Apple Vs Samsung

Apple isn’t even Samsung’s biggest nightmare

By on January 30, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

Apple isn’t even Samsung’s biggest nightmare

Samsung’s holiday quarter wasn’t as devastating as the previous quarter, which saw the company’s profit plummet 60% on-year, but the company’s fourth-quarter report still showed steep declines in profit and revenue as Samsung continues its struggle to steady the ship. The South Korean giant has enjoyed explosive growth over the past couple of years, but pressure from Apple at the high end and from dirt-cheap Android phone makers at the low end has created a puzzle that Samsung can’t quite seem to piece together yet.

There is no question that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus comprise a terrifying nightmare for Samsung, which has seen its high-end phone sales dwindle since the phones were released this past September. But as it turns out, Samsung’s biggest headache may lie elsewhere. More →

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Galaxy S6 Gear VR

Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge expected to include Gear VR support

By on January 29, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge expected to include Gear VR support

Against all odds, the Gear VR turned out to be an incredibly cool accessory. Unfortunately, unless you own a Galaxy Note 4, you aren’t able to use one, but according to SamMobile, that’s going to change. SamMobile’s sources say that both the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S Edge will support the virtual reality display when they launch later this year. More →

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Samsung Gear VR

Brilliant: One airline will soon give Gear VR to first-class fliers

By on January 29, 2015 at 5:05 PM.

Brilliant: One airline will soon give Gear VR to first-class fliers

We went hands-on with Samsung’s new virtual reality headset back in September, and we have discussed how fantastic Gear VR is a few times here on the site. The device uses the brains and quad HD display of a Galaxy Note 4 to power a wonderfully responsive virtual reality experience, and it’s well worth the $200 price of admission.

Now, Samsung has struck a brilliant partnership with an airline that will give first-class passengers free access to a Gear VR headset during flights. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge

Samsung teases Galaxy S6 with a ‘special’ new feature

By on January 29, 2015 at 2:35 PM.

Samsung teases Galaxy S6 with a ‘special’ new feature

Samsung will soon unveil its next major flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, which might be released in two distinct versions in the coming months, including a regular model and an “Edge” version. Reports from South Korea detailing some of Samsung’s statements related to its recent earnings report — it’s fifth quarterly decline in a row, and the first annual earnings decline in three years — have revealed more details about the Galaxy S6. More →

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Gear VR Video

Video: Watch people’s shocked reactions when they try Samsung’s VR headset

By on January 29, 2015 at 12:40 PM.

Video: Watch people’s shocked reactions when they try Samsung’s VR headset

Samsung’s first virtual reality headset is fantastic, but it has a big problem — and it’s the same problem that impacts all virtual reality devices. In these early days when most people haven’t yet experienced VR headsets, there’s simply no way to convey just how great the experience is. You really have to try it to see how amazing and immersive the experience really is.

So, to help emphasize that and to get more people interested in giving Gear VR a try, Samsung posted a video to its YouTube channel that shows just how impressed people are when they first try Gear VR. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S6 TouchWiz

This may be the best news about the Galaxy S6 we’ve heard yet

By on January 29, 2015 at 12:21 PM.

This may be the best news about the Galaxy S6 we’ve heard yet

The Galaxy S6 is shaping up to be the best smartphone Samsung has ever released, and not just because of what we’re sure will be killer hardware specifications. A new report from SamMobile brings us some of the best Galaxy S6 news we’ve heard yet: Samsung’s much-hated TouchWiz bloatware will be entirely optional. More →

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Galaxy S6 Rumors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810

Did Qualcomm just leak a key detail about the upcoming Galaxy S6?

By on January 29, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Did Qualcomm just leak a key detail about the upcoming Galaxy S6?

After various reports detailed Qualcomm’s alleged overheating issues with the Snapdragon 810 flagship processor — which the chip maker subsequently denied — many publications said Samsung decided against using the component in its upcoming flagship. Some said that only initial Galaxy S6 batches will lack the chip, as Qualcomm fixes performance issues, while others speculated that Samsung might be actually interested in ditching its reliance on top Qualcomm chips for smartphone devices.

The semiconductor giant on Wednesday announced unexpected growth for the December quarter, The Wall Street Journal reports, but also cut outlook for its 2015 fiscal year, suggesting that it may indeed have lost a key job that will impact its bottom line. More →

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Apple vs. Samsung: iPhone 6

Who won the holiday quarter, Apple or Samsung?

By on January 29, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Who won the holiday quarter, Apple or Samsung?

Fierce rivals but close business partners Apple and Samsung squared off this week in one more episode of their massive duel, as each company reported financial results for the Christmas quarter. Apple was expected to post stellar results and record iPhone sales (which it did), with Samsung supposed to acknowledge yet another quarterly loss (which it did). Most interestingly though, some people said Apple might overtake Samsung as the world’s top smartphone vendor for the quarter, something that hasn’t happened in years. More →

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Samsung Earnings Q4 2014

Yes, the iPhone 6 really hurt Samsung

By on January 29, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Yes, the iPhone 6 really hurt Samsung

Samsung on Thursday reported its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014, and even though the company made a lot of money during the period, it still took a significant hit, especially compared with Apple’s performance for the same Christmas sales period and an absolute record. More →

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Gear VR Sale

You can finally buy Samsung’s shockingly great virtual reality headset from Best Buy

By on January 28, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

You can finally buy Samsung’s shockingly great virtual reality headset from Best Buy

The first time I tried Samsung’s virtual reality headset, I was beyond skeptical. Here was Samsung yet again trying to jump on any trend it possibly could by quickly churning out an ill-conceived competitor. I sat down, listened to a Samsung spokesperson run through his short, prewritten spiel, and lifted the Gear VR over my head.

No one was filming me so I can’t be certain, but I think my jaw hung wide open the entire time I tried it. More →

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Huge Galaxy S6 Leak

Huge leak may reveal the Galaxy S6’s biggest secret

By on January 27, 2015 at 2:41 PM.

Huge leak may reveal the Galaxy S6’s biggest secret

Over the past several weeks, we’ve gotten an increasingly clear picture of what the Galaxy S6 is actually going to be. Some have been more reliable than others, and some have even come directly from BGR, but until Samsung actually announces the device, we’re going to continue to do our best to put the pieces together and keep you up to date with the latest rumors.

This week, Polish blog Android.com.pl published one of the most interesting reveals we’ve seen so far. As with all rumors, it’s hard to know which, if any, of the details are factual, but none of it seems to be too far from the realm of possibility. More →

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Xiaomi Mi Note Release Date

Samsung’s other nightmare might also give Apple some sleepless nights

By on January 27, 2015 at 2:15 PM.

Samsung’s other nightmare might also give Apple some sleepless nights

Not only is Apple still making more money than Samsung in the mobile business, but the iPhone maker is threatening Samsung’s lead in the smartphone business for the first time in years, as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus helped Apple sell a huge number of handsets during the Christmas quarter. But the iPhone isn’t Samsung’s only nightmare, as the company faces fierce competition in various markets when it comes to cheaper handsets. China is an area of particular interest, where local smartphone makers are selling more and more impressive low-cost devices. One of them is Xiaomi, which might soon be giving Apple some sleepless nights as well. More →

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