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Samsung Galaxy S8 shows amazing resilience to abuse in new video

How much abuse can Samsung's Galaxy S8 take? In most cases, the question is mostly an academic one, as the vast majority of users won't expose their …

Phones

Samsung Galaxy S8 owners will get a souped-up version of Google Play Music

Samsung’s penchant for bloatware is notorious. Ever since… well… since forever, its phones have been loaded with half-baked applications that replicate and replace those found in the stock operating system.<p>Samsung Browser, for example, is nowhere near as good as Google Chrome. Similarly, S Memo is …

Google Play Music

Samsung's Bixby will help you shop, unless you have Verizon

A new camera feature on the Galaxy S8 that recognizes products and enables shopping through Amazon was delayed on Verizon phones.<p>The Samsung Galaxy S8 launched today, but Verizon customers won't be getting the phone's full experience just yet.<p>The largest wireless provider in the US confirmed to …

Mobile

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 leaked images show front, software and stylus release method

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is all the hype right now. We have plenty of information on the new phone already, which we have compiled and shared with you on our rumor roundup, but the rumor mill is not stopping. Today’s new trio of leaked images show us a bit more of the over-sized smartphone, …

Phones

Samsung Set To Unveil New Galaxy Note Smartphone On August 13

It looks like Samsung will unveil the latest version of its Galaxy Note phablet series — and potentially a new addition to that product family — on August 13.<p>That’s the date that the company is teasing for its latest “Unpacked 2015” event, which will take place at the Lincoln Center in New York. …

Galaxy Note

Samsung’s New Galaxy S6 Went On Sale Today

Samsung launched its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, in the U.S. on Friday, marking the South Korean device maker’s latest …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung takes the wraps off the new Galaxy S6 and curved-screen S6 Edge phones

BARCELONA, Spain — Samsung unveiled two of its most talked-about smartphones in history today at Mobile World Congress — the Galaxy S6 and curved screen Galaxy S6 Edge.<p>The two phones are in some ways a design departure from previous Samsung flagships, and Samsung is hoping the phones will bring …

LEAKED: These may be the first real photos of Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

Lewis Hilsenteger of YouTube channel Unbox Therapy claims to have gotten his hands on images of Samsung's newest smartphones just days before they're expected to be announced.<p>The phones look legitimate — we won't know until Samsung holds its press event on March 1 — but the images appear to be the …

Electronics Industry

Samsung Galaxy Tab S review: a rival for the iPad?

Samsung’s gone all out to beat Apple’s iPad with a stunning screen, fingerprint scanner and snappy processor<p>The Galaxy Tab S is Samsung’s no-holds-barred attempt to beat Apple and its dominant iPad. With an incredible screen, slim build and snappy processor Korea might finally have something Apple …

Purported Galaxy S4 Zoom image leaked, camera phone thicker than you’d expect

An image supposedly showing the upcoming Galaxy S4 Zoom camera phone has hit the web revealing a rather strange device than one would have expected.<p>This creation bears some similarity to the recently announced Galaxy S4 Mini but also to last year’s Galaxy Camera. At this point, it’s not clear …

Phones

How Samsung Got Big

The cellphones were stacked up high in the Gumi factory yard and more were coming out every minute. Phones, TVs, fax machines, and other gear shattered as it hit the concrete and Samsung CEO Kun-hee Lee and his board cracked the screens and cases with heavy hammers. Then they lit a bonfire and …

Samsung SM-C101 graces the FCC, could be Galaxy S 4 Zoom

Well, look what we have here. Just a little over two weeks after we spied the Samsung SM-C101 at the Bluetooth SIG, the handset turns up at the FCC looking for approval. As we mentioned previously, it's what could very well be the rumored Galaxy S 4 Zoom, an S 4 handset with a large camera -- …

Samsung official reportedly confirms Note III in the works, muses on potential camera upgrades

Given the success of the original Galaxy Note and its sequel, there's little doubt a third installment of the super-sized handset line is on Samsung's to-launch list. Korean site <i>ETNews</i> claims to have heard the first legitimate confirmation of the Note III's existence, however, citing a Samsung …

Rumor: Galaxy Note 3 camera to include optical image stabilization technology

Galaxy Note 3 concept<p>A new report says that the Galaxy Note 3 could feature an improved camera capable to offer users optical image stabilization (OIS) features.<p>According to <i>etnews</i>, Samsung is apparently working on including OIS capabilities in the unannounced Galaxy Note 3, a feature that should …

Phones

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 could offer more advanced camera

