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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    At this point, we're probably not even two months away from the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, with all signs pointing to the phablet's launch at IFA 2015 in Berlin. And while having the handset's arrival that close over the horizon means that we've been hearing plenty of rumors about it, the leaks have been a little unsatisfying. After all, while we may have already seen leaks reveal upcoming hardware like the iPhone 6S, we've yet to similarly get a chance to check out the Galaxy Note 5 in the flesh. While we're still not quite there yet, we may have the next best thing, as a video ...

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    You could be forgiven for getting a little sick of hearing about Samsung's new Galaxy S6 Active. By the time this piece hits the feeds, Samsung's rugged superphone will have gotten unboxed, drop-tested, compared with its lighter-weight Galaxy S6 sibling and given the full review treatment. We tend to cover smartphones to death here at Pocketnow, and this mil-spec box of techno-toughness is certainly no exception. But there's more to say about the Galaxy S6 Active, and this time the story is a very specific one. If you've listened to the Pocketnow Weekly podcast or checked out our After ...

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    We just told you about a new rumor concerning Apple's plans for a 12.9-inch iPad “Pro,” looking at a recent trademark application and explaining why it wasn't quite the evidence for an OS-X-powered iPad as some were making it out to be. But that doesn't mean that work on a larger iPad isn't happening, and the idea that Apple could still release this long-rumored tablet has yet to fade. This evening, we get the latest word about how this jumbo-sized iPad could be coming together, as we hear some supply chain rumors about the companies Apple's chosen to build the tablet's display. ...

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    The mobile industry has a certain degree of patience when it comes to waiting for new devices and services, one largely dependent on just how excited we are about the product in question. When Apple announces the Apple Watch seven months before it intends to even start accepting pre-orders, we may grumble a bit, but you know damn well we've got the release date circled on our calendars and will spending at least those last few weeks on the edge of our seats. But to really get away with that sort of thing, you need to be selling something worth buying. We wonder if that's at all the case ...

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    It's been about six months since we saw the initial Samsung Galaxy J1 debut – it was the device that kicked off the entry level Samsung Galaxy J-series devices. As the empirics show, Samsung has a tendency to release slightly tweaked or modified versions of its smartphones after the initial release with a different name. The Galaxy S6, for example, already has an Active variant, with more likely on the way. The latest device to get this modification treatment could indeed be the Galaxy J1, as a Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace model has been spotted on a Dutch retailer website. ...

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    If you've been rocking a Galaxy S5 on AT&T, you might be jealous at this point of the Android 5.1 updates hitting other carrier models of the smartphone – unfortunately for you, that update is indeed finished and rolling out, but not for your smartphone. We're sorry to disappoint, but today's AT&T Galaxy S5 software update isn't bringing that update either; this one's just for bug fixes. The update will take your S5 unit from the OC4 firmware to OF2. Unfortunately, AT&T hasn't posted up a software update changelog on its website quite yet, but given the fact that the update ...

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    We've been hearing rumors this week that new Tizen phones are on the horizon from Samsung, and the first of those to hit the market may be the Samsung Z3, if a new leak perpetuated by SamMobile today turns out to be accurate. The website says that Samsung will be the skipping the "Z2" branding for reasons that are unknown – it makes no sense to us that the company would go from Z1 to Z3, but that's just the state of the world and we're going to have to deal with it. SamMobile also says that the Z3 will bear model number SM-Z300H_SWA_DD internally. No specific specifications are ...

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    Whether it will be called the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, or the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ (Plus) -- as hinted by a recently discovered USPTO trademark filing -- the phone should become official, judging by Samsung's previous launch windows, at the beginning of September, when IFA 2015 happens in Berlin. We should also remain skeptical, and not rule out the possibility that the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ (Plus) are two different devices. Actually, there seems to be more evidence pointing to the fact that these two will probably be two different phones (with the S6 Edge+ replacing the ...

