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Tech Talk: Samsung pulls back the curtain on the Galaxy S5

by Doug Delony / KHOU 11 News

khou.com

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 25 at 12:41 PM

HOUSTON -- On the low-end of smartphones, Mozilla is releasing a $25 phone. On the other end, the Galaxy S5. Here's today's tech talk.

== Samsung Galaxy S5 unveiled ==
(CNET) -- Metal body design? Nope. Eye-wateringly crisp 2K+ display? Nuh-uh. Overhauled Android interface? Only a little. After all the rumors and hype, the Samsung Galaxy S5 revealed with much fanfare at Mobile World Congress on Monday is more an iteration on the Galaxy S line than the fresh, whiz-bang package we'd all come to hope for and even expect. It has a fingerprint scanner (that works with apps like PayPal), it’s water resistant, and it has a slightly larger screen than the S4. Read more at CNET.com.

== New wearable tech from Samsung, too ==
(USA TODAY) -- Samsung separately announced the Gear Fit, a bracelet aimed at keeping all of us in shape. It has a 1.84-inch curved Super AMOLED display. Over the weekend, Samsung also unveiled the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches, with fitness apps of their own. Click here to read more.

== Firefox OS, Mozilla's $25 smartphone ==
(CNET) -- Mozilla doubled down on its bet that low-end smartphones will give Firefox OS a place in the crowded mobile market, announcing partnerships Sunday that will bring $25 smartphones to the large number of people who can't afford high-end models like Apple's iPhone 5S and Samsung's Galaxy S5 that cost hundreds of dollars. Read more at CNET.com.

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