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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 just about that time of year again, when otherwise quite respectable companies try and pull one over on us with news of all sorts of fake products and services. April Fools' Day may not technically fall until tomorrow, but we're already starting to see some of the first of its pranks arrive, and Samsung's getting us going with its announcement of the Galaxy Blade Edge smartknife. It slices, it dices, it makes thousands of... apps? Capitalizing on the Edge brand it introduced for its wrap-around displays, Samsung's dreamed up a cleaver married to a smartphone screen, packed into a ...

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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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    Update: Whew! The HQ audio podcast has been uploaded and distributed. You can either find your podcast landing pad or grab the original file through our Direct Download below! Late-night podcasts don't always have to be about naughty things. Sometimes, to paraphrase Bill Watterson, "the days are just packed," and the only time you've got for a podcast is 6:30 in the evening in between the crushing workload of two flagship smartphone reviews. But if you're lucky, when that happens you've got friends at other sites to help bail you out. Florence Ion is that friend on this special ...

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    Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge pre-orders are hitting the US tomorrow, and carriers are lining up to start taking their shot at selling you Samsung's hot new flagships. With the design of this year's models, Samsung's gone all out to present these phones as premium products, doing away with plastics in favor of a metal frame. Between the materials going in to making up the phone's body, the detailed quad HD display, and the powerful silicon within, it's understandable that the GS6 and GS6 Edge will find themselves selling for a pretty penny, but just how much will they end up costing? As ...

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    The Galaxy S6 is nearly here: in just another two weeks, smartphone fans around the world will finally be able to start taking home Samsung's latest flagship, in either standard flat-screen or curved Edge variants. But for a phone that's about to land, we've found ourselves going without some important specifics concerning just how we'll be able to buy this guy. We've certainly heard enough rumors about pre-orders, and made some inferences from dates mentioned in certain GS6 promotional offers, but now Samsung's cutting through all the clutter and spelling out clear as day how the Galaxy ...

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    Samsung started off 2015 with a pretty sweet deal for customers picking up some new hardware: if you purchased a new Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4, or Galaxy Tab S during a specific two-week window in early January, you could score a free year of streaming Netflix service – a $108 value. While nice what it lasted, that deal's long gone by now. With the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge just about to land, Samsung's warming this Netflix deal back up, and today T-Mobile announced that new GS6 and GS6 Edge owners will get the same free year of service. To qualify you'll need to pre-order a GS6 or GS6 ...

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    Curved displays on smartphones have finally hit the mainstream. Sure, you may not have one in your pocket just yet, but between models like the LG G Flex 2, Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, or the new Galaxy S6 Edge, there are more of these options out there now than ever before, and in full commercial form, no less – no longer constrained to industry trade shows. And while that's all very cool, devices like those three are just one facet of the curved-display dream: what about phones we can outright bend? Not just a little bit either, like LG's models will put up with: we're talking full-on ...

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    Samsung's latest smartphone's like to do things in pairs: last year we saw the Galaxy Note 4 arrive alongside the Galaxy Note Edge, and just the other week the Galaxy S6 debuted arm-in-arm with the Galaxy S6 Edge. But it's not just product launches that have Samsung phones following the buddy system, as Samsung users on AT&T are learning today. Just a few hours back we heard about the arrival of Samsung's Lollipop update for the Galaxy Note 4 on AT&T, and now the same is happening for the phablet's predecessor, as the AT&T Galaxy Note 3 scores a Lollipop update of its own. This ...

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    The first build of Android 5.0 Lollipop may be months-old at this point, but that has not by any means translated to every phone receiving updates to the latest build of the software quite yet. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop build could be getting updated for AT&T-branded units; here are the supposed changes. This new version of Android 5.0 would bring with it the removal of the widely-criticized "Interruptions" mode (it had previously on earlier builds replaced the "Mute" mode). In addition to the update to Lollipop itself – which will certainly bring improvements such as the ...

