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Samsung CES 2013 press conference is live, watch it here

Samsung CES 2013 press conference is live, watch it here

07 January, 2013 | comments (16)

Samsung has always been one of the most exciting press events here at CES, and while it oftentimes saves its biggest releases for separate events, there's sometimes a surprise or two in store at its press conference. You can be part of all the...

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Samsung I9500X name shows up on official site, what is it?

Samsung I9500X name shows up on official site, what is it?

07 January, 2013 | comments (35)

Around this time last year we started seeing clues of the existence of a mysterious Samsung I9500 device. Now an entry on Samsung's Global Download Center might rekindle the old rumors. The entry is for a phone called Samsung GT-I9500X and there...


Samsung starts Jelly Bean rollout for the Galaxy S Advance

Samsung starts Jelly Bean rollout for the Galaxy S Advance

07 January, 2013 | comments (303)

Samsung is releasing the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for its I9070 Galaxy S Advance smartphone. The update is available over the air and through the KIES software, but has only hit Russian units so far. The update is also available for direct...


Samsung Galaxy S III mini to get Red, Black and Grey color options

Samsung Galaxy S III mini to get Red, Black and Grey color options

07 January, 2013 | comments (11)

The Samsung Galaxy S III mini tries to follow in the footsteps of its big brother and now its in the "getting new color versions" phase that the S III went through a while back. The Galaxy S III mini launched with the standard White and Blue...


Samsung Galaxy S II JB update detailed, coming very soon

Samsung Galaxy S II JB update detailed, coming very soon

06 January, 2013 | comments (135)

Samsung has kept its promise from last year and has now revealed details regarding the Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update. In addition to the enhanced performance that Project Butter in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will provide, the update will also bring...


Samsung releases fix for Galaxy S III kernel exploit in the UK

Samsung releases fix for Galaxy S III kernel exploit in the UK

04 January, 2013 | comments (47)

Samsung didn’t let the holidays get in the way of patching security holes - it is already rolling out an fix for the kernel vulnerability for Exynos devices, at least for the highly popular Galaxy S III phone. The updated software is I9300XXELLA...


comScore: Samsung and Android continue to dominate US

comScore: Samsung and Android continue to dominate US

04 January, 2013 | comments (41)

The most recent comScore figures confirm a trend we've become used to in 2012: Samsung and Google on top, with Apple steadily gaining ground. In what is steadily turning into a two horse race, Android and iOS now combine to hold a whopping 88.7%...


Samsung Galaxy S IV to launch in May, says Samsung Lebanon

Samsung Galaxy S IV to launch in May, says Samsung Lebanon

04 January, 2013 | comments (97)

Samsung's Galaxy S line of flagships traditionally launches in Q2 - the original launched in June, the sequel in April and the Galaxy S III in May. What about the S IV? A post on Samsung Lebanon's Facebook account points to May for the Samsung...


Samsung to release multiple Tizen devices in 2013

Samsung to release multiple Tizen devices in 2013

03 January, 2013 | comments (67)

Samsung has issued a press statement that it will be releasing several devices running the Tizen mobile OS this year. Unfortunately, there are no specifics as to hardware specifications, when they will be heading to market, or at what...


Samsung acknowledges Galaxy S III sudden death, fix is on the way

Samsung acknowledges Galaxy S III sudden death, fix is on the way

03 January, 2013 | comments (153)

Throughout the last two months we've received numerous reports of Galaxy S III smartphones dying unexpectedly, usually overnight. Luckily those users who have experienced this trouble got their Galaxy S III quickly repaired (with replaced...


Samsung says it will ship 510 million phones in 2013

Samsung says it will ship 510 million phones in 2013

02 January, 2013 | comments (36)

Boosted by what has undoubtedly been a spectacular sales year, Samsung is predicting an even stronger 2013. The Korean giant expects to ship a total of 510 million handsets this year. Of that total, some 390 million are expected to be...


Happy New Year 2013 and thank you for all the support

Happy New Year 2013 and thank you for all the support

31 December, 2012 | comments (255)

The New Year is just around the corner and, as we say goodbye to year 2012, we cannot help but have a look back at all the work we've done. Thanks to you, our readers, it's been a successful year for us at GSMArena.com. This year you pushed our...


Samsung Galaxy Note II sales in Korea top 1 million units

Samsung Galaxy Note II sales in Korea top 1 million units

31 December, 2012 | comments (82)

Samsung has achieved yet another sales milestone for its Galaxy Note II phablet. After reaching 5 million units sold only two months after its launch, Samsung has also reportedly shifted 1 million devices in Korea alone. The Samsung Galaxy...


Samsung Galaxy S IV rumored to sport an S Pen when released

Samsung Galaxy S IV rumored to sport an S Pen when released

28 December, 2012 | comments (233)

Hot on the heels of yesterday's skillful render, a fresh rumor has emerged, potentially shedding light on the specifications and the release date of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S IV flagship. Reportedly, the hotly anticipated smartphone is pegged...


A press image of a black Samsung Galaxy Note II leaks out

A press image of a black Samsung Galaxy Note II leaks out

28 December, 2012 | comments (27)

Unsurprisingly, it appears that the Samsung Galaxy Note II will follow the suit of its Galaxy S III sibling and add more colors to its lineup. A press image of a black N7100 has emerged, thus pointing in this direction. A black Samsung...


Samsung officially announces Galaxy Note Premium Suite

Samsung officially announces Galaxy Note Premium Suite

27 December, 2012 | comments (109)

The latest generation of Samsung devices is already enjoying the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. Samsung is working hard to update the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note for quite some time and as it seems the Note update is just around the...


Samsung expected to ship 350 million smartphones in 2013

Samsung expected to ship 350 million smartphones in 2013

27 December, 2012 | comments (90)

According to the latest report by DigiTimes, Samsung is expected to ship over 500 million mobile devices globally in 2013. Also, out of these, 350 million are expected to be smartphones. With the total smartphone shipments for 2013 is...

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Apple has 53.3% of US sales in last trimester, Android strong in EU

Apple has 53.3% of US sales in last trimester, Android strong in EU

21 December, 2012 | comments (82)

According to data gathered by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech Apple has secured a 53.3% sales share in the US in the 12 weeks ending on November 25. The main culprit for the impressive result is the iPhone 5. Apple has passed the 50% mark for the first...

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Galaxy Note II Developer Edition headed to Verizon

Galaxy Note II Developer Edition headed to Verizon

20 December, 2012 | comments (17)

Samsung USA's official website revealed an upcoming Galaxy Note II Developer Edition for Verizon. As you've probably guessed this is a version with unlocked bootloader, but otherwise identical to the regular version, which has been available for a...


Samsung starts the Premium Suite rollout for the S III in the UK

Samsung starts the Premium Suite rollout for the S III in the UK

20 December, 2012 | comments (101)

The Premium suite update for the Galaxy S III has started rolling out in the UK. Most of the new features come from the Note II phablet, including MultiView, which lets two apps share the big screen for better multitasking. There are improvements...