Today the Samsung SIMBAND sensor platform has been revealed to advance the world of health-centric wearable devices. Samsung President and CSO Young Sohn spoke up this week on the future of wearable devices and digital health. He suggested that the third age of consumer adoption of digital health is upon us, a new era in Wearable Sensors. "Why should we have to see a doctor," suggested Young Sohn, "when we’re not feeling good?"
This morning Samsung is set to hold an event that’ll be held in the SFJazz Center, one called "Voice of the Body." This event could be about pretty much anything - but its tagline has our attention piqued: "What if your body had a voice?" Samsung’s Strategy & Innovation Center also lets it be known that this event will ask what’d happen if your body had "a clear voice that could speak to you in a way you understood?"
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S is bringing a touch many have longed for. Though Samsung uses AMOLED screens for their smartphones, they’ve eschewed them for LCD displays on their tablets. The newest tablet from Samsung is changing that, and now we may have our first look at what the screen will have in store for us.
In what looks to be a Moto 360 clone, Samsung has patented a wearable that is circular in design. the twist with this one is its reliance on gesture controls, which almost eliminates the touchscreen altogether. Samsung also imagines this will be more than a smartwatch, encompassing the truer meaning of “wearable”.
Apple, who recently settled their ongoing dispute with Motorola and Google amicably, has no intent on following that up. Previous reports that suggested the Cupertino firm and Samsung would play nice has been found to be false, as Apple seeks a retrial of their latest spat with Samsung. They’re also seeking a ban of all Samsung devices that infringe on their patents.
Since the launch of the original Samsung Galaxy Gear, users have been wondering when - or if - the company would release a smartwatch that did not require a smartphone to function. A rumor today suggests that this next-generation smartwatch may be on the horizon, ready to work completely on its own.
If there’s a category of wearable or otherwise smart devices out there, Samsung is on top of it. Today the rumor is that Samsung is making a Virtual Reality headset akin to Oculus Rift. Instead of working with high-powered PCs, however, this device will be working with mobile smart handsets and tablets, and it might even be branded Galaxy.
Dominating the sales demographics on most carriers, Apple remains the top smartphone vendor, helping push smartphones to an 87% market share in the US. The Q1 2014 numbers also show a 7% growth versus last year, and highlight a breakdown of sales by OEM and carrier. Though there are some suprising statistics, Apple’s dominance is not one of them.
The Samsung Galaxy S5’s next shiniest shade has been revealed for release in both the United States and the UK. The Gold - or Copper Gold, if you prefer - edition of the Galaxy S5 is headed to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless (through select indirect retailers), and U.S. Cellular in the United States as well as Three in the UK.