After releasing a short teaser , which some have associated with a Galaxy S 5 , Samsung has finally unveiled the Galaxy J for the Taiwanese market. Bearing hallmarks of a design meant to appeal to Japanese consumers, the Galaxy J is a rather curious device that brings together the best of Samsung’s two top smartphone models.
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Just after being released to the world, Polaroid’s Android camera is being pulled form shelves. The mirrorless shooter, which Nikon says violates patents they hold, will no longer be offered to consumers. In an agreement between Nikon and the camera’s manufacturer Sakar, they will “no longer manufacture, import, advertise, promote, offer for sale, sell, or ship the Polaroid iM1836 digital camera in its present configuration.” The Polaroid iM1836 was first seen at CES 2013, and quickly drew comparisons to Samsung’s Galaxy camera
Samsung has dropped a new promo video, this time pushing the Galaxy Note 3 and showing the Galaxy Gear . The video is staring Robin Thicke and comes by way of the Samsung Mobile YouTube channel
Fingerprint scanners on computers and smartphones is nothing new, and one many consider to be the safest way to access your device. According to Swedish company Fingerprint Cards, we could be seeing a lot more of the technology in smartphones.
Verizon has been given the go-ahead from the FCC to purchase the stake UK carrier Vodafone has in the company. The largest US carrier is expected to spend a massive $130 billion to regain sole control.
Recent reports suggest that the Galaxy S5 refresh may not be all Samsung has in store for early next year. ET Times is citing sources who say that Samsung might just have a broad lineup of devices ready for us in the first half of 2014, though exactly which are not known
Snapchat has snapped up a member of Instagram management, naming her COO. Emily White, former Director of Business Operations at Instagram, will be the new COO of Snapchat. In a discussion with All things D , White said “It happened really quickly, but to have an actual COO role in one of many companies that is disrupting the communications arena is one I could not pass up.” It’s believed that White will head up Snapchat’s marketing efforts, and her hire is a precursor for ads making their way to Snapchat
The leaks and rumors have yet to reach that overdrive status, however it does appear as if we are seeing more and more mentions of the Samsung Galaxy S5. There has been talk of the handset having a metal frame , 16MP rear-facing camera and even a 4000 mAh battery . And as of today, a GFX Bench filing has been spotted for the SM-G900S, a device that is believed to be the Galaxy S5
Samsung’s plastic builds are both loved and lamented, with Samsung famously saying they had no intention of moving away form them. With the HTC One, we fell in love with metal devices