Showing posts with label Tizen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tizen. Show all posts

Get the Samsung Gear S3 Classic for $160 on Amazon

Get the Samsung Gear S3 Classic for $160 on Amazon

We've seen the Frontier version of the Samsung Gear S3 discounted several times already, but this time we find the Gear S3 Classic discounted down to $159.99 on Amazon. The unit on sale is the 46mm model and is marked as certified refurbished. However, products are rigorously tested to “look and work like new” and even includes a 90-day warranty.

Get the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier for $190 at Costco

Get the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier for $190 at Costco

Ahead of the upcoming Black Friday shopping rush, Costco is offering the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch at a very affordable $189.99. This is a great price on this brand new wearable, which is looking at a discount of around $80 off its retail price.

Samsung announces Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic smartwatches

Samsung announces Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic smartwatches

Samsung has officially unveiled its newest series of smartwatches: the Samsung Gear S2 and Samsung Gear S2 Classic. Both wearables are powered by Tizen instead of Android Wear, but their most significant highlight is their 3G enabled variants, which let you use the smartwatches without a phone.

Tizen powered Samsung Z1 now available in Bangladesh

Samsung Z1

The Samsung Z1, which happens to be the first Tizen powered smartphone was launched last month in India. According to Samsung, the company wanted to reach the 30% of Indian phone users who didn't use smartphones. After the positive start in India, today Samsung announced it is launching the Samsung Z1 in Bangladesh.

Samsung Z1

Samsung Z1 (front)Samsung Z1 (side)Samsung Z1 (rear)

The Samsung Z1 is a Tizen smartphone which features a 4 inch touch display, 4GB of internal storage which can be expanded through microSD, a 3 megapixel rear camera, a 0.3 megapixel front camera and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 768MB of RAM.

The full Samsung Z1 specifications follow:

Samsung Z1 officially announced in India – a Tizen powered, sub-$100 smartphone

Samsung Z1

The entry-level Samsung Z1 has been officially announced for the Indian market. The device runs Tizen OS and comes with an affordable INR 5,700 ($90) price.

Samsung's Tizen 2.3 update demonstrated

Tizen 2.3While Samsung has still to release a Tizen powered smartphone to the global market, the company has a decent lineup of devices (Gear S, Samsung Z) running their in-house mobile OS. 

Now Samsung is working on a new device (Samsung SM-Z130H) which runs Tizen 2.3, and some new screenshots give us a vision of what the latest version of Tizen will look like on one of Samsung's smartphones.

Samsung Gear S now available in the US

Samsung Gear S

The Samsung Gear S was announced a few months ago as the first smartwatch capable of making calls by itself, thanks to its SIM card slot and 3G connectivity. Starting today you will be able to purchase the smartwatch in the US.

The Gear S is expected to be sold through all four major US carriers, but only AT&T and Sprint are offering it at this time. Verizon and T-Mobile will be offering the smart wearable at a later time.

If your purchase the Gear S on AT&T, in Black or White and it will cost you $199.99 with a two-year contract, or $299 without a commitment. Meanwhile Sprint will offer the device only in black for $0 down plus 24 monthly payments of $16 or for $384 contract free.

[UPDATE] Verizon has also listed the Gear S in black and in white, and will charge $350 with a 2 year contract or $399.99 contract free. Meanwhile T-Mobile still has the device listed as coming soon, but allows you to sign up for updates.

The Gear S runs Samsung's own Tizen platform, which means it can only be used with select Samsung Galaxy devices. You can still use the Gear S without a SIM card, by connecting it to your Galaxy smartphone via Bluetooth.

The Gear S features a 2 inch Super AMOLED display with a  360 x 480 pixel resolution, 4GB of internal storage, a 300 mAh battery, Wi-Fi, heart rate sensor, barometer, UV light sensor, compass, and a 1GHz dual-core Exynos processor with 512MB of RAM.

source - Samsung | AT&T | Sprint | Verizon | T-Mobile

Samsung Gear S smartwatch with 3G launches in India

Samsung Gear S
The Samsung Gear S smartwatch was first announced at the company's Unpacked 2.0 event, and has become one of the most anticipated smartwatches this year. While the pricing for the US is still unknown, the Gear is has just launched in India, alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and has been priced at INR 28,900 ($470).

