galaxytabs

Samsung hosted an event in New York yesterday afternoon to take the wraps off a new version of its Galaxy Tab. It’s calling the tablet the Galaxy Tab S, and it includes a high resolution Super AMOLED display that comes in 2 sizes: 8.4 and 10.5-inches.

Perhaps one of its most interesting features, though, is its fingerprint sensor. It can recognize up to eight different users, and each scan will load a different custom user profile based on the fingerprint with personalized settings, app shortcuts and more…

Hardware

On the hardware side, the Galaxy Tab S is all about the display. It’s a high-resolution (2560 x 1600) Super AMOLED panel that Samsung says has more accurate color range, better contrast, and higher outdoor visibility than any mobile LCD display on the market.

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Again, this is all packed into either an 8.4-inch or 10.5-inch body, both of which measure just 6.6mm thin—that’s thinner than the iPad Air. Both tablets ship with front (2MP) and rear (8MP) cameras and either 32GB or 64GB of storage with microSD support.

Wi-Fi only models are powered by an Exynos 5 Octa processor, and LTE models utilize a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz quad core chip. Battery life for both tablets is expected to be in the neighborhood of 11 hours, based on watching 1080p YouTube.

Software

The Galaxy Tab S will ship with Android KitKat and Samsung’s TouchWiz interface. It’ll also come with a number of ‘Galaxy Gifts,’ which includes free trials for Google Play All Access and The Wall Street Journal, and a free digital copy of the movie Gravity.

samsung-galaxy-tab-s53image via CNET

As far as features, we’ve already touched on fingerprint profiles and Kids Mode. There’s also Content Home, which allows users to switch between predetermined modes like ‘working’ or ‘watching Netflix,’ and Sidesync, which is similar Apple’s iOS 8 Handoff.

Hands-on

Availability

Both Tab S models will come in either Titanium Bronze or Dazzling White, both trimmed in gold to give off “an aura of luxury.” The Wi-Fi 8.4-inch version will be $399.99, the 10.5-inch $499.99, and both will launch in July. The LTE model will land later this year.

So, what do you make of Samsung’s latest tablet?

  • leart

    haha

  • unkown man

    crap

  • Willie

    wow??!! whats next… health app?? split screen?

    • Kyle

      I guess they already have something like this …

    • RarestName

      Don’t they already have both?

    • CS

      They have had both for a while

      • arvindb02

        I’m pretty sure he was joking. lol

      • Kurt

        According to his previous anti-Samsung comments I’m sure he wasn’t.

    • Jeffrey

      Lol fail…

  • SteveZ

    crap

    • Your Mother

      how so?

  • N&LH

    Samsung keeps releasing x number of devices every year. What kind of strategy is this?

    • Kyle

      A strategy of helplessness, because of lack of ideas and American craftsmanship.

      • Your Mother

        lack of ideas? you’re Fking kidding me or just lying to yourself to to feel good.

      • jack

        are you blind?

    • Giacomo Barbieri

      You’re making a mistake.. They release x number of devices every MONTH, that is worse..

    • Your Mother

      a strategy that apparently is working. they sell more phones than apple and the next 3 competitors combined. they have closed the gap with apple vs the iPad.

      but more importantly, people (especially Android fans) have to stop complaining about the number of devices because they are made for different markets.

      • Actually, it’s not. What they are doing is saturating the market, which is OK if you don’t mind the ‘carpet bombing’ approach to sales.

        Apple’s approach is a bit more surgical, and much more profitable.

      • Your Mother

        more profitable because they don’t share profits with any other iOS maker because there are none. all Android OEMs split profits–I would think that’s a pretty easy thing to understand but I guess not. even still with all apple’s profits, they are only just a few million ahead of Samsung which is quite a feat for Samsung considering they not only compete with apple but with other Android OEMs.

        so given the fact that they sell more than apple and make just as much money (in some quarters they make more) I would most certainly say that their strategy works just fine.

      • What are you talking about? Android makers don’t “split profits,” though I’d appreciate where you got that little tidbit from.

        It doesn’t even make sense, for that matter. Split profits for what? A free operating system?

        And Apple makes significantly more than Samsung. As I said, Apple spends it’s time at the top end of the mobile phone industry, while Samsung competes on more price points, though they make their money at the bottom primarily.

        Besides, Apple produces, essentially two phones, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C (though the 4-Series of phones are still in the wild, competing at the lower end), which they are dominating the upper end against anything Samsung produces.

      • Kash Gummaraju

        Split profit in the sense that since no one android oem is the sole producer of android, no oem makes all the profit. Imagine if iOS was open source and used by multiple oems. iDevices wouldn’t be bringing in as much profits as they are now.

      • Huh? That literally makes no sense at all, especially since everyone apparently puts their own UI on it, and tweak it so that it appears different from other variants.

