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Samsung's Gear smartwatches have over 1,000 tailored apps

Samsung has revealed that its Gear line of smartwatches now boast over 1,000 apps. The South Korean manufacturer is intent on gaining more traction with its smartwatches as it looks to flood the market with more offerings, with a smartwatch boasting a circular display rumored for an unveil later...
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Mini review: The Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport

A fitness-focused fraternal twin to AT&T's Galaxy S5 Active, the Galaxy S5 Sport is a welcome addition to Sprint's lineup Think Samsung has gotten its money's worth out of the Galaxy S5 yet? Think again. Just when you thought the company tapped all of its flagship's marketing potential,...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 video teaser campaign begins with handwriting

12 days ahead of Samsung's Unpacked IFA 2014 press event in Berlin,Germany on September 3, along with a similar event in New York City, the company has released its first video teaser for the upcoming Galaxy Note 4, with an emphasis on how the Note family has handled handwriting in the past....
Samsung to let you play games and Skype on its latest Smart TVs

Samsung to let you play games and Skype on its latest Smart TVs

Samsung has announced that it will be showing off new content for its Smart TVs at the IFA show in Berlin next month. The company will be debuting a number of game titles as well as Skype video chat with HD support and group chat. How the move will affect Google's Android TV efforts announced...
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Samsung Olympic partnership extended through 2020

Longtime Olympic sponsor Samsung has announced that it has extended its partnership with the IOC through to the 2020 Olympic Games. The move, confirmed at a signing ceremony in Nanjing, China today, will see the Korean electronics giant sponsoring the 2018 Winter Games and 2020 Summer Games in...
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The Samsung Galaxy S series — a smartphone retrospective

We take a look back at the series that's dominated the Android smartphone world As Samsung attempts to evolve its smartphone design language with the Galaxy Alpha and possibly the upcoming Galaxy Note 4, it's time to take a look back on the past five years of the company's Android flagships....
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Samsung has acquired SmartThings for $200 million, will run as an independent company

Following up a month after an initial rumor predicting the tie-up, SmartThings has been purchased by Samsung for a reported $200 million. SmartThings, a startup that creates small controllers that lets users create their own "smart home" one piece at a time, announced on its blog today that it...
Samsung Gear VR detailed in leaked image ahead of rumored IFA unveiling

Samsung Gear VR detailed in leaked image ahead of rumored IFA unveiling

Ahead of its speculated September unveiling at the Berlin-based IFA tradeshow, Samsung's oft-rumored VR connected eyeglasses is now showing up in a leaked photo. The glasses, which have also gone by the name of Gear VR, is now shown in a leaked image published by The Verge that details how it...
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Samsung Galaxy Alpha specs and price may have been leaked

A leaked photo may have revealed the specific hardware specifications of the much rumored Samsung Galaxy Alpha, along with a price tag, ahead of an official reveal of the device, which could come sometime later this coming week. The image, posted by the Brazilian site Tecmundo, shows that the...
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Samsung and Barnes & Noble holding event in NYC on Aug 20

After announcing a partnership to sell a co-branded Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, Samsung and Barnes & Noble have announced that they are holding an event in New York City on August 20th. The event has been confirmed to show off the previously-announced Tab 4 Nook, but also involve other announcements...
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Apple and Samsung agree to end patent litigation outside the US

Apple and Samsung announced in a joint statement that they have agreed to end patent litigation outside the US. The two companies have been engaged in patent disputes in nine countries outside the US, including Australia, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Netherlands, UK, France and Italy. Both...
Samsung Unpacked confirmed for September 3 in Berlin, Galaxy Note 4 inbound [updated]

Samsung Unpacked confirmed for September 3 in Berlin, Galaxy Note 4 inbound [updated]

The invite gives it all away Update: Samsung has now begun sending out "Note the date" invites for Samsung Unpacked, and it is indeed on September 3. Events will be taking place simultaneously in Berlin, New York and Beijing. And of course, we'll be there as part of our IFA 2014 coverage. It's...
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Microsoft claims Samsung isn't paying up on patent licenses for running Android

Microsoft has filed legal action against Samsung today in New York on the basis that Samsung has stopped paying to license intellectual property from Microsoft for its Android devices. Since 2011 Microsoft and Samsung have held a cross-licensing agreement that has shared the rights of...
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Small update for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 provides 'improvements'

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S5 on T-Mobile's network should be on the lookout for a new but small software update, which should offer some performance improvements. Tipsters alerted us to the download earlier this morning, but T-Mobile waited until later in the day to offer up a update on...
Smartphone slowdown results in weaker second quarter for Samsung

Smartphone slowdown results in weaker second quarter for Samsung

Samsung acknowledges that it faces some challenges ahead as it advises investors that the second half of fiscal 2014 may be a difficult period. The world's largest smartphone-maker says that slow downs in the smartphone market affected its earnings in the second fiscal quarter of 2014 and to...
Samsung gives Milk Music streaming a subscription option

Samsung gives Milk Music streaming a subscription option

Though initially released as a free premium add-on for its Galaxy devices, Samsung is now giving its smartphone and tablet owners the option to pay for more features for the Milk Music service. The $3.99 subscription option brings some noted features and requires a Samsung account. With the...
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Huawei doubles sales from last year, eating into but still far behind Samsung

Huawei has had a good year, according to the latest market share numbers from IDC. Between the second quarter of 2013 and the second quarter of 2014, Huawei has enjoyed a huge 95.1 percent increase in smartphone shipments, placing them in third place behind Apple and Samsung, and ahead of Lenovo...
Samsung's smartphone market share takes a nosedive in Q2 2014

Samsung's smartphone market share takes a nosedive in Q2 2014

Samsung's dismal second quarter continues as the smartphone manufacturer lost market share for the first time in recent memory. While Samsung is still the leading smartphone vendor, it shipped 74.3 million units in Q2 2014, down from 77.3 units from the same period last year. Samsung's market...
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Samsung's latest smartwatch design patents reveal rounded displays

If Samsung's latest patent filings are anything to go by, it looks like the manufacturer is mulling smartwatches with rounded displays, much like Motorola's upcoming Moto 360. The folks over at MobileGeeks have managed to uncover three new smartwatch design patents that highlight a camera on...
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Samsung's Kids Store on Galaxy S5 and Tab S now has 900 apps

Samsung has announced a major expansion of its Kid Store, included as part of the Kids Mode feature found on its Galaxy S5 smartphone and Tab S tablets. Samsung says that the Kids Store section now has 900 apps that have been especially selected for any children who are allowed to access those...

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