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Samsung HomeSync Android TV box appearing this month, Jelly Bean in tow

Samsung HomeSync Android TV box appearing this month, Jelly Bean in tow

Earlier this year at the international technology conference known as Mobile World Congress, we got our first chance to have a hands-on look at the Samsung HomeSync Android TV box. Tossing aside the idea that a Google-friendly TV box should run none other than Google TV itself, Samsung decided here that the system should take on the likes of their own Samsung Link system. Appearing October 6th, the Samsung HomeSync device will be working with the Samsung Galaxy S 4, Galaxy Note 3, and a collection of other recent Samsung smartphone and tablet releases.

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Galaxy Note 3 not the only one free of “benchmark shenanigans” accusations [UPDATE]

Galaxy Note 3 not the only one free of “benchmark shenanigans” accusations [UPDATE]

As the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 appears on US-shores we've seen talk of not quite on-the-level benchmark boosting by the likes of what, at first, would seem to be the manufacturer of the smartphone. This report originates with Ars Technica where they suggest that the smoking gun is the fact that this smartphone brings up four full-powered CPU cores whenever it's asked to open any one of several big-name benchmarking apps. What we've found is that this situation is not - by any means - limited to Samsung's hardware.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review

In the Galaxy Note 3 you'll find the re-solidification of the idea that this device category was both invented by and continues to be piloted by Samsung. You wont find this company resting on its laurels when it comes to adding and refining both software features and hardware bits and pieces. This is easily the finest not-quite-tablet-sized smartphone on the market - but what does that mean in a market with little to no competition?

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AT&T Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear release set for October 4th

AT&T Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear release set for October 4th

The next wave of Samsung smart devices are headed to the United States on several carriers, and here with an announcement on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear smartwatch comes AT&T first and foremost. What you'll see with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the third generation in the mid-sized device lineup, not quite a tablet but more than a smartphone, fully packed with a hugely dense display and Samsung's own S Pen technology. Meanwhile the Galaxy Gear acts as a wrist-based accompaniment for your Galaxy Note 3 or Galaxy S 4, also working with its own camera.

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Galaxy Note 3 SIM limitations surface for first pre-orders

Galaxy Note 3 SIM limitations surface for first pre-orders

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has appeared in its first box orders to retailers with a note that suggests not all models will work with all carriers. While this may seem obvious, there's a few limitations for the UK and European models that aren't usually in place for releases from Samsung or with the radios included in these models. What's noted by Clove today is that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 European SIM model SM-N9005 specifically will only work with SIM-cards issued from a mobile operator within Europe.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 hits T-Mobile Wednesday on pre-order

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 hits T-Mobile Wednesday on pre-order

Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Samsung Galaxy Gear have begun hitting pre-order status with carriers in the United States, T-Mobile jumping aboard for a run this Wednesday. While the folks at AT&T have made clear their intention on offering up early adopters a chance at tossing cash in at midnight tonight for the smartwatch, this beast of a smartphone will be appearing for pre-order from T-Mobile starting on September 18th - again, this Wednesday. We must assume that this also starts at midnight day-of.

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Verizon Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear pricing leaked

Verizon Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear pricing leaked

Unlike AT&T and T-Mobile, who have practically already shown their hand regarding Samsung's newly unveiled Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear, Verizon has relatively been silent regarding its pricing plans. But a leaked internal document might just give us a clue as to what Big Red has in store for its customers waiting to get their hands on the devices.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch take over Times Square

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch take over Times Square

This week the folks at Samsung created a spectacle of themselves for the likes of their new device duo: the Galaxy Note 3 and the smartwatch known as Samsung Galaxy Gear. They did this both in Berlin and in New York City, with a press event for IFA 2013 and a veritable party in the streets in Times Square. While the press were invited to have a peek at the products in Germany, members of the public were ushered in to see the devices in the USA.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear get broad US carrier support

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear get broad US carrier support

Samsung's new Galaxy Note 3 and the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch have managed a full gamut of the five top US carriers, further ramping up the pressure on Android rivals like HTC and LG. The new Note 3 "phablet", announced today at Samsung's pre-IFA "Unpacked 2013" event, ramps up the screen size to 5.7-inches and introduces not only new S Pen stylus functionality but a companion wearable in the shape of the Galaxy Gear watch. While reaction to the Gear has been mixed, that hasn't stopped the networks from jumping onboard.

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