Samsung Galaxy S5 to launch in India on March 27, could be priced at Rs 51,500

By on March 26, 2014 at 6:20 PM.

Samsung Galaxy S5 to launch in India on March 27, could be priced at Rs 51,500

Samsung is hosting an event in India tomorrow where it is likely to announce the Galaxy S5. Though we are a day away from the event, a mobile retailer has revealed that the flagship device could be priced at Rs 51,500 in India. We also expect Samsung to reveal when the device will hit the stores, as globally it will be available on April 11.  More →
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Samsung Galaxy S5: A combination of lack of innovation and iPhone fear

By on March 10, 2014 at 11:04 AM.

Samsung Galaxy S5: A combination of lack of innovation and iPhone fear

A rather strange Business Korea report cites an unnamed Samsung executive who claims that Samsung announced the Galaxy S5 earlier than many had anticipated because it feared higher-than-expected iPhone 5S sales in Europe would eat into a good chunk of its core market. Samsung decided to make an announcement of the Galaxy S5 earlier than it might have liked even though that meant sharing the stage with numerous other handset makers at the MWC 2014 show that took place in Spain in late February. More →
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After replacing SMS, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum wants to replace voice calls

By on March 5, 2014 at 9:45 AM.

After replacing SMS, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum wants to replace voice calls

I am headed back home after spending 48 sleepless hours at MWC and I find myself sitting across WhatsApp co-founder and CEO, Jan Koum at the only coffee shop open at Terminal 1 of Barcelona's El Prat airport. A few minutes ago I had spotted Koum along with Neeraj Arora, who takes care of the business aspects apart from also wearing the publicist and PR hats when required, in the check-in queue. Koum couldn't believe I wanted to interview him at "f#*%!#g 4:46AM" but nevertheless invited me to the table and spent 30 minutes answering my questions. More →
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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Google Nexus 5: Can 2013′s Nexus compete with 2014′s flagship Android smartphone?

By on February 28, 2014 at 2:25 PM.

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Google Nexus 5: Can 2013′s Nexus compete with 2014′s flagship Android smartphone?

When Samsung’s Galaxy S5 goes on sale in a little less than two months from now, it is going to face some stiff competition from the likes of the Sony Xperia Z2, iPhone 5S and the Google Nexus 5. The last smartphone has given companies a few nightmares by offering top-end specs at the price of a mid-range smartphone. Though Samsung is yet to announce the Galaxy S5’s pricing, let’s see if the Nexus 5 can compete with the new flagship? More →
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Here’s one good reason why you shouldn’t buy the Galaxy S5 just yet

By on February 27, 2014 at 5:47 PM.

Here’s one good reason why you shouldn’t buy the Galaxy S5 just yet

Even though it “only” announced a plastic Galaxy S5 version with Full HD display at MWC 2014, falling short of expectations, Samsung may still have a “Prime” version of the Galaxy S5 in the works. The news comes from Korean publication ET News, which has apparently learned that Samsung confirmed the “Project F” device behind closed-door meetings at MWC 2014. More →
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There’s plenty of Galaxy S5 bloatware Samsung was forced to hide

By on February 27, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

There’s plenty of Galaxy S5 bloatware Samsung was forced to hide

Samsung surprised the audience during its MWC 2014 Galaxy S5 press event by not excessively focusing on the TouchWiz software features built on top of KitKat. That was likely an unwanted side effect following the deal it signed with Google, which briefly fooled the audience into believing Samsung may have dialed down the bloatware built atop Android. However, various reports revealed that the Galaxy S5 firmware takes up half the storage available on the base 16GB model, which means the handset is filled with various other software features that were not detailed on stage. More →
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Samsung Galaxy S5 could be priced lower than expected

By on February 26, 2014 at 6:04 PM.

Samsung Galaxy S5 could be priced lower than expected

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5 at the MWC and though many were left underwhelmed with the specifications and features, they are still eager for the company to reveal the price. ZDNet Korea now claims that Samsung could surprise everyone by pricing the flagship lower than many of its competitors. More →
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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5S: Rival flagships compared

By on February 26, 2014 at 1:49 PM.

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5S: Rival flagships compared

Samsung finally unveiled its much awaited flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone at the Unpacked event in MWC. The flagship boasts top-of-the-line specifications and right from the moment of its unveiling, the Galaxy S5 is being compared to what is one of its biggest competitors — the Apple iPhone 5S. We put both the flagships in a specification comparison to find out how they stack up against each other. More →
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Nokia’s new Windows Phone strategy is guaranteed to confuse everyone

By on February 26, 2014 at 12:29 PM.

Nokia’s new Windows Phone strategy is guaranteed to confuse everyone

How is Nokia going to explain the differences between its Asha feature phone application system, the Windows Phone 8 app system and the new Asha/Windows/Android app system to consumers in emerging markets? How many people comprehend the jungle of software choices that Nokia has now created for models aimed at entry-level buyers — people who in many cases have never owned a smartphone? More →
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