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Q1 2014 smartphone market share stats show Samsung still riding high

While increasing market saturation and fierce competition in the smartphone space may be a concern, the latest market share stats from IDC show no evidence of Samsung's global lead evaporating anytime soon. Numbers published for the first quarter of the year show the Korean electronics giant with...
Samsung Galaxy S5

Latest Samsung Galaxy S5 ads focus on features

The Samsung Galaxy S5 marketing train continues to roll with a series of new ads that focus on individual features of the phone. There's one for the selective focus feature in the camera – up top – as well as one for the ultra power saving mode and for the S-Health application. The Galaxy S5...
Samsung Galaxy S5 and Apple iPhone 5s

Samsung and Apple still lead global smartphone market, but smaller rivals are chipping away at their share

The titans of the smartphone space — Samsung and Apple — are still the titans, but smaller competitors like Huawei and Lenovo are chipping away at their market share. That's the latest from Strategy Analytics, whose numbers of the global smartphone marketshare for the first quarter of this year...
Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung posts $51.8 billion in revenues, $7.3 billion net profit in Q1 2014

Korean manufacturer rightfully expects Galaxy S5 sales to surpass that of the Galaxy S4 Samsung has just released its earnings report for the first quarter of 2014, ending a relatively flat three months with either modest gains or declines for most areas of its business. The company as a whole...
Galaxy K Event

Samsung Mobile Instagram teaser all but confirms the Galaxy K camera phone

Samsung Mobile has posted an Instagram video to its account that pretty much confirms the new camera focused phone that we're expecting to be known as the Galaxy K. Also previously referred to as the Galaxy S5 Zoom, Samsung is hosting an event tomorrow, April 29, in Singapore and the video clip...
Samsung announces new premium mobile audio products: Level Over, Level On, Level In, and Level Box

Samsung announces new premium mobile audio products: Level Over, Level On, Level In, and Level Box

Available in black and white models, Samsung Level headphones and speakers ship in mid-May Samsung has just announced Level, their new line of premium mobile audio products. The Level line includes the Level Over (over-the-ear headphones), Level On (on-ear headphones), Level In (in-ear...
Chromebook 2

Samsung Chromebook 2 delayed until late May

Did you pre-order a Samsung Chromebook 2? The device went up for pre-order earlier this month and was expected to ship in three days on the 28th. However, Samsung is now saying that the device won't ship until the end of May. The Samsung Chromebook 2 is an upcoming laptop that comes in two...
Samsung Galaxy S4 KitKat

Android 4.4.2 KitKat rolling out for Samsung Galaxy S4 on Verizon and U.S. Cellular

Heads up, Samsung Galaxy S4 owners on Verizon, there's an update coming your way. And it's for Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Yep, KitKat is here for you. KitKat has been slowly rolling out for the Galaxy S4, mostly thanks to the usual carrier hang-ups. It hit AT&T's Galaxy S4 two months ago, and...
Some users report Galaxy S5 camera failures

Galaxy S5 owners with 'Warning: Camera Failed' errors advised to contact support

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a fantastic camera, but it seems that enough owners of the new Samsung flagship have experienced errors that Verizon is taking support action to rectify. The error, simply described as "Warning: Camera Failed" freezes the camera app on launch and requires a reboot of the...
Specs and images for Samsung Galaxy Core 2 leak out

Specs and images for Samsung Galaxy Core 2 leak out

We've got the Samsung Galaxy Core LTE and the Samsung Galaxy Core Advance, but what about a replacement for the year-old Samsung Galaxy Core? Well, we're getting that too, if the latest leak is to be believed. According to Hi-Tech.Mail.Ru, the image you see above is that of the upcoming...
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2

Samsung and Iberia bring boarding passes to Gear 2

Samsung has teamed up with Spanish airline Iberia to bring boarding passes to the smartwatch. If you're a proud owner of a Samsung Gear 2, the two companies will enable those with a Samsung Galaxy S5 to pair up with the watch and have the pass stored on the wearable device. This news follows...
Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung releases new Galaxy S5 commercial, focuses on water resistance and fitness tracking

Samsung seems to be taking a different path with advertising for the Galaxy S5, actually showing off what the phone is capable of in commercials. The latest ad spot, which just hit YouTube, is a full minute long and focuses on a few key features of the latest flagship. Just like the previous ads...
Samsung and Swarovski to launch blinged-out Galaxy S5

Samsung and Swarovski to launch blinged-out Galaxy S5

Samsung's latest partnership with Swarovski will bring to market a "crystal collection" edition of its flagship phone, the Galaxy S5. A teaser posted on YouTube by Samsung Mobile Korea reveals that the blingtastic handset, the back of which is smothered in Swarovski crystals, will arrive in May...
Samsung Gear 2

Samsung announces Gear App Challenge

With the Tizen-powered Samsung Gear 2 now on the market, Samsung is looking to boost the smartwatch's app ecosystem with a new "app challenge" for developers. From May 8, Gear 2 app developers can register their creations on Samsung Apps to participate in the challenge. The prize pool totals $1....
Galaxy Beam 2

Projector-toting Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 headed to China Mobile

Samsung's original Galaxy Beam, which incorporated a miniature pico projector, didn't make much of a splash when it launched globally back in 2012. But it seems Samsung's not done with this quirky smartphone design just yet, as a successor has today appeared on its Chinese site with support for...
Samsung Galaxy S5

Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 update squashes bugs and drops Google from S Finder

Sprint has issued a software update for the Samsung Galaxy S5 with a few tweaks and fixes, but the most notable one is that it makes it so S Finder doesn't offer up Google search results anymore. The update also intends to fix resonsiveness with the S View Cover, let you take pictures during a...
Galaxy Tab 4

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 line hitting U.S. shelves on May 1

Samsung has today announced US availability for the Galaxy Tab 4 family of Android tablets. The Tab 4 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1 will be available on May 1st with pre-orders kicking off as early as tomorrow. If you're looking for rather decent hardware with some interesting features, the Tab 4 lineup is...
Study shows that Samsung users spend little time on bloatware apps

Study shows that Samsung users spend little time on bloatware apps

You'll notice in just about every non-Nexus device review we've done over there past few years that there are comments about the pre-installed apps that come on these device, and we've always wondered why they're there and who really uses them. Turns out the answer to the second part of that...
Galaxy K

Samsung's alleged Galaxy K camera phone leaks out again

Ahead of Samsung's K-themed event in Asia, more images of the Korean manufacturers next camera focused smartphone have leaked out. Previously referred to as the Galaxy S5 Zoom, the new moniker is reportedly the Galaxy K – which would tie in nicely to the forthcoming event – and it has that...
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Google may take some burden of Apple lawsuit against Samsung

Previous contractual obligations may see Google getting involved in the current patent lawsuit trial between Samsung and Apple. According to testimony by a Google lawyer today, the contract associated with bringing Google apps to Samsung's devices has Google pick up some of the defense associated...

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