CNET Update: Samsung serves up two more Tabs to take on iPad
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Samsung's high-end Galaxy Tab S tablet comes in two flavors, Facebook Messenger adds big likes and video clips, and an Xbox commercial is turning on people's Xbox One consoles.
It's not easy keeping track of Samsung's tablets. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNet update. [MUSIC] Samsung cooked up two new tablet flavors. The newest model is the Galaxy Tab S, and its comes in 8.4 inches and 10.5 inches. It shares much in common with the Galaxy S5 smartphone. There's a bright and vivid screen display, and a fingerprint scanner. It's located at the bottom of the screen. You can bet it won't be long before Apple unleashes iPads with fingerprint security. The new Tab S models come in two colors. Titanium bronze and white. And although they are a bit larger than Apple's iPads, they are the same price. The smaller is $400 and the larger is $500. These will go on sale in the U.S. in July. There are special covers to go with the tablets. Some are soft, but there's also a hard keyboard docking case. Now if ya feel like it's difficult to keep up with Samsung's Tablet line, well your feelings are justified. This year, Samsung has introduced nearly a dozen different versions of its tablets, and that's only counting different brand names and screen sizes. There were three models in the Tab 4, a Tab 3 Lite, three Tab Pros, a Galaxy Note Pro, and Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. Apple keeps it simple, but Samsung just floods the market with so many sizes and names that all consumers are left for memory is the world Galaxy. But these Galaxy tablet models are said to be the company's main flagship tablet, at least for now. The Facebook Messenger App has been updated to include video sharing. Messenger is Facebook's separate app for private chats. The network has been very pushy in trying to get users to download this extra app. To add incentive there are features in messenger that you can't find in the main Facebook service. Also in this app update, you can tap and hold the thumbs up to send a bigger like. So, like a super like. And finally, you may have seen the new Xbox one commercial that stars Aaron Paul from the show Breaking Bad. And in the commercial, the actor shows off the voice commands of the game system and how you can turn it on by saying, Xbox on. Xbox on. While same gamers have noticed that his voice from the commercial is turning on their set. The Kinects microphone is hearing the commercial and thinking it's the owners voice command. But if your watching this show now on your T.V., maybe I just turned on your Xbox. Yo. That's your tech news update, but there's always more at cnet.com. And you can stay updated by following along on Twitter. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.