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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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Samsung's new mobile DRAM will pave the way for smartphones with 4GB of RAM

Samsung has started mass production of the first 8 gigabit (Gb) low-power double data-rate 4 (LPDDR4) mobile DRAM, which could pave the way for upcoming smartphones to have 4GB of RAM in the near future. The new mobile DRAM is being made with Samsung's 20nm process, and "offers twice the...
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Samsung rumored to launch a rival to Apple Pay for its smartphones in 2015

Samsung is reportedly working on its own mobile payment service for future smartphones as a rival to the recently launched Apple Pay. The service could launch sometime in 2015. According to Re/code, using unnamed sources, Samsung is in talks with the startup company LoopPay to implement their...
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Xiaomi breaks into the ranks of the top-five global smartphone manufacturers

Xiaomi has become the fourth biggest seller of smartphones worldwide, according to a new report from the research firm Gartner. Xiaomi pushed its way into the top five of all smartphone companies during the third quarter of 2014 with sales of 18.8 million units. It only sold 3.6 million units for...
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Pranav Mistry appointed as global vice president at Samsung in exec reshuffle

Samsung continues to reshuffle executives within the company, thanks to a downturn in profits and declining handset sales. Pranav Mistry is the next employee to move seats, with the Indian national appointed as the new global vice president of the South Korean giant. You may recall the name as...
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PayPal's Google Play app now supports Samsung's fingerprint readers

PayPal's Android app has been updated in the Google Play Store today, adding the ability to use its fingerprint reader payment feature if a person owns a supported Samsung device. Previously, the version of the PayPal app that supported Samsung's fingerprint readers was only available in the...
Samsung mobile chief to keep job amid declining smartphone sales

Samsung mobile chief to keep job amid declining smartphone sales

Last week it was reported that Samsung's mobile chief, J.K. Shin, could be replaced among broader restructuring efforts at the Korean tech giant. Well, it turns out that he will be keeping his job after all, according to a report by Reuters today. It was speculated that Samsung may decide to...
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Samsung will reportedly shut down its ChatOn messaging service [Update: Or not?]

Update: The Verge has now received a statement from Samsung saying, "the recent rumors concerning ChatOn have been false, as ChatOn will continue to be offered to consumers worldwide." Original story: As part of Samsung's overall restructuring plans that were revealed earlier this week, a new...
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Samsung gets hit with a trademark lawsuit from Milk Studios over Milk Music app

Samsung got served with a trademark lawsuit this week from Milk Studios, a photography and multimedia company. It claims Samsung violated its trademarks when it named its music streaming service Milk Music. In its lawsuit, filed on Monday at the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of...
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Samsung reportedly falls short of Galaxy S5 sales estimates

Looks like there was some justification behind Samsung's decision to streamline its smartphone portfolio in 2015, as the Wall Street Journal reports that the Galaxy S5 failed to sell nearly as well as its predecessor, the Galaxy S4. According to the WSJ, Samsung sold 12 million units of the...
Reported Samsung restructuring could bring more integration between Galaxy phones, smart home business

Reported Samsung restructuring could better integrate homes, phones

Samsung Electronics reportedly is looking at a major re-organization after slumping sales at its smartphone division, according to the Wall Street Journal. With the change in management, one scenario could have co-CEO B.K. Yoon of Samsung's home appliance and television business take the reins of...
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Samsung's new Milk Video app helps users discover viral content

Samsung has launched a new app and service called Milk Video, which it says will make "it easier than ever to find and share the best and most talked about online videos." At the moment the app is only available in the US and can be used by a select number of Samsung's Galaxy devices, Samsung...
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Samsung's foldable display may come to a smartphone near you in 2015

Samsung plans to launch a new flexible display for smartphones next year, according to Lee Chang-hoon, vice president of the business strategic team at Samsung Display. Chang-hoon revealed during the Samsung Investor Forum 2014 in New York that the company will launch a flexible screen that can...
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Samsung goes into cost-cutting mode, to reduce smartphone portfolio by 30 percent in 2015

In a bid to combat falling profits, Samsung has announced that it will reduce the number of smartphone models it will sell in 2015. That number will be anywhere between 25 and 30 percent, according to head of investor relations Robert Yi. Samsung will also be looking to get back to a "double-...

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