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Samsung Galaxy K Zoom — Review

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom — Review

Let’s just get this out of the way now. Touchwiz; you either love it or hate it. My first Android smartphone was the original Samsung Galaxy S I9000 “iPhone killer”. I didn’t mind TouchWiz back then as I had nothing to compare it to, plus it didn’t feel that heavy. As for the current version of TouchWiz running on this device and all new Samsung devices, it’s very heavy. They may have stripped back TouchWiz a bit since the Samsung Galaxy S4 as Chris found out when he reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S5, but it’s still a little heavy for[Read More...]

by 1:04 PM on August 7, 2014 0 comments Design, News, Reviews
Samsung and Apple have agreed to stop all litigation outside the US – Australia included

Samsung and Apple have agreed to stop all litigation outside the US – Australia included

It’s been a long legal road for Samsung and Apple, with fights escalating all the way to the High Court in Australia, but as of today that is ending with the two companies announcing they have dropped all ongoing litigation between the two companies. Samsung and Apple have had several stoushes, including the famous case back in 2011 which saw a ‘variant’ of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 sold in Australia after a ruling in the Federal court. The announcement today ends all the ongoing litigation outside the US, which will go ahead at this stage (with up to a billion[Read More...]

by 12:28 PM on August 6, 2014 2 comments Legal, Manufacturer
Samsung officially invites press to Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 – asks you to ‘NOTE the date’

Samsung officially invites press to Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 – asks you to ‘NOTE the date’

After SamMobile put up, then took down their post aannouncing an invite to a September 3rd event at IFA, possibly at the behest of the Korean Big Blue, it seems it’s all ok now. Samsung has just publicly announced their ‘Samsung UNPACKED 2014 Episode 2′ event, which will be held in three locations across the globe, in Berlin, Beijing and New York. Samsung is already playing cheeky with the invite, as usual hinting what the announcement will be, asking press to ‘Note the date’, of course hinting that the Galaxy Note 4 will see the light of day at the[Read More...]

by 11:50 AM on August 6, 2014 3 comments Events, Manufacturer, Phones
Samsung Galaxy Alpha in white shown off  with metal frame

Samsung Galaxy Alpha in white shown off with metal frame

With an expected launch sometime this month, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, has captured the imaginations of many Samsung fans, not because of its high-end specs – it’s decidedly a mid-range phone – but because it’s been described as one of the first Samsung Galaxy phones with a metal frame. Now, pictures of the phone have surfaced on Chinese social media site Weibo ahead of the announcement. The phone appears to have taken more than a couple of design cues from the iPhone, but still retains Galaxy stylings such as the familiar oval home button sitting directly beneath the screen with[Read More...]

by 5:47 PM on August 5, 2014 3 comments News
Samsung Unpacked 2014: September 3rd event, here comes the Note 4

Samsung Unpacked 2014: September 3rd event, here comes the Note 4

In a surprise to pretty much no one, Samsung have announced their next Unpacked event that’s got top billing scheduled for September 3rd at IFA in Berlin, Germany. Sammobile show a release sent out by Samsung’s Netherlands branch that has the event at IFA and is almost certain to be the release of the anticipated Galaxy Note 4, the next incarnation of the very successful Galaxy Note range of mobile phones. With the usual rumours and speculation around the specs and the look of the device, there’s probably not a lot that will surprise people; lets hope Samsung have something[Read More...]

by 10:02 PM on August 4, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Samsung Wireless Audio Multiroom M7 Speaker — Review

Samsung Wireless Audio Multiroom M7 Speaker — Review

Samsung’s making a big push this year with their Multiroom Audio products under the Samsung Sound name. We had a brief introduction to the products at their Smart TV launch in April, followed by a full launch event in May and an exclusive concert series over the next couple of months. It’s taken a bit of time for the review units to arrive on the Ausdroid test bench, but arrive they have! We’ve been checking out Samsung’s M7 speaker and a Multiroom Hub (which seems to be named “M2″ this week, and it’s time to share some thoughts. Revisit our[Read More...]

by 9:04 AM on August 4, 2014 2 comments Accessories, Reviews
Ausdroid Podcast 119 – Special guest, @evleaks

Ausdroid Podcast 119 – Special guest, @evleaks

Welcome to episode 119 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week’s podcast was graced with the presence of an extra voice, coming to us from the USA – Evan Blass, perhaps better known as @evleaks to the Internet at large. We managed to get past the language barrier and found we could all understand each other pretty well, then spent a while talking with Evan about his work and some rumoured upcoming devices. It seems that Samsung and Sony have new phones coming, and Motorola might have a NEXS device coming (hopefully you’ll all see what I did there). Evan suffers[Read More...]

by 11:48 AM on August 2, 2014 1 comment Podcast
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