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Samsung is once again the world's largest smartphone vendor

Samsung is once again the world's largest smartphone vendor

With shipments of 83.2 million handsets in Q1 2015, Samsung is once again the world's largest smartphone vendor, beating out Apple's shipments of 61.2 million iPhones during the quarter. The latest numbers from market research firm Strategy Analytics show Samsung achieving a market share of 24.1...
Samsung reports and increase in smartphone sales in Q1 2015 earnings

Samsung reports an increase in smartphone sales in Q1 2015 earnings

Samsung has disclosed its earnings for the first quarter of 2015 today, reporting an decrease in revenue and slight increase in operating profit over the previous quarter. Overall, Samsung brought in an operating profit of $5.63 billion (KRW 5.98 trillion) on revenues of $44 billion (KRW 47.12...
Samsung's next Gear smartwatch will have a round screen

Samsung's next Gear smartwatch will have a round screen

Samsung has announced that it'll release the SDK for its next smartwatch to developers before the product launch itself — and in so doing, it's given us a sneak peek at a big hardware change. That's right, it sure looks like the long-rumored circular Samsung Gear watch might finally come to...
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Qualcomm reportedly planning to use Samsung's fab to manufacture the Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm is to enlist Samsung to manufacture the company's next-generation Snapdragon 820 processor. Qualcomm will look to take advantage of Samsung's thinner 14-nanometer wiring for its CPU. Qualcomm previously teased the Snapdragon 820 back at Mobile World Congress 2015. The manufacturer...
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Samsung has reportedly formed a dedicated team to build displays for Apple products

Samsung has reportedly created a team of around 200 employees to work exclusively on display technology for Apple products, as well as strengthening relations between the two giants. According to Bloomberg: "The team at Samsung Display Co, which provides screens for iPads and MacBooks,...
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Samsung expects to break shipment records with the Galaxy S6

Samsung is preparing for the worldwide launch of the new Galaxy S6 and the company is gearing up for what it believes will be record shipments, combined with a struggle to meet demand for the edge. Demand outweighing supply is a double-edged sword, which Samsung believes the company will have...
Samsung releases Q1 2015 guidance report, predicts more declining profits

Samsung releases Q1 2015 guidance report, predicts more declining profits

Samsung has issued its guidance report for the first quarter of the 2015 fiscal year today, and it expects another quarter of declines compared to the same quarter a year ago. According to the guidance report, Samsung predicts operating profits of between 5.7-6.1 trillion won (roughly $5.2-5.6...
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Microsoft Office apps to be pre-installed on select Samsung Android tablets

Samsung has announced an expansion of its partnership with Microsoft that will include pre-installing Office apps on some of Samsung's tablets in the first half of 2015. The company had already announced that the upcoming Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge would have Microsoft's OneNote, Skype and...
128GB flash storage module

Samsung rolls out 128GB flash storage module aimed at mid-range smartphones

After announcing its new UFS 2.0-based storage module targeted at high-end devices, Samsung is now rolling out a 128GB storage solution for mid-range smartphones. Samsung has announced a 128GB 3-bit NAND-based flash storage module that is aimed at mass-market devices. Unlike its new high-end...
he SecuTABLET is a new, secure tablet from Secusmart, IBM and Samsung

The SecuTABLET is a new, secure tablet from Secusmart, IBM and Samsung

As our friends at CrackBerry previously noted, Secusmart, IBM and Samsung teamed up for new highly secure mobile communication device and now further details have arrived via an official announcement. At CeBIT 2015, Secusmart with IBM will be presenting the SecuTABLET, a high-security tablet...
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The consumer Oculus VR device will be part of Samsung's next hardware launch

It's possible this means the consumer Oculus virtual reality device could be tied into Samsung's next version of the Galaxy Note smartphone. While Samsung and Oculus are already showing off the new Gear VR headsets for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones, those are being sold mainly...
Samsung reportedly overtaken by Apple in Q4 2014 smartphone sales

Samsung reportedly overtaken by Apple in Q4 2014 smartphone sales

Research firm Gartner claims that Samsung sold 73.03 million smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2014, but was beaten by Apple, which the firm said sold 74.83 million smartphones. This is the first time since 2011 that Samsung has not been on top of Gartner's worldwide smartphone sales list on...
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Oculus and Samsung launching paid apps and games, free short films on Gear VR today

Samsung and Oculus VR will be launching paid apps and games, as well as new free content offerings, on the Gear VR today. Well-timed after the announcement of an updated Gear VR that works with the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, the new content offerings are a welcomed addition to the current content...
Samsung condenses all of its MWC announcements into 60 seconds

Samsung condenses all of its MWC announcements into 60 seconds

The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are now official, and if you missed the reveal yesterday, Samsung is now offering a one-minute video that is essentially a highlight of its Unpacked 2015 event at Mobile World Congress. Interested in knowing more about Samsung's latest products? We've got...
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge: Everything you need to know

Samsung released quite the fury of announcements surrounding the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, but we've rounded everything up. It's a special time each year when a company as big as Samsung can put its full weight behind an set of product announcements, and of course at MWC 2015 it was the Galaxy...
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Samsung Pay: Smartphone giant enters the world of mobile payments

Following its acquisition of mobile payments firm LoopPay, Samsung has today announced its own mobile payment platform, Samsung Pay. Utilizing both NFC and MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission), Samsung Pay will enable customers to use their smartphones to pay using existing magnetic strip readers....
Live from Samsung Unpacked at MWC 2015 — 6:30 p.m. CET / 12:30 p.m. ET!

Live from Samsung Unpacked at MWC 2015 — 6:30 p.m. CET / 12:30 p.m. ET!

Samsung is about to unveil something with "six appeal" at MWC 2015 in Barcelona, and we'll be there to cover the whole thing. We expect some pretty big announcement this year, as has regularly been the case, and perhaps a few surprises along the way. So come join us — the event kicks off at 6...
Distrust between US and Korean offices reportedly to blame for Samsung's mobile stumbles

Distrust between US and Korean offices reportedly to blame for Samsung's mobile stumbles

According to a recent report out of Business Insider, the success of Samsung's "Next Big Thing" campaign caused distrust between the company's U.S. and Korean branches back in 2012, resulting in strained relations and slip-ups in the company's bid for success in regions outside of the United...
Here's where you can stream Samsung's Galaxy S6 launch event

Here's where you can stream Samsung's Galaxy S6 launch event

Ahead of its March 1 Samsung Unpacked event in Barcelona where the Galaxy S6 is expected to be officially unveiled to the world, Samsung has posted details on where you'll be able to live stream the event right from the comfort of your own couch. Starting at 12:30pm Eastern time on March 1...
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Samsung's latest 128GB UFS 2.0 storage is all set to power next-generation flagships

Samsung has announced its latest flash storage module based on the Universal Flash Storage 2.0 standard, with modules available in variations of 32, 64 and 128GB. The highlight of the new modules is that they offer SSD-levels of read and write performance while consuming 50 percent less energy...

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