Showing posts with label Samsung. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Samsung. Show all posts

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Samsung releases Android 5.0.2 Lollipop (T800XXU1BOCC) for Galaxy Tab S 10.5: How to install

Samsung Galaxy Tab  S 10.5

After the Galaxy S series and Note series devices, Samsung has now released the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update for its Galaxy tablets.
The South Korean firm has released the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update with build T800XXU1BOCC for Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Wi-Fi model (SM-T800) starting with users in France.
The Lollipop update would bring security related fixes for the Galaxy Tab S, which Google introduced in Android 5.0.2. If you are in the firmware supported region, connect your Galaxy Tab to the Samsung Kies server and check for the Android Lollipop build. Samsung will also release the update via OTA mechanism.
Follow the step-by-step installation guide below to install the Samsung's stock firmware manually on your Galaxy Tab.
Firmware details
  • Model: SM-T800
  • Model name: Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Wi-Fi
  • Country: France
  • Version: Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
  • Changelist: 4403645
  • Build date: 17 March
  • Product code: XEF
  • CSC: T800OXA1BOC4
Important points
  • Ensure that you have installed proper USB drivers for Galaxy Tab S on the computer.
  • Create a back up of all important data of the tablet using custom recovery, before following the installation guide.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Android device to connect it with the computer and use Android SDK with it. [Navigate to Settings>> Developer Options>> check the USB Debugging option.]
  • Ensure your tablet has at least 80% battery charge. The device might shut down during the process due to lack of battery, which in turn could brick the device.
  • You should be having an unlocked Galaxy Tab S 10.5 SM-T800 model.
  • The tablet will lose custom ROM once the stock update is installed. Also, the custom recovery will be replaced by the stock version.
  • Your tablet will no longer belong to a rooted version with the installation of the official firmware.
  • The stock Lollipop build T800XXU1BOCC works with Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Wi-Fi model. As flashing this on any incorrect variant might brick the device, verify the model number by navigating to Settings>> About tablet>> Model number and then install firmware based on the model number.
  • IBTimes UK will not be held liable for any damage to the device.
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How to install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop T800XXU1BOCC stock firmware on Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (Wi-Fi)
Step-1: Extract the downloaded firmware zip using any extracting tool
Step-2: Extract the Odin zip
Step-3: Power off the Galaxy Tab S
Step-4: Enter into Download Mode by pressing and holding HomePower and Volume Down buttons together
Note: Ensure that you have installed proper USB drivers installed on your PC.
Step-5: Launch Odin as administrator on the computer. Click on the Odin tool then right-click and select Run as Administrator from the drop down menu
Step-6: Connect the tablet to the PC using USB cable while it is in Download mode. Wait for some time until Odin detects the device. Upon the successful connection you should see Odin displaying an 'Added' message. This step might take some time
Step-7: In Odin click AP tab and select the firmware file extracted in step-1
Note: Leave everything as it is in Odin, do not press any button.
Step-9: Double check everything and click the Start button in Odin
Step-10: The installation should start now. It would take a few minutes to complete the installation. Once the process is completed, the tablet will restart automatically. When you see the home screen, unplug the USB cable from the tablet safely
Your Galaxy Tab S should now be ready with Android Lollipop features. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Samsung livestreamed the birth of a child in virtual reality

Here’s something I never expected to write: Samsung today announced that it has streamed the very first child birth in virtual reality.
The company wanted to help Alison Larke and her husband Jason, who couldn’t be at the birth of his third child due to work commitments in Australia.
Samsung allowed him to watch the entire thing live-streamed in virtual reality on the Gear VR, which meant he could look around and experience it as if he was there.

Samsung says that he was able to experience the birth in real time even though he was 4,000 miles away for work, which is a pretty awesome use of a fairly new technology.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Samsung unveils updated Gear VR for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Today at Mobile World Congress Samsung unveiled a new version of its Gear VR headset that will be compatible with the S6 and S6 Edge.
The updated Gear VR Innovator Edition is 15 percent lighter, has USB compatibility for “extended usage time” and the company has redesigned the straps to be more comfortable to wear.
Samsung is also touting improved performance and better graphics, mostly thanks to improvements in the Galaxy S6 handset. The company isn’t giving the updated Gear VR a new name, but it does show the company’s commitment to its virtual reality headset.

Samsung launches its own mobile money service called Pay

Samsung today announced a new mobile payment service called Pay, which will allows users to make payments in-store in place of their usual payment cards.
The service uses NFC and mag stripe technology to achieve its ends, and Samsung has partnered with Mastercard and Visa, meaning it should be pretty widely accepted, which has previously been a barrier to mobile payments until now. Samsung said it had the potential to be accepted in 30 million stores today.
In order to use it, you’ll need to just add a payment card to the app, and then swipe up from the bezel to choose your saved card. The whole process is authenticated using the fingerprint sensor built into the S6 and S6 Edge.
The service is set to go live this summer in the US and Korea, and will then head to Europe.

