It's been a couple of year since the Galaxy Tab 7 and Galaxy Tab 10 were released, even with a few intensive fights with Apple over the patents lawsuits, Samsung will likely to announced a their third generator of the Galaxy Tab devices.
Rumor has it that the newest Galaxy Tab 3 tablets aka "Santos" will be unveiled, and just like their predecessors, they will come in a 7- and 10.1-inch form factor. We have no idea what the resolution will be, however. The processor of choice is also shrouded by mystery at this time.
On the other hand, AndroidCentral claims that both Galaxy Tab 3 models sport a 5-megapixel main camera. There will also be 3G and Wi-Fi-only variants of the two devices. As far as model names are concerned, they are said to be GT-P3200, GT-P3210, GT-P5200 and GT-P5210. Both the 7- and 10-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 should be on the market within the first half of 2013.
Something to look forward at the Mobile World Congress, and we will keep you updated.
Last week, there were rumors regarding Samsung dropping Galaxy Tab 3 7.0. But, today it's confirmed that Samsung will drop Samsung Galaxy tab 3 7.0 and will launching Galaxy Tab 3 8.0. But, the launch of this tablet depends upon the sales generated by Galaxy note 8.0. Another tablet by the name of Galaxy tab 3 10.1 is also in Samsung's plans and could any time this. Though, all these tablets will LTE versions too which is good news for all the tablet users. But, they would be required to pay a higher cost for buying LTE version.
Furthermore, Samsung is also working upon Galaxy Tab Plus too; it would be somewhat a special tablet from Samsung and would be releasing some time in this current year. Till then we have to wait and see what these tablets really possess and look like.
Code name - KONA
- Official name - Galaxy Note 8.0
- GT-N5100 - Galaxy Note 8.0
- GT-N5110 - Galaxy Note 8.0 Wi-Fi
- GT-N5120 - Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE
Code name - SANTOS (DROPPED)
- Official name - Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
- GT-P3200 - Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
- GT-P3210 - Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Wi-Fi
- GT-P3220 - Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 LTE
Code name - SANTOS
- Official name - Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
- GT-***** - Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
- GT-***** - Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Wi-Fi
- GT-***** - Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 LTE
Code name - SANTOS
- Official name - Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
- GT-P5200 - Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
- GT-P5210 - Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Wi-Fi
- GT-P5220 - Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 LTE
Code name - ROMA
- Official name - Galaxy Tab 3 Plus
- GT-P8200 - Galaxy Tab 3 Plus
- GT-P8210 - Galaxy Tab 3 Plus Wi-Fi
- GT-P8220 - Galaxy Tab 3 Plus LTE
Code name - VIENNA
- Official name - unknown
- GT-***** - unknown
- GT-***** - unknown
- GT-***** - unknown
According the BusinessInsider, American Airlines bought 17,000 samsung Galaxy Notes last fall also called a "phablet" because it's part smartphone and part tablet. The idea is to equip each flight attendant with a device that gives them ready access to the latest flight information and other customer service information.
In an interview with the Business Insider, Lisa Canada, American Airlines Managing Director of Operations Technology explained why:
- BI: Why did you buy so many tablets and what are you doing with them?
- Lisa Canada: We've started rolling out the Samsung Galaxy Note tablets this year to our flight attendants, who use the device to access customer information like preferences and gate connections to better serve travelers.
- Our aircraft maintenance technicians also use a Samsung device - the Galaxy Tab, giving them a modern tool to better troubleshoot and address any aircraft issues. We also offer Samsung Galaxy Tabs to our Business Class customers on certain routes for a premium inflight entertainment experience.
- BI: Why Samsung?
- Lisa Canada: We chose Samsung devices for select workgroups after months of testing different devices and gathering employee feedback. We felt that Samsung's tablets were best suited to our enterprise environment, plus we were able to make customizations to fit our needs.
- BI: How important was SAFE to you?
- Lisa Canada: SAFE provides additional administrative features which facilitates our development and device management.
- BI: Why is this initiative important to AA?
- Lisa Canada: Our priority is to make serving our customers easy and as intuitive as possible. This includes efforts such as rolling out tablets that simplify and modernize the American experience.
- For instance, because of the applications we were using, we have also provided pilots with Apple iPads containing information and navigational charts. The iPads replaced the paper-based documents they used to carry around in cumbersome 35-pound pilot kitbags. Regardless of mobile platform, we are committed to providing employees with the best technology tools for their specific roles and responsibilities.
Looks like Samsung continues to win over Apple on many fronts.
The Samsung SM-P900 will feature a 12.2-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. The leaker suggested a mysterious device with a similar resolution, so SM-P900 could well be a device in the making.
