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Samsung promotion goes live – get a SUHD TV and get a free Galaxy S6 to go with it!

Samsung just announced a promotion where, if you make a considerable purchase of a new SUHD TV, you will also get a free Samsung Galaxy S6. How much are you supposed to spend in order to get a $650 freebie? Not less than $1500 it appears. The promotion came live yesterday, on July 19th, and it will last until August 1st.

 

Samsung promotion

 

This move replaced the existing promotion which offered customers a free year of Netflix when buying a Samsung TV.

This promotion applies only to the SUHD TVs, which is the new brand of HD TVs from Samsung that uses nano-crystal color technology, a fair improvement from LCD screens, and an HDR feature responsible for improving contrast for supported content.

You can get a free Galaxy S6 if you buy one of the following Samsung SUHD TVs:

  • JS9500
  • JS9100
  • JS9000
  • JS8500
  • JS850D
  • JS8600

The cheapest device you can buy is the JS8500, discounted to $1500. The next cheapest TV is the JS9000 which has a price tag of $3500. After buying the TV, you can collect your gift if you go to SamsungPromotions. Com and fill out a form. You will have to wait up to 8-10 weeks before your free 32GB Galaxy S6 gets to you. You cannot opt for more storage even if you are willing to pay for it.

You could also get a Samsung S6 Edge with this promotion, but you would have to buy it separately through a carrier and get only $400 reimbursed. Considering the device is $100 more expensive than the S6, this would be a worse deal for you.

Source: SamsungPromotions via AndroidPolice

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[CES 2015] Sharp presents new expensive 4K UHD TVs with Android TV function

Sharp is working on the first 4k UHD TVs with Android TV built-in, as fficials announced today. Google’s Android box is not alone anymnore as the CES 2015 brings about the announcement of the first two 4k UHD TVs with Android TV built-in.

 

Sharp tv

 

The new 4K UHD TV comes in three versions – specifically the UE3, UB30 and UH30. The UB 30 is the smaller, cheaper version where you will not be experiencing Android TV. The UE30 version is the premium option where you will be finding the following:

  • 60” (diag.), 70” (69.5” diag.), 80” Class screen sizes
  • 4K Ultra HD: 4X the pixel resolution of Full HD
  • Revelation™ Upscaler
  • 4K Ultra HD Streaming (HEVC/h.265; VP9)
  • AquoMotion™ 480
  • AquoDimming™
  • SmartCentral™ 4.0
  • Android TV platform
  • 4K Ultra HD Specs (HDMI 2.0; HDCP 2.2)
  • 70″ (69.5” diag.) has 16% more screen area than a 65″ (64.5” diag.) Class; 80″ (diag.) has 50% more screen area than a 65″ (64.5” diag.) Class TV
  • Modern Design – ultra slim bezel, sleek stand
  • Dual Stand Placement Options (70” diag./80” diag.)
  • Wallpaper Mode
  • Quad-core processor
  • 4 HDMI, 3 USB, Wi-Fi
  • MSRP 60” Class LC60UE30: $1,999.99
  • MSRP 70” Class LC70UE30: $2,799.99
  • MSRP 80” Class LC80UE30: $5,399.99

 

The UH30 is the best option around ansd you will get a touchpad remote, some more ports and better post-processing too. Below you can see the full description:

  • 70” (69.5” diag.) and 80” (diag.) Class Screen Sizes
  • THX 4K-Certified Picture Quality (THX certification pending 70” (69.5” diag.) only
  • SPECTROS™ Rich Color Display
  • Revelation™ Upscaler
  • 4K Ultra HD Streaming (HEVC/h.265; VP9)
  • 4K Ultra HD Specs (HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2)
  • AquoMotion™ 960
  • AquoDimming™
  • SmartCentral™ 4.0
  • Android TV platform
  • 70″ (69.5”) diag. has 16% more screen area than a 65″ (64.5” diag.) Class.; 80″ (diag.) has 50% more screen area than a 65″ Class
  • Modern Design – ultra slim bezel, sleek stand
  • Dual Stand Placement Options
  • Wallpaper Mode
  • Quad-core processor
  • Touchpad Remote
  • 4 HDMI, 3 USB, Wi-Fi
  • MSRP 70” Class LC70UH30: $3,199.99
  • MSRP 80” Class LC80UH30: $5,999.99

 

These Sharp devices are really expensive though, which means Android TV is not necessarily the top selling point. If you are looking for the Android TV experience, you can get it pretty cheap with a $99 add-on box, but if you have the budget and the desire to own a TV with all the features, go ahead and try a Sharp!

Source: BusinessWire

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Google Fiber app update – custom guides, TV controls and filters for the lockscreen, the Notification Drawer and Android Wear

Google Fiber app got a recent update with some nifty new features that improve every user’s experience. People who got the Google Fiber access are few and envied and they get updates to the service they can use on a daily basis. Fiber is not only a medium for fast Internet access but also for TV service with support from Google.

The latest update to Google Fiber IPTV brings about custom guides, TV controls and filters for the lockscreen, the Notification Drawer and for the Android Wear device, of course.

You get controls on the lockscreen and Android Wear and you can get the same utilities on your notification drawer similar to Chromecast. Users can also create sections with their favorite channels in order to avoid useless and time-consuming flipping through tons of listings they don’t care about. The said filters allow users to mark their favorite sports channels, movies or even streaming content, and they can all be seen at once.

Other updates are a few UI improvements and the bug fixes. You can find Google Fiber app on the Google Playstore for free!

 

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Android-powered smart TV from Xiaomi to launch this month

One of the first Android-powered smart TVs will be on the market soon and it comes from manufacturer Xiaomi. The Chinese manufacturer already announced a Tegra K1-powered MiPad tablet and now it is starting to build up hype for its second Android TV.

MiTV2, Source Mi
MiTV2, Source Mi

The Mi TV 2 will have a 49” 4K display and under the chassis it will have a quad-core 1.45 GHz processor with 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory helped by a Mali 450-MP4 GPU. The smart TV has a microSD that enlarges the available memory as well. The TV will launch later in May in China, and sadly there is no launch date for it in the US. The device costs around $600.