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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    There’s no denying the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, while perhaps too aesthetically similar to their predecessors, bring plenty of exciting goodies to the table. Well, there is, but it’s groundless, with the dual rear cam setup on the 5.5-inch variant looking intriguing, to say the least. And then you have stereo speakers, water-resistant bodies, “magical” wireless AirPods, a faster processor, brighter screens, cool new black options, and so on. At the same time, Apple couldn’t possibly escape the indignation of many iFans, and ridicule of rivals, for ditching the beloved tolerated 3.5mm ...

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    While the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is apparently still “working on guidance” related to Galaxy Note 7 fire hazards, exploring the possibility of prohibiting travelers from boarding US planes with the phone on them or even in carry-on and checked baggage, three Australian airlines have taken it upon themselves to nip the danger in the bud. But at least for the time being, Qantas and Virgin’s bans aren’t anywhere as extreme as what American authorities might be considering. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners flying from and to the land down under will merely be asked they not ...

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    How do you make up for totally bungling the launch of a flagship phone awaited by many for a full 12 months, as well as effectively endangering millions of people’s lives, homes, personal and public property? Issuing full refunds for potentially explosive Galaxy Note 7 units sold worldwide, no questions asked, was literally the least Samsung could do, alternatively offering to ship patient buyers replacement devices, hopefully with harmless batteries inside. That latter exchange will of course take a little while, which is why several US carriers can instantly hook you up with a Galaxy ...

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    In case you didn’t quite grasp the risks of refusing to return your shiny new but potentially defective Samsung Galaxy Note 7 for a less fiery replacement or full refund, a series of unfortunate events recently reported stateside and in Australia may serve as a loud wake-up call. This thing is a very serious fire hazard, and although the chances of the phone randomly exploding in your hand remain slim, no one’s 100 percent safe around a Note 7, and no one should be foolish to play Russian roulette with an arguably massive near-empty gun chamber. How would you like to wake up to not ...

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    Many of today’s smartphones are already large and heavy enough to be used as weapons by an especially ingenious and malicious person, with their metal and glass parts capable of causing some damage in the wrong hands, but a robust mobile device that can also randomly go boom with little warning? You absolutely don’t want that near a few hundred unsuspecting passengers of a plane flying at a 40,000 feet altitude for several hours, constantly wondering whether there’s any way to comprehensively diffuse the ticking bomb. Unsurprisingly, the Federal Aviation Administration is pondering ...

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    Lenovo took the chance today to launch the Moto Z and Moto Z Play in China. It was a pretty big event with strobe lights and the usual larger-than-life screens to impress the tech press. It also took the time to compare both devices with some competing devices. Which ones? Weibo's Reviewer_Xiaokang reports those were the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Yes, really. And you can see the numbers right on your screen. Lenovo is being a bit cheeky with its specs as it is counting in all the potential maximums as could be provided with the existing Moto Mod ecosystem. [table] ...

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    The enduring and incumbent main iPhone model has topped the US sales pile for the three months ending in July. Yep, it takes a little time for Kantar Worldpanel to compile the data, but it gives us a good snapshot of where sales were for the first few months of the iPhone SE's and Galaxy S7's release. In summary, when it comes to singular devices, the iPhone 6s was the most-bought device in the market with a share of 11 percent. The Galaxy S7 was second at 9 percent, followed by the iPhone SE at 5 percent. 24 percent of SE buyers were getting their first smartphone (or mobile phone) while ...

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    Samsung has a vision of a smartphone that primarily runs Android, but can also run Windows 10 Mobile if it wanted to. Yep, no longer just restrained to a tablet that never got released, the chaebol went to Korean patent agency Kipris to have its regulators look over such a phone. [gallery ids="481909,481910,481911"]   A lot of the drawings you see above have to do with the interface of switching between the two operating systems. Again, Samsung puts the burden of host OS with Android and would allow users to swipe into full-screen usage of a Windows 10 interface or press an "app" from ...

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    It wasn’t the most ambitious of crowdfunding targets, and Samsung could have always subsidized the waist health tracker itself, but New York-based startup Welt needed to gauge people’s interest in a fashion accessory/wearable device looking as simple as it feels unique and convenient beyond the surface. First displayed way back in January at the Consumer Electronics Show as a work-in-progress prototype from Creative Lab, Samsung’s business incubator dedicated to its own resourceful employees searching for personal development and success, the bizarrely-named Welt smart belt should ...

