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Samsung updates Galaxy S4, Note 3 with Android KitKat

Google's Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, launched in October, will now hit a variety of Samsung devices.

The Korean electronics giant said availability of KitKat varies by carrier and product, but updates will begin Tuesday and will continue through the coming months. The Galaxy S4 and Note 3 are among the devices that will now run Google's latest version of its mobile software.

New features of that operating system include a redesigned dialer that allows users to search for any number, even if it's not in their phone books. For example, users can start typing the … Read more

A month on, Samsung's Galaxy Note 3, 10.1 worth the price?

The S Pen stylus is one of the most defining features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet (2014 Edition).

You'd probably like to know if it's actually useful in practical day-by-day applications or if it's merely a gimmick. Even if it is useful, are these devices worth the extra cost -- at $299 with a two-year contract for the Note 3, and $550 for the Wi-Fi Note 10.1 (Apple's Wi-Fi iPad Air costs $500)?

After using them both for a month, I think that they are … Read more

iPad Air vs. Surface 2 vs. Galaxy Note 10.1

During a San Francisco press conference today, Apple took the wraps off its newest iPad Air tablet. Sporting a more powerful 64-bit A7 processor, narrower bezels, and a thinner 0.29-inch profile, the iOS 7 device features incremental upgrades from its previous iteration, and retains the familiar aesthetics consumers have come to expect.

And while it's obvious that this iPad is an improvement on the last, Apple isn't the only company out there making top-notch tablets.

From different mobile OSes to various display sizes, users can now choose from a bevvy of tablet alternatives. To see how the … Read more

Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition 'writes' some wrongs

Editors' note: This review currently reflects performance for the global model of the 2014 Note 10.1, with its 1.9GHz eight-core processor. It will be updated with results from the US quad-core version when that unit arrives.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) is the tablet you buy because you crave the stylus' unique drawing and handwriting capabilities. Remove the S Pen wand from the equation, though, and the Note's competitors start sounding like a much better deal.

Yes, the Galaxy Note 10.1 significantly upgrades the original Galaxy Note 10.1 with a fast octa-core (… Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet (2014 Edition) marks October 10 for US release date

The rebooted Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 may be called the 2014 edition, but expect it to hit stores a few months before the new year rings in. The 10.1-inch tablet will be available on October 10 with preorders starting at midnight EST on September 27.

Pricing for the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is set at $549.99 for the 16GB model and $599.99 for the 32GB model.

The 2014 edition of the Note 10.1 is a refreshing upgrade to last year's model, with a razor-sharp 2,560x1,600-pixel resolution, smaller bezels, thinner profile, … Read more

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch clocks in at IFA

NEW YORK -- Samsung on Wednesday pushed into wearable computing devices with the launch of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, amping up its war with Apple before the iPhone maker even enters the market.

Gear sports a 1.63-inch 320x320-pixel super AMOLED screen surrounded by a metal frame and includes a 1.9-megapixel camera embedded into the rubberized band. The strap itself is available in six different colors, including a beige option that features a champagne-toned metal frame rather than the standard silver. Gear is powered by an 800MHz processor and 512MB of RAM.

The device will arrive in US stores in October, the same time as the Galaxy Note. The two products will be available in other countries September 25. It will retail for $299, Samsung said.

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Samsung goes bigger but lighter with Note 3, updates Note 10.1

NEW YORK--Samsung Electronics on Wednesday unveiled an update to its Note 10.1 tablet and its Note 3 phablet, renewing its push in the phone/tablet hybrid category that it created.

Some of the most noticeable changes for the devices come in their design. The Note 3 sports a slightly larger screen than its predecessor, and both devices feature a svelte, new leather-effect rear casing edged with stitching. While still made of plastic, the new design gives the devices a more premium appearance. Samsung's products have faced criticism in the past for looking too "plasticy" when compared … Read more

Samsung takes smartphone battle to the storefront

DALLAS -- Samsung has opened a new front in its battle for smartphone supremacy: the storefront.

The Korean electronics giant plans to set up mini Samsung stores inside all U.S. Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile venues within the next couple of months -- just in time for the Galaxy S4 launch. The "Samsung Experience Shops," which start rolling out Monday, will be in 500 big-box Best Buy stores and all 410 Best Buy Mobile locations by early May. Best Buy's remaining 550 large-format Best Buy stores will feature the shops by early June.

A larger … Read more

Verizon to sell Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Thursday for $600

The LTE version of Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 will be available at Verizon Wireless this week, expanding the Korean electronics giant's reach with its tablet.

The device will hit online and in Verizon stores Thursday and will cost $599.99 for 16GB of internal flash storage. That compares to the retail price for Wi-Fi-only versions of $499.99 for 16GB or $549.99 for 32GB.

Verizon customers can use the device on a prepaid plan or connect it to a "Share Everything" plan, Verizon said. They can add or remove the Galaxy Note 10.1 … Read more

U.S. Cellular adds Samsung 4G Galaxy Note 10.1 to its lineup

U.S. Cellular subscribers can now add Samsung's 4G Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet to their shopping lists.

As of today, the 4G Note 10.1 is available at U.S. Cellular retail outlets and the carrier's online store. The tablet sells for $499.99 when paired with a plan offering 2GB or more of data per month.

The Note is the latest Samsung 4G device to join U.S. Cellular's lineup. The carrier already sells the Galaxy S3, the Galaxy Note 2, and the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Outfitted with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the … Read more