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Samsung Android Marshmallow update: 15 devices (Galaxy S5, Note 4)

Samsung Android Marshmallow update: 15 devices (Galaxy S5, Note 4)

This week the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update list expands with a number of Samsung Galaxy devices - and Tabs, too. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is the oldest member of the Marshmallow update list we're looking at today, while the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 are also, of course, on the drawing board. These updates come not long after a video showing the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 using the update was leaked - or rather filmed and released before Samsung sent out the update themselves - so we're fairly confident this list is going to be able to be fulfilled.

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Samsung takes its Apple patent fight to the Supreme Court

Samsung takes its Apple patent fight to the Supreme Court

Samsung's Christmas gift to Apple won't be the $548 million it agreed to pay in its first patent squabble. It will be giving, instead, another serving of legal headache, though indirectly this time. As expected, Samsung has escalated its patent issues to the US' highest court. Although it is technically putting into question what is now commonly regarded to be an outdated patent system, in the end it will also affect the outcome of its two biggest patent fights with Apple. Especially the payment it has to make.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 release date equals no need for USB-C speed

Samsung Galaxy S7 release date equals no need for USB-C speed

Today we're talking all about the Samsung Galaxy S7 and its USB connector, especially when it comes to connecting quick. When your device uses a standard micro-USB port (USB 3.0), you're able to connect to a massive amount of products. When your device switches over to USB-C, you've suddenly cut yourself off from many years of accessories, including the high-profile virtual reality headset you just released. Will Samsung release a Galaxy S7 just a few months into 2016 with a port that's incompatible with the GearVR? I don't think so.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 to feature 3D Touch-like pressure-sensitive screen

Samsung Galaxy S7 to feature 3D Touch-like pressure-sensitive screen

Rumors and leaks surrounding Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S7 smartphone are dropping nearly everyday it seems, and this week is starting off with another big one. The new Samsung flagship is said to feature a pressure-sensitive screen, much like Apple's new 3D Touch feature on the latest iPhone 6s, and could be introduced as soon as March. This comes from a new report by the Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources.

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Samsung patents Edge-like phone with two Xenon flash, modular camera

Samsung patents Edge-like phone with two Xenon flash, modular camera

It seems that Samsung is once again on a patent collecting spree, at least in its South Korean home court. One of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world is, of course, known for throwing around its ideas in the patent pool and while not all of the come to fruition, some are so interesting that we wish they did. Take for example of couple of patents that reveal a smarpthone not unlike the Samsung Galaxy Edge but with dual Xenon flash and, more interestingly, a modular camera system.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Duo Pixel: modular pieces, retro expansion

Samsung Galaxy S7 Duo Pixel: modular pieces, retro expansion

If you remember the Samsung Galaxy Camera, you remember how nice it was to be able to upload photos from your very capable handheld shooter. That wasn't all that common a feature for cameras at the time. Now, here at the tail end of 2016, devices like the Galaxy S6 smartphone have better camera setups in a much smaller body. Today also we're having a peek at what may be a leap forward in photography for smartphones of the Samsung Galaxy S7 (2016) age.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 details leak in factory photos

Samsung Galaxy S7 details leak in factory photos

Physical evidence that the Samsung Galaxy S7 actually exists somewhere in the world appears to have leaked. What you're about to see is a set of photos of the device's metal innards, showing what may possibly be a slightly more robust design. While we cannot be sure this is indeed the Galaxy S7 itself, one thing is certain: we're not nearly at the end of this whole "metal border" craze in the smartphone industry.

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Samsung adds 50 gift cards to broaden appeal in US

Samsung adds 50 gift cards to broaden appeal in US

The mobile payment wars are definitely on. Although it has actually been in existence for quite a while now, Apple's formal entry into that budding market gave it an air of legitimacy and, to some extent, urgency. Samsung, of course, is trying to leave its mark there as well, especially in the ripe market that is the US. Today, it is again trying to widen the gap with its competitors by announcing the addition of 50 popular merchant gift cards to its Samsung Pay platform.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus to disappoint: no USB-C, microSD

Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus to disappoint: no USB-C, microSD

Considering how near we are to CES 2016, and MWC 2016 immediately after that, it's not surprising to see rumors about upcoming flagships start to pile up. And when it comes to being the subject of such speculation, there is no bigger target, at least in the Android world, than Samsung. Already we've heard of the Galaxy S7 and its to be gigantic sibling, the Galaxy S7 Plus. But now we're hearing not so good news about the latter, which might be huge in size, but not in features.

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