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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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    Samsung is definitely not having its best couple of quarters when it comes to its economics, but we wish this was the only drama the Korean giant faces right now. We've seen the continuous patent lawsuits that the company has lost against Apple, and we also know this is not the only lawsuit Samsung faces. NVIDIA is another company that's currently battling Samsung over patents, and some recent developments might complicate things even more. NVIDIA has recently announced that the ITC (US International Trade Commission) has voted to investigate whether certain of Samsung's recent devices ...

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    For some, there's nothing cooler than to be able to immerse yourself in the game you enjoy the most. Playing games on a touch screen can be cumbersome as you either cover the screen with your fingers, or you simply can't enjoy the lack of physical controls. Samsung is trying to solve that with its Gear VR, though new reports claim that it isn't succeeding yet. Reports claim that the Gear VR is considerably overheating after around 25 minutes of use. It is definitely uncomfortable for any product to overheat after use, but for this to be a device that you wear on your head, a lot needs to ...

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    For as intriguing a smartphone as the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is, it's also been a frustrating one to talk about, as even as we find ourselves over a month post-launch, plenty of important details about the model's release have continued to be unavailable. Questions about pricing have forced us to turn to retailer pre-orders, and the best we'd managed to come up with in regards to availability is this vague “later this year” release window. Today Samsung finally comes through with some new launch details, committing to getting Note Edge sales underway by the end of the month. Before ...

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    At the end of August, Nokia shared important information about the fate of its Here Maps offering, namely, that it will soon be available for Android users. There was a catch though: as an effect on an agreement between Nokia and Samsung, Here Maps for Android will initially be only available for Samsung Galaxy devices. If you do, however, have a such a gadget in your hand, look for Here Maps for Android (currently in beta) in the Samsung Galaxy Apps Store, also linked in the source below. You'll be able to take advantage of offline maps and turn-by-turn navigation in all those situations ...

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    After bending the Note 4 a week ago, because it can take it (and mostly because the iPhone 6 Plus can't take it: #bendgate), Samsung has officially published a Galaxy Note 4 drop test video on its YouTube channel. Fueled mostly by the success of its previous campaign showing off the durability of the phablet (or simply because it wants to show you just how tough it is), the smartphone in this video is repeatedly dropped from different heights and different angles. Whether it's concrete or solid granite, Samsung drops its phablet on it. The Note 4 drop test video also contains a nice ...

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    If you're the biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world, we also expect you to be the most successful one when it comes to income, but Samsung has not been having its best times lately. We've seen the company's numbers slip quarter over quarter, and instead of things changing with its new line of products, problems just get deeper. We've seen the company move employees around in order to make its mobile division more efficient, but today's numbers might require some more of that. Samsung's Q3 results show that the company's profits have sunk 60% when compared to the same quarter last ...

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    In the last two years or so, one word in particular has become increasingly popular in this industry: flagship. Samsung’s new flagship this or that. What’s the best flagship of 2013? Is this new phone Company X's flagship? It gets tossed around endlessly, and practically every new high-end smartphone is considered a “flagship”. But what is a flagship, exactly? What does the term actually mean? Are we using it improperly and, thusly, altering its meaning in the mobile realm? According to Wikipedia, a flagship is "the best or most important thing owned or produced by a particular ...

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    Samsung arrived at the IFA in Berlin last month ready to impress, bringing along hardware like the Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge, Gear VR, and Gear S. And while we were expecting a lot of those devices, the company still managed to deliver a few surprises, like its new Galaxy Tab Active. After all, the company had introduced so many new tablets already in 2014 that we figured it had the whole tablet thing out of its system for awhile – but then again, this is Samsung we're talking about, a company never known for much in the way of restraint. The Tab Active certainly wasn't a flagship-level ...

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    Just yesterday we were checking out the latest leaks surrounding Samsung's upcoming Galaxy A-series, the descendents of the also-still-new Galaxy Alpha, and we had the opportunity to check out a new render of the Galaxy A5. At the time we noted that it sure seemed like this phone was getting ready to launch in the near future, and today we're picking up a better sense of just when that might be, with a new source talking about A5 availability, as well as some A7 hardware specs. Supposedly, Samsung is planning to announce the Galaxy A5 (and, we assume, the A3 and A7) sometime later this ...

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    One of the many reasons the Galaxy Note line of products from Samsung is so popular is because of the S Pen, and all of the software features that are baked-in to TouchWiz allowing the stylus to serve as a useful productivity tool. With the Note 4's release, the list of features has become so long, that it was decided that a whole Samsung S Pen video was to be produced to help Note 4 owners (and soon-to-be owners) out with their new phone. You're walked through three features: Smart Select - Capture and Share, Smart Select - Link to related apps, and Photo Note. The former lets you capture ...

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    It's hardly a surprise that Samsung is hard at work at yet another phone, but we're always excited to see every last one of the devices the OEM puts out. The latest looks to be a continuation of the Galaxy Alpha line of metal-trimmed smartphones, the Galaxy A5. We just saw press renders leak of it earlier today, and now we have our hands all over a Samsung Galaxy A5 benchmark, revealing a 64-bit processor and more. There's supposedly a 4.8-inch 720p display, contrary to what we heard earlier about a 5-inch screen. The benchmark also divulges the inclusion of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy Alpha lineup has proven to be one of the oddest products of the year. While we do praise the company for boosting the quality of its hardware with these devices, we still can't understand why the company has decided to pull back from including some flagship specs. If you thought the Galaxy Alpha was alone in Samsung's plans, the recent leaks of the Galaxy A5 prove things differently, and it seems the new iterations are close to a launch. Today we find the first leaked press renders of the Samsung Galaxy A5. Once press renders begin to emerge, a device could be just a ...

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    Just over a month ago, Samsung revealed its Gear VR head-mounted display accessory for the Galaxy Note 4 at its pre-IFA Unpacked event. The headset, designed with help from Oculus VR, was announced without a ton of details concerning how it would go up for sale. We quickly picked up on a possible $200 price tag, but still lacked a timetable any more precise than that of a release planned before the year was out. But now as we move further into October, new leaks are arriving with new release details, and the one we're checking out today suggests plans to start selling the Gear VR on ...

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    "It’s not necessarily unattractive ... it just kind of exists." Thats how we described Samsung's Galaxy S5 in our full review back in April, lamenting the lack of aesthetic flair in a flagship ostentatiously marketed as a "glam" device. While we appreciated its durability and top-notch spec sheet, what we wanted was a product that actually felt like a $650 smartphone – and the Galaxy S5 didn't really fit the bill. Samsung's new Galaxy Alpha, launching later this month on AT&T, is a very different story indeed. With its aluminum frame, toned-down texturing and deliciously ...

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    When we've been talking about the refreshed new look for Google's mobile platform coming with the release of Android L this fall, we've largely been approaching the question from a pure Android perspective: how things on devices like the Nexus 7 or Nexus 5 will differ from previous Android versions. But there's a whole world of Android out there beyond Google's gates, with OEMs endeavoring to give their phones their own unique looks – well, to the extent that Google lets them. So what's Android L going to spell for the likes of the Senses and TouchWizzes out there? Today we get some ...

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