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Samsung Galaxy event (live blog)

Samsung is widely expected to announce the Galaxy S4 at its Unpacked event in New York City. Join us live from Radio City Music Hall.

  • PSP 3/14/2013 10:53:23 PM
    The plastic back..get away from that. It makes the phones so cheap (and bit too light as well). I have never liked the feel of samsung phone and moved away from them almost always due to that fault.
  • Abdulmohsen Alreesh 3/14/2013 10:53:32 PM
    so with the recent legal issues between apple and Samsung, are we expecting more lawsuits? in terms of similarities or are they safe for this run?
  • Satinder 3/14/2013 10:53:42 PM
    Hi I am due a new upgrade and have at present a 4S which is relegated to being a call phone and I use a Gnote for a pseudo Pc 90% of my work. I was going to get either the note 2 as its good however Xperia Z and HTC one have made me seriously think about down sizing .
  • shivaslives 3/14/2013 10:53:47 PM
    I love the topic of Apple playing catch up. They generally put out features that Android phones had 6 - 9 months ago. I remember when Apple was supposed to the innovators.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 10:54:00 PM
    So the balcony seats are starting to fill up...this is going to be a packed house.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 10:54:13 PM
    Myles, the Note 3 will be, what, 6 inches this time? How big is too big? How long before we start deflating and going back the other way?
  • John Falcone 3/14/2013 10:54:27 PM
    Heads up, folks: once the event starts, we won't be putting through user comments, so we can focus on the news at hand.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 10:54:31 PM
    Supposedly, Samsung is expecting about 3,000 attendees. That's press, analysts, partners, and likely some hardcore fans.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 10:54:59 PM
    Fortunately, Radio City Music Hall has a lot of seats in the house, including two more balcony levels.
  • Andres Contreras Ramirez 3/14/2013 10:55:15 PM
    I has and iPhone 3GS befo re and know i on a galasy s3 and instilo think the iPhone sí moré fluid ynrecently had to format the s3 feo Boeing slow never had to do trata on the iPhone the main rason i chanche Was screen size i Apple doesnt build a bigotera
  • MIke_Erie 3/14/2013 10:55:32 PM
    What about the problem with Bloatware from the S4? Both from Samsung and from the Carrier? Can you talk about this. I have SO been trying to call! Features will not matter so much with Bloatware.
  • cjray84 3/14/2013 10:55:38 PM
    Even if the Galaxy SIII is outselling the iPhone, you have to remember the number of older iPhones on the market. There are so many new Android phones in the pipeline, Galaxy could be the HTC of 2014 if another company knocks it out of the park. You never know.
  • Niz 3/14/2013 10:57:30 PM
    @john.falcone If the 5s looks like the last 3 iPhones just bigger you know for sure apples lost their game without Steve jibs
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:35:56 PM
    WIth the optical reader, the GS4 can translate written words. It has 3,000 useful sentences that are embedded. You can communicate even if you don't have a network connection.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 11:35:56 PM
    Oh, and in case you're wondering what I think about the Galaxy S4, you can watch video and read up on it in my hands-on impressions
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:36:13 PM
    That's key if you travel and don't have an international plan.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:36:30 PM
    The S-Translator is integrated in other apps like messaging.
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:36:40 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:36:57 PM
    Adapt Display: It automatically adjusts contrast and other factors depending on the light. It makes whatever you're look at better, Bidan says.
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:37:02 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:37:09 PM
    The Super Amoled display is superior to LCD displays, Bidan boasts.
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:37:19 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 11:37:34 PM
    I'm thinking that auto-adjusting that makes things "look better" also sometimes means "makes the screen look a little dimmer." This happened a little bit in the GS3 with the browser.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:37:55 PM
    Oh jeez, there's more bad acting on our way, narrated by the annoying MC.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:38:26 PM
    Story Album allows you to set up an album based on themes or events. You can add tag on photos or people.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:38:53 PM
    Using Blurb, you can use Story Album to create an actual photo book directly from the phone.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 11:38:55 PM
    This story album idea is a great idea, especially since it brings in Blurb, a custom publishing platform. I just used Blurb to create a book. This smartphone version may not be quite as extensible as the desktop software, but with mobile, sometimes simple is better.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:39:45 PM
    HomeSync, introduced at Mobile World Congress, allows you to share photos from the phone to other devices like TVs.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:40:06 PM
    Wow, this whole presentation is super cheesy.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 11:40:42 PM
    At least they're winking at us the whole time. I'm not sure if that makes it cheesier or not, but it's a pretty good storytelling device.
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:40:45 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:40:49 PM
    With HomeSync, you can connect any smartphone, TV, tablet, or PC, Bidan says. It can be viewed in HD.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:41:08 PM
    HomeSync functions as a hub for life and memory, and uses cloud services, Bidan says.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:41:39 PM
    The stage rises again to create a third level, with a car suspended on its side. "Space is tight in Manhattan," the MC jokes.
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:41:52 PM
  • John Falcone 3/14/2013 11:41:57 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:42:09 PM
    Galaxy S Voice Drive kicks in when you go in your car. It's a simpler version optimized for driving. You connect with Bluetooth to the car.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 11:42:38 PM
    S Voice Drive sounds like it's been made specifically to counter Siri embedded in cars.
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:42:44 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:43:09 PM
    You can transfer data from any phone or OS to to the Galaxy S4. Probably not apps though.
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:43:09 PM
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:43:31 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:43:48 PM
    The Galaxy S4 has a navigation system built in, and S voice will allow drivers to keep their hands free. It will make calls, send messages, and even check the weather.
  • John Falcone 3/14/2013 11:44:09 PM
    Hands-on with Samsung HomeSync (from Mobile World Congress): reviews.cnet.com
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:44:11 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 11:44:12 PM
    Dan Ackerman: "Driving jokes don't translate to a New York audience."
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:44:35 PM
    When a message pops up, the phone will alert you and let you read out the message, reply, or cancel.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:44:54 PM
    Voice recognition allows the GS4 to do everything for you, including responding to a message, Bidan says.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:45:09 PM
    The Galaxy S4 wil act as your personal assistant, Bidan says.
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 11:45:25 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 11:46:06 PM
    So, I haven't had good experiences with S Voice's accuracy. I really hope that the new S Voice Drive mode doesn't disappoint.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:46:06 PM
    Time to talk about the Samsung Hub. The Galaxy S4 takes all of the different hubs and integrates them into one place.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:46:18 PM
    The Galaxy S4 works even when you're wearing gloves. Hey, the Lumia 920 does that too!
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:46:22 PM
    The Samsung Hub has a magazine interface that is easy to use, says the bad actress.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:46:38 PM
    Now for Knox. The Galaxy S4 will be the first device that will ship with Knox.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:47:04 PM
    It's a suite of security services and apps, part of a program called SAFE (Samsung Approved For Enterprise).
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:47:19 PM
    Samsung has made in a priority to target the enterprise world and take share from BlackBerry.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 11:47:38 PM
    He's quite the precocious fellow.
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