Our coverage of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, kicks off this weekend, and to get you pumped up for the biggest and baddest mobile showcase of the year, we're offering up a preview of what's in store in a new Inside Scoop. While we expect some interesting unveilings from Nokia, Sony, LG and other major mobile players, one of the hottest news items so far is the rumored announcement of the Galaxy S5 from Samsung. In this week's Top 5, we're rounding up some of the features we're dying to see in the new … Read more
The Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Gear 2 aren't the only gadgets set to debut at Samsung's Unpacked event on Monday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The South Korean tech giant is also rumored to be building a health-centric gadget, dubbed the Galaxy Gear Fit.
Korean site MK reports that the Galaxy Fit features a sensor instead of a camera and can monitor your steps and sleep habits. Citing "sources in the electronic sector," the site says you'll also be able to share how much you've been exercising via social networks.
If real, the … Read more
Few things in the smartphone realm can rival the madness around a new iPhone announcement, but the arrival of a new Galaxy definitely is a contender. Samsung has invited journalists to a Monday shindig at Mobile World Congress at which it's expected to spill the details on the upcoming Galaxy S5.
You can follow the proceedings on CNET's live blog and expect to get answers to pressing questions like whether it will have a fingerprint sensor and if it will come with a premium metal case option.… Read more
There's a lot riding on Samsung's Galaxy S5, and it goes beyond having the most coveted smartphone in the market.
The Galaxy S5, which will make its debut on Monday at Samsung's "Unpacked 2014 Episode 1" event at Mobile World Congress, serves as a potentially critical turning point for the Korean electronics giant. After a lackluster response to the Galaxy S4, Samsung's impending new flagship phone could indicate whether the company still has "it," and ultimately determine whether the company cements its position as king of the hill -- or starts to … Read more
In case the rumors, leaks, and Unpacked event invitation hadn't convinced you that Samsung is on the verge of announcing its new Galaxy S5 smartphone, a new teaser video should.CNET's full coverage of Mobile World Congress
The Korean electronics giant's video, published Friday, gives a starring role to the number 5 in the video then concludes with the words "the next Galaxy." That broad a hint doesn't leave much to the imagination, though unlike many teaser videos, the phone itself doesn't make an appearance even in silhouetted form.
By showing a boy … Read more
In the runup to the Samsung Galaxy S5's Mobile World Congress unveiling next week, we've kept you updated on a long list of rumors about the device, and I've shared the finer details of what I'd really like to see in the S5.Join us for CNET's live blog of Samsung's Unpacked event from Mobile World Congress
Wish lists and speculation are one thing. Now it's time to spell out the the design, internal components, and other features that the phone will probably have. Call this educated guessing if you'd like. Samsung … Read more
We will finally see Samsung's next big thing, the Galaxy S5, next Monday when it is revealed at a Samsung "Unpacked" event during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but when will the rest of us be able to finally get our hands on one?
Turns out the wait may be a little longer than you might hope. … Read more
Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 will soon be updated to Android 4.4 aka KitKat, Sprint has confirmed.
The carrier on Thursday published an update to its Galaxy Note 3 support page, saying that the KitKat rollout has commenced and that Galaxy Note 3 owners will soon see Google's latest mobile operating system on their handsets.
According to Sprint, the software updates could "take several days for delivery."
Samsung on Monday will host its "Unpacked 2014 Episode 1" event during the Mobile World Congress trade show here. The Korean electronics giant will kick off the event at 8 p.m. local time, or 11 a.m. PT, and you can calculate the start time in your own location here.
CNET's Andrew Hoyle, Sarah Tew, and I will bring you all the information, photos, and commentary from the event.
Check out CNET's live blog here.
"Congress" usually isn't a word that inspires excitement, but the Mobile World Congress is anything but usual. Held every February in Barcelona, Spain, it is the the premier global event for the wireless industry. Think of a smaller CES, but pack it with only smartphones, tablets, and everything mobile, and you'll get the idea. Then, drop it all in one of the world's most seductive cities -- sorry, Las Vegas -- and you wind up with a most exciting tech show.Full CNET coverage of the 2014 Mobile World Congress
But there's another very … Read more