Largest screen in Samsung PMP range
Samsung is releasing a new size of portable media player to its Galaxy Player range. Using a design that makes it look like a chunkier version of the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Galaxy Player 5.8 has a 5.8-inch, 960x540 LCD AMOLED screen. The display may be bigger in size than its mobile counterpart, but its resolution is far lower.
Galaxy Tab 2 to compete mainly on price
Samsung late Wednesday detailed the US launch plans for a trio of its main Android tablet devices for the year. The Galaxy Tab 2 line will come to the US in both 7.0- and 10.1-inch forms with their dual-core 1GHz processors, Android 4.0, three-megapixel rear camera and VGA front cameras intact. The two are considered lower-cost versions of original Galaxy Tab ancestors but do have unique support for infrared remote control using Peel's Smart Remote app.
Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.2 intros at MWC
One of Samsung's lower-key introductions at Mobile World Congress was a new and still rare Android-based MP3 player, the Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.2. We gave it a spin at the event, both to see how it stood up on its own and to see how it stacked up against the current iPod touch. Impressions are after the break.
New Apple lawsuit targets 17 devices
Apple's latest lawsuit versus Samsung is considerably wider than outlined in its bid for a preliminary ban. Although it's focusing immediate attention on the Galaxy Nexus, a total of 17 devices are alleged to be infringing a twice-as-large set of eight patents. The batch includes the Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0 as well as two tablets previously left alone, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and the Galaxy Tab 8.9.
Samsung commits to shipping Galaxy Tab, Player
Samsung at a special event Monday pledged itself to shipping three of its most delayed devices in the US. The Galaxy Tab 8.9, which we first tried in March, is in pre-orders at Best Buy immediately and will ship to stores October 2. Versions will ship with 16GB or 32GB of storage for $470 and $570 respectively.
Samsung 5in Galaxy Player 8GB price escapes
Best Buy's mobile app inadvertently gave away possible pricing for the Galaxy Player 5. Also known as the Galaxy S Wi-Fi 5.0 elsewhere, the five-inch, 8GB Android player is shown costing $270. The price puts it well above a similar iPod touch, although it has a much larger display, a higher-resolution three-megapixel camera, real GPS, FM radio, and a microSDHC card slot.
comScore says iOS beats Android when non-phones in
iOS outperforms Android by a wide 59 percent margin when every class of device is considered, comScore found Tuesday. In its first real study of mobile platforms beyond smartphones, the research team saw the iPad, iPhone, and iPod making up a combined 37.87 million devices in the US, or 16.2 percent share. Google's combined share represented just 23.76 million devices, or 10.2 percent of the mobile sphere.