This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
CNET Update: Countdown begins for Galaxy S4 reveal
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

CNET Update: Countdown begins for Galaxy S4 reveal

2:57 /

Samsung teases its next smartphone while showing off a new tablet and streaming media box, and WebOS is alive -- in smart TVs.

WebOS is alive. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET Update. Mobile World Congress, the mother of all mobile trade shows kicked off in Barcelona and we already have tons of news to talk about. Samsung did not bring out the Galaxy S4 to the show but it was announced that the S4 will be unveiled on March 14th at a New York City event. This one is the S3. And as one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year, it's no surprise that the S4 will get its own spotlight at a separate event, but you can expect the S4 will have a Visa mobile payment system called payWave. Samsung and Visa announced the partnership for future Samsung devices will work with Visa's mobile payment system and the S4 will be the flagship product for that program. Many groups have been spending years trying to grow mobile payments. It's the idea that you can wave your phone at a register to pay but it just doesn't take an off yet in the U.S. Samsung phones are very popular but it might not really take off until Apple includes that technology in the iPhone. Mobile payments will be a big theme at this year's show as MasterCard also unveiled a digital payment system called MasterPass, which works for purchases in stores as well as online and on the phone. Samsung did show up Galaxy Note 8. It's an 8-inch tablet that'll compete with the iPad mini, but of course, price will determine how competitive it will be and Samsung didn't announce the price. It has an SD card slot, built-in S-Pen Stylus. It'll be loaded with Android Jellybean and will be WiFi only in the U.S. Expect it to come out sometime before July. Samsung is also launching arrival to the Apple TV streaming box, it's called the HomeSync. It's an Android powered media box that streams movies, TV shows and games to your TV and it also streams movies from a Galaxy smartphone. No word on price but that'll be out in April. And surprising news, WebOS is still alive. LG will be using HP's defunct mobile operating system on future televisions. Meanwhile, HP is back in the tablet game, this time, with an Android model called the Slate 7. It'll be out in April for $170. Also at Mobile World Congress, we gotta look at a voice control personal system app called Indigo. It's like Apple Siri but this works on Android Windows Phone 8 and your web browser. It'll eventually also come to iOS. It's similar to how Siri works, where you ask questions and get answers based on web search results and it can create appointments, open apps, dictate e-mails or post status to social networks. And one Indigo account will sync between your devices even if you have a Windows phone and an Android tablet. That's your Tech News Update. You can find more details on these stories at the blog cnet.com/update. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
  • This is the interactive sidebar!

    Click any icon for more information as they appear--don't worry, we'll pause the video and wait for you to come back.

  • Links Polls Galleries
  • Video Review

New releases

Swap your iOS 8 keyboard for these...
0:59 September 19, 2014
With iOS 8, you can use a different keyboard than the default. Check out these third-party alternatives.
Play video
2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat...
5:50 September 19, 2014
The 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack has the muscle car power (and fuel economy) to back up its nostalgic...
Play video
Compact, budget Samsung Galaxy...
2:01 September 19, 2014
This wallet-friendly Android phone fits nicely in the hand, but has a few drawbacks you'll want to know about...
Play video
Line up for an iPhone 6, get a...
2:11 September 19, 2014
Why do people wait in line for days at Apple stores for the latest iPhones when they could preorder online?...
Play video
3D Pocketcopter crowdfunding soars...
5:13 September 19, 2014
This week on Crave it's your last chance to order a Pocketcopter that doesn't exist, run for your lives from...
Play video
The Blendtec Designer 725 is too...
2:33 September 19, 2014
A significant design flaw keeps us from recommending this high-end appliance
Play video
Genius hacker Walter O'Brien tells...
3:11 September 19, 2014
When Scorpion makes its debut on Monday night, it will bring hacking and computer security to prime time like...
Play video
The hidden features inside iOS...
2:04 September 19, 2014
Brian Tong shows you the features inside of iOS 8 that you might not know about.
Play video