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Samsung Galaxy View 2, the Giant 17.5 inch Tablet Shows Up in Renders Before Launch

By Claudiu Sima

Samsung Galaxy View 2

At the end of January, we discovered a GeekBench listing of a giant tablet prepared by Samsung, called the Galaxy View 2, a 17.5-inch screen device with a mid-range hardware package. Now a few months further, we get to see a couple of leaked renders of the device that brings a dedicated kickstand.

Although of low resolution, these images allow us to see how the tablet looks from the design point of view. We have generous edges around the screen and the kickstand that allows the device to be used in different angles.

We no longer have a handle like the first 18.4-inch Galaxy View, probably due to the diagonal drop that has helped transport the device. Based on information previously seen online, we know that the tablet comes with just 3 GB of RAM and a Exynos 7885 mid-range processor.

Samsung Galaxy View 2

Samsung may launch Galaxy View 2 in both Wi-Fi Only and one version equipped with 4G LTE support. The pictures here are listed April 26, probably the day the tablet will be officially announced!

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5G iPad Pro In the Making, But Coming Only in 2021

By James A.

The latest rumors about Apple’s involvement with 5G mention that their 5G iPhone will arrive in 2020. Many have been wondering what happens with a potential 5G iPad. Well, that’s also coming but only in 2021.

The info comes from Economic Daily News, that quotes top Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, claiming that 5G for the iPad is two years away. There are tests to perform, partners to find, in order to supply components and more. With Qualcomm and Apple making peace, things have gotten easier now. In the meantime we could as well use a 5G smartphone as a hotspot for the tablets.

Kuo also expects Apple to introduce a liquid crystal polymer board into the future iPad later in this year. The purpose is to reduce signal loss and improve networking performance. This is basically one last move before going to 5G in the iPad lineup. It’ll be very interesting to see how the 5G implementation changes the design of the tablet, as well all remember how the antennae for previous 3G/4G models made the tablets look.

The first gen unit may also suffer in the battery life department, since 5G should really use up a lot of power.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Starts Getting Updated to Android 9.0 Pie; Here’s What’s New

By Radu Iorga

Believe it or not, one of the best Android tablets around, the Galaxy Tab S4 had yet to get updated to Android 9.0 Pie. Well, that changed this week, when the device got updated to Android Pie, first in the WiFi version and then in the LTE one.

Verizon published the changelog for the update and it seems that it’s all going down in the USA. New features include obviously One UI, with a fresh interface and an improved Camera UX. There’s also fresh functionality like Adaptive Battery, Digital Wellbeing and Night Mode. Android 9.0 Pie started reaching the tablet a few weeks ago, but only internationally, not in USA.

The latest security patches are also part of the update, just so you know. It’s quite a large piece of software, at 1.5 GB of space, so you need to free up some storage on the device. Here’s the official changelog, straight out of the Samsung website:

One UI
– Content, settings, and other information have been reorganized to keep you focused on the task at hand.
– Interactive elements have been moved to the bottom of the screen so they’re always within reach.
– New designs and features such as Night mode help keep your eyes comfortable.

Notifications
– You can reply to messages directly in the notification panel.
– Image thumbnails are included in message notifications.
– In an app’s notification settings, tap the switch once to turn on or off all the notifications in a category.

Samsung Keyboard
– New Unicode 11.0 emojis are available.
– New adaptive theme changes your keyboard look based on the colors of the surrounding app.
– Floating keyboard is available in all apps and has new size and transparency settings.
– You can set a custom touch and hold delay.

Device care (formerly Device maintenance)
– Performance modes are streamlined and integrated into power saving modes.

Settings
– Menus have been reorganized to make settings easier to find.

Bixby also got updated and new photo editing tools have been added to the Gallery and a big novelty is also the HEIF file support. You will probably also need to update some of the native apps individually.

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Samsung Galaxy View 2, the Gigant 17.5 inch Tablet Shows Up in Renders Before Launch

By Claudiu Sima

Samsung Galaxy View 2

At the end of January, we also discover a GeekBench listing of a giant tablet prepared by Samsung, called the Galaxy View 2, a 17.5-inch screen device with a mid-range hardware package. Now a few months away, we get to see a couple of leaked renders of the device that brings a dedicated kickstand.

Although of low resolution, these images allow us to see how the tablet looks from the design point of view. We have generous edges around the screen and the kickstand that allows the device to be used in different angles.

We no longer have a handle like the first 18.4-inch Galaxy View, probably due to the diagonal drop that has helped transport the device. Based on information previously seen online, we know that the tablet comes with just 3 GB of RAM and a Exynos 7885 mid-range processor.

Samsung Galaxy View 2

Samsung may launch Galaxy View 2 in both Wi-Fi Only and one version equipped with 4G LTE support. The pictures here are listed April 26, probably the day the tablet will be officially announced!

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Samsung Galaxy Fold Lineup Ready to Include 8 inch G-Type and 13 inch S-Type Foldables

By Radu Iorga

Samsung is apparently getting ready to release even more foldable devices, as it’s prepping an 8 inch and 13 inch tablet, that expand from a smartphone. Samsung did run into some trouble over the past week, as the Galaxy Fold models that reached reviewers had some malfunctions.

The launch of the device in China was postponed and the US one doesn’t seem set in stone. Now, if all goes well generation 2.0 and 3.0 are prepared to get into production. Sources say that Samsung’s biggest achievement is using a polymer substrate that makes the Galaxy Fold screen 50% thinner than on other phones.

The Galaxy Fold series is ready to grow to 8 inches on the G-Type model, that folds like the letter “G” in two sections. Then there’s the 13 incher S-Type, that folds like the squished letter “S”. A dual foldable was only seen when Xiaomi showcased one earlier this year via teasers. It was rather smaller and nowhere near a tablet. There are already Samsung patents showing us potential ways of unfolding a device, in two or three sections.

Samsung did file those all around the globe and the image above comes from one such patent. Things are moving forward for sure, but hopefully by fixing the problems of the hinge, panel, folds and bumps.

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