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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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    Samsung's last few quarters haven't painted a pretty picture for investors. The company has failed to wow the world with devices like the Galaxy S5, barely reaching 60% of its sales goals, and placing even the company's CEO of Mobile in the short list for a pink slip. We recently learned that J.K. Shin will keep his job after all, but that doesn't mean that there won't be a corporate shakeup. The news are that Samsung is already sending out pink slips to numerous executives in lower positions, though by lower, we're talking directly bellow J.K. Shin. The report claims that vice presidents, ...

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    Back in October, before even Nexus phones had Android 5.0 updates available, we heard rumors about Samsung's update timetable for its flagship models. Among the details mentioned there was the idea that the Galaxy S5's Lollipop release could be ready sometime in December. More recently, we've seen an Android 5.0 GS5 ROM leak, but still no official distribution. Well, we're only a few days into December at this point, and now it looks like those earlier rumors are already coming true, as Samsung's spotted releasing its GS5 Lollipop update in select markets. News of this update comes to us ...

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    Though Samsung hasn't chosen to go official with its newest smartphone quite yet, as we often do we've received a helping hand in piecing together information from a regulatory agency's helping hand, this time China's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (TENAA). Today's Samsung Galaxy A7 leak spills the beans on many of the phone's features, including the fact that this will be the Korean OEM's thinnest phone to date. Let's have a look. Let's talk design language to start off. The look of the phone resembles Samsung's whole Alpha, or A-series, lineup. There's generous use of ...

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    Samsung's Gear S is a very interesting smartwatch – there's little denying that much. From its curved screen to its integrated 3G radio, it clearly stands apart from the vast majority of its smartwatch competition. In a new blog post published today, Samsung attempts to remind us just how unique the Gear S is, talking about the decisions that led to its design. And while all that's very interesting, it also reveals a bit of tunnel vision wherein Samsung can't seem to see past its own product lines. Let's touch on those design choices first, because there really is some neat stuff here. ...

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    Samsung hasn't necessarily won much love lately with its speed at adopting new versions of Android. The company was last to serve KitKat to some of its flagships this year, and even then, the company chose not to upgrade its TouchWiz UI to resemble the newer Galaxy smartphones. Today things change a little as we find that LG is already serving Lollipop to some, so it's only logical that its worse rival does something about it. We've seen leaks of the Android 5.0 Lollipop running on the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5 already, and we also know details of the platform running on the Galaxy Note 3. ...

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    It's harder than ever to compete in the mobile system-on-a-chip space these days, if for no other reason than the presence of juggernauts like Qualcomm with both such a variety of SoC designs, as well as a pipeline that seems to constantly be delivering newly improved chips, that there barely seems to be an opening for any serious competition. Nonetheless, opponents have persisted with their efforts, especially when it comes to device makers themselves with their own custom SoC layouts. Samsung's found itself at the forefront of that struggle, with its Exynos-series components powering (at ...

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    It's not often we hear of updates for 2013 phones these days, with 2015 (and with it, CES) just a month away at this point. That also means that when these updates do come around, they're bound to be important, and for some people this Verizon Galaxy S4 OTA update will be very well received. So what's this update about? Well, according to Verizon, it's to fix an "intermittent power cycle issue". That's fancy talk for "the phone kept crashing, so we decided that we had to update it before we got more angry phone calls." Additionally, a VPN connectivity issue has been squashed. All in all, a ...

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    In many ways, smartphones give us more control over our lives than ever before, instantly connecting us to information that lets us make informed decisions, makes sure we have the latest news, and keeps us in touch with anyone not living in the stone age. And while that's all true most of the time, there's a sinister side that has us giving up some of the control over the software that runs on our phones themselves, and all too often we find carriers behind these manipulations. You may know it simply as “bloat,” the software that you never asked for, that nonetheless finds itself ...

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    Last month saw the arrival of some of the first substantial rumors to start talking about Samsung's intentions for its next Android flagship: Project Zero, aka the Galaxy S6. We heard about some top-tier specs, like a quad HD display and a Snapdragon 810 SoC. And shortly thereafter, new rumors suggested that we might see the return of the sort of wrap-around screen featured on the Galaxy Note Edge. But would this Project Zero be a curved-screen-only model? Or would there be a pair of devices, like the Note 4 and Note Edge? A new report makes just such a claim, as well as doubles-down on ...

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    Samsung hasn't really been celebrating these last couple of quarters when it comes to mobile sales. We've seen a significant slump in the company's leadership over the mobile market, and we've also seen that the company isn't really succeeding in its flagship smartphone lineup as well. We heard a few days ago that Samsung was planning to shake things up in its executive leadership, but it seems that Mobile was given a second chance. News are that Samsung has decided to retain J.K. Shin as the company's leader of its mobile division, and in that same fashion, B.K. Yoon remains the leader of ...

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    A few months back we first started hearing about Samsung's Galaxy A-series of smartphones, models that would build off the design of the Galaxy Alpha while offering some new hardware configurations. It looked like we'd see three such handsets arrive, the Galaxy A3, A5, and A7, but when Samsung finally got around to launching them right at the end of October, only the A3 and the A5 made the docket. Where was the A7? We've still yet to get official word on the phone's fate, but it sure looks like Samsung's moving forward with the model, as this week its certification paperwork surfaces at ...

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    Samsung's selling a boatload of smartphones – that much, nobody's debating – but is it selling as many as it could be? Or better yet, as many as it should be, given its resources and brand history? The numbers suggest “maybe not,” and that Samsung needs some new strategies if it wants to stay competitive in a market where resting on your laurels isn't an option. Earlier this week we looked at rumors that Samsung's response to this slump could include some major staffing shake-ups at the management level, maybe even bringing down co-CEO J.K. Shin. Now, a new report attempts to offer ...

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    Yes, you read the headline correctly! Although the Nexus 9 is the Google-branded tablet that was recently announced and is currently available in the Play Store, it's got us scratching our heads. Android 5.0 Lollipop is great, no question, and having the (arguably) first 64-bit Android-powered device certainly sets your status well above those of us mere mortals that are stuck in the archaic days of 32-bit processors (queue the Apple fanboys touting the fact that "their" platform has had 64-bit for a "long long time"). We've taken the Nexus 9 head to head against the iPad Air 2 and even ...

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    Samsung's Gear VR for the Galaxy Note 4 is nearly here, with US sales set to begin as we move into December. For Note 4 owners interested in picking up the accessory, a whole new world of virtual experiences awaits them, but what about the rest of us? Will Samsung ever have another VR product that's maybe not so closely tied to an already expensive phablet? That could well be a possibility, as Oculus VR's co-founder talks a little about what's next for the company's collaboration with Samsung. Oculus VR may be best known for its Oculus headset (which is rapidly approaching a commercial ...

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    It's that time of year again: bargain-hunters bundle up for a long night out in the cold, armed with a vacuum flask full of coffee and a checklist of the stores they'll be hitting. Retail employees let out a resigned sigh as they prepare to begin a single shift that starts somewhere around Wednesday afternoon and lasts through Saturday morning. And if you're anything like us, you're staying warm at home, probably watching way too much Netflix, and hoping to snag a few good deals online. That's right – it's Black Friday time. What used to be a single day of retail hedonism has mutated ...

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