Since our last podcast, Matt attended his first Samsung Developer Conference, Kevin bought another Apple Watch, and Google released an update for Chrome OS.
The display has been flawless, the outside display is used a lot, the battery goes all day with extensive use, and the device has received a security/camera update. There is a slight bit of movement in the closed position, but it continues to be my nearly perfect daily driver.
...but only by 1%.
But the performances of its smartphones and mobile OLED screens showed improvements.
Samsung's B2B unit has been quietly growing and could be pivotal to expanding Android use in the enterprise. Here's the plan to distribute enterprise apps for specific business cases.
Samsung listened to enterprise customers and just announced a new Android tablet with several improvements that are sure to please workers out in the field who need a rugged tablet for surveying, data capture, equipment repair, point-of-sale, and other needs.
If you have fond memories of your old flip phone, there is reason to be excited about the new form concept for the Infinity Flex Display that Samsung teased at its annual Developer Conference this week.
The Samsung Developer Conference keynote was conducted by several Samsung executives covered a range of topics focused on helping developers continue to provide enhanced experiences for Samsung users.
While hosting the Samsung Developer Conference in San Jose, the company introduced two new ultra-portable laptops that look fantastic and are built for enhanced experiences.
According to Samsung and IBM, better tracking of worker health in high-stress environments can prevent death and injuries on the job.
The Google Pixel 4 and Pixelbook Go review embargos lifted last week so we offered up more thoughts on using both of these phones. A Galaxy Tab S6 arrived for my testing while Kevin shares a workaround for RCS on Android.
The unearthing of serious vulnerabilities with the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10’s fingerprint reader and the Pixel 4 face unlock feature drew a collective shrug from the tech industry. It's almost like no one cares.
Samsung heir-apparent JY Lee made his first court appearance in nearly two years and faces possibly a heavier sentence than before.
Samsung's Exynos Modem 5123 boasts 5.1Gbps download speed for sub-6GHz spectrum and 7.35Gb for mmWave.
Samsung acknowledged the security flaw last week.
Happy Podoween! All the major Bluetooth earbuds from your favorite manufacturers - including the new AirPod Pro -- have been updated for Fall 2019.
Concerned about security risks from smartphone makers based in China? Here are your alternatives.
Samsung's new Galaxy Fold is one of the most unique devices we have seen in years with a smartphone/tablet in one device. After three days of use, it's clearly a high end product for the early adopter that is a stunning achievement in engineering.
A couple new cases and a self-healing screen protector are now available from BodyGuardz. The cases offer fantastic texture to help you hold your phone securely with 10 feet drop protection as well.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus is an expensive smartphone, but thankfully there is a number of accessories available. Gear4 sent along three case options with integrated D30 technology to provide drop protection from 4-5 meters.
The Galaxy Note 10 Plus has a high level of dust and water resistance, but it has glass front and rear panels so it is susceptible to breakage. UAG's new Monarch case provides drop protection that meets the MIL-STD 810G standard.
Samsung's latest small flagship is perfectly sized to take out and about. The Gear4 Platoon case uses D30 material for serious impact protection so you can enjoy the phone in even more environments with less worry.
OtterBox is the Kleenex of rugged cases and the two I tested with the Galaxy S10 Plus are a bit unique. One has elegant leather while the other offers a lanyard and enhanced audio in a thin design.
Bixby isn't that popular with people, but Bixby Routines is only related in name. Bixby Routines learns your daily usage patterns and then helps you develop automation for these routines. Your new Galaxy phone truly does work for you with Bixby Routines.
The new Samsung Galaxy S10 products have stunning back glass panels with cool effects in various lighting conditions. The new Totallee cases provide some scratch protection while improving your grip on the phone.
Samsung gave its foldable phone an official name and revealed when you can buy it. (Warning: It isn't cheap.)
Here is Samsung's latest flagship range, in all its glory.
Mobile World Congress is the premier trade show for mobile hardware, software, accessories and services. We regularly see new smartphones and wearables, some good and some bad, so let's take a glance at the past five years.
After being disappointed with the S9 Plus Juice Pack, the design updates Mophie made for the Note 9 Juice Pack are exactly what I wanted to see. It's now an essential accessory for multi-day use.
We installed the One UI beta on a Galaxy S9 to see the company's new approach looks like for ourselves.
Apple still leads but there are two big tech losers.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes discusses why both Samsung and Google seem to be able to shrug off issues in a way that Apple just couldn’t. Read more: https://zd.net/31RBipz
Samsung is shutting down its Linux on DeX projects after only 11 months.
Jason Squared's Jason Cipriani and Jason Perlow discuss how nothing about this 2019 Android flagship was left to the imagination at Google's Made by Google event. Read more: https://zd.net/2IXHvtx
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is a major step forward in smartphone innovation and contrasts with today's typical glass sandwiches. ZDNet's Matt Miller has had a chance to test out the phone himself, and although it may not be perfect, it's clearly improved over the Fold Samsung released in April. Read more: https://zd.net/331a0Ol
ZDNet's Adrian Kingsley-Hughes tells Karen Roby that Samsung should have let the Fold die rather than reanimate its corpse for yet another kicking. Read more: https://zd.net/2l6y8yR
Initially slated for launch in April, the Samsung foldable smartphone will be available in Singapore at the recommended retail price of SG$3,088, with the Cosmos Black model to be launched first on September 18, followed by the Space Silver on September 21.
Nokia seller HMD Global is top of the Android brands at ensuring all its devices run the latest version of Android.
Enthusiasm for pricey flagship handsets is declining as once-premium features appear on cheaper phones. Samsung and Huawei climb as Apple slides.
It is the worst possible scenario for Samsung as its boss may face a heavier sentence than previously.
Samsung pitches the Note 10 Plus as a laptop replacement for remote and field workers. ZDNet's Bill Detwiler puts that claim to the test. Can it replace his MacBook Air on his next business trip?
Jason Cipriani and Jason Perlow combine their years of smartphone testing to create the ideal smartphone. Read more: https://zd.net/2KQbpBi