It’s so close I can almost feel it, see it, smell it, touch it, scan my fingerprints on it. Samsung’s “next big thing”, the Galaxy S5, is to go official at long last on Monday, during an Unpacked press conference at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress.
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Samsung has so far been peculiarly quiet about how many Galaxy devices will get the impending Android 4.4 KitKat update and when, even with the OTA already rolling out to the Note 3. But the ominous silence is now behind us, as a list of 14, that’s right, 14 smartphones and tablets due for a chocolaty software bump has gone official.
Hardly anything is certain apropos of Samsung’s impending Galaxy S5, with only six days left until the big unveil, and the latest piece of gossip also debunks previous reports to keep the waters as muddy as possible. It’s as if so-called tipsters and insiders are trying to confuse us and preserve the mystery.
Most people probably date back Android’s origin story to late 2008, when HTC’s Dream (also known as the T-Mobile G1) came out. Or maybe 2007, when the Open Handset Alliance was formed, establishing the operating system’s distinguished pedigree, as HTC, Sony, Samsung, Sprint and T-Mobile were supporting Google’s baby.
Cornered by financial woes, once thriving HTC is forced to reconsider its marketing strategy, as wearables and budget-conscious smartphones are now seen as potential box-office gold. Granted, there’s also the high-end, costly “M8” (aka One follow-up) in the pipeline, but if HTC is ever to recover from its current slump, devices like the Desire 8 will probably lead the comeback.