The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is a little long in the tooth now, released in 2011 it is very much from a different era of smartphone technology. It is no surprise that Google has stopped supporting its Nexus device, with the Galaxy Nexus laid to rest last year when Mountain View said it would not be getting Android 4.4 KitKat. However, thanks to a bit of fiddling from developers, it is now possible to run KitKat in a stable condition on the Galaxy Nexus and it is even going to be good for Android L.
Apple and IBM struck a partnership earlier this year that is thought will have wide reaching effects in the business world and will put the two at the forefront of enterprise. Nothing has actually happened yet, but that's the general thinking. So, how do you combat two of the biggest players in the tech industry? Well, if you're Samsung you hit back.
Samsung being in hot water with other companies is nothing new, with the Korean company currently fighting battles with both Apple and Microsoft. However, Sammy has a new problem to deal with after chip manufacturer NVIDIA announced that U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted in the company's favor over a recent investigation request.
Samsung has had a poor 2014 and things are not looking very good for the foreseeable future either after the Korean giant confirmed that it will lose money again through the third quarter. The company has said that third quarter profits will sink below analyst predictions and will slide year on year for the second consecutive period.
Over the last few weeks we have heard about Samsung's new Galaxy A range, particularly the A3 and the A7, with specs of the devices showing up online. Ironically then, the first of the range to show up in a leaked render is the Galaxy A5, the one device in the range that has kept itself quiet up until this point.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 has already been released in South Korea and has sold out of pre-orders after the company moved the launch forward to counter Apple?s iPhone 6. However, October is going to be the month where the Note 4 is busiest, with the handset going on something of a world roll out tour, finding its way to 140 countries before the start of November.
Apple and Samsung have a strange relationship. Cupertino has dragged Samsung through the courts of the world in largely successful patent infringement lawsuits where the Korean giant was found to be copying the iPhone. However, Apple uses Samsung extensively as a components partner, with the electronics giant supplying a large amount of chips for the iPhone and iPad. Samsung has all but confirmed that the odd couple relationship will continue with the next Apple chip, the A9.
Apple's "bendgate" has caused a juicy scandal in the tech world and given us all plenty to talk and laugh about over the last week. However, there was a hint on Monday that Samsung could be about to have its own hardware problems when it was revealed there is a gap between the display glass and the bezel on the Galaxy Note 4. This led some early owners of the Galaxy Note 4 to flag it up as a manufacturing defect as the gap is big enough to fit a piece of card between.
Another week and another Samsung Galaxy device. The Korean company has launched the new Galaxy Grand Prime, a device that continues Samsung's bombardment of the smartphone world and the continuation of an unyielding model to offer devices in all shapes, sizes, and prices
We have been hearing plenty about the Samsung Galaxy A series recently, the range of devices thought to be stemming from the company's recently launched Galaxy Alpha. Last week we told you about the Galaxy A7 as the new series went into testing, and now it is the turn of the smaller Galaxy A3.