I have been saying for a long time that Samsung is looking to Tizen long term and if the software is successful the Korean company will make a move from Android for its core products. A Samsung source confirmed this to me, although some commentators still see Tizen as a hobby for the company... It's not. With Tizen smartwatches, TVs, and now a first smartphone (the Z1 launched this week), Samsung is laying a foundation.
According to Reuters, Korean company Samsung is in talks with Canadian smartphone maker Blackberry over a $7.5 billion deal to buy the company. Reuters is reporting that Samsung (the world?s largest smartphone manufacturer) is interested in Blackberry's rich portfolio of patents and is will to pay $13.35 to $15.49 per share, which is at least 38% over the value of the company.
Samsung first Tizen based smartphone has walked a long and bumpy road to release, but today the Korean company officially launched the Samsung Z1. This is of course the first ever handset to run Samsung?s own Tizen operating system, a first in what will likely be many handsets over the next few years that pull the company further away from Google's Android.
Samsung is revamping its smartphone portfolio after a 2014 to forget, with the company coming back with fresh designs and a new strategy. The company has been criticized for many things, but arguably the most consistent complaint is over Samsung's TouchWiz Android skin, which often called slow, laggy, and bloated.
Some region specific models of Samsung's Galaxy S5 flagship smartphones have already started getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, Spain and Russia for example. Now the biggest European market, the United Kingdom, can also be added to the growing list as users of the GS5 in that country will now be getting the latest and greatest Android build.
A brand new reports seems to add more weight to the rumor that Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S6 smartphone flagship will be accompanied by the Galaxy S6 Edge. That second handset will have a folded second screen like the Note Edge and has been oft rumored in the S6 development. Aside from that, it also seems that the talked about round faced Samsung smartwatch will also arrive alongside the flagship handset.
We have been hearing about it for sometimes, but the Galaxy A7 is finally getting an official release with Samsung announcing the handset today. The Galaxy A series was ushered in late last year, based off the now outgoing Galaxy Alpha, the series made a debut with the A3 and A5 smartphones. Now the daddy of the range, the Galaxy A7, is out and official.
Samsung has launched two new smartphones, the Galaxy E5 and Galaxy E7, two devices that drop a tier below the recently launched Galaxy A series and will serve as the company's budget devices. Both handsets carry Samsung's newest design language and though they lack the premium edge of more expensive Galaxy models they are appealing, and arguably the bust budget handsets Sammy has made in some time.
The existence of a Galaxy S6 with a curved edge screen is still unknown, even the actual Galaxy S6 is still not official, while some reports say it will get an S6 Edge variant and other say it won't. A new source claims that the Edge device does indeed exist and it will be launched alongside the S6 proper, although it will be a limited edition
Rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S6 have been running wild over recent weeks, but how close are they to reaching a peak? It is still not clear when the device will be available for you and me to buy, but according to one rumor the Samsung Galaxy S6 will be unveiled during this week at the CES trade show in Las Vegas.