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:

  • by | April 4, 2014 8:13 PM

    You've still got a few days to go before you can get your hands on your very own Galaxy S5 (at least in most places), but that doesn't mean it's too early to start looking at some of the accessories you might want to snag to help enhance your GS5 experience. Like last year's Galaxy S 4, the GS5 lacks native support for wireless charging, but just like with the GS4, an optional backplate can easily add the ability. While we were waiting around until June of last year before the GS4's Qi-compatible back became available, Samsung is already accepting pre-orders for the GS5's version. The good ...

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  • by | April 4, 2014 3:27 PM

    Samsung's ATIV SE on Verizon just went official, but in kind of an underwhelming sort of way. The phone's been hanging around as the stuff of rumors since late last year, and though it's now confirmed and up for pre-order, the launch has been seriously low key: Verizon sent out a single tweet, and Samsung's mobile press page have been entirely silent on the ATIV SE. While that may make the phone an underdog right out of the gate, we might not necessarily want to read that as Samsung having low interest in Windows Phone, hearing now about possible plans for a WP8.1 handset. In contrast to ...

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  • by | April 4, 2014 11:43 AM

    For a moment there, it seemed like Samsung might not bring a Galaxy S5 Active to market, at least considering the water resistance already inherent to the parent Galaxy S5. But even after the GS5's launch, these Active rumors have persisted, and last week we saw them get quite specific, zeroing-in on a model number. This week that model number leads us to some new evidence, as a User Agent Profile turns up for this mystery hardware. We already heard that the GS5 Active might arrive as Samsung's model SM-G870, and that carrier variants may be coming to AT&T and Sprint. There's still no ...

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  • by | April 4, 2014 5:48 AM

    We've heard a lot about the Verizon Samsung ATIV SE lately, including some leaked official press renders, as well as speculations regarding its internals. Looks like the rumors were spot on, as Verizon has made the Windows Phone available for pre-order on its website. It goes for $199.99 with a two-year contract, but if you choose not to sign on the dotted line, it will set you back $599.99. So what's inside the Samsung ATIV SE? A five-inch Full HD (1080p) AMOLED screen, 2.23GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card -- up to 64GB), 13MP ...

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  • by | April 3, 2014 7:00 PM

    Microsoft gets itself a striking new digital assistant, Nokia prepares sharp new smartphone hardware, Samsung and HTC kick off a new round of rasslin', and Pocketnow team members start an informal book club! It might be a scatterbrained itinerary, but at least it's action-packed – and that's just scratching the surface of this week's epic two-hour mobile technology podcast. Join us as we debate the merits of Windows Phone 8.1 Cortana, the forthcoming Nokia Cyan update, and the Samsung ATIV SE before moving on to non-Build topics ranging from BoomSound to smartphone waterproofing ... not ...

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  • by | April 3, 2014 11:31 AM

    Samsung's Galaxy S5 launched with a 1080p display, despite incessant rumors in the months leading up to the phone's debut claiming that Samsung was working on a pair of handsets, and one of them would feature a quad HD, 2K display. Even after this premium GS5 failed to materialize, we tried to keep our hopes up, but once CEO J.K. Shin got involved and dismissed the rumors of such a project, we started to lose faith. But could there still be something to all this? Today new evidence of a beefed-up, high-res version of the GS5 arrives, courtesy of the GFXBench benchmark database. There we ...

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  • by | April 3, 2014 10:51 AM

    Much like how last year's Galaxy S 4 gave birth to a family of related smartphones, we've been anticipating the launch of a few similar variants of this year's Galaxy S5. One device we've heard mentioned a few times already is a GS5 Zoom, intended to outfit the handset with lenses capable of 10x optical zoom. The way the rumors described the GS5 Zoom, supposedly being much more slim and streamlined than the bulky GS4 Zoom, gave us cause to be pretty optimistic for what Samsung might be putting together here. Today we get what could be our first look at the phone, and hear about a possible ...

