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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    Words from Samsung executives teasing the media about a "possible," "potential," "may or may not happen" Galaxy Note 7 in China with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage have fallen through. At least, for now. Samsung opened up pre-orders today for the Galaxy Note 7. Like everyone else's, it has 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and no superiority over the rest of our Snapdragon 820 Note 7 units whatsoever. No, even China won't be getting the Exynos 8890. Shipments start heading out late on September 1. There are some pre-sales freebies, too, like a some OTG storage and a rebate on Level Over ...

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    Maybe to better appreciate the software support efforts of a few unjustly criticized Android device manufacturers, false alarms like the one issued in Netherlands earlier this week are needed. It turns out Samsung never planned to leave the summer 2014-released high-end Galaxy Tab S stranded on a desert Lollipop island, already sending over-the-air Marshmallow goodies to the LTE-enabled 10.5-inch variant in Germany. Would the rollout have begun without Samsung Mobile Netherlands first taking to Facebook to drop a bombshell on its fans, you’d have been inclined to focus on the negative ...

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    We've got a mega show for you this week, running down our favorite spoilers before we ship off to Berlin for IFA. We're getting a better look at what could be the LG V20,  and let's have a chat about Apple's responses to warranty issues... These stories plus answering questions from the Pocketnow mailbag! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 215 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on August 25th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to ...

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    iOS 9.3 may have done Apple's software reliability in for this quarter, at least according to Blancco Technology Group. The firm has been tracking device failure rates for some time now and this is the first quarter where iOS fails outgrew Android ones. How badly? Proportionally to each side, iPhones had a 58 percent fail rate as compared to 35 percent for Android. Blancco blames this on tweaks made iOS 9.3.1 and x.2 as both caused "faster battery drain, random crashes, poor sound quality when taking Bluetooth calls and WiFi connectivity problems." 29 percent of all iOS failures were ...

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    Well, that didn’t take long. Samsung globally launched the high-end Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones in four "standard" colors way back in March, then added pink gold (not rose gold) to the paint job selection just a month later, but only in Korea. Today, after an excruciating, seemingly hopeless waiting period, US-based fans of pretty, stylish yet somewhat tacky gadgets are finally treated to a happy ending to their miserable saga. Starting August 28, Best Buy and only Best Buy will be stocking the swankiest GS7 and S7 Edge flavors stateside, selling the two unlocked and fully ...

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    With the already hugely successful Galaxy Note 7 unveiled early to get a head start on the iPhone 7 (or 6SE), LG feeling confident enough in the G5-similar sequel to the surprisingly popular V10 to give it its own special announcement event in San Francisco, and Apple of course not looking to share the spotlight with anyone else, you may view IFA 2016 as a tech sideshow of sorts. But let us assure you, that’s never been the case for one of Germany’s oldest trade fairs, and Europe’s biggest such gathering of high-profile consumer electronics exhibitors, and by no means is this ...

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    Samsung, delivering software at the speed of sound. Dull, throbbing noise through thick layers of foam and lead. Like, seriously, this would've been useful way before the time when you're about to launch the next iteration of your Gear S lineup. Great. It looks like Koreans are starting to pair up their Gear S2 and Gear Fit 2 wearables to their iPhones. It's part of a beta test of iOS compatibility that Samsung promised would happen for the S2 by mid-January. Well, lucky you, Verizon customers. You were the only ones that almost got it. But this program should spread it to everyone (we ...

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    Samsung has delayed the launch of Galaxy Note 7 sales in many territories because of hot demand. The US and Korea haven't been affected as much as Europe and Southeast Asia have. But even the best laid plans can be diverted — and we weren't dealing with the best at this point, so this is actually good news. Several German customers have taken to forums and tech blogs to say that their Note 7 pre-orders have been delivered. Why is this such a big deal? Samsung was aiming for an August 30 fulfillment date prior to a September 2 official launch. AllAboutSamsung posted that most editors at ...

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    One great culinary trend you'll find in your nearest Koreatown is the country's deep-fried chicken. Like a good batch of chips (or fries), they're fried twice — once for actual cooking, then again at a higher temperature for crispiness. One Baidu forums user in China recently had a very unpleasant frying experience, though. We don't have any context as to how the "world's first deep-fried Galaxy Note 7" got to be that way, but we suppose it's thanks to an exploded battery. That said, check out this next picture here. That USB-C adapter on what's likely a third-party cable has led to ...

