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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    An interesting product roster reshuffle is happening at MetroPCS, as T-Mobile’s prepaid subsidiary picks up a number of new low-cost Androids while also retiring a few old ones. The mid-range LG K10 and Samsung Galaxy J7 are already up for grabs through Metro’s e-store, after debuting at parent “Uncarrier” just a couple of weeks ago, and before long, the Coolpad Catalyst will hit both T-Mo and its daughter network too. After instant rebates, the K10 and J7 set you back a palatable $100 and $180 respectively, whereas the lower-end Catalyst is apparently due to cost $20, yes, $20 ...

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    An early leader of the slowly developing Indian handheld landscape, Micromax appears to have ironically ran into trouble as its domestic market started to mature. While still ranked behind only Samsung in smartphone sales around those parts, the 2000-founded company has seen its numbers plummet of late, with the rise and expansion of many budget-focused Chinese OEMs. But if device manufacturers like Lenovo, Vivo, OPPO, Gionee and LeEco can make it on foreign territory, why couldn’t Micromax do the same? After timid steps outside its comfort zone in small, unfledged countries including ...

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    After proper launches and expansions in the US and China, where Apple Pay is also available, Samsung Pay just saw daylight in the second country not yet included in its arch-rival’s world tour. Spain was of course a less obvious choice than South Korea for the growth of arguably the most convenient digital wallet service around, and you’d have probably expected Samsung Pay to land on British shores first. But the important thing is the mobile payment app is finally tackling the old continent, with the UK and Russia at the very least following soon, alongside Singapore, Australia, ...

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    Did you get a Galaxy Note 4 from Verizon recently? Well, you've probably itched that Samsung scratch at the right time. It's been a while since Sprint gave us the Android Marshmallow update for its Note 4 units. Verizon has its turn starting today. In addition to the usual Android 6.0.1 pickups, TouchWiz gets an iconography refresh, Wi-Fi Calling, Android for Work pre-loaded and Ultra High Quality (Hi-Fi) Audio. Software version MMB29M.N910VVRU2CPD1 is rolling out over time. Refresh for the OTA or just wait. It'll get there. Source: Verizon Via: GSMArena

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    It's been a couple years of silent squats and burpees for Samsung's fitness-dedicated wearables. That's not to say that the company has ignored fitness. Not by a long shot. But if the chaebol wants to keep battling the likes of Apple and Fitbit, it needed to get its fitness right. Did it? Well, the Gear Fit 2 is giving it a shot. It keeps the wide AMOLED display from its predecessor, though it's gotten a bit wider — 216 x 432 at a 38.1mm (1.5 inches) diameter — that can show live stats as well as messaging notifications. The display is shy of the 24.5mm profile of the ...

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    A quick follow-up to our story yesterday about Xiaomi topping the market share pie chart in China — apparently, one chart doesn't tell the whole story. An OPPO representative clarified to us that while Xiaomi did take a win in Sino Research's April report, OPPO got another one. Xiaomi led the market in online-based sales while OPPO had the most offline sales for the month. Here's how those numbers stack up: [table] OEM,Share (%) OPPO,13.3 Apple,11.9 vivo,11.7 Huawei,10 Samsung,6.8 Gionee,4.6 HONOR,3.9 Coolpad,3.4 MI,2.9 Meizu,2.6 [/table] Though listed, brands of western interest that ...

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    While we’re certainly accustomed to hearing year in and year out how unreleased flagship phones aim to radically improve everything about their predecessors only to often get minor revisions of most high-end features, this time Samsung’s “next big thing” is truly shaping up as an across-the-board game changer. Whether it’ll end up being called Galaxy Note 6, Note 7 or even Note 7 Edge, the late summer/early fall 2016 S Pen phablet should stand out with a mobile record-matching 6GB RAM count, iris authentication, massive battery, Snapdragon 823 processing power, up to 256GB ...

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    Verizon is no stranger to one-upping Samsung’s sweet Galaxy S7 deals, offering a gratis Gear S2 smartwatch back in the day with the flagship Android phone while the OEM could “barely” bundle the handheld with a free Gear VR headset. Now, the Gear VR freebie is rebooted across all Samsung-sanctioned US retailers selling the S7 and S7 Edge, as well as the S6, S6 Edge, Edge+, and Note 5, and once again, Big Red ups the savings ante. Only the nation’s leading wireless service provider keeps its latest bargain limited to the GS7, S7 Edge, and Note 5. Buy any one of those from the ...

