Samsung to open Television Manufacturing Plant in South Africa

Published by on Jul 30th, 2014, 3 Comments


Samsung Electronics South Africa announced its plan to open a television manufacturing plant in The Dube Trade Port, Durban by end of this year. With total investment of 20 million USD until 2018, the plan demonstrates the company’s effort to satisfy customers in South Africa. (more…)

Tizen powered Samsung phone delayed again

Published by on Jul 29th, 2014, No Comments


When are we going to see Samsung’s Tizen-powered smartphone? We have no idea, as the timeline keeps being pushed out. Samsung first said they would be launching a Tizen flagship at the beginning of 2014, after which it shifted to mid-2014. Now they are delaying the device even further. (more…)

Will Google and Samsung’s relationship last?

Published by on Jul 21st, 2014, 8 Comments


It is no secret that Samsung has been a big part of Android’s meteoric rise to dominance. In fact, the utter dominance that Samsung enjoyed in the Android market had Google worried. So much so that Google had to personally meet other manufacturers and help them to step up their game to compete with Samsung.

The reason for this is of course the eventual intentions of Samsung to leave Android behind altogether for their in-house operating system, Tizen. Samsung also changed the Android interface so much with the launch of the Tab Pro and Note Pro tablets at the beginning of the year that it lead to Samsung execs flying out to South Korea to confront Samsung. Subsequently Samsung has vowed to drop this Magazine UI in favour of something more traditionally like Android. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to include UV sensor

Published by on Jul 18th, 2014, 6 Comments


We have heard this news before, but more light (excuse the pun) has been shed on the inclusion of a UV sensor in the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 phablet from Samsung. The new component will integrate itself within Samsung’s S Health app, providing yet more personal data for the owner to take advantage of.

It will measure the sun’s ultraviolet radiation and will prevent owners from potential sunburn and general skin damage which increases the risk of skin cancer. This is possible thanks to guidance provided with recommendations, based on the current UV index level measured at that point in time. Simply tilt your phone at a 60 degree angle towards the sun to take the measurement. (more…)

Samsung sticks to same recipe for new ads

Published by on Jul 14th, 2014, No Comments

Galaxy Tab S

When it comes to advertising, Samsung seems to follow the mantra “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. The mega company has used the same template for all of the adverts in the last year or so. And that template is simple: trash Apple.

There’s no denying that the Samsung/Apple rivalry is one of the biggest in the modern age, and we’re sure that the competition between these two will go on for years to come. However, Samsung’s tactic of bashing the competition in literally almost every advert, is becoming, well, boring.

For their two new ads promoting the Galaxy S tablet, Samsung takes on Apple’s iPad yet again and are out to prove that the Galaxy S IS better than the iPad and we must now accept it once and for all.

The first ad centers around the iPad’s inability to multi-task. With the Galaxy S, however, it;s super easy to to multiple things at the same time on your tablet. Where as with the iPad, this functionality is absent.  (more…)

Samsung to launch foldable tablet in 2015

Published by on Jul 14th, 2014, No Comments


Samsung has been accused by the tech community of lacking innovation in the past couple of years, but maybe this will silence their naysayers.

The Korean electronics company is reportedly said to be working on a tablet with a foldable display that can fold in on itself into a smartphone form factor, which will launch sometime in 2015. This news isn’t really a surprise, though, as we have heard of these foldable displays from Samsung as early as 2012 when the patents were filed, but it was tipped to launch sometime in 2016 or 2017 at that time. (more…)

Samsung teases new Exynos announcement

Published by on Jul 10th, 2014, No Comments


Not much has been said lately about Samsung’s Exynos processors and for good reason. The Qualcomm variants of all their phones are much preferred the world over, even though the Exynos processors are “octa-core” (which it really isn’t, simply a marketing gimmick). (more…)

Samsung suffers a huge loss in “movie type” heist

Published by on Jul 8th, 2014, No Comments

Samsung signWhilst the world’s eyes has been fixed on the World Cup action in Brazil a group of highly trained criminals has pulled off a daring heist in Campinas (in the state of São Paulo). One of Samsung’s  key manufacturing plants suffered a massive raid on Monday that has resulted in reported losses of about $ 36 million. Reports indicated that about 20 men armed with tactical sub-machine guns invaded the factory and made off with seven trucks loaded with the latest notebooks, tablets and smartphones… (more…)