The kitchen tablet market is growing with the already popular Sony Tablet Z Kitchen edition and Alcatel's OneTouch Xess. The newest to enter the market is the Samsung Galaxy View. At first, it was only rumors, but the 18.4 inch tablet is now listed at Adorama for pre-order.
The listing includes all the key specs, such as:
- 120ppi FullHD resolution display
- Exynos 7580 SoC processor aka Carmen2 (which clocked up to 1.6 GHz)
- 2 GB RAM
- 32 GB storage
- Upgradeable storage by microSD up to 128 GB
- 2.1 MP front-facing camera with video recording capability
Obviously, connectivity is key for quickly finding recipes and the Galaxy View has you covered. The listing shows support for Cat.6 LTE and quad-band 3G. WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac are all supported. There's also Bluetooth v4.1.
Just in case you need an extra large GPS, there's GPS with GLONASS and A-GPS included. Samsung states the 5,700mAh battery should allow for 8.5 hours of video viewing. No details on when the actual release date will be, but the pre-order price is set at $599.
Samsung has officially release its largest tablet ever to the worldwide market and it's called the "Galaxy View". The Samsung Galaxy View packs a huge 18.4" TFT LCD display of 1080p resolution resulting in a pixel density of 123ppi.
The Galaxy View comes with a handle for an easy carry, as it weighs 2.65kg and measures 275.8 x 451.8 x 11.9mm. Rubber feet at the bottom keep it from sliding about and the back features a 2-way stand. Samsung says the tablet's 5700mAh can provide up to 8 hours of continuous video playback, although it's pretty clear you won't be going away from a power socket often. You'll be further enjoying the video content with a dual 4W stereo speaker setup.
Powering the Galaxy View is an 1.6GHz octa-core CPU and 2GB of RAM, part of the Samsung Exynos 7580 chipset. Internal storage is either 32GB or 64GB and is expandable via the microSD card slot on board. Above the display, there's a 2.1MP camera for video conferencing. The connectivity suite includes Bluetooth 4.1 BLE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and an LTE model with a nano-SIM slot.
The company is shipping the tablet with a Media UX skin on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop and is placing a strong accent on video watching. The Samsung Galaxy View is available online from US store Adorama reveals with a price of $599 for the LTE version.
Editor: Mo Cheng
Back in the fall, Samsung gave a glimpse of the biggest Android tablet that will ever be produced by the Korean company - the Galaxy View. A week ago the WiFi variant was launched and now those who were waiting for the LTE variant can lay their hands on it as per the pricing structure given by AT&T.
AT&T has finally announced on Monday that they will provide service for the huge 18.4 inch Galaxy View tab from 20th November. For a short period of time this device would be made available by Ma-Bell for $99.99. This tablet has support for DirectTV and customers who will sign up for AT&T satellite package along with two year wireless service, will get the View for $100. Existing customers who wish to avail this discount on View, will need to purchase new line on a smartphone and activate AT&T Next service agreement for two years. Those who don't want to go for the DirectTV offer, can purchase the device for $0 and for next 20 months they will have to pay $30 per month. Apart from this the device can also be bought for $499 with a service agreement for two years.
Some of the key features of the Galaxy View released by AT&T are the following:
- 18.4 inch Full HD 1080p Screen
- 64 GB in-built storage and extended storage up to 128 GB
- 8 hours of battery life (continuous playing and watching)
- Easy conversion between TV-mode and Lap-mode
This tablet can be bought from retail outlets and online buyers will need to get it from att.com.
Microsoft has updated Skype for Android to version 5.1.0 with support for picture-in-picture, allowing you to keep a video call going while multitasking, allows your friends to see your device's screen.
This means that now you can come out of the Skype window in the middle of a video call, switch over to another app, and continue with the conversation. The feature, which is already available on tablets, should be rolling out to smartphones very soon.
What's New on Skype 5.1.0 :
• Chats load faster, especially when opened from a notification.
• Picture in picture view lets you keep a video call going - for phones now too!
• Receive photos from Skype for iPhone and other new clients.
• Supports formatted text: *bold* _italic_ ~strikethrough~
• Native Support for Hindi - SAHI!
One of the most important stock Apps got updated, Google Calendar for Android version 5.2 is Now Rolling-out with some minor Improvements to keep you reminded with your events and appointments. Google is always listening to its users, the new Google Calendar 5.2 brings back the ability to display a month's worth of events on their smartphone's screen at once.
Previous Google Calendar 5.1 could show a single day, three days, or a week. but version 5.2 bumps this up to a full month. The option to do so is listed alongside the previous ones, but don't go looking for them in the same spot. Google has moved them from the action bar to the navigation drawer. This update also lets you see the color of events when jumping to a specific date.
If you don't want to wait for the update to hit your device, You can download the Google Calendar 5.2 Official APK from the link below. It's 100% safe to install and hasn't been modified by any mean.
