Samsung Z Russia Delay

Samsung’s plans to challenge Android fall apart yet again

By about 7 hours ago.

Samsung’s plans to challenge Android fall apart yet again

Samsung has hit another roadblock in its troubled journey to replace Android as the primary operating system for its mobile devices. The Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung is postponing the release of its first Tizen phone, the Samsung Z, which was originally set to go on sale in Russia in the third quarter of this year. The company didn’t give any specific reasoning for the delay, but did note that it still needs to “further enhance [the] Tizen ecosystem,” referencing the platform’s lack of software. More →

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Galaxy Tab S Bloatware

New Samsung ad says bloatware makes Galaxy tablet buyers happy

By about 8 hours ago.

New Samsung ad says bloatware makes Galaxy tablet buyers happy

It’s one thing to have to abide by the requirements of carriers and include their bloatware alongside yours when selling a new smartphone – unless you’re Apple – but the same rules don’t have to apply to tablets. Unless you’re Samsung. The company has preloaded such “gifts” on the Galaxy S5 smartphone as well as on Galaxy Tab and Note Pro tablets from earlier this year. And the newly released Galaxy Tab S, with its gorgeous 2K Super AMOLED display, is no exception.

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iPhone Slow vs Samsung Galaxy Slow

Is Apple intentionally slowing older iPhones to make you buy new ones?

By about 9 hours ago.

Is Apple intentionally slowing older iPhones to make you buy new ones?

The New York Times cried wolf in late October last year, observing that the iPhone 4 has became more sluggish following the iOS 7 update and wondering, without any kind of data to back it up other than one user’s experience, whether Apple has intentionally slowed down performance on older smartphone models to convince more iPhone users to upgrade. However, the publication is now back with a more scientific approach to the quandary. In a new piece penned by Harvard economics professor Sendhil Mullainathan, the publication draws our attention to the correlation between iPhone launches and the perceived slowness of older devices. Similarly, the study looks at Galaxy S phone slowness and relation to new Galaxy S model launches. More →

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Galaxy S4 Fire

Galaxy S4 bursts into flames under sleeping 13-year-old girl’s pillow

By about 11 hours ago.

Galaxy S4 bursts into flames under sleeping 13-year-old girl’s pillow

Let this cautionary tale serve as a reminder to everyone: don’t buy unauthorized parts or accessories for your smartphone. We have seen stories of combusting cell phones before, but perhaps none have been quite as unsettling as a new report from this past weekend. According to a Dallas, Texas-based Fox affiliate, a 13-year-old girl was awoken last week when she smelled something burning. As it turns out, the Samsung Galaxy S4 that she slipped under her pillow as she fell asleep had caught fire in the middle of the night and had begun to burn her pillow and sheets. More →

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Galaxy Tab Q Release

Samsung just launched a phablet with a ridiculous 7-inch screen

By on July 25, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Samsung just launched a phablet with a ridiculous 7-inch screen

It’s official: we have reached the peak of phablet insanity. Samsung on Friday unveiled the latest addition to its phablet lineup. While the device officially falls under Samsung’s “Tab” product family of tablets, you’ll notice that the Galaxy Tab Q is not like normal tablets. Instead, it includes an ear speaker and a microphone, and it supports voice calling. In other words, Samsung expects you to hold this gigantic beast of a tablet up to your face to make phone calls.

Please. We beg you. Don’t. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Video

This beautiful video from Samsung was shot entirely on a Galaxy S5

By on July 25, 2014 at 12:05 PM.

This beautiful video from Samsung was shot entirely on a Galaxy S5

The Galaxy S5 hasn’t been as overwhelmingly successful as Samsung might have hoped, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a great phone with some of the most impressive specifications on the market. In fact, the Galaxy S5 features the very best smartphone camera on the market according to the photography experts at DxOMark, and now Samsung has released a video showcasing just how impressive footage recorded on an S5 can look. More →

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Samsung Gear VR Apps

Samsung’s virtual reality headset apps leak

By on July 25, 2014 at 8:10 AM.

Samsung’s virtual reality headset apps leak

Samsung is very much interested in selling smartphone users a Gear VR virtual reality headset in the future, and SamMobile has already obtained access to unreleased Gear VR apps that will be available to Galaxy device owners in the future. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Release Date

Galaxy Note 4’s release timeframe may have just been revealed

By on July 24, 2014 at 2:51 PM.

Galaxy Note 4’s release timeframe may have just been revealed

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is primed to be one of the highest quality smartphones the company has ever produced, and now reports are coming in that it might see a release shortly before the iPhone 6. According to ET News, the Galaxy Note 4 was rushed into production after the Galaxy S5 underperformed during its launch window, forcing Samsung to rethink its strategy for the rest of the year. More →

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iPhone 6 vs Metal Samsung Galaxy

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

By on July 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM.

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 on July 24, 2014 at 8:10 AM.

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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