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    Google knows what it wants when it comes to Android hardware. It always could make those machines on its own, but it doesn't as a favor to the manufacturers that it would be cannibalizing. Instead, those OEMs help Google execute its reference designs. But something changed when Mountain View decided to make the Pixel C. The company put in direct orders to the factories. It made its own hardware. And it may be looking to make more. At Re/code's Code Conference, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told Walt Mossberg that the company's Nexus platform is getting "more effort" poured in. "You'll see us ...

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    The low-end Galaxy J-series might be in for another evolution to bring it in-line with the new and prim Galaxy C-series. Like most things, it starts from the bottom. This time, the bottom looks to be not a Galaxy J2 as the header suggests, but a Galaxy J3 remix that mimics the aesthetics of the Galaxy S6, at least on the back. With these renders picked up by Dutch site Galaxy Club, we find out there's a whole lot of change on the outside and even quite a bit on the inside. The form factor comes off as more squared than said S6. In its TENAA listing, we learn that the phone has a ...

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    How can anyone possibly compete with Samsung in the low-cost VR headset space when the Oculus-powered Gear VR is yet again given away for free in a sweet smartphone bundle arrangement? This time, the deal is even sweeter, believe it or not, as the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, and Note 5 join the ranks of the S7 and S7 Edge in netting you gratis immersive accessories, no matter where you buy your flagship handheld from. As long as it’s a manufacturer-sanctioned US retailer, and you sign up to a device installment plan, outdated two-year contract, lease, or purchase one of the ...

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    Smartphone demand might be on a steep downward trajectory worldwide, but at least stateside, customer satisfaction continues to improve, from an overall industry grade of 78 out of 100 last year to 79 based on feedback supplied between March 5 and 31 by 12,710 tech consumers chosen at random. Questioned about their “recent experiences with the largest telecommunications service providers and phone manufacturers”, these singled T-Mobile and Apple out as their respective segment’s leaders in terms of the way they cater to the buyer’s needs and requirements. That shouldn’t come as a ...

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    New York City. Home of everything, ever. That includes an event from Samsung this week — specifically, this Thursday, June 2. The press invitation the company has sent out tells us to "Go. Move. Explore. Create with Galaxy". The fitness vibe that marketing gives off would tell of something like a Galaxy S7 Active, but our colleagues at Droid Life are thinking more of the Gear Fit 2 or "IconX" earbuds that's also been teased about. And hey, it could be all of the above. "Experience how Samsung's devices work together to create a Galaxy of Possibility," the invite continues. Dubstep ...

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    In the United States, when you talk about smartphones, you usually talk about how much of the rest of the market is affected by Apple's weight. Not the case anymore. In Counterpoint Research's latest Market Monitor report for the first quarter, Cupertino's lead on the other OEMs has been thinning out for the past year. It has dropped from 46 percent last year to 33 percent this year. While it still heads the pack, Samsung is nipping at the heels with a 28 percent share, 2 percent better than 2015. LG dropped 1 percent to 15 percent, but that's after seven straight quarters of gains. ...

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    There have been rumors floating about in China of an "edgy" Note 6 this season instead of an "edge+" model as Samsung put out last year. Well, it's been a bit since we've talked about this rumor and, lo and behold, rumors have gone ahead and changed the Note 6's name. Cue obligatory "Why six afraid of seven?" jokes here. Well, Indian import/export database Zauba might have evidence of what could end up being called the Galaxy Note 7 edge. Diving into Samsung's nomenclature here, we've seen the regular Galaxy S model numbers coded in the alphanumeric format of "SM-G9XX". The Notes have ...

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    If you've always wanted to charge your aluminium-bodied iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s, Mophie is finally bringing some contact power to its product portfolio. Its Juice Pack Wireless products range has been extended from cases for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge to those fruity little devices, plus different mounts for your desk or the car. The cases and pads are compatible with Qi and "virtually any wireless charging technology," — say, Powermat — have magnets to keep your phone upright and "plugged" and come in any color you want, as long as it's black. Okay, the Galaxy S7 Juice Pack does also ...