The Gear S features a 2 inch curved Super AMOLED display with a 360x480 pixel resolution and a sleek design. You additionally get IP67 certification for dust and water resistance, a Heart Rate sensor and a 1GHz dual-core processor under its hood. It has independent 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, which will allow it to take voice calls and browse the internet without having to be connected to your phone. The Gear is will be available in Blue Black and White colour variants

So what do you think of the Gear S price? Would you still pick it up as your smartwatch? Or do you have a different device you prefer.

source - The Techolic

Samsung Gear S officially announced with curved display and 3G connectivity

Samsung Gear S

The Samsung Gear S was officially announced today by the company as yet another Tizen powered "smart wearable device". The Gear S features a 2 inch Super AMOLED display, 3G connectivity along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and a curved design which fits comfortably around your wrist.

The 2 inch display has a 360 by 480 pixel resolution. The other specs on this device include a 300mAh Lithium Ion battery with promises up to 2 days on a single charge, IP67 certification which will allow your device to be submerged in up to 3.2 feet of water for as long as 30 minutes and a 1GHz dual-core processor with 512MB of RAM.

Because it has 3G connectivity, your Gear S will no longer be tied to your smartphone for notifications and messages. You can also make phone calls directly from your wrist, or receive a phone call forwarded from your phone. With Tizen powering the device you get built-in features like the battery saving Power Saving Mode, Samsung's enhanced S Voice functionality, which allows voice commands, turn-by-turn pedestrian navigation powered by HERE, Facebook to stay up to date with your social connections and a Financial Times 'fastFT' app which works together with Spritz' advanced-reading technology.

The Gear S is the perfect companion for those who track their health and are concerned with staying in shape. Sensors, GPS capability and S Health features, are just what the doctor ordered. And the Gear S didn't forget about you runners. The Nike+ Running app allows you to leave your smartphone at home while your wearable keeps track of your running stats for the day, and keeps you motivated.

The Samsung Gear Circle headphones were also announced on Thursday. These headphones can be paired with a smartphone, using Bluetooth, to allow you to take calls, listen to music, and make voice commands. A vibrating alert tells you when a call or notification is coming through, and a magnetic lock clasps around the users neck when the Gear Circle is not being used.

Samsung Gear Circle
Samsung Gear Circle

Both the Samsung Gear S and Samsung Gear Circle will be launched through the usual Samsung retail channels beginning in October. Pricing has yet to be announced. The Samsung Gear S will be available in black and white.

source - Samsung

Samsung Gear S

Samsung Gear S (black)Samsung Gear S (white)

The Samsung Gear S is a Tizen powered wearable accessory which features a 2 inch Super AMOLED display with a 360 by 480 pixel resolution, 3G connectivity, a 300mAh battery and a 1GHz dual-core processor with 512MB of RAM.

The full Samsung Gear S specifications follow:

Samsung Gear 2 receives update with new features and S Health improvements

Samsung Gear 2Samsung has released a software update for its Tizen powered Samsung Gear 2. The update brings the software version along with improvements to S Health and can be downloaded from the Gear Manager on your watch. The update also adds a new notifications muting feature called Blocking Mode. If you aren't in the mood to be reminded that someone is looking to get in touch with you, these notifications can be blocked.

Additionally you can now set up the watch to turn off notifications in the middle of the night, while you are dreaming about smartphones, tablets and wearables. While we don't have a changelist to provide you with the improvements made to S Health, we are told that there are some changes to improve the general stability of the watch.

source - SamMobile | AndroidCentral

Samsung Z

Samsung WSamsung W rear

The Samsung Z is a Tizen powered smartphone which features a 4.8 inch touch display, 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded through microSD, an 8 megapixel rear camera, a 2.1 megapixel front camera, and a 2.3GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM.

The full Samsung Z specifications follow:

Samsung Z announced with Tizen

Samsung Z
The Tizen powered was officially announced by the company, a day ahead of the Tizen Developer Conference in San Francisco. Unlike the Galaxy S series design, Samsung has chosen a rectangular shape for Tizen flagship, a shape that is quite popular in the Chinese markets. However Samsung has included its signature faux leather treatment to differentiate it.

The Samsung Z features a 4.8 inch touch display, 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded through microSD, an 8 megapixel rear camera, a 2.1 megapixel front camera, and a 2.3GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. You also get Cat 4 LTE connectivity, a 2600 mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor. The operating system is Tizen OS 2.2.1, which packs familiar Samsung functionality, such as Download Booster and S Health 3.0.

