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Samsung Galaxy S5 to benefit from wide-FOV LEDs

Samsung Galaxy S5 to benefit from wide-FOV LEDs

A number of LEDs have been introduced by Samsung today, the lot of which will almost certainly make their way into their next-generation smartphone release, the Samsung Galaxy S5. These components are headed off by a couple of what Samsung calls "Side View LEDs", rather long-looking components with an angle to them. Also included in this set are two reflector-integrated flash LED packages.

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Samsung Galaxy KitKat software updates rolling out today

Samsung Galaxy KitKat software updates rolling out today

Today Samsung has revealed their plan to update one whole heck of a lot of smartphones to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. They’ve not been entirely specific about when each of these devices will be getting said update, but their news blast suggests that they’re preparing essentially their entire 2013 lot of devices for the next wave. This update includes Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Samsung’s own enhancements in tow.

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Nokia Lumia Icon “directional audio” picks fight with Galaxy S4

Nokia Lumia Icon “directional audio” picks fight with Galaxy S4

Nokia's new Lumia Icon may have fairly distinctive looks, but it's what it hears that the Finnish firm is most proud of. The phone's PureView camera system introduces what Nokia is calling "directional audio" recording, which uses twin microphones on the rear of the Verizon exclusive to focus what sound is picked up and what gets ignored. Nokia is so excited by it, it even put it up against an Android best-seller to show the difference; see the demos after the cut.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 appears bound for 1080p

Samsung Galaxy S5 appears bound for 1080p

Today a listing at LG's South Korean wireless group LG U+ is suggesting that the next Samsung Galaxy smartphone - the Galaxy S 5 - will be appearing with another 1080p display. This wouldn't be unheard of - many users working with 1080p displays today have been more than adamant about the sharpness being well and above enough for normal, every-day activities. But this tip would, on the other hand, fly in the face of quad HD lovers everywhere - aka those that have suggested the next Galaxy device will ramp up again.

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Galaxy Grand Neo brings “Lite” with a new name

Galaxy Grand Neo brings “Lite” with a new name

Samsung's next new screen-size for a smartphone is 5-inches, bringing in one element of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 to pair with the rest from the generation that came before it. While it's unclear at the moment if we'll ever see this device appear inside the United States, we do expect to see it up close and personal at Mobile World Congress 2014. We'll be there live and in full effect for you to see every device like this before it enters the States.

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Pelican ProGear Protector Galaxy S 4 case first look: real heavy-duty

Pelican ProGear Protector Galaxy S 4 case first look: real heavy-duty

If there’s one thing that can be said without hesitation about Pelican’s delivery of cases for devices, it’s that they’re rugged. Each time we’ve had our hands on a case from this group, known for their protection of vital gear on all levels, consumer to infantry (for quite a few years, mind you), we’ve found them to go above and beyond the call of duty. This Pelican ProGear CE1250 Protector Series Phone Case for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 is no exception to the rule.

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Chitika data shows Samsung Galaxy S dominance with 7, 10.1-inch tablets

Chitika data shows Samsung Galaxy S dominance with 7, 10.1-inch tablets

The folks behind the network known as Chitika, generally known for their advertising network, has shown data detailing the breakdown of Samsung mobile devices during the month of December, 2013. The study seeks online ad-impressions across all Android devices, breaking down smartphone and tablet data, then by devices, showing here what they suggest is “the largest single Android manufacturer traffic source”, suggesting also that Samsung’s tablet share in the United States in web usage trails behind Apple’s iPad and all tablet devices (combined, as a brand) made by Amazon.

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Samsung teams with Kidrobot for live Galaxy painting with Buff Monster, Woes, Scribe

Samsung teams with Kidrobot for live Galaxy painting with Buff Monster, Woes, Scribe

Samsung has decided to to tap into the collectable artist toys market with Kidrobot this week at CES 2014, inviting several artists to create unique one-off Samsung Galaxy Gear, S4, and Note devices. We’re seeing paint literally applied to cases for the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Note 4, Galaxy S 4, and to the band as well as the body of the smartwatch Galaxy Gear. With artists Scribe, Buff Monster and Woes ready to roll, Samsung brings wild style to their smart devices.

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Samsung Galaxy S 5 or Note 4 curved-glass patent appears

Samsung Galaxy S 5 or Note 4 curved-glass patent appears

This week a patent application for a next-generation Samsung smartphone device has appeared ready for imminent implementation. This device is not expressly linked to the Samsung Galaxy or Samsung Note lineup, but chances are it's about to be unveiled as one of the two. Here we're seeing a vision of a wholly modified Samsung smartphone, with a curved-glass display cover and what appears to be a new form of S Pen slot.

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