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    Not again, AT&T! What is it with America’s second largest wireless service provider and essential software updates lately? Both the HTC One M9 and M8 got their Marshmallow makeovers on Ma Bell way too late compared to models locked to other networks, the OTA 6.0 rollout for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge was a bona fide fiasco, and now Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon leave their common enemy behind as far as the S5 is concerned. But today’s story isn’t about the “DeATTh Star”, with Big Red instead capturing the spotlight even on the heels of the Now Network and Magenta. You weren’t ...

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    While the vast majority of today’s popular activity trackers highlight the number and precision of their sensors, battery endurance, build quality, water resistance and connectivity as key selling points, you shouldn’t be very surprised if the next wave of low-cost wearables takes a cue from smartphones in engaging in spec wars. The Samsung Gear Fit 2, for instance, is tipped to pack a homebrewed 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM, and 2GB internal storage space. That’s in stark contrast to the meek 180 MHz ARM Cortex M4-based CPU inside the original Gear Fit model, whereas RAM and ...

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    As LeEco continues to evolve and expand its mobile presence globally, it's also tweaked around its phones a whole bunch. But we haven't seen a shift in its silicon like this one from the artist formerly known as "LeTV". A phone similar to the Le 2 submitted under the model number X502 has passed through TENAA. Unlike the Le 2's 16-megapixel rear camera, this one gets a 13-megapixel camera. But they do share the fact that each have 3GB of RAM. And yes, they don't have headphone jacks. But here's the thing: there's an octa-core 1.9GHz processor that's believed to be Samsung's own Exynos ...

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    If you can’t beat them, join and follow them as soon as possible in as many markets as you can, and hope prospective clients will find your service more practical, convenient, secure and widely accepted. That’s probably the best Samsung can do these days in its efforts to hinder the global expansion of Apple Pay. Cupertino was technically the first to roll out a digital wallet solution in both the US and China, but competition remains fierce due to the arch-rival’s magnetic support and recently formed Alipay alliance. Meanwhile, Apple Pay literally just hit the big stage in Singapore ...

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    If there's one thing Google can't shame Samsung for, it's the security updates. The company forwarded the May update for the Galaxy Note 4 before the month of April ended. And while we're looking at a limited launch bed for the June update, it's still noteworthy that Samsung has done it again. A subscriber to Spain's Orange got the update early on top of a May 24 build for his Galaxy S7 edge. You're free to head into your settings and refresh for updates. In the "About device" menu, just hit the "Download updates manually" button. No guarantees that you'll get your software before the ...

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    Huawei's suing Samsung in the US and China and the other is considering suing back. The Chinese manufacturer is looking at patents involving 4G technology, user interface and OS being infringed. It's not uncommon to see suits filed in order to force the target company to the table for licensing negotiations or get certain terms in those negotiations. Sources to The Korea Herald have said that Huawei wants a cross-licensing deal with Samsung for a some of the chaebol's 4G patents — it owns 954 of them, more than any other entity. "Huawei has some security issues in entering the US ...

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    Like we've been saying, these "buy one, get one" deals have been popping up like moles in a prairie. T-Mobile has another one going on right now. Will you take the hammer to this one? Simply put, all the Samsung Galaxy phones T-Mobile is offering are eligible for the deal. One phone has to be purchased on an installment plan while the other can either be financed or bought at full price. At least one new line is required. The offer is valid in all of the US and currently doesn't have an end date. Once you make your purchase, you'll need to head to this page within 30 days, enter in your ...

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    Version 4.8.0085 brings some major feature adds to the S Health app, major enough that you'd think it'd be worth the bump to 5.0. Alas, if you like to compare your bests and literally document your data while keeping your blood sugar in check, you've got it in this update. The Android app introduces step count comparisons with your friends and your age range with goal "challenges". More of your steps will get counted if you don't happen to be wearing your Gear Fit as the step count now also takes in accelerometer data from your phone. You can quickly start a pulse check by placing your ...

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    Samsung might skip the naming of its next phablet, jumping to the Note 7. Pebble smashes Kickstarter goals. Should companies be allowed to use Kickstarter as a "pre-sale" platform? We get a better look at the OnePlus 3, and our own Jaime Rivera went to China to check out the ZTE Axon 7! Of course we'll also be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready! It's time for episode 202 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on May 27th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version starting this weekend. ...

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