If the Galaxy Gear’s bulkiness and lukewarm reception hasn’t scared you off yet, you’ll likely be able to get your hands on one at the beginning of October.
Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch is here and, well, its disappointing.
There is good news in the fall of the once-giant phone maker, however.
Samsung’s Galaxy Gear may not be the smartwatch that will make regular consumers give a damn about smartwatches, but it’s a notable evolutionary step for wearable computing.
Samsung showed off the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch at a big press event at the IFA conference in Berlin today. Below, check out our live blog of the event, which I covered from a remote press viewing event in New York City.
Mobile security company Lookout may have made its name with consumers, but it’s eyeing a much larger — and more lucrative — market: the enterprise.
SwiftKey is already the best-selling Android keyboard and the fifth-ranked Google Play app by revenue. Now the “artificially intelligent keyboard” has raised $17.5 million to get even smarter, and to grow even bigger.
Apparently, there’s still a lot to learn.
Editor’s Pick Once segregated, high tech and fashion are beginning to collide.
Even in its unfinished state, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear tells us a lot about where the emerging smartwatch industry is going
Microsoft may have married the Finnish girl of its dreams, but the Redmond software giant still plans to play the field.
Editor’s Pick A source exclusively showed VentureBeat one of the Samsung smartwatch prototypes sent to developers, in advance of the Sept. 5 launch.
Good gamification on a bad product is frustrating. Bad gamification on a good product is confusing. And, of course, bad gamification on a bad product is just a complete train wreck guaranteed to anger users.
Samsung will unveil its Android-running smartwatch in Berlin on September 4, beating Apple to a market that the Cupertino company has been rumored to be pursuing for at least 10 months.
Apple and Samsung are poised to blow up the smartwatch market in the next five years, driving shipments from just one million today to 36 million annually by 2018, a new Juniper Research report says.
Editor’s Pick That, coupled with news that Samsung is announcing its first-ever developer conference this morning, is fueling speculation that the Korean company will be launching Tizen, its first Tizen smartphone, and perhaps even the long-rumored S Cloud in late October, all together.
Samsung and LG are planning to include a tool that would make stolen phones and tablets inoperable.
In other words, we’re seeing the emergence of the Samsung platform.
Ruling from Friday
Editor’s Pick “Tim just doesn’t hit me as a guy who’s excited about the future.”
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is now worth an astonishing $10 billion. The company’s fourth round of funding more than doubles its previous $4 billion valuation.
Google’s latest YouTube updates for iOS and Android feel vaguely reminiscent of one of Samsung’s custom Android features.
Guest Post For all the hype, smartwatches as we’re thinking of them will likely fail.
Samsung’s Galaxy Mega — a ridiculous hybrid phone/tablet with a 6.3-inch screen — will soon hit major U.S. wireless carriers.
Brazil isn’t happy with the way Samsung is treating its factory workers. So it’s suing.
It’s been about two years since Nielsen noted that smartphone sales overtook feature phone sales in the U.S. — now, it seems we’ve hit that milestone on the global level.
Apple hasn’t had a lot of wins lately in its global battle against Samdroid, the Samsung-Android juggernaut that has steamrolled Google’s mobile operating system into an 80 percent hammerlock on global market share.
But it did today.
The iPad may have lost the tablet wars to an army of Android tabs, but it’s still first in people’s hearts. Second place, however, belongs to a somewhat unlikely candidate.
It’s all about balance in the ecosystem.
Which, of course, means Google on top, and all the other partners equally hungry, equally scrappy, and relatively equally powerless.
Samsung has agreed to acquire German organic light-emitting diode (OLED) manufacturer Novaled to help it build more smartphone and television displays.
After making the Nexus 7 a huge success, Asus may bring that same magic to its larger Nexus sibling.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is smart, thoughtful, and deliberate, as is clear in all his public appearances. Too deliberate, perhaps, according Apple’s board.
“But with a new iPhone and revamped iOS coming out later this year, Apple is well-positioned to re-capture market share,” he said.
A trademark filing released today for Samsung’s upcoming “Galaxy Gear” product provides new information about the company’s plans to produce a smartwatch gadget.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, however, was philosophical.
“In the arc of time, China is a huge opportunity. I don’t get discouraged over a 90-day cycle.”
Samsung will announce its next Galaxy Note smartphone on Sept. 4 at the IFA trade show in Berlin.
Good news for Apple: Today, the Obama Administration vetoed a trade ban on the sale of some iPhone and iPad devices.
As much as I love the iPad Mini, its low-resolution display is aging terribly as just about every new phone and tablet sports high 1080p resolutions.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 runs a Exynos 5 Octa central processing unit with multiple cores and a GPU, or graphical processing unit, that hums along at 480 MHz GPU.
Unless, of course, you’re running benchmarking applications.
It’s been a year since Samsung lost an epic patent battle against Apple, but the appeals go on. This time, it turns out that one of the key patent claims was invalid, Samsung says, citing a USPTO decision.
Dropping not just share but units in a rising market is a rare talent, usually reserved for failing companies. If the rising tide doesn’t raise your boat, perhaps you’ve got a hole in the hull.