Samsung is to introduce its own smart speaker, taking on Google Home, Amazon Echo and Apple HomePod. And the South Korean conglomerate has big ambitions, pushing hard to ensure its own product is made available as soon as possible.
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Samsung’s 2017 flagship smartphone has been recording highly-impressive sales figures in the company’s home market of South Korea. The 5.8-inch Samsung Galaxy S8 is selling at a rate two-times quicker than either the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Samsung Galaxy S7 ever recorded.
The Oculus app is now compatible with Chromecast, allowing the Samsung Gear VR headset to be used with Google’s media streaming dongle. Through the app, it is now possible to display the headset’s content on a second screen, bringing a new dimension to the virtual reality experience.
Samsung has released a new app designed to significantly enhance the audio quality of its smartphones. The software provides a variety of fine control and customisation options, allowing users to personalise playback for their own tastes.
A notable amount of leaks have appeared online in recent days relating to the 2017 editions of Samsung’s J-series smartphones. Given the amount of information now available, an official announcement of the devices does not appear to be far away.
After being launched in many markets around the world, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has now been presented in China. The South Korean company held a special event at Beijing’s Great Wall Theater, which was attended by around 1,000 people.
Samsung has announced a new handset, with the upcoming device powered by the company’s smartphone operating system Tizen. The Samsung Z4 offers entry-level specs, although its development demonstrates commitment to Tizen as a smartphone platform.
Demonstrating the growing importance of Chinese smartphone companies, the OPPO R9s was the best-selling Android smartphone at the start of 2017. The data is from a report by Strategy Analytics, covering smartphone shipments during the first quarter of the year.
The Marshmallow name is being applied to another Android product, with the launch of a new parental control app from Samsung. Designed to be educational as well as restrict the use of devices, Samsung Marshmallow aims to change the way children interact with smartphones.
Samsung is developing a new app which is designed to make driving with a smartphone a safer experience. In-Traffic Reply works by automatically handling calls and texts so that drivers are not distracted.