Galaxy S6 Sales Fall Short

Galaxy S6 Sales Have Reportedly Been a Big Disappointment

By on June 30, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

Galaxy S6 Sales Have Reportedly Been a Big Disappointment

Following a tepid reaction to the Galaxy S5 in 2014, Samsung went back to the drawing board for its next flagship devices. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are the result of the company’s labor, but despite the positive critical response and the outpouring of support from Samsung fans, sales still aren’t where the company would like them to be.

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Galaxy A8 Hands-on

Samsung’s Thinnest Phone Ever Fully Exposed in Leaked Hands-on Video

By on June 30, 2015 at 12:28 PM.

Samsung’s Thinnest Phone Ever Fully Exposed in Leaked Hands-on Video

The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are certainly the highlights of Samsung’s smartphone lineup right now, but they’re just two of dozens of handsets the company makes. There are plenty more to come as well, and one in particular has been getting a bit of buzz among Android fans as leaks trickled out.

Now, those leaks have given way to a full-on flood, as Samsung’s unreleased Galaxy A8 smartphone gets fully exposed in a new video. More →

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Apple Vs Samsung

Apple Continues to Crush Samsung Where It Matters Most

Apple Continues to Crush Samsung Where It Matters Most

By on June 29, 2015 at 12:14 PM.

Samsung’s meteoric rise to the top of the smartphone market by shipment volume is an old story by now, but that doesn’t make it any less incredible. In no time at all, the company seemingly came from out of nowhere to keep its impossible promise and rocket past all rivals.

While Samsung continues to dominate by market share and ship more smartphones than other top smartphone companies by a huge margin, it still can’t seem to come anywhere close to catching up with Apple where it matters most. More →

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Galaxy S6 Material Design

World’s Best Android Phone Gets a Sleek Material Design Makeover – Check Out the Screenshots

By on June 25, 2015 at 5:06 PM.

World’s Best Android Phone Gets a Sleek Material Design Makeover – Check Out the Screenshots

There is absolutely no question that TouchWiz is toned down on the Galaxy S6, but fans of a “pure” Android experience will always find Samsung’s custom user interface to be overbearing. Actually, maybe not always. Android fans looking for a unique take on Google’s sleek Material Design may find the latest hot Galaxy S6 theme to be impressive enough to warrant sticking with TouchWiz over Google’s own Google Now launcher. More →

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Galaxy S6 Vs iPhone 6

Samsung Goes Back to Basics, Bashes iPhone Yet Again in New TV Ad

By on June 25, 2015 at 3:06 PM.

Samsung Goes Back to Basics, Bashes iPhone Yet Again in New TV Ad

In January 2012, Samsung said it was time for the tide to turn. A year later, the company managed to keep its impossible promise. With a marketing budget that reached well into the billions and a single message, Samsung began its rapid ascent to the top of the smartphone market by shipment volume. That single message: “The iPhone stinks.”

Samsung’s messaging has been a bit more varied in recent years, but the company always seems to end up going back to what worked for it in those early years. More →

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Samsung See Through Truck

Samsung’s Insane New See-Through Truck Will Blow Your Mind

By on June 23, 2015 at 11:15 AM.

Samsung’s Insane New See-Through Truck Will Blow Your Mind

Well this is downright clever. Samsung is developing a ‘see through’ truck that will enable vehicles traveling behind large trucks to see what the traffic in the opposite lane is like in real-time. This is accomplished by fitting trucks with a night-vision enabled and wireless video camera in the front and transmitting the footage to a large display on the back. The underlying goal is to help drivers keen on passing slow moving trucks make more informed decisions in moments where a rash decision could prove deadly.

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iPhone 6s Galaxy S7 Release Date

Completely Crazy Galaxy S7 Rumor Claims Samsung is Irrationally Afraid of the iPhone 6s

By on June 23, 2015 at 9:22 AM.