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    A financial analyst at Samsung Securities estimates that recall and customer appeasement plans for the Galaxy Note 7 will cost Samsung Electronics a mere ₩820 billion or $742 million. Credit Suisse, Daishin Securities and Pelham Smithers all say about $1 billion. Those are numbers thrown around by analysts and relayed through The Korea Herald and Bloomberg. The profit impact could be much more painful — "heartbreaking," even, according to Samsung. A $1 billion take would only have up to a 5 percent impact on the chaebol's annual net income. But with Samsung catching up on free ...

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    We didn't know what kind of engine that the Alcatel Vision all-in-one VR headset was running on when TCL debuted it at IFA 2016. It was an octa-core chipset — obviously not a quad-core Snapdragon 820 — that didn't have a name to it. Well, Samsung has come out and said it all. The Vision runs on its workhorse Exynos 7420 chipset. Introducing VISION, the Exynos-powered stylish all-in-one VR device from @Alcatelmobile pic.twitter.com/xocVKZ8dfl — Samsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos) September 5, 2016 Somewhat ironic to see Samsung proudly boasting about Alcatel's headset when its own ...

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    We have walked 500 miles and we would walk 500 more to be the men that walked a thousand miles to podcast off the floor of apartment rental. That's all out of necessity for us to not only cover days and days of devices launched before and at the International Funkausstellung Berlin 2016, but in order for us to podcast. And this late audio file is the result of our fruits. Juan Carlos Bagnell and Jaime Rivera team up to talk about the pop and burn of the Galaxy Note 7, Google dropping Project Ara, the Star VR from Acer, Huawei's Nova before it, Sony's now-usual disappointments and a whole ...

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    35 batteries out of millions of Galaxy Note 7 devices is all it takes for Samsung to hit the recall button. Whether you think it's a proper response can be debated, but one place where a global recall isn't even in the question is in China. Sales have started in the country and people are laying hands on units as we speak. In a statement, Samsung China reiterated that the company has multiple battery suppliers and said that Chinese consumers should not worry. Samsung has an effort to source parts from China for its Chinese products. We don't know the source mix that Samsung uses, ...

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    As much fun as it is to make fun of Samsung’s Note 7 fire issue, this is one area that could have impact to the entire smartphone industry. Samsung has a big fracking problem on its hands, and it needs to be very careful of its next steps. For those not familiar with the situation, let me catch you up. Over the course of the last few weeks, Samsung’s latest flagship, the Note 7, went on sale. Some users reported the phone would burst into flames while charging. Since then, Samsung has issued a global recall of the device, citing faulty battery issues, and has plans to replace every ...

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    Nearly every Galaxy Note 7 has been recalled by Samsung due to the risk of exploding batteries, but how the returns are to be handled will be up to points of sales. In the US, three of the four major carriers have issued press releases regarding the issue. Verizon also has notified customers through an update to its description on the Note 7's product page, now buried in its online smartphone showcase. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon have stopped selling the Galaxy Note 7 at the request of Samsung. AT&T is encouraging customers to exchange their Note 7 units for a Galaxy S7, ...

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    Samsung was caught between a rock and a hard place ever since the first Galaxy Note 7 unit allegedly went boom while charging as per usual. The issue, no matter how isolated, couldn’t just be ignored. But the world’s largest smartphone vendor also had to stick to a very tight schedule, the point of the new Android phablet’s August launch being to get as much of a head start on the iPhone 7 as possible. Still, with reports of explosive Note 7s spreading like wildfire (pun absolutely intended), Samsung needed to think fast, and try to nip the situation in the bud as best as it could. ...

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    The guy who decided to see if the Sony Xperia X was waterproof (spoiler: meh, nothing conclusive) has found out that the quality assurance on that Galaxy Note 7 ain't so pretty. I mean, ask all those people with the burnt hands and shirts, right? Zaryab Khan, aka xeetechcare, is one of several bloggers that have posted videos showing that the S Pen can get stuck in its port when inserted the correct way in and not like that Note 5 nonsense where you stuck it in backwards and broke everything useful on the device. Khan encountered an S Pen with a defective springload mechanism, the one ...