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  • by | April 2, 2014 6:26 PM

    If you haven't been following the developments, today is Apple vs. Samsung, day 2. Apple's first witness for today is non-other than Apple's SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller. His participation in Apple trials has become quite common, and more specifically, in the previous trials between Apple and Samsung. Today Schiller takes the stage one more time, but oddly didn't surprise anyone with his statement. As it turns out, Schiller simply decided to play it safe and re-hash the same statement he's used in two previous trial testimonies about the reasons why Samsung has infringed in ...

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  • by | April 2, 2014 7:36 AM

    Just as we're expecting an HTC One Mini, we're expecting a Galaxy S5 Mini, pretty much like last year. It has nothing to do with leaks, rumors, predictions, or speculation, it's the way OEMs compete in the non-flagship segment. These phones often have nothing in common with their higher-end siblings, except for the name they carry, but that doesn't stop the manufacturers from releasing them. Back to the topic at hand, the upcoming Galaxy S5 Mini, the Galaxy S4 Mini follow-up. SamMobile claims they've got inside information concerning the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini specs: a 4.5-inch Super ...

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  • by | April 2, 2014 3:52 AM

    Samsung's Galaxy S 5 might not yet be available for all, but the lucky folks in South Korea, the manufacturer's home market, have been able to purchase it since March 27, basically two weeks earlier than the rest of us. However, according to a report published by Yonhap, the South Korean availability wasn't smooth; its sources mentioned "limited availability through carriers and crackdown on subsidies for new subscribers", as main hurdles. However, despite all of the above, the Galaxy S5 is off to a solid start, in terms of sales. Average daily sales are estimated at 7,000 units, which is ...

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  • by | April 1, 2014 6:35 PM

    As the trial of Apple vs. Samsung continues today, we've already heard Apple's arguments as to why Samsung has benefited from the whole development process of building phones through Apple's experience with the iPhone. Obviously the next step was for Samsung to defend itself, and you'd think that Samsung would counter Apple's arguments during its opening statement, but the company insists that it's just a victim. As it turns out, Samsung's attorney Bob Quinn decided to pull out an old 2010 email written by Steve Jobs to his staff to address the battle between Apple and Google as the "Holy ...

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  • by | April 1, 2014 6:19 PM

    The Apple vs. Samsung trial has officially begun, and if you were tired of all the drama in the previous one, this one is actually interesting and unique on its own. Previously we saw how Apple won the previous patent trial based mostly on software patent infringement, and this time, the lawsuit digs deeper into how Samsung has benefited in copying Apple's smartphone development. Today the trial has begun with Apple's opening statement, where the company specifically asks for over $2 Billion in damages over Samsung's infringement in five different patents. By contrast, even though Samsung ...

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  • by | April 1, 2014 3:55 PM

    One of the biggest mysteries hanging over hanging over Google's Nexus series of Androids has concerned the fate of the 10-inch option. By now, Google's made it clear that we get a new Nexus smartphone every year, and the way the first two generations of the Nexus 7 look, that's a pattern we could see Google mirror with these smaller tablets. But what about bigger ones? The Nexus 10 launched all the way back in 2012, and after it passed that one-year mark, we really started looking in earnest for a replacement. While we still don't have any firm answer, some recent developments over on the ...

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  • by | April 1, 2014 10:53 AM

    For the past couple months, following Samsung's introduction of its new TabPRO and NotePRO tablets at CES 2014, we've been hearing about another family of models that would soon join them, presumably as Tab 4 non-pro devices. There have been plenty of leaks to help us along the way, including an early rundown on specs for a 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1-inch Tab 4, and later leaks of a few press renders for this gang. We even briefly saw the tablets mentioned by Samsung itself, on a page for the Gear Fit – and that sighting revealed Samsung to be taking a cue from those TabPROs and removing a space ...

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  • by | March 31, 2014 11:44 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the HTC One (M8), its sales performance, and what HTC has to say about benchmark manipulation. Then we talk about Apple's App Store, and the recent changes that the company plans due to different exchange rates. Samsung follows the news as apparently the company is asking Google to step-in and defend Android in the trial against Apple. Microsoft is next as we talk about some cool new features that may come on Windows Phone 8.1. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 6 and its leaked photos. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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