There are some reports out there pointing to how well Samsung has done in it’s first quarter. All thanks to the Galaxy S8 and S8+. These reports are touting it to be “the best selling smart phone of all time”. That is quite the title. And even a bigger deal if true. So what exactly does this mean? First of all, it means that more people are using Android devices. Which should send a loud message to Apple. Especially since we are mere months away from the launch of the iPhone 8. Or whatever it’s going to be called. But another thing to consider in all of this, is that Samsung doesn’t just make phones. They have a whole range of products including TVs (of which I own), appliances, printers, tablets and home entertainment systems. To name a few. So of course they’re doing well. However, it seems that the reason they are doing so well is because of the new phones.
I kind of like conspiracy theories. Or at least the idea of them. Not in a nefarious way, but just knowing that there might be more at play than we know is kind of intriguing. In today’s society, we assume we know almost anything. Or we can find out almost anything through a quick Google search. And you are likely right. So why am I talking about this in relation to Samsung? Well, it is also rumoured that Samsung is going to have a strong second quarter. … Read the rest
#ICYMI You Samsung Galaxy S8 Owners Out there Can Upload 100,000 Songs for Free to Google Play
Google just announced that it will be the default music play for the Samsung Galaxy S8. Which is great news for both Samsung and Galaxy owners. Why is this great news? Well, consumers want to be able to use apps and services that they know and are used to. Who wants to use a generic music service that no one has ever heard of? Samsung needs to make sure that it has these capabilities in order to keep customers, and ultimately draw new ones. I’ve said it before, and I will likely say it again, but you have to give the people what they want.
And that is exactly what Samsung is doing. Not only are they giving users Google Play Music, they are also giving users 100,000 songs for free. But there is one small catch. You have to be a new user. Too bad for those who already use the service. But let’s get back to the number of songs. Who has or even wants access to that many songs? I’m a bit envious as my iPhone has some storage issues, and I can only handle about 20 songs at a time. That doesn’t include cloud access. But, if I was really interested in listening to music, I would definitely consider this phone as an option for my upgrade. Don’t get me wrong, I love music, but I have found ways around my storage issues.
The downside to that is you have to be new to the service. … Read the rest
Will the Samsung Galaxy S8 Help Us Forget About the Galaxy Note7?
Samsung has announced that they will be releasing the Galaxy S8 next month. Pre-orders begin tomorrow (March 30). Along with that announcement we are being provided with all the juicy details that we’ve been waiting for. But wait… the information that we’ve seen leaked over the last few weeks (or longer) might have been, in fact, accurate. A big part of this announcement by Samsung is to try to put the Note, and its incredible safety issues, in the distant past. And to show that Samsung is a player in the phone market. Now, you might be thinking that they have been already, but until this update, I’m not sure that they have been. Later in this article I will compare the S8 with the iPhone 7 and you can judge for yourself.
First though. Let’s look at the specs:
Galaxy S8 has a 5.8″ screen. The Galaxy S8 + has a screen size of 6.2″
It comes in a variety of colours, including: Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver and Maple Gold
Both have a camera with an 8 times digital zoom as well as many different “modes”
Both have the ability to record video in 4K
The Galaxy S8 has a battery life of anywhere between 11 and 67 hours, depending on what you’re doing. Where as the S8+ lasts a bit longer ranging from 13 to 78 hours, again depending on what you are doing.
Wireless charging capabilities
An iris sensor (among a few others) and;
Bixby – which I will get into more detail later on in this article.
I am a Taurus so I can be stubborn but so much so that I would risk my safety or others. However not everyone got the memo. Some people are still rocking their Galaxy Note 7. Samsung can’t risk getting any more bad press because of you. They had remotely limited to the maximum power level devices in the US 60% of the maximum possible. That was not enough for some people to get rid of their phone. So they have taken the final card they had to play in the deck. Samsung is going to completely make it impossible for users to charge the smartphone. So basically the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone turns into a very expensive “brick” once the charge runs out. There is no way around this as this update will affect the devices operating in the all networks of all cellular operators in the United States.
There are also a class action cases going on against Samsung by a few customers. By a few I mean 2400 consumers. However Samsung said it is not paying anything for damages associated with spontaneous combustion.
“We have given enough compensation and benefits to users of the Galaxy Note 7. Inconvenience, for which consumers require the payment, within quite portable,” ~Samsung.
The Samsung Smart Windshield is a concept that goes right in the about time files. Its hard to believe that this concept is not already in production. Motorcycles have been left behind in terms of technology unlike cars. With the exception of The SKULLY AR-1 which is the first helmet to feature a built-in 180° Blindspot Camera and Heads-Up Display for unparalleled situational awareness and safety. Samsung the kind of epic vaporware looks to change that.
Samsung’s Smart Windshield is Magic & I Want It! Ok, its not magic but it is looks like it even thought the technology already exists to make this happen. For this magic to happen all you need is a smartphone, app and a small projector. The projector has to be small enough to not take up too much space. The projector shows information onto a the windshield. The rider can see navigation info, emails, phone calls, and text messages. One would assume this will work with out distracting the rider. Then again there are already tons of people listening to music, checking out Waze info or even reading playing on their watches.
Everything you expected from the Galaxy S7 & Galaxy S7 Edge is here. It has all the performance enhancements that one would expect with an upgrade. The newish design is a bit bolder. Per request they have bigger batteries. The S7 packs a 3,000 mAh battery while the S7 edge has a 3,600 mAh battery. Also the cameras have been greatly improved. Samsung’s brand new phones are very deserving of being called flagships. Almost everything about the Galaxy S7and Galaxy S7 edge are improvements over its predecessors. Samsung finally showed off what has been leaked for months. The two new smartphones must be hits for Samsung who has been struggling as of late. They might be the most important phones for the company since the 1st Galaxy. I think they have succeed. These two phones are the best Android smartphones the world has ever seen.
The Galaxy S7 is still completely constructed entirely of aluminum and glass but now adds curved glass on the back that sits in the hand much more comfortably predecessors. The displays and battery sizes are different. The S7 edge has a larger 5.5-inch quad HD Super AMOLED display vs the Galaxy S6 edge which had the same 5.1-inch screen. Now for some of the similarities between the models. Both will be powered by a 2.15GHz quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor in the United States, while Samsung’s very own Exynos chips will power the phones everywhere else. According to Samsung the CPU in the Galaxy S7 is 30% faster than last year’s models.… Read the rest
Meet 2016 CES Innovations Honoree Samsung Portable SSD T3
CES is here and with it brings pretty cool products. The Samsung Portable SSD T3 is one of those products. It is built strong and light and is equipped with a built-in security feature. This little SSD has data transfer speeds of 450 MB/s. The Samsung SSD T3 has compatibility with pretty much every operating system. With more and more laptops coming with few hard drive space. Size is and portability is the key to keeping everything with you. Samsung Portable SSD T3 is built strong and light and is equipped with a built-in security feature. The Samsung SSD T3 is also a 2016 CES Innovations Honoree.
A strong, shock-resistant metal case and internal support frame handles the daily wear of professional life, yet weighs just 51 grams* (2TB) and is roughly the size of a business card.
Up to 2TB capacity* means you’ve got everything you need in the palm of your hand.
The T3 is outfitted with optional AES 256-bit hardware encryption that doesn’t affect performance and an Android mobile app to conveniently manage and access content.
Reduce downtime with blazing-fast, 450 MB/s read/write speeds