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    Google wants a piece of the Amazon-controlled smart speaker action, the latter in turn plans to go after Apple and Spotify in the uber-challenging, jam-packed music streaming arena, while Samsung may also have something akin to the Echo in the pipeline. Bottom line, no tech giant, regardless of its size, financial status and profit margins, is content resting on existing laurels, with product innovation and originality nowhere near as important as a robust presence in as many potential-brimming market segments as possible. So what if a mysterious Samsung Scoop gadget recently sighted at ...

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    Whether you’re convinced wearable devices are the next big thing, or still doubt their practicality but could be swayed into giving them a shot at the right price, this is hands down the best time to buy yesteryear’s top smartwatches. The Huawei Watch, Moto 360 and Samsung Gear S2 have never been cheaper than on the eve of their follow-up models’ introductions, with the rotating bezel-sporting Tizen bad boy in particular feeling like an absolute steal at 100 bucks. $99.99, to be specific, in limited quantity from a trusted eBay seller named Guarantee Cellular, which also hooks you up ...

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    Large demand for a just-launched smartphone is by no means bad news as far as the manufacturing company is concerned, though component shortages and low production yields extending over a lengthy period of time can turn a prospective box-office hit into a very real flop. Samsung experienced such a shifty scenario back when it wasn’t able to rapidly ramp up S6 Edge shipments on account of curved display deficiencies, but even with the iPhone 7 and LG V20 right around the corner, it doesn’t sound like the extremely desirable Galaxy Note 7 will provide a repeat of that unfortunate ...

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    One of the main questions we get on Twitter lately is if it's really worth to upgrade from the Galaxy Note 5 to the brand new Galaxy Note 7. You'd think that their similarities are enough to stick where you are, but the reality is far from it. If you do a little history, you have to remember just how polarizing the Galaxy Note 5 was. Yes, we all wanted it to adopt the build of the S6, but not at the expense of expandability. Samsung's choice to jump a number between the Note 5 and the Note 7 is really not just about standardizing, even if looks can be deceiving. Watch our full comparison ...

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    Verizon's preferences have overtaken Samsung's plans for a uniform customer experience on the Galaxy Note 7. It's not a newly-found habit for the Checkmark, but this time around, it seems really cheap. If you're still considering getting a Galaxy Note 7, let this piece be a guide as to what you'll miss out when chewing Big Red. Let's start with Samsung Cloud. If you're a big company with servers, you've got to offer a cloud service, right? It's kicking up dust by offering every Note 7 buyer 15GB of free space for backups, media, Internet settings and other things for your Samsung device. ...

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    Didn’t believe us the first time we covered Samsung’s next big clamshell smartphone, codenamed Veyron (after the sports car), likely to be dubbed Galaxy Golden 4 (after its three predecessors), and carrying the futuristic SM-W2017 model number (following in the footsteps of last year’s SM-W2016)? Well, now the unreleased Samsung SM-W2017 is benchmarked with pretty crazy high-end specs in tow, making the Korean OEM’s enduring commitment to a largely archaic handheld form factor hard to doubt. You can probably bet the farm on a China-only Galaxy Golden 4 rollout happening in a few ...

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    You know the low-end Galaxy Grand Prime that T-Mobile tried to incentivize Galaxy S7 buyers with a few months back? Believe it or not, it’s about to turn two whole years old, and in spite of its obvious US prepaid success, as well as enduring Eastern European popularity, the 5-incher never got a direct follow-up. Too late for a second-gen Grand Prime now? It appears not, with Zauba import records sparking the first rumors a little while ago, and the dynamic GFXBench/Geekbench duo pretty much making it official today. The model number is SM-G532F, the name Galaxy Grand Prime 2016, and ...

