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Samsung Tab S tablets now available via Optus

Samsung Tab S tablets now available via Optus

When Samsung announced the new Galaxy Tab S range a little while ago, we knew it wouldn’t be long before they’d be available on a range of carrier repayment plans, and it seems that Optus has done just that today. Jason went hands on with a pre-release version of the 10.5″ variant of the Galaxy Tab S earlier in July 2014, and seemed to be pretty impressed with it. What makes the Tab S range so cool? This range is slim and light, reminiscent of the iPad Air. Power in a thin case. Multi-window functionality allows you to use more than[Read More...]

by 4:44 PM on August 1, 2014 0 comments Carriers, News, Tablets
Samsung Galaxy Alpha announcement pushed back and specs show up in Antutu

Samsung Galaxy Alpha announcement pushed back and specs show up in Antutu

After an August 4th announcement date was put forward yesterday, All About Samsung have apparently received some new information about the both the phone and the upcoming announcement of the new Ḿetal Samsung Galaxy Alpha. All About Samsung has received word that the announcement date for the Galaxy Alpha, has been pushed back till the 13th of August. This puts the announcement closer to the rumoured announcement date of the Note 4, which if previous years are any guide, will be announced at IFA in Germany in early September, something SamMobile posited yesterday was something Samsung was hoping to avoid.[Read More...]

by 11:04 AM on August 1, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Samsung is working on round faced smartwatches too

Samsung is working on round faced smartwatches too

The Moto 360 has captured the imaginations of many people looking at the nascent smartwatch product category, mainly by straying from the traditional square face design that’s been the mainstay of manufacturers like Sony, Pebble and now Samsung and LG with their Android Wear, but Samsung may be working on changing that according to designs registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). German site, MobileGeeks found the filings and the associated designs embedded within, which show that Samsung is still very much interested in continuing to incorporate a camera into their smartwatches, which will be used as the[Read More...]

by 10:02 AM on July 31, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Smartwatch
Samsung’s metal chassis Galaxy Alpha to launch August 4th

Samsung’s metal chassis Galaxy Alpha to launch August 4th

Samsung has made their name and gained a massive share of the Android phone market with an array of phones built with plastic. With the release last year of the metal bodied HTC One, the outcry for a metal Galaxy phone began to get louder and Samsung has apparently listened. SamMobiles is advising that Samsung is intending to launch the Galaxy Alpha on August 4th. The Galaxy Alpha is rumoured to be constructed of Metal, but exactly how much is up for debate. Whether it be a metal rear, or a metal chasis isn’t known, but if the rumour is[Read More...]

by 9:15 AM on July 31, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
In Pictures: Samsung Sound Unboxing

In Pictures: Samsung Sound Unboxing

Samsung launched its Samsung Sound wireless home multiroom audio system a couple of months ago, and our review system – consisting of a black M7 Speaker and an M2 Multiroom Hub just arrived! When I went to open the boxes, I realised that they were sealed tight, just out of the factory. While the system is available at retail, I thought that if I was going to be the first to open up the boxes for review, there might be some value in documenting the unboxing process, even if it’s just for a bit of fun. Here we go, then![Read More...]

by 8:19 AM on July 30, 2014 3 comments Accessories
Samsung Gear VR application leaks early and shows off something of Samsung’s upcoming headset

Samsung Gear VR application leaks early and shows off something of Samsung’s upcoming headset

The Samsung Gear VR – their virtual reality headset – is apparently set to launch at IFA in September, which means of course that with just over a month to go till the headset is launched, there’s going to be leaks. Of course the source is SamMobile, who have managed to get their hands on the Gear VR Manager software which will manage your Virtual experience with the headset. The Samsung Gear VR is a headset experience designed to be similar in scope and experience to the Occulus Rift, who are designing the software for the Gear VR. The hardware[Read More...]

by 10:44 AM on July 25, 2014 1 comment Accessories
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha : Return Of The S2

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha : Return Of The S2

We all know that Samsung are big on releasing different versions of the same phone to cater for as many different users as possible. This year, possibly to appease users who preferred the HTC-metal casing to the Samsung plastic, Samsung were rumoured to be producing a premium, metal-clad version of the Galaxy S5 called the Galaxy Alpha. Photos have surfaced today that show the Galaxy Alpha is not such a device. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha appears to be a 4.7in phone designed to compete with the Iphone 6 when it is released. The Alpha to me appears to be a[Read More...]

