Posts tagged with: Samsung

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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    Back when HDTV really took off a decade ago, displays everywhere started transitioning from the 4:3 aspect ratios with which we'd been familiar to much more widescreen ratios like 16:9, 16:10, or even those more extremely stretched. That may have made a degree of sense for entertainment hardware on which media consumption was the primary use-case, but what about general purpose computing devices like smartphones and tablets? While widescreen is still the standard, certain manufacturers have been pushing back against the grain, and especially on the tablet side of things, we've seen many ...

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    On the surface, the Samsung Z1 isn't a very compelling phone for most of us. It's only got ¾ GB RAM (768 MB), a dual-core 1.2 GHz Processor, and a 1500 mAh battery.  I doesn't stop there, either. With 4GB storage, and a 4-inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 800, you're not going to see the Z1 competing with anything even approaching a "flagship". That's okay for it's target: emerging markets. After all, it runs the lightweight Tizen OS - not Android. What if it did run Android? What if the Samsung Z1 were an Android One phone? Android One Android One is a relatively new program ...

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    Samsung isn't one to shy away from making a variety of phones, and the latest looks to be one that's ready to greet our friends in Russia. The Samsung J1 price tag has popped up on a Russian site alongside what looks to be a tentative photo. The photo is obviously a placeholder (if you really want to see it, have a look through the source link), but the price tag looks accurate enough. The J1 is expected to sell for RUR 10,990, which translates to about US$170. Russian prices aren't exactly the best to accurately gauge international pricing, though, so be wary. As expected because of the ...

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    While more and more Samsung Galaxy S 5 owners are using Android 5.0 Lollipop on their phones, most of those rocking the 2013 Galaxy S 4 are still waiting for an official update to Google's latest and greatest. Sure, we've seen a leaked Samsung Galaxy S 4 Lollipop update shown on video last year, and the Google Play Edition phone already has it, but as far as the majority is concerned, it's still a waiting game. An Android 5.0.1-based Samsung Galaxy S 4 Lollipop update has been leaked, and it looks to be the real deal. It comes with TouchWiz and everything you love (or loathe) about ...

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    What happens when you join two companies that aren't really going through their best times? Well, it's hard to compare Samsung to BlackBerry, as Samsung is simply not reaching its goals, while BlackBerry is in dire need to re-invent itself one more time. We've been hearing reports of Samsung wanting to acquire BlackBerry, but those rumors end today. Samsung's J.K. Shin just came on record to confirm that there is no intent to acquire BlackBerry. Instead, Samsung's mobile lead has stated that the company wants to work with BlackBerry and develop the existing partnership. If you remember, ...

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    Are we finally starting to close in on Samsung's true intentions for the Galaxy S6, or just finding ourselves more misled as new rumors arrive to muddy the issue? Some of the recent talk about Samsung's plans for its Galaxy S6 has started to really divulge from earlier descriptions of the hardware, raising the possibility that the phone might not use metal to the extend we once thought, and could instead feature a largely glass exterior. But not everything we've heard about what Samsung's up to has been crumbling in the face of new rumors, and now we're looking at one item that revisits an ...

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    Having just finished talking about the latest rumors to address Samsung's smartwatch plans for MWC 2015, it's only fitting that we now turn our attention to the other major launch we're looking forward to from the manufacturer. So far, one of the primary components of Galaxy S6 rumors has been the idea of Samsung finally moving to a predominantly metal design, and a number of leaks have attempted to provide evidence for that theory. We may want to start reconsidering just what we saw in all those, as the latest GS6 rumor now asserts that Samsung will keep its metal bodies as the tell-tale ...

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    With the end of January now in sight, February looming close over the horizon, and MWC just beyond that, it's an exciting time to be talking about upcoming Samsung hardware. For that trade show getting underway in just a few weeks, expectations are high for Samsung to deliver not just a Galaxy S6, but maybe also a Galaxy S6 Edge and a companion smartwatch. Rumors about that wearable have started getting quite detailed in recent days, discussing not just a circular screen, but also a twisting bezel ring control for interacting with the smartwatch's UI. Today we hear about the latest attempt ...

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    It's happening: the big late-Q1 smartphone launch season is within sight. HTC's invite for its big MWC event is out, and it may just foretell the arrival of the One M9. And while we don't yet have a date for Samsung's event, expectations are high that we'll be seeing that manufacturer introduce its Galaxy S6. Overnight, we checked out some of the latest GS6 info to become available, seeming to confirm rumors of the phone getting a quad HD display and a 64-bit SoC. Now a new rumor is turning its attention to a different bit of the GS6's anatomy, talking about some changes Samsung may be ...

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    With CES 2015 in the rear-view mirror and Mobile World Congress in February fast approaching, one big thing on our mind is flagships. We're expecting HTC and Samsung to come to the table with their best in the next few weeks and months, and the latter's device seems to be leaking at a pretty steady rate as a true contender in the 2015 smartphone wars. An apparent Samsung Galaxy S6 UAProf (user agent profile) is affirming this thought for us with some sweet-sounding specifications. The phone in question identifies itself as the Samsung SM-G920A, which is expected to be AT&T's regional ...

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    Samsung may not have brought any new smartwatches to CES this year, but word is that the company's been putting something together with the aim of introducing it during MWC in early March. Unlike Samsung's prior wearables, this new one has been rumored to be a round-screened model, in the vein of the Moto 360 or LG G Watch R. We've heard that this could be another Tizen model for the manufacturer, but beyond that, there haven't been many specifics mentioned about Samsung's intentions for this purportedly model codenamed Orbis. This week we start to get into details, as a new rumor ...

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    Samsung's tablets have evolved a lot, with the manufacturer continuously improving its offering (not at the pace of its smartphones, though); however, the South Korean manufacturer didn't release anything new for quite some time, but that doesn't mean that the manufacturer isn't hard at work on its 2015 Samsung tablet line-up. According to a recent report, the 2015 Samsung tablet line-up will contain at least four new slates, which will be part of the Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note family of products. The report also mentions some model numbers, with their respective monikers: Galaxy Tab ...

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    Samsung is reportedly interested in a BlackBerry acquisition -- the details of the alleged offer, as well as BlackBerry's press release which refutes the rumor, leaving however, a tiny door open just in case ca be found here -- and now the South Korean phone-maker is, again, in the headlines, this time, with regards to its next flagship, the Galaxy S 6. Samsung might ditch Qualcomm for the 2015 Galaxy S -- the sixth in the company's history -- according to a recent report. According to "rumors from the industry", Samsung might opt to equip the Galaxy S 6 with its own Exynos chips, dumping ...

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    Back in the second half of 2013, months after the introduction of the the first BlackBerry 10 smartphones, BlackBerry the company wasn't looking too hot. BB10 was failing to really take off the way the manufacturer might have hoped, and rumors circled around the idea of a big corporate buyout to put the company under new ownership. Ultimately that failed to happen, and instead we got a new CEO and a renewed commitment to developing new smartphones. And while BlackBerry's continued on, it just can't shake this characterization that's followed it of a beleaguered company on the verge of ...

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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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