Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S5 at the Samsung UNPACKED event during MWC 2014 earlier this year. On February 24th, at the product launch function, Samsung said that the device will be available globally from April 11, 2014. With three weeks to go for the release date, Samsung has decided to give the people a demo of the Samsung Galaxy S5.
Samsung announced the successor of their original Galaxy Gear smartwatch at the MWC 2014 earlier this year – Gear 2. Samsung ditched Andriod for Tizen as a platform for their smartwatch and introduced two variants – Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. Samsung has made available the Tizen SDK for Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo for developers and they can access it from https://developer.tizen.org/.
It wasn’t too long ago that Samsung announced its first generation Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Aimed at competing with the likes of Pebble and anticipated competition from Apple, the original Galaxy Gear was a relative failure because of its high price point, poor battery life and limited compatibility. Fast forward five months and Samsung is all set to show off its next gen Gear 2 smartwatch that eschews Android for the Korean company’s homegrown Tizen OS.
The new smartwatch will retail in two variants ie the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. The Galaxy branding has been dropped because of the transition from Android to Tizen. Specifications of the watch remain largely the same and include a 1GHz dual core processor, 4GB storage, 512MB RAM and a 1.63 inch (320 x 320 pixels) Super AMOLED touch screen. The watch also incorporates S Voice, a heart rate monitor, pedometer for health related applications. It also has IP67 certification for water, dust resistance. Continue reading “Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo smartwatches with Tizen OS to go on sale in April”