Samsung Experience Event: Live Coverage
Of course, most of us expect the new devices to be the U.S. versions of the Samsung GALAXY S II. Most probably, we'll be treated to three phones in the form of the AT&T Attain, Sprint Within and T-Mobile Hercules, now that the Verizon Function is officially out of the game. But who knows, Samsung might even surprise us with a totally new product for Big Red! Here's for hoping!
The event is scheduled to start at 6:00PM ET | 5PM CT | 3PM PT. You can follow our live updates here, as well as through our Twitter account!
Live event tracker
|17:51||We're gonna go play with the new toys! Thank you for keeping up with us. And expect our hands-on very soon with all the devices.|
|17:51||It looks like we'll be doing our hands-on stuff with all the devices. However, they didn't go into detail.|
|17:50||It looks like he's doing his closing remarks....quick event!|
|17:50||Kim Tidus is back on|
|17:49||It outputs videos in 480i quality....DVD quality.|
|17:49||Gavin Kim is demoing Media Hub's functionality with HDMI out.|
|17:48||Also, we get a new conversational view with Social Hub.|
|17:48||Of course, it looks like there is a bit more functionality with Facebook.|
|17:48||You get acces to Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, and MySpace....all in the same place. Plus, you can place comments directly within the hub.|
|17:47||Now demoing social hub|
|17:46||Live panels are also on board...just like what we see on thr Galaxy Tab 10.1|
|17:45||When you click a folder, you get a small window that displays all of the associated apps.|
|17:45||Application experience is also changed by giving us access to creating folders within the app panel.|
|17:44||Nothing really new to tell you the truth, but more subtle.|
|17:44||It has a cleaner look and retains some of the fundamental widgets of the interface.|
|17:43||Gavin Kim is demoing the new TouchWiz interface.|
|17:42||Samsung Kies Air, you get to control, manage, and edit content stored on your device through an internet enabled device.|
|17:42||Voice control engine is brought to us by Vlingo|
|17:41||Smart Adapter to any HD TV with HDMI functionality. DVD quality content with Media Hub.|
|17:40||Samsung Media Hub is a premium service that will be available. Acquire on all devices. Store rights in the cloud, And access content anywher|
|17:39||Mobile device management powered by Sybase|
|17:39||First SSL VPN support on Android|
|17:39||Samsung on-device encryption. It's hardware-based.|
|17:38||Exchange ActiveSync is support. Explanded policy support. Improved UI for Calendar.|
|17:38||Gavin Kim is now on stage talking more about the handsets. Going to spend more how it works in our daily lives. First up, work!|
|17:37||Every one has at least 10% battery life versus the handsets from last year,|
|17:36||Google Talk Video Chat will be supported right from the start to offer instant video chat with various devices.|
|17:35||In addition to HD out support, they pack on video maker to edit videos on the go.|
|17:35||Talking about how it's the thinnest 4G smartphone with each carrier.|
|17:34||Now he's talking about their Super AMOLOED Plus displays.|
|17:33||All handsets are 4G and full 1080p capable.|
|17:33||Nick Dicarlo is up on stage. Talking about some of the hardware|
|17:32||They're unveiling the new products first thing!|
|17:31||Samsung is announcing new leadership...CMO Todd Pendleton is being introduced. Brand new position.|
|17:30||We're starting folks! Kim Tidus is up on stage.|
|17:25||announcement just came on saying that the event is going to start in 5 minutes!|
|17:18||It's absolutely packed here at the Samsung Experience center in New York City. Galaxy S II fever is on!|
|17:08||We are in our seats people, but the presentation should start by 6:30. http://t.co/gW6tKcy|
|17:01||Hey PhoneArena fans, John V here covering Samsung's event in NYC. We're excited to see what's in store. Stay tuned!|
17. Ivan6479 posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:53 2 0
WTF!! No news of a release date or price?? What an entire waste of time!! :(
37. thatguy (unregistered) posted on 30 Aug 2011, 20:21 0 0
no major electronic device will have a release date because all companies are waiting for comet elenin to safely pass without event... where i work i just got hold of some docs that detail over 44 major devices held (iphone, ps vita.. stuck out to me) that will not be mass produced till sometime late October, and only half production.. one company will has already come up with each excuse it will use on a two month biases. sorta scary if you ask me but... why sell stuff thats just going to be EMP'd or and destroyed i guess it make sense..
25. firebo14 posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:15 1 0
Once u guys get these good toys, do a FULL REVIEW, including video audio camera reviews, all 3 lightings, highlight (outdoor), moderatelight (indoor), and lowlight (outdoor night).
