If at first you don't succeed, change the operating system.
That's essentially what Samsung has done after the disappointing launch of its first smartwatch last year. This week in Barcelona, Spain during the Mobile World Congress trade show the company unveiled the updated Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, which will be using Samsung's homegrown Tizen software rather than the Google Android software.
Samsung has admitted that the original Galaxy Gear, which launched in September, wasn't quite up to snuff, and now Samsung is attempting a do-over with the two new devices it announced this week. … Read more
Samsung released its Galaxy Gear smartwatch just five months ago, and now it's intent on shelving that unit for not one, but two new models: the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. Alongside the refreshed smartwatch lineup is the Gear Fit, a fitness band with a 1.84-inch full-color screen that rounds out Samsung's continually aggressive and fast-moving push into wearables. All three devices will go on sale April 11, the company announced Monday.
The Gear 2 was announced over the weekend, but to refresh, Samsung is ditching Android in favor of its custom Tizen OS, previously only … Read more
The Korean electronics giant has been working on such a device for months, but the product continues to face delays. The company most recently said it would release a phone in February. But instead, Samsung made its first Tizen push with wearables. It's still working on a Tizen-based phone, but just when that will launch is unclear.
"We are carefully evaluating the market needs and opportunity to introduce the Tizen-based smartphone during this year," Young-hee Lee, head of marketing for Samsung's … Read more
For Samsung, it's a new year, and a new smartwatch -- and that means new apps.
The world's biggest smartphone maker unveiled the Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain -- both powered by its homegrown Tizen operating system, instead of Google's Android.
In its short life since launching in September, … Read more
The Gear Fit is a design that stands on its own, but the Gear 2 Neo and the Gear 2 are really variations on a single theme. They're both evolutions of the original Gear, but the Neo is the slightly pared-down model: it's lighter, and it's missing the Gear's unique camera. Do you care about a camera on your smartwatch? Do … Read more
Images appearing to show two new Samsung Galaxy gadgets have appeared online, ahead of the company's big "Unpacked" event scheduled for Monday.
Not much detail can be discerned from the image above, which comes courtesy of serial leakster @evleaks, on Twitter. The product names given in this also-tweeted (lower-resolution) image are interesting though. While a follow-up to the Galaxy Gear was hotly anticipated, what exactly the Galaxy Gear 2 Neo is -- well, that's anyone's guess, for now, but perhaps it's a cheaper version of the Gear 2, with more basic specs.CNET's full coverage of Mobile World Congress … Read more
The rumored Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo might soon be officially announced, if a recent leak is to be believed.
Samsung-tracking site Sammobile on Thursday said that it received a tip from a reader claiming that a Galaxy Note 3 Neo preorder page has been designed and will soon go up on a Belgian retailer Web site. According to the site, the preorder price is 599 euros ($818). The tipster didn't know, however, when the page might go live.
The Galaxy Note 3 Neo is expected to come with a 5.5-inch display and 8-megapixel camera. It's believed … Read more
Samsung's alleged Galaxy Note 3 Neo or Note 3 Lite may have gotten its first public exposure courtesy of a leaked photo.
Tweeted by Sammobile on Friday, the image reportedly displays the Note 3 Neo side by side with the regular Note 3. The two phones look alike except the Neo is slightly smaller.
Beyond the model number, SM-N750/5, Sammobile's tweet didn't serve up any details about the phone. But a story out Wednesday from blog site GSMArena claimed to have the specs via an unnamed tipster.
The popular Chromecast dongle from Google, which costs $35 and allows consumers to turn their "dumb" TVs into Smart TVs through the HDMI port, will soon have a competitor.
Netgear on Monday announced the NeoMediacast HDMI dongle, a device that, like the Chromecast, connects to a television's HDMI port and provides access to applications. Netgear's technology uses the Android SDK to allow developers to create applications for the device.
However, unlike Chromecast, which is targeted at consumers, the NeoMediacast has television service providers in its crosshairs. Netgear plans to start selling the dongles to service providers … Read more