Sprint announces Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, LG Optimus G and two more LTE devices

By on October 9, 2012 at 12:31 PM.

Sprint announces Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, LG Optimus G and two more LTE devices

Sprint Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Launching a new tablet ahead of the holidays will be anything but smooth sailing. Apple’s (AAPL) iPad continues to dominate the market and a new iPad mini is expected to be unveiled next week. Google’s (GOOG) Nexus 7 is a fantastic value at $199, and Google is reportedly prepping a new 10-inch tablet alongside Samsung (005930). Beyond that, Amazon (AMZN) and Barnes & Noble (BKS) will each launch terrific looking slates this fall. Sprint (S) still plans to jump into the fray, however, and the carrier announced on Tuesday that it will soon launch Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 along with three other new 4G LTE-enabled devices. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 7.0 Plus get Ice Cream Sandwich, but not in the U.S.

By on August 3, 2012 at 10:15 PM.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 7.0 Plus get Ice Cream Sandwich, but not in the U.S.

Samsung Galaxy Tablets ICS Upgrade

Two more big-name Android devices have finally been upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: Samsung’s (005930) Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The bad news for American users, though, is that the ICS upgrades have only been made available to users in the United Kingdom so far, as TechRadar reports that Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and 10.1 owners in the United States “possibly [have] a little bit more of a wait on their hands.” TechRadar also said to expect ICS upgrades for the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and the Galaxy Tab 8.9 in the near future. More →

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Android patent litigation roundup, featuring Google IP lawyers and the Samsung Galaxy Tab

By on June 5, 2012 at 5:30 PM.

Android patent litigation roundup, featuring Google IP lawyers and the Samsung Galaxy Tab

Apple-Android Patent Suit Roundup

It’s another day in the tech world, which means that there are lots of stories swirling around Android devices allegedly infringing upon patents. Hit the jump for a quick roundup of this week’s Android patent litigation stories so far… More →

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Samsung teases ‘The Next Galaxy’ [video]

By on April 23, 2012 at 8:25 AM.

Samsung teases ‘The Next Galaxy’ [video]

Samsung recently launched a teaser website, “tgeltaayehxnx.com,” that contained a twenty-four hour countdown. When the clock hit zero Monday morning, the website redirected users to thenextgalaxy.com. Samsung teases its next-generation Galaxy device with an embedded video, and says a “whole new world will soon be unpacked.” In the final frame, the video promises that the new Galaxy device will allow users to “stand out from everyone else,” as hundreds of sheep stand in a field — a clear dig at iPhone users, who are sometimes referred to as “iSheep.” Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S III smartphone, possibly alongside a new Galaxy Tab tablet and cloud service, on May 3rd. The teaser video can be found after the break. More →

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Samsung may also announce a new Galaxy Tab at London event

By on April 20, 2012 at 5:05 PM.

Samsung may also announce a new Galaxy Tab at London event

Not only will Samsung’s Galaxy S III event see the company launch its latest flagship smartphone and its S-Cloud service, but the latest rumors suggest we may even see a new Galaxy Tab. CNET Asia cites an unnamed source in reporting that the South Korea-based manufacturer will unveil a new 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab to complement its latest handset. The tablet will reportedly include a dual-core processor, and will not be the Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), which was recently rumored to be getting a quad-core upgrade. Additional details are scarce, but but perhaps we’ll finally see Samsung unveil the high-definition slate we were hoping to see at Mobile World Congress. More →

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Samsung announces pricing and availability for new Galaxy lineup

By on April 11, 2012 at 7:00 PM.

Samsung announces pricing and availability for new Galaxy lineup

Samsung on Wednesday announced pricing and availability details for three upcoming Android-powered devices that will soon join the vendor’s ever expanding lineup of Galaxy-brand devices. Continuing its efforts to address a variety of price ranges and screen sizes in order to give consumers as many options as possible, Samsung will launch two new Galaxy Player devices and two new Galaxy Tab tablets between now and mid-May. More →

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Apple’s tablet share slides in Q4 following Kindle Fire launch

By on March 13, 2012 at 6:20 PM.

Apple’s tablet share slides in Q4 following Kindle Fire launch

Tablet shipments increased 56.1% in the fourth quarter of 2011 to 28.2 million units worldwide, according to market research firm IDC. A total of 68.7 million tablets were shipped in 2011, up 155% over 2010. Apple shipped 15.4 million iPads in the fourth quarter representing 54.7% of the global market, down from 61.5% in the third quarter of 2011. Amazon shipped an estimated 4.7 million Kindle fire tablets to grab 16.8% of the global market, while Samsung increased from a 5.5% share in the third quarter to 5.8% in the fourth. Barnes & Noble, despite shipping more units than in the previous quarter, saw its worldwide market share fall from 4.5% to 3.5% in the fourth quarter. Pandigital rounded out the top five with a 2.5% of the market share. IDC predicts that low-cost Android tablets will help Google’s mobile platform overtake Apple’s market share by 2015, however iOS will remain more profitable. Read on for IDC’s press release.

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Samsung admits defeat with early tablet efforts, but its new announcements won’t help

By on February 28, 2012 at 9:25 AM.

