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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 has reportedly been looking to get into the virtual reality industry as of late, as leaks concerning its Gear VR have suggested. And those leaks are not all: a new report out of The Verge today suggests that a Samsung virtual reality headset may not be released too far into the future, even offering a first glimpse at what is likely the device in question. First of all, we'd like to simply point out that The Verge does not corroborate the Gear VR moniker previously leaked in this report, though that's what leaks in the past have detailed it as. Moving on to the leak itself, we've ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is expected to go official within a couple hours (it's almost August 13 in South Korea), so it's unsurprising that rumors concerning the phone are still flowing in at a pretty good rate. We already know through a recent model number leak that there will likely be multiple carrier variants, including AT&T and T-Mobile-supporting ones. The latest model number to join the mix, SM-G850F, has us thinking a Galaxy Alpha LTE Cat. 6 may just possibly be landing along with the others. Just like Samsung did with its own Galaxy S5 LTE-A (and LG with its G3 Cat. 6), this ...

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    Early this summer, rumors were already circulating that Samsung, despite the release of high-profile phones like the Galaxy S5, wasn't shaping up to report big earnings, and indeed, when the numbers finally came out late last month, we saw the lowest quarterly profit in a long while. Granted, it's still bringing in billions, but that sort of slow-down is nonetheless troubling to a company that's been enjoying the sort of unchecked momentum that Samsung has. Now it looks like the manufacturer is taking steps to turn things around, as we get word of new cost-cutting measures. If you were ...

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    We've got Android Wear. We've got Samsung's proprietary Gear line-up. We've got Pebble. Even Sony has some skin in the game. You probably won't find anyone who would argue with you that those are all "smartwatches". But they're all so different from one another! That got us scratching our heads: what is a smartwatch? According to Wikipedia: "A smartwatch (or smart watch) is a computerized wristwatch with functionality that is enhanced beyond timekeeping, and is often comparable to a personal digital assistant (PDA) device. While early models can perform basic tasks, such as calculations, ...

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    Samsung's underdog Tizen OS has already proven to be great for the purposes of its smartwatch line, but it has failed to expand to smartphones too well -- though the Samsung Z was announced recently, that project is in limbo with delays at hand. Now a new report from TizenExperts suggests that the company might kill Samsung Z and instead invest in low-end phones. The reason for the change is supposedly to better counter OEMs such as Xiaomi, which have seen remarkable growth spurred by budget phones. Also, Tizen is meant to run on devices with as little as 256 MB of RAM, so it sounds like ...

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    This morning brought news of some possible pictures of Samsung's next phablet, the Galaxy Note 4. Or, that's what we were supposed to be looking at, at least, though we had more than a few concerns about whether or not those were the real deal. In a case like that, where we find ourselves burdened with doubt, a second source is always nice to turn to, either for corroboration or to help refute the news. A second source is what we find ourselves dealing with now, and while this adds some interesting new information to the puzzle, we're still not quite to the point of getting clear answers. ...

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    These may not be Samsung's best quarters when it comes to its sales of mobile devices, but that doesn't change the fact that the company remains the biggest smartphone maker in the world. This is one of those companies that doesn't mind pushing something directly from an R&D lab to a retail store, win or lose, so it's hard to see this Korean giant slow down in its plans to continue as the smartphone king. The Galaxy Alpha is a clear example another experiment that Samsung is willing to push forward, and rumors say this will happen very soon. New reports from some Korean sources claim ...

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    We just got done looking at some (possibly suspect) images of the Galaxy Note 4, but putting aside what we think of their legitimacy for a moment, there was one clear omission from those pics: no wrap-around, over-the-edge display. Based on the rumors we heard last week, there could be a good reason for that, though, and such a model might be a very limited-edition version of the Note 4 sold only in select markets, while most of us would get a much more traditional Note 4 design. Even if that's the case, how would the phablet be sold? A new trademark application may just offer us an ...

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    Going back several months now, we've heard a lot about what to expect form Samsung and its next phablet, as rumors attempted to detail the Galaxy Note 4. With its Unpacked event coming up at IFA 2014, the Note 4's launch may only be weeks away, and despite all this talk of quad HD displays, next-gen SoCs, and maybe even some sort of wrap-around screen, we haven't really had much in the way of reliable leaks picturing the phone's hardware itself. We get this week started with a series of images intent on doing something about just that, showing us a smartphone that may well be Samsung's ...

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    It was just about this time last year that we were asking some valid questions about the Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom: Is it a phone? Is it a camera? Who would buy it? Why?!? One year later, its successor has reached the market with the same functionality and almost the same form factor. Now we're asking the same questions in our Samsung Galaxy K zoom review below, though we're not quite sure we'll be able to answer this time around, either. If you don't know what the S4 zoom was, and what the K zoom is, just take a look at the images below. You see, you have to look at both of them, because if ...

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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Saturday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    Updated with time codes, new streaming portals, and links to the high-quality version. Skip past the YouTube embed and download your very own copy of this week's podcast. Enjoy! Thanks to our new Blackphone review devices, we're already halfway off the grid ... or at least, halfway buried under Post-It notes littered with passwords, which is almost the same thing. Before we get too stealthy, though, we're hosting us a little show. Some of you might know it as the mobile technology podcast that's gone 108 episodes without missing a single week (accurate). Others might know it as the last ...

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    The long-rumored device-unlocking app from T-Mobile is now here. The Un-carrier today released the T-Mobile Device Unlock app to Google Play earlier in the day as an easy method to undo the carrier locks on phones, but there's a catch of course. The application currently only functions on T-Mo's Samsung Galaxy Avant, a low-to-midranger which... isn't the most impressive phone out there, shall we say. The app is installable on other devices, as we discovered with a T-Mobile-branded Galaxy Note 3, but it doesn't function. We're hoping (and expecting) the app will make the leap to other ...

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    Samsung has long been the king of Android. Its Galaxy S smartphone has far outsold any of its competitors' Android handsets by the millions, quarter after quarter, year after year. It's aided in pushing mobile hardware and Android as a platform forward, and has even attempted to fork the Android ecosystem by instilling its own ecosystem within Android, selling movies, music, and other digital content through its own store. Samsung has, for the better part of its smartphone career, largely steered the direction of smartphones and led the industry. That is, until recently. Over the last two ...

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    For those of you that thought that Push to talk was dead, well it is, and it isn't. At times when users are sticking to services like Voxer, or even Whatsapp's voice messaging, it's hard for these decade-old services to survive. Still, we know that Verizon is reluctant to let it die, and the company is now pushing it to more handsets, in its own way. Verizon's Push to Talk Plus is still "a thing" on Verizon, and the company has decided to make this service available to flagship devices like the Samsung Galaxy S5, in addition to other legacy devices like the Motorola Droid MAXX. There are ...

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