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    Samsung makes some of the most popular smartphones available today. The Galaxy family has been (and continues to be) insanely popular. Like most major OEMs, Samsung does not use stock Android (AOSP Android) to power its devices. Instead, Samsung uses a highly customized version of the Android operating system, filled with lots of special features available only to Galaxy users. One of those features, however, is driving us nuts! Why does our Galaxy S5 keep updating its security policy? What does that even mean? Galaxy S5 Security Policy Every few days, Pocketnow's Michael Fisher is ...

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    When we told you, one post earlier, that a hot (hotter) comparison is on its way, we weren't just teasing. Our team on the ground is ready to bring you a comparison between two flagships from the same manufacturer. How is that possible? Well, for a generation (or two) now, the Note family is easily Samsung's second (or fall) flagship, while the S family is the spring one. They're two flagships, each of its certain class, and they can live wonderfully together on the market. But how do they live side-by-side, faced with real-life operation? There's a fundamental difference between these ...

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    This is probably one of the most anticipated comparisons of the day (and, believe us, the next one!), and we're glad to bring it to you! One is a fresh, hot flagship that just came out, while the other one is already established on the market as a reference Android flagship. Funny thing is, that the Xperia Z3's predecessor, the Xperia Z2, already had a go at the Galaxy S5, when they were both young and beautiful, and now, it's time for the the Z3 to continue what the Z2 started. They're both waterproof, they're both flagships, they both pack stellar internals, and are feature packed. One ...

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    While neither of these two devices is an actual IFA 2014 device per se, we couldn't resist the urge of putting Samsung's flagship (correction: S-flagship, as the Note 4 can easily take the crown now) against the metallic-frame rocking Galaxy Alpha, announced by Samsung on August 13. This is actually the first time we're seeing the Alpha in person, so we also had to go hands-on, to see exactly what that metallic frame is all about, and what design cues it lends to the new Note 4. The Galaxy S 5, on the other hand, is what it is, whether you like it or not. In any case it's definitely a ...

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    With the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 already official -- as Samsung's historical second flagship of any given year in the recent past -- many of you might be wondering whether to go for the new and hot device, or stick with the flagship. Of course, the answer can be very easy if you care about screen size: if you prefer bigger, the Note 4 should be your option; if you prefer smaller, the S 5 should be just what you need. What if you don't care about the display size as much as you do about the internals packed behind the glass? Both of these devices are fast, and future proof enough to last you ...

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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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    With the launch of the Galaxy S5 Active, the GS5's family of closely related smartphones is finally starting to get fleshed-out. The Galaxy K zoom really got us going, since for all intents and purposes it's a GS5 Zoom, but the Active is at least the first of these spin-offs to maintain the GS5 branding. What about a GS5 Mini to go with it? We've been seeing more and more evidence for this model, but today we might get our first actual look at the hardware, as we also take a peek at what's next for the GS5 itself. Well, it may not match some of the renders we've seen (which were a little ...

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    The copper gold Samsung Galaxy S 5 for Verizon has been recently leaked, and, if you think the above phone(s) are just a rehash, the signal and carrier indicators should clear it all up (alongside the headline and the title of today's leak). We're looking at the gold Galaxy S5 for both AT&T and Sprint, as leaked by @evleaks. It's not necessarily about the differences (as there are really none -- inside or outside), but a confirmation of the copper gold Galaxy S5 coming to two more US carriers. When? There are no availability nor pricing details, so we'll have to wait for another leak ...

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    According to the latest official info from Samsung, the copper gold Galaxy S 5 will be available, starting next Friday, on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and US Cellular. Some specifics were mentioned though with regards to the Verizon version of the device -- initially we though of exclusivity -- but it turned out that it was related to its availability (specifically through “select indirect retailers”). Today's leak shows us the copper gold Galaxy S 5 for Verizon in its entirety, front and back, as seen in the press render below. Other than the new (for the US) color, this ...

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    They say karma is all about cosmic balance, and when it comes to smartphone sales, that may be right on the money. Take colorful phone options: back when the Moto X launched, shoppers in the US had exclusive access to all those pretty Moto Maker configurations, and even after the phone spread abroad, those custom options didn't make the journey with it. On the flip side, the Galaxy S5 debuted internationally with four color choices, and this time it was the US stuck with only the drab black and white options. A couple weeks back we heard that may soon change, with Verizon rumored to pick ...

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    Samsung makes some fantastic smartphones, sure, but what really puts the company head-and-shoulders above its competition isn't necessarily the quality of its products, but the fantastic job it does in promoting them. With deep pockets full of advertising dollars, it's got the muscle to really get its phones out there in a way few of its peer can match. In the past, those efforts have included things like offering official Olympic-themed handsets, and today we lean of another incredibly high-profile campaign, as Samsung takes over an entire terminal at London's Heathrow Airport. Starting ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S 5, which we've now reviewed extensively, comes with practically every feature, sensor, and connectivity option you could imagine. It has a fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor, IR blaster, USB 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, NFC, LTE, and much more. The one thing it doesn't come with, however, is wireless charging of any sort – at least not officially. We find that sort of odd, though, considering its resistance to the elements demands a water-tight seal around the USB 3.0 port, which can quickly grow annoying each time you plug the phone in to charge or transfer data. No ...

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    Samsung is currently the undisputed king of Android and has been for a while. That title, however, comes with a lot of responsibility. Samsung is expected to drive the market forward with innovative features, compelling hardware, fantastic software, and a second-to-none user experience. As such, many have been looking to Samsung in anticipation of yet another killer smartphone, for the South Korean manufacturer to up the ante and deliver one of the most complete phones on the market for a third year in a row. Back in February, Samsung drew the curtains on the fifth-generation Galaxy S ...

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    Galaxy S5 skeptics, it's not your day. Samsung's latest flagship has apparently done really well so far, according to information obtained straight from the company's co-CEO, J.K. Shin. Shin notes that the phone has sold more than 11 million units since going on sale in early April this year; for comparison, last year's flagship, the Galaxy S4 sold around 10 million units in about the same time period. It is predicted by Shin that strong sales of the Galaxy S5 will lead to a higher market share and profit margin for Samsung in the second quarter, though he did not give specifics in his ...

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    A pink Galaxy S 5 is joining the official colors in which the 2014 Samsung flagship is available (black, white, blue, gold). However, said pink Galaxy S 5 is a carrier variant of the phone in Japan, and the network operator is NTT DoCoMo. The internals are the same as those found on the international variant of the device. However, on the outside, it wears the carrier's branding, while the back battery cover is colored in "sweet pink", according to the description on the website. Samsung has done special colored versions of its phones for carriers (and certain regions, especially its home ...

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