Samsung 2015 CES press conference | CNET

Samsung 2015 CES press conference

The Korean electronics giant will show off its newest TVs, home appliances and other gadgets.

  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 9:30:21 PM
    Hey everyone. We're just getting set up here in a ballroom at the Mandalay Bay hotel.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 9:30:50 PM
    I'm blogging along with David Katzmaier, and James Martin is providing our photos.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 9:32:07 PM
    We think the room looks smaller than last year (it looks like they don't have wings open on the sides like previously).
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 9:32:33 PM
    Don't expect any big mobile news at the show -- Samsung tends to save that for later in the year. But the South Korean electronics giant, which is the world's biggest TV and phone maker, will show off its latest crop of home entertainment products and appliances.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 9:33:48 PM
    There's some soft, elevator type music playing.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 9:36:42 PM
    I'm connected to Samsung's press conference Wi-Fi, but David and James are still trying to get online. Ah, the joys of Internet-not-working stress.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 9:36:56 PM
    Just got online everyone. For journalists in the room covering this event, word to the wise: T-mobile tether for the win. #cyanogen
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 9:38:11 PM
    So aaanyway, who wants to see some OLED? [rimshot]
  • Jchira 1/5/2015 9:39:15 PM
    Thank you for bringing this to us.. You all are awesome
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 9:40:02 PM
    No problem. Thanks for tuning in!
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 9:40:29 PM
    And David was joking about OLED. Samsung has said it won't release OLED TVs this year. It's focused on 4K/Ultra High Definition.
  • samy 1/5/2015 9:40:43 PM
    When is Samsung gonna start
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 9:40:52 PM
    It starts at 2 PT.
  • Justin Easley 1/5/2015 9:41:11 PM
    Kinda wanna see something blow my mind today, but i have a feeling we won't see that till later this week...
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 9:41:29 PM
    So for anybody wondering what to expect, Samsung did pre-release some info on TVs. Most prominent is the news it's going to use Tizen for its Smart platform.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 9:41:32 PM
    CES is one of the most important shows for Samsung, with the company revealing most of its television and home appliances lineups for the year. It's not a big show for Samsung's mobile business, though past shows have included new tablet announcements. For Samsung, CES is all about its electronics business.
  • DakotaRiley 1/5/2015 9:41:59 PM
    I'd love a new oled tv for a lower price. I'd like a suprise also
  • Kent German 1/5/2015 9:42:20 PM
    For tweets from inside the press conference, follow James, Shara, and David on Twitter.
  • Tom 1/5/2015 9:43:17 PM
    Guys, what samsung will show us?
  • Twenty-Fifth Baam 1/5/2015 9:43:27 PM
    At work, still tuning in though
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 9:43:44 PM

    Samsung: Tizen OS will power our smart TVs in 2015 - CNET

    CNETThe company still has ambitions for its operating system, despite Tizen's rocky history.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 9:43:48 PM
    Samsung's past CES press conferences have marked the introduction of curved Ultra High Definition TVs, bendable TVs, smart-home software, digital cameras and various other gadgets. Most of the products eventually make it to market, but some turn out to be concepts that consumers never see -- including 8K TVs, which are even more high definition than the 4K TVs that gained traction in 2014.
  • samy 1/5/2015 9:43:50 PM
    I'm in Paris so 2pt us in how many minutes from now :-|
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 9:43:58 PM
    @Samy - 17 minutes from now.
  • DakotaRiley 1/5/2015 9:44:06 PM
    and an announcement that all older samsung smart tv apps are compatible with the new tizen platform.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 9:44:38 PM
    Samsung's events tend to be among the flashiest of CES, with guest speakers and long lines to get into the venue. Last year's show also included the infamous Michael Bay incident, perhaps the most talked-about moment of 2014 CES. The "Transformers" director was Samsung's big guest speaker at its press conference, but after an issue with a teleprompter, Bay found himself at a loss for words and simply walked off the stage.
  • Katie H. 1/5/2015 9:44:39 PM
    Really appreciate the live coverage while stuck at work! Thanks so much CNET :)
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 9:45:16 PM
    I think this is the third year in a row that James, David and I have live blogged Samsung's press conference.
  • boredatwork 1/5/2015 9:45:21 PM
    Comeon Sammy stealth attack a brand spanking new 85" OLED for $5K
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 9:45:37 PM
    @boredatwork - I don't think that's gonna happen. haha
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 9:46:02 PM
    Samsung also will be giving one of the official CES keynotes this evening at 6:30 p.m. PT. BK Yoon, the co-CEO and head of the electronics business, will be talking for an hour about Samsung’s vision for the “Internet of Things.”
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 9:46:20 PM
    The company bought SmartThings, a US smart home technlogy startup, in August to help with its Internet of Things push. The technology from SmartThings should play a big role in Samsung’s smart-home and connected-device plans. But we'll likely hear more about that this evening.
  • Justin Easley 1/5/2015 9:46:23 PM
    I wanna see this Tizen platform, Michael Bay should keep off-stage after what he did to the dinobots :(
    Anyone see any wearables that they think may take over the wearable glass space?
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 9:49:30 PM
    Samsung’s mobile business gets most of the buzz nowadays, but it’s really the television business that turned Samsung into a tech powerhouse. It has been the world’s biggest TV vendor for about a decade, and it sells about three TVs every second. A quarter of all flat panel TVs on the market in the US come from Samsung, according to tech research firm NPD. The No. 2 vendor, Vizio, sold only 16 percent of TVs for the 12 months ended in November, the most recent data available, and LG sold 9 percent.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 9:49:43 PM
    In terms of flat panel TVs with apps (essentially, smart TVs), 41 percent shipped in the US during the year came from Samsung.
  • boredatwork 1/5/2015 9:49:52 PM
    I LOVE CES and CNET thank the good lord for techno gadgetry.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 9:50:21 PM
    David's Internet just kicked him off, and James still hasn't been able to get on. I hope I'm not flying solo with this one!
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 9:50:43 PM
    You guys will just have to imagine the amazing things Samsung is showing. haha. j/k
  • Samet Çilingir 1/5/2015 9:50:46 PM
    Galaxy s6 ?
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 9:51:01 PM
    @Sarnet - Definitely no Galaxy S6.
  • DakotaRiley 1/5/2015 9:51:04 PM
    i also want an announcement of android 5.0 update for galaxy tab 3, 4, galaxy s4, s5, note 3, note 4, etc(nothing major, just a small bit of info about possible timing
  • Mark 1/5/2015 9:51:08 PM
    He's gonna trip over :-)
  • Gorilla Sara Gunshefski 1/5/2015 9:52:20 PM
    any word on Samsung s6. I keep hearing rumors but it just seams unrealistic to me
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2015 9:52:53 PM
    I don't think we're going to see any mobile devices here. They're likely going to save all of those for Mobile World Congress time, which is late February/early March.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 9:53:06 PM
    Just a warning, some real connectivity issues here. Sorry T-mob, I revoke my FTW.
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