Popping up later this year, the third-generation of the Note will include a camera outfitted with anti-shake technology, claims Korean news site ETNews.<p>Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 could see some major enhancements to its onboard camera.<p>Due out in the second half of 2013, the next Note may sport a …

Galaxy Note

Samsung rumored to roll out fingerprint scanning on future Galaxy devices

It seems Apple isn’t the only company working on fingerprint scanning technology. It looks like Samsung is also getting into the biometrics business …

Galaxy S 4 Active caught on camera again, reported specs are lower than regular GS4 (video)

First came the model number mentions, then the pictures, and now Samsung's rumored and rugged Galaxy S 4 Active has been caught on film. In a situation that screams "controlled leak," <i>MobileTechReview</i> appears to have handled exactly the same tethered unit we've seen snaps of, and says the device …

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3 release date delayed?

The Samsung Galaxy Mega may have been delayed.<p>Upon confirming the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3, Samsung said that the two jumbo-sized devices would launch globally, and that they would hit Europe and Russia in May. Well, there are some clues that seem to point in a different direction at the …

Phones

Monopoly: Samsung bagged 95% of all Android profits in Q1

In a world crowded by so many mobile device manufacturers, you’d think that the profit pie would be shared somewhat proportionally between participants. That’s not the case however. A recent reports shows that, in the first quarter of 2013, Samsung managed to bag around 95 percent of all profits …

Galaxy Note

Samsung releases TecTiles 2 NFC tags for Galaxy S 4, available for $15 today

Remember Samsung's TecTiles NFC-enabled stickers? Well, much to our dismay, they don't work with the company's flashy new handset, and Galaxy S 4 owners haven't had an alternative to stock up on until today. Samsung's new TecTiles 2, which can perform tasks similar to the smartphone maker's …

Samsung Expects Galaxy S4 To Hit 10m Sales Before End of May

Samsung expects Galaxy S4 sales to break the 10 million milestone over the next seven days, making it one of the fastest-selling smartphones the company has ever produced.<p>Shin Jong-kyun, co-CEO of Samsung Electronics told a number of journalists at an industry event in Seoul, South Korea, that the …

Test drive the Galaxy S4 with Samsung's online simulator

Samsung's latest flagship smartphone is out and ready for your consideration. If you can't get to your local retailer to take a look in person, check out Samsung's Galaxy S4 online simulator.<p>Samsung has been good about providing online simulators for its smartphones, like the Galaxy Nexus and the …

Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4 earns Pentagon security nod

The Pentagon gives official approval to any Samsung device protected by the Knox security software, which for now includes just the Galaxy S4.<p>Samsung is now clear to start pitching its new flagship phone to the government.<p>The handset maker announced Friday that its Knox-enabled mobile devices have …

Mobile

Muggers Increasingly Stealing Samsung Phones Instead Of iPhones

As Samsung has grown in popularity with consumers around the world, it's also growing in popularity with muggers.<p>Temple talked to Capt. Joe Garrity of San Francisco's Tenderloin Station.<p>Garrity says that half of the robberies reported are electronics. And half of those robberies are …

San Francisco

Samsung says microSD slot makes up for Galaxy S4's storage shortcomings

Some buyers of Samsung's new Galaxy S4 have been disappointed to learn that the 16GB model offers only around 8GB of user-accessible storage. However, in a statement to <i>CNET</i>, Samsung is reminding irked customers that they can easily remedy any concerns with the help of the built-in microSD slot. …

Samsung Galaxy Core cribs GS4 features for dual-SIM slab of average

Samsung has unveiled its latest Android smartphone, a low- to mid-range Galaxy S 4-lookalike for those with smaller pockets, the Galaxy Core. Fronted …

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Core Android Smartphone With Dual-SIM Support

Samsung continues to expand its Galaxy range with the Galaxy Core, a new low-end Android smartphone with dual-SIM support and a smaller 4.3-inch display.<p>It runs on a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory. In line with almost every other Samsung smartphone, …

Samsung: 'Smartphone Sales Are Out Of This Galaxy' (And Other Quotes Of The Week)

In a week in which Apple’s earnings were likely the most watched of the season, its bitter rival stole some of the thunder.<p>Thanks to the NY Post for the headline thought, and its report on Samsung’s <i>“out-of-this world”</i> 1st Quarter 2013 earnings/shipments:<p>The company shipped about 70 million …

Samsung says the Galaxy S4 design is 'like nothing you've ever seen before'

If the Galaxy S III was gently mocked for its design, the S4 has been the unwitting focus of a full-on roast. In a video explaining its design choices, Samsung explains that while the Galaxy S III was inspired by nature, this time it decided to ask the question, "How can we change people's lives …