Posts Tagged ‘Samsung’
Geeky Gadget Review: Galaxy Note 2
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 05:14 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 12 February 2013 05:14
I’m a lover of my Gen 1 Note. The bigger screen makes movie watching and game playing awesome and much easier on the eyes. The S-Pen comes in handy when my fat fingers can’t hit the right spot and the screen cap features make Facebook sharing more fun. I have no problems with the bigger size, I find a pocket to slip it in just fine – even with a case.
When Samsung gave me a chance to take the Note 2 out for a test drive, I was obviously more than enthused. Because they sent a CDMA Sprint model over, sadly I wasn’t able to make it my daily driver (Sprint has poor service in my area). I decided to use the Note 2 as a more “fun” device, playing games, watching Netflix, etc. I wanted to see if the device could be more than just a top of the line cell phone, I wanted to have fun with it.
The first thing I did was download Grand Theft Auto III for the Note 2. The extra .2″ in the 5.5″ wasn’t really noticeable, it was pretty much like playing it on my Note. Not to say playing GTA III on a 5″ screen isn’t fun, I don’t see the extra in the screen dimensions. The HD Super AMOLED screen is still bright and beautiful and worth the investment. I played the usual rounds of Star Wars Angry Birds ans Plants vs Zombies – same fun factor.
Will the Samsung Galaxy S4 pop up in March?
Last Updated on Thursday, 7 February 2013 04:26 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 7 February 2013 04:26
Well the rumor mill is churning about when we could see the next version of Samsung’s mega-hot Galaxy S series. With the latest model, the S3, racking up the sales charts and knocking around Apple’s iPhone 5, you’d think people would be more focused on the present instead of the future. Alas, that’s not the case.
Web rumors are pointing to Samsung prepping a new Unpacked event on March 15th, an event where they plan on showing off the Galaxy S4. The rumor stirrers could not comment on what the specs might be, the price or anything else even remotely important. The past says we should be ready for a March-ish Unpacked event and we should most definitely expect the S4 to be announced. Past events also point to the European chaps getting it first while us U.S. geeks wait until May or June.
Everything needs to be taken with the proverbial grain of salt as all we’ve read comes from the standard “anonymous” sources but hey, we can hope, right?
Samsung boasts a tidy 5 million Galaxy Note II units sold.
Last Updated on Monday, 26 November 2012 05:10 Written by LoganDX Monday, 26 November 2012 05:10
What a nice round figure for Samsung, 5 million units of the mega “phablet”, the Galaxy Note II, sold worldwide since its release in September. That’s three months sooner than its precursor, the Note, hit that mark! Not too bad considering most people thought Sammy was plumb nuts releasing a hybrid phone\tablet.
Other good news for the Korean manufacturer shows they may well sell a grand total of 61.5 million Galaxy devices before drunk revelers kiss the wrong person at midnight on New Year’s Eve. 2 million of that is expected to be more Galaxy Note II sales. So far the new Galaxy S III has sold a crushing 30 million devices, 20 million of that within its first 100 days. Thanks to the huge sales push, the GS III became the most popular smartphone in the world, even beating out perennial favorite, the iPhone. Samsung has a lot to be happy about but how long can their tide last?
Multi Window comes to Sprint’s Galaxy Note II.
Last Updated on Thursday, 8 November 2012 02:23 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 8 November 2012 01:00
U.S. versions of Samsung’s newest phablet phone, the Note II, launched missing a much touted feature of their International cousins – the Multi Window function. Using MW, folks could run two apps at once. Maybe check their email and surf the web or dot around in calendar while checking a text. Owners of the Note II here were left wondering just what the heck was going on, especially as MW was so hyped. Per the usual, U.S. carriers kept mum. Now Sprint has finally let loose details about the feature and when we can see it.
Coming in the next few days, Sprint users will find the update coming over the air. Along with Multi Window, the Note II will also receive a few tweaks. Incoming texts will now sound off a audible alert when received and email will get better when offline. Sprint notes that the update could take as long as five days before everyone gets their hands on it.