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Samsung hires Apple Store designer for competing retail locations

Samsung hires Apple Store designer for competing retail locations

There's little doubt that Samsung is growing in more than just smartphone sales, and it would appear that the company is setting out to prove it. A recent tipped hire of a former Apple Store designer suggests that the company is ready to bring on the heat to full-fledged retail stores, likely in a fashion not unlike the Microsoft Store wave that hit over the past several years.

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Google Zeitgeist 2013: Nelson Mandela, Paul Walker & iPhone 5s

Google Zeitgeist 2013: Nelson Mandela, Paul Walker & iPhone 5s

Google has revealed its annual "Zeitgeist" wrap-up of the top searches of the year, bringing 2013 to a close with a run-down of the global trending searches that includes Nelson Mandela, the iPhone 5s, and the PlayStation 4. Continuing a summary tradition started back in 2001, Google Zeitgeist 2013 is also the broadest so-far, the search giant says: over 1,000 top ten lists, ranging from most-searched individuals, through TV shows, to gadgets.

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Galaxy S3 software update now re-distributing Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Galaxy S3 software update now re-distributing Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

After a bit of a delay earlier this year, the folks responsible for bringing on software updates to the Samsung Galaxy smartphone universe have re-started the push for Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to the Galaxy S III. This release will bring a number of feature updates and improvements to the hardware and - for some - completely skips over the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update. The difference is small, but the oddity is great.

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Samsung GamePad turns mobile devices into full-blown gaming consoles

Samsung GamePad turns mobile devices into full-blown gaming consoles

Samsung has released "GamePad", a gaming controller that attaches to a smartphone or tablet for a console-like mobile gaming experience. The GamePad has a telescoping cradle that accommodates mobile devices turned sideways for devices ranging in width from 4 inches to 6.3 inches. The GamePad connects wirelessly to the mobile device via Bluetooth, so physical attachment to the controller isn't necessary.

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Samsung GALAXY S 4 Mini Review

Samsung GALAXY S 4 Mini Review

The world of Samsung smartphones runs the gamut from one size to another. Want a phone that doubles as a small tablet? There's a Galaxy for that. Not everyone finds phablet-sized smartphones of adequate size for a tablet, however, and so they opt for a larger dedicated tablet and, conversely, a smaller smartphone to complement it. Others simply want a small easy-to-hold-and-pocket offering. Regardless of your reasons for leaning towards the diminutive end of the spectrum, Samsung aims to have your back, rolling out the svelte GALAXY S 4 Mini -- a miniature version of its popular handset by the same name. How does the smartphone hold up to its larger brethren? Read our full SlashGear review to find out.

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iPhone retakes US top-spot as Samsung squeezed out

iPhone retakes US top-spot as Samsung squeezed out

Apple's iPhone 5s has clinched the top spot across all four major US carriers, new market research suggests, while despite criticism the plastic-bodied iPhone 5c is also deemed a success for its target audience. The flagship iOS handset was "by far the top selling" handset, Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley wrote in a note to investors, AllThingsD reports, and in fact "at most channels" globally where Apple released it.

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Samsung wearables entering fitness and fashion markets

Samsung wearables entering fitness and fashion markets

At the 2013 Samsung Analyst meeting it was revealed that the company will not be satisfied with its current devices in the wearables market - namely the Samsung Galaxy Gear. Instead they'll be expanding through Samsung Display first, making efforts to push in to the fitness world and the fashion market through the year 2018. While the company has already started moving toward fitness with a built-in pedometer in the Galaxy Gear and fitness apps appearing out of the box with the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note III, it would appear that the Samsung Sport will be next up for grabs.

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Samsung Galaxy S 5 to headline ISOCELL camera quality boosts

Samsung Galaxy S 5 to headline ISOCELL camera quality boosts

This month a couple of big changes in the way Samsung operates are set to have direct influences on how the Samsung Galaxy S 5 will be delivered. Just this November an analyst day event showed off the next big thing for Samsung's line of smartphones in a sensor that'll be placed in at least one headline device - undoubtedly the Samsung Galaxy S5 (or S 5 if you prefer). This unit is a 16-megapixel ISOCELL Sensor with 1.12um pixels and rolls out with wide dynamic range and auto-focus as well.

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iPhone 5s beats Galaxy S4 as duo dominates worldwide sales

iPhone 5s beats Galaxy S4 as duo dominates worldwide sales

This week a report has been struck by the folks at Counterpoint Research that suggests that it's Samsung and Apple ahead in the sales of smartphones worldwide by a mile throughout the month of October. Their research shows models sold throughout the world, so to speak, surveying 33 countries throughout it, including China where they suggest a boom has occurred this late 2013. Oddly enough it would appear that both the Nokia 105 and the Nokia Asha 501 are up in the ranks as well, taking on the 8th and 10th spot in sales respectively.

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