As the Galaxy S5 enters officialdom, Samsung is the biggest smartphone maker in the world -- presiding over an indomitable gadget kingdom. But how did a company best known for Blu-ray players and TVs become the all-eclipsing superpower it is today? In this special episode of Adventures in Tech, we explain the Galaxy strategy, and tell the story of how Samsung forged its Galactic gadget empire. Press play now.
Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy S5 smartphone on Monday and it's full of bells and whistles, like a bigger display, improved camera, and built-in fingerprint sensor.
By no means is Samsung the first smartphone maker to debut fingerprint authentication, but it has done something different -- the Galaxy S5's sensor will also act as password protection for PayPal payments.
Samsung and PayPal announced Monday that they've partnered on the Galaxy S5 to let users pay for items password-free at all online and brick-and-mortar stores that accept PayPal. Users only need their fingerprint to buy goods.
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Every day, I try to keep up with which gadget manufacturer especially dislikes another.
I know that everyone mocks Apple because of its smugness and/or their own envy.
I also know that Microsoft thinks Google is stinkily hoodwinking the world's populations with its alleged Scroogley spying.
But here we are, with Samsung unveiling its latest testament to its largesse and largeness, and two rivals take to Twitter to sniff mightily in its face.
BARCELONA, Spain -- The Galaxy S5 may be Samsung's flashiest device of the year, but it won't be the only important one.
The Korean electronics giant on Monday unveiled its newest flagship phone with all -- or at least most -- of the bells and whistles that consumers have come to expect. The device, with a fingerprint scanner and heart rate sensor, is sure to attract plenty of buyers in developed markets like the US and Western Europe. However, it's the cheaper smartphones for emerging regions that could really make a big difference for Samsung this year.… Read more
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is an anticipated follow-up to the what the manufacturer toted as "The Next Best Thing" for months. While it's not a Samsung Galaxy S4 killer, it does offer a few fresh high-end features to set it apart from the rest.
Amongst the notable new perks are a fingerprint scanner and new dashboard with heart-rate monitor. The improved camera also boasts some new tricks, like HDR video and selective focusing..
Samsung fans will be able to buy Samsung's flagship Galaxy S5 on April 11, the company announced Monday.
The phone, along with Samsung's new Gear devices, will be available in nearly 150 countries in April, Samsung Vice President of European Telecom Operations Jean-Daniel Ayme said onstage at Mobile World Congress.
Wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint said earlier that they will start offering the smartphone in April, but didn't reveal details on price and availability. Both carriers promised more information in "the coming weeks," according to press releases sent out Monday.
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Monday morning, at a press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Samsung finally took the wraps off the much-anticipated Galaxy S5, its newest flagship smartphone.
Though it's not the major overhaul from the Galaxy S4 that we expected, the shiny new phone sports a sharp and bright 5.1-inch screen, a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, and a 16-megapixel camera. The device is also waterproof, inspired by the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active from 2013, and comes with a new fingerprint scanner similar to the iPhone 5S.
Samsung also gave the S5 a heart rate monitor, which … Read more
If at first you don't succeed, change the operating system.
That's essentially what Samsung has done after the disappointing launch of its first smartwatch last year. This week in Barcelona, Spain during the Mobile World Congress trade show the company unveiled the updated Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, which will be using Samsung's homegrown Tizen software rather than the Google Android software.
Samsung has admitted that the original Galaxy Gear, which launched in September, wasn't quite up to snuff, and now Samsung is attempting a do-over with the two new devices it announced this week. … Read more
BARCELONA, Spain -- Metal body design? Nope. Eye-wateringly crisp 2K+ display? Nuh-uh. Overhauled Android interface? Only a little.
After all the rumors and hype, the Samsung Galaxy S5 revealed with much fanfare at Mobile World Congress on Monday is more an iteration on the Galaxy S line than the fresh, whiz-bang package we'd all come to hope for and even expect.
Yes, it has a fingerprint scanner, and a heart rate sensor, too, not to mention Android 4.4 KitKat and a roster of muscular specs. From what I've seen, the Galaxy S5 shapes up to be an … Read more