The leak also mentioned that Samsung is working on a 10-inch tablet with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, according to evleaks. The slate is obviously targeted at users who would prefer a slate with a smaller display, while maintaining the high resolution.
The SM-P600 is reported to be powered by Snapdragon 800 processor to provide enhanced user experience.
There's no word on when either the SM-P900 or SM-P600 might be introduced. However, it's possible that we could see at least one at IFA in early September, which is an event that Samsung has used to unveil new mobile hardware in the past.
Samsung WatchOn offers more personalized recommendations across live TV and on-demand video, in one app
WatchON is now available on your favorite Samsung Tablets such as Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and 10.1 and Samsung Galaxy Tab2 7.0 and 10.1.
Breakthrough app for Samsung Tablets that's as easy as changing a TV channel (also available for Samsung Galaxy S4: https://alturl.com/95fio)
Pause and play your favorite entertainment content from one app; in every room (*with select 2012 and 2013 Samsung Smart TV)
This is what Samsung WatchON offers:
• Remote Control and TV Guide: WatchON turns your mobile device into a simple remote control to quickly browse channels through a rich TV guide. No need to reach out for your old remote control.
• One Stop Search: WatchON gives you access to your favorite live TV, movie and video media content all in one place.
• Personalized Recommendations: WatchON is intelligent and will actually recommend TV shows and movies just for you. And, the more you watch, the smarter it gets.
• Multi-Device: Movies and TV Shows lets you watch the content you want, on the device you want, anywhere in your home. Start a movie or TV show on your tablet, continue to watch it on the big screen. Need to check on something in the kitchen? Movies and TV Shows lets you pass live TV right to your tablet, so you never miss a second of your favorite show.
• Complementary Content: WatchON is packed with reviews from Rotten Tomatoes and bios for all your favorite actors. Learn more about what you're watching without even leaving the app. WatchON is your ultimate second screen.
Check them out at Google Play Store
Samsung USA today has decided to make things official and has announced which of its phones and tablets will be getting the KitKat update, and according to SamMobile, here's the full list of devices that will be getting KitKat:
• Galaxy Note 3
• Galaxy Note II
• Galaxy S4
• Galaxy S4 mini
• Galaxy S4 Active
• Galaxy S4 zoom
• Galaxy S III
• Galaxy S III mini
• Galaxy Mega
• Galaxy Light
• Galaxy Note 8.0
• Galaxy Tab 3
• Galaxy Note 10.1
• Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition
Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) announced today that a number of Samsung Galaxy® devices will receive the Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) software update, enriching the Galaxy experience.
The upgrade provides a number of innovative, easy-to-use features that enhance the user experience, including a more intuitive user interface, enhanced messaging capabilities and updated applications:
Location Menu: An integrated location menu enables users to easily activate GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile networks, while simultaneously checking the battery usage of apps running location service capabilities.
Enhanced Messaging: Enables users to choose between Messages or Hangouts as their preferred default messaging application, and select from a larger assortment of updated Emoji icons.
Upgraded Google Mobile ServiceTM (GMS) apps: Users can automatically back up photos and video and can open, view, rename and share Google Docs and files.
Samsung Galaxy U.S. devices currently scheduled to receive the KitKat update include select carrier variants of the Galaxy Note® 3, Galaxy Note® II, Galaxy S® 4, Galaxy S® 4 miniTM, Galaxy S® 4 ActiveTM, Galaxy S® 4 zoomTM, Galaxy S® III, Galaxy S® III miniTM, Galaxy Mega®, Galaxy Light, Galaxy Note® 8.0, Galaxy Tab® 3, Galaxy Note® 10.1, Galaxy Note® 10.1 2014 Edition.
Availability varies by carrier and product, with updates beginning today and continuing throughout the coming months.
The Skype App has released a new update that brings portrait video calling and support for more foreign languages for the Google Android based tablets.
The Voice over IP and video calling service, Skype has released a new update for the Google Android platform based tablets. The new update brings capability to perform video calls in portrait mode on the Android tablets. Apart from that the Skype app also brings several tweaks and improvements under the hood, head over the google play store for the update.
- - Skype to Skype IMs, video and voice calls are free over 3G or WiFi.
- - Make low-cost calls and SMS to mobiles or landlines from your Android.
- - Send pictures, videos and files to any of your contacts.
- - Enjoy high-quality sound when you call anyone else on Skype.
- - Talk face to face or show what you're seeing with front and rear-facing cameras.
What's in this version:
- Portrait calling on tablets
- New languages: Portuguese, Norwegian and English (UK)
- Performance improvements and fixes