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Model numbers for "Noble" Note 5 and "Zen" Galaxy S6 uncovered

29 April, 2015 | comments (24)

Two Samsung IMEI numbers have surfaced that point to two new Galaxy models. Their model numbers are SM-G928S and SM-N920F and the rumor mill has decoded them as the "Zen" Galaxy S6 Plus and "Noble" Galaxy Note 5 respectively. The SM-G928 appears...


Samsung reports a $5.5B operating profit for Q1 2015

Samsung reports a $5.5B operating profit for Q1 2015

29 April, 2015 | comments (22)

Samsung Electronics has released its financial results for Q1 2015 and they mark improved profits quarter-on-quarter despite a sales drop of 11% over Q4 2014. While the Device Solutions (DS) and IT and Mobile (IM) divisions show only marginal...

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Samsung pips Apple to regain top smartphone-maker crown

Samsung pips Apple to regain top smartphone-maker crown

29 April, 2015 | comments (41)

While Apple became the world's top smartphone vendor in the fourth quarter of 2014, looks like Samsung has recaptured the crown in Q1, 2015. According to a report from market research firm Strategy Analytics, Samsung captured 24% market share...

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Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S4 getting Lollipop OTA update

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S4 getting Lollipop OTA update

29 April, 2015 | comments (12)

Just a few weeks after AT&T started rolling out the Android Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy S4, Verizon has also announced the update for the device. The Verizon Galaxy S4 update brings Android 5.0.1 with software version...


Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition will get Android 5.1

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition will get Android 5.1

28 April, 2015 | comments (8)

Here's some good news if you own the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition, the one and only such device put out by the Korean company. The handset hasn't been on sale for a few months now, but if you got it earlier you'll be happy to know that an...

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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 (24)

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 (10)

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 (22)

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 (66)

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 (31)

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 (18)

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 (72)

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 (59)

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 (21)

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 (51)

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 (148)

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 (10)

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 (27)

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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