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Apple claims first spot in the Chinese smartphone market in Q4

Apple claims first spot in the Chinese smartphone market in Q4

27 January, 2015 | comments (3)

After a recent survey confirmed Apple's dominant position on its home US market, statistics now show that China has been conquered as well. Market analyst Canalys reports that the Cupertino giant is in top spot by units shipped in Q4 2014, a first...


Samsung may be working on advanced case for Galaxy S6

Samsung may be working on advanced case for Galaxy S6

27 January, 2015 | comments (7)

There's a whole flock of rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S6 and they don't always agree. Earlier we heard that Samsung is likely to seal the battery with a non-removable glass cover, but now info from Poland comes that the company will do...


Samsung Z1 gets two software updates in a single week

Samsung Z1 gets two software updates in a single week

27 January, 2015 | comments (5)

Samsung has undoubtedly been investing a lot of effort in its own Tizen platform. The Samsung Z1 entry-level smartphone is truly vital in this respect as it is currently the sole ambassador of the new OS in the mobile world and as such needs to make...

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New theory: Samsung ditching S810 for business reasons

New theory: Samsung ditching S810 for business reasons

27 January, 2015 | comments (32)

One of the bigger controversies surrounding the next eagerly anticipated Samsung flagship - the Galaxy S6 is weather or not it will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC or stick entirely with the in-house Exynos chip. There has been a lot of talk...


LG to sue Qualcomm over custom S810 for Samsung

LG to sue Qualcomm over custom S810 for Samsung

27 January, 2015 | comments (39)

Samsung is a huge customer for Snapdragon chipsets and as such has a lot of sway. The largest smartphone maker was reportedly unhappy with the Snapdragon 810 due to overheating issues and reports started swirling that Qualcomm will be offering a...


Tizen-powered Samsung Z1 sells 50,000 units

Tizen-powered Samsung Z1 sells 50,000 units

27 January, 2015 | comments (33)

Samsung premiered its first Tizen-based smartphone - the Samsung Z1 in India 10 days ago and has in that time span managed to sell 50 thousand unit of it. That's an impressive number for the maker, especially for a first-time device. This could...

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Samsung Exynos 7420 aces Geekbench 3.0

Samsung Exynos 7420 aces Geekbench 3.0

26 January, 2015 | comments (48)

The Samsung Exynos 7420 chipset has been tested in the Geekbench 3 benchmark, likely residing in a prototype Galaxy S6 unit. The SoC aced the benchmark test scoring 5478 and 1520 points in the multi-core and single-core tests,...

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Edged variant of Galaxy S6 could be called simply Galaxy S Edge

Edged variant of Galaxy S6 could be called simply Galaxy S Edge

26 January, 2015 | comments (18)

Samsung's next expected flagship device - the alleged Galaxy S6 has been generating a lot of buzz in the rumor mill. But besides the usual talk of more RAM, a better camera and whether it will be water resistant or not there is also another exciting...


Samsung Galaxy E3, J3, J5 and J7 names already patented

Samsung Galaxy E3, J3, J5 and J7 names already patented

26 January, 2015 | comments (26)

Samsung is hard at work expanding its device lineup. During the last few months it became clear that the Korean tech giant is starting a brand new A-series lineup, an E-series, as well as a J-series. The A lineup already has two members- the Galaxy...


Samsung Galaxy Note Edge pre-orders start in Canada

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge pre-orders start in Canada

26 January, 2015 | comments (11)

The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, which launched in the US back in November, will be available in Canada soon. While there’s no word on the price and availability date, the device is up for pre-order on Best Buy, with the listing suggesting that both...

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Samsung tipped to be the main chipset supplier for next iPhone

Samsung tipped to be the main chipset supplier for next iPhone

26 January, 2015 | comments (71)

Around 75% of the application processors that would power the next generation iPhone will be supplied by Samsung, according to a report from South Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper, which cited unidentified sources in the semiconductor...

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Samsung will manufacture the Tizen-based Z1 in India

Samsung will manufacture the Tizen-based Z1 in India

25 January, 2015 | comments (15)

Samsung will manufacture the Tizen-based Z1 smartphone in India. The Korean giant launched the affordable device in the country earlier this month. The device’s manufacturing process will take place in Samsung’s Noida facility in India....

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Apple accounts for half of US phone activations in Q4

Apple accounts for half of US phone activations in Q4

24 January, 2015 | comments (63)

The September launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has provided Apple with solid ground to maintain its ruling position on the US market. A newly published survey by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners reports that a dominating 50% of phone...

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Samsung Galaxy S6 to pack a 20MP camera with OIS

Samsung Galaxy S6 to pack a 20MP camera with OIS

24 January, 2015 | comments (60)

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S6 is a regular visitor to the rumor mill. This time, industry insiders from the Samsung Electro-Mechanics (SEM) subsidiary hint that the top-end smartphone will pack a 20MP main camera with optical image...

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Qualcomm to provide Samsung with a modified Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm to provide Samsung with a modified Snapdragon 810

24 January, 2015 | comments (98)

The Snapdragon 810 was set on to be the chipset of choice for the majority of this year's flagships, but persistent rumors of overheating problems have shaken Qualcomm's dominant position. Reports surfaced, stating that Samsung will opt for its...


Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 will be getting a 64-bit CPU bump too

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 will be getting a 64-bit CPU bump too

23 January, 2015 | comments (8)

It was just yesterday we saw the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 (SM-T333) running on a Snapdragon 410 chipset, offering a performance upgrade over the previous generation Snapdragon 400 chip and also a future-proof 64-bit processor. The specs of the...


Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 is getting a 64-bit version

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 is getting a 64-bit version

22 January, 2015 | comments (10)

The Samsung Galaxy Tab series has yet to break into the 64-bit world, but it seems that the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 will get a Snapdragon 410-based refresh. The company has used this chipset in several of its Galaxy A devices, plus a handful of others....


LG denies any Snapdragon 810 heating issue on the G Flex 2

LG denies any Snapdragon 810 heating issue on the G Flex 2

22 January, 2015 | comments (70)

While there have been recent concerns over the heating issues of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, LG, who is using the same processor on its upcoming G Flex 2, doesn't seem to have any problem. At a press event for the G Flex 2, LG vice...

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Galaxy S6 to debut on March 2 at MWC, executive confirms

Galaxy S6 to debut on March 2 at MWC, executive confirms

21 January, 2015 | comments (55)

A Samsung senior official has been quoted in Korean media, stating that the company's next flagship, the Galaxy S6, will indeed be announced at the MWC in Barcelona, specifically on March 2. What's more, Samsung has developed several prototypes and...


Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge won’t be water resistant

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge won’t be water resistant

21 January, 2015 | comments (65)

In an apparent attempt to increase its profit margins, Samsung is reportedly doing away with the IP certification from the non-Active models of its upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S6. This, in layman's terms, means that the device, as well as its all...

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