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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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    Of all the companies making mobile devices, whose customers are the most loyal? Microsoft may not sell a boatload of phones compared to other players, but are Lumia converts fiercely loyal? Do Apple fans return for iPhone after iPhone? This evening we find ourselves taking a look at some survey data that attempts to identify the electronics manufacturers with the most loyal fans, and those with the highest customer service rankings. And depending on your expectations going in, there might be some data here that could be quite surprising. For starters, how about Samsung leading in terms of ...

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    Samsung isn't necessarily having the best time when it comes to its Galaxy S6 launch, but then again, we know this isn't the only company that deals with these kinds of fake publicity problems. Our experience with the Galaxy S6 didn't start off right, but that doesn't mean that the company didn't do something about it to fix the issues. You'd think that the "bendgate" rumors were the only click-bait issue Samsung was dealing with so far, but reality is the complete opposite. Last week, a Chinese media outlet published a story that gained substantial popularity over the weekend. The outlet ...

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    A few years ago, the question "will it blend" was worth a couple of laughs, but today the question "will it bend" is something users take seriously. #Bendgate became a very popular issue for devices like the iPhone 6 Plus on the web, having "bend test" videos go viral, and with defenders claiming that the force applied to the tested devices was exaggerated. Samsung was recently a victim of these same claims with its new line of flagships, but this time, Sammy decided to do something about it. SquareTrade made some significant headlines last week after posting a YouTube video with its ...

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    Update: Sorry for the delay, folks. We had to republish the video due to a last-minute edit. It's up now; enjoy! In 2015, the iOS-vs-Android debate boils down to one hardcore hardware comparison: Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6. After years of alternating iterative improvements on their product lines (and trading legal blows in the courtroom), Samsung and Apple finally bring their best to the world's retail shelves – and the resulting techno-dilemma is set to stymie smartphone superfans the world over. At first glance, Apple's reigning flagship might seem somewhat "senior" for this ...

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    The two hot new Android flagship phones out right now are the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9. We've already done some other comparisons between the two flagships, but one of the biggest differentiating factors among smartphones these days is their camera quality. So that's what we're going to take a closer look at here. Both Samsung and HTC have updated the cameras on their latest flagship smartphones and they've got some key differences. The HTC One M9 has a 20 megapixel sensor with an f2.2 aperture while the Samsung Galaxy S6 has a 16 megapixel sensor with an f1.9 aperture. The ...

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    Samsung Galaxy Note 4 owners on Verizon have been a patient bunch. The first Android Lollipop updates for the Note 4 descended a couple months ago, and even carrier-branded editions in the US saw their Lollipop updates arriving last month: Sprint saw its going out over three weeks ago, and AT&T's made its presence felt early last week. But over at Verizon, silence. That's finally changing, as the carrier gets April started with an overdue taste of Lollipop for the Galaxy Note 4. Don't let the “4-4-2” in the filename for the update's release notes (source link below) fool you: this ...

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    Taking home a new phone for the first time can be a fantastic feeling. You have the anticipation of unboxing, the moment of that first power-on, and that satisfying “zip” of pulling off the screen protector. And while the phone will almost certainly one day pick up some dings and scuffs, for those first few moments, it really does seem percent. Or at least, it's supposed to. That's why some of the first shoppers to get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge are so upset, reporting that their new smartphones are arriving with screens covered in tiny scratches. The nature of these ...

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    For years, the biggest battle in the Android smartphone world has boiled down to three words: HTC vs Samsung. And 2015 is no different. But the results of this year's comparison ("Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9," if you wanna get all SEO about it) are very different indeed. While we still resist the urge to boil down a smartphone face-off into clearly defined "winner" and "loser," we remain obligated to call out trends where we see them. And this year, instead of siding with the underdog HTC, the winds of favor are blowing strongly in Samsung's direction. That's due to a combination ...

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    Today of all days, it can prove frustratingly difficult to get your news; no sooner do you see that “Half-Life 3 finally coming out” headline than you realize it's an April Fools' Day prank. Some of those goof are obvious, while others prove just believable enough to hook you for a few brief moment before doubt gets the better of you. While we're sure we'll be fooled by a few today, we've got one story to share with you that almost sounds like a fake one on first glance, but sure appears to be true. Samsung's in the process of welcoming the Galaxy S6 to markets around the world, with ...

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    Time is running out! There’s only one day left to win one of the most advanced Android tablets of all time with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Giveaway, proudly presented by Pocketnow Deals. The giveaway ends at 11:59pm PT tomorrow, so enter now for your chance to win. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S delivers on the promise of evolutionary advancement with a lightning-fast 1.9 GHz quad core processor and a huge 3GB of RAM to handle all of your apps and operations. Need extra storage options? Expand your capacity with a microSD card. Your info is secure with advanced fingerprint-reader technology, ...

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    It's just about that time of year again, when otherwise quite respectable companies try and pull one over on us with news of all sorts of fake products and services. April Fools' Day may not technically fall until tomorrow, but we're already starting to see some of the first of its pranks arrive, and Samsung's getting us going with its announcement of the Galaxy Blade Edge smartknife. It slices, it dices, it makes thousands of... apps? Capitalizing on the Edge brand it introduced for its wrap-around displays, Samsung's dreamed up a cleaver married to a smartphone screen, packed into a ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    Update: Whew! The HQ audio podcast has been uploaded and distributed. You can either find your podcast landing pad or grab the original file through our Direct Download below! Late-night podcasts don't always have to be about naughty things. Sometimes, to paraphrase Bill Watterson, "the days are just packed," and the only time you've got for a podcast is 6:30 in the evening in between the crushing workload of two flagship smartphone reviews. But if you're lucky, when that happens you've got friends at other sites to help bail you out. Florence Ion is that friend on this special ...

