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Samsung announces Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge, and Gear VR

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Samsung, as expected, announced the latest version of the Galaxy Note 4. In addition, the hardware maker also introduced its Galaxy Note Edge and Gear VR.

Samsung Galaxy security flaw discovered that provides remote access to data

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Security has always been an interesting topic on Android and that discussion just got another reason to exist with a development team discovering a security flaw affecting the Samsung Galaxy series that could enable remote access to data on your device.

The development team behind an open-source operating system based on Android called Replicant OS, discovered that this ‘backdoor’ affects not only the version of Android running on Samsung Galaxy devices, but also those custom firmwares based on stock Android images such as Cyanogenmod.

Samsung Overtakes Apple to Become Top Traded-in Mobile Phone Brand 2014

If there was one trend which seemed prominent for phone manufacturers in 2013, it could certainly be seen as releasing as many phones as possible. Even Apple decided to release a cheaper alternative to its flagship smartphone, which seems a strange move for a brand which had previously focused on high-end pricing.
Apple was no competition for brands using Android though. The likes of HTC, Samsung and Sony brought out phones of the budget, mega, mini and damage-proof variety – in a bid to appeal to as many phone users as possible, whatever they wanted to use their devices for.

Samsung’s Galaxy range in particular seemed never-ending. The manufacturer revealed the Galaxy S4 Mega, S4 Mini, S4 Zoom, Note 3 – and I really could keep on going. But it seems that this stream of releases hasn’t just had an effect on Samsung’s sales.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Predicted Specifications by KGI

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KGI Research has predicted the Samsung Galaxy S5 specifications base on rumors that their will be two different models of the device released. One of the GS5′s will be a Global Standard version and the other a Prime Global version. Of course everything is just rumors floating about and a few leaks to verify some but should just the same be taken with a grain of salt. This being said the specs don’t seem to be that far off.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Loses Half of its Resale Value since April Release

cooper_searchA new report from gadget recycling comparison site CompareMyMobile, shows that Samsung’s Galaxy S4 has lost almost half of its trade-in value since its release. The device has seen a value drop of 176 GBP, from 406 GBP to 230 GBP, since April this year.

The Android Tech Trade-in Report shows that this leaves the smartphone second in the list of Android devices which lost the most value throughout 2013.

Samsung Galaxy S5 to feature metallic unibody, report says

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Rumors continue to heat up for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 successor, presumed to be called the Galaxy S5. The last few weeks have given way to multiple reports about potential design features for the flagship device. One such rumor was that the Galaxy S5 would be offered in two versions, a premium metal model and a traditional classic form factor.

Samsung Galaxy S5 rumored with two versions; may arrive in Q1 2014

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The flagship smartphone may be offered in two versions: high-end metal case with flexible display and traditional plastic

The Samsung Galaxy S5 could arrive in February or March 2014 and may feature some seriously next-level specifications. In fact, both models will. Yes, the Galaxy S5 is now rumored to be coming in two formats; top-tier, and mid-range.

Judge denies Samsung’s motion to halt Apple patent damages

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Samsung tried to postpone Apple patent damages trial to wait on the Patent Office to examine an important patent’s validity. Last year a jury found that Samsung had violated five patents held by Apple for their iPhone’s design and functions. The judge over the case found in favor of Apple in the amount of around $450 million but later ordered a new trial to reassess damages. There was a previous trial that already awarded Apple $600 million to be paid by Samsung and now have to decide how much more they will add to the total.

A Samsung Galaxy S5 concept we could get behind

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Samsung’s next-generation of Galaxy S smartphones is likely but a few months off so that means it’s time to open up the floodgates. We’ve already heard details, rumors, and leaks pertaining to the sure-fire hit device; plenty of uncertainty and conjecture surrounds the phone.

Today sees us learning of a conceptual render of the Galaxy S5 from a guy (Raphael) who put together a 3D video of what could constitute the upcoming flagship. Is some of it rather ? Maybe. Far-fetched and totally out the realm of possibility? Probably not.

Samsung smartphones could see 560ppi resolution in 2014

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Samsung’s next-generation smartphones could employ a ridiculous 2560 x 1440 resolution display, according to new details surfacing this week.

Samsung’s second annual Analyst Day event has yielded some outlines for the future of the company’s smartphone plans, including display resolutions, camera sensors, and processors.

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