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Samsung Galaxy smartphones receive security update

Samsung Galaxy smartphones receive security update

This week the folks at Samsung Mobile have revealed an update that'll be sent automatically to a variety of smartphones around the world. This is part of Samsung's Security Maintenance Release, or SMR, process detailed last year for most of the device makers hero smartphones. This update is separate from Google Android patches, which come from Google and are sent through each device's individual carrier, where applicable. To get this Samsung update, you need only wait.

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LG G5 and G5 Pro cases show off smartphone designs

LG G5 and G5 Pro cases show off smartphone designs

The next LG smartphone (LG G5) has leaked with photos of its front and back and sides through case manufacturers of all sorts. The folks at LG aren't leaving anything up to chance with the LG G5, almost certainly bringing heat to MWC 2016 this February. Today we get to look at what's essentially the entire smartphone, from all sides - save the back, of course, since most of it is covered by case. But all the important bits are here!

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Snapchat voice and video calling features leaked

Snapchat voice and video calling features leaked

If you want to send a pic or a video to someone complete with a note and a doodle on it, then Snapchat is probably the app you open to do so. It probably also helps that the app lets you know if the photo you sent was saved by the recipient. Well, in addition to these features, it would seem that the people behind the loveable ghost icon are hard at work at some other interesting things for the app.

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Samsung employee spills beans on juicy Galaxy S7 info

Samsung employee spills beans on juicy Galaxy S7 info

Getting information from "sources close to the matter" or "familiar with the product" isn't an exact science. Rarely do such sources have the courage, or maybe audacity, to identify themselves as a company employee - a Samsung employee in this case. Of course, there is no conceivable way of confirming that, so take it for what it is. That said, given what some of the information about the Samsung Galaxy S7 shared here entails, we are certainly hoping that at least some, if not all, of them turn out to be as advertised.

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LG G5 prototype revealed with dual cameras design

LG G5 prototype revealed with dual cameras design

The smartphone in these images looks very strange indeed. It's crammed inside a funky black case to hide its true identity. According to the source of the images, inside that ugly black case is a prototype LG G5 smartphone. All you can really tell about the device is that it has "Not for Sale" written in the top corner.

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HTC Desire T7 spied on GFXBench

HTC Desire T7 spied on GFXBench

We often get our first glimpse at unannounced smartphones and tablets when they turn up on GFXBench and similar sources. The tablet that has surfaced at the benchmark website this time out is the HTC Desire T7. The device carries model number HTC IV5001-A and will rock a 6.9-inch screen. Last summer a leak pegged the price of the tablet at $170.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 camera modules, sheathed body sighted

Samsung Galaxy S7 camera modules, sheathed body sighted

With just a few weeks left before MWC 2016 and Samsung's rumored big reveal of the Galaxy S7 flagship, or flagships if you may, rumors and alleged sightings of the smartphone, or at least parts of it, are naturally starting to heat up. Like many of Samsung's previous high end smartphones that have been the subject of endless speculation, much of the Galaxy S7 has already been "revealed" to death. Of course, that doesn't mean there's no room for more, like these pair of photos the seemingly come straight from Samsung's production lines.

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Samsung dives deeper into VR, opens New York studio

Samsung dives deeper into VR, opens New York studio

If you thought that Samsung's Gear VR headset, which was made together with Oculus, was just a temporary distraction for the Korean consumer electronics company, you might have just been proven wrong. At Sundance, one of the most notable film fests in the world, Samsung took the opportunity to announce that it is opening up a studio in New York, located where Samsung's US marketing team already works in, with the sole purpose of creating immersive experiences. In short, VR content that will most likely blossom this year. Or at least fans and believers of VR would like it to.

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Exploding Kittens Android version release next, then BlackBerry

Exploding Kittens Android version release next, then BlackBerry

The release of the iOS version of The Oatmeal artist's "Exploding Kittens" card game is followed soon by an Android app. The iOS version of this game for iPhone and iPad has gone to the top of the iOS App Store - in just under a day. This, as per usual, has the rest of the mobile universe (mostly Android) asking where their version is. The team behind the development of the Exploding Kitten app for iOS have made clear: the Android version is well on its way.

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