Frequent TV Upgrades Planned by Google

google_tv_logoGoogle has stated that its most recent television version will be receiving yearly software updates, in addition to voice search and customized suggestions. Google said that it is intending to update its Google TV software by the end of 2012, incorporating new content as well as more customized recommendations and keeping its yearly software upgrade plan.  [...]

Sneak Peek: Your Future Windows 8 Slate PC

Samsung Series 7 Slate PC PreviewSamsung is showing off a new Windows 8-ready tablet / slate PC that will be presented at IFA 2011. Both This is my next and PC Mag have details and photos of the upcoming product to browse over, but, in short, it's a modern spec'd PC in a tablet form factor. It's actually kind of [...]

Samsung Shows Off TouchWiz on the GALAXY Tab 10.1

Samsung Honeycomb TouchWiz Mini AppsYou're all familiar with Samsung's ultra-thin GALAXY Tab 10.1 Android Honeycomb powered tablet. Well, now we've got video of Samsung's custom "enhancement," TouchWiz UI. Overall, it looks like Samsung didn't change too much of the default Honeycomb experience, but instead added some niceties like scalable widgets, mini apps with multi-window support, improved notifications, and other [...]

Samsung’s New Smart View Android App Lets You Mirror TV to Smartphone and More

Samsung Smart View ScreenshotWow, Samsung is on a tear with their Smart TV platform. They recently hit 5 million TV app downloads worldwide in less than 15 months and have now just launched a pretty innovative new Android app that sets Samsung even further apart from the competition. Called Smart View, the new Samsung Smart TV app allows [...]

Hey, Smart TV Naysayers: Samsung Apps for TV Reaches 5 Millionth Download Milestone

Samsung Smart TV Apps 5 Million Download MilestoneSamsung is out with positive news regarding their Smart TV app platform today. The company is announcing that they have surpassed 5 million app downloads globally. The service, which launched in February of 2010, had a reported 2 million downloads after 11 months. And, now, after 14 months, has surpassed 5 million downloads (150% increase [...]

Samsung Demos the First 10.1-inch 300 dpi Resolution Display for Tablets

Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 Ulta-thin DemoAttendees of the SID Display Week 2011 International Symposium in Los Angeles are getting a first hand look at Samsung's new 10.1-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) format PenTile™ RGBW tablet display created in partnership with Nouvoyance. The LCD screen offers the same resolution density as Apple's "Retina" display, currently found in the iPhone 4, but [...]

Samsung’s Smart TV Remote for Android Gets Live TV Streaming

Samsung Live TV Streaming Remote App DemoSure, having a TV remote app on your smartphone or tablet is neat, but what about one that can stream live TV? Well, that's exactly what Samsung is introducing. The company believes users will be interested in watching the same program or a different channel on their tablet or smartphone. However, the most likely use [...]

Samsung Demos Its Social TV Functionality and New Dual-sided QWERTY Remote

Samsung Social TV App DemoOn one hand, I give credit to Samsung for innovating in the Smart TV space. On the other, I'm not sure what they're thinking in terms of usability. Apparently the same guy responsible for Samsung's TV configuration screen got the task of designing the Social TV app in Smart Hub. I jest.... Of course, I really don't [...]