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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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    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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    Samsung hasn't really gained a lot of fame for its media alternatives. Just recently we learned that its ChatOn messaging service might cease to exist in the next coming months, and we also saw how its Media Hub service simply disappeared. Samsung has decided to re-invent some of these services with its new Milk Music and Milk Video services, but it seems even those won't be free from trouble. Milk Studios is currently suing Samsung over the name "Milk" being used for media offerings, and given the fact that Milk Studios is a photography and media company, the lawsuit makes sense after the ...

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    These aren't the best days for Samsung when it comes to raw numbers. Surely the company isn't even close to having economical issues, but it is letting its smartphone dominance slip away with its product lineup this year. We've already heard that there is some major restructuring to come to the company soon, and in that same process, we will apparently see certain services cease to exist. Do any of you care about Samsung's ChatOn service, because it seems that even the folks in Korea know that people don't, or at least not much. An unmentioned Samsung executive told our source that Samsung ...

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    Samsung made headlines last month with the announcement of its thinnest smartphones to date, the Galaxy A3 and A5, both featuring svelte aluminum unibody designs and more design appeal than many of Samsung's other offerings. They were interesting phones to say the least, which is why we're glad to report news of Samsung Galaxy A5 China availability having just begun. The phone costs 2,599 Yuan (CNY) to purchase, which translates to about 420 USD. Whether it's worth that price tag is up for debate, but the following information might help you with that decision. Samsung's Galaxy A5 is ...

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    Samsung hasn't been doing as well as many of us would've expected this year. The company has shown record losses in its last couple of quarters, and today we learn how devices like the Galaxy S5 have led to this. Internal sources claim that Samsung manufactured 20% more devices than the Galaxy S4, and only met its projected sales in the US. Samsung globally sold 40% less GS5s than its predecessor, the GS4. The company barely reached 12 million units sold in the first three months, at a time where it projected 16 million units to sell. In China, Samsung's second largest market by revenue, ...

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    Updated with links to stream and download the high-quality audio version of the podcast, as well as timecodes for all the stories mentioned. We hope you enjoyed – see you next week! Is Nokia's new tablet just an iPad ripoff – or just what Android needs? Will Gorilla Glass 4 finally stop you from shattering your smartphone? And is the Gear S a good enough smartwatch to make the dumbphone obsolete? These are the pressing questions on the docket this week as the mobile industry prepares to end a wild year on a weird note, and we're gonna tackle them one by one in the ruthlessly silly ...

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    With autumn very much making its presence felt, and the last days of 2014 looming ahead, the mobile electronics market is about to make another of its regular shifts, temporarily moving away from a time dominated by launch after launch, and instead focusing more on getting these products into our hands. We've just come off a couple big months of launches, led in by IFA in early September, and peppered with iPhone, iPad, and Nexus announcements in the weeks that followed. But now with the holiday season arriving as an unavoidable juggernaut, we're about to see the steady flow of new devices ...

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    Tizen was supposed to be Samsung's alternative for smartphones, and instead, all we've seen reach the public are smartwatches running the platform. We have seen the company trying to jumpstart its smartphone plans in the past with the Samsung Z, but we still can't understand why these products never made it to consumers. We could easily assume that Samsung is thinking twice about Tizen on smartphones, but some new leaks prove otherwise. We have some new screenshots that show us what Tizen 2.3 will look like, and as long as you're not a TouchWiz hater, you might like what you see. As a ...

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    Samsung has spent the last couple of years improving some existing ideas, like in the case of smartphones, or defying the existing trends with others, like phablets. In both of these cases, Samsung has succeeded, but where the company has failed terribly is in its attempt to give us all a content consumption alternative. Apple currently owns the content consumption business with services like iTunes and the App Store, but Samsung hasn't seen the same success, even if there are more Galaxy smartphones in the market. As a result, we've seen Samsung brush off its Media Hub earlier this year, ...

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    We now know that Samsung is planning on having 25 to 30 percent less smartphone models in its portfolio next year, but that doesn't mean that the smartphones which will end up on the market will continue to be the same ones, in terms of form factor, that we've seen this year. Around this time last year, we've seen a Samsung roadmap detailing the planned evolution of the memory, processor, image sensor, as well as the display, as components of the smartphone. As far as the screen is concerned, curved and bended displays were featured from 2013 through 2015, followed by foldable displays. ...

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    Samsung's newest Gear is also its most ambitious. The Gear S smartwatch packs a curved two-inch display, IP67 ingress protection, and a custom Tizen UI into a cuff-like wristband that weighs in at a surprisingly airy 66g. Oh, and it packs cellular and WiFi connectivity along with the usual Bluetooth. That last important detail makes the Gear S more than just your typical smartwatch. As we discovered during our first hands-on at IFA 2014, the Gear S is capable of fully independent operation, smartphone or no. Sure, you still need a smartphone to set it up –and a Samsung one at that– ...

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