        What you also don’t seem to be taking into account is that Apple spent (I suspect) billions developing iOS, an offshoot of OSX.

        Samsung, HTC, everyone who runs Android, essentially got if free. Gratis. For nothing. As I said, they tweaked it and added additions, but they paid literally nothing to get an entire OS.

        By way of analogy, that’s like fighting a battle with one side having to invest in building and developing their own weapons, while the other side is given all their weapons for free, and then they paint a Samsung or an HTC logo on their fighters and tanks.

        You know, so they can tell them apart.

        There’s absolutely no comparison. Apple invested way more.

      • Your Mother

        apple did not develop UNIX of which iOS is based off, or I believe OSX is based off and then iOS off that.

        so apple got theirs for free too. not to mention all the other mobile technology that goes into every iPhone–again, none of it pioneered by apple.

      • I am going to give you a little credit here. I assume that you’re not saying that OS X is UNIX, because it’s not. It is based upon a variant of UNIX, that’s true.

        But they had to invest to create OS X, In fact, when Apple brought NeXT they got two things for their money: OS X and Steve Jobs.

        As I said, OS X was expensive, and iOS was based on it, though that by no means that OS X was free, despite its open-source underpinnings.

        After all, I hope you’re not saying that, let’s say Ubuntu, is the same as OS X, are you, despite both being based on UNIX and open-source components.

        By way of analogy, Volkswagen makes Porsche vehicles as well as Bugatti. They may share some components in common, but a VW is not a Porsche, and neither is a Bugatti.

        They’re both UNIX based, but entirely different animals.

      • DogeCoin

        MacOSX runs the Darwin kernel, (uname -a) which is a variation of unix. Ubuntu runs the Linux kernel, which is a CLONE of the unix kernel. MacOSX is unix certified. The Darwin kernel is open source and various FreeBSD parts MacOSX use. GNU/Linux is completely open source (unless you involve propitory drivers and flash ect). MacOSX as a whole is not.

      • Your Mother

        they absolutely would not, especially when other OEMs would offer hardware options that apple would not.

        there would have already been an iOS phablet–made by Samsung.

      • Your Mother

        you know what I mean by split profits. apple is the only vendor selling iOS so they make ALL the profits from it. there is no other iOS vendor to compete with. IF apple licensed out iOS to Samsung then Samsung would no doubt eat into apple’s profits because they’d offer competing products for that platform. If you dont understand something so simple then there’s no point even discussing this with you.

        apple does not make significantly more, they make only a few percentage points more 56% for Apple, 53% for Samsung.

        again, I care absolutely nothing for profits, its the default argument for apple fans. neither company shares their profits with consumers so why does it matter to you who makes what, none of it goes into your pockets.

      • Sure, there’s no other iOS for anyone to compete with. Then again, do the majority of people actually think that way?

        I am willing to bet that most people think that they are going to either get an iPhone or some other brand.

        I get the feeling that they don’t think: I think I’ll get iOS or Android. People want their phones to do what they want them to do (which is primarily make calls) as well as bevy of other tasks that they do.

        What operating systems the phones run, probably not so important.

        In other words, iPhone competes against phones from Samsung, HTC, and every other maker out there.

        So, what you should perhaps be asking yourself is that, despite all that competition (and differing UI’s over stock Android) why is it that iOS is doing so remarkably well?

        Part of it is innovative hardware part of it is a simple and intuitive interface. Another part of is that Apple seems to support iOS devices significantly longer than Android support from various makers.

        And you’re also being disingenuous when you say that you don’t care about profits. Without profits, there would be no Samsung, or any company where people expect to pay for their labor, at any rate. Profits are what enable Samsung, or HTC or whomever to produced the products that your are here discussing.

      • Umut Bilgiç

        Samsung does not only make phones and tablets you know 😀

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        more profitable because they don’t share profits with any other iOS maker because there are none. all Android OEMs split profits

        Clearly what you are stating reveals a major flaw in Samsung Mobiles business model then if they have such a huge reliance upon other entities.

      • Your Mother

        If Samsung quit mobile today they would still make military grade weapons, heavy construction equipment, oil tankers, washers and dryers.

        the iPhone is apple’s cash cow and if it wen away so would have of apple’s business.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Except your forgetting Apple also owns the iPod, iPad, Macintosh, AppStore and iTunes all of which are extremely profitable.

      • Jason Masters

        iTunes without iPhones ? They go hand in hand

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        iTunes did exist before the iPhone. The iPhone only came into existence due to the success of the iPod and the research for the future iPad…

      • N&LH

        “a strategy that apparently is working” Hehehe, actually not working. Their strategy is keep releasing x number of devices with different sizes and prices. Then see which one stick. Still struggling with profits. Their strategy indicates that they don’t know what do. Have you seen a company releases 9 tablets within 6 months? Just keep releasing crap devices.

