Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge does a lot with a little curved display

  Samsung surprised everyone today with a new Note-branded smartphone that was not the Note 4. In addition to the next in the Note line, Samsung announced the Note Edge. What makes this Note special is the little bit of extra curved screen Samsung has given the device, allowing it to serve as a notification panel among many other things. The impressive hardware update to the Galaxy Note 4 was very nearly overshadowed by the announcement of an entirely different Samsung device with a curved display. Not since the Samsung Nexus S have we seen something that claimed to have … Continue reading Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge does a lot with a little curved display

Samsung Z postponed again, spells trouble for Tizen

Samsung has finally confirmed what everyone already practically knows, or at least believes in their gut. Samsung Z, the Tizen-powered smartphone that was supposed to launch in Russia this quarter, is indefinitely delayed. More than just a disappointment to the already dwindling number of Tizen faithful, it is almost the writing on the wall for Samsung’s latest efforts to strike on its own without Google. Samsung’s wild success in the mobile device industry can partly be credited to Android. After all, the company’s low-end Bada feature phones and sparse Windows Phone offering did not fare as well as even its … Continue reading Samsung Z postponed again, spells trouble for Tizen

Intel, Samsung create Internet of Things group

A handful of tech giants join forces to create the Open Interconnect Consortium after a similar group was created under the Linux Foundation. The effort to reduce complications for the Internet of Things just got more complicated. A handful of tech-industry heavyweights including Intel, Broadcom, and Samsung Electronics on Tuesday unveiled a new nonprofit group called the Open Interconnect Consortium, or OIC, with the mission to develop standards and certification for devices involved in the Internet of Things. The new group is being created just a few months after the nonprofit Linux Foundation announced a different consortium called AllSeen Alliance, which … Continue reading Intel, Samsung create Internet of Things group

Samsung Galaxy S5 could include head tracking

A European patent filing from the company details an innovation that could make nodding and blinking more powerful in the future. Samsung could be planning to follow up the eye-tracking technology it introduced in the Galaxy S4 with new features in the Galaxy S5 that will keep track of the position of your entire head. A newly published European patent application from Samsung details a method for controlling a smartphone through what basically amounts to head tracking with a front-facing camera. And while there’s no indication in the document or from Samsung itself when or where we might first see … Continue reading Samsung Galaxy S5 could include head tracking