Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop Video

Video offers a tantalizing peek at what Lollipop will look like on the Galaxy S5

By about 3 hours ago.

Video offers a tantalizing peek at what Lollipop will look like on the Galaxy S5

Android 5.0 Lollipop is the most anticipated Android release since Jelly Bean first hit the scene in 2012 and we’re especially excited to see what it will look like on this year’s most popular Android device, the Galaxy S5. SamMobile has gotten its hands on the latest Samsung build for Lollipop and has put together a great video showing how Samsung has refined its approach to integrating the new software with its TouchWiz overlay. More →

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Galaxy A5 and A3: Specs and Release Date

Samsung’s slimmest iPhones yet are finally official

By about 5 hours ago.

Samsung’s slimmest iPhones yet are finally official

After many reports leaked various details about Samsung’s iPhone-5-like-looking Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 smartphones in the previous weeks, the South Korean giant has finally announced them. The Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 are “ultra-slim” And “optimized for social networking,” the company says. The devices, supposed to hit stores next month in various markets including China, are also supposedly part of Samsung’s plan to reinvent its mobile business in light of the rough year it had profit-wise. They’re also similar to the iPhone, just like the Galaxy Alpha that just preceded them. More →

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Samsung Q3 2014 Earnings Analysis

Samsung’s nightmare scenario is unfolding right before our eyes

By on October 30, 2014 at 8:15 AM.

Samsung’s nightmare scenario is unfolding right before our eyes

Halloween has come a day early for Samsung as it released a truly scary earnings report that saw its operating profit tumble by 60% and its revenue fall by 20%. These top-line numbers don’t tell the full story of what’s really happening with Samsung, however — in reality, the company’s nightmare scenario is coming true at a truly stunning speed. More →

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Samsung Earnings Q3 2014

Samsung’s Q3 profit nosedives, stock soars

By on October 30, 2014 at 7:25 AM.

Samsung’s Q3 profit nosedives, stock soars

Investors sent Samsung shares soaring more than 4.5% on Thursday as the company reported dismal third-quarter earnings… that were thankfully less dismal than analysts were expecting. In a world where the high end of the smartphone market is being squeezed by more capable mid-range and low-end phones, Samsung’s response has been to flood the market with cheaper low-margin phones. How did that work out? In the third quarter, Samsung’s operating profit plunged 60% on year to $3.9 billion and its revenue slid 20% to about $44.6 billion. More →

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Samsung Find My Mobile Security Exploit

Big security flaw lets hackers remotely wipe Samsung phones

By on October 29, 2014 at 1:10 PM.

Big security flaw lets hackers remotely wipe Samsung phones

Samsung Android phones have been discovered to have a security flaw that allows hackers to remotely control a phone over the Internet, and perform several tasks including locking and unlocking the device, finding its location on a map, displaying a customized message on the screen, and even wiping it without the owner being able to do anything about it. Furthermore, the security flaw could be used in more advanced hacks such as ransom attacks, The Register reports. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Sales Report

The Note 4 is reportedly off to a hot start with 4.5 million sold

By on October 24, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

The Note 4 is reportedly off to a hot start with 4.5 million sold

There weren’t many smartphones in 2014 that received as much attention as the Galaxy Note 4, but a staggered launch by Samsung might have kept the phablet from breaking any sales records. Korea’s News 1 reports that after a month on the market, Samsung sold 4.5 million Galaxy Note 4 units, 500,000 less than the Note 3 sold in its first month. More →

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Samsung Galaxy A3 FCC

New details emerge on Samsung’s budget iPhone 5

By on October 23, 2014 at 4:52 PM.

New details emerge on Samsung’s budget iPhone 5

Samsung is releasing three new phones that seem very similar to the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. And now a new filing from the Federal Communications has revealed some more information on yet another Samsung iPhone lookalike that will be a more budget version of its Galaxy Alpha.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Design Explained

Samsung explains the Galaxy Note 4’s design in words you’ll never comprehend

By on October 23, 2014 at 4:02 PM.

Samsung explains the Galaxy Note 4’s design in words you’ll never comprehend

Samsung isn’t shy about using rhetorical excess to describe its devices — recall that it once described the Galaxy S4 as “a precious stone glittering in the dark or countless stars sparkling in the night sky,” while it said the Galaxy S III “opens up new horizons and allows you to live your life extraordinarily” by being “enhanced with nature and human emotion.” You’ll be happy to know that Samsung hasn’t toned down its approach when it comes to marketing the Galaxy Note 4, as the company has just written an explanation for its new device’s design that explains why it’s the epitome of “modern sleek.” More →

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iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy Note 4 Video

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4: The ultimate comparison video

By on October 20, 2014 at 2:13 PM.

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4: The ultimate comparison video

This year, Apple and Samsung will compete for the first time ever for phablet buyers’ attention. Apple launched its first 5.5-inch phablet on September 19th, while Samsung followed almost a month later with its fourth-generation big-screen Galaxy Note model. 9to5Mac took a closer look at both the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy Note 4 by highlighting their main features in an extended video. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Launch

Beginning today, you can finally buy the best phablet on the planet

By on October 17, 2014 at 9:36 AM.

Beginning today, you can finally buy the best phablet on the planet

Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus might be a better all-around product — and it will definitely sell far more units — but as we said in our recent review, the brand new Galaxy Note 4 is the best phablet in the world. The device is without question the most sleek and solid smartphone Samsung has ever made, and its massive quad HD display is positively gorgeous. What’s more, the Note 4 actually makes use of that giant display with awesome multitasking features and the S Pen stylus, rather than just making “big screen” a check box, as it is on the iPhone 6 Plus.

The wait has seemed like an eternity thanks to months of rumors leading up to the Galaxy Note 4’s launch, but it’s finally over: Samsung’s new Note goes on sale in the United States beginning today. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Vs Galaxy Note 4

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4: The ultimate camera shootout

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4: The ultimate camera shootout

By on October 16, 2014 at 10:16 AM.

BGR reviewed Samsung’s brand new Galaxy Note 4 phablet on Wednesday and in the process, we spent a good amount of time comparing Samsung’s latest and greatest to the new iPhone 6 Plus. 2014 marks the first time Samsung will have to go head to head with Apple in the phablet space, and we already know that the competition is going to be fierce. Apple is selling iPhone 6 Plus units as quickly as its manufacturing partners can build them, and every device Apple sells represents another customer in the comparatively small phablet market that won’t be buying Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4.

While we compared the two devices in a number of important areas, we didn’t spend much time comparing their class-leading cameras. Luckily, a new feature published on Thursday does a great job of just that. More →

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