Galaxy S 4

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Pre-Orders Start At AT&T, Shipping April 30

    Samsung Galaxy S4 Pre-Orders Start At AT&T, Shipping April 30

    Today’s the day. AT&T has officially put the Galaxy S 4 from Samsung up for pre-order on its website. For now, only the 16GB models in both black and white are available, and only in select areas. AT&T will likely make more models available in the next few days as pre-orders ramp up. The 16GB model starts at $199 with a two-year contract. According to AT&T, the phone will… Read More

  • Are Tablets Mobile? The Samsung Galaxy S4 Could Finally End The Debate Crunch Network

    Are Tablets Mobile? The Samsung Galaxy S4 Could Finally End The Debate

    Editor’s note: Bill Ready is CEO of Braintree, an online and mobile payment provider to many of the top apps in the App Store, including Uber, Airbnb, Angry Birds, OpenTable, Fab and HotelTonight. When asked about a Facebook app for iPad in November 2010, Mark Zuckerberg brushed off the question with a quip. “iPad’s not mobile. Next question…. It’s not mobile… Read More

  • There Is No Such Thing As A Great Launch Event

    There Is No Such Thing As A Great Launch Event

    If you woke up this morning wondering why Samsung is being berated on social media less than 24 hours after announcing its latest flagship phone, might I point you here and here, where you can read of the magical night at Radio City Music Hall when Samsung paid Broadway actors to play out scenes using the new phone for two hours. In a word, it was surreal. But that seems to be the norm these… Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy S 4’s Quad-Core/Octa-Core Chipsets Are Focused On Efficiency And LTE

    Samsung Galaxy S 4’s Quad-Core/Octa-Core Chipsets Are Focused On Efficiency And LTE

    Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S 4, has different chipsets in the U.S. and international versions of the phone. So while the U.S. S 4 has a 1.9GHz quad-core chip, the international version gets a 1.6GHz octa-core chip. The difference is likely down to LTE variation between markets. But beyond that, the octa-core and quad-core chips aren’t so very different, with a… Read More

  • Samsung Pumps Up The Galaxy S 4’s Keyboard With Some Of SwiftKey’s Text Input Tech

    Samsung Pumps Up The Galaxy S 4’s Keyboard With Some Of SwiftKey’s Text Input Tech

    Continuing the litany of neat things in the Galaxy S 4 that Samsung didn’t talk about during its grand (some would say overproduced) unveiling last night, the smartphone’s keyboard has gotten a boost thanks to some prominent text input buffs. According to Swiftkey co-founder Dr. Ben Medlock, the U.K. startup’s keyboard tech is “at the heart of” Samsung’s… Read More

  • The Samsung Galaxy S 4 And Its De-Googling Of Android Suggests We Might See A Split

    The Samsung Galaxy S 4 And Its De-Googling Of Android Suggests We Might See A Split

    Samsung did something fairly surprising given that it included the most recent version of Android, 4.2.2, on its brand new Galaxy S 4 smartphone: it didn’t talk about that much at all last night at the special launch event. Maybe the company was too busy trying to cram as many song and dance numbers into the show as possible, but maybe that’s because Samsung will soon take what… Read More

  • Samsung Unveils A Bluetooth Wireless Gaming Controller For The Galaxy S 4

    Samsung Unveils A Bluetooth Wireless Gaming Controller For The Galaxy S 4

    Samsung is releasing a bombardment of accessories along with their Galaxy S4, one of which is a fully functional, boda-fide wireless gaming controller. The oval shaped controller is a great deal smaller and lighter than the Xbox and Playstation controllers you’re used to gripping. It has a plastic build, and it’s so light it feels almost hollow. It feels cheap. I’m used to… Read More

  • Samsung Taps Mobeam To Bring Beamable Barcodes To The Galaxy S 4, Could Wallet Integration Be Next?

    Samsung Taps Mobeam To Bring Beamable Barcodes To The Galaxy S 4, Could Wallet Integration Be Next?

    Samsung talked up the Galaxy S 4’s features with a bit of Broadway flair here at Radio City Music Hall, but there still are some neat additions to the device that didn’t get a moment in the spotlight. The Korean electronics giant, for instance, tapped a San Francisco company called Mobeam to bring its novel approach to displaying barcodes to the Galaxy S 4. Read More

  • Samsung Debuts S View Cover For Galaxy S 4 With Integrated Display Window

    Samsung Debuts S View Cover For Galaxy S 4 With Integrated Display Window

    Samsung didn’t just unveil a new flagship smartphone today, it also introduced a cover accessory for that device with unique features. The S View cover has an integrated pass-through window for the main display, which can provide at-a-glance access to basic info such as call display, SMS, current battery status and time. It’s actually reminiscent of an old feature phone throwback… Read More