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Samsung reported to supply Apple and LG with new memory chips

Samsung has entered into an agreement with LG and Apple to supply both companies with new 20nm LPDDR4 DRAM chips for upcoming smartphones. The deal would see Samsung fulfill Apple's demand for memory chips for the next iPhone, while LG would use the components for the G4. According to the Korea...
Samsung acquires mobile payments company LoopPay

Samsung acquires mobile payments company LoopPay

It looks like Samsung is ready to take Apple head-on in the mobile payments arena. The company announced today that it will acquire LoopPay, an Apple Pay competitor that works with existing magnetic strip readers. From Samsung: LoopPay has built an advanced and widely accepted contactless...
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Samsung Galaxy S6 hinted to support multiple wireless charging standards

Wireless charging is awesome. There's no doubt about it. The removal of cables and fiddling with ports is a thing of the past for many, but Samsung has revealed the company will release hardware that supports all available wireless charging standards at some point later this year. The move will...
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Samsung reportedly sold 120,000 units of the Tizen-based Z1

It looks like Samsung managed to find a footing in the entry-level segment once again with the Tizen-based Z1. According to Business Korea, Samsung sold over 100,000 units of the Z1 in India since its debut in the country in January, followed by 20,000 units in Bangladesh, where the device was...
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Samsung begins production of an Exynos 7 Octa CPU with a 14nm process

Samsung has begun mass production of a new version of its Exynos 7 Octa processor, made with a 14nm FinFET process technology. The company previously announced the Exynos 7 Octa in October, but made using a 20nm process. Samsung stated: As the most advanced technology available today,...
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Samsung looks to regain market share in India with entry-level 4G devices

Samsung is looking to increase its focus in India with the launch of three 4G-enabled devices that will go on sale in the region later this year. The new devices are slightly modified versions of existing products with LTE connectivity thrown in, and will be aimed at the entry-level segment....
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Samsung to invest nearly $4 billion into producing new OLED panels

Samsung Display has plans to invest $3.6 billion (4 trillion won) into making OLED panels as its parent company looks at ways to offset the drop in smartphone earnings. According to the Reuters report, the company's new production line would focus on medium and small OLED displays for electronics...
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These are the top Samsung phones you need to know

Updated May 2015 In the world of smartphones, it's impossible to ignore the influence of Samsung. Since its explosion into Android with the launch of the Galaxy S2 globally, Samsung has firmly held on to the top spot in Android devices sold — and though the playing field has leveled off some in...
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Samsung's Tizen-powered Z1: A rival for Android One, if not all of Android

The first real, shipping Tizen phone is basic — very basic With the explosive success of Samsung's Galaxy line of Android phones, the Korean giant's symbiotic relationship with Google has been the subject of much speculation within the mobile industry. Just as Samsung is reliant on Google for...
Regulators looking at possible stock manipulation in Samsung buying BlackBerry rumors

Regulators looking at possible stock manipulation in Samsung buying BlackBerry rumors

When it was rumored that Samsung was in talks to purchase BlackBerry last month, one of the major side-effects was that BlackBerry's stock price skyrocketed. Now, regulators from both the U.S. and Canada are reportedly investigating trading activity around the time of the rumor in order to...
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Micromax edges out Samsung for title of India's largest smartphone vendor

Samsung is no longer the largest smartphone vendor in India, as research firm Canalys is reporting that Micromax shipped more units than the South Korean vendor in the fourth quarter. Local manufacturer Micromax accounted for 22 percent of all smartphone sales in the country during the last...
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Good for Samsung Knox brings a secure app ecosystem for enterprise users

Samsung has partnered with Good Technology to offer enterprise smartphone users access to Good for Samsung Knox. This new program is designed to offer businesses a way to allow their workers to download apps that are secure on devices that run the Samsung Knox security platform. Samsung says...
Bust out the Ouija board, it's invite time!

Wavy invites start arriving for Samsung's March 1 unveil at MWC

After being basically a no-show on the mobile front at CES 2015, Samsung looks to be coming in a big way to the 2015 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and they're bringing with them a… wavy line. Chances are we're going to get our first official glimpse at the Samsung Galaxy S6 at next month's...
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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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