Korean news website Asia News Agency is reporting a fire at a South Korean factory largely responsible for manufacturing the printed circuit boards for Samsung's next upcoming flagship handset, the Galaxy S5. The fire was reportedly very large, and has raised concerns about the smartphone's production and near future.
If you have been slightly confused by all the marketing talk and technical specs regarding Samsung's latest smart devices, then this pair of videos might be for you. These official hands-on videos for the Galaxy S5, the Gear 2 smartwatch and Gear Fit smartband gives you all the juicy features in a nutshell.
Every once in a while there’s an app or device release who’s appearance on the market is more important than its inner workings. With Milk Music, this much is true. Samsung is continuing down the road of adding value to their devices, and their devices only, with apps that only work on Galaxy smartphones, Galaxy Note, and the Galaxy Tab tablet series. Milk Music is an internet radio app made to bring advertisement-free music to Samsung devices.
Further feeding the rumors surrounding Apple's next chip, Taiwanese media are reporting that the privilege of manufacturing the A8 has been awarded to TSMC. This creates a further gap between Apple and frenemy Samsung, who is gradually losing its grip on Apple's chip making needs.
Samsung's next wearable, the S-Circle, has been spotted crossing the FCC, a new activity tracker that seems likely to lack the curved AMOLED of the Gear Fit in favor of a more simplistic form-factor. Hooking up via Bluetooth LE - presumably to the Galaxy S5 - the S-Circle is yet to be officially announced by Samsung, but will most probably fit into the gap once occupied by the S Band shown here.
Apple and Samsung have been battling on court for years over the design of their smartphones among other things. Apple won a major victory over Samsung in court a few years ago when Apple was awarded damages in excess of $1 billion when the court found that Samsung had infringed Apple patents. Apple sought an injunction on the infringing devices.
Earlier today the folks at Chitika showed off their newest chart of impressions from Android devices, showing Samsung taking the cake in a big way. Since its release, SlashGear reached out to Chitika for more data on the larger mobile device market, showing iOS as well. As you'll see, while Samsung dominates Android, Apple's iOS takes the largest portion of the web traffic market for smart devices.
Samsung has developed a new virtual keyboard system that uses augmented reality and twiddling your fingers to replace physical keys, mapping the button layout to different points on the finger. The technology, revealed in a Samsung patent filing, places a dynamic key map over different sections of the fingers, and then relies on a camera to spot which is selected by the user's thumbs. The keyboard could have applications for wearable devices, like the rumored "Samsung Galaxy Glass" tipped to arrive sometime this year, or for alternative text-entry on tablets and phones.