Another week, another Galaxy, this one named Galaxy Core (I8260). The 4.3-inch smartphone comes with mainstream features, studded with glimmers of its high-end cousins, including Touchwiz-enhanced Android 4.1, Smart Stay, S Voice, Smart Alert, and Motion UI.
Only selected phones of Samsung Galaxy lineup will get an Android 5.0 update. According to leaked information, Samsung will update only 5 Galaxy smartphones to new Android operating system which means the others will not get updated past Android 4.2.2.
Samsung's upcoming premium 5.9-inch smartphone/tablet intermediate, the Galaxy Note III, earned itself an audience with AT&T top-brass later this week, which includes senior execs, and most likely, the company's CMO. It's just that they'll be toying with a mock-up.
There has been a lot of speculation about a new handset produced by Motorola and Google over the last few months. Up until now, X Phone was rumoured to be a single device. However, new rumours are saying that Motorola X will be a brand, similar to the Samsung Galaxy.
It looks like cheaper WiFi-only Android-powered cameras spotted in various booths at the 2013 International CES, may have prompted Samsung to take a re-look at its 3G + WiFi-enabled Galaxy Camera, which starts at US $500, made affordable only by carriers.
In a bid to woo the last-minute Valentine's shopper (guys), Samsung rolled out a soft pink version of its Galaxy Note II phablet, in certain APAC markets that include Taiwan. The new pink model joins Sapphire Black, Ruby Wine, Amber Brown, and vanilla (standard) white.
Judge Lucy Koh, hearing the Apple vs. Samsung case at a U.S. District Court, decided on various post-trial motions, one of them finding that Samsung's infringement of Apple patents wasn't willful, and the court could not triple the $1 billion in damages to Apple.
Samsung gave its Galaxy Tab 7.0 the same "Garnet Red Edition" treatment it gave the Galaxy S III last June. The 7-incher boasts of a glossy garnet red bezel around its screen, and a patterned back, with chrome inserts, in what makes for a gifting idea this Valentine's.
Many rumours have been around Galaxy S IV about wireless charging. As that still remains unknown, Samsung's current flagship gets wireless charging antenna. Along with Galaxy S III, the company's Galaxy Note II is also supported and can be bought for $39.
For all those who miss the slick, edgy design of the Galaxy S II already, Samsung is coming up with a refresh. The Galaxy S II Plus retains most elements of the original design, whilst keeping specs up to date, with Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" and NFC, among others.