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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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Why the Samsung Galaxy S7 will leapfrog iPhone 7 for true believers

Why the Samsung Galaxy S7 will leapfrog iPhone 7 for true believers

All of the pieces are falling in place for Samsung to take a running leap over Apple in the smartphone feature market. What I'm talking about here isn't necessarily Samsung taking away market share from Apple - the Samsung Galaxy S7 almost certainly will not outsell the iPhone 7. What I'm talking about is daring, innovative moves that push the personal device industry forward. Apple remains a company that are wonderful and work well. They aren't about creating something that has a significant chance of not selling as much or more than their previous-generation product.

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Samsung updates Smart View app for improved Smart TV connectivity

Samsung updates Smart View app for improved Smart TV connectivity

Samsung's Smart View app is used to connect the company's Smart TVs with devices like smartphones to allow easier content sharing between the two. Currently available on select TV models as a beta, the software was originally designed to be compatible with Samsung's own Galaxy mobile devices. However, with the latest update to the mobile app, now more platforms can make the Smart TV connection, making the software more appealing when it makes its official launch in early 2016.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 release date range and details: everything we know so far

Samsung Galaxy S7 release date range and details: everything we know so far

Over the past week and a half, quite a few Samsung Galaxy S7 details have been begun to fall into place. One of these details suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S7 won't be released alongside just one "Edge", but two. Another bit of anonymously-shared information suggests that the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will be more lonesome this year - once again finding itself being released on its own while the Galaxy S7 has two release partners instead of just one.

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Samsung’s SmartThings teams with Scout alarms for “real, tangible benefits”

Samsung’s SmartThings teams with Scout alarms for “real, tangible benefits”

We're at the age of smart home functionality where we can move beyond devices and begin to enable services - so says SmartThings. We won't be dismissing smart devices - they still have a ways to go and much ground to explore - but the age of smart home software services has - according to SmartThings Vice President of Product Mark Yoshitake. Thats why the company has teamed up with Scout Professional Monitoring. "Smart home technology has advanced to a stage where we can move beyond functionality enabled purely by devices," said Yoshitake, "and start to plug in services that will bring real, tangible benefits to customers."

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Samsung to enter self-driving car business as components manufacturer

Samsung to enter self-driving car business as components manufacturer

Samsung confirmed today its interest in playing a part in the rapidly developing self-driving car industry. They won't be making their own vehicle, as many rumors have suggested Apple is currently, but instead the South Korean electronics giant announced that it will create a team dedicated to developing components and software for the automotive market. This team will be separate from Samsung's other businesses, but will work with its other technology divisions.

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New Galaxy A5 and A3 launching January 3 in Europe, US launch unclear

New Galaxy A5 and A3 launching January 3 in Europe, US launch unclear

About a week ago, Samsung debuted a refreshed line of Galaxy A smartphones that would launch next year and pack Samsung Pay mobile payment service out of the box. We now have a bit more information about the smartphones, specifically the launch date for Europe according to a Dutch retailer. According to said retailer, the Galaxy A3, A5, and A7 will launch in Europe on January 8.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 release may tag-team Duo Pixel VR camera

Samsung Galaxy S7 release may tag-team Duo Pixel VR camera

This week a patent was filed for the Samsung Duo Pixel, a trademark for a device or service that could play a role in the release of the Samsung Galaxy S7. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 5 are both able to be used with the Samsung Gear VR, a virtual reality headset that relies on a phone. With the patent for Duo Pixel, Samsung may very well be moving in to the Virtual Reality capture environment, rather than just sticking to the consumption market.

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Gear S2 to get Samsung Pay supports in 2016

Gear S2 to get Samsung Pay supports in 2016

Smartwatches with circular faces have proven to be among the more popular designs with the Moto 360 and the Samsung Gear S2 among the offerings. When the Gear S2 launched, Samsung had intended to make Samsung Pay available for the smartwatch in November. Word is that the launch of Samsung Pay on the device will now be pushed to sometime in 2016.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 details leak in skin release images

Samsung Galaxy S7 details leak in skin release images

A set of renderings of the bodies of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus have been revealed. A skin-maker by the name of ITSkins has decided to take the information they have on the next-generation smartphone - or were given by Samsung - or created on their own - releasing images to the public. The smaller device looks to be extremely similar to its predecessor, as was foreseen earlier this month. The larger device will be quite a bit larger than the Galaxy Note 5 or the Galaxy S6 Plus.

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Galaxy S7 benchmarks may beat iPad Pro with Exynos

Galaxy S7 benchmarks may beat iPad Pro with Exynos

Could it be that next year's Samsung smartphones are already prepared to beat out Apple's highest-performing tablet, the iPad Pro? We're not about to suggest that processing power is in any way indicative of real-world usability. Nor are we going to place all our hopes in an Apples-to-Androids set of comparisons. But just for the sake of sorting out the possibilities - what if? What if the Samsung Galaxy S7 had the processing power to match or beat the iPad Pro?

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What Mobile Heat Pipes will be doing in your Samsung Galaxy S7

What Mobile Heat Pipes will be doing in your Samsung Galaxy S7

If you're a hardcore DIY gaming PC maker, you've heard of the newest component rumored to be appearing in Samsung's smartphone hero for 2016: the Galaxy S7. Heat pipes, as they