      • Your Mother

        struggling with profits? you just revealed that you’re just another ignorant person. why don’t you do a quick Google search then come back here and say again how Samsung is struggling for profits.

        they make many devices because they sell to different markets, I know that’s hard for you to understand but it shouldn’t be.

      • N&LH

        ” I know that’s hard for you to understand but it shouldn’t be” It not hard to understand. I am not stupid!!!.

        “they make many devices because they sell to different markets” Do you work at Samsung? The only reason they release different sizes and prices because just to see which on stick. That means they have poor strategy.

        I will give an example, does it make sense to release 8 and 8.1, 8.4 inch tablet ? Can you tell me what is the point of it?

      • Alberto Espinal

        By the way everywhere i turn my head i only see IPads, i hardly see anyone using a Samsung tablet, not saying that they are not selling but they do not sell more than IPads, i’m a manager at a Yacht Club in Long Island New York and all the kids in the club use IPads, its just hard to see someone with a Samsung tablet, phones yes but tablets??????

      • Your Mother

        the numbers don’t lie. you don’t need to see them as proof of weather they’re selling or not.

        Apple once had near 90% of the tablet market in 2010, today they’re at 30%.

        phones or tablets, Samsung takes the lion share of Android sales and revenue.

        Apple still leads but they also lose market share consistently year after year while Samsung and Android gains.

        just Google up just about any category, even revenue which Apple holds at 56% to Samsung’s 53%.

      • Drocx

        That is what you call “options”, “options”, “options”. 🙂 Apple is now trying to introduce “options” too. Does it mean they are now struggling with profits or competition?

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        but more importantly, people (especially Android fans) have to stop complaining about the number of devices because they are made for different markets.

        Remind me why this is again? For example Apple releases one or two iPhones a year all of which are available worldwide (or close enough to worldwide) and virtually identical (there may be some differences due to different networks operating on different LTE frequencies). There is simply no need to release different phones for different markets unless you aren’t confident that your devices will sell that well so instead rely on making money from flooding the market as much as possible…

      • Your Mother

        Apple and Samsung are two companies that are very different from each other. apple makes hardware, they don’t even manufacture it. Samsung makes everything from the world’s tallest building to super tankers, weapons systems and microchips. they have to compete where apple does not have to and they’re successful at it so why should they change it to please a few fanboys? they’re a multi-billion dollar corporation and would not be where they are if they made poor decisions.

        look at HTC, they make only a few devices, great build quality and specs AND they run on Android, the world’s most popular mobile OS yet they are barely alive and probably wont be around 5 years from now.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        look at HTC, they make only a few devices, great build quality and specs AND they run on Android, the world’s most popular mobile OS yet they are barely alive and probably wont be around 5 years from now.

        This must mean they’re doing something, somewhere, wrong then. I refuse to believe that the only way in 2014 to lead a successful profitable business is to spam the market with as much junk as possible.

      • Kash Gummaraju

        What are they doing wrong?
        They have 1 flagship a year, around 4 midrangers and probably 6 low ends. So what’s wrong with that strategy? Last I checked Apple sells 4 iPad models, 3 iPhone models.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        What are they doing wrong?They have 1 flagship a year, around 4 midrangers and probably 6 low ends. So what’s wrong with that strategy? Last I checked Apple sells 4 iPad models, 3 iPhone models.

        Only two iPads are new (mini and Air) and two iPhones are new (5c and 5s). This isn’t the gigantic range you see from Samsung.

      • Your Mother

        2 are new, many are sold. perhaps not by apple but they are sold.

      • Your Mother

        walk into any carrier in the US, any retailer in the US and tell me how many different Samsung products you see there. most of what they release is not for North American markets and you’ll never see them so what difference does it make to you or why does it matter how many devices they make.

        there are people who have different budgets and different needs and Samsung has something for them. unlike apple an their one size fits all approach but when they did try to step outside the apple box, they failed. the 5C was a total failure.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Actually the 5c has been a big success. Apple has actually gained traction in markets such as Asia as a direct result of the iPhone 5c. It’s only a failure in the eyes of shareholders who are never happy.

      • Your Mother

        Id hardly all something a big success if production was cut by 50% just 30 days after launch then cut again in half about 90 days after that.

        it was a flop. apple thought the Chinese market would save it but as yet it has not. that’s common knowledge you know.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        The speculative reasoning as to why they cut production was because Apple knew their flagship 5s was more popular than their 5c. It’s not to mean that the 5c isn’t a success it’s just that the 5s is more of a success than the 5c so after the initial demand dried up there was no need to make as much of the 5c devices hence the production cuts.

      • Jason Masters

        I disagree the 5c was an experiment to see how many people opted for a colorful phone and tell that to all the ladies with their cute little pink iPhones!

