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Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM for Sprint's Galaxy S5 leaks

Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM for Sprint's Galaxy S5 leaks

26 November, 2014 | comments (21)

It's been nearly a month since the last major Lollipop-related leak for the Samsung Galaxy S5 but that was only screenshots and a video demo. If you're really desperate to take Android 5.0 for a spin and have a Galaxy S5 from Sprint you can now...


New TouchWiz version may add theming support

New TouchWiz version may add theming support

25 November, 2014 | comments (48)

TouchWiz gets flamed a lot for its looks, but what if Samsung enabled themes? Sony has them, CyanogenMod has them, many Android customizations do they offer the ability to quickly change the look of the device and often goes beyond just changing...


Samsung Galaxy A5 debuts in China for $420

Samsung Galaxy A5 debuts in China for $420

25 November, 2014 | comments (39)

The dual-SIM version of the Samsung Galaxy A5 is now listed on the company's official website in China. It is selling for $420 (CNY 2,599). The price is a bit steep compared to the competition from Xiaomi and Meizu. The Meizu MX4 retails for $292...

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Samsung SM-E500F may be part of new E series

Samsung SM-E500F may be part of new E series

24 November, 2014 | comments (27)

Samsung has recently launched the Galaxy A series, comprising so far of the A3 and A5. Not long ago there were some mumblings saying that the Korean company likes the idea of using even more letters of the alphabet to describe some upcoming new...


Samsung to counter shrinking profits with management changes

Samsung to counter shrinking profits with management changes

24 November, 2014 | comments (61)

Samsung's recent decline in revenue has led them to undertake some major damage control. After the planned reduction in the companies` mobile portfolio by as much as 30% as of next year the Korean giant is now faced with a possible management...

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WSJ: Galaxy S5 sold 4 million units less than the Galaxy S4

WSJ: Galaxy S5 sold 4 million units less than the Galaxy S4

24 November, 2014 | comments (126)

There have been sings that the Galaxy S5 was not living up to expectations since July analysts reported that the 2014 flagship sold 2 million units less in May compared to the Galaxy S4 for the same period after its launch. Weak quarterly results...


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 gets a stability-oriented update

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 gets a stability-oriented update

21 November, 2014 | comments (48)

Following a firmware update focused on improving battery life, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 owners are now treated with another one targeting performance and stability. Users in Germany and Greece are reporting their smartphones are prompted to install the...


Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S5 finally receives Android 4.4.4

Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S5 finally receives Android 4.4.4

20 November, 2014 | comments (14)

More than two months later than T-Mobile's version, Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S5 is now finally in the process of getting updated to Android 4.4.4 KitKat. This is the last version of the OS bearing that name, so we assume the next new software...


Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus is now on sale in Europe

Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus is now on sale in Europe

20 November, 2014 | comments (46)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus was unveiled a month ago without much fanfare. It's an updated version of the Galaxy S5 flagship that keeps everything the same but promotes the chipset to Snapdragon 805. The new chip offers better quad-core Krait 450...

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Tizen OS 2.3 screenshots reaveal a fresh new look

Tizen OS 2.3 screenshots reaveal a fresh new look

20 November, 2014 | comments (72)

New screenshots of Samsung's Tizen 2.3 have surfaced, courtesy of Tizen Indonesia. The latest version of Tizen OS looks a lot more colorful than before with updated icons. Samsung has also used bold color choices throughout the user...

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Samsung will make a foldable smartphone display in 2015

Samsung will make a foldable smartphone display in 2015

19 November, 2014 | comments (74)

Flexible displays are slowly but surely making their way into our lives - and mobile devices. The first step has been represented by panels bent during the production process, like those in the LG G Flex, Samsung Galaxy Round, and Galaxy Note...

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Lollipop update for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 showcased too

Lollipop update for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 showcased too

19 November, 2014 | comments (57)

Earlier we showed you the first leaked screenshots depicting what the Android 5.0 Lollipop update would look like on the HTC One (M8), and now it's Samsung's turn. From the Korean smartphone maker we've already had leaks showing us not one, but...

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Display Mate crowns Galaxy Note 4 display Best of the Best

Display Mate crowns Galaxy Note 4 display Best of the Best

19 November, 2014 | comments (67)

A couple of months ago Display Mate proclaimed the Apple iPhone 6 display as the "best-performing LCD", it has done more testing and now the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 earns the "best of the best" title. As part of a shootout it went up against the...


Samsung plans to cut phone portfolio by 30% in 2015

Samsung plans to cut phone portfolio by 30% in 2015

18 November, 2014 | comments (108)

Samsung head of investor relations, Robert Yi, has revealed during a presentation in New York that the company plans to cut the number of smartphone models it produces by 25% to 30% in 2015. With this step, Samsung hopes to fight the falling profits...

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Samsung and Apple reach a chip manufacturing agreement

Samsung and Apple reach a chip manufacturing agreement

17 November, 2014 | comments (65)

Apple and Samsung have reached a chip manufacturing agreement. Worth billions of dollars, the deal will make Samsung the primary supplier of application processors for Apple from 2016 onwards. The deal will see the Korean giant manufacture...

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More details about Tizen-based Samsung SM-Z130H leak

More details about Tizen-based Samsung SM-Z130H leak

17 November, 2014 | comments (33)

Samsung is working on a low-end smartphone running Tizen, which it will launch in India at some point in the future. The device, known so far just by its model number (SM-Z130H), is actually codenamed Kiran, internally at Samsung. After the...

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Dual-screen YotaPhone 2 to launch on December 3

Dual-screen YotaPhone 2 to launch on December 3

17 November, 2014 | comments (16)

Yota Devices, the maker of the YotaPhone 2, announced earlier today its plan for a December 3 event. It will take place in London and the YotaPhone 2 will be presented and possibly officially released to market. The phone manufacturer stated its...

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Sony IMX230 sensor features 192-point autofocus, Z4 bound

Sony IMX230 sensor features 192-point autofocus, Z4 bound

17 November, 2014 | comments (56)

Sony just unveiled its latest mobile IMX230 EXMOR RS camera sensor, which might very well be the star on the back of the future Xperia Z4. The sensor shoots at 21MP resolution, just like the IMX135 it replaces, and uses stacked design. Sony says...

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Samsung Gear S starts selling in Canada for $399

Samsung Gear S starts selling in Canada for $399

17 November, 2014 | comments (19)

The Samsung Gear S, which is a proud winner of a CES 2015 Innovation award, has made it to Canada and now retails for $399. The gadget is only available through Samsung's official stores. Soon you can expect to see the smartwatch in BestBuy...

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Galaxy Note Edge Premium Edition coming to Germany

Galaxy Note Edge Premium Edition coming to Germany

16 November, 2014 | comments (30)

As it happens Samsung Germany wasn't sure if users in the country want the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge or are just fine with having the Galaxy Note 4 so the subsidiary decided to ask. The users have spoken, saying they want the innovative Note Edge...

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