Samsung apps a turn-off according to report

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Samsung apps a turn-off according to report

The company might well be the world's most popular Android handset maker, but when it comes to offering its consumers apps they value, Samsung still has long way to go. Samsung's flagship phones come pre-installed with a host of in-house developed apps offering everything from social messaging to voice-activated search. And while ChatOn, the company's competitor to WhatsApp currently boasts 100 million active users, according to US research firm, Strategy Analytics, those users are accessing it on average for 0.1 minutes a month - that's six seconds. More →
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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs OnePlus One: David takes on Goliath

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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs OnePlus One: David takes on Goliath

If recent reports are to be believed, the Samsung Galaxy S5 has been a runaway success globally. It has been the most successful Galaxy launch and already accounts for approximately one percent of all Android smartphones. But priced above Rs 50,000, there are many skeptics out there, (including my editor) who wonder if a smartphone is worth spending that much money. That's where OnePlus One comes into the picture. Announced yesterday, the smartphone is already being called the "flagship killer" as it offers similar hardware specifications as flagship smartphones at less than half of the price. Let's have a look if the flagship killer has what it takes to unsettle the segment leaders. More →
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Samsung’s unannounced 7-inch phablet leaked online

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Samsung’s unannounced 7-inch phablet leaked online

Samsung seems to be working on a 7-inch phablet codenamed as SM-T2558, which has been spotted in alleged images and specs details leaked online. The massive handset has been spotted on TENNA for certification approval and considering that it has been certified under smartphone category in leaked documents, it is expected to fall under Samsung’s Mega series of mid-range phablets. More →
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Apple’s “powerful” iPhone 5S ad mocks Samsung Galaxy S5’s heartbeat sensor

By on April 23, 2014 at 7:08 PM.

Apple’s “powerful” iPhone 5S ad mocks Samsung Galaxy S5’s heartbeat sensor

Apple released a new iPhone 5S called powerful for its new tagline, “You're more powerful than you think.” This ad shows off the iPhone 5S’s multimedia capabilities, but in the 90 seconds long video there is a small yet not-so-subtle dig at Samsung. More →
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4′s three sided display gets patented

By on April 23, 2014 at 6:57 PM.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4′s three sided display gets patented

The information about a three sided display for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was leaked a few days ago. Now, Samsung has filed a patent for the same, which could mean that the YOUM display could finally find itself on the Galaxy Note 4 phablet. More →
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Samsung Galaxy S5 already accounts for nearly 1 percent of all Android smartphones

By on April 23, 2014 at 6:43 PM.

Samsung Galaxy S5 already accounts for nearly 1 percent of all Android smartphones

In its first week on sale the latest Samsung flagship smartphone accounts for almost one percent of all Android phones in use globally. The handset, which officially went on sale on April 11, accounts for 0.7 percent of all active smartphones running Google's open source operating system according to analytics firm Localytics. So, taking into consideration the fact that there are currently 1 billion Android phones in daily use globally, the company has managed to sell 7 million handsets in seven days. More →
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Samsung Galaxy K Zoom photo and cases leaked

By on April 23, 2014 at 6:12 PM.

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom photo and cases leaked

The likely successor to Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, called Galaxy K Zoom, has received a good amount of news coverage lately, thanks to the leaked sample image from the device, which revealed details about the device's internals. Now, a new photo and a couple of cases have surfaced. More →
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Samsung and ARM join the Fast IDentity Online Alliance to eradicate text passwords

By on April 23, 2014 at 11:29 AM.

Samsung and ARM join the Fast IDentity Online Alliance to eradicate text passwords

The alliance dedicated to eradicating the text password and replacing it with biometric equivalents added two more technology heavy hitters to its board of directors on Tuesday. "ARM is supportive of FIDO's vision of a world beyond passwords and our security architecture can help to turn that into reality," said Rob Coombs, director of security marketing, ARM. "As a board member we want to push for the universal adoption of FIDO authentication as it will allow people to securely connect to the services they care about in a friction less way that links multiple web-based services with a diverse range of devices." More →
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