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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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    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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    Ounce-for-ounce, smartwatches offer some of the highest performance-to-size ratios of any mobile electronics. They may not seem like technical powerhouses just yet, as developers still struggle to tap into their full potential, but the silicon's there: just look at the Snapdragon 400 SoCs in many current-gen Android Wear models. That might make for a mid-range phone experience, but when you're only dealing with a tiny smartwatch screen, you've got performance to spare. Now a new rumor suggests that some upcoming smartwatches could be looking to seriously step up their SoC game, hooking ...

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    Two weeks ago, a couple of the highest-profile smartphone brands around welcome the latest iterations of their flagship lineups, as HTC and Samsung launched the One M9 and Galaxy S6, respectively (with Samsung doing double duty and also bringing along the S6 Edge). And as fantastic as it was to finally put all the rumors behind and see these handsets go official, we know that a lot of you just won't be satisfied until you actually have the phones in your hands. So when can you expect that to happen? If you're in the US, carriers have certainly confirmed their intentions to sell these ...

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    Samsung's been showing off curved displays at trade shows for years. The Galaxy Round launched seventeen months ago. The Galaxy Note Edge followed last summer. And now we have the Galaxy S6 Edge. With all this experience under its belt, you might think Samsung and its manufacturing partners had this whole curved-screen thing pretty well figured out by now. However, a new report highlights possible problems, and claims that issues in fabricating the curved glass that protects the GS6 Edge's display is causing Samsung to seek out new suppliers. Reportedly, yield for these curved glass panels ...

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    Updated with high-quality audio cut below. Enjoy! Getting back on the horse. Getting back into the groove. Getting the warp core back on-line. However you phrase it, getting back on-track is exactly what we're doing on this week's podcast, settling back into the studio chairs after over a week in Barcelona handling the hottest mobile technology (and podcasting from unconventional venues). On this week's episode, we're paid a special visit by someone we've heard from before – but he's fresh from his very first Apple experience and full of not only Apple Watch knowledge ... but new ...

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    Samsung and Marvel are pretty close these days. Back at CES Samsung showed off some very futuristic handset and wearable designs it cooked up for use in the upcoming new Avengers film, and right around the same time we saw Samsung debut its Penvatar software for Note devices, featuring a bunch of little Avengers-themed icons. But could the biggest Samsung/Marvel collaboration still be in the works? We're wondering that today as we check out some very attractive speculative renders of Avengers-themed Galaxy S6 Edge phones. Now keep in mind: none of these are official pics. The designer ...

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    Gold Platinum, White Pearl, Blue Topaz (for the S6)/Green Emerald (for the S6 Edge), and Black Sapphire were the official colors announced for the brand new Samsung Galaxy S6. If you somehow managed to miss all of our coverage regarding Samsung's latest and greatest, you should go check it out, as we're very excited about this particular generation of Galaxy S-phones. Samsung has been known for adding different color variants later down the road, and this by itself is not major news. However, Samsung's UK page lists a fifth color, a brown variant (copper, bronze, you name it), which might ...

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    For the last two generations of its Galaxy S line of smartphones, Samsung has additionally launched an Active variant with a particularly sturdy shell capable of taking hits and dealing with water damage. Given the precedent, it only seems natural that the South Korean company do the same for its brand new flagship, the Galaxy S6. And if SamMobile's inside sources are to be believed, that's exactly the smartphone in development. Here are the latest Samsung Galaxy S6 Active rumors. Supposedly, the S6 Active will bear the SM-G890A model number, at least for the likely-to-be-first AT&T ...

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    The Nexus 6 Android 5.1 Lollipop update wasn't the only bit of information that Sprint shared today. Those of you rocking the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on Sprint's network should prepare to finally receive their Android 5.0 Lollipop refresh, according to the carrier. The official wording says that the update is rolling out to customers now, but it might take a little until it reaches your phone. However, that's not an excuse for not checking for its existence manually. As far as the update is concerned, you should expect Lollipop in its full glory (plus TouchWiz), which means Material Design, ...

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    After making a great appearance at the Mobile World Congress, with its eye-catching Galaxy S6, and S6 Edge smartphones, Samsung will head over to Germany, for the upcoming CeBIT, where the South Koreans will show off the follow-up to last year's super ruggedized Galaxy Xcover 2. Being a ruggedized phone, the new Galaxy Xcover 3 is built to adhere to Military Standard 810G (MIL-STD-810G, more here) which basically allows the phone to survive all sorts of abuses from both the user, and weather conditions, being water and dustproof in addition to taking falls and hits like a champ. In ...