by 11:33 AM on July 24, 2014 9 comments News
Retailer Round-up: This week’s specials

Retailer Round-up: This week’s specials

Well it certainly has been a little bit of time since we last did one of these retailer round up’s, so we thought it was time to bring it back and share with you the specials we have sourced and found available to everyone from our major retailers. So here is this weeks retail specials: Coles Smartphones Sony Xperia E1 Optus Pre-Paid Mobile – $99 – On sale Wednesday 23 July for 1 week Woolworths Smartphones Alcatel One Touch M’POP 3G Vodafone Pre-Paid Mobile – $69 – On sale Wednesday 23 July for 1 week Target Tablets Samsung Galaxy Tab[Read More...]

by 7:45 AM on July 24, 2014 1 comment News, Phones, Sale, Tablets
New Samsung ad says “we’ve had it for two years” having a shot at iPhone 6′s larger screen

New Samsung ad says “we’ve had it for two years” having a shot at iPhone 6′s larger screen

Samsung posted a new advertisement recently on its Samsung Mobile USA YouTube channel in which two friends, an iPhone user and a Galaxy S5 user speak to each other about the next iPhone possibly having a larger display. “Dude, iPhone might be getting a bigger screen” excitedly states the iPhone user  “That hasn’t happened yet?” slyly responds the Galaxy S5 user. Check out the video below. It’s not the first time Samsung have taken a shot at Apple and the iPhone. Back in February this year they also posted this video among others comparing the iPhone to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. I’m sure[Read More...]

by 7:39 PM on July 23, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Google and Samsung talk Knox integration in Android L

Google and Samsung talk Knox integration in Android L

Google hasn’t made the largest inroads into corporate and enterprise when it comes to spreading Android. Samsung has taken up a bit of the slack though with Samsung Knox, their security suite of APIs, apps and protocols designed to keep Samsung devices safe and secure in a managed environment. At Google I/O last month, support for components of Knox in the upcoming Android L release was announced, and today Google and Samsung have talked a bit more about the details. First off, despite rumours that Samsung were handing over the reigns of Knox to Google, Samsung has clarified this stating:[Read More...]

by 3:11 PM on July 22, 2014 4 comments News
Google uploads Android Wear source to AOSP

Google uploads Android Wear source to AOSP

Google has today uploaded the Kernel source for Android Wear to AOSP. The code includes Kernel source for both the Dory (LG G Watch) and Sprat (Samsung Gear Live) smart watches. In a post to the Android Building Google Group, Googler Bill Yi announced the availability of the source and kernels for the current Android Wear devices on the market. The update is a small release which is a minor update to the kitkat-mr2 release. hi All, Today, we pushed a small number of GPL projects for the kitkat-wear release. The tag is android-4.4w_r1. The changes are minor since kitkat-mr2.2.[Read More...]

by 11:23 AM on July 22, 2014 0 comments Android Wear
Optus joins the 700Mhz test party – announces test sites in Darwin and Perth.

Optus joins the 700Mhz test party – announces test sites in Darwin and Perth.

After Telstra announced they would begin trialling a 4G network running on the 700MHz spectrum purchased in the auction last year, Optus has today advised that they too will be running a trial using the same frequency. Optus advised that they will be turning on the 4G 700MHz network in Darwin and Perth CBDs letting their customers trial the network thanks to an early access license from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). When Optus participated in the auction run by the ACMA last year, they spent a total of $650 Million dollars, which got them 2 x 10[Read More...]

by 9:29 PM on July 21, 2014 6 comments Carriers
Telstra set to turn on six 700MHz network test sites in the coming weeks

Telstra set to turn on six 700MHz network test sites in the coming weeks

In May last year, Telstra and other carriers participated in a spectrum auction, which saw the countries largest Telco, successfully bid on two 20 MHz blocks (40 MHz) of spectrum in the 700 MHz band. The license to operate on the 700MHz band becomes available in January 2015, however Telstra today advised they have launched a trial of 4G services in the 700MHz spectrum in six locations around the country. Telstra customers in Perth, Fremantle, Esperance, Mildura, Mt Isa and Griffith will get the first 700MHz experience on the network, before Telstra rolls it out to more locations in January.[Read More...]

by 8:48 PM on July 21, 2014 0 comments Carriers