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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...
Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini starts shipping in the UK August 7

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini starts shipping in the UK August 7

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is set to begin shipping in the UK on August 7. The phone, announced earlier this month, is currently available for pre-order through Samsung's website, as well as retailers like Phones 4u. The Galaxy S5 Mini will cost around £389.95, and comes in gold, blue, black, and...
Samsung shows off Galaxy S5 HDR camera performance from 'Sunrise to Sunset'

Samsung shows off Galaxy S5 HDR camera performance from 'Sunrise to Sunset'

In a short film titled Sunrise to Sunset, Samsung is highlighting the strength of the Galaxy S5's camera, in particular shooting videos in HDR mode. Shot in Trieste, Italy, the video shows that Samsung was able to pull out great colors and details in some pretty hard shots, like those with dark...
Leaked Samsung Gear VR Manager software reveals dock to connect Galaxy phones

Leaked Samsung Gear VR Manager software reveals dock to connect Galaxy phones

It appears that Samsung's rumored Google Glass competitor, the Gear VR, would come with a companion software that resides on your Galaxy smartphone to allow you to connect and pair your phone to the head-worn connected glasses. The latest leaks show that Samsung is creating a software dubbed Gear...
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Samsung to hold its Developers Conference this November

Samsung has announced that their 2014 Developers Conference will take place this November. The event will run from November 11-13th in San Francisco, taking place at Moscone West. While Samsung isn't yet talking about their specific plans for the Conference, it wouldn't be surprising to see...
Samsung's latest ad follows surfing professionals and isn't cringeworthy

Samsung's latest ad follows surfing professionals and isn't cringeworthy

Samsung has released an video for its involvement with the ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals). The company really is a hit or a miss when it comes to marketing its own family of products. Samsung's attempt to take over Terminal 5 at Heathrow was met by a mixed reception, while its recent...
Samsung says Galaxy S5 will relieve iPhone owners of 'screen envy'

Samsung says Galaxy S5 will relieve iPhone owners of 'screen envy'

Samsung is teasing iPhone owners and their small screens by saying, in usual Samsung marketing lingo, that the next big thing is already here. Highlighting the 5.1-inch display of the Galaxy S5, Samsung is telling you that iPhone owners don't need to wait for the much rumored [iPhone 6](http://...
U.S. Galaxy Gear owners can now make the switch to Tizen

U.S. Galaxy Gear owners can now make the switch to Tizen

Samsung has announced that U.S. owners of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch now have the option to switch their operating system from Android to Tizen. While Samsung started a global rollout of this option in May, the company is now officially allowing this switch to happen in the US. An FAQ page on...
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Samsung managers voluntarily return part of bonuses prior to quarterly report

Almost 200 Samsung managers have opted to voluntarily return a quarter of their first-half bonuses in a bid to help mitigate the upcoming quarterly report, which will show a decline in profits and consumer demand. Samsung itself is facing some issues with slowing market growth and heightened...
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Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 might have an ultraviolet sensor, and it might actually be useful

It has already been confirmed by Samsung that the Galaxy Note 4 will have an ultraviolet (UV) sensor, but there wasn't much information available. Now, according to a report over on SamMobile, we have some idea as to what consumers can expect to see from the built-in functionality. The new...
Your next Qualcomm processor could be Samsung inside

Your next Qualcomm processor could be Samsung inside

Leading mobile device processor company Qualcomm is reported to be contracting Samsung to produce their chips. Qualcomm holds a majority of the mobile device market and is found in nearly all high-end smartphones, but has no manufacturing facilities of their own. Instead the partner with other...
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Samsung's premium Level headphones and speakers coming to the US

Samsung today announced that their premium Samsung Level headphones and a Bluetooth speaker will be available in the US starting tomorrow. Priced at $169.99, the Samsung Level Box is the Bluetooth speaker in this new audio line up. Samsung says, "The sleek, distinctive design is optimized to...
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Samsung reportedly to buy home automation company SmartThings for $200 million

Korean electronics conglomerate Samsung is reported to be in talks to by home automation company SmartThings. The deal is said to be around $200 million, though it isn't yet a done deal. Samsung buying up SmartThings follows Google's $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest back in January and Apple's...

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