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Samsung details Galaxy S6 and S6 edge software gift packs

Samsung details Galaxy S6 and S6 edge software gift packs

28 April, 2015 | comments (22)

With the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, Samsung has definitely set the flagship bar pretty high yet again. Both handsets employ cutting-edge technology and offer premium quality and leading performance. Naturally, the Korean giant hasn’t skimped on the...

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Samsung Galaxy J7, J5 Dual SIM pass Bluetooth certification

Samsung Galaxy J7, J5 Dual SIM pass Bluetooth certification

28 April, 2015 | comments (8)

Samsung plans to expand its youngest series of smartphones - Galaxy J - with two new additions. Earlier we heard that the Galaxy J1 smartphone will be joined by three more J series models - J3, J5, and J7. While there is no sight of the J3,...

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T-Mobile's Galaxy Note 4 finally gets Lollipop update too

T-Mobile's Galaxy Note 4 finally gets Lollipop update too

27 April, 2015 | comments (19)

T-Mobile is the last of the 'big four' carriers in the US to push out the Lollipop update for its Galaxy Note 4 units, but it's finally done so today. This follows similar rollouts already commenced by Sprint, AT&T, as well as Verizon - many weeks...


Samsung's new custom CPU cores 45% faster than A57

Samsung's new custom CPU cores 45% faster than A57

27 April, 2015 | comments (61)

Samsung has undoubtedly secured its top-dog position in terms of current gen mobile SoC performance. The latest Exynos 7420, powering the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge has proven itself more capable than anything Qualcomm or Mediatek currently have to...

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Lollipop update rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Lollipop update rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Alpha

27 April, 2015 | comments (25)

Looks like Samsung has started rolling out the Android Lollipop update for the Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850) smartphone. According to a report from Sammobile, the device has started getting Android 5.0.2 in South Korea, where the update is available OTA...

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The Top 10 trending phones of week 17

The Top 10 trending phones of week 17

26 April, 2015 | comments (17)

Just when you thought the Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 edge/Grand Prime triumvirate was going to rule for months on end, the Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML stepped in and claimed a seat in the Top 3. And it's also worth noting that the Galaxy S6 lost a massive 30K...


Samsung opens new plant to meet Galaxy S6 edge demand

Samsung opens new plant to meet Galaxy S6 edge demand

25 April, 2015 | comments (70)

Apparently there can be too much of a good thing, and in Samsung's case the unanticipated high demand for the Galaxy S6 edge lead to shortages in the smartphone's supply. The limiting factor was quoted to be the dual-edge display, but Samsung was...

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Galaxy S4 mini won't get Android Lollipop update

Galaxy S4 mini won't get Android Lollipop update

25 April, 2015 | comments (56)

UK carrier Three has revealed that Samsung's Galaxy S4 mini will not be getting the Android Lollipop update. The revelation was made by the carrier in response to a user's question on Twitter. @barbs_paul Sorry for the delay in replying Paul....

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Samsung pushes Lollipop update to the Galaxy Tab S 8.4

Samsung pushes Lollipop update to the Galaxy Tab S 8.4

23 April, 2015 | comments (20)

The update to Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 has been out for a while now, for both the Wi-Fi-only and LTE-capable iterations of that tablet. So it's only natural that Samsung starts pushing the new software to the smaller member of...


Samsung confirms its next smartwatch has round screen

Samsung confirms its next smartwatch has round screen

23 April, 2015 | comments (17)

Samsung has released a lot of smartwatches so far, but it's reportedly taking its time with the next one, wanting to get it just right. The device is codenamed Orbis, and will be sold as the Gear A. It will come with a round screen, unlike all of...

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Samsung begins updating Galaxy A3 with Android Lollipop

Samsung begins updating Galaxy A3 with Android Lollipop

23 April, 2015 | comments (37)

Samsung is now seeding yet another Android Lollipop firmware update - this time around the Galaxy A3 is the lucky smartphone. Samsung previously announced the entire Galaxy A series will be treated to Lollipop, so we expect the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy...


Qualcomm cuts outlook for fiscal 2015, blames Samsung

Qualcomm cuts outlook for fiscal 2015, blames Samsung

23 April, 2015 | comments (28)

Qualcomm has again cut its revenue forecast for fiscal 2015, with the company now expecting a revenue of between $25 billion and $27 billion, compared to $26.3 - $28 billion it was expecting earlier. The chipmaker has also cut its earnings outlook...

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Wait, what? Galaxy S6 sales in S. Korea fall short of expectations

Wait, what? Galaxy S6 sales in S. Korea fall short of expectations

22 April, 2015 | comments (147)

Less than a week after Samsung said that it is expecting to sell over a whopping 70 million units of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge this year, there are reports that sales of the devices in the company's home country have fallen short of...

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Lollipop update rolls out for AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

Lollipop update rolls out for AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

21 April, 2015 | comments (8)

Last week AT&T made the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop available for its Samsung Galaxy S5 Active units, and now the time has come for that device's predecessor to get its taste of the new software too. Today AT&T will start rolling out the...


Rooting your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge will disable Samsung Pay

Rooting your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge will disable Samsung Pay

21 April, 2015 | comments (26)

Samsung Pay launched with the Galaxy S6 duo with certifications from Visa and MasterCard, plus collaborations with various large banks around the world. The service is secured by Samsung KNOX though and that gets disabled when you root your...

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Motorola begins testing Android 5.1 Lollipop for first-gen Moto X

Motorola begins testing Android 5.1 Lollipop for first-gen Moto X

21 April, 2015 | comments (25)

The original Motorola Moto X, released in 2013, has been in disadvantage since the official Lollipop release. Due to the dated Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset the Android updates need further tweaking before their rollout and first-gen Moto X was always...


Qualcomm may tap Samsung foundries for Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm may tap Samsung foundries for Snapdragon 820

21 April, 2015 | comments (36)

Samsung has an advantage in chip making and it's starting to snowball – now even Qualcomm may switch to Samsung's foundries to manufacture the upcoming Snapdragon 820 chipset. The current 810 is built by TSMC (which also produced previous...


Latest Samsung Z1 OTA update brings new WhatsApp shortcut

Latest Samsung Z1 OTA update brings new WhatsApp shortcut

21 April, 2015 | comments (10)

Samsung's Tizen-based Z1 smartphone, which went on sale in India back in January this year, has received a fresh over-the-air (OTA) update. Sized at 17.3MB, the update carries build number Z130HDDU0BOD7, and brings along several bug fixes,...

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Samsung's Galaxy Tab A series lands in the US on May 1

Samsung's Galaxy Tab A series lands in the US on May 1

20 April, 2015 | comments (10)

Samsung will release the two Galaxy Tab A tablets in the US market on May 1. Both the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 and the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 were first introduced at an event in Russia last month, and since then we've heard that at least one of them is headed to...

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TrendForce: Global smartphone shipments declined 9.2% in Q1

TrendForce: Global smartphone shipments declined 9.2% in Q1

20 April, 2015 | comments (13)

Global smartphone shipments in the first quarter of 2015 stood at 291.2 million units, down 9.2% compared to the last quarter of 2014, according to a latest report from market research firm TrendForce. "The decline, which was larger than the...