsung hopes will drive recovery through the Holiday Season. However, it got off to a successful but rocky start, although the Korean company now says the Note 4 is going from strength to strength in terms of sales.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 is getting a little old now, in fact it has already been replaced by the Galaxy Note 3 and the brand new Galaxy Note 4. However, the Note 2 remains a potent device two years after its release and as it is the device the kicked the phablet trend into gear. Indeed, if you want a phablet then arguably only the Note 3, 4, and iPhone 6 Plus are better, and the Galaxy Note 2 just got more interesting thanks to a new software update.