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Samsung is a Korea based company that was founded in 1938, and is one of the most popular and successful electronics companies in the world. Like its most businesses, Samsung's mobile division creates products that are widely sold all over the world. Today Samsung smartphones are powered by Google's Android OS and Samsung's own BADA OS. Some popular Samsung devices include Nexus S, Galaxy S series, and more. Read our Samsung coverage for the latest news, reviews and videos about Samsung smartphones:

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    Another year, another International Consumer Electronics Show behind us. Was 2015's one that will go down as a banner year in the annals of history? We didn't see any huge show-stopping announcements, nor surprise reveals of everyone's-talking-about-it hardware, but the show we did see unfold over the course of last week was still a totally solid offering, packed with lots of great phones, tablets, wearables, and accessories that all came together to place us on some solid footing as we get ready for the rest of this quarter's launches. As we start thinking about gearing up for MWC in ...

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    Last fall rumors started emerging of a new series of Samsung Galaxy phones, taking a a fair degree of inspiration from the Galaxy Alpha and set to arrive as the Galaxy A3, A5, and A7. Sure enough, back at the end of October we saw Samsung introduce the A3 and A5 – but not the A7. And in the months that followed, the A7 continued to remain elusive. That all changed this week, and Samsung finally made the A7 official. But now it looks like the manufacturer got one of its own details wrong, as it quietly updates its A7 materials to reflect some higher-end specs. The detail at question is ...

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    After hearing lots or reports, rumors, and even leaks in the past, for the longest time, the Samsung Z1 announced today is indeed the company's first Tizen phone. Back in December we knew to expect it this month, but with no exact release date; however, today, it becomes official. There was a lot of speculation behind the phone (and Samsung's move), with the general consensus being that Samsung is testing the waters with its own OS, Tizen, in its move to have a backup plan and/or try to reduce its dependency on Google's Android mobile platform (which it leads, by the way, in terms of ...

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    "We are aiming to get rid of unnecessary functions and simplify our UI at the level of Google's Nexus 6", allegedly said an unnamed industry source, quoted by Business Korea, and referring to Samsung's own TouchWiz user interface. This custom UI, present on Samsung's smartphones since the very early ages, is a polarising topic, with most part of the media and users alike agreeing that it is too heavy and bulk-loaded. That, and the fact that a lot of internal storage -- which could be otherwise used for documents, multimedia, games, and alike -- is being taken up by the heavy weight of ...

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    While HTC is preparing its Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the HTC One M8 and HTC One M7, its main competitor from South Korea is continuing the rollout procedure of the Samsung Galaxy S 5 Lollipop update. S5 users in Spain, Poland, Russia and Malaysia are already enjoying the latest dessert treat from Google, and now it's time for those in the UK to join the party. The build you should expect to receive is LRX21T, and it looks like it is based on Android 5.0, instead of the latest Android 5.0.2 code (which would have probably delayed the roll-out process, as noted by SamMobile). ...

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    Last week, while neck-deep in CES action, we caught wind of a little rumor about what to expect from the next big industry event we'll be attending, hearing about Samsung's plans for a new round-screened smartwatch in the vein of the Moto 360 ready to break cover at MWC. And of course we've been wondering about what the conference could mean for Samsung's Galaxy S6 launch, and whether the flagship (or flagships?) would be debuting collinearly with the expo, or if Samsung would save that spotlight for a wholly distinct launch event. To hear the latest rumors, that new smartwatch will sure ...

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    Despite reports that the rumored Samsung Galaxy A7 would be officially introduced on January 14 (thus missing the CES 2015 buzz, probably on purpose), the South Korean company has displayed the phone at its Galaxy A-series launch last week in Malaysia. The January 14 rumors wasn't spot on, but is wasn't completely off either (just two days), as the Samsung Galaxy A7 announced today is as official as it can get. "Premium hardware for a superior social experience" is how Samsung describes the A7, which features a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen with HD (that's 720p, 1280x720) resolution ...

