Tag Archives: Samsung

Old Chromebooks (which) don’t get updates

(Some) Chromebooks, tablets, and other devices…are subject to Google’s End of Life policy:

“When a device reaches End of Life (EOL), it means that the product model is considered obsolete and automatic software updates from Google are no longer guaranteed.

“Google will provide advanced notice of a model’s EOL Date on this page as soon as it is launched, giving our customers time to make purchase decisions.”

Some past their prime…

Asus Nexus 7 (2012) – Jul 2015, Android
Google Cr-48 – Dec 2015, Chrome
Samsung Chromebook Series 5 – Jun 2016, Chrome
Acer AC700 – Aug 2016, Chrome

 

Samsung Galaxy 6 edge+ phone is fantastic!

Periscope, Rdio, Wurrly, the Samsung Galaxy 6 edge+, and the Samsung Galaxy Note5 were discussed on a television segment with Andy.  (And he didn’t even say “Hi” to me…)


When he wasn’t looking, I was able to use the phones…enjoyed watching live streaming videos…made some long distance calls (that I never paid for)…took some “selfies” (that I hope my mother never finds out about)…

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Just how much does that Samsung Galaxy S5 Cost?

A Photo of the Samsung Galaxy S5
A Photo of the Samsung Galaxy S5

Last Friday, April 11th 2014, The Samsung Galaxy S5 was made available to the public. While the newest smartphone in the Galaxy line carries a individual price tag of around 650.00,  the components used to build the features of the Samsung Galaxy S5 have been calculated to about 256 bucks.

A tear down of the Samsung Galaxy S5 was conducted by the Teardown Mobile Handsets Intelligence Service at IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS).  The tear down group took a look at the cost of the materials such as the  WTR1625 radio frequency (RF) transceiver , the PMC8974 power management chip and the core processor, all from Qualcomm and generally improvements and updates to the previous Galaxy model. New features and faster speeds generally mean an increase in cost to build.

The numbers presented by IHS only indicate the projected cost to build a Samsung Galaxy S5 and the model used included a television receiver as this tear down unit came from South Korea. This estimate doesn’t include software, licensing and other royalties and cost.

The report from IHS also looked at comparative reports for previous tear downs including the Apple iPhone 5S which was estimated to cost 207.00.

TechtalkRadio received a sample Samsung Galaxy S5 for testing from AT&T and while it took me a few days to completely put down my iPhone 5, I am enjoying the experience. I’ll have more to report in a couple of days. Are you using the Samsung Galaxy S5? What are your thoughts!

Andy Taylor


Andy Taylor

 

new Samsung Galaxy tablets will be available for pre-order

According to reports, June 25, pre-orders will be accepted for new Samsung Galaxy tablets…

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 will cost $199, $299 for the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, and $300 for the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1.

I noticed that none are noted to have a quad-core processor.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/24/samsung-galaxy-tab-3-7-0-8-0-and-10-1-release-date-pricing/

“All three Galaxy Tabs will come with a $10 Google Play voucher, three months free Hulu Plus, and a year of free Boingo hotspot use (it’s not clear what the data allowance will be). They’ll be available in either white or brown…”

http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/24/4458606/samsung-galaxy-tab-3-us-price-release-date-specs-pictures

It’s also reported that two years of 50 Gb Dropbox storage will be included.

And:  “…keep in mind that the Galaxy Note 10.1 with its quad-core processor and S Pen costs only $50 more” than the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1.

http://blog.laptopmag.com/samsung-galaxy-tab-3-2

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Just a reminder that the Google Nexus 10, though it doesn’t have a memory card port (which is something I prize), has a quad-core processor…and is priced at $399.