2. Eddy (unregistered) posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:01 0 0
Besides the SGSII, I really hope the Samsung I927 will be unveiled as well.
29. Greyson (unregistered) posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:37 0 0
Oh my god. I totally agree. I want that phone sooo bad!
38. remixfa posted on 30 Aug 2011, 21:51 0 0
the nexus prime will probably be unveiled by google, not samsung.
3. protozeloz posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:02 1 0
I wonder how this will turn out... Looking forward the event
4. Mr.MOMENT posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:07 0 0
this better be worth the extra 3 months+ wait. The balls in your court samsung
5. rocus4094 posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:08 0 0
I thought that this was going to me a live feed with video? Who cares to sit hear and watch them type whats happening???
6. aingveaopinpoiuanbgpvuivpnauei (unregistered) posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:10 0 0
says 6:30 now on phandroid... finally the ustream started.
7. Cool (unregistered) posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:11 0 0
9. samsungrules (unregistered) posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:13 0 0
i hope they unveiled the nexus prime or droid prime :)
10. JayLeBlanc posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:14 0 0
"Most probably, we'll be treated to three phones in the form of the AT&T Attain, Sprint Within and T-Mobile Hercules, now that the Verizon Function is officially out of the game. " - Um, the Sprint version is the Epic 4G Touch, it hasn't been the Sprint Within in a while. I doubt the AT&T version will be the Attain, either.
11. Crickets (unregistered) posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:18 0 0
15 mintues and nothing. AWESOME!
12. Net yet (unregistered) posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:28 0 0
13. check it out (unregistered) posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:29 2 0
see it live here
15. thanksexy (unregistered) posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:34 0 0
thanks for posting that :)
21. Nonja posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:01 0 0
hah! auto refresh finally kicked in after the event finished.
thanks for posting the ustream link!
14. nonja (unregistered) posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:33 0 0
Use the twitter feed...
16. DJshae (unregistered) posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:52 0 0
18. wowBORING (unregistered) posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:55 0 0
that was pretty whack no joke.. what a pointless event ....................
19. Dreamer (unregistered) posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:58 0 0
It was pointless because everybody already knew what's in the SGS II... there was hardly anything that could surprise us. But still they had to make some event....
20. Nonja posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:59 0 0
agreed. they basically told us a bunch of stuff we already know w/o telling us what we want to know: pricing, release date (though I guess that's stuff the carriers will announce on their own).
22. superlame (unregistered) posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:03 0 0
wtf. what a lame ass event. and they pushed a day back for this? its not worthy enough to be considered a live event.
23. ecml490 (unregistered) posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:10 0 0
I'm sure the reason why Verizon chose not to have the GSII is because they don't want to screw up the sales of the iPhone 5, which is bs!
24. sg2fan (unregistered) posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:13 1 0
Sprint will release 9/16 for $200 on contract
31. Nonja posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:44 1 0
26. gofigure (unregistered) posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:17 0 0
No NFC, 480i out? Fail!
27. PointlessEvent (unregistered) posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:29 0 0
What a waste of their and our time. No new info on new phones.
28. dakim (unregistered) posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:32 0 0
all they did was tell us what we already knew..
tell us something we dont know
what do you have up your sleeve for verizon?
price? exact date?
30. ltr (unregistered) posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:41 0 0
I dont know why everyone is upset, of course there was nothing new about the phones.
Just wait until early 2012.
32. CX3NT3_713 posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:51 0 0
Did they take a break???? Come on with the show :)
33. bolaG posted on 30 Aug 2011, 19:08 1 0
So no mirrored hdmi out huh? Just that Samsung Media Hub thing I suppose? I wont get a phone without the hdmi mirrored feature. I mean how sick is it to be able to go to a friend or family members house with you phone, connect it to their hdmi tv and wifi connection, and then start streaming netflix or diffrent entertainment apps from your phone to their tv? Also with the mirrored experience anything that is being display on your phone is mirrored onto the tv so basically your tv becomes your phones screen. The only down fall is you still need to do everything through your phone. But its still awesome.
35. CX3NT3_713 posted on 30 Aug 2011, 19:47 0 0
They have all those features on the iPhone 4 !!! Yup,yup
36. theBankRobber (unregistered) posted on 30 Aug 2011, 20:09 0 0
This phone is going to be bad ass. To bad Samsung is super slow with updates, I have seen a video of the infuse 4g still on froyo 2.2 along with the epic 4g. I really wanted this phone, but I would rather have the Photon 4g. Might not have a beast killer GPU but it still has a great tegra 2 GPU which plays all the emus and games I want perfect.