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    Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge pre-orders are hitting the US tomorrow, and carriers are lining up to start taking their shot at selling you Samsung's hot new flagships. With the design of this year's models, Samsung's gone all out to present these phones as premium products, doing away with plastics in favor of a metal frame. Between the materials going in to making up the phone's body, the detailed quad HD display, and the powerful silicon within, it's understandable that the GS6 and GS6 Edge will find themselves selling for a pretty penny, but just how much will they end up costing? As ...

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    The Galaxy S6 is nearly here: in just another two weeks, smartphone fans around the world will finally be able to start taking home Samsung's latest flagship, in either standard flat-screen or curved Edge variants. But for a phone that's about to land, we've found ourselves going without some important specifics concerning just how we'll be able to buy this guy. We've certainly heard enough rumors about pre-orders, and made some inferences from dates mentioned in certain GS6 promotional offers, but now Samsung's cutting through all the clutter and spelling out clear as day how the Galaxy ...

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    Samsung started off 2015 with a pretty sweet deal for customers picking up some new hardware: if you purchased a new Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4, or Galaxy Tab S during a specific two-week window in early January, you could score a free year of streaming Netflix service – a $108 value. While nice what it lasted, that deal's long gone by now. With the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge just about to land, Samsung's warming this Netflix deal back up, and today T-Mobile announced that new GS6 and GS6 Edge owners will get the same free year of service. To qualify you'll need to pre-order a GS6 or GS6 ...

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    Curved displays on smartphones have finally hit the mainstream. Sure, you may not have one in your pocket just yet, but between models like the LG G Flex 2, Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, or the new Galaxy S6 Edge, there are more of these options out there now than ever before, and in full commercial form, no less – no longer constrained to industry trade shows. And while that's all very cool, devices like those three are just one facet of the curved-display dream: what about phones we can outright bend? Not just a little bit either, like LG's models will put up with: we're talking full-on ...

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    Samsung's latest smartphone's like to do things in pairs: last year we saw the Galaxy Note 4 arrive alongside the Galaxy Note Edge, and just the other week the Galaxy S6 debuted arm-in-arm with the Galaxy S6 Edge. But it's not just product launches that have Samsung phones following the buddy system, as Samsung users on AT&T are learning today. Just a few hours back we heard about the arrival of Samsung's Lollipop update for the Galaxy Note 4 on AT&T, and now the same is happening for the phablet's predecessor, as the AT&T Galaxy Note 3 scores a Lollipop update of its own. This ...

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    The first build of Android 5.0 Lollipop may be months-old at this point, but that has not by any means translated to every phone receiving updates to the latest build of the software quite yet. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop build could be getting updated for AT&T-branded units; here are the supposed changes. This new version of Android 5.0 would bring with it the removal of the widely-criticized "Interruptions" mode (it had previously on earlier builds replaced the "Mute" mode). In addition to the update to Lollipop itself – which will certainly bring improvements such as the ...

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    Pre-loaded apps can be a bit like the branded license plate holder a dealer puts on a new car: they're not really harming anything, but a serious user will likely remove them (or at least try to) first chance they get. What the companies behind them are counting on is our laziness: just as we may leave that plate holder on there and help give the dealer some free advertising, we may turn to a pre-installed app instead of going to an app store and manually searching for one. While this all sounds very dismissive of the idea, there's big business interests behind pre-loading apps on our ...

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    In the months leading up to Samsung's launch of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, we fielded dozens and dozens of rumors, covering everything from the design of these handsets, to the silicon powering them, to the software they'd run. And on that latter point we were told to expect some significant changes from TouchWiz, as Samsung pared down its custom UI to help distance itself from a reputation as a laggy, bloated add-on. One of the ways we heard Samsung could accomplish this is by changing the way pre-loaded apps were installed, no longer forcing quite so many down the user's throat. ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are nearly here, ready for you to buy. With strong consumer interest, and rumors of limited stocks for the Edge version in particular, the idea of locking-down your GS6 with a pre-order can sound like a pretty tempting one. Already, local Samsung offices, carriers, and retailers in certain markets are accepting pre-orders – that's currently the case in England, for instance. But here in the US, we've yet to see a similar situation unfold. While still not confirmed, retail sources are now claiming that we're just one more week away from our own ...

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    Flash storage is cheap, and it's only getting cheaper; these days you can pick up a 64GB microSD card for $30 or less. Yet despite availability of high-capacity memory chips, smartphones have been on the slow side to adopt higher and higher capacity flash memory – Apple only this past year came out with a 128GB iPhone option. Samsung would like to see more phones get access to huge swaths of local storage, and this week announces a new storage solution aimed at making high-capacity flash chips affordable enough to land in mid-range handsets. Samsung's 3-bit NAND-based eMMC 5.0 chips ...

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    Samsung's MWC launches may have been all about new flagship phones, but even if nothing new debuted on the tablet front, it's also been clear that the company is up to something there. Over the past few months we've checked out numerous leaks and rumors offering evidence for the development of quite a few distinct models, including some new OLED-screen tablets. We're still waiting on those, but this week Samsung is going official with plans for several other new tablets, revealing the Galaxy Tab A series and the new Galaxy Tab 3 V. The Galaxy Tab A (above) first appeared on our radar back ...

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    Samsung's round-screened Orbis smartwatch is just all over the news today. A few hours back we checked out a report that the wearable could find itself powered by the same Exynos chip Samsung's putting in the Galaxy S6, all with the aim of giving Orbis battery life that goes solidly beyond its competition. That sounds all sorts of promising, but when might we actually be able to check this guy out for ourselves? Rumors of an MWC debut clearly haven't happened, so what might be another possible ETA? Sometime in early summer? Another new Orbis rumor suggests a launch could fall even further ...

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