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Rumor Roundup: Galaxy Gear 2 and MacBook Touch

by Brandon Russell | February 21, 2014February 21, 2014 5:00 pm EST

Jon R is back to tackle the biggest tech rumors of this week!

On this episode of Rumor Roundup, Jon talks about the next Galaxy Gear possibly ditching Android for Samsung’s Tizen OS, the Galaxy S5 getting a fingerprint scanner that has a lot more features than Apple’s Touch ID, and a MacBook concept that includes a lot more touch sensors and gestures. All this and more on Rumor Roundup!

On This Week's Episode

Galaxy Gear 2 May Ditch Android for Tizen

Sources close to Samsung’s plans claim the company’s next Galaxy Gear, which is expected to debut at Mobile World Congress, will run on Tizen, not Android. If true, the move will be the Korean company’s latest attempt to break away from Google’s Android, and pave the way for Samsung to further develop its own ecosystem. […]

Galaxy S5 To Include Fingerprint Scanner Right In the Home Button, Says Report

Sources speaking with SamMobile have confirmed the Galaxy S5 will sport a fingerprint sensor, and that the technology will be implemented similarly to Apple’s iPhone 5s. Previous reports have suggested the sensor would actually be built right into the S5’s display, but sources say that’s not the case. Instead, the sensor will be included in […]

Apple’s Future MacBooks May Take Touch to a Whole New Level

Apple has so far been reluctant to add a touch-based panel to its MacBook computers, and instead relies heavily on the multi-touch trackpad that supports gesture controls for different functions. But what if you were able to interact with the computer’s chassis to execute different commands, like launching an app, controlling your media and more? […]

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