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    It's been a while since we last had the chance of holding (testing, using, etc.) a Samsung-made Windows Phone. The South Korean manufacturer is comfortably leading the pack when it comes to smartphones powered by Google's mobile operating system, Android, but, according to recent reports, Samsung might be considering a comeback in the Windows Phone game. According to the Korea Times' unnamed sources, we can expect to see some Samsung Windows Phone 8.1 devices soon; these phone would allegedly be mid-rangers or lower-end devices being aimed at the cheaper, low-cost segment. The publication ...

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    If the only interaction you've had with a stylus on a smartphone is through a generic capacitive wand, you don't know what you're missing when it comes to a device with dedicated stylus digitizer hardware. That's the type of setup Samsung uses in its Galaxy Note series, allowing these phablets and tablets to track their S Pen styluses with incredible precision, support button input on the pens themselves, and recognize varying levels of pressure. In recent models, Note devices have been able to detect input when you're not even directly touching the screen, allowing the software to perform ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy A3 and A5 have been fairly well-received among the media, but that hasn't translated into blockbuster sales for Samsung quite yet given that the phone duo has been limited to select Asian regions since the launch. Today, that expansion looks to be on Samsung's radar, as firmware for Europe-specific models has gone live on SamMobile, suggesting that a Samsung Galaxy A-series Europe debut isn't far away. The fact that firmware even exists for all the countries that it does is proof enough for us to make the assumption that this means Samsung will take the smartphone pair to ...

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    CES 2015 is technically still in progress, but with no more big launches due, plenty of eyes are already turning to MWC in early March. A whole mess of new hardware is expected for the Barcelona expo, and in particular we've been talking about smartwatches a little. LG's tipped to be bringing a new circular model to introduce – the company's second, following the G Watch R – and now we're hearing about another player who could be planning to launch a round wearable of its own, as Samsung's tipped to be working on its first smartwatch with a circular display. The key components to this ...

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    Samsung showed off the Galaxy A5 and the Galaxy A3 smartphones at CES 2015 (and maybe a prototype of the Galaxy S 6, behind closed doors), but not the Samsung Galaxy A7, which, according to some rumors, should officially see the light of day on January 14. That, however, didn't stop Samsung from putting the phone on display in a different part of the world: Malaysia. The Galaxy A-series launch in Malaysia had a special guest: the larger sibling, the Galaxy A7, which will be available in the country next month. In terms of specs, some of the rumors were quite off, as the phone packs a ...

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    CES is not always about announcing devices or showing them off at the Convention Center or at special events. As the first show of the year (which also happens to be in the US, one of the largest markets in the world), smartphone manufacturers often show off prototypes of upcoming devices to heads of carriers or retailers. Last year, there was a rumor according to which the Galaxy S 5 (announced later, at MWC), was shown off at CES behind closed doors, and, similarly, this year, there's a report claiming that Samsung has shown off prototypes of the Galaxy S 6 to select few, behind closed ...

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    We were hoping that Samsung would use the CES stage in Las Vegas to unveil something grand in mobile, be it a tablet or a new smartphone, but we were left waiting out in the cold with no new announcements. That doesn't mean that Samsung's booth at CES was empty as far as phones go, however – the company took the opportunity to highlight two of its recent smartphone unveils, one of them being this one. So here's our Samsung Galaxy A5 hands-on video straight from the show floor in sunny Nevada. Now, this isn't quite a flagship smartphone – so don't expect it to facilitate any ...

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    Samsung didn't have any new mobile products to show off at CES this year unfortunately, but in its booth it was showing off some recently-announced products we hadn't had a chance to go hands-on with as of yet. One of these is the Samsung Galaxy A3, an entry-level Android phone targeted at the growing and competitive Asian markets. We decided to take to take the opportunity to put together a Samsung Galaxy A3 hands-on video, and it's available below. The phone most definitely isn't the best device out there – just one look at the spec sheet can confirm that if you have any doubts – but ...

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    When you think of LG phablets, what comes to mind? The G3 Stylus? Maybe, but that guy comes up a little short on the hardware scale. Maybe a G-Pro-series model? In the past, sure, but the latest word has suggested LG could be discontinuing the line. Hell, what about the G3 itself? At 5.5 inches, it's pushing up there. A year ago, we might have included the G Flex on that list, with its attractive design and big six-inch screen, but this year brings us a new G Flex that, while landing with the power of a modern flagship, dials-back its screen size to match the G3's 5.5 inches (though ...

