Rumour: Samsung looking to launch Galaxy Tab 4 and Galaxy Gear 2 at MWC

There are reports and rumours that Samsung are looking at launching the next line up of Galaxy Tab 4 tablets and Galaxy Gear 2 smart watch at MWC. The rumours are that the new Galaxy tab 4 tablets are to come in 3 different screen sizes, much like the predecessors, the Galaxy Tab 3 series. This time round, there are a few changes and added features to the new tablets such as all tablets featuring quad-core processors, and it is likely that they could possibly come with Exynos hardware under the hood. In addition to the Galaxy Tab 4 series... Continue reading

Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab Kids… for kids!

Not only do Samsung have a device to cover every existing market, they're thinking up new markets to which they can tailor devices. Enter the Galaxy Tab Kids, a 7-inch, rubber-covered variant of the Galaxy Tab 3. The specs are not great, but really, they don't need to be - 1.2 GHz dual-core processor 7-inch, 1024x600 resolution display (170PPI) 1 GB RAM 8 GB storage space with microSD card slot 3 MP rear camera, 1.3 MP front camera 4,000mAh battery Samsung have decided to create a new UI overlay for the device, tailored specifically to children, with its own custom application store and a... Continue reading

Older Samsung Galaxy Tablets may be getting Jelly Bean update.

Good news for Samsung Tablet owners, specifially the Galaxy Tab 2 owners with rumours that Samsung is looking into a Jelly Bean update for their tablet. The rumour which originates from SamMobile states that Samsung is looking at updating the tablet to the first Jelly Bean version(Android 4.1.2) before updating to the final(Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean version before ending the software update cycle for the tablet completely. Good news also for older Galaxy Tab(GT-P7300/GT-P7500), Galaxy Tab 7.7(GT-P6800) and Galaxy Tab Plus(GT-P6200) owners as well. Apparently Samsung is looking into how Jelly Bean runs on the Tegra 2(T20) processor from the... Continue reading

Vodafone: Android 2.3.6 “Value Pack” update now rolling out to the original Samsung Galaxy Tab

While the Android 2.3.6 "Value Pack" update for the original Samsung Galaxy Tab might not bring with it every that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has to offer, it will give you an experience that is semi close. Performance will increase; you'll get face unlocking; menus have been arranged to that of Android 4.0. So really, it's better than no update at all; but it will be the last major update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab. To receive the update, you'll need to install Samsung Kies and plug the Galaxy Tab into your PC or Mac to... Continue reading

Telstra Launch Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9″ 4G Tablet

So our readers tipping us off have delivered again, the story Buzz wrote a few days ago was smack on the money regarding the launch of the Galaxy Tab 8.9" 4G. The specs have been no secret for quite some time, but the plans that the tablet is available on have varied widely through the various rumours. The final plan makeup is: GALAXY Tab 8.9 consumer plans give you (including tablet repayments) 1GB of data for $49 per month, 4GB of data for $59 per month, 8GB of data for $69 per month and 15GB of data for $99... Continue reading

Vodafone releases Android 2.3.6 for Galaxy Tab 7″

Vodafone announced via Twitter yesterday that the 2.3.6 Gingerbread update for the Galaxy Tab 7" is now available to download. According to the Vodafone Blog the update has been available to download via Kies since Friday the 13th of January. The update brings the Tab 7 software up to date with the latest Gingerbread enhancements and also includes an update to the Navigon navigation software. Unfortunately there is still no word from Samsung on the status of an Android 4.0 update for the Galaxy Tab, which quite frankly i'm not holding my breath for, still i'd love to... Continue reading

Vodafone to roll out Android 2.3.6 update for the original Samsung Galaxy Tab soon

Vodafone have just tweeted to let everyone know that the Android 2.3.6 update for the original Samsung Galaxy Tab (7-inch) has passed carrier testing and will be pushed out to users 'soon'. This update might be last major update the Galaxy Tab receives, unless Samsung find they can fit Ice Cream Sandwich on it -- something I doubt they'll do. It's more likely they'll do what they're doing with the Galaxy S and pull Android 4.0 features out of Ice Cream Sandwich and mash them in with 2.3.6. The Android 2.3.6 update for the GALAXY Tab 7... Continue reading

Samsung reviewing no Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab

According to TheVerge, AJNews in Korea is reporting that due to 'strong customer demand', Samsung will review their decision not to upgrade the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab to Ice Cream Sandwich. Samsung advised that they could not fit Android 4.0 with Touchwiz onto the devices due to space limitations and are now advising 'it'll investigate ways to try and make it work', this is not a reversal of the decision but they are at least looking at it. The Samsung Galaxy S was one of their most successful Android handsets selling over 10 million units and the Galaxy... Continue reading

Android 2.3 update for the Galaxy Tab from Vodafone delayed due to incorrect APN

Optus has rolled out their Android 2.3 update for the Galaxy Tab; Telstra has rolled out their Android 2.3 update for the Galaxy Tab; Vodafone have delayed their Android 2.3 update for the Galaxy Tab because of an incorrect APN that was detected during carrier testing. Following testing of the Gingerbread software update, we have identified an incorrect configuration with regards to the APN settings. We are currently working through this and have asked Samsung for an updated build. Once we have received the updated build, full testing will then need to take place. We first heard that all... Continue reading

Telstra announce the Gingerbread update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab we told you about weeks ago

Telstra have announced that the Gingerbread update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab (yeah, the one we told you about weeks ago) is available for download. What we're more interested in is what cool new things -- besides Gingerbread -- the update will bring to the device, and Telstra lists them as follows: More efficient power management, extending device battery life Processor performance enhancements, improving the on-screen interaction and gaming experience A redesigned multi-touch interface to improve the user’s speed and accuracy of typing, including auto-correction One-Touch text copy and paste New design themes and support for more media formats (ACC/WebM/VP8) Enhanced Exchange ActiveSync... Continue reading

Samsung Music Hub now available for Samsung Galaxy S II, other Galaxy devices soon.

There are very few music streaming services available in Australia, the major ones like Rdio and Spotify aren`t available here yet, we can use Grooveshark or setup Google Music if you can get an invite and are willing to do a bit of work, but we are pretty well limited for choice at this stage, however Samsung has today launched their Music Hub service to try to get an early foot in the door. (more…) Continue reading

Apple obtains injunction against Samsung; No Galaxy Tab 10.1 for Australia

In the Federal Court this morning, Justice Bennett granted Apple an interim injunction against Samsung. The effect of this injunction is that Samsung is prevented from selling (by whatever means) the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia until the matter is finally decided. Any attempts to sell the device would likely be brought up as a contempt of court matter, which would almost certainly result in hefty penalties for Samsung. The judge's reasoning for granting the injunction hasn't yet been released - this will probably come Friday with the issue of the orders - however Justice Bennett was quoted as saying... Continue reading

Android 2.3.3 update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab from Telstra is now available via Kies

If you're the owner of a Samsung Galaxy Tab from Telstra, you'll be happy to know you can now update your not-quite-outdated device to Android 2.3.3 'Gingerbread'. We received word from a few users that the update was available, and then Geoff (our resident Podcast Jedi) sent us a screenshot confirming the update was rolling out via Samsung Kies. And if that isn't enough evidence for you that the update is available, @SamKiesUpdates even tweeted the update was available a week ago. Clever. So connect your Galaxy Tab to Kies and let us know how... Continue reading