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Samsung Galaxy S5 gets a new update designed for Kids

More and more children today are getting tech-savvy or using their parents’ smartphone to play games or watch content. Therefore, both the Galaxy S5 and the new Tab S range of Android tablets from Samsung has a feature called ‘Kids Mode’. Besides, the company has added a brand new update to the Kid Store, designed to make these devices more kid-friendly.

Samsung wants to deliver a better user experience or kids, as finding apps or games for children on the PlayStore can be overwhelming.

“Kids Store now offers 900 specially selected applications for children. Comprised of two tabs with a choice of content grouped by age and subject, Kids Store allows users to easily navigate through the available content. The content classification is as follows: 0-4 years old for preschool children, 5-6 years old for kindergarteners and 7 years old or more in primary school children. The content is also categorized by subject: learning, play, and story,” Samsung explained in a press release.

Samsung also added that the Kids Store brand zone offers premium content for children from the likes of PBS Kids, Budge Studio, Cupcake Digital, and Intellijoy. The Kids Store offers over 900 apps or games, along with highly popular and well-known titles from PBS Kids, LEGO, Pocoyo, Tipitap, as well as English educational content.

To recall, Kids Mode made its debut late last year on the limited edition ‘Galaxy Tab 7 Kids’. It has now expanded to the Galaxy S5 and the new Tab S lineup of Android Tablets. Therefore, we can expect Kids Mode to be included in future updates as well as in the forthcoming Galaxy Note 4 expected to launch later this fall.

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Samsung rolls out Tizen update for the Galaxy Gear in the US

Samsung has now started rolling out the new Tizen OS update for Galaxy Gear owners in the US. The update is available through Kies 3.0 software and brings several new features and enhancements to the company’s first smartwatch.

Galaxy Gear owners who update to Tizen OS get access to over 140 apps. It also brings enhancements found on the Galaxy Gear 2. Users will be store music on Galaxy Gear and play it directly from the smartwatch using Bluetooth headphones, without having to carry their Galaxy smartphone.

Elsewhere, the Tizen OS update also brings an improved user interface with added customization options for home screen icons, wallpapers, and font. It also gets the ability to track workouts in real-time, such as walking, running, cycling, and hiking.

Readers, however, are reminded that this is an optional update for the Galaxy Gear owners. Those who wish to update to Tizen OS can get so, while those who want to stick with Android can choose not to update. However, once you update your Galaxy Gear to Tizen OS you cannot revert to Android, so give it a thought before going ahead with the update.

 

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Samsung unveils new range of premium audio products

Samsung has just announced its new range of premium audio products for audiophiles. The Korean manufacturer has unveiled two new pair of headphones, a pair of earbuds, as well as a Bluetooth speaker. All these new audio products are set to launch tomorrow at Git.com, with wider availability to follow later this month.

The new line of audio products from Samsung include the ‘Level Over’ over-the-ear headphones, the ‘Level On’ on-ear headphones, the ‘Level In’ earbuds, along with a Bluetooth speaker called ‘Level Box’.

The Level Over headphones come with Bluetooth connectivity and Active Noise cancellation, while the Level On are wired headphones that are more compact and lightweight.
Meanwhile, Samsung says the Level In earbuds will give music lovers a ‘three-way speaker system, that ultimately delivers ‘natural sound quality’.

Apart from the headphones, there’s the Level Box Bluetooth speaker which boats 15 hours of playback time on a full charge. It also gets NFC capabilities, an integrated HD microphone, as well as control buttons.

As already mentioned, the lineup is all set to release tomorrow at Gilt.com. Besides, all these devices will be available on Amazon on July 20. They’ll also be available for purchase via Samsung’s official website on July 21, and in Samsung Experience Shops on July 27.

In terms of pricing, the Level Over headphones are priced at $349.99, the Level On at $179.99, the Level In earbuds at $149.99, while the Level Box Bluetooth speaker is priced at $169.99.