      • Umut Bilgiç

        Yeah if apple made a 20 diffrent iterations of the same device and sold it at different price points, we would so who was winning at what. Even though their products are in the same category, it is not correct to say “this conpany is winning” without stating what makes it win in the first place. Obveously pure sales number does not solelly state gow succesful a product line is. iPhones have much less sales than samsungs phones does, but iP 5S crushes GS5 in terms of sales.

      • Your Mother

        you just contradicted yourself. the 5S does not crush the S5 in sales AND apple doesnt have to compete with other iOS OEMs, Samsung does. unlike apple Samsung makes more than one flagship phone and iPhone sales are not 5S sales alone, they are all models currently being sold. stop being lazy and ignorant, this stuff is all over the internet.

      • Umut Bilgiç

        I can not see contradicting points in my post. Sales numbers, you maybe right. I shouldnt have posted what i thought was true. The second part of your post just re states what I said…

      • BoardDWorld

        The iPhone exceeds in sales, not shipments… The only reason Samsung are even close of late is because of the screen size & the billions they’ve pushed into advertising. This is something they can’t afford to continue.

      • Your Mother

        Galaxy phones sell just as much. every year you iPhone fans start with the shipped vs sold nonsense.

        so tell me, what happened to all those “shipped” phones from 2012 & 2013? they got sold, same for the 2014 phones.

        besides, shipped IS sold or do you think carriers and retailers get them for free?

        and if they wasn’t selling them they wouldn’t keep ordering them. pull your head out.

      • Shadowelite123

        Lol I was about to say that you’re lying until I realized that what I was going to refer to was not sales but usage of which iOS leads in usage of all mobile devices.

    • Der Faust

      shotgun approach…..they hope one of the devices they release will stick….so far not too much……hence they release something else…. and drop support for it less than a year later……

      • Your Mother

        like the first Note which is now seeing its 4th model. and was so successful that apple is now jumping on that bandwagon along with other Android OEMs. in fact, the note was such a failure that IT is actually what some are saying is responsible for the decline in tablet sales. their watch didnt stick either, so LG, Google, HTC and Apple now all want to release watches…..and are now interested in fitness.

        name one device that support was dropped for a year after its release?

  • Kyle

    Thats pure bs. And btw, the smaller waste of natural resources seems to be an obvious copy of an iPad Mini (with Retina Display).

    • Your Mother

      obvious copy of iPad mini with retina!??! lmfao. and apple’s upcoming 4.7″ iPhone isnt an obvious copy of the Galaxy S3? and apple’s rumored iWatch an obvious copy of the Galaxy Gear? and apple’s rumored 5.5″ iPhone an obvious copy of the Galaxy Note?

      and all those iOS 7 and iOS 8 features that are BLATANT copies of Android?

      • Alberto Espinal

        You know that this table will never even get close to sell as much as an IPad, obviosly you are an Android user and you gonna fight for it!!

      • Your Mother

        table, no. tablet yes.

        at one point Apple had a near 90% market share when the iPad came out in 2010. here we are now and the iPad only has a 30% share. same was once true of the iPhone which is now down to just 14% compared to Android’s 80%

        you have to realize that apple’s numbers are inflated by the fact that they are the only company offering iOS whereas many offer Android so no single Android device (at any given point) will “outsell” any single iOS device.

        and you can break that down even further because any Android vendor offers multiple top tier devices so while Samsung sells more phones than apple and the next 3 competitors combined, the Galaxy S5 still has to compete with other desirable Galaxy devices such as the Note.

        and finally, sales numbers don’t necessarily mean a better product or experience. to be quite honest with you, I have an iPad Air and its a mediocre device because of the limitations and restrictions of iOS I cant do the simplest of tasks which makes it a useless device for me.

      • BoardDWorld

        Those are some lovely looking percentages. Then when it comes to real world traffic even Apples 3 year old devices come out the most used in places like web traffic or Flickr.

      • Your Mother

        web traffic = if you use an apple device, safari is your default browser and opens whenever you click on a link even if you don’t want it to.

        in other word’s, traffic on safari is exaggerated.

        web traffic on Android = users use many browsers, choosing what they want as their default so numbers reflect real usage, no forced.

        besides, what is web traffic a measure of? how does other people using safari for web browsing enhance your experience on iOS?

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Most web browsers still report the platform (iOS or Android, etc). For example on Windows 8 the following is contained within my user agent:

        (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64)

        Therefore even if you are using a different browser it is logical to assume that it is reporting the platform correctly even though the browser itself could be anything.

      • Your Mother

        there is an estimated 1 smartphone for ever 4 people on the planet. of those phones 80% run Android so sheer numbers alone contradict the notion that iOS generates more web traffic than Android as a whole, safari browser maybe but not iOS over Android. again, as I said before. iOS numbers get inflated because people are forced to use it.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        iOS numbers get inflated because people are forced to use it.

