Samsung touts partnerships with Marvel, Conde Nast, Nat Geo

To highlight enhanced graphics on its Galaxy Tab S, the Korean electronics giant partners with content providers on a digital magazine feature called Papergarden.

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Samsung announced Thursday that it's partnering with magazine giants Conde Nast and National Geographic, along with Marvel comics, to highlight the graphics of its new Galaxy Tab S. The magazine content will be rolled into a new feature called "Papergarden."

Samsung Electronics Americas Senior Vice President Michael Abary said that having the e-magazine ecosystem on the Galaxy Tab S "is about to take the digital magazine to the next level." The Korean electronics giant made the announcement at an event in New York at the Madison Square Garden theater.

Abary was joined by Tom Wallace, the editorial director of Conde Nast; Adam Sutherland, National Geographic's senior vice president of global strategy and business development; and Joe Quesada, Marvel Entertainment's chief creative officer.

Sutherland noted that National Geographic's photos will be well displayed on Samsung's Galaxy Tab S. And Wallace confirmed that Conde Nast will be bringing many of its "iconic brands" to the tablet, including Vogue, Glamour, Vanity Fair, Golf Digest, and GQ.

"With the Tab S, the look of our digital content is given a quality boost plus an interactive tablet experience you can take anywhere," Wallace said.

Samsung also announced that it's partnering with other content providers, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Economist, and more.

Papergarden is different than the already-existing MyMagazine feature, which is a newsfeed powered by Flipbook on some smartphones and tablets.

Samsung's main announcement of the evening was the unveiling of two new tablets in its Galaxy Tab S line -- one with an 8.4-inch display, and the other with a 10.5-inch screen. With these tablets, Samsung touted increased display, design, connectivity, and security.

Check out CNET's First Take of the new Galaxy Tab S tablets.

 

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