Samsung announces Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, arriving next month

Today at MWC in Barcelona, Spain, Samsung unveiled its two new flagship handsets for 2015: the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
Both of Samsung’s Galaxy S6 devices tout a 5.1” Quad HD (at a whopping 2560×1440 resolution) 577ppi display, a quad-core processor, 3GB DDR-4 memory, Super AMOLED display and will be available in 32, 64 and 128GB storage sizes.
The rear camera on the S6 is a 16 megapixel, f/1.9 shooter with optical image stabilization and the front camera is a 5 megapixel, f/1.9 shooter with “real time HDR.”
The new devices are the first Samsung flagships to sport a metal body, with the company touting it as “much tougher than other high end smartphones.” The company also worked to build a better fingerprint sensor that works more consistently.
The Galaxy S6 Edge has a gorgeous curved display that wraps around the side of the device and users can use that edge to interact with the phone in some interesting ways, like bringing up contacts.
Two big changes to the S6 are that there’s no expandable memory support and the battery is non-removable for the first time, however Samsung says this is fine as it charges significantly faster than the iPhone 6 and supports wireless charging.

Samsung also touted its redesigned software, which it says it made simpler and easy to use. It’s based on Android Lollipop, which sports Material Design, and likely was responsible for much of the simplification Samsung alludes to.
Both devices will be available in 20 countries from April 10. The S6 comes in white, black, gold and blue and the S6 Edge will be available in all those colors on top of an exclusive green.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Oculus hosting VR Jam with $1m in prizes

Competition focused on creating titles for the Samsung Gear VR
Pioneering virtual reality firm Oculus VR is hosting a game jam this April, with the prize pot amounting to a cool $1m.
The Mobile VR Jam, as the title suggests, is focused on virtual reality titles for mobile devices – specifically the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition, which Oculus VR helped to created last year.
Prizes include sums of cash and awards, and will be given to the developers that come up with the best new VR games, apps and experiences.
Developers interested in taking part can head to the competition's page on ChallengePost. There, they will be able to find teams, discuss their ideas and prepare for the game jam, which begins on April 13th.
kick-off event will be held at GDC in San Francisco next week, where you can meet other potential participants.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Coming Soon to India; Price Around Rs. 52,000

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Tab Active, its tablet offering for the enterprise market, will be headed to India soon. At the annual Samsung Forum event in Thailand on Monday, the company revealed a suggested retail price of around Rs. 52,000, without confirming the exact price and availability details. The company said the device will initially be available only via authorised B2B solutions partners.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active is dust and water-resistant with IP67 certification, and comes with an anti-shock covering, which according to Samsung, can withstand a 1.2 metre drop with the protective cover on.
Initially announced last year, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active runs Android 4.4 KitKat and features an 8-inch WXGA (1280x800 pixels) TFT LCD display. It packs a 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1.5GB of RAM.
The tablet boasts of a 3.1-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash, and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera. The 16GB built-in storage on Galaxy Tab Active can be expanded via microSD card (up to 64GB).
Connectivity options on the Galaxy Tab Active include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Glonass, 3G and 4G LTE connectivity. Samsung says that the 4450mAh battery is user-replaceable. The device measures at 126.2x213.1x9.75mm and weighs 393 grams.
Samsung Galaxy Active's rugged cover comes with a slot to tuck in the S-Pen stylus, aimed at providing an alternate input method to professionals.
The Galaxy Tab Active will come in the Titanium Green colour and in two variants - Wi-Fi and LTE. Samsung is also offering its Knox security feature, along with optional three years extended warranty.
Disclosure: Samsung sponsored the correspondent's flights and hotel for the event in Bangkok.





Front Camera



 1280x800 pixels




 Android 4.4



Rear Camera


Battery capacity


Monday, August 25, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook Is Just Good Enough

The new Nook

Barnes & Noble's latest Nook tablet is a 7-inch Android tablet that looks and works like most other Android 4.4 "KitKat" models.

Lightweight design

The tablet is thin and light (just 9.74 ounces).

Library UI

The Library Interface gets better when you make it full-screen.

Shopping without wires

You can shop directly through the Wi-Fi-only device.


This 3.1-megapixel camera is not really worth mention. There's also a 1.2MP Skype camera on the front -- a first for a Nook.

New Nook vs. iPad mini

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is on the left and an Apple iPad mini is on the right. Note how much smaller the Nook is than the mini.