        Nobodies forcing anyone to use iOS. Like I said it doesn’t matter what browser you’re using it should still report the platform correctly. If you can’t comprehend this then this conversation should just end here because there’s no easier way for me to explain this to you.

      • BoardDWorld

        Another laughable comment. There’s plenty of alternative browser’s in the App Store. Many of course use Apple’s WebKit.

        Seems that it might disgust you that the core of Samsung and Android is was it is because of Apple, hence the hurricane of mindless comments.

      • Your Mother

        there are but name just one of them that would open as your default when you click on links!

      • Alberto Espinal

        Better product maybe but better experience i give it to Apple, Apple ecosystem is so much better, i have all Apple products, from Mac to IPhone and i had windows before and once i went Apple everything just works, just from my personal experience, just like Cooks said not all Android devices get the latest software updates and that is very important for security, i personally keep a decent amount of money in my bank account, have a good credit and all my info is in the cloud and my devices and Android just doesnt cut it for me!

      • Your Mother

        apple’s “ecosystem” works with only their products. in exchange you give freedom and flexibility. so when you find hardware or software that you like and want, apple intentionally locks it out.

        take Bluetooth for example, it’s the absolute worse use of the technology in existence and simply does NOT work even when paired with other iOS devices as I and others have demonstrated on YouTube. iMessage is a mess right now as is apple maps and their inability to secure the lock screen from simple hacks even after every update.

        Cook doesn’t know anything about Android and security, the US Armed Forces does which is why they chose it over iOS on more than one occasion.

        in 2012 iOS had nearly 300 known vulnerabilities to Android’a less than 20 according to Symantec who know more about security than cook ever could.

        I suppose you also conveniently overlooked the 2013 reports of iOS apps leaking personal data, and the reports of iOS apps crashing more often than on Android.

      • Alberto Espinal

        Thats whats called ecosystem because i own all Apple product!! And you are kidding with the IMessage being a mess right? Have you ever used IMessage? IMessage works flawlessly for me!

      • Your Mother

        that’s why their ecosystem is not good, it only works work their overpriced underperforming devices.

        a real ecosystem works across platform so you could use what YOU want, choosing what’s best for YOUR needs–not what apple allows you.

        I like windows for me desk, nothing even comes close. I like Android on my phone and until the Galaxy Tab S goes on sale in using the iPad Air as my tablet.

        I love how I can use my laptop and phone together, the iPad always sits alone because it to limited in its capabilities and too restrictive and that gets in the way for my everyday use.

        I would never ever use one platform for all my devices because no one platform is perfect and suits all my needs.

        as for imessage, is been all over the net, stop acting like you don’t know.

      • Alberto Espinal

        Acting? I dont even know whats all over the net, i know what it does for me, and that says that you havent used imessage because you read it on the net, and you use windows? Ja! You think a windows computer its better than a Mac? Have you ever had a Mac? Because i had both Windows and Mac and i will never go back to Windows.

      • Your Mother

        Google it.

        I have iMessage on my iPad Air but what good is it if the people I text don’t have an iDevice. But anyway since you don’t know–which I find hard to believe, I messages are not being delivered or delivered late. People have tried to switch from iPhones to other phones only to find that they no longer have their messages because Apple feels that if you leave them YOUR data belongs to them.

        I would never buy a Mac, an overpriced underperforming machine that cannot do what windows does which is run tens of millions of software of every kind known to mankind. AND I don’t want Apple controlling my machine and telling me what I can do with it.

        In addition, I don’t want a computer that won’t let me swap out parts so I can update it without having to buy a new one. I have unlimited access to every kind of hardware known to mankind.

        I have a very slim very attractive aluminum finish HP Envy with beats audio and a solid state drive AND Bluetooth that works with everything except my iPad because the iPad won’t sync with any non Apple device OR even with my son’s 4th Gen iPod.

      • BoardDWorld

        For the most part all I can say is you’re welcome to your blissful ignorance. Meanwhile anandtech audio tested HTC ONE and GS5 audio. What a surprise, the GS5 was rubbish, massive THD in the right channel and poor in the left. The HTC is excellent.

      • Your Mother

        FYI

        I wasn’t talking about audio. if I was I would be praising the HTC One which destroys every phone and tablet on the market.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        If this is the case when you throw the word ‘copy’ around you might want to explain to the world wide web that by using this word you do not mean ‘replicate’ or ‘duplicate’ but rather copy to a tee with the exemption of audio quality.

      • Your Mother

        you never hear me say copying unless Im responding to some ignorant comment by some know-nothing fanboy.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        K.

      • BoardDWorld

        But I was, and the dodgy faked system speeds, the plastic body the push out every year. The poor suckers that buy Samsung devices…

      • He’s not gonna answer you because you’re right. He’s been doing that to basically every good argument here.

      • Your Mother

        im not going to answer him because Im not going to get drawn into a pointless argument over unimportant things.

        if you want to play tit for tat at least back up what you say with some facts.

