Samsung Android 5.0 Lollipop Touchwiz

Samsung may be learning from its biggest mistakes

By on January 23, 2015 at 2:40 PM.

Samsung may be learning from its biggest mistakes

Samsung’s TouchWiz Android overlay has a lot of haters out there but one of them now thinks that it’s been vastly improved with Android 5.0 Lollipop. SamMobile’s  Abhijeet M., who last year unleashed a tirade against TouchWiz for still being buggy and laggy, has now found that TouchWiz on Android 5.0 Lollipop is better than it’s ever been, although he gives Google a lot of the credit for important changes. More →

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Apple Phone Activations Q4 2014

The iPhone annihilated the competition in the fourth quarter of 2014

By on January 23, 2015 at 1:15 PM.

The iPhone annihilated the competition in the fourth quarter of 2014

If you’re in the U.S. and you activated a phone in the last quarter of 2014, chances are good that it was an iPhone. Based on the latest analysis from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), Apple’s phones accounted for 50% of all phone activations in Q4 2014, an astounding 28% jump over the previous quarter. More →

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Samsung Orbis vs. Apple Watch: UI

Samsung’s Apple Watch killer will apparently be insanely complex to maneuver

By on January 22, 2015 at 2:20 PM.

Samsung’s Apple Watch killer will apparently be insanely complex to maneuver

You’d think that by now, Samsung has had time to decide on various smartwatch-related matters including design, software features and user interface. The company has already released a variety of such devices, running all sorts of operating systems and offering different takes on this category. But basically, Samsung has been taking shots in the dark with its smartwatches, hoping something will stick with consumers before Apple launches its highly anticipated Apple Watch.

That hasn’t happened though, and the company is reportedly working on a brand new smartwatch, a Moto 360-like round gadget that’ll feature some highly complex interaction methods that have not been seen on any of Samsung’s watches so far. More →

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Galaxy S6 Launch Date

New report may have revealed the Galaxy S6’s launch date

By on January 21, 2015 at 2:47 PM.

New report may have revealed the Galaxy S6’s launch date

BGR blew things wide open on Wednesday morning when we exclusively revealed nearly everything you need to know about Samsung’s upcoming next-generation flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6. As we revealed, the new Galaxy S6 will feature a metal and glass body with a 64-bit octa-core processor, a 5.1-inch quad HD Super AMOLED display, a 20-megapixel camera, up to 128GB of internal storage, Samsung Pay support and a 2,550 mAh battery with quick charging technology that will provide up to four hours of battery life after charging for just 10 minutes.

Of course, there are still a few important questions that need to be answered, and the biggest one is fairly simple: When? More →

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galaxy s6 concepy

This is the Samsung Galaxy S6 Unpacked

By on January 21, 2015 at 11:35 AM.

This is the Samsung Galaxy S6 Unpacked

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 was a monster flagship, except we’ve been able to put together everything you need to know about Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S6, and it’s shaping up to be the most amazing phone we’ve ever heard of. More →

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Galaxy S6 Specs

Samsung is reportedly removing one of the Galaxy S5’s best features from the Galaxy S6

By on January 21, 2015 at 10:17 AM.

Samsung is reportedly removing one of the Galaxy S5’s best features from the Galaxy S6

Last year’s Galaxy S5 wasn’t the big, innovative update we wanted to see from Samsung in 2014, but it definitely still had some great features. It was also still purchased by tens of millions of people around the world, and plenty of people were undoubtedly happy with the sleek handset. In 2015 however, we want more. Much more. We don’t just want another minor iterative update, we want a bold new phone that gives smartphone enthusiasts a reason to get excited again.

At the same time, however, we also want the Galaxy S6 to hang on to the best things about the Galaxy S5 — but now it looks like at least one of the Galaxy S5’s best features will be nowhere to be found in this year’s flagship phone. More →

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Galaxy S6 Release Date

Bloomberg report uncovers key Galaxy S6 details – and possible release timing

By on January 21, 2015 at 8:15 AM.

