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Galaxy S5 and Note 4 may get Android L by early December

Galaxy S5 and Note 4 may get Android L by early December

18 September, 2014 | comments (35)

Android L is undoubtedly going to be released by Google before the end of this year, and as more time passes you might be inclined to ask yourself when or if your particular device will get updated. With Samsung's Galaxy S5 and Note 4, it's clearly...


HTC One (M8) with WP 8.1 shows up in the Netherlands

HTC One (M8) with WP 8.1 shows up in the Netherlands

06 August, 2014 | comments (30)

The HTC One (M8) with Windows Phone 8.1 made yet another unscheduled appearance. After getting caught in a press image last week, the yet to be announced handset quietly showed up on the website of a Dutch wireless carrier, thus suggesting that the...


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...


Apple iPhone 5s tops sales charts in Q1 of this year

Apple iPhone 5s tops sales charts in Q1 of this year

08 July, 2014 | comments (68)

According to data coming from ABI Reseach, which includes analysis, market data and insights, the top 20 best selling devices in the first quarter of the year are dominated by Apple and Samsung. Apple has two devices in that period which saw good...


iPhone users are switching to the Galaxy S5

iPhone users are switching to the Galaxy S5

01 July, 2014 | comments (220)

There's a significant number of iFans in the UK who are fed up with waiting for an iPhone with a larger screen and have jumped ship to the Samsung Galaxy S5 as a result. It turns out that 26% of new Samsung Galaxy S5 users have switched from the...


Counterclockwise: Apple iPhone 4, Asus Padfone, Nokia Oro

Counterclockwise: Apple iPhone 4, Asus Padfone, Nokia Oro

31 May, 2014 | comments (9)

After a short break our Counterclockwise series is making a return. This is our weekly article that looks back in time at what happened over the same seven days in the last few years. So sit tight for your weekly dose of...


Samsung testing Android 4.4.3 on Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4

Samsung testing Android 4.4.3 on Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4

26 May, 2014 | comments (41)

The latest version of Android KitKat may still be a ways off, but that's not stopping Samsung from being hard at work integrating it into its Galaxy lineup. If the recent leaked internal update status report is to believed, it appears that the...


Samsung’s Q1 2014 results reveal a net profit of $8.2billion

Samsung’s Q1 2014 results reveal a net profit of $8.2billion

29 April, 2014 | comments (28)

Samsung released its 1 2014 earnings report. In line with the earnings guidance from earlier this month, the Korean giant posted a net profit of 8.5 trillion won ($8.2 billion) from 53.68 trillion won ($51.8 billion) of revenue. The...

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First Samsung Tizen smartphone to debut in Russia this May

First Samsung Tizen smartphone to debut in Russia this May

27 April, 2014 | comments (38)

Tizen is alive, but unfortunately delayed yet again. However, there might be a light at the end of the tunnel for the joint Intel-Samsung developed OS, as according to a TizenIndonesia, Tizen is going to get its smartphone debut some time in...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen, Rumors


Samsung Galaxy S5 mini IP67 certification confirmed

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini IP67 certification confirmed

26 April, 2014 | comments (49)

We already know that Samsung is going to release the mini version of its Galaxy S5 flagship, just like it did for the Galaxy S4 last year. The upcoming Galaxy S5 mini has already been leaked via a case maker, and today Samsung has confirmed one of...


Sony Xperia Z Ultra GPE to soon get Android 4.4.3 update

Sony Xperia Z Ultra GPE to soon get Android 4.4.3 update

20 April, 2014 | comments (16)

The Sprint bound Google Nexus 5 was the first smartphone to receive the Android 4.4.3 update this past week. The Google Play Edition of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra might be the next smartphone in queue to get the latest Android 4.4.3...

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Samsung confident Galaxy S5 will outsell S4, Tizen coming in Q2

Samsung confident Galaxy S5 will outsell S4, Tizen coming in Q2

16 April, 2014 | comments (68)

Samsung senior VP of product strategy Yoon Han-kil revealed to Reuters that the company is confident its latest flagship sales of the Galaxy S5 will eclipse last years' Galaxy S4 device. The company more than doubled last week's launch market...


Samsung reportedly expecting to ship 35 million Galaxy S5s in Q2

Samsung reportedly expecting to ship 35 million Galaxy S5s in Q2

15 April, 2014 | comments (93)

According to a report in The Korea Times, Samsung expects to ship 35 million Galaxy S5 units between April and June. The upbeat prediction is a result of the strong sales achieved by the device during its worldwide launch. The high number of...


Samsung launches Galaxy S5 in 125 countries today

Samsung launches Galaxy S5 in 125 countries today

11 April, 2014 | comments (59)

Samsung's latest flagship is finally on sale, as today the device is available in 125 markets globally. This marks the largest launch of a Samsung smartphone ever - more than double that of the Galaxy S4, which initiated sales in 60 countries a year...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 sells well in Korea ahead of impending ban

Samsung Galaxy S5 sells well in Korea ahead of impending ban

02 April, 2014 | comments (23)

The Samsung Galaxy S5 went on sale last week despite the Korean manufacturer's wishes. The local carriers' hands were however forced due to a sales ban imposed for violating laws that regulate phone subsidies. The 45 day ban starts on April 5, so...

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Alleged specs and launch details of Samsung Ativ SE emerge

Alleged specs and launch details of Samsung Ativ SE emerge

31 March, 2014 | comments (20)

Purported specs and launch details for the upcoming Samsung Ativ SE made the rounds on the web. The Verizon-bound smartphone is rumored to launch at some point next month. The Samsung Ativ SE is tipped to feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC,...


HTC One 2014 pictured next to iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4 and LG G2

HTC One 2014 pictured next to iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4 and LG G2

19 March, 2014 | comments (70)

It seems like someone was able to get their hands on HTC's upcoming One flagship, and has even managed to shoot it next to some of the current competitor flagships (read. current, not upcoming). These include the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3, Sony...

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Samsung ATIV SE press image leaks out on Twitter

Samsung ATIV SE press image leaks out on Twitter

15 March, 2014 | comments (50)

An alleged press photo of Samsung ATIV SE made the rounds on Twitter, courtesy of @evleaks. Previously known as Samsung Huron, the Windows Phone handset is bound for Verizon Wireless in the United States. Update, March 22: @evleaks has released...


Samsung launches Galaxy S4 Black Edition in UK, costs £500

Samsung launches Galaxy S4 Black Edition in UK, costs £500

14 March, 2014 | comments (51)

Samsung introduced a new variant of its Galaxy S4 smartphone named Black Edition a month ago and the company had said that the device would go on sale in selected markets. One of those regions to offer the gorgeous looking new Galaxy S4 variant is...

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Samsung announces Exynos 5422 Octa and Exynos 5260 Hexa

Samsung announces Exynos 5422 Octa and Exynos 5260 Hexa

26 February, 2014 | comments (47)

It has begun a tradition Samsung to have its flagship smartphone utilize two types of chipsets. The Galaxy S4 was the first to get a Snapdragon and an Exynos version, followed by the Galaxy Note 3. Now the Galaxy S5 is getting a similar treatment as...

Tags: Samsung, MWC 2014