iPhone 6 vs Metal Samsung Galaxy

Here’s yet another way the iPhone 6 is messing with Samsung

By about 8 hours ago.

Here’s yet another way the iPhone 6 is messing with Samsung

Samsung has already started making fun in a TV commercial of the unreleased iPhone 6, telling potential buyers that its Android handsets had bigger displays for quite a while in an obvious attempt to kill the iPhone 6 buzz and divert attention to its own 2014 flagship handset. But the company appears to actually have a real iPhone 6-related problem, Digitimes reports, which may affect its own smartphone launch plans. Apple’s massive metal chassis orders with suppliers are apparently preventing Samsung from placing its own metal chassis orders for a future iPhone 6 killer that would ditch plastic in favor of metal. More →

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Galaxy Alpha Leaked Pictures

This is the metal Galaxy S5 you’ve been waiting for… without the metal

By about 11 hours ago.

This is the metal Galaxy S5 you’ve been waiting for… without the metal

Samsung has long been rumored to work on a new flagship smartphone made of metal, for a change, that will take on the upcoming iPhone 6, and two different online publications have posted images of the device, including Tinhte and SamMobile. Unfortunately, for Galaxy fans waiting for an all-metal high-end Galaxy Alpha to come out this fall, it looks like the handset won’t have that much metal and that it won’t necessarily be that high-end either. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Specs: Metal and Flexible Display

Galaxy Note 4 will finally bring you the build quality you want from Samsung

By on July 21, 2014 at 9:45 AM.

Galaxy Note 4 will finally bring you the build quality you want from Samsung

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 4 flagship smartphone will finally have a higher build quality than any of its predecessors – or at least one version of the new phablet supposedly will. Korean publication ET News has learned from sources familiar with the matter that the Galaxy Note 4 will be made of metal, sport a flexible display and pack a 16-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization (OIS). More →

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iPhone 5s Vs. Galaxy S5 Battery Life

Cool Samsung video shows how the Galaxy S5 can take you places the iPhone can’t go

By on July 18, 2014 at 4:05 PM.

Cool Samsung video shows how the Galaxy S5 can take you places the iPhone can’t go

Samsung seems to think its new ads that either mock the iPhone’s poor battery life or that tout its own phones’ strong batteries are winners. The company on Friday put out a new video chronicling two men who took the Galaxy S5 with them on a road trip across the United States and didn’t have to recharge it once. More →

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Samsung Smartphone Sales

Weak phone sales prompt Samsung’s handset bosses to give back some of their bonuses

By on July 18, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Weak phone sales prompt Samsung’s handset bosses to give back some of their bonuses

Samsung recently pre-announced second-quarter earnings that badly missed analysts’ consensus. More importantly, of course, Samsung’s profit plummeted to its lowest point in two years. The tech giant’s poor performance was attributed to weakening smartphone sales that have slowed as competition increased at the low end, and we also learned recently that Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S5 couldn’t even top sales of Apple’s iPhone 5s during its first full month of sales.

According to a new report, Samsung’s weakening phone sales have prompted hundreds of managers in the company’s devices division to give back part of their first-half bonuses. More →

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Google Samsung Fight on Wearables

Google and Samsung again at odds, this time over products you don’t really want

By on July 18, 2014 at 6:40 AM.

Google and Samsung again at odds, this time over products you don’t really want

Many reports have detailed an unfriendly relationship between Google and Samsung in the past, even though the two companies denied such reports every chance they got. In a surprising move in early 2014, the two parties signed a deal which should have further cemented their business partnership. In a recent extended profile piece on Sundar Pichai, one of Google’s current top execs, Bloomberg Bussinessweek detailed the tensions that existed between the two giants, over various aspects of their joint business efforts, with Pichai playing a key role in “fixing” the problem. However, The Information revealed on Thursday that Google and Samsung are still far from being as happy together as they claim to be.
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iPhone 6 Chip Production

Apple once again finds that dumping Samsung is harder than it looks

By on July 17, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

Apple once again finds that dumping Samsung is harder than it looks

In an effort to further distance itself from rival Samsung, Apple signed an agreement with TSMC regarding the ongoing production of microprocessors for its smartphones and other devices last summer. On Thursday, Reuters published a new report which suggests that Apple might be rethinking this arrangement, as Samsung is expected to supply a larger proportion of the 14 nanometer smartphone chips than TSMC in the second half of 2015. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Features UV Sensor

Yet another innovative Galaxy Note 4 feature has been detailed

By on July 17, 2014 at 2:21 PM.

Yet another innovative Galaxy Note 4 feature has been detailed

Samsung’s upcoming phablet, which will be launched in early September – and which, for the first time ever, will have to face an Apple phablet – is said to pack an exclusive sensor that should further differentiate it from other competing devices. According to SamMobile, the Galaxy Note 4 will have an ultraviolet (UV) sensor that will help users stay out of the damaging rays of the sun. More →

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Galaxy Tab S Overheating Damage

Fantastic plastic might be prone to heat damage on Samsung’s best tablet yet

By on July 17, 2014 at 9:14 AM.

Fantastic plastic might be prone to heat damage on Samsung’s best tablet yet

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S is the company’s best tablet family yet, especially considering the stunning 2K AMOLED displays Galaxy Tab S models pack. But the Galaxy Tab S tablets are still made of plastic, which, while good enough for Samsung, may not be as great for some users because plastic appears to be significantly affected by dissipated heat in some cases. Russian publication hi-tech.mail.ru has posted a gallery of images showing the 8.4-inch version of the tablet and its heat-damaged rear plastic shell. More →

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Galaxy S5 Vs iPhone 5s

Ouch: Eight-month-old iPhone 5s outsold the Galaxy S5 in its first full month of sales

By on July 16, 2014 at 11:03 AM.

Ouch: Eight-month-old iPhone 5s outsold the Galaxy S5 in its first full month of sales

As Samsung’s recent second-quarter earnings pre-announcement made clear, the company’s smartphone business is facing some trouble right now. At the low end, Samsung is getting squeezed by several aggressive budget vendors selling dirt cheap phones in emerging markets. At the top, Samsung is still facing intense competition from Apple and its insanely popular iPhone lineup. In fact, demand for Apple’s flagship iPhone 5s is still so huge that sales of Samsung’s latest hero phone, the Galaxy S5, couldn’t even top iPhone 5s sales in the Galaxy phone’s first full month on store shelves. More →

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Samsung SmartThings Acquisition

Samsung is about to buy the future

By on July 16, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Samsung is about to buy the future

Samsung is known to dabble in any and every area it possibly can in an effort to find the next big thing. But the company’s actual “next big thing” may have been born outside of Samsung’s walls. According to a report from Techcrunch, Samsung is currently in talks to acquire smart home startup SmartThings for somewhere in the neighborhood of $200 million. That may sound like a lot for a company that began on Kickstarter not long ago, but it’s a bargain for the company SmartThings has become. More →

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Samsung Galaxy 11 Match Video Ad

Second half of Samsung’s Galaxy 11 ad is just as bad as the first

By on July 16, 2014 at 7:40 AM.

Second half of Samsung’s Galaxy 11 ad is just as bad as the first

Samsung has finally released the second half of the last #Galaxy11 soccer-focused ad campaign, more than a month after showing the first half between a fine selection of soccer stars – most of whom you may have already seen playing at the recently ended World Cup in Brazil – and a race of aliens who happen to love soccer so much that they’re ready to fight battles with other races (us, specifically) on the soccer playing field. However, the ad showing the second half of the game is just as terrible as the first one. More →

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