Completely Crazy Galaxy S7 Rumor Claims Samsung is Irrationally Afraid of the iPhone 6s

Samsung is supposed to launch a variety of Galaxy-branded devices later this year, including a rumored Galaxy S6 edge Plus and the new Galaxy Note 5 phablet. But the most absurd Galaxy S rumor we’ve seen yet seems to suggest that Samsung is truly scared of the iPhone 6s, although we personally have a very hard time believing this rumor is accurate. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Hack

Samsung Galaxy Keyboard Hack: Samsung Says Fix Is On The Way

By on June 19, 2015 at 5:18 PM.

Samsung Galaxy Keyboard Hack: Samsung Says Fix Is On The Way

Just a few days after a researcher at the Blackhat Mobile Security Summit in London disclosed a keyboard vulnerability that put upwards of 600 million Samsung Galaxy devices at risk, Samsung announced that it plans to roll-out a security fix to address the issue.

The vulnerability itself stems from the stock Swiftkey keyboard that comes pre-installed on Samsung Galaxy smartphones. Because the Swiftkey keyboard will periodically look for and download additional language packs, security researchers at NowSecure figured out a way to spoof a proxy server and send down malicious code to a device.

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Galaxy S6 Vs iPhone

Is The Galaxy S6 Stealing Away iPhone Users? New Survey May Surprise You

By on June 19, 2015 at 12:46 PM.

Is The Galaxy S6 Stealing Away iPhone Users? New Survey May Surprise You

Results from countless studies have reiterated what we already know: Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are stealing away tons of business from Android. Now that there are finally iPhones with larger displays, many old iOS users who jumped ship to Android for bigger phones are now making their way back to the iPhone. Smartphone users who have always been in the Android camp are also starting to consider an Apple phone now that 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhones are available.

But are mobile platform switchers heading in the other direction as well? The results of a new survey conducted between April 10th and early June suggest that while plenty of Android users are moving over to iOS, there are also a significant number of iPhone users who have been wooed away by Samsung’s latest flagship phone. More →

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Galaxy S6 Plus Specs

Photo Leak: Can This Sleek Unreleased Samsung Phablet Pry You Away From Your iPhone 6 Plus?

By on June 19, 2015 at 11:35 AM.

Photo Leak: Can This Sleek Unreleased Samsung Phablet Pry You Away From Your iPhone 6 Plus?

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 edge is still my favorite Android phone. The handset is sleek, stylish, solid and remarkably powerful. It features a stunning display and cutting-edge technology, all housed in a wonderful all-aluminum and glass enclosure. And now, it looks like we’re on the verge of seeing a fresh new version of the smartphone unveiled by Samsung. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Keyboard

600 Million Samsung Galaxy Devices At Risk After Huge Security Flaw Discovered

By on June 17, 2015 at 5:16 PM.

600 Million Samsung Galaxy Devices At Risk After Huge Security Flaw Discovered

Earlier today, while speaking at the Blackhat Mobile Security Summit in London, security researcher Ryan Welton of NowSecure disclosed a software vulnerability in Samsung phones that could potentially put upwards of 600 million devices at risk.

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Samsung Advertising Fails

Samsung Advertising Fails: A Long History of Embarrassment

Samsung Advertising Fails: A Long History of Embarrassment

By on June 17, 2015 at 12:39 PM.

Earlier this month, Cleveland Indians slugger Brandon Moss drilled his 100th career home run, only to see the ball land in the Indians’ bullpen where the pitching staff decided to hold the ball for ransom in exchange for a laundry list of demands that included an assortment of Apple products, from iPhones and iPads to Macs and Apple Watches.

When Apple became aware of the Indian pitchers’ Apple-centric ransom demands, Apple’s marketing team went to work. So at WWDC last week, Tim Cook referenced the story and said that Apple would deliver all of the items in question.

As we highlighted yesterday, Samsung recently tried to pull off the same stunt with Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer tweeting out that the Indians pitching staff wanted an assortment of Samsung products in exchange for Moss’ first hit ball. But as it turns out, Bauer’s tweet was embarrassingly sent from an iPhone.

UPDATE: A Samsung spokesperson contacted BGR to clarify that Trevor Bauer’s tweet was not part of a Samsung initiative.

Sadly, this is just the latest example in a long list of Samsung advertising and PR fails. You would think Samsung would learn by now that paying celebrities to temporarily espouse the virtues of all things Samsung is nothing more than a recipe for disaster.

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