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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge sighted in Vietnam wearing gold

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge sighted in Vietnam wearing gold

The Galaxy Note Edge is, to be blunt, a quirky smartphone. It has a screen that rolls of to the side but is actually a distinct screen on its own. It is definitely a device that says "special". To turn that voice into a scream, it seems that a shop in Vietnam will be offering a gold-plated version of the smartphone with a curved screen. Yes, the quirky device just became luxurious in this gold Galaxy Note Edge version that has come out of nowhere and still has to see the light of day.

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Report: Note Edge, Note 4 to get Lollipop upgrade

Report: Note Edge, Note 4 to get Lollipop upgrade

The Samsung Note 4 and Note Edge have a lot of similarities. Under the hood, the two are nearly identical. Face-forward, the story changes quite a bit. The rounded screen on the Note Edge is a neat add-on, but many wonder how it will hold up to the Android upgrade cycle. As it turns out, you may have nothing to worry about. A new report suggests Samsung will update both the Note 4 and Note Edge to Android 5.0 Lollipop soon.

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Google 2014 Year in Search results are in

Google 2014 Year in Search results are in

This week Google has released its yearly run-down of what's been popular in search terms over the past 12 months. This 2014 Year in Search was topped - above all else - by Robin Williams, whose life ended in August of this year. Searching for Robin Williams was followed by searches for "World Cup", then Ebola, then Malaysia Airlines and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Flappy Bird, Conchita Wurst, and ISIS. As for the break-down into categories, Google sorted out People, Athletes, Consumer Electronics, Global News, Google Doodles of 2014, "Loss", World Cup Matches, and YouTube Videos.

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Samsung in talks with startup for Apple Pay rival service

Samsung in talks with startup for Apple Pay rival service

Samsung has their own experience shops inside of Best Buy stores across the nation, and now they’re looking to get even more proprietary. A new report details that Samsung is trying to get in on the mobile payment game, and is already in talks with a company that can get them there. In what is a pretty obvious Apple Pay ripoff, Samsung and startup LoopPay are discussing a method for secure NFC payments via Samsung devices. The mobile payment startup already has hardware on the market.

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Samsung sales nosedive as Xiaomi, Apple enjoy growth

Samsung sales nosedive as Xiaomi, Apple enjoy growth

Each year, smartphone sales grow. Overall, the market is doing really well, and 2014 is no different. Gartner has released their Q3 2014 smartphone sales numbers, and the overall growth is impressive. Versus this time last year, manufacturers around the globe have shipped upwards of 50 million more smartphones, which represents a 20% hike in overall movement. Gartner says they expect overall sales to hit 1.2 billion by the end of the year, too. Everyone should be enjoying the spoils, yet Samsung is probably wringing their hands.

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Galaxy S6: what we’ve heard (and want to see) ahead of MWC 2015

Galaxy S6: what we’ve heard (and want to see) ahead of MWC 2015

Now that we’ve had a good look at what the Galaxy S6 from Samsung might end up looking like, we’re starting to wonder what the device will be as a whole. Is it really going to have those ultra-slim bezels we saw in the leaked pic, or was that a really good fake? Do the benchmarks hint at the real internals, or just some basic test specs? We don’t know, and likely won’t until MWC when Samsung is expected to roll the phone out, but it’s looking good, Samsung fans.

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Galaxy S6 details tipped with prototype appearance

Galaxy S6 details tipped with prototype appearance

What you're about to see might very well be the first appearance of the Samsung Galaxy S6. This device has been tipped to be the new "project zero" for the company, meaning they're attempting to bring their top-selling line through a new door to re-bolster sales. What this prototype image suggests is that they will indeed be releasing such a device - not exactly in looks, but with functionality. And with just about as close to an "edge-to-edge" screen as the company has ever produced.

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Samsung making A9 chipset for new iPhone in Austin, Texas

Samsung making A9 chipset for new iPhone in Austin, Texas

Apple has begun the manufacturing work for their next flagship, likely the iPhone 6S if their historical naming scheme holds up. That phone is set to receive an A9 chipset, which will likely come with a bunch of neat graphs about how much more powerful it is than everything else before it. The Economic Times of Korea is reporting that production of that SoC has begun, but not by Apple. The A9 chipset powering your next iPhone will be Samsung, insiders say.

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Galaxy Note 4 SM-916S variant seen with Snapdragon 810

Galaxy Note 4 SM-916S variant seen with Snapdragon 810

Benchmarking site Geekbench seems to be confirming one persistent rumor from the past few days. It seems that Samsung indeed has a variant of the Galaxy Note 4 probably headed for its home market of Korea. The difference with this model, shown to be the SM-916S, is that it comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 instead of the 805, the former being the chip maker's high end octa-core processor based on a 64-bit architecture.

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