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OEMs: If you’re going to mod that far, give us a path back to stock

My mother-in-law got a new phone but couldn’t use it, it was so dissimilar from her old one. Please, OEMs, give us a path back to stock!

Four ways full-sized Android tablets (still) aren’t ready for primetime

A new wave of large-screened Android tablets is here, courtesy of Samsung and Sony. Here’s 4 ways their software doesn’t live up to the hardware (yet).

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – After The Buzz, episode 028

It’s been 4 months since Samsung unveiled the world’s most capable phablet. Learn how well it’s held up since in After The Buzz: Galaxy Note 3 review redux!

Samsung spitballing: what might TouchWiz 6 look like?

Samsung’s Android UI, or “skin,” has never won many popularity contests. Read our speculation on what the company might bring to the table in TouchWiz 6.

Pocketnow Weekly 048: Galaxy S 5 rumors meet Nokia EOS leaks in back alley, nasty knife fight ensues

Yes, there’s more to today’s Pocketnow Weekly podcast than Galaxy S 5 rumors. Also inside: iOS 7, Galaxy S 4 Zoom, & Nokia EOS salivating! Give it a listen!

Early Adopters: How’s Your Galaxy S 4 Treating You?

The Galaxy S 4 is finally widely available. Read our own early-adopter thoughts, and hear from others who picked it up in the first days of its release!

Weather Station Gives Galaxy S4 Features A Boost (Video)

The Samsung Galaxy S4 features many sensors packed inside its polished casing. Take a quick tour of an app that takes advantage of them.

Galaxy S 4 vs Lumia 920 (Video)

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 and the Nokia Lumia 920 go head-to-head in this Android-vs-Windows Phone smackdown. Watch our video to see who comes out on top!

Galaxy S 4 Guided Tour: Features, Gimmicks, and Everything in Between (Video)

The Galaxy S 4 comes packed with features, from the genius to the outrageous. Watch our guided tour to learn how to wave, blink, swipe, and otherwise gesture your way into the Samsung superphone’s good graces.

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Review

The Galaxy S 4 is the most anticipated Android smartphone of the year. But does its conservative design disappoint? Read our full review to find out.

The Pocketnow Weekly Podcast: HTC One vs Galaxy S IV Special Edition

The biggest Android smartphones of the year are launching within weeks of one another. Listen in as we weigh the pros and cons of, and our hopes and fears for, the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S IV.

HTC Droid DNA vs Samsung Galaxy Note II

What do you get when you cross the biggest, baddest Samsung phablet with the new superphone from HTC? You get this Droid DNA vs Galaxy Note II head-to-head video. Watch it before it gets cold!

Samsung Galaxy Note II vs Samsung Galaxy Note (Video)

The Galaxy Note II faces off against the Samsung Galaxy Note in a quick but beautiful battle of the phablets. Check out all the improvements Samsung has made to its latest Android phone/tablet hybrid.

How To Take Great Pictures With the Samsung Galaxy S III

With a good enough camera, taking great pictures doesn’t require you to be a professional photographer. Sure, that helps (a lot), but it’s not strictly necessary. Especially if you have capable tools at your disposal, and enough knowhow to wield them. The Samsung Galaxy S III has the tools in abundance.

Samsung Galaxy S III Launcher Ported and Available For Other ICS Phones

One of the exciting things about Android is the ability for skilled…

Samsung Gets Official With Its Galaxy Chat, The ICS QWERTY Model From Earlier This Week

Samsung’s Galaxy Chat will be available around the globe, starting in Spain later this month.

Samsung Galaxy S III Review (Sprint)

It may be tacky, but Samsung hits the nail right on the head with the Galaxy S III’s marketing tagline. Especially for Sprint customers, “the next big thing” is indeed here.

These Galaxy S III Features Are Useless … Without Another Galaxy S III

Samsung is pushing some features that not only require the presence of another phone; they demand that the other phone also be a Galaxy S III. They’re like those opportunistic semi-friends you had in high school; the ones who will agree to hang out, but only if a certain set of other friends will be there. Also known as jerks.

Sweet Moves: Gestures and Motion-Based Controls on the Galaxy S III

Gestures in the smartphone world are nothing new, but Samsung includes a lot of gesture and motion-based interactions that make the experience of using the Galaxy S III unlike that of any other Android phone. I’ve done my best to put them to the test on both the international and Sprint versions of the SGS3, and I’ve organized them into a list for your reading enjoyment.

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III Delayed One Day At a Time?

U.S. variants of the Samsung Galaxy S III have been announced (and…

Showdown: Quad-Core Vs. Dual-Core Samsung Galaxy S III (Video)

Visually, they’re almost indistinguishable. Aside from a carrier logo and a barely perceptible tint of the white polycarbonate underneath the “hyperglaze” coating, these Galaxy S III devices are identical twins. But looks, as they say, are only skin deep.

Samsung Expects To Sell Ten Million Galaxy S III Units In July

No one can really question the success of the Galaxy series of…

AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S III Variants Rooted

However, users in the U.S., especially subscribers to one of the carriers that have the phone in their line-up can now also join the root party.

Samsung Releases Source Code for Sprint Galaxy S III

After publishing the source yesterday for the AT&T and T-Mobile variants of…

Samsung Releases Source Code for AT&T and T-Mobile Galaxy S III Devices

Opposed to the International Samsung Galaxy S III which packs a quad-core…