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    Mobile World Congress 2015: an iterative flagship smartphone and a reimagined one. A handheld intelligent object and a new midranger from a very old brand. And enough wearable releases to completely cover your forearms in technology. But mainly ... we just talk about the Vive. That’s right: against all odds, a room full of former virtual reality skeptics is rendered screamy-excited by a demo of HTC’s new VR headset – and one longtime MWC veteran even goes on the record to say that the HTC Vive is the most exciting product he’s ever seen at the show. We’ll talk about that, plus ...

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    When a new flagship smartphone from a major manufacturer finally makes its official debut after months and months of waiting, we want that handset to be perfect – or at least, we'd like to believe it's perfect, if only to justify all that time we spent pining away. So when it does arrive, and we're still basking in the afterglow of a big launch event, hearing about unexpected problems with the phone can feel almost like a punch to the gut: no, not my dream phone! Well, Samsung only just introduced the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge and now we're already hearing about a potential issue. Is ...

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    We know that global availability of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge begins on April 10; Samsung made that much very clear at its announcement. And no sooner did the phones go official than carriers were quick to chime-in with their own plans to sell the models. However, the carriers themselves weren't being too forthright with dates – we heard plenty of “April” and “spring,” but an almost suspicious lack of “yes, we'll have the GS6 on April 10.” Would we end up seeing some lag behind international sales by days, if not weeks? We still don't quite have the full picture, but ...

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    Changes are shifting in the smartphone market. Once-dominant players have fallen to the wayside, and even seemingly unstoppable juggernauts are seeing their market share chipped-away at by budget-minded newcomers able to deliver shoppers more value for their money. Even the software landscape is changing, as alternate platforms rise in prominence and custom ROMs evolve from hobbyist pursuits to put on new cloaks of legitimacy. Cyanogen CEO Kirt McMaster recently talked with Business Insider about some of these changes, and as far as he's concerned, companies like Samsung should be worried ...

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    Earlier this week we took a look at the GSM Association's picks for the best mobile hardware of the year: the iPhone 6, LG G3, Surface Pro 3, and Moto 360 emerged as the big winners. But while the GSMA announces its winners every MWC, it's a little unsatisfying to be handing out awards to all this old hardware at an event that's so very focused on introducing us to brand-new stuff. Luckily for those of us who like to live out on the cutting edge, we won't be waiting another year to learn which of this year's MWC offerings is going to come out on top, as with the expo winding down, the GSMA ...

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    Have the big flagship launches of MWC 2015 convinced you it's time to get a new smartphone? Oh, who are we kidding? With devices as desirable as the HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6, you probably didn't need too much convincing, anyway. But as you start wondering about whether or not you should pick one of these guys up when sales open in the near future, what are you thinking in terms of pricing? Neither manufacturer has yet shared any official pricing data, and while many smartphone shoppers in the US are still going the carrier subsidized route, a growing number of shoppers are ...

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    You could win one of the hottest Android tablets to ever hit store shelves with The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Giveaway, proudly presented by the Pocketnow Deals Store. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S is simply a cut above other Android tablets and offers next-level features. It has a lightning fast 1.9 GHz quad core processor and a huge 3GB of RAM to handle all of your apps and operations. The OLED display is crystal clear and offers a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels, plus it has an 8MP rear facing camera as well as a 1080p video camera. Best of all, this Samsung tablet is light as a feather at ...

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    Just a couple days into its run, and Mobile World Congress 2015 is already starting to slow down - way down.  That's largely a consequence of so many manufacturers jockeying to get their big announcements out first, leading to a pre-MWC Sunday that was positively stuffed to the brim with new hardware. Ever since, the flow of new phones, tablets, and wearables has been slowing down, though we still got a pretty impressive showing yesterday. Today's offerings have been a bit harder to come by, but we still got to see some good stuff. Let's take a look back on what you might have missed. ...

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    Why have you been following the launches at MWC 2015? Are you interested in seeing it all like we are, or are you here for the big flagship debuts? Either way, this year's show offers few reasons to be disappointed. If your interests lie with those flagships, you've no doubt been paying a lot of attention to the HTC One M9 and the Samsung Galaxy S6. Now we're focusing on just these two models in our latest MWC 2015 video hands-on. If you've already watched our day with the One M9 and hands-on with the Galaxy S6, you're off to a good start, but this time we're less interested in what these ...

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    BlackBerry came to MWC this year ready to announce its latest BlackBerry 10 smartphone, the Leap, and we've already had the chance to go hands-on with the new hardware. And while the Leap made its formal debut, it wasn't the only hardware BlackBerry brought along to Barcelona, and at its press event this morning the company also offered a sneak peek of a new spin on an aging form factor, showing off an upcoming QWERTY slider model. The BlackBerry lineup is no stranger to portrait-orientation QWERTY sliders, but so far we haven't seen any such models emerge as new BlackBerry 10 devices. At ...

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