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Live from Samsung’s mobile event

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:53PM EST

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That’s right boys and girls — BGR is here live at Samsung’s mobile event in New York City. The stage has been set for the second, more official unveiling of the Continuum Galaxy S handset and we’re waiting at the ready. Sure there have been plenty of Continuumrelated leaks, but things get real tonight, and we’re going to make sure you know everything there is to know as soon as it happens. Hit the jump for our liveblog chocked full of all the Android-powered Samsung action you can handle. And yes… the two Samsung reps you see above are in fact wearing t-shirts that have “Continuum” scrolling across the chest.

6:25PM – Things are getting ready to kick off here. The room is nice and packed full of press and bloggers… and two dudes wearing Android skullies complete with antennae.

6:32PM – CMO for Samsung US Paul Golden came on to kick things off. He’s starting off by highlighting the fact that Samsung has sold 3 million Galaxy S phones so far.

6:35PM – Nick DiCarlo, VP of product planning is on now to introduce the Continuum.

6:37PM – The Continuum is all about speed and delivering the info you need as quickly as possible. Interesting aside — the ticker was inspired by the stock exchange here in New York.

6:38PM – Wow — breaking for a marketing vid already.

6:40PM – The device has seven main ticker functions. First is standby mode, which has basic info. The second is the notifications mode, which includes info on missed calls, emails, etc.

6:41PM – Next up is RSS feeds, a very cool function that scrolls RSS on the Continuum’s ticker.

6:42PM – Fourth up is ticker history, which recaps the history of all recent ticker items.

6:43PM – Fifth is built in VZ Navigator support. Turns and other instructions will pop up on the ticker when VZ Nav is in background mode. And last up is multimedia info (song info, etc).

6:43PM – The Continuum also has a grip sensor — a gentle grip on the side of the phone will wake the ticker but not the main display.

6:44PM – Wowee. That’s it folks… time for some hands on action!

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.