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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    "It’s not necessarily unattractive ... it just kind of exists." Thats how we described Samsung's Galaxy S5 in our full review back in April, lamenting the lack of aesthetic flair in a flagship ostentatiously marketed as a "glam" device. While we appreciated its durability and top-notch spec sheet, what we wanted was a product that actually felt like a $650 smartphone – and the Galaxy S5 didn't really fit the bill. Samsung's new Galaxy Alpha, launching later this month on AT&T, is a very different story indeed. With its aluminum frame, toned-down texturing and deliciously ...

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    When we've been talking about the refreshed new look for Google's mobile platform coming with the release of Android L this fall, we've largely been approaching the question from a pure Android perspective: how things on devices like the Nexus 7 or Nexus 5 will differ from previous Android versions. But there's a whole world of Android out there beyond Google's gates, with OEMs endeavoring to give their phones their own unique looks – well, to the extent that Google lets them. So what's Android L going to spell for the likes of the Senses and TouchWizzes out there? Today we get some ...

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    What does Apple and Samsung have in common? A lot, we know, but most recently, both companies are struggling with "gates". Apple's got its own #bendgate, while Samsung is trying to cope with #gapgate. However, Samsung, in its most recent social update, is showing off how the Galaxy Note 4 can take bends. The clip doesn't specifically call out Apple, and its iPhone 6 Plus problems (like previous Samsung ads heavily hinted towards the Cupertino-based company), but you get it anyways. Samsung bends a Note 4 in this video, using a three-point robot/machine that applies force to the middle of ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 is here, ready for you to go out and purchase. Well, that's true for certain smartphone shoppers, at least, if you happen to be living in the right nations. Last week we saw Samsung get an early start to Note 4 sales in Asia, bringing the phablet to South Korean carriers in advance of initial October release plans. That means that most of us are still waiting for the phone, but just how much longer do we have to go? This week, Samsung released the handy chart you see up top, breaking down Note 4 availability on a global scale. Admittedly, this isn't the best ...

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    If you saw our hands-on coverage of the Galaxy Alpha from IFA, you know that Taylor Martin and I were quite taken with the little device. Though it packs only a 4.7-inch display and none of the waterproofing or expandable specs of its bigger sibling, I was starstruck by its far superior looks. Standing on the show floor in Berlin, I found myself wishing the Galaxy Alpha would come to the US – and wondering whether I'd pick one up for myself. The latter question is still up for debate, but the former isn't. AT&T just opened preorders for an October 17th exclusive launch of the Galaxy ...

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    Yesterday morning we brought you news of an issue some new owners of the Galaxy Note 4 were taking with the construction of their phablets, pointing out the presence of a gap between the handset's front glass panel and the phone's frame. While more an aesthetic issue than anything, it was still troubling news for anyone not particularly looking forward to picking dust and grit out of those gaps. Now Samsung has spoken up about these concerns, and it doesn't seem to think there's anything to be worried about. The manufacturer insists that “the reported issue does not impact the ...

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    It really does not seem like the best time right now to be a smartphone manufacturer. We're just coming off a week of news about Apple missteps, from reports of too-easy-to-bend iPhones to a phone-crippling iOS 8 update. Now it's Samsung's turn to take some heat, and as those early sales of the Galaxy Note 4 get underway in South Korea, new owners of the phablet are reporting some manufacturing issues of their own. So what's wrong with the Note 4? Users are complaining about the presence of rather substantial gaps between the edge of the handset's front panel and the phone's frame – gaps ...

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    There's been a lot of back-and-forth concerning the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, ever since its introduction at the pre-IFA Unpacked event, where it shared the stage, and spotlight, with the brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Most of the speculation was due to Samsung's decision of not giving out too many details, and so reports surfaced regarding availability, stock/shortages, as well as price. While rumors concerning pricing for the Galaxy Note Edge mentioned crazy figures (some going as high as 1,000EUR, which is close to $1,270), we're now getting a better look at what you'll need to pay ...

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    Samsung sure seems to be taking the metal-edged look from its new Galaxy Alpha and running with it, bringing the same design to a series of additional Androids tipped to arrive as the Galaxy A3, A5, and A7. Last week we got to take a look at some leaked pics that appeared to show off the A5, as well as talking specs on both the A3 and A5 (with the A7 remaining cool and mysterious). Now the latest gossip on this bunch is out, and this time we're diving into release details. First up: pricing. All three models are rumored to fall in the middle ground between super-cheap sub-$200 handsets and ...

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    We've seen strong emphasis from Samsung on its Tizen ventures these past few years, but with the continued failure to launch a phone running the mobile OS, things aren't looking so great for the upstart operating system. Sources close to Samsung from the Wall Street Journal are reporting Samsung mobile division staff cuts – what could be a gloomy sign for this division of the company. Approximately 500 of its engineers in the mobile division are being repurposed to other parts of Samsung, including the printer and television-manufacturing sides. Samsung says the move is to "to enhance ...

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    If you watched Pocketnow's Moto X vs Galaxy S5 comparison, you'll remember that for a huge swath of the US, Samsung's Galaxy S line is the de facto iPhone alternative. If you're not buying Apple, odds are you're shopping for The Next Big Thing (despite the fact that there's a whole other platform out there, but I digress). Given this iPhone vs Galaxy mindset, it seemed prudent to put the best of Apple up against the best of Samsung to see who came out on top. While our comparisons generally avoid focusing on a "winner," preferring to leave the ultimate decision up to you, I decided to ...

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    Earlier today in South Korea, Samsung held the press conference we were looking forward to, where it confirmed plans for the Note 4 to become available in the nation a little ahead of schedule, with the phablet being released to the public this Thursday. The company also took the time to talk a little about release plans for the Gear S, Gear Circle, Gear VR, and one we've been super-curious about, the Note Edge. But is Samsung already trying to temper our expectations for that unique phablet? Some comments the firm made sure seem to be preparing us for limited availability and a possibly ...

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    Samsung's newest smartwatch is a bit different than the previous Gear models, in that it can function as a standalone device rather than just a smartphone companion. That's why it's important that mobile network operators decide to carry the watch, and Samsung has definitely made availability a priority with this Samsung Gear S US release. The wearable is headed to the US this fall for AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. First of all, we went hands-on with the device when we were in Berlin for IFA 2014, so be sure to check out our video of the Gear S if you're considering making a ...

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    Last week we learned that South Korean carriers were anxious to get their sales of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 started a bit ahead of schedule, apparently in an effort to get ahead of the curve of expected iPhone 6 demand. Instead of waiting until October, we heard that they would open pre-orders last week, with aims of making the phablet available later this week. It looks like that plan is shaping up to be a success, as the three big South Korean carriers all report selling out of their pre-order stock. Granted, we're dealing with limited supplies to begin with (as each carrier was only ...

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    The rise of smartwatches may be opening an exciting new chapter in the lives of mobile gadget enthusiasts like us, but like with any new technology, its arrival isn't without some stumbling blocks. One of the big ones is power, and for the moment, these wearables just don't have the energy capacity to get them through much more than a day of use. That makes the idea of periodically topping-off their batteries throughout the day pretty appealing, and users have the option of carrying around portable USB battery packs to help with that extra juice. Recently, we've also seen the arrival of ...

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