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    It's a quick rumor turnover for the Galaxy J7 Prime as Samsung has put the device out onto the Vietnamese market. The specs of this "meh" looking device are as previously rumored: there's a 5.5-inch full HD screen running atop an octa-core processor with a max sprint of 1.6GHz. That's backed by 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage with the option for a microSD card to extend it. There's a 13-megapixel main camera and an 8-megapixel front one, both opened up to f/1.9 aperture. Everything gets its juice from a 3,300mAh battery and the device ends up being 8.1mm thick. While a fingerprint sensor ...

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    You wouldn't actually want to swim with any earbuds as water and the ear canal don't make for great partners in resonance, but the point is that fitness audioware company Jabra has some new wireless earbuds you can submerge in water. Like Samsung's Gear IconX, the Jabra Elite Sport are tiny little buds that plop right into your ear for you to listen to music or take calls with. Sound output has been refined with the help of hearing aid firm ReSound to ensure the buds' "medical-grade credentials". Each bud has two microphones — one to take your voice during calls and the other to cancel ...

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    We interrupt our ongoing IFA 2016 coverage to bring you up to speed on the latest exploding Galaxy Note 7 developments. It turns out online reports of the hotly demanded dual-edged Android phablet arbitrarily bursting into flames while charging weren’t part of some elaborated hoax, and unauthorized use of third-party accessories wasn’t the root cause of the mysterious occurrences either. Korean media claims Samsung has “tentatively concluded” (already?) that faulty batteries are behind hot-headed Note 7 units sold in Korea, as well as overseas, large-scale recalls likely being the ...

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    Samsung has not provided a specific date of availability nor has it spilled the prices of its latest wearables, the Gear S3 classic and the Gear S3 frontier. Both of them come in Bluetooth-only and LTE-connected flavors as well, so carriers are bound to be wanting in on the action. Well, AT&T, carrying the 3G version of the Gear S2 and first to grab at the LTE-enabled LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition, is getting Samsung's first LTE wearable. Specifically, the Death Star mentions the Gear S3 frontier with 4G LTE as part of its future lineup. Ma Bell also has software value-adds to tell you ...

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    The adoption of the Samsung Gear S2 was very interesting, with half the market base being completely new to the platform. It served to prove that Samsung's plan to adopt a new concept in design and user interface made a lot of sense, up to the point where the legacy continues. For those of you who were enticed over the Samsung Gear S2, there's a newer and larger batch of kids in town, the new Samsung Gear S3 and Gear S3 Frontier. These don't look at all like your average geeky smartwatch, and instead borrow as much as possible from the look and feel of a traditional time piece. Watch our ...

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    Now that the new Gear VR headset (with support for the Galaxy Note 7) is out, it's about time that Samsung's older headset make a run down the price ladder, right? Amazon certainly agrees as it has slapped on its "Deal of the Day" label on the Gear VR, compatible with the Galaxy S6 through the Galaxy S7 edge. Until midnight Pacific/3am Eastern tonight (September 1), you can get it for $59.99 or 40 percent off. If you've got Amazon Prime, good news on that front: free one-day shipping is included. Source: Amazon Via: Android Central

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    Update: This story has been updated with information from the launch event. With all due respect to other companies' wearables to be showcased at IFA Berlin this year, the only real smartwatch of Note (heh) that's garnered enough buzz to be watched is Samsung's Gear S3. Two variations were launched at an event in Belin The Gear S3 classic, showing off a more traditional wristwatch form factor and it looks like a traditional wristwatch, too The Gear S3 frontier, a darker, more rugged-looking watch for explorers Design came first in focus for the company to make a smartwatch the ...

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    While one isolated event where a massively popular, sizzling hot mobile device like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 randomly bursts into flames doesn’t sound particularly troubling, five separate claims of freak home explosions purportedly occurring within a one-week stretch are pretty hard to ignore. So the world’s largest smartphone vendor has decided to thoroughly examine whatever might be making the dual-edged phablet so quick-tempered and volatile, further delaying shipments “due to additional tests being conducted for product quality.” Where? For how long? What happens to ...

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