If you're up to snuff on your Samsung history, you'll know that the Korean electronics giant is very keen on slapping the word "Smart" in front of all of its products. From Smart TVs to Smart Touch Remotes to Smart Home appliances including a smartphone-controllable washer and dryer, Samsung's got the connected goods. The only product that hasn't gone to school and come back enlightened is the camera. This year, Samsung's rolling out the smartness to all of its compact-system-cameras (better known as CSC or mirrorless cameras with lens systems). What that means is all of its flagship CSCs have built-in Wi-Fi and the ability and the ability to instantly share photos and videos to popular social networks. How well does the feature work? I went and found out for you.
We're in a bit of a rut right now when it comes to exciting hardware innovations in smartphones. When the iPhone hit the scene in 2007, it was the touchscreen that saw it revolutionize the cellular landscape. Now, the next disruptive feature appears to be just around the corner, as flexible displays are getting mass produced in a big way.
Android fans have much to be excited for today. Samsung just unveiled its much-rumored Galaxy S III smartphone. Beyond its larger screen, quad-core processor and beefy camera jammed into a thin chassis, the Galaxy S III is also clearly Samsung's response to the iPhone 4S's Siri.
We're closing in on the unveil for Samsung's Galaxy S III. Despite all the inconsistent rumors, a new video has surfaced from a reliable source that shows off what's believed is Samsung's next flagship Android smartphone.
Samsung's never been shy about releasing tablets and smartphones in a bajillion different screen sizes. The new Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (henceforth called the GT2-7.0) is the successor to the original Galaxy Tab released in 2010. The GT2-7.0 isn't going to make waves as any iPad slayer as the original did (remember, the original Tab was the first major Android tablet released). The GT2-7.0 is an evolutionary product — thinner, lighter and faster — with a killer price — $250 with no contracts in sight.
Remember Samsung's rad Android 4.0 ICS feature that let users unlock their smartphones with their face? Yeah, it can easily be fooled by photos. To secure it better, Samsung's gone and added "blink detection" to the software to make it harder to spoof.
Unless you actually like shopping for clothes (there's nothing wrong with that), trying on clothes and matching accessories is a royal pain, not to mention a time hog. If we could use face video mapping to project outfits onto our bodies like in this Samsung video, we're positive more people would enjoy shopping.
Samsung's Galaxy Nexus might be the iPhone's main rival for now, but there's another smartphone that's on everybody's watch list: the Galaxy S III, the successor to the impressive Galaxy S II that's managed to sell 20 million units worldwide already. Here's everything we know about Samsung's elusive smartphone.
It's no secret that every major TV maker is racing to beat Apple to the punch on a voice-controlled TV. Samsung — the world leader in HDTVs — just showed off its brand new 2012 Smart TVs at its spring showcase in New York and we had a chance to experience its voice and gesture controls. Read on to find out if talking to your TV and waving your hand is more intuitive than using a remote control.
Even as a longstanding proponent of the "one size doesn't fit all" line of thinking, Samsung's Galaxy Note is perhaps one of the most outrageous smartphones in recent years. With its gargantuan 5.3 inch screen size that dwarfs even the newest crop of 4.5-inch and 4.7-inch smartphones and the return of the stylus as its major form of input, the Galaxy Note is the "phablet" — smartphone/mini tablet hybrid — that nobody asked for. In my first impressions, I noted that the 5.3-inch display was an absolute beauty to look at, the "S Pen" stylus was responsive and the 1.5GHz dual-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM was nimble enough to run Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread without any major hiccups. The Galaxy Note felt well built and the 8-megapixel camera wasn't too shabby, but there's a difference between being awed with it for a few hours and using it as your main go-to device day in and day out. How big can a smartphone get before it becomes a hindrance in daily use? To find out, I decided to put the gargantuan Galaxy Note to the test as my main phone (my iPhone 4 took a temporary backseat) for work and leisure. You've already read our rather positive hands-on with the Galaxy Note, now let's dig deeper and see whether the Galaxy Note is a welcome companion or a bust, shall we?