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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active on AT&T gets Android KitKat update

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active on AT&T gets Android KitKat update

18 April, 2014 | comments (19)

The AT&T-bound Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is now receiving the Android 4.4 KitKat update. The update file size varies between 447 MB - 877 MB depending on your current operating system version. At the moment, the new firmware is available over the air...

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Global smartphone shipments rise to 267 million in Q1, 2014

Global smartphone shipments rise to 267 million in Q1, 2014

18 April, 2014 | comments (40)

The Global smartphone shipments hit 266.9 million units in the first quarter of 2014, according to a report from market researcher TrendForce. The three month period, starting from January to March, saw a rise of 1.13% compared to the same period of...


A third of all Samsung Galaxy S5 upgrades leave an iPhone behind

A third of all Samsung Galaxy S5 upgrades leave an iPhone behind

17 April, 2014 | comments (167)

According to a report in The Telegraph, more than a third (38% to be precise) of the users who upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S5 switched from an Apple iPhone. The data has been gathered from the mobile trade-in website CompareMyMobile. The...


Galaxy S5 sells twice better than Galaxy S4, UK retailer says

Galaxy S5 sells twice better than Galaxy S4, UK retailer says

17 April, 2014 | comments (38)

It's customary for manufacturers to try and build up hype for their newly launched smartphone by talking up their sales numbers. Samsung made no exception to this, saying that its new Galaxy S5 flagship sold 30% more units than its predecessor on...

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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 Gear smartwatches to work with these 20 devices

Samsung Gear smartwatches to work with these 20 devices

16 April, 2014 | comments (22)

Samsung's has expanded its Gear smartwatches to work exclusively with some 20 more smartphones and tablets, although they will still have to be Samsung branded. Initially working only on the Galaxy S5, Samsung has unveiled an updated list of...

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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 (92)

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 Galaxy S5 costs  $256 to build

Samsung Galaxy S5 costs $256 to build

15 April, 2014 | comments (72)

Analytics company IHS has released its teardown report of the Samsung Galaxy S5, which also reveals an estimate of the phone's bill of materials (how much its parts cost). The Galaxy S5 costs Samsung about $256 to build, which is just slightly more...

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Samsung sends invite for 'Kapture the Moment' event in Singapore

Samsung sends invite for 'Kapture the Moment' event in Singapore

14 April, 2014 | comments (24)

It hasn't been long since we saw the first leaked image of the Samsung K Zoom camera phone, the successor to the Galaxy S4 Zoom launched last year. Now, Samsung has started sending out invites for the launch event, which will be held in Singapore on...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom/K Zoom passes through the FCC

Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom/K Zoom passes through the FCC

13 April, 2014 | comments (21)

Now that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is out of the way, the next big things from the South Korean manufacturer will the usual spin offs like the Zoom, Active and Mini variants. The Galaxy S5 Zoom aka K Zoom has been making the rounds in the rumorland for...


Leaked APKs show Samsung Galaxy S5 Active coming

Leaked APKs show Samsung Galaxy S5 Active coming

13 April, 2014 | comments (22)

Samsungís unannounced Galaxy S5 Active made an appearance yet again. An alleged list with 277 APK files, set for the upcoming smartphone made the rounds on Twitter, courtesy of @evleaks. Alleged Samsung Galaxy S5 Active APK list (click to...


Samsung Galaxy S5 first day sales break Galaxy S4ís record

Samsung Galaxy S5 first day sales break Galaxy S4ís record

13 April, 2014 | comments (234)

Filter this under non-surprising developments, but reports from Korea are saying that the Samsung Galaxy S5 has enjoyed quite some success on launch day. The new flagship has managed to set a new record for the company for launch day sales beating...

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HTC sales materials leak: pits the One M8 against GS5

HTC sales materials leak: pits the One M8 against GS5

11 April, 2014 | comments (161)

HTC is campaigning hard to train sales associates to sway buyers from purchasing a Galaxy S5 and to get an HTC One M8 instead. If you take a look at a page from HTCís latest training materials below, youíll see that proving itís better than the...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition is headed to Verizon

Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition is headed to Verizon

11 April, 2014 | comments (2)

A Developer Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S5 will make its way to Verizon Wireless in the near future. The upcoming handset has the model number ET-G900VMKA. As expected, the specs of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition will the same as...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 also region-locked, here are the details

Samsung Galaxy S5 also region-locked, here are the details

11 April, 2014 | comments (61)

Just like the Galaxy Note 3 before it, the Samsung Galaxy S5 packs a region lock. To get rid of it, Galaxy S5 customers need not only to activate, but also make a cumulative calls over 5 minutes in their region before transferring and using it...

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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 extends tablet market share to 23%, Apple still leads

Samsung extends tablet market share to 23%, Apple still leads

10 April, 2014 | comments (28)

According to a report in ZDNet Korea, Samsung increased its tablet market share to 23% in the first quarter this year. Unnamed senior executives from the Korean giant reveal that it shipped 14 million tablets during Q1. The above sales...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 gets stability update a day before launch

Samsung Galaxy S5 gets stability update a day before launch

10 April, 2014 | comments (34)

The Samsung Galaxy S5 launches globally tomorrow and you'll have an update waiting for your when you open up the box. The update is available now and weighs in at 30MB. It will push the software version to XXU1ANCE and is just a stability update,...


Samsung outs dual-SIM Galaxy S3 Neo in India

Samsung outs dual-SIM Galaxy S3 Neo in India

09 April, 2014 | comments (37)

Korean giant Samsung has unveiled a new variant of its former flagship, dubbed Samsung I9300I Galaxy S3 Neo, for the Indian market. The device, which was introduced in the Chinese market back in January as the Galaxy S III Neo+, provides a decent...

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Samsung releases Q1 guidance: operating profit down 4.3%

Samsung releases Q1 guidance: operating profit down 4.3%

08 April, 2014 | comments (25)

Samsung's Q1 report isn't ready yet (it should come out on April 25), but the tech giant released guidance for operating profit and sales for the first quarter of this year. While last year the company posted a massive increase in operating profit,...

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