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: Samsung serves up two more Tabs to take on iPad
About Video Transcript

CNET Update: Samsung serves up two more Tabs to take on iPad

2:51 /

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.

New releases

The Armor A60 portable drive can...
2:10 October 24, 2014
CNET editor Dong Ngo did some blah blah talking and then a real-world drop test on the Silicon Power Armor...
Play video
Macan: Meet the very different...
21:47 October 24, 2014
Porsche Macan marks the beginning of several chapters for the carmaker, plus a new list of the safest cheap...
Play video
Help battling robots cause even...
6:03 October 24, 2014
This week on Crave, we take a closer look at the Hendo hoverboard, fly on a Virgin Galactic spaceship, and...
Play video
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2: A...
2:00 October 24, 2014
The C5 Series 2 sounds better than the original and is one top in-ear headphones for less than $200.
Play video
Mr. Coffee gains some smart home...
2:27 October 24, 2014
The $150 Mr. Coffee Optimal Brew Smart brews 10-cups at a time and can be controlled by the Wemo mobile a...
Play video
The Philips 100W Equivalent LED...
1:20 October 24, 2014
We tested this bulb to see if it's a better buy than GE or Cree
Play video
Breaking open iPads, Groupon's...
2:54 October 24, 2014
The iFixit team reveals the secrets inside the new iPads, Groupon mimics Yelp, and Microsoft kills the free...
Play video
Vizio P series: Good and cheap...
2:31 October 24, 2014
The highly anticipated Vizio P series is among the cheapest 4K TVs available and delivers a very good picture,...
Play video