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Galaxy S4 Mini could arrive soon

May 28th, 2013
Samsung will showcase new Galaxy devices next month, Google Buzz posts find a new home, and Yahoo hunts for Hulu. [Read more]

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Samsung to unveil new Galaxy, Ativ devices on June 20

May 27th, 2013
Next month's event in London is expected to debut new gadgets running on the Android and Windows 8 operating systems. [Read more]

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Galaxy S4′s Camera Wins Shootout With iPhones

May 25th, 2013
The Samsung Galaxy S4's rear-facing camera beats those in the iPhone 5 and 4S as well as other Samsung smartphones, according to a report from digital image specialists DxO Lab. The 13 MP GS4 camera tallied an overall DxOMark score of 75, while the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III all scored 72. First place was taken by the Nokia 808 PureView, which has a camera with 41 MP resolution for a DxOMark score of 77 points.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy S4 Has Gee Whiz Features

April 28th, 2013
You get the impression that Samsung is auditioning for a Las Vegas magic act. With the Galaxy S4, the South Korean electronics giant has a seemingly endless bag of parlor tricks. The smartphone is the highly anticipated successor to the Galaxy S III. I like it a lot, even if some of the new features come off as "look what we can do" as opposed to "look how we can make your experience better."

Want to answer a call or skip a song with the wave of your hand? Go ahead. Want to pause a video by looking away from the screen? You can do that. Did someone walk in front of your family just as you were capturing the perfect pose? Poof -- the interloper disappears from the picture. You can also use your phone as a universal remote control for your TV.

The S4 is loaded with so many stunts that the company wisely starts folks out with a "learn about key features" wizard. Newbies can also go with a newly enhanced "Easy Mode" home screen, with a simpler layout and bigger icons.

The S4 is teeming with fresh capabilities. Some are fun and innovative, such as a dual-shot feature that lets you simultaneously snap a picture using the 13-megapixel front camera and 2-megapixel rear camera. You can see your own face beaming in an image that also shows your kid whacking the ball in Little League. But several other "touch-less" features weren't always functional or easy to figure out.

That's not to diminish what taken as a whole is a handset worth coveting. There's good reason Samsung's Galaxy smartphones have climbed to the top of the Android charts and emerged as the leading competitor to Apple's iPhone. Some features may be gimmicky, but this is still a phone you're going to...

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Android rumor roundup

April 19th, 2013
Samsung holds the lion's share of rumors this week with chatter now surfacing for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy Note 3, and Galaxy Ace 3. [Read more]

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Samsung’s Galaxy S4: The Real iPhone Killer Just Stood Up

March 15th, 2013
Samsung used all the marketing and showmanship power at its disposal Thursday to take the wraps off its new Galaxy S4 smartphone, which highlights new ways for users to interact with a mobile device while improving the hardware that forms the foundation of its Galaxy product line. "We've taken technology and innovation to help us get closer to what matters in your life," Samsung CEO J.K. Shin told the crowd gathered at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S IV: The Buzz Is Positive, But Will It Last?

March 15th, 2013
Following Thursday's big launch of its new Galaxy S IV, what kind of reaction is Samsung's new phone getting? In general, the reaction is positive, but the question is whether the buzz can last.

Some industry observers are declaring that, given its huge U.S. marketing budget and the success of the Galaxy S III as the most popular Android phone, the S IV is going to be a big seller. The eight-core processor, a slightly larger 5-inch high-resolution screen and the 13-megapixel rear camera certainly help, as does a flood of new software features.

On the hardware side, there are several modest improvements. As a sibling to the S III, the IV appears nearly an identical twin. Its plastic casing remains the same, with the IV having a screen that's 0.2 inches larger. The new smartphone is also a bit narrower, thinner, taller and lighter.

The full-HD Super AMOLED screen is garnering praise for sharpness -- 1920x1080 -- and the new device also has the ability to act as an infrared remote control for TVs and other devices. The battery has been increased from 2100 mAh to 2700, and it ships with the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean 4.2.2, featuring Samsung's custom Touch Wiz user interface on top.

Eye Tracking, Airview

There had been a slew of rumors that the S IV would have eye-tracking technology that would automatically scroll Web pages as your eye traveled over the screen. The version shown Thursday is a more modest improvement over the S III's SmartStay, where the screen dimmed if you looked away. The new phone knows when you're looking at the screen, and a user can then tilt the phone up or down to scroll. A Samsung representative has told news media that this feature also detects head placement and how the phone is being...

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Expectations Rise for Coming Samsung Galaxy S IV

March 3rd, 2013
Now that BlackBerry 10's launch has come and gone, the Samsung Galaxy S IV's unveiling on March 14 is the next big event on the smartphone calendar. The event will signal the direction of the growing Samsung-Apple competition, and rumors are flying.

The newest Galaxy will be rolled out with an event in New York. The Galaxy S III, unveiled last year in London, has turned out to be a blockbuster for the company, which is the world's largest handset maker. More than 40 million S III's have been sold to date.

There had been some expectations that the S IV would be released at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, but Samsung has opted for the new star to have its own opening show. The IV is expected to be available for sale by sometime in May or June, although the actual name has not been confirmed as being "IV." Invitations sent to the press for the March event declare: "Ready 4 the show. Come and meet the next Galaxy."

First to Outsell iPhone

Expectations are high and, according to Strategy Analytics, the S III was the first smartphone to outsell Apple's iPhone, in the third quarter of last year -- 18 million units compared with 16.2 million. The competition is thus intense for the two companies, not to mention that they are the top two phone makers in the world, and have been carrying on a fierce, worldwide patent legal war.

There is some speculation as to whether Samsung will choose to revamp the model's body construction. The III's polycarbonate plastic body, while highly durable, has received some less than enthusiastic feedback about its look, compared with the sleek handset bodies that are emerging on other Android models such as the HTC One -- not to mention the iPhone's sleek exterior.


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Switch Galaxy – Official Trailer [Mobile]

March 1st, 2013
Switch Galaxy launches for PlayStation mobile on March 6th, 2013.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0 Takes a Poke at iPad Mini

February 26th, 2013
It's a phone, it's a tablet, it's the Galaxy Note 8.0, which Samsung unveiled this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This device seems to hit the sweet spot between the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II phone-tablet hybrid and the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. In terms of size, it's a step up from many of the 7-inch tablets on the market, including Samsung's own Galaxy Tab 7. It's also slightly larger than Apple's iPad Mini, which measures 7.9 inches. The Galaxy Note 8.0 utilizes the S-Pen stylus and offers phone functionality.

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