An unofficial collection of bursts in the world of the Galaxy S5 have appeared today, each of them with little fanfare from Samsung itself. One of these is the release of the Developer Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S5. This device will be hitting Verizon starting today, complete with the ability to get deep within its software build for heavy smartphone app development.
Google’s Play Store has seen some unexpected changes today, with a price drop and potential leak of a new device. The Sony Z Ultra is getting a pretty drastic price drop, while the still-unannounced Galaxy S5 Google Play edition device may have shown up. Is one making way for another, or are these coincidence?
This week the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is being tossed into the pool with details the likes of which only generally come from an already-released device. This would be the equivalent of the Galaxy S4 Mini or the Galaxy S III Mini, both devices coming not long after their larger brethren. This Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is also said to be coming with waterproofing - generally only reserved for Samsung’s "Active" smartphone line - and the Galaxy S5, of course.
The Galaxy Note 4’s release is right around the corner. Checking release and reveal dates for the Galaxy Note’s hand-held iteration over the past several years, you find one perfectly reasonable place for the device to be revealed: during IFA 2014, this September. Before then there’s plenty of room for leaks of specifications and details of all kinds.
If you thought the 6.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Mega was big, just wait until you get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy Mega 7.0. This device has just appeared in China as the newest in massive-sized smartphone from Samsung, moving through authentication in MIIT. This sort of authentication is generally followed by release several weeks later.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 may not have had the QHD Super AMOLED display some predicted, but Samsung is reportedly working on an updated, higher-resolution version, dubbed by some the Galaxy S5 Prime, as a premium retort to upcoming phones. The 2560 x 1440 handset, said to be internally codenamed "KQ", is believed to be in mid- to late-phase development and expected to deliver an experience arguably more in line with what Samsung originally hoped for its current flagship.
Samsung bloatware or bonus features: however generously you want to refer to them, it turns out Galaxy smartphone owners aren't actually using them, according to new research. Total usage time for a sample of Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5 users of Samsung's key homegrown apps amounted to less than seven minutes in March 2014, whereas they used three of Google's apps for 149 minutes in all.
Samsung is one of the most popular names in the smartphone realm and some pictures of one of its unannounced smartphones have hit the internet. The smartphone is called the Galaxy K and it has one very interesting feature highlighted by the leaked images- optical zoom. Samsung's Galaxy K is tipped to have 10x optical zoom lens.
HTC has brought in Samsung's former US marketing chief to turbocharge its advertising, hoping to prevent a rerun of 2013 where its flagship HTC One Android phone was eclipsed by the Galaxy media blitz. Paul Golden "created and launched the highly successful Galaxy brand" during his four year stint at Samsung, his LinkedIn profile claims, but is now acting as a consultant for HTC having left the South Korean firm in January 2012.