Samsung admits defeat with early tablet efforts, but its new announcements won’t help

Samsung on Monday admitted that it has failed to gain ground in the tablet market while Apple’s iPad continues to proliferate at an increasing pace. Speaking with reporters at Mobile World Congress, a Samsung product strategy executive stated plainly that Samsung has a lot of work to do if it hopes to gain ground with its tablet portfolio. “Honestly, we’re not doing very well in the tablet market,” Samsung’s Hankil Yoon said, according to CNET. Read on for more. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) unveiled; definitely not the HD tablet we’re waiting for

By on February 26, 2012 at 7:30 AM.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) unveiled; definitely not the HD tablet we’re waiting for

Samsung on Sunday unveiled the Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and it’s definitely not the high-definition tablet we’ve been waiting for ever since BGR revealed the device in December. The new 10-inch tablet leaked last night and now the underwhelming details are official. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) features a 1GHz dual-core processor, a WXGA 1,280 x 800-pixel PLS TFT display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, a front-facing VGA camera (a downgrade from the original Galaxy Tab 10.1′s 2-megapixel secondary camera), 16GB or 32GB of internal storage and a 7,000 mAh battery. In summation it’s a Galaxy Tab 10.1 with Ice Cream Sandwich and a slightly modified case. No launch details were provided. Samsung’s press release detailing the sort-of-new tablet alongside the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) follows below, but don’t despair — the Galaxy Note 10.1 is still incoming and we have a feeling this will be the HD slate we’ve been waiting for. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Tab ‘GT-P5100′ pictured alongside two unannounced smartphones

By on February 25, 2012 at 3:55 PM.

Samsung Galaxy Tab ‘GT-P5100′ pictured alongside two unannounced smartphones

Samsung might not have a press conference scheduled for this year’s Mobile World Congress, but the South Korea-based technology giant still has a handful of new devices that are expected to be unveiled during the show. Among them is a new Samsung Galaxy Tab code-named GT-P5100, and German tech blog BestBoyz claims to have obtained several pictures of the unannounced tablet. Not much can be gleaned from the images, but BestBoyZ says the tablet features a 10-inch display and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. We can also see from the image above that the tablet will sport Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface on top of Android 4.0, and the design of the GT-P5100 looks very similar to the Galaxy Tab 10.1N. Could this be the high-definition slate we scooped back in December? Mobile World Congress kicks off in less than a day, so we’ll know soon enough. One more picture of the new tablet alongside two unannounced Samsung smartphones follows below. More →

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German court clears Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N for sale

By on February 9, 2012 at 9:25 AM.

German court clears Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N for sale

A German court affirmed a preliminary ruling on Thursday that determined Samsung’s reworked tablet does not look so much like the iPad that it should be banned. The ruling comes as another blow to Apple, which is in the midst of several other lawsuits with rival smartphone and tablet makers over intellectual property. The court said that there were “clear differences” between the Galaxy Tab 10.1N and the iPad, reports Reuters. Apple and Samsung have been tangled in what seems like an endless patent battle in Germany, the Netherlands, the United States, Australia, Japan and Korea. Thus far, courts in several countries including the Netherlands, the United States and Australia have decided to allow Samsung to continue selling its Galaxy smartphones and tablets despite Apple’s continued efforts. More →

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German court denies Apple’s request to ban Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Tab 10.1N

By on February 1, 2012 at 2:20 PM.

German court denies Apple’s request to ban Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Tab 10.1N

The Munich Regional Court in Germany on Wednesday rejected Apple’s request to ban Samsung’s local subsidiaries from selling the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone and Galaxy Tab 10.1N tablet. “Samsung has shown that it is more likely than not that the patent will be revoked because of a technology that was already on the market before the intellectual property had been filed for protection,” Judge Andreas Mueller said. In September, Samsung’s local retailer arm was banned from selling the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet but the South Korea-based company skirted the ban by released a tweaked device called the Galaxy Tab 10.1N. Apple felt the new tablet  still infringed its patents, however, and asked the court to ban that device as well in November. In late December the presiding judge over the case said Apple was unlikely to win a ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1N and a Dutch court rejected a similar request from Apple on January 24th. More →

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Samsung rumored to announce next-gen tablet at MWC

By on January 27, 2012 at 3:05 PM.

Samsung rumored to announce next-gen tablet at MWC

After the rumored cancellation of Samsung’s Galaxy S III debut at next month’s Mobile World Congress, we were left wondering what the South Korean company will unveil instead. Samsung promised “interesting stuff” in place of the Galaxy S III, according to Android And Me a new Galaxy Tab featuring the updated Exynos 5250 processor may be just that. The next-generation tablet will reportedly feature a dual-core 2GHz Exynos 5250 processor, a display larger than 10 inches with WXQGA (2560 x 1600 pixels) resolution and will run the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The rumor apparently stems from a prototype tablet the site’s staff spotted during this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. The Exynos 5250 processor, which was announced last November, is the Samsung’s first mobile processor to feature ARM’s latest Cortex-A15 CPU core. The chip should produce twice the computing power, increased memory bandwidth, and five times the graphics horsepower as the current generation of CPUs, as well as all-day battery life. More →

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