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    Pre-loaded apps can be a bit like the branded license plate holder a dealer puts on a new car: they're not really harming anything, but a serious user will likely remove them (or at least try to) first chance they get. What the companies behind them are counting on is our laziness: just as we may leave that plate holder on there and help give the dealer some free advertising, we may turn to a pre-installed app instead of going to an app store and manually searching for one. While this all sounds very dismissive of the idea, there's big business interests behind pre-loading apps on our ...

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    In the months leading up to Samsung's launch of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, we fielded dozens and dozens of rumors, covering everything from the design of these handsets, to the silicon powering them, to the software they'd run. And on that latter point we were told to expect some significant changes from TouchWiz, as Samsung pared down its custom UI to help distance itself from a reputation as a laggy, bloated add-on. One of the ways we heard Samsung could accomplish this is by changing the way pre-loaded apps were installed, no longer forcing quite so many down the user's throat. ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are nearly here, ready for you to buy. With strong consumer interest, and rumors of limited stocks for the Edge version in particular, the idea of locking-down your GS6 with a pre-order can sound like a pretty tempting one. Already, local Samsung offices, carriers, and retailers in certain markets are accepting pre-orders – that's currently the case in England, for instance. But here in the US, we've yet to see a similar situation unfold. While still not confirmed, retail sources are now claiming that we're just one more week away from our own ...

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    Flash storage is cheap, and it's only getting cheaper; these days you can pick up a 64GB microSD card for $30 or less. Yet despite availability of high-capacity memory chips, smartphones have been on the slow side to adopt higher and higher capacity flash memory – Apple only this past year came out with a 128GB iPhone option. Samsung would like to see more phones get access to huge swaths of local storage, and this week announces a new storage solution aimed at making high-capacity flash chips affordable enough to land in mid-range handsets. Samsung's 3-bit NAND-based eMMC 5.0 chips ...

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    Samsung's MWC launches may have been all about new flagship phones, but even if nothing new debuted on the tablet front, it's also been clear that the company is up to something there. Over the past few months we've checked out numerous leaks and rumors offering evidence for the development of quite a few distinct models, including some new OLED-screen tablets. We're still waiting on those, but this week Samsung is going official with plans for several other new tablets, revealing the Galaxy Tab A series and the new Galaxy Tab 3 V. The Galaxy Tab A (above) first appeared on our radar back ...

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    Samsung's round-screened Orbis smartwatch is just all over the news today. A few hours back we checked out a report that the wearable could find itself powered by the same Exynos chip Samsung's putting in the Galaxy S6, all with the aim of giving Orbis battery life that goes solidly beyond its competition. That sounds all sorts of promising, but when might we actually be able to check this guy out for ourselves? Rumors of an MWC debut clearly haven't happened, so what might be another possible ETA? Sometime in early summer? Another new Orbis rumor suggests a launch could fall even further ...

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    Ounce-for-ounce, smartwatches offer some of the highest performance-to-size ratios of any mobile electronics. They may not seem like technical powerhouses just yet, as developers still struggle to tap into their full potential, but the silicon's there: just look at the Snapdragon 400 SoCs in many current-gen Android Wear models. That might make for a mid-range phone experience, but when you're only dealing with a tiny smartwatch screen, you've got performance to spare. Now a new rumor suggests that some upcoming smartwatches could be looking to seriously step up their SoC game, hooking ...

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    Two weeks ago, a couple of the highest-profile smartphone brands around welcome the latest iterations of their flagship lineups, as HTC and Samsung launched the One M9 and Galaxy S6, respectively (with Samsung doing double duty and also bringing along the S6 Edge). And as fantastic as it was to finally put all the rumors behind and see these handsets go official, we know that a lot of you just won't be satisfied until you actually have the phones in your hands. So when can you expect that to happen? If you're in the US, carriers have certainly confirmed their intentions to sell these ...