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    Acer is just one of many already confirmed IFA 2016 exhibitors, and although we know the Taiwanese company plans to unveil its “new and exciting holiday season lineup” in Berlin, Germany on August 31, it’s going to need something special to stand out from the pack. Preferably, not special weird, like last year’s Predator 8 and 6 gaming-centric tablet and phablet that never amounted to much in terms of post-release buzz and, presumably, sales and profits. But alas, Acer’s most distinctive new product on display next week might well be another addition to the Predator family. This ...

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    Choice is always good, and you can never have too many options when it comes to the competitive yet rigid world of mobile operating systems. Unfortunately, Samsung, much like Microsoft or BlackBerry lately, doesn’t seem very convinced its proprietary platform has what it takes to challenge Android and iOS on a large scale. As such, the third Tizen handheld lands in India today with modest aspirations and a fitting price. Even more so than the Z3, the Samsung Z2 targets first-time smartphone owners, who might be easily impressed by the 4-incher’s 4G LTE support, “unlimited ...

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    With the Galaxy Note 7 out of the spotlight, perhaps it's time to move swiftly onto some more mid-ranger and budget-end devices? Let's start with Samsung's latest Tizen star, the Z2. Media renders have popped up ahead of the device's launch in India in just hours. The pictures do real justice as to how thick this device is. More of the specs can be found here. [gallery ids="480742,480743,480744"]   Talking about the Galaxy C9, — the literal flagship of yesteryear — we remain in India and with import-export database Zauba to find that an actual unit or eight has flown into the country. ...

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    Update: There might still be hope for an exit out of the Lollipop purgatory soon, at least in Greece. Samsung's regional Facebook admin just assured a concerned fan of the company's commitment to deliver over-the-air M sweets to "the whole Tab S series." Now we're even more confused. Original story below. Credit where credit is due, Samsung did a relatively solid job thus far updating both new and old, mainstream popular and lesser known, high and low-end smartphones and tablets to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Granted, Motorola remains king in terms of software support pace, but consider for a ...

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    With a minuscule reported global market share of 0.2 percent after more than four years of on and off software development work, 18 months since Z1’s commercial release, and a rapidly shrinking supporter roster, you might be wondering why Samsung continues to bet on a seemingly losing horse called Tizen. Well, according to The Korea Herald, the company’s (extremely) long-term plan of “leaving” Android is still on, and Tizen-powered phones will continue to be unveiled in low-end markets such as India, Indonesia, South Africa or Nigeria. Yes, that’s phones, plural, as in more than ...

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    We’ve said it a number of times in the recent and not-so-recent past, and we’ll say it again as often as we get the chance. While the US remains an important market for any smartphone manufacturer, be it veteran or rookie, seeking global relevance, China and especially India can even more easily make or break an OEM’s ambitions. That’s because there’s still room for growth in the country so adamantly opposed to refurbished iPhones, which appeared to reach a saturation point this beginning of the year, quickly bouncing back between April and June, according to the International ...

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    The market for pre-owned mobile devices has always felt like a gold mine some manufacturers and retailers simply didn’t know how to properly exploit, but especially in a day and age when high-end, high-priced smartphones appear to be losing ground to “affordable flagships”, OEMs clearly need to adapt. That includes Apple and Samsung, possibly the world’s only two phone-making companies strong and popular enough to still sell more premium models than low-enders. Refurbished iPhones and iPads are of course tremendously beloved, particularly stateside, due to the fact inexpensive new ...

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    For its 50th anniversary, Best Buy on Friday kicked off a fitting 50 deals only supposed to last 50 hours. These covered a wide range of tech departments, from smartphones to smartwatches, tablets, laptops, HDTVs and so on, but in all honesty, they felt somewhat underwhelming on the whole, at least as far as mobile gadget enthusiasts are concerned. After digging a little deeper however, we’ve discovered one unprecedented bargain, though being marked as a “special anniversary deal” on BB’s official website suggests it could expire in mere minutes. On the bright side, it’s also ...

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    Many are still debating if the best idea is to get a brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 7, or to consider the larger iPhone 6s Plus. The thing is, these two devices could not be more different. They actually serve very different types of users, where one is looking for more capabilities, while the other just wants a larger iPhone. One one hand we have the latest iteration of the lineup that created the phablet category, and on the other we have the iPhone that grew up to compete. Deciding on which is a better buy is actually less complicated than you think, so watch our full comparison to ...

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