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    Did you check out Samsung's CES announcements yesterday? We sure did, and that meant listening to plenty of talk about televisions, refrigerators, and washing machines, while leaving us high and dry when it came to new mobile hardware. Would we really be waiting until MWC before getting a look at Samsung's early 2015 lineup? Well, CES may sure feel like the nexus of the smartphone world right now, but it was at an event in India where Samsung just went official with a couple models we've been tracking for a while now, launching the Galaxy E5 and Galaxy E7. Evidence pointing to the ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S6 should make an appearance about a month or two from now, either at the Mobile World Congress, or at a special event (we can't really be sure, as Samsung turned away from the show, and then returned), but the rumor mill is already in motion, with reports and leaks trying to anticipate what the next Samsung flagship will be like. We're expecting something different (but this is nothing new, as we've been expecting a different Galaxy S for years now), and we might just get it this year, with a metal Samsung Galaxy S6. After the manufacturer experimented with metal on ...

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    The International CES begins in just a few days, with major press conferences lined up for January 5. That means the world is gearing up for one of the biggest tech conventions of the year: a great tech-filled beginning to 2015. Because CES encompasses not just mobile tech but the tech world as a whole, it's easy to get lost in the torrent of information that comes from the show. To try to help consolidate all you might have been hearing, we've rounded up the biggest and most relevant mobile rumors all in one place, ordered by manufacturer. Without further ado, here's our CES 2015 rumor ...

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    We've heard a ton of rumors regarding Samsung's "Project Zero." We know the Korean giant is planning to build the Galaxy S6 from scratch, and in that manner, we've heard a ton of rumors regarding different variants, and even some Galaxy Note Edge-like design changes. Some of these rumors even claim that we should expect the device to launch in early 2015, and today we get a new heads up from a very credible source. A couple of threads on Reddit have been populated with some Galaxy S6 rumors, and these come from the same source that the Samsung Lollipop update plans, which have actually ...

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    As usual, at the end of every year, we’re looking back at what happened over the course of twelve exciting months — that got us a lot of extraordinary products and services. We not only do this because it’s fun and important to recap some crucial events, but also because we usually also look at the future, trying to anticipate what the next year will bring us; and, in order to realistically try to predict things from the future, we need to know what happened in the past. So far, we looked at what we think were the best and worst apps of 2014, as well as the biggest disappointments ...

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    Most of us are still trying to understand Samsung's purpose of the Alpha lineup. While we do recognize that the build quality in devices like the Galaxy Alpha is top notch, it's clear that the market isn't really happy with the amount of limitations in an Alpha smartphone. That said, Samsung's plans for more Alphas continues, and today you can get your hands on a couple. The Samsung Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 are now available in the US, though not in the conventional route. Samsung hasn't really launched these devices on any US carrier yet, but you can purchase these devices unlocked through ...

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    Who would've thought that increasing the size of the iPhone would amount to so much in 2014? Apple broke all of its sales records during the first few days since the launch of the iPhone 6, and these numbers also broke records in the company's bottom line. If you're wondering how well Apple did this holiday season, the answer is still a shocker. Flurry conducted some very interesting analytics this holiday season, and this consisted in measuring the worldwide mobile device activations during December 19 to the 25th. These are the most common dates when people could've opened gifts for ...

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    There are a lot of ways we can look at which companies are the most successful in the smartphone game. Who's selling the most phones? Who's making the most profit off phone sales? Who's got the most loyal customers? Each may tell a slightly different story, and only by thinking about all of them do we really get an over-arching picture of the market. Today we're checking out what could be the start of a significant shake-up, as Samsung slides past Apple in terms of customer satisfaction. What we're looking at is data on the preferences of US shoppers as compiled by the American Customer ...

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    Sometimes it seems that Android OEMs would like little more than for you to abandon the Spotifies, Play Stores, and Dropboxes of the world and commit to their own services and media offerings, instead. Companies like Samsung have long tried to steer users in such directions, and earlier this year we saw the start of the latest incarnation of this trend arrive, as Samsung launched its Milk Music. That was followed by Milk Video in the fall, and now it's time for the next chapter in the Milk story to get underway, as Gear VR users get access to the new Milk VR. Milk VR may have a big ...

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