The Samsung Z will be selling in Russia first, sometime after July. Other countries will follow, but it isn't known when. The price is still in question, too. In terms of colors, the phone will be available in black and gold.

source - Samsung Tomorrow

Samsung Galaxy Gear can now be switched to Tizen from Android

Samsung Galaxy Gear

Starting today, smartwatch owners can update their timepiece from Android to Tizen. Earlier this month, a video displayed how the original Gear would look running the Tizen OS. Keep in mind that if you do update your watch, you will lose everything that is currently on it. The update is not yet being sent out OTA, which means that you are going to have to sync your Galaxy Gear with your PC and grab the update from Samsung Kies.

Back in February at MWC, Samsung introduced the sequel to its first smartwatch, but instead of having Android power the  and the , the manufacturer turned to its own Tizen OS.

The update to Tizen will improve the battery life on the watch, enhance the performance of the device, and enhance voice commands for the Galaxy Gear. Installing Tizen on your Galaxy Gear also turns the watch into a stand-alone music player, that will store music on the watch itself.

Most of the software related features found on the Samsung Gear 2 and Samsung Gear 2 Neo will be available on the updated Gear. The only features on the new watches that won't be moving over to your updated Gear are those that are hardware based, such as the heart rate monitor.

Samsung Galaxy Gear to receive Tizen update

Samsung Galaxy Gear

When Samsung announced the Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo, owners of the original Galaxy Gear became concerned that their Android powered wearable will no longer receive updates. However it seems that Samsung plans to convert the original Galaxy Gear into a Tizen powered device sometime soon.

While No timeframe has been discussed, but the update will also carry some new features for the watch. For example, Sleep mode will track your sleeping habits, while Exercise mode monitors your workouts on a real-time basis. There will be a stand alone music player coming to the watch with the update, along with a feature that enables the owner to customize the double tap command that previously brought up Quick Controls. The latter has been carved out as a separate app.

After the update, Galaxy Gear users will be able to select the size of the font and choose from customizable wallpaper. In fact, all of the features on the Gear 2, except for the WatchON and the Heart Rate monitor, will be available to owners of the Samsung Galaxy Gear following the update.

An recent test version of the ROM can be viewed, by clicking on the video below.

source - SamMobile | GSMArena

Samsung Gear 2 - Video Review

Samsung Gear 2
The Samsung Gear 2 follows in the footsteps of the Samsung Galaxy Gear, which was launched last year alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. At $299, the Gear 2 is still one of the most expensive smartwatches in the market, but lets find out if the latest Samsung smartwatch has what it takes to make you want to buy one

Samsung has made several improvements to the Gear 2, making it much better than its predecessor. The Gear 2 is less bulky and lighter and comes with improved hardware which makes it fast and responsive. But the device is still midst a poor app ecosystem, which hasn't grown much in the last six months.

If you are heavily invested in the Samsung ecosystem and have $299 you are willing to spend on this device, you could consider the Gear 2 as your smartwatch. However the cheaper offerings from the competitors makes it heard to pick the Gear 2 as the top smartwatch offering.

source - PhoneArena

Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit - Hands On videos

Samsung has posted official hands on videos for its upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 flagship along with its new generation of wearables - the Samsung Gear 2 and the Samsung Gear Fit. If you are planning to upgrade your Galaxy arsenal, you may like to check out these videos for a close look at what you can expect.

The Galaxy S5 hands on takes a look at features like Download Booster and Ultra Power Savings mode, which will be a part of the new handset. It also takes a closer look at the 16 megapixel camera, heart rate monitor and swipe style fingerprint sensor which will be offered on the Galaxy S5.

Its important to note that this hands on video is from the manufacturer of these devices, so it will be bias. Its always a good idea to check out reviews from tech websites such as our own before you make a decision on purchasing any of these devices.

source - Samsung (YouTube)

Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo officially announced

Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo officially announced
Samsung has unveiled the Samsung Gear 2 and the Samsung Gear 2 Neo - two brand smart watches which hope to succeed the Samsung Galaxy Gear.

Samsung Gear 2 Neo

Samsung Gear 2 Neo

The Samsung Gear 2 neo is a Tizen smartwatch which alongside the Samsung Gear 2 succeeds the Samsung Galaxy Gear. The device features a 1.63 inch display, 4GB of storage, 2 - 3 days of battery life and a 1GHz dual-core processor with 512MB of RAM.

The full Samsung Gear 2 specifications follow:

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