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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2015 Samsung Galaxy Smartphones

Samsung will finally give up on gadget spam next year

By on November 18, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Samsung will finally give up on gadget spam next year

Samsung has used smartphone buyers in previous years to seeing a wide variety of Galaxy-branded smartphone and tablet versions in stores, as the company tried to meet all the various smartphone requirements customers might have, both when it comes to features and prices. While the smartphone spam strategy worked well in Samsung’s favor for a few years, helping the Korean giant get a large share of the Android market by selling plenty of entry-level and mid-range handsets on top of flagship devices, that might not be enough for the company anymore, whose mobile division isn’t as profitable as it used to be.

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iPhone and iPad CPU: Samsung

Apple needs Samsung more than ever for the future iPhones and iPads

By on November 17, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Apple needs Samsung more than ever for the future iPhones and iPads

Even though Apple has reportedly tried to keep out Samsung out of its iPhone and iPad supply chain, The Korea Times seems to indicate Apple needs Samsung more than ever for future iPhone and iPad production. The publication reports that Samsung has struck a deal worth “billions of dollars” with Apple to mass-produce chips required for future-generation iPhone and iPad models. More →

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Galaxy Note Edge Build Quality

Samsung says the Galaxy Note Edge is ‘quite durable’

By on November 14, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Samsung says the Galaxy Note Edge is ‘quite durable’

Samsung on Friday posted on its official blog a list of answers to questions potential Galaxy Note Edge buyers might have about the phone and its unusual curved-edge design. The company addressed various matters, including durability, unintended touches, design, and Edge screen functionality. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Features

10 great hidden features on the Galaxy Note 4

By on November 14, 2014 at 2:05 PM.

10 great hidden features on the Galaxy Note 4

Samsung doesn’t have a beloved blogger that diehard fans can flock to like Apple does, so the company has seemingly decided to take matters into its own hands. Earlier this week, we shared a glowing review that Samsung’s new Gear S smartwatch recently received. Sadly, that glowing review was written by… Samsung. Now Samsung is back, and it’s blogging about its flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 4.

In its most recent post, the company has shared 10 hidden features on its best ever Note smartphone. More →

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BlackBerry Samsung Partnership

BlackBerry and Samsung join forces to take on Apple

By on November 13, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

BlackBerry and Samsung join forces to take on Apple

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Apple’s iOS platform recently started to make waves in the enterprise space, and some analysts suggested it could mean curtains for BlackBerry. Of course, BlackBerry shares are up more than 75% over the past 12 months, so the company isn’t quite down for the count despite its diminished market share.

And now, BlackBerry has joined forces with Apple’s archrival in an effort to combat Apple as it turns up the heat in the mobile enterprise market. More →

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Samsung vs. Apple: HealthKit, HomeKit and Continuity

There’s no company in the world that can copy Apple as fast as Samsung

By on November 13, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

There’s no company in the world that can copy Apple as fast as Samsung

The highly competitive mobile landscape is filled with copycat claims, whether it’s about phone and tablet designs or operating system features, and the truth is that every player in the business is inspired by the competition. However, of all of them, Samsung always seems to be copying Apple, and it’s getting better and faster at it than any of its rivals — a list that most recently includes Xiaomi and Lenovo. More →

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