Bloomberg report uncovers key Galaxy S6 details – and possible release timing

More bad news for HTC: it looks like Samsung’s next-generation flagship phone is going to rain on the HTC One M9’s parade. HTC is set to debut its most important Android smartphone of the year during a press conference on March 1st. A recent leak likely exposed the actual HTC One M9 for the first time and while it’s still a beautiful handset, it appears as though HTC is going to run into the same major problems it ran into last year when it comes to sales.

Now, it looks like an even bigger problem will arise for the HTC One M9: Samsung’s Galaxy S6. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE Release Date

Samsung is launching an insanely fast new version of the Galaxy Note 4 this week

By on January 20, 2015 at 7:30 AM.

Samsung is launching an insanely fast new version of the Galaxy Note 4 this week

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is the best phablet in the world right now. Period. It might not be quite as sleek as Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus and it certainly isn’t selling as fast, but as a phablet, it’s the best there is. The Note 4 isn’t just bigger for the sake of being bigger, which is arguably the case with Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus. Instead, the Galaxy Note 4 touts fantastic and unique software features that make great use of its giant display.

As terrific as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 already is, however, people who own the phone are going to be a bit envious later this week when Samsung launches a new version of the Note 4 that’s even better than the original. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

New report confirms Samsung is making an absolutely crazy version of the Galaxy S6

By on January 19, 2015 at 3:54 PM.

New report confirms Samsung is making an absolutely crazy version of the Galaxy S6

Samsung is doubling down on its edgy smartphones. SamMobile’s sources have confirmed earlier reports that Samsung plans to release a special version of the Galaxy S6 that will feature not one, but two displays on the side of the device similar to what we first saw this past fall with the Galaxy Note Edge. More →

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Galaxy S6 Specs

Leak says Galaxy S6 might actually be the stunning high-end Samsung phone of our dreams

Leak says Galaxy S6 might actually be the stunning high-end Samsung phone of our dreams

By on January 19, 2015 at 10:27 AM.

Samsung’s smartphones, even its high-end flagship phones, have traditionally had one major pain point. While Samsung’s flagship phones have always featured amazing displays and cutting-edge specs, they have also always been made of plastics that look and feel cheap. Other companies have long since moved to more sleek and sturdy materials like glass, aluminum and even kevlar, but Samsung continues to churn out devices made mostly of flimsy-feeling plastics. See my old post “This is the back of a $640 phone” for an idea of what I mean.

This remained the case in 2014, though the Galaxy Note 4 represented a decent step in the right direction thanks to its metal frame. But according to a new report, the stunning high-end Samsung phone of our dreams might finally debut in the coming months. More →

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Gold-east Octa Core Smartphone

Meet the smartphone that rips off Apple and Samsung in one fell swoop

By on January 19, 2015 at 9:29 AM.

Meet the smartphone that rips off Apple and Samsung in one fell swoop

Xiaomi is a China-based smartphone company that has grown to become the most valuable startup in the world by shamelessly ripping off Apple’s devices, its style and even its launch and marketing strategies. But even Xiaomi isn’t as shameless as another China-based smartphone maker called Gold-east. You’ve never heard of the company before and you’ll probably never see one of its products in person, but we had to take a moment to stand back in awe of the company’s masterful simultaneous trolling of both of the world’s top smartphone makers. More →

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Samsung has hired a new design boss – here are some of his old company’s most gorgeous designs

By on January 16, 2015 at 3:35 PM.

Samsung has hired a new design boss – here are some of his old company’s most gorgeous designs

Samsung this week officially hired a man named Lee Don-tae as its new global head of design. While a lot of coverage surrounding his hire has talked about his connections to Apple design guru Jony Ive, Lee is very much his own man and has built a hugely successful career as the co-CEO of highly regarded U.K. design firm Tangerine. Tangerine’s most well known work has been interior design for luxury airline services, although the firm has done some consumer electronics work as well. Below we’ve posted some pictures of Tangerine’s top designs along with the company’s own descriptions of each one. More →

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