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Dallas – Samsung Mobile launched a free and ad-free music service for users of select Galaxy smartphones.
Milk Music, powered by Slacker, delivers more than 200 genre-based and curated stations with more than 13 million songs.
The service also lets users create custom stations and allows for six song skips per hour per station.
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Basking Ridge, N.J. — Verizon Wireless expanded its 4G LTE tablet section for the second consecutive day, this time adding the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro with 12.2-inch screen.
Yesterday, the company began offering LTE-equipped version of LG’s G Pad 8.3 tablet.
The additions expand the carrier’s LTE tablet selection to 11 models, excluding used models. Both new models are available through Verizon stores and indirect channels.
Dallas — Samsung Telecommunications America appointed Vince Hudson to the new position of marketing strategy and operations VP to oversee marketing operations and product launches in the U.S.
The Procter and Gamble veteran will focus “on enhancing how consumers engage with Samsung technology,” the Samsung Electronics subsidiary said.
Ridgefield Park, N.J. — Samsung announced March 9 availability of its $649 Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 through major retailers.
The retailers include Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, Tiger Direct, PC Richard & Sons, Fry’s and Newegg. It will also be available through Samsung.com.
The Android 4.4 Wi-Fi tablet will come with 32GB of internal storage and more than $800 worth of bundled content, the company said.
Austin, Texas – Samsung launched Monday its Chromebook 2 series.
The two Chromebooks will ship in April and include 11.6-inch ($319 suggested retail) and 13.3-inch configurations ($399). Both feature improved performance, longer battery life and a slim, light build.
Both Chromebooks also feature enhanced durable textured lids with a stitched design. Battery life for both models is listed up to 8.5 hours per charge.
Barcelona, Spain — Samsung unpacked its fifth-generation flagship Galaxy S smartphone, adding stepped-up Wi-Fi and LTE performance, faster CPU, enhanced camera capabilities and fitness tools.
The Galaxy S5 is also Samsung’s first phone with fingerprint scanner, which appears on the display screen to unlock the device, unlock user-selected content and make secure mobile payments.
Barcelona, Spain — Two next-generation Gear smart watches unveiled by Samsung at the Mobile World Congress are its first wearable devices incorporating proprietary Tizen OS.
Tizen is used in a handful of Samsung smartphones available outside the U.S. and its current Gear smart watch uses the Android OS.
Dallas – Samsung will bring the Android KitKat OS to multiple Galaxy smartphones and tablets starting today and continuing through the coming months, the company announced.
U.S.-market Galaxy devices slated to get the Android 4.4.2 update include select carrier variants of the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S 4, Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S 4 Active, Galaxy S4 Zoom, Galaxy S III, Galaxy S III Mini, Galaxy Mega, Galaxy Light, Galaxy Note 8.0, Galaxy Tab 3, Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Galaxy Note 10.1 - 2014 Edition.
Availability varies by carrier and product.
New York — Samsung Electronics will team up Swarovski, the crystal and fashion jewelry brand, to make a splash at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, which begins tomorrow.
The two companies have collaborated to create an exclusive backstage Samsung Galaxy Lounge for VIPs and a limited-edition smartphone case adorned with Swarovski crystals for the recently launched Galaxy Note 3.