Although alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 4 leaks have already hit flood levels, there’s still obviously plenty of space for rumormongers to do their thing, speculating on possible release time frames and camera specifications.
As expected, Google had a whole lot to showcase in terms of software upgrades and refreshes at the developer-focused I/O conference, but fairly little in the hardware field: just the Android Wear-based LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live smartwatches.
“Industry insiders” and third-party retailers are keen on ruining Google’s surprises for I/O 2014, divulging precious information on Samsung’s first Android Wear device, as well as LG’s G watch mere hours ahead of the conference’s kickoff.
It looks like Samsung is confronted with a bit of a leaky situation, as the Galaxy Note 4, although a good few months away from an actual unveil, is pretty much an open book specification-wise.
The oft-rumored, highly anticipated, remarkably elusive “ultra-high-end” Samsung Galaxy S5 flavor may have just broken cover at last, packing as expected a Quad HD display and upgraded Snapdragon 805 processor.
The original Samsung Galaxy S5 version is a measly couple of months old, and LG’s standard G3 is yet to properly debut on US store shelves, but apparently, two slightly upgraded models will be seeing daylight by the end of June.
The world’s first high-resolution AMOLED tablets, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.5, are official at last, bringing top-notch features and sensible enough price tags to sound the alarm in Apple’s Cupertino camp.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3’s highly anticipated successor is unlikely to break cover before IFA, but precious hardware intelligence has already begun to trickle out, including top-notch stuff such as Quad HD display resolution and Snapdragon 805 power.
The diminutive, mid-range alternative to Samsung’s full-sized, high-end Galaxy S5 may not be official yet, but it really holds no secrets anymore, in the wake of an exhaustive feature exposé and high-resolution photo shoot.
As much as Samsung would like to deny its very existence, there’s almost no doubt anymore a premium variation of the Galaxy S5 is real, looming on the horizon, posing for photo shoots and earning the necessary regulatory approvals to materialize.
It looks like Barnes & Noble’s tablet production business lives to see another day, thanks to Samsung, which will adopt the Nook-specific ecosystem and integrate it into a co-branded Galaxy Tab 4 Nook.
The rumor mill is back in motion in regards to upcoming Samsung wearable launches, with a third-generation Gear smartwatch expected out in September and the much hyped SIM-packing Gear 2 spin-off earlier, but deemed a limited trial.
The update brings the original Gear smartwatch to Samsung’s infant Tizen ecosystem, while adding functionality found in the company’s second-generation smartwatches.
Teased for weeks, manhandled on video and thoroughly previewed, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Active has gone official at last and can be bought already via AT&T.
Samsung is rolling out the latest version of Android to quite a few of its devices today, including two of its flagships in the US and the largest phone in its lineup.
Another international flavor of a high-end (-ish) Samsung device is boarding the KitKat bandwagon, as Android 4.4 updates for the GT-I9295, aka Galaxy S4 Active, have just started on the old continent.
According to Wall Street Journal’s well-connected inside sources, Samsung’s mythical first standalone smartwatch is indeed in the works, and company execs are eyeing a summer 2014 launch.
Galaxy S5’s extra-durable cousin, the S5 Active, is yet to be made official, but following a couple of unauthorized, comprehensive hands-on videos, the formal introduction looks like a mere formality.
It sounds like Samsung isn’t ready to change its ways only as far as Galaxy S build materials are concerned, with the forthcoming Galaxy Note 4 tipped to keep screen size in check instead of adding the traditional 0.2 inches to Note 3’s panel.
The first semi-credible live photos starring the yet to be announced Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime have cropped up online, flaunting what looks like a shinier basic GS5 with the same perforated back cover.