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Verizon Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Tab S2 Marshmallow update is now available

Verizon Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Tab S2 Marshmallow update is now available

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Tab S2 users have a new software update that is now available to download directly from the carrier. The update brings Android Marshmallow to the devices along with a slew of new features that users of the tablet and phablet can enjoy. The software version for the Marshmallow update on the Galaxy Note 4 is MMB29M.N910VVRU2CPD1.

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Samsung Gear Fit 2, Gear IconX Hands-on: Putting fitness at the top

Samsung Gear Fit 2, Gear IconX Hands-on: Putting fitness at the top

Although smartwatches are relatively slower to gain traction, the fitness wearable market has exploded in the past year or two. Almost anyone and everyone has a fitness tracker, whether a smart wristband or a clip, or both. And those that don't fall back on their well-equipped smartphones and some tracking app. Gym memberships, racing events, and fitness device purchases all reveal a growing fad, if not obsession, over fitness. Not one to be left behind, Samsung is showing off the new, improved, and more ergonomic Gear Fit 2 sports band as well as the intriguing Gear IconX "fitness earset" to keep you company in your journey to a healthier, yet hi-tech, lifestyle.

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Galaxy Note 6’s key details leaked in Taiwan (x2)

Galaxy Note 6’s key details leaked in Taiwan (x2)

This week a rather interesting - and fitting - feature has been leaked (or rumored, rather) about the Galaxy Note 6. This device has also been tipped to be re-named Galaxy Note 7, to match up with the number on the Galaxy S7 this year, but we'll just have to wait and see - for now we're sticking with the 6, as it follows through. The rumor today suggests two things. One, that there'll be a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Edge. Two, that this variant of the Galaxy Note will have a dual-lens camera setup.

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Galaxy Note 5 beats all other phones in customer satisfaction index

Galaxy Note 5 beats all other phones in customer satisfaction index

Today the ACSI Telecommunications Report 2016 has revealed consumer satisfaction in smartphones in the United States. This American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) report is run on "interviews with roughly 70,000 customers annually", asking questions about customer satisfaction in brands including Apple, Motorola, Samsung, LG, HTC, and more. Measures are reported on a scale of 0 to 100, 100 being the most satisfied. You might be surprised who holds the number 4 spot - it's not a phone released this year, nor last year, believe it or not.

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Samsung registers trademarks for Galaxy Iris and Galaxy Eyeprint

Samsung registers trademarks for Galaxy Iris and Galaxy Eyeprint

Samsung has filed for some new trademarks for product names that could be for features rather than for new products. The two trademarks were filed for in the US and South Korea and are for Galaxy Iris and Galaxy Eyeprint. Samsung recently launched a tablet in India called the Galaxy Tab Iris that was focused on biometric iris security for registering children for government assistance programs.

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Galaxy S7 variant tipped to appear at event tomorrow

Galaxy S7 variant tipped to appear at event tomorrow

Samsung sends out an invitation to an event at which they'll reveal a variety of devices, phones to accessories to wearables and back. This event will feature devices that allow users to Move, Explore, and Create - that could mean a lot of things. We're expecting at least one wearable fitness tracker, probably a tablet or two, and maybe even a camera for good measure. There may even be word of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 6 or Galaxy Note 7 - though that'd be especially early, if true.

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Samsung’s new 512 GB SSD: smaller than a stamp, ligher than a dime

Samsung’s new 512 GB SSD: smaller than a stamp, ligher than a dime

There are two things that impede computers from having inordinate amounts of data storage: the capacity of drives themselves and their size. While it is always possible to have an 16, nay even 32, terabyte "drive", but you pay for that much storage not just price but also in space. So when Samsung announces it has begun mass producing a new NVMe PCIe SSD with a capacity of 512 GB, it might sound almost boring. Until you get to the part where Samsung reveals that the SSD is less than half the size of a small postage stamp.

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Major details: iPhone 7 cycle change means minor release

Major details: iPhone 7 cycle change means minor release

Sources this morning suggest that the next "major" upgrade for the iPhone won't be in 2016, as expected, but pushed to 2017. While there will still be a release this year - a new iPhone or two, that is - Japanese newspaper Nikkei reports that the so-called "iPhone 7" won't be the company's big upgrade as every other year generally holds. This works out with earlier reports of the new iPhones this year looking extremely similar to their predecessors. This could be Samsung's big chance to pull out and ahead of Apple with the Galaxy Note 6, instead of the other way around.

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Galaxy Note 6 variant teased in shipping details

Galaxy Note 6 variant teased in shipping details

This week the folks behind mobile device hardware shipping have let loose a device name that appears to be a Samsung Galaxy Note 6 variant. The SM-N935G is a model for a device made by Samsung that we've not yet seen - and based on past model numbers and tendencies for the company to name devices with similar codes each year, we can certainly make some educated guesses as to what's going on here. It's easy, really. The Galaxy Note 5's code is SM-N920, S7 is SM-G930, and S7 Edge is SM-G935. What's next?

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Report: Samsung Pay Mini app for iOS and Android launching in June

Report: Samsung Pay Mini app for iOS and Android launching in June

Samsung is planning to release an app called “Samsung Mini Pay,” according to a new report, and it’ll be available for non-Samsung Android smartphones and the iPhone. The app will be launching in June “at the earliest,” sources say, and it’ll allow users to add their payment cards apparently exclusively for online shopping. Samsung is reportedly launching this ‘mini’ version because regular Samsung Pay is used in physical retail stores.

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Samsung Galaxy C5, C7 unveiled in all their metal glory

Samsung Galaxy C5, C7 unveiled in all their metal glory

After a few rounds of rumors and leaks, Samsung has finally formally announced the Galaxy C5 and, somewhat more invisibly, the Galaxy C7, the first two members of the OEM's "C" series. While still pretty much China-only, like the Galaxy A line, there is a chance the two will find their way to other markets. If so, Samsung will be bringing its new all-metal design down to a more budget-friendly level, and hopefully signaling the end of its love affair with plastic.

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Samsung has a 5.5-inch 4K display for VR in the works

Samsung has a 5.5-inch 4K display for VR in the works

We're still just coming to grips with the long awaited commercialization of virtual reality technology and Samsung, unsurprisingly, is already trying to push the boundaries of technology and wallets. Although it will insist it's still in the prototyping stage, Samsung showed off at the Display Week conference in San Francisco a display designed for virtual reality and boasting of a 3840x2160 4K resolution. The screen's size is 5.5 inches, which is pretty much smartphone size. Almost ironically, Samsung might have found a use for the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium's 4K screen as well.

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