      • BoardDWorld

        That’s a laugh… just look on anandtech dot com

      • Umut Bilgiç

        Well, samsung was not the first company to make +4″ screen smartphones either, and samsung gear was a rushed product after the 1,5 year long rumors of the iwatch. Iwatch is not even released how come you know it is a copy of the gear??

      • Your Mother

        really, rushed after 1.5yrs of rumors of an iwatch? a rumor not started by apple but based off some guy’s fantasy and a concept he threw together.

        I dont know that an iwatch will copy the gear and I dont care. I just find it laughable how whenever a company does something good or something better than or before apple all I hear is excuses followed by lies and misinformation followed by more excuses.

        the gear, if you even bothered to read about it. was a test product–like Google glass is right now. Samsung saw the potential for wearables so know they’re moving ahead.

        its just like the fist iPhone which is a piece of junk compared to the current iPhone as is the case with most first gen electronics. is it really that hard to understand?

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        all I hear is excuses followed by lies and misinformation followed by more excuses.

        All you’re hearing or all you’re interpreting? I personally feel that the general consensus is that Samsung shamelessly copy their competitors with even courts acting in agreement to this viewpoint.

        the gear, if you even bothered to read about it. was a test product–like Google glass is right now.

        So another wards Samsung is too lazy to conduct testing in house and / or only distribute the wearables to developers or interested people via a dedicated web page akin to that of how one would acquire a Google Glass from Google. Instead of this they choose to conduct a massive beta test with consumers even though the product isn’t ready yet and is just a test.

      • Umut Bilgiç

        I dont understand why are trying to insult me over a tech discussion. But anyways.

        I did not know that gear was a test product. But even so, it wasnt obvious as glass being a test product. Also, the excuses and lies and big cluster of misinformation is true for every tech compant that has die hard fans anyways. It is not something Apple-only.

        Something being good is subjective. You think Galaxy S is a good product, someone else may not. No one should ever use cheap insulting words to defend a tech company.

      • BoardDWorld

        Don’t worry the gear is repulsive, no ones going to copy it. The Moto 360 takes some nice design cues.

      • Your Mother

        so says the iDiot who never saw one in person. there are no official 360 images so stop using fan art as fact.

      • Kurt

        Apple blatantly copied the healthapp because of the success of S-Health. If there was no S-Health, there would be no Healthbook app. Split screen is a copy from Saumsung and from Windows, but so poorly done we don’t even have it running yet. iPad Air crashes if you have a game running and a lot of elements on the screen. Safari crashes so much because of lack of ram. Thats what I call crap. “ohhh its made of metal (that bends, chips, dents) it feels so premium!”

  • Broforce

    When they gonna stop copying Apple ? Unbelievable …

    • Kyle

      Never until they got crushed by either the market or due to a worldwide (at least US, Europe, South Korea) ban.

      • Broforce

        Can’t wait for that moment!!!

      • Kyle

        Me too lmao

    • BozzyB

      what exactly is copied? Split screen? Multiuser? Kids Mode? The display? Sidesync (features exist for years with app called “airdroid”)?…

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        I just searched DuckDuckGo for airdroid and it look nothing like Apples handoff (which is supposedly what Sidesync is similar to). Airdroid just looks like a fancy device management tool.

    • max

      You are unbelievable really. Everybody else is copying apple?
      Did you see the number of features in ios 8 that apple copied from other OS? Apple Hypocrites!!! I rest my case

      • Dan

        sadly a good majority of posers on iDB are

      • Kyle

        This is not copying, its improving. And btw, Apple rules, the rest not so.

    • Dan

      The iSheep is strong in this one.

      You do realize that a good majority of iOS features were available on android beforehand right?

      • TDD140

        And then even before that, android took features from iOS when it was first revealed!

      • Dan

        indeed, that’s business. People are free to choose what suits them best. For me, it used to be android, now it’s iOS. All this hate for products/software, I don’t get it.

      • Kurt

        Everyone copies! Just Apple fanboys don’t admit it. I’ll say what I always say, I love when they copy! More features for me. I don’t benefit when Apple doesn’t give us features.

        When Apple doesn’t give us features they are called “useless” or “gimmicky” but once Apple gives it to us then its no longer gimmicky or useless. ie. SplitScreen Multitasking. How many times I’ve been told its useless on IDB. But no one says it anymore. Amazing. Why worship a company. Worship God not a for-profit company

    • Your Mother

      how is this copying apple? probably when apple stops steeling feature from Android and if apple dont copy the Gear with an iwatch and when apple dont copy the note with a 5.5″ iphone and when apple dont copy the Galaxy S3 with a 4.7″ iphone.

      • Kyle

        Please stop.

