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Even the Tizen-powered Samsung Z1 doesn't avoid Google's ecosystem

Samsung's first Tizen phone ships with Google Search and YouTube apps, and Google as its default search engine Following delays of over a year, Samsung finally shipped its first Tizen-powered handset, the Z1, earlier this month in India. The arrival of Tizen on smartphones — remember it's been...
Big Game Day Sale! Save 15% on all Android accessories

Big Game Day Sale! Save 15% on all Android accessories

It's time to gear up and buckle down for this weekend's big game! No matter what team you're rooting for this year, we can all agree that 15% off all accessories here at Android Central is a pretty sweet deal. We've got cases, chargers, batteries, etc. for the hottest Android devices including...
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Samsung ties with Apple for title of world's largest smartphone manufacturer

Samsung's decline of late has allowed Apple – which posted a stellar quarter in which it sold 74.5 million iPhones – to catch up to the South Korean manufacturer. According to data from market research firm Strategy Analytics, both Samsung and Apple control a global market share of 19.6 percent...
Samsung's Q4 2014 earnings show continued slumping smartphone sales

Samsung's Q4 2014 earnings show continued slumping smartphone sales

Samsung has reported the results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 today — and they're not pretty. Overall, the company brought in a profit of 5.3 trillion won ($4.8 billion USD) compared to 7.3 trillion won ($6.7 billion) the year prior — a 27 percent drop. On the smartphone side of...
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Report says that Samsung won't use Snapdragon 810 in Galaxy S6, overheating issues to blame

Over the last few years, Samsung has stuck to a release model for its flagships that sees the inclusion of Qualcomm chips for LTE markets, and Exynos-based variants in South Korea and emerging markets. That may change with the Galaxy S6, as a report out of Bloomberg states that Samsung won't...
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Samsung may extend its current partnership with BlackBerry, but won't buy it

The head of Samsung's mobile phone division stated today that the company could extend its current partnership with BlackBerry. However, he repeated what the company said last week that Samsung has no plans to acquire BlackBerry itself. Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Samsung's mobile...
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Boost Mobile now selling the Samsung Galaxy Prevail LTE for $129.99

As promised earlier this month, Sprint's no-contract subsidiary Boost Mobile has started selling the budget-themed Samsung Galaxy Prevail LTE smartphone. Boost Mobile has priced the Android 4.4 KitKat smartphone at $129.99. The 4.5-inch Galaxy Prevail LTE has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410...
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Samsung's new design chief comes from Jony Ive's old London-based firm

Samsung has hired Lee Don-tae as the company's new design chief, according to a report on The Korea Herald. The former CEO of Tangerine, a London-based design firm founded by Apple's Jony Ive, will aid Samsung to further advance its hardware designs and drive sales. Don-tae has previously...
Samsung reportedly in talks to purchase Blackberry

Samsung reportedly in talks to purchase BlackBerry [update: BlackBerry denies discussions]

According to a new report, Samsung has approached BlackBerry for a potential takeover worth as much as $7.5 billion. The news from Reuters, citing unnamed sources: Executives from the two companies, which are working with advisers, met last week to discuss a potential transaction, the...
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Samsung targets the entry-level segment in India with its first Tizen handset, the Z1

After significant delays, Samsung's first Tizen smartphone has made its debut. Dubbed the Z1, the device will go on sale in India later today for Rs. 5,700 ($90). To incentivize the purchase of the Z1 over Android handsets available at a similar price, Samsung is bundling a host of entertainment...
Samsung predicts more declining profits in Q4 2014 guidance report

Samsung predicts more declining profits in Q4 2014 guidance report

Samsung has issued its guidance report for the fourth quarter of the 2014 fiscal year, and profits continue to be on the decline from just a year ago. However, it appears that Sammy does expect to at least see a bump in both sales and profits over its previous third quarter report. Samsung...
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Missed yesterday's CES action? Watch press conferences from Sony, Samsung and LG right here

Yesterday's whirlwind of announcements from CES 2015 included Sony stating that it would offer Android TV on all of its Bravia lineup for 2015, Samsung launching a content store for its head-mounted VR unit and LG announcing a new bendy phone. To check out all the announcements from yesterday,...
Samsung officially unveils Milk VR, expands Milk Music and Video to TVs

Samsung officially unveils Milk VR, expands Milk Music and Video to TVs

From CES 2015 today, Samsung announced that it is expanding its Milk services to the TV, Web and VR. Milk Music will expand to Samsung Smart TVs and the web, while Milk Video will also come to Samsung's Smart TV lineup. In addition, today marks the official release of Milk VR. From Samsung...
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Live from Samsung's CES press conference at 2 p.m. PT!

Of all the CES press conferences Samsung is always a crowd favorite, and today at 2 p.m. PT we'll be there watching the 2015 version of the presentation. We don't know what Samsung has lined up for the show — or what'll end up happening off the script — but our liveblog will capture it all. Check...
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Samsung Gear S and others plug into AT&T's Digital Life connected home system

AT&T has announced at CES 2015 that they're opening up their Digital Life home automation platform to partners, including Samsung, LG, Qualcomm, and Lutron. That means, for example, the Samsung Gear S smartwatch could receive home security notifications, which Samsung is showing off as a...
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U.S. Cellular to start selling Samsung Galaxy Note Edge on Jan. 7

U.S. Cellular will begin selling the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge starting on Wednesday, Jan. 7. The wireless carrier is the latest to offer the smartphone with its unique edged screen and will sell the smartphone in Charcoal Black. Qualified customers can either buy it for $0 down using U.S....
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Buying a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, S5, or Tab S? You might be getting a year of Netflix for free

Android Central has received a tip that Samsung will begin a new promotion for US residents on Sunday, Jan. 4. Our tipster says people who buy a Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy Tab S can get one free year of Netflix. The promotion will last until Jan. 17. and is just for the first 115,000...
Samsung's 2015 smart TVs will all run Tizen

Samsung's going all-in with Tizen for their smart TV OS

After tinkering around with their custom Tizen operating system for the past several months, Samsung is making it official: all of their new smart TVs in 2015 will run Tizen. Samsung showed off their first Tizen-powered TV set back in June and pushed out a Tizen TV apps SDK in July, and now CES...
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Expansys USA is now selling the unlocked Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5

Expansys USA has become the first US retailer to offer both the Samsung Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 smartphones, both in unlocked, contract-free versions. Both Android KitKat smartphones support dual SIMs and are available only in white. Expansys USA is selling the Galaxy A3 for $329.99. The...
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Samsung closes flagship store in London amid sales decline

Samsung has shut down its flagship Experience Store in London's Westfield Stratford shopping center. One of ten such retail locations around the country, the store was located in a prominent section of the mall and was often the first retail outlet to commence sales of devices like the Galaxy S4...

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