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Samsung teases possible HMP implementation for Exynos ahead of CES

Samsung teases possible HMP implementation for Exynos ahead of CES

Samsung this weekend teased an upcoming announcement about its Exynos processor ecosystem. The company will formally deliver the announcement on Jan. 7, 2014 at CES. Details are scant at best, but all indications point either to implementation of heterogeneous multi-processing (HMP) in its Exynos 5 Octa line of systems-on-chips (SoCs), or an all-new Exynos 6 Octa with HMP. The tease could also indicate a long-rumored 64-bit Exynos.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 specifications converge: here’s what’s possible

Samsung Galaxy S5 specifications converge: here’s what’s possible

While the release of a Samsung Galaxy S5 wouldn't seem to be all that near - surprise - rumor would have it that the company is planning an outing party much earlier in the year than in past generations. What we're to understand about this device thus far comes from a variety of sources - 3rd party and in some cases straight from Samsung - leading us to believe that this will be a revolutionary device far more of a step up than the Galaxy S4 was over the Galaxy S III. This all begins with a "2K display" up front.

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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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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 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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