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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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    It's really tough to get me excited about a new smartwatch from Samsung. That's not necessarily because of the company's earlier efforts, : I stood up for the original Galaxy Gear and enjoyed it much more than did most of my fellow tech reviewers, and I even bought and used a Gear Fit for a short time, preferring its futuristic and lightweight build to the clunky first-gen Pebble I'd adopted a year before. Rather, my antipathy to new Samsung smartwatches stems from the fact that the company's first effort landed exactly one year ago, and we're already on iteration five. That's a ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy Note line started as a bit of a test of the market. At the time, everyone was used to phones that we'd consider today as fairly small, so the idea of a 5.3-inch phone scared us – so much so, that we even invented the word "phablet" for it. It grew into a widely popular line, though, and launches of new models have since become staples of the IFA trade show. We're right on the eve of the announcement of the next in a line of fairly successful phones, so we decided to go through the long list of rumors we've heard about the phone and compile it all into one Samsung ...

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    On August 27, Samsung announced the Gear S, a smartwatch we're expecting to meet in person at the upcoming IFA 2014, a smartwatch that supports 3G on your wrist, with the help of a SIM card slot. The two-inch curved Super AMOLED display give it a unique touch, while the smartwatch itself comes with a flexible band out of the box. However, today Samsung announced an extension of its partnership with Swarovski, for the "Swarovski for Samsung" collection, which now contains the newly announced Gear S. It's about a Gear S strap, for those of you who love your bling-blings visible; you can now ...

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    Samsung has done a fantastic job at keeping us at the edge of our seats with the Galaxy Note 4 announcement at IFA. The company's recent advertisement focused on reminding us why the Galaxy Note lineup matters, and what we can expect for the future. One of the biggest upgrades that we're expecting to see with the Galaxy Note 4 is in its camera, and even though we still don't have any leaked Galaxy Note 4 samples, there are some that come close. Lenovo has just launched the Vibe Z2 in Asia, and if you're wondering why this has anything to do with the Galaxy Note 4, well, the answer will ...

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    We're just days away from Samsung's Unpacked IFA event, where the Note 4 will take the stage to reveal itself before the waiting public. And to help make sure the crowd is suitably pumped-up, Samsung's been dropping Note 4 teaser video after Note 4 teaser video, going back more than a week now. At first they were very non-specific, just conjuring up memories of the Note line in general, but then the next wave of clips started mentioning the Note 4 by name. Yesterday, Samsung did one better, and in another stylus-focused video, depicts its iconic S Pen sliding into what we can only assume ...

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    Originally thought to be a niche product line from Samsung, the Galaxy Note brand has grown into a staple amongst its most notable mobile products. It has quickly become the go-to smartphone for power users, gamers, or anyone looking to get a little more out of their smartphone. Each year, rumors about new products soar, and the Galaxy Note, being the extra high-end model from Samsung, tends to be at the end of the most extravagant and lofty rumors. For instance, it's been said to be made of metal – an extension of the Galaxy Alpha we a few weeks ago – and it will allegedly come with a ...

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    This coming week, we will be introduced to the latest in a line of reasonably successful phablets. The original Samsung Note arguably helped shape the “phablet” space when it debuted three years ago. It was in and of itself an innovation. Sure, it’s just a smartphone with a big screen, but sometimes the simplest innovations are the biggest (no pun intended) and most successful. And yes, it’s at this point that I grudgingly have to admit that a heart monitor is an “innovation”. Now if you’ll excuse me I have to go vomit. Samsung has done its share of trying out new things over ...

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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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    When Samsung introduced its curved-screen Gear S smartwatch the other day, it announced an interesting collaboration, partnering with Nokia to bring HERE maps to the wearable for delivering navigation services. We also saw teasers for this HERE/Gear effort on social media, but it wasn't clear if the Gear S was the beginning and end of the partnership, or if there'd be more to it. Well, today the other shoe drops, as Nokia announces HERE for Android, exclusively on Samsung devices. It's still a beta, but what we've seen already looks pretty polished, though that shouldn't be surprising ...

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    Samsung's IFA 2014 event is scheduled to be on September 3, so during this home stretch lead-up, it's only natural that the company would like to flex its enormous marketing muscles a little early. The latest in a series of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 teaser videos has come out today, and it's every bit as wild and curious as the others. The one-minute spot shows a bunch of people having fun, with a variety of people doing everything from listening to music, to going to parties, to eating ice cream, to driving a race car and motorbike, all within the minute. There's a simple "Ready, set..." ...

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    Even though the Galaxy Note 4 is only days away at this point, Samsung's Galaxy S5 is still the company's flagship for the time being. And that means support and update love, the latter of which is now being shared with AT&T-branded Galaxy S5s everywhere. What's new in this AT&T Galaxy S5 update? Let's take a look. The update does not bump up the Android operating system version of the phone, but is rather a compilation of a bunch of small fixes. Most importantly, there are security patches involved, and while we don't have further details regarding which issues the update ...

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    The Galaxy Note 4 is nearly here. Samsung's been teasing the hell out of its phablet for next week's pre-IFA Unpacked event, and all that remains now is to get the details. Which, to be fair, there are a lot that still need to be confirmed, and beyond specifics on hardware components, we still don't have a great idea of how this phone will appear. There have been a few leaked pics of components, as well as supposed images of the assembled Note 4 itself, but nothing we've felt really confident about being the genuine article. With such a short time to go before launch, will a solid leak of ...

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    Samsung came out of left field today with the announcement of the Samsung Gear S earlier today, and as it turns out, this 3G-capable wristwatch actually packs some punches under the hood. What exactly are those, you ask? Let's find out in our Samsung Gear S specs list. One of the best parts (if not the best part) is the fact that the Gear S offers 3G connectivity alongside standard smartwatch features. While the specs may scream "NORMAL" to you for the most part, a big selling point is likely going to be the on-the-go internet connectivity not requiring a smartphone companion device. ...

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    What a day for smartwatches – it's mere minutes after LG announced its G Watch R officially, and yet another bomshell from Seoul has just been chucked at us. Today the Samsung Gear S has gone official as one of the world's first 3G-capable smartwatches in the world. The Samsung Gear S features both regular wristwatch features and those allowing you to make use of the 3G connectivity. There's a 2-inch curved Super AMOLED display and a flexible band, and you can send messages right from it. The Gear S offers WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G connectivity, so this is easily the most connected major ...

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    Who's ready for a little Funkausstellung? We're about a week away from the start of IFA 2014, where mobile device manufacturers from all around the world will descend on Berlin to show off their newest products. The F in IFA –Funkausstellung– may translate as “radio show,” but the expo has evolved far beyond its early audio roots to feature the very latest in smartphones, tablets, and wearables. The Pocketnow team will be on the ground in Germany to share with you everything IFA 2014 has to deliver (or at least, everything worth seeing) but before we send our boys abroad, we wanted ...

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