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Samsung opens new plant to meet Galaxy S6 edge demand

Samsung opens new plant to meet Galaxy S6 edge demand

25 April, 2015 | comments (22)

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 (31)

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 (20)

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 (16)

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 (32)

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 (146)

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 (7)

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 (26)

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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Motorola begins testing Android 5.1 Lollipop for first-gen Moto X

Motorola begins testing Android 5.1 Lollipop for first-gen Moto X

21 April, 2015 | comments (25)

The original Motorola Moto X, released in 2013, has been in disadvantage since the official Lollipop release. Due to the dated Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset the Android updates need further tweaking before their rollout and first-gen Moto X was always...


Qualcomm may tap Samsung foundries for Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm may tap Samsung foundries for Snapdragon 820

21 April, 2015 | comments (36)

Samsung has an advantage in chip making and it's starting to snowball now even Qualcomm may switch to Samsung's foundries to manufacture the upcoming Snapdragon 820 chipset. The current 810 is built by TSMC (which also produced previous...


Latest Samsung Z1 OTA update brings new WhatsApp shortcut

Latest Samsung Z1 OTA update brings new WhatsApp shortcut

21 April, 2015 | comments (10)

Samsung's Tizen-based Z1 smartphone, which went on sale in India back in January this year, has received a fresh over-the-air (OTA) update. Sized at 17.3MB, the update carries build number Z130HDDU0BOD7, and brings along several bug fixes,...

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Samsung's Galaxy Tab A series lands in the US on May 1

Samsung's Galaxy Tab A series lands in the US on May 1

20 April, 2015 | comments (10)

Samsung will release the two Galaxy Tab A tablets in the US market on May 1. Both the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 and the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 were first introduced at an event in Russia last month, and since then we've heard that at least one of them is headed to...

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TrendForce: Global smartphone shipments declined 9.2% in Q1

TrendForce: Global smartphone shipments declined 9.2% in Q1

20 April, 2015 | comments (13)

Global smartphone shipments in the first quarter of 2015 stood at 291.2 million units, down 9.2% compared to the last quarter of 2014, according to a latest report from market research firm TrendForce. "The decline, which was larger than the...


Samsung drops its logo from the Japanese Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

Samsung drops its logo from the Japanese Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

20 April, 2015 | comments (36)

Samsung has dropped its company logo on the Japanese version of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. The Docomo version of both phones feature no Samsung logo on the front at all. Instead, the S6 gets a Docomo logo where the Samsung logo would be and...

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Expansys now selling Samsung Gear S for 275

Expansys now selling Samsung Gear S for 275

20 April, 2015 | comments (9)

UK e-retailer Expansys has dropped the price of Samsung's Gear S smartwatch, which was unveiled back in September last year at IFA and went on sale a couple of months later, from the usual 330 ($494) to 275 ($412). The price drop, however,...

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The Top 10 trending phones of week 16

The Top 10 trending phones of week 16

19 April, 2015 | comments (15)

There's no dethroning the Samsung Galaxy S6 from our weekly trending chart, and if anything it's even gaining popularity. It's special Galaxy S6 edge sibling is now the runner-up after briefly falling off the top 3 last week. The Galaxy Grand Prime...


New Samsung Galaxy Tab 5 specifications leak

New Samsung Galaxy Tab 5 specifications leak

18 April, 2015 | comments (38)

A brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab 5 has been spotted on TENAA, as well as in a Bluetooth certification. This means that the next iteration of the tablet family is well on its way, which, frankly, surprised us a little. Earlier this month, the...


Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge sales now expected to hit 70 million mark

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge sales now expected to hit 70 million mark

17 April, 2015 | comments (69)

A month after a CitiBank analyst predicted that Samsung may sell over 50 million units of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, the South Korean company has said that it is expecting sales of its latest devices to cross the 70 million mark. "The Galaxy...

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Verizon's Galaxy S6 phones won't have Microsoft apps pre-installed

Verizon's Galaxy S6 phones won't have Microsoft apps pre-installed

17 April, 2015 | comments (15)

Last month, it was announced that Samsung's latest devices, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, will ship with Microsoft OneNote, Skype, and 100GB of OneDrive cloud storage. However, according to a Wall Street Journal report, two of the big four...