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    We've kept a close eye on the Samsung Galaxy A8 leaks over the last couple of weeks. Samsung is clearly up to something good with this new Galaxy A variant, particularly in the design department. If all goes well, this should be the thinnest Samsung Galaxy ever, though don't think it won't come at a cost. One of the most striking parts of the spec sheet we found a few days ago, was not necessarily the fact that it was barely 5.9mm thin, which is already a full millimeter thiner than the iPhone 6. The shocker was that the video we discovered next showed that this device doesn't have a ...

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    Being made out completely of aluminum and glass, in addition to being their respective manufacturers' flagships for this year, represent the perfect reasons for us to compare these two devices. But there’s a lot more to comparing these smartphones than what we just mentioned above, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do in our Sony Xperia Z3+ vs Samsung Galaxy S6 (and Edge) comparison. As usual, we’re focusing on hardware, software and user experience, as well as the camera, drawing some conclusions at the end, or, better said, setting the stage and making it easier for you to ...

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    Going back about a month now, we've been hearing rumors about Samsung's plans for a new Galaxy handset, one that might straddle the line between the Galaxy S family and Note devices. The general idea seemed to be that we were looking at a larger variant of the Galaxy S6 Edge, but rather than this phablet-sized model being the next Galaxy Note Edge, it would forgo S Pen stylus support and instead arrive as something else. We've heard several names suggested for the device, including the Galaxy S6 Plus and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (or will we get two separate phones?), but there's not been much ...

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    Been suffering from issues on your Verizon-branded Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge unit? This new over-the-air update may be able to soothe you. A Verizon Galaxy S6 (it's for the S6 edge, too) update has been released today with security improvements for the reactivation lock, as well as the addition of roaming in Puerto Rico. Apart from the details above, the update itself is pretty bland. On the point of the reactivation lock, Verizon says in its release notes that it has included "security improvements to Samsung's Reactivation Lock (protection for lost or stolen devices." What those ...

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    Touch. Tap. Push. Prod. Swab. Stab. The button takes a lot of nonsense from its users. And also Benny Benassi and The Biz, but if I hear "push me and then just touch me" one more time, I might need a barbiturate. Anyways, people usually don't give these things much credit for doing what they do and what engineers have made them do. It didn't need to be a button Take the iPhone 5S with its home button. It implemented a fingerprint sensor on top of it and Apple thus created Touch ID. Touch ID was made to take the taps and swipes and repetition away from accessing secure features: unlocking ...

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    Samsung was in desperate need of a positive break after the sales disappointments it suffered with last year's Galaxy S5. The Galaxy S6 was codenamed "Project Zero" precisely because the company needed to re-invent the device from the ground up, and so it did. If you're wondering how well is the Korean giant doing after a few months of sales, the answer is actually positive. Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has just released numbers for the US marketshare over the the last three months ending in May 2015. The results show that Samsung is once again the smartphone king in the United States, ...

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    The launch of the first Galaxy Gear back in summer 2013 marked the beginning of what would prove to be a major wearables effort from Samsung, ultimately bringing us models like the Gear Fit and Gear S. And while the manufacturer's been on a bit of a smartwatch hiatus lately, we've got big hopes for what the future might bring, especially with the round-screened Gear A (aka Orbis) on the horizon. But when it comes to a prolific smartwatch maker like Samsung, how do we really quantify its interest in the market? Counting the number of models it's released? Looking at sales totals? Today ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy A8 has been leaking six ways from Sunday. After popping up all over the place in benchmark data, we started getting some early glances at actual hardware earlier this month. Most recently, that culminated in the publication of an up-close-and-personal hands-on video. But for as much as we've seen the Galaxy A8, we've yet to get a sense of Samsung's plans for making the phone official. While we're still not quite there, today we pick up maybe the most official-looking A8 leak to date, with the release of a document enumerating some of the smartphone's specs. While the ...

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    We have already heard and seen enough about the upcoming Galaxy A8 (including leaked specs and pictures), so that we become both intrigued, curious, and excited about Samsung's upcoming phone. However, thanks to this leak (embedded below), the upcoming phablet-class Galaxy A8 will have very few secrets. The device is expected to feature a large 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD resolution, octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 16MP main and five-megapixel front-facing cameras, 3,050mAh battery, fingerprint scanner, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, ...