      • BoardDWorld

        There’s no where that is says Apple hasn’t taken features from other OS’s. This is common practice. But copying the very roots rather than innovating (Ubuntu Mobile for example) isn’t right. Android is just a dirty OS, likely the reason Samsung thrive so well on it.

    • The reality distortion field is at it yet again…

  • eminem10

    wow I can’t believe they really copied them. Do they have no shame? When is it google’s turn?

    If this doesn’t prove that Apple are still innovators of technology I don’t know what does

    • Broforce

      It clearly shows that they are still the leader of the market and rest is just behind them!

  • Shaban Zenelaj

    At least, a tablet for no one 😛

  • unkown man

    the truth is shamesung never invented anything they just copy apple every time like touch id and copy iphone to make shamesung galaxy S(HIT) and use cheap build quality

    never going to to buy any shamesung product only because of cheap quaility

    • dialogueanalog

      so that means that some apple products which are part made by Samsung?

      • Rowan09

        No one is copying but paying a company to make your product doesn’t mean anything more than labor.

      • unkown man

        no the cheap galaxy build quiality only

      • TDD140

        Well if we are being literal, Samsung does build the CPU for iDevices. Apple just gives them the blueprint to make it.

  • Eni

    i love it, don’t care what you gonna say but i love it

    • Kyle

      u v no taste

      • Eni

        what if i told you that i have an iPhone 5s an iPad Air and one mini with retina display, do i have taste now? don’t be so extreme bro

      • BoardDWorld

        Of course it’s likeable, it’s modelled from Apple devices after all.

  • Agru

    Why are there so many fanboys in this world. Why

    • Kyle

      Because real religions aren’t what the used to be any more. The Western world is mostly faithless now, which is pretty sad. So they (the people) turn to Drugs, Scientology or choose lifestyle decisions (pretty wide spread; could be sports but also tech) as fake “religions”.

      • Agru

        Wise man!

  • dialogueanalog

    If this came out in stock android id probably buy it. I think Samsung have stepped their game up in terms of quality because they had to.
    Saying that, touch whiz is just the worst.

  • Rowan09

    I’m really curious to know if Samsung will ever release a Tizen phone or tablet? I thought Tizen was their future, but they only made it available for the Gear. They release a lot of products every year so I’m surprise they are afraid to make the move. Maybe they should make a dual boot model.

  • ✪ aidan harris ✪

    I wonder how Sidesync works. Does it integrate properly with every OS or have they added another ‘me too’ feature…

    • Your Mother

      what me too features are you referring to? the ones included in iOS 7 or the ones that will be in iOS 8? pretty soon iOS will have enough Android features that you wont know the difference.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Their virtual assistant Samsung Voice, their Passbook clone, their fingerprint sensor, their…

      • Your Mother

        Samsung had a fingerprint sensor before apple, on a tablet called the Q1. after Samsung, the Motorola Atrix, FOLLOWED by Apple.

        Their virtual assistant is like Google now, not siri, the app bought by, NOT built by Apple. passbook was Apple’s response to Google wallet.

        next you’ll say Samsung copied healthkit.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Samsung had a fingerprint sensor before apple, on a tablet called the Q1. after Samsung, the Motorola Atrix

        This might be so but this was all done a long time a go so what would make them re-introduce it? Hmm could it perhaps be the iPhone 5s or is this just coincidental like all of the other features on Samsung devices that look so similar to that of the features found on iPhones and iPads?

        Their virtual assistant is like Google now, not siri, the app bought by, NOT built by Apple.

        Siri is still developed by Apple and introduced to the mainstream market by Apple regardless of its origin

        passbook was Apple’s response to Google wallet.

        Google Wallet is a mobile payments system where as Passbook and the Samsung clone I’m referring to is designed more for vouchers and gift codes and loyality cards, etc

        next you’ll say Samsung copied healthkit.

        I can’t prove it but see no reason why Samsung would suddenly focus so much on health other than the fact that Apple has expressed a huge interest in this area. Also healthkit is a framework designed to interact with health applications. I don’t know what Samsung is doing with health (nor do I care) but I don’t think they’re developing health frameworks. If anything Samsungs attempts to copy Apple features are only ‘me too’ features to demonstrate how they can cumbrously do what the competition is doing.

      • Your Mother

        ahh, so you’ve taken the default response now, the one that comes when you realize that Apple didn’t do it first.

        Samsung puts a fingerprint scanner on their devices, moto thinks it’s a good idea and they put one on a phone, apple likes it too so they copy moto, meanwhile Samsung sees people using their idea so they continue their work and some apple fanboy questions Samsung!!!

        wow, even when Samsung did it first they’re still accused of copying.

        lmao.

      • Alberto Espinal

        That fingerprint was garbage and the one that is on the S5 is no different, so who invented the first car? So who perfectioned it? Or would you stick to the first car that was invented that is crap compare to a Bugatti? so just because they were first doesnt mean that they are better!!

