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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.

  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 10:43:23 PM

    Journalists filming each other as we wait. Call it warming up.

  • madmacs 3/14/2013 10:43:25 PM
    I love android, first thing I do when I buy a new phone is root it and get rid of bloatware. Then tweak everything just how I like. Always a tingling sensation hoping not to brick a new device, lol.
  • Twat 3/14/2013 10:43:27 PM
    Lets get this show on the road
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 10:43:29 PM
    Of course, some leaks may not pan out, so I guess we'll see.
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 10:44:20 PM
    Wow, some Brazilian guy just barked at one of the ushers to pose and smile for a picture. Way to get a nice photo, buddy.
  • sarahtew 3/14/2013 10:45:55 PM

    Dan Ackerman pushes up the glasses and gets down to work.

  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 10:45:57 PM
    I swear there is no Apple bias, but four out of the six of us here are rocking iPhones. Maggie has a GS3, and Dan Ackerman says he's considering an Android phone because of "Screen envy."
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 10:46:07 PM
    The GS4 will almost certainly feature a bigger screen.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 10:47:25 PM
    Major offense: Dan Ackerman went to the Momofuku Milk Bar yesterday and didn't invite me. I swear this is relevant.
  • Stallard84 3/14/2013 10:48:04 PM
    I think HTC's Problem is more with their updates. Takes FOREVER for them to roll out their updates.
  • Tonarheim 3/14/2013 10:48:19 PM
    Marketing..that's it. I think ppl care more about whats being talked about than the quality of the product - quite logical as the top phones are so alike in the big picture
  • Clayton Sullivan 3/14/2013 10:48:26 PM
    I am not believing the leaks .. until I see what's released .. Can't bear the wait time.. :(
  • BryanP 3/14/2013 10:48:35 PM
    Sounds like your opinion is biased and based of little research. If you weren't aware, Android is developed by google who innovates not only in their mobile division but in other endevours as well. And to counterpoint your argument, google has Google TV, clouding VIA Gmail (photos music videos and documents) , no 3rd party software required (i.e itunes which the general consensus is that it is a useless program which most people find frustrating)
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 10:48:54 PM
    I'm playing Name That Show Tune with myself. I think the last one was Gary, Indiana from The Music Man. This one is stumping me.
  • Broom Broom 3/14/2013 10:48:55 PM
    Are you kidding about the display - we have both iPhone and 4S and Samsung S3 here at home - the S3 screen is georgous. Dare I say: Apple generated meme?? Come on folks, use YOUR eyes! Not Phil Schiller's. :))
  • myles.riley 3/14/2013 10:49:25 PM
    I'm excited for the GS4 but even more excited to see what it has to offer. I do believe I'm gonna wait u til the Note III comes out, it can only get better!
  • Gus 3/14/2013 10:49:56 PM
    Greetings from Colombia
  • greeeting form abu dhabi :) 3/14/2013 10:49:57 PM
    greetings from abu dhabi, i cant wait to see it :)
  • Matt 3/14/2013 10:50:08 PM
    So happy to see the BOL crew back together. Missed you Molly!!
  • Phynomtalk 3/14/2013 10:50:10 PM
    The Galaxy Note with a stylus, which brought back that original Windows Mobile feel, is the pinnacle of phones. What can't I do with a phone that you can write on. I can sign PDF doc on my phone, have people scribble their contact info down. GNII is the best!!!!
  • Caspid 3/14/2013 10:50:34 PM
    My biggest concerns, given Samsung's bad track record: design (still ugly, but improved over the S3), camera (better have better picture quality than the iPhone 5's, not just MPs), and battery life (2600.. eh)
  • shigster 3/14/2013 10:50:47 PM
    I had iphone 5 for 2 months was board within a day cus same old same old so glad switched to s3. Cant wait for s4 even if in same os.
  • Chander 3/14/2013 10:50:57 PM
    i'm Just gonna have the best of both worlds The iPad Mini and the Samsung Galaxy S IV
  • Mohammed 3/14/2013 10:51:12 PM
    iPhones are much more basic and closed source and have much less power though power is not as important with iPhones as all the apps aren't processor intensive. WIth the Galaxies however, due to the open-source android, there are more processor intensive apps and so more power is required
  • William Turner 3/14/2013 10:51:17 PM
    Apps library only beats in terms of the number of "tablet" optimized applications. When it comes to phones, then the Apple library doesn't have that much of a lead anymore. But like many Apple users (those that think it takes 9 different accounts to approach the Apple experience), I can see where you'd be confused.
  • John Falcone 3/14/2013 10:51:41 PM
    Let me ask this -- are the iPhone fans here gonna be satisfied with a 5S that still looks identical, or will you need a bigger screen?
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/14/2013 10:52:17 PM
    For the show tunes-watchers: If I Loved You. How do I know these?!
  • Roger Cheng 3/14/2013 10:52:37 PM
    @john.falcone: I'd be a little annoyed with the bigger screen, but only because I bought the iPhone 5 for the larger display. I admit to a little screen envy every once in a while.
  • RaceBannon 3/14/2013 10:52:53 PM
    The GS3 screen is nice, but I've always preferred Apple's . . . the colors look more accurate to me.
  • Evan 3/14/2013 10:52:55 PM
    I really enjoy the Samsung phones. I've experienced the note 2. Its amazing I'm definitely buying the s4 no matter what
  • alt230 3/14/2013 10:53:03 PM
    I've got a Note II but interested to see what features the GS4 will have, as I'm sure the Note III will benefit from them.
  • Jace 3/14/2013 10:53:09 PM
    I switched to the Galaxy S3 last year and I will never go back to the iPhone I love the bigger screen and more free apps available on the market. The NFC tech was one of the sellers for me also I am going to sit the S4 out and wait for the S5 next year because my ATT contract isnt up untill next year.
  • BalouBT 3/14/2013 10:53:21 PM
    I've been an Iphone guys since 2008 and have found it difficult to make the change. The hipe surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S4 has captured my interest for a change. If they bring out the metal body then it could capture some iphone fans. What are your thoughts?
  • 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.
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