Brightness ratings and contrast ratio make for lovely tech spec reading when you're shopping for a new device. But neither tells you how usable a display will actually be in everyday ambient light situations. So DisplayMate put some of the more popular options to the test.
Earlier this week, Samsung named the devices that were due to get Ice Cream Sandwich in early 2012. They've now confirmed that the Galaxy S and 7-inch Galaxy Tab definitely aren't in line for the update.
Apple is engaged in a very public lawsuit with Samsung, alleging that Samsung has gone too far in mimicking their product designs. Now Samsung is putting Apple's design guru Jonny Ive on the stand to explain all the ways they've supposedly infringed on patents.
The Samsung Epic 4G Touch, which is the Samsung Galaxy S II for Sprint, was supposed to launch tomorrow but has now been pushed back because of Hurricane Irene. It should still come out by next week, though.
So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.
The legal slugfest between partners-turned-competitors Apple and Samsung continues: Samsung has demanded that Apple release the iPhone 4S/5 and iPad 3 to their lawyers as part of a discovery process to determine if there was any infringement on Apple's part.
Previously known as the Samsung Galaxy Player, the now re-branded Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.0 and 5.0 is a 4-inch or 5-inch version of the Galaxy S. Well, if the Galaxy S didn't have any phone capabilities or 3G/4G. Basically, the Galaxy S Wi-Fi to the Galaxy S is what the iPod Touch is to the iPhone.
If the price at which you'd even remotely consider trying an Android handset is "zero," well, you're out of excuses. Today and tomorrow, Verizon's Samsung Fascinate and AT&T's Samsung Captivate are both free with a two-year contract. They're good! Although be forewarned that Bing is Fascinate's default search engine.…
Samsung and AT&T are finally squeezing out the Android 2.2 update for Captivate users tomorrow. We'll see if you poor bastards ever get 2.3. (Samsung is historically bad at updates.) [Ubergizmo]
Gaming phones! Bigger tablets! Galaxy S reboots and a sneaky, perfectly-timed mini iPhone rumor to throw water on the whole thing! Today was a day of mobile/tablet news, dear readers, and it's all here.
It's been beaten to market by Nvidia and its astonishingly rapid deployment of the Tegra 2 processor in pretty much everything with a screen, now Samsung is ready to start shouting about its own dual-core mobile processor—which it's decided to rename "Exynos". Here's how the marketing people came up with that:
Samsung is very big on promoting their 21mbps HSPA+ network as 4G, and as such, they've taken the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant, given it HSPA+ guts and 2.2 Froyo, then rechristened it the Galaxy S 4G. Other than that, it's basically the same phone, except it comes with Inception preloaded, as well as DoubleTwist for media…
Worried that your Samsung Vibrant was going to be stuck with Android 2.1 forevermore? Worry not! T-Mobile's chief marketing officer Cole Brodman told PCMag that Vibrant users can expect to see the Froyo upgrade starting tomorrow, with all users getting bumped within a few weeks. Going forward, Brodman explained, T-Mo…
If you own a Samsung Galaxy Android device, there's a good chance you're expecting an update to the second-most-recent release of Android, version 2.2, aka Froyo. It has not arrived! A purported insider explains why. Short version: Money. Updated.