      • BoardDWorld

        The only difference is time and consideration for the owners security. Of course when you take away things like sandboxing you can bang out new ideas as fast as devs do on cydia.

      • Apple does what almost every other company does. They want to make their customers happy do they follow where the trend moves. Don’t be so god damn gullible that Android started everything.

      • Your Mother

        when apple copies it’s trend following, when someone copies apple it’s steeling right?

        stop defending a company that’s fallen behind.

      • Excuse me, but when did I say anything along the lines of that? I said “almost every company,” dud you just not see that part? Like I said, arrogant.

  • Keabsy

    They’ve released around 9 devices this year. They’re trying too hard

  • CS

    Ok just because your an Apple fanboy, doesn’t mean you have to hate on everything Samasung releases. It looks like a nice tablet. Of course, it’s probably filled with bloatware, the finger print scanner only works half the time, and I’m pretty sure that 8MP camera takes pictures like an iPad 2.

    I’m sure though the screen is beautiful and it is very thin.

  • coLin

    Surface has improved the tablet lineup, now Samsung. That’s actually good because now Apple is forced in a way to improve and open its iPad more to new features. Great news

  • Yujin

    so after 4-7 swipes…it will finally read your fingerprint? like the galaxy s5 lol…my gf got one (work forced her to get it) so far she stopped trying with the damn fingerprint reader..by the way she works in IT…lol

  • Your Mother

    since getting my iPad Air I’ve never been impressed with it due to the limitations and restrictions of iOS. I considered jail breaking it but I don’t want to go back to the days of not updating because of loosing JB, plus countless hours restoring, re-installing, re-tweaking etc etc just to get back to the way it was.
    I’m getting the 8.4 on launch day and passing the Air to my wife.

  • Alberto Espinal

    Samsung is the closest to a monkey that it can be!!

    • Your Mother

      you just mad because its better than your iPad mini that was obsolete the day it was released.

      • N&LH

        How it is better? Can you provide that ?

      • Your Mother

        can you prove that its not?

        anyone whose seen this tablet live praises its display which is better than the mini. its also better because it has an OS that’s more flexible, more capable and less restrictive. it has expansion–something no iOS device will ever have. it has hardware that the mini simply does not have. its thinner and lighter but that doesn’t really matter.

        there are more “tablet” optimized apps for the iPad but that’s a misquoted and misapplied statement every time its made–for example. take a look at any app that’s available for both platforms, games in particular. they look the same or better on Android tablets than they do on the iPad. some apps with intentional design for tablets is a no brainer but the vast majority of those “tablet optimized” iOS apps are just larger versions of iPhone apps and yes there are some exceptions.

      • Please tell me where you got the statistic that a majority of iPad applications are just blown up iPhone applications.

        Throughout these comments you have been the most arrogant. The instant you get a good argument for anything, you completely disregard that comment ever existed. I challenge you to go back up and reply to every single comment that was intended for you and never got a reply back.

      • N&LH

        Hehehe, I asked you the question you should answer me.

      • Your Mother

        I did, your turn.

  • jack

    6.6mm thick… Now I’m impressed… Too bad it runs crapdroid

  • nonchalont

    Nice tablet. I love samsung. They really help apple users cause they force apple to innovate and apply features we want on the iphone. In sum apple uses Samsung as a beta tester, yet Samsung makes apple jump to stay relevant. Samsung and Apple go hand and hand. Without samsung, apple would monopolize and release incremental upgrades to please shareholders vs consumer. Thanks samsung!

    -Sent from my iphone-

    P.s.
    Expect apple to release fingerprint profiles now 🙂

  • ic0dex

    Why can’t they just stick to two models, They freakin suck!

    Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
    Galaxy Tab 3 Pro
    Galaxy Tab 4
    Galaxy Tab S

    And they’re still selling Galaxy Tab 2’s at Best Buy. I bet the next model that will come out next month will be Galaxy S 10.1 Pro. “The next big thing is here” Hahahahahahahahahah losers!!!!!

    • Lance Baker

      I work in electronics at Walmart and count the tablet inventory daily. We sell these Samsung Tablets. Galaxy Tab 2, Galaxy Tab 2 Student Edition, Galaxy Tab 3 10.1″, Galaxy Tab Pro, Galaxy Tab 3 7″, Galaxy Tab 3 7″ Lite, Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. We used to sell the Galaxy Tab 2 7″ but finally got rid of them. It’s insane how many different tablets they make. Options are good but this it ridiculous.

      • ic0dex

        Same here I work at Best Buy.

  • Umut Bilgiç

    iPad does not need 3 gigs of RAM. It can handle a pretty good amount of polygons and data streams very good due to the optimizations put in place. But an android drvicr with that much of screen, bloatware and extra skin on top, will need it, and even struggle at times.

  • hkgsulphate

    which screen size they haven’t released yet? 7.05″?

  • leart

    samsung mascote