If you're looking for a new phone, you're probably choosing between an Android and an iPhone. There's no denying that both of these options are amazing. They have great and useful features, as well as impressive specifications. Although some die-hard Apple fans claim there is nothing better than the iPhone, most people wouldn't agree. Android phones sell a significantly higher number of smartphones compared to Apple's sales of the iPhone. Here are 5 reasons why Android is better than iPhone.
You Have More Options to Choose From
There are so many different choices you can make when buying an Android phone. You can easily find one that suits you. For instance, if a camera is important to you and you want to have a 4K resolutions screen, simply find the model that has those features. It doesn't matter if you prefer smaller or bigger phones, there are plenty of models to choose from. It's also worth noting that Android devices span all price ranges. This is different from the expensive iPhone devices that most people don't want to spend so much money on, especially when they can get a good smartphone that fits their needs at a significantly lower price.
The Maps Are Better
Many iPhone users actually download Google Maps to use it instead of the pre-installed app on their phones. Both Google Maps and Apple Maps basically share the same features. You can use it for step-by-step navigation, checking the traffic on specific routes in real time, and download the map so that you can use it even when you don't have access to internet. The two apps might look similar on paper, but Google Maps is the obvious winner here. When you search for a destination on Google Maps, you can see a website address, opening and closing hours of a shop, and you can even call them from the application. On the other hand, Apple Maps doesn't share these features and offers less information.
Siri is no Match for Google Assistant
Google's intelligent assistant is superior compared to Siri. If you're the type of person who loves using your AI assistant to search for information on the internet, you'd prefer Google's product. Siri has a higher risk of making mistakes, which can be quite annoying and cause you to forget what you wanted to search in the first place.
It's only right to say that Siri can outperform Google Assistant in some areas. It's the only assistant that can make emergency calls. It also does a great job of reading text messages and emails for you. On top of that, you can integrate it with apps like WhatsApp and Viber. Meanwhile, Google Assistant is better at giving directions, online shopping, ordering food, and voice recognition.
When it comes to intelligent assistants, it's clear there are more pros than cons in Android phones. This is why we say it can be both your pride and prejudice. By the way, in case you occasionally have to write a Pride and Prejudice essay, you can, for example, even use the digital voice assistant. Also you can use Google Assistant to find free samples of essays about pride and prejudice and use them for inspiration. For example, you know a lot about this topic and a fellow student needs help, then you can use the AI to quickly offer assistance.
The Volume Control Offers More Flexibility
Let's say that you want to set a particular ringer volume on your iPhone. You can do this by going into the settings and choosing the exact volume independently of other sounds. When you're done doing this, you won't have the option to control volume unless you go into the Settings. You can completely silence the ringing, but buttons on the side of the phone for adjusting volume will only work on apps and system sounds. Android offers more flexibility for volume control and allows you to easily adjust the settings for alarms, notifications, ringtones, media, and calls.
Android power-saving modes are very customizable and most models have a longer battery life than iPhones. Although not every Android phone is like this, there are definitely some smartphones that can work longer on a single charge compared to any iPhone. No matter which phone you choose, know that you'll get an incredibly fast charger.
Apple definitely has more die-hard fans that are very vocal about their love for the iPhone. However, behind all that glamour is a device that simply isn't worth the money. Not when you have many different superior smartphones running on the Android operating system.
Last week, Samsung teased a new device called the Galaxy View tablet at the end of its IFA 2015 event, the Korean giant announced the new Gear S2 smartwatch with the first round facewatch.
The Samsung Galaxy View tablet will pack a 18.4-inch display and a 1080p resolution display, the short teaser showed only the front view of the device and the logo "Galaxy View" but no other details. However, we should expect this tablet to be officially announced before the end of this year.
According to the teaser and latest reports, Samsung Galaxy View will pack a 18.4-inch tablet with a 1080p touchscreen, a 64-bit Exynos 7580 chipset with 1.6 GHz octa-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, an 8MP rear camera, a 2.1 MP front-facing unit, and a 5700mAh battery. It will run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Out-of-the-box.
Samsung has just announced the Galaxy View with 18.4" display, the tablet was released with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop pre-installed. We got its first official firmware from Samsung's KIE servers.
This Galaxy View Lollipop firmware packs lots of new features along with a very new look of Samsung's TouchWiz UI with Material Design and improved tablet layout. You can get all Galaxy View firmwares from our YouFirmware section below.
Samsung Galaxy View Lollipop Firmware:
- Model Name: Galaxy View
- Model: SM-T670
- Country: Singapore (XSP)
- Firmware Version: T670UEU1AOJ7
- OS: Android Lollipop
- OS Version: 5.1.1
- Build Date: October 16, 2015
- Changelist: 6019284
- PDA: T670UEU1AOJ7
- CSC: T670OLB1AOJ8
Use our Odin3 Tutorial to find out how to flash this firmware into your Samsung device safely and easily.