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    Samsung's been showing off curved displays at trade shows for years. The Galaxy Round launched seventeen months ago. The Galaxy Note Edge followed last summer. And now we have the Galaxy S6 Edge. With all this experience under its belt, you might think Samsung and its manufacturing partners had this whole curved-screen thing pretty well figured out by now. However, a new report highlights possible problems, and claims that issues in fabricating the curved glass that protects the GS6 Edge's display is causing Samsung to seek out new suppliers. Reportedly, yield for these curved glass panels ...

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    Updated with high-quality audio cut below. Enjoy! Getting back on the horse. Getting back into the groove. Getting the warp core back on-line. However you phrase it, getting back on-track is exactly what we're doing on this week's podcast, settling back into the studio chairs after over a week in Barcelona handling the hottest mobile technology (and podcasting from unconventional venues). On this week's episode, we're paid a special visit by someone we've heard from before – but he's fresh from his very first Apple experience and full of not only Apple Watch knowledge ... but new ...

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    Samsung and Marvel are pretty close these days. Back at CES Samsung showed off some very futuristic handset and wearable designs it cooked up for use in the upcoming new Avengers film, and right around the same time we saw Samsung debut its Penvatar software for Note devices, featuring a bunch of little Avengers-themed icons. But could the biggest Samsung/Marvel collaboration still be in the works? We're wondering that today as we check out some very attractive speculative renders of Avengers-themed Galaxy S6 Edge phones. Now keep in mind: none of these are official pics. The designer ...

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    Gold Platinum, White Pearl, Blue Topaz (for the S6)/Green Emerald (for the S6 Edge), and Black Sapphire were the official colors announced for the brand new Samsung Galaxy S6. If you somehow managed to miss all of our coverage regarding Samsung's latest and greatest, you should go check it out, as we're very excited about this particular generation of Galaxy S-phones. Samsung has been known for adding different color variants later down the road, and this by itself is not major news. However, Samsung's UK page lists a fifth color, a brown variant (copper, bronze, you name it), which might ...

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    For the last two generations of its Galaxy S line of smartphones, Samsung has additionally launched an Active variant with a particularly sturdy shell capable of taking hits and dealing with water damage. Given the precedent, it only seems natural that the South Korean company do the same for its brand new flagship, the Galaxy S6. And if SamMobile's inside sources are to be believed, that's exactly the smartphone in development. Here are the latest Samsung Galaxy S6 Active rumors. Supposedly, the S6 Active will bear the SM-G890A model number, at least for the likely-to-be-first AT&T ...

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    The Nexus 6 Android 5.1 Lollipop update wasn't the only bit of information that Sprint shared today. Those of you rocking the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on Sprint's network should prepare to finally receive their Android 5.0 Lollipop refresh, according to the carrier. The official wording says that the update is rolling out to customers now, but it might take a little until it reaches your phone. However, that's not an excuse for not checking for its existence manually. As far as the update is concerned, you should expect Lollipop in its full glory (plus TouchWiz), which means Material Design, ...

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    After making a great appearance at the Mobile World Congress, with its eye-catching Galaxy S6, and S6 Edge smartphones, Samsung will head over to Germany, for the upcoming CeBIT, where the South Koreans will show off the follow-up to last year's super ruggedized Galaxy Xcover 2. Being a ruggedized phone, the new Galaxy Xcover 3 is built to adhere to Military Standard 810G (MIL-STD-810G, more here) which basically allows the phone to survive all sorts of abuses from both the user, and weather conditions, being water and dustproof in addition to taking falls and hits like a champ. In ...

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    Mobile World Congress 2015: an iterative flagship smartphone and a reimagined one. A handheld intelligent object and a new midranger from a very old brand. And enough wearable releases to completely cover your forearms in technology. But mainly ... we just talk about the Vive. That’s right: against all odds, a room full of former virtual reality skeptics is rendered screamy-excited by a demo of HTC’s new VR headset – and one longtime MWC veteran even goes on the record to say that the HTC Vive is the most exciting product he’s ever seen at the show. We’ll talk about that, plus ...

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