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    We've heard a lot about Samsung Galaxy S6 sales; some reports claimed that things are looking good, others insinuated that the situation could be better. You never know who to trust when it comes down to bits like these, and today's report doesn't manage to shed more light either (granted, the report is based on "industry watchers'" findings and insights, so there's, as usual, room for speculation). Said sources claim that Samsung Galaxy S6 sales are falling short of expectations for Q2 of the year; the situation is reportedly not brighter when it comes to Samsung's domestic competitor, ...

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    Even when you're a smartphone giant like Samsung, it's no easy task convincing shoppers to try their luck with an unknown mobile platform. But that's just what Samsung's been doing with Tizen, and after a bumpy start, the company managed to finally get a phone out to market, with the introduction early this year of the Z1. With over 100,000 sales in the first month, the Z1 looked like it might actually be a solidly performing model. But would that pace keep up over time, especially with the arrival of new Samsung handsets? Six months from the phone's release, it looks like we can say ...

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    For years, Samsung's two-a-year flagship phone launches were so simple: Galaxy S in the spring, Galaxy Note in the fall. Sure, sometimes we'd see one or more Galaxy S cousins emerge in the late spring and early summer – devices like the Galaxy S Active series – but these were always specific to their parent phones; there was no Galaxy Not Active. Last year, however, Samsung mixed things up with the introduction of the Galaxy Note Edge, a move it followed with the Galaxy S6 Edge. Were these Edge devices to become regular fixtures in future launches? Maybe not, as rumors have started ...

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    The Graphical User Interface comes with the lay of the land. Each phone has its own way of telling you that you've gone into an application or moving between screens. And every phone has the basics dressed up in a different way. Be it the calendar or SMS or the darn calculator, every OEM wants to put their colors and shapes in the way they want. Let's face it: GUIs can look gooey. Of course, if you don't agree with the way your smartphone decided to do up a dialer, you have your choices. This is Android, after all. And from scanning a lot of comments, I can tell that there are a lot of ...

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    Update (06/28 21:50): Well, Michael and friend Chris did a good job. Fish's back. And the high-quality return is as well. Good luck. Who ever said that summer's a bit of a slow period in mobile tech circles? In the space between WWDC and IFA, nothing much happens, right? Luckily for you smartphone and tablet fans out there, that couldn't be further from the truth, and there's been a busy week chock-full of interesting developments that we're just aching to sift through, chew up, and feed to all of you, momma-bird style, on this week's Pocketnow Weekly. Life used to be so simple. Phones ...

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    With June drawing to a close, we're likely just over two months away from the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Even with so little time between now and IFA, there's still a ton of uncertainty surrounding this phablet, not the least of which concerning the fate of a curved-display Edge variant. Today, however, our focus is still on the regular flat-screened Note 5, as some early case renders attempt to clue us in to some of the phablet's design choices. That rough-looking render up top may not be very pretty, but if what it depicts is accurate, we're looking forward to a Note 5 that ...

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    There are folks out there who don’t have the time for a ten-minute video or a 4,000-word review, and they certainly don’t have an hour to absorb a meandering podcast (no matter how many awards it’s won). These people might be sneaking a quick YouTube fix on a bathroom break, trying to make a point to a rival smartphone owner at a bar, or even standing in line at a wireless retail store, waiting to make a purchase. They need the facts delivered quickly, with a minimum of window dressing and a firm conclusion in as little time as possible. For them, we’ve created the 60-Second ...

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    Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 is still a chip that can't escape its own shadow, with phone launch after phone launch haunted by tales of overheating. As we wait to see what, if anything, manufacturers are able to do about that, we're also looking forward to what's next, eagerly awaiting the first devices powered by the Snapdragon 820. Announced by Qualcomm back at MWC, the 820 is on track to power some next-generation flagships. While its commercial arrival is still some time off, we've already been hearing some rumors about what to expect form the SoC, including Samsung possibly having an ...

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