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Android 4.4.2 KitKat heading to Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom

Android 4.4.2 KitKat heading to Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom

16 July, 2014 | comments (7)

Back in 2013, when Samsung first tried its hand at merging a smartphone with a point-and-shoot camera, the Galaxy S4 zoom was outed with Android 4.2.2 Jelly bean on board. Now, the robust smartphone/shooter is receiving the latest Android 4.4.2...


Verizon now allows LTE phones on prepaid plans

Verizon now allows LTE phones on prepaid plans

15 July, 2014 | comments (10)

Ever think about picking up one of Verizon's prepaid plans, but you were put off by the lack of LTE phone support? Well Big Red has finally loosened up and allowed users rocking LTE capable handsets on its prepaid smartphone plans. There are some...


Larger iPhone 6 may not be released; good news for Samsung

Larger iPhone 6 may not be released; good news for Samsung

15 July, 2014 | comments (152)

Apple seems to have addressed consumers' biggest gripe with the iPhone with its upcoming iPhone 6: screen size. The Cupertino-based tech company allegedly has two smartphones in the pipeline with different screen sizes: 4.7” and 5.5”, which should...

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Low-end Samsung Tizen phone apparently in the works

Low-end Samsung Tizen phone apparently in the works

15 July, 2014 | comments (4)

Remember Tizen, the mobile operating system that some people claimed would make Samsung drop Android? It's not doing so well. The first handset from the Korean maker that was supposed to run Tizen has been delayed indefinitely. So it might be a...

Tags: Tizen, Samsung


Samsung files for a patent on a new Galaxy Note S Pen feature

Samsung files for a patent on a new Galaxy Note S Pen feature

14 July, 2014 | comments (42)

Samsung has filled for a patent in its homeland Korea. The new feature, which the company is working on, will be intended for the Galaxy Note series. The new patent filling reveals that the South Korean manufacturer is working on a method to...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


Metal Samsung Galaxy Alpha may be unveiled in a month

Metal Samsung Galaxy Alpha may be unveiled in a month

14 July, 2014 | comments (45)

Rumors of a new, metal-clad Galaxy line are back, this time from South Korean site ETnews.com. The article is light on detail but cites industry insiders who claim the Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be unveiled on August 13. The Alpha line is intended...


Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 gets Android 4.4 KitKat

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 gets Android 4.4 KitKat

14 July, 2014 | comments (260)

Samsung has begun rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat firmware for the Galaxy Grand 2 smartphone. The update includes all Android features up to version 4.4.2 plus updated TouchWiz launcher. The first market to get the update is India, where the...


Possible Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo gets benchmarked

Possible Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo gets benchmarked

14 July, 2014 | comments (24)

Samsung was expected to decorate its Galaxy S5 smartphone with usual spin-offs like the Active, mini, Zoom and the company did not disappoint us. In fact, it looks like we will be treated with one more Galaxy S5 variant in the form of Galaxy S5...


Samsung teases retina scanner, perhaps coming to Galaxy Note 4

Samsung teases retina scanner, perhaps coming to Galaxy Note 4

14 July, 2014 | comments (44)

Early Galaxy S5 rumors talked of a retina scanner but the finished device used a fingerprint scanner for its biometric security. Now Samsung is teasing the Galaxy Note 4 through its SamsungExynos Twitter account, showing a phablet-like device that...


Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is now on pre-order in Germany and Poland

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is now on pre-order in Germany and Poland

13 July, 2014 | comments (18)

After having gone up for pre-order in the UK earlier this month, the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is getting the same treatment in Germany. For now, it appears to be offered only by one retailer, though that's the very well known...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung's first Tizen phone delayed yet again

Samsung's first Tizen phone delayed yet again

12 July, 2014 | comments (61)

Samsung has been promising a Tizen phone for quite some time now, however, the device has hit its fair share of setbacks. Recently, the Korean manufacturer made plans to release the Samsung Z in Russia, and the handset was even going to debut at a...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen


Samsung Galaxy Ace NXT goes on sale in India

Samsung Galaxy Ace NXT goes on sale in India

11 July, 2014 | comments (27)

It's only been a few hours since we first heard about the upcoming Galaxy V, and now another entry-level Samsung smartphone is in the news. The Galaxy Ace NXT is apparently already in stock at one particular retailer from Mumbai, India. Below you...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Exynos ModAP is first Samsung chipset with integrated LTE

Exynos ModAP is first Samsung chipset with integrated LTE

11 July, 2014 | comments (19)

Qualcomm owes a lot of its current chipset domination on the best (until recently only in town) on-chip LTE connectivity. Samsung is a company that likes to use its own building blocks and the Exynos ModAP comes to fill the void of an LTE Cat. 4...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


Samsung Galaxy F is now Bluetooth certified, it seems

Samsung Galaxy F is now Bluetooth certified, it seems

11 July, 2014 | comments (32)

Samsung has churned out several Galaxy S5 versions already but it's not nearly done. The Samsung G901F received its Bluetooth certification and of course there are speculations that it's the mysterious Galaxy F. The Galaxy S5 model numbers are...


Entry-level Samsung Galaxy V appears in a retail listing

Entry-level Samsung Galaxy V appears in a retail listing

11 July, 2014 | comments (28)

Another day, another entry level smartphone from Samsung! A retail listing from Vietnam reveals that the South Korean giant is gearing up to introduce a new smartphone dubbed Galaxy V to attract entry-level users. Samsung Galaxy V will come out...

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Verizon’s Big Red promo to offer 50% discount on smartphones

Verizon’s Big Red promo to offer 50% discount on smartphones

10 July, 2014 | comments (3)

Verizon will be allegedly announcing a new promotional campaign dubbed Big Red later today. The marketing effort will allow you to pick up a smartphone for half of its current price tag. According to a report, Verizon’s Big Red promo offer...


Samsung may announce new Exynos chipset today

Samsung may announce new Exynos chipset today

10 July, 2014 | comments (26)

Samsung teased a new Exynos announcement today via its official Exynos social account on Twitter. The teaser is very short, with just a teasing text and a cool picture. The tweet says: Tomorrow we have something new and exciting to show you. Stay...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


Control your Google camera app with Android Wear

Control your Google camera app with Android Wear

09 July, 2014 | comments (6)

Ever want to control your Google camera application from a distance? Well big G has added a nifty little update that might tickle your fancy: you'll soon be able to control your phone or tablet's camera shutter from your Android Wear...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Apple loses voice recognition patent case in China

Apple loses voice recognition patent case in China

09 July, 2014 | comments (59)

Apple recently took the Zhizen Internet Technology company to court to prove that they didn't commit patent infringement on the Chinese company's voice recognition software. The Beijing First Intermediate Court however, ruled that Apple's lawsuit...

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Two new Samsung phones surface via benchmark

Two new Samsung phones surface via benchmark

09 July, 2014 | comments (47)

A couple of yet unheard of Samsung smartphones have been spotted getting results over at GFXBench. They are the SM-G5308W and the SM-G8508S. The former is a lower-midrange offering that sports Qualcomm's first ever 64-bit mobile chipset (the...

Tags: Samsung, Android