Apple vs. Samsung: Royalties

Samsung might have to pay even more for infringing Apple patents

By on November 26, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Samsung might have to pay even more for infringing Apple patents

Even though Samsung and Apple have settled their international patent disputes, the lawsuits in the U.S. are far from being a distant memory. Apple has largely won the two major trials in American courts, with Samsung having to pay more than $1 billion in combined damages; though both sides have appealed various verdicts in these trials.

Following the second, less-successful, win against Samsung, Apple has also asked the court to rule in its favor regarding ongoing royalties for Samsung products found to infringe three specific patents that a jury already found to have been infringed by older Samsung devices. More →

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Holiday Buying Guide 2014

Whatever you do, don’t buy these 3 tablets this holiday season

By on November 26, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

Whatever you do, don’t buy these 3 tablets this holiday season

Electronics seemingly become a bigger part of holiday gift shopping every year, with people expected to spend an average of more than $800 in 2014 on gifts, according to the National Retail Federation. Though most will want the latest iDevice to show to their friends, there are still many other options out there, including some you should stay away from to help make sure every dollar counts.

Here are three tablets to avoid buying this holiday season, at any cost, even if they’re free. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Christmas Commercial

Samsung thinks you need a house full of Galaxy gadgets to brighten your Christmas

By on November 25, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Samsung thinks you need a house full of Galaxy gadgets to brighten your Christmas

Samsung on Tuesday released a new promo video to kick off the holiday season, highlighting several Galaxy-branded devices and other Samsung products, with the help of famed Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, the celebrity couple the company already used in a different ad in mid-September. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Vs. Galaxy Note

Despite the iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung is still America’s phablet king

By on November 25, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Despite the iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung is still America’s phablet king

Although 2014 has been a pretty bad year for Samsung overall, the company can still take solace in the fact that people still seem to love its gigantic phones more than any other models — including the iPhone 6 Plus. Chitika has done some analysis of North American smartphone traffic from devices whose displays measure in at 5 inches or greater and has found that despite the added competition from Apple this fall, Samsung is still America’s phablet king. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Sales

Galaxy S5 has been a huge disappointment and heads may roll at Samsung

By on November 24, 2014 at 9:50 AM.

Galaxy S5 has been a huge disappointment and heads may roll at Samsung

Samsung has not had a very good year so far and a new report from The Wall Street Journal shows that things are even worse than we imagined. According to the Journal, Samsung has sold about 40% fewer Galaxy S5 units than expected and this could lead to a huge shakeup of the company’s mobile business. More →

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Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Update

Video: This is what Android Lollipop looks like on the Galaxy S5

By on November 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Video: This is what Android Lollipop looks like on the Galaxy S5

Google’s latest Android update, Android 5.0, is hotly anticipated for a number of reasons. The most obvious is the bold new look of Material Design, which uses bright colors, layering and subtle shadows to create a user experience akin to interacting with real physical materials. The new look rockets the Android platform into the future, and it is supported by a number of great new features such as multiple user support, a new notification system and battery life improvements.

The wait for Lollipop is painful indeed, but now we can tide you over with an in-depth video that gives you an early look at Android 5.0 running on a Galaxy S5. More →

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Xiaomi vs. Apple Samsung

This smartphone maker says it’ll be bigger than Apple and Samsung soon

By on November 20, 2014 at 4:55 PM.

This smartphone maker says it’ll be bigger than Apple and Samsung soon

The rivalry between Apple and Samsung receives more attention that any other battle in the smartphone world, but while the two heavy hitters were duking it out, a small Chinese phone maker swiftly ascended to the No. 3 spot in the industry. Xiaomi, founded in 2010, has surpassed some of the market’s biggest names, including Sony, LG and HTC.

According to Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun, this is just the beginning. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Preview

New leak offers our first look at Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Galaxy Note 3

By on November 20, 2014 at 2:30 PM.

New leak offers our first look at Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Galaxy Note 3

It’s easy to see why Android 5.0 Lollipop is one of the most anticipated updates in the history of Google’s mobile operating system, but many Android users are having to wait their turn to download it to their own smartphones. To help ease the pain, SamMobile has been releasing exclusive video previews of the update on various smartphones.

This week, two of the highlights have included the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3, the second-newest generation of Samsung devices. More →

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Samsung Foldable Smartphone Release Date

Samsung wants to make smartphones with foldable screens next year

By on November 19, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Samsung wants to make smartphones with foldable screens next year

In addition to cutting down the total number of smartphones it’ll launch next year, Samsung also plans to launch foldable smartphones at some point in 2015, ZDNet reports. The company has already launched a couple of handsets with curved displays, including the Galaxy Round and the Galaxy Note Edge, but it’s yet to mass produce a smartphone with a flexible display that can actually be folded in half.

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Galaxy S6 Concept Video

Concept video brings gorgeous Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge phones to life

By on November 18, 2014 at 4:30 PM.

Concept video brings gorgeous Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge phones to life

Last week, we highlighted a genuinely fantastic looking Galaxy S6 concept that finally gave Samsung’s flagship device the premium metal design that fans have been demanding for years. This week, we’re bringing you another, equally believable look at one concept artist’s vision of both the Galaxy S6 and the second generation Note Edge. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4

Here’s why the iPhone 6 Plus is a better phablet than the Galaxy Note 4

By on November 18, 2014 at 2:25 PM.

Here’s why the iPhone 6 Plus is a better phablet than the Galaxy Note 4

One of the most entertaining developments in the smartphone world this year has been the introduction of the iPhone 6 Plus. When Apple first announced its oversized smartphone, Android and iPhone fans alike scoffed at the idea, likening it to an even further miniaturized iPad mini. After all, what does Apple know about phablets? More →

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Samsung Black Friday 2014 Sale

Samsung offers big discounts on 167 items in huge Black Friday sale

By on November 18, 2014 at 9:34 AM.

Samsung offers big discounts on 167 items in huge Black Friday sale

Black Friday 2014 is just around the corner but as is the case every year, Black Friday sales start long before Black Friday actually rolls around. In Samsung’s case, the company is getting a very early start on America’s biggest shopping holiday by offering preorders right now for each of the 167 items it has included in its Black Friday 2014 sale. More →

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