The Internet is profoundly underwhelmed by Apple's announcement that the Beatles catalog will now be available on iTunes. The more germane question, really: where the heck is iOS 4.2? Also, turns out the Kinect (unlike Apple's Beatle announcement) is a runaway hit. Schmidt's not worried about Facebook Messages, and also, the Internet wants to stop the TSA's airport junk-groping. --MollySubscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Sony might not be the only company offering Google TV in its televisions.
Samsung reportedly plans to run Google's software, which allows users to surf the Web and manage their DVR, among many other features, in a set of HDTVs that it expects to announce in January. The company's intentions were were reportedly revealed by Samsung TV business head Yoon Boo Keun to the Bloomberg news agency. He didn't provide any further details.
However, in an e-mail statement to CNET, Samsung pointed out that a final deal has yet to be struck with Google.
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Samsung and Giorgio Armani are making another go at creating a designer cell phone, reports Women's Wear Daily. Like their original collaboration, the Samsung Armani, the new handset will offer a touch screen and multimedia features, but it will ditch Windows Mobile 6.5, Armani's operating system of choice on last year's Samsung smartphone, in favor of Android. Say goodbye also to the full keyboard and tilting design.
This week, Apple is looking up at Android's popularity, the iPad gets its first real competitor in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and iPhone slider cases are causing scratches on iPhone 4. Also, Sprint releases an iPhone 4 case that brings 4G service to iOS, Hitachi is working on a touch screen for use with gloves, and the MacBook Air is top-rated by Consumer Reports.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet will make its way to AT&T November 21, priced at $649.
If you've been following the Tab's prolonged multicarrier roll-out this month, you're probably wondering why AT&T has priced the Tab at a $50 premium over its competitors Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon.
One answer is that AT&T is using the same flexible, pay-as-you-go data plans pioneered on the iPad, priced at $14.99 (250MB/month) and $25 (2GB/month). If you plan on mostly leaning on the Tab's Wi-Fi capabilities, having the option of … Read more
Last week, Engadget posted photos of another Samsung Android handset, and quite a promising one at that. Listed without a codename, the device should be a flagship phone due in February of next year.
Although images appear to be mock ups hastily thrown together for the sake of presentation, it's the rumored hardware that I'll focus on. The slides show the smartphone as having either a 4.3-inch or 4.5-inch "sAMOLED2" touch display. I don't know about you, but I love the idea of Samsung releasing a phone with a screen size that rivals … Read more
Soon after I posted the news of Sprint's new Samsung M360 last week, I received a few e-mails from CNET readers wondering why such a simple phone was worthy of our attention. As reader sdf0013 put it in the comments section of the blog, the M360 news was "out of place for the usually tech-savvy CNET crowd."
Though I answered sdf0013's comment at the time, other readers offered similar comments after we reviewed the M360 on Wednesday. So I wanted to take this opportunity to address their concerns and defend the M360's merits.
CNET's … Read more
Right now we're all following the rumors that Google might have another Nexus phone on its way, one perhaps made by Samsung that was leaked via Best Buy's Web site. But it's not the only mystery Samsung device floating around today.
At the FPD International 2010/Green Device 2010 trade show in Chiba, Japan, this week there's a mystery 10.1-inch, super-slim (1.8 mm!?) Samsung "ereader" being shown off. It's sporting a new flexible type of AMOLED display, but the prototype e-reader, instead of showing a book, is showing a very Galaxy … Read more
We know you've already poured over our review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab on Sprint. But if T-Mobile is your carrier of choice, you're probably wondering what differences you can expect from its version of the Tab.
In terms of hardware pricing, the two are neck and neck, priced at $399 with a two-year contract, and $599 off-contract. It's the little things, such as home screen layout, preinstalled apps, memory configuration, SIM card slot, and the color of the backing, that really stand out at first glance.
To see what you can expect from T-Mobile's Tab, … Read more
Android on your iPhone, 3D Video Chat and the Top 5 ways to fix Android, All that and more on this week's edition of Android Atlas Weekly for Thursday, November 11th, 2010. Join Justin Eckhouse along side guest host, CNET Associate Editor, Antuan Goodwin!Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360) EPISODE 24
Android gets a multi-browser advantage http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20022277-264.html
Android bugs let attackers install malware without warning http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/10/android_malware_attacks/
Hulu for Magazines' Coming … Read more