Today Samsung Electronics announced a trio of new tablets that will continue its trend of offering Android tablets of all sizes for consumers to choose instead of an iPad.
Following a mildly successful Galaxy Tab 3 series in 2013, this year Samsung has announced three brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 slates coming in 7, 8, and 10,1-inches, all starting at $ 199, and they’ll be available as soon as May 1st in the United States.
Galaxy Tab devices have traditionally been low-end devices for the budget crowd, instead of a top-tier tablet like Google’s own Nexus 7, but Samsung changed that with the Galaxy Tab PRO lineup earlier this year. Offering flagship impressive tablets with cutting edge specs, but for affordable prices. However, they didn’t forget about those on the budget, and the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is perfect for those looking for a good well-rounded tablet.
It looks like Verizon Galaxy S5 customers may be in a bit of trouble. Quite a few people who own the device are reporting camera failures, saying that the camera won’t open and instead presents a message that says “Warning: Camera Failed.” Meanwhile, third-party apps simply show a black screen and then force close. Any other app that tries to access the camera just crashes.
This bug seems to affect people randomly. Some ran into the problem close to the launch date while some owners are just now getting failures. Clearing the Verizon Galaxy S5′s cache, performing a factory reset and even reflashing its stock firmware have yielded no fix. It seems to be the device’s hardware that is failing.
What could be causing these failures? Did Verizon just ship a bad batch of devices or is there something seriously wrong with the Verizon firmware that’s causing the camera itself to break? No one knows at this point, but if you experience a failure, head back to the retailer who sold you the S5 and get an exchange. It looks like many retailers are performing multiple exchanges per day, so this isn’t a rare issue. Have you experienced this Verizon Galaxy S5 bug?
So, the OnePlus One is out, and yes, you will need an invitation to buy one. Some have voiced their concerns about this novel method of purchase, while others have been outright in sounding their disappointment.
However, what amazed me the most is how many people are willing to whip out their credit cards and buy a phone they’ve never seen before, made by a Chinese company that’s barely five months old. Sure, there are some vocal naysayers, but it’s clear they are actually a minority, and the OnePlus One launch has been, all things considered, a success.
How could this be? OnePlus doesn’t have a single commercial on television, nor any printed ads, not even banners on the websites that we enthusiasts frequent. Yet most self-respecting Android fans have probably been familiar with the One for months!
This has been going on for a while now but, as both makers are keener than ever to outdo each other in the race to the Android top, their flagships are only getting more and more alike. The biggest difference is now in the timing, which is also part of the game – and that’s what’s made it actually more interesting to watch. The two rival Korean flagships are travelling in different orbits – only to meet on one’s way down and another’s way up.
Back when it launched, the LG G2 was the embodiment of LG’s determination to better the Samsung Galaxy S4 in every way possible. The HTC One and the Sony Xperia Z were reduced to collateral damage – the eyes of the LG G2 set on the main target alone.
Fast-forward a few quarters, and the G2 is on its way … out. We wouldn’t say down unless it’s down in history as one of the best things to come out of LG’s handheld labs for quite a while. And it sure is going to try and cash in one last time, especially now that it’s still in perfectly good shape and the new crop of flagships are charging big buck.
Samsung has confirmed the pricing and availability of its Galaxy Tab 4 series for the American market. The Wi-Fi enabled 7-inch, 8-inch and the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 4 devices will be up for pre-order from tomorrow and will release nationwide on May 1 for $ 199.99, $ 269.99 and $ 349.99 respectively. Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon will offer LTE variants later this summer.
All the models have similar hardware feature set like 1280×800 WXGA resolution, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB RAM, Android 4.4 KitKat, 3MP and 1.3MP cameras, micrSD card slot, Galaxy Perks. The only difference between these models are display size and battery capacity.
Apple aired a new iPhone 5s TV ad last night called ‘Powerful.’
The ad tries to convey the message that “with the iPhone 5s, you’re more powerful than you think” by showcasing some of the things users can do with their iPhone such as creating music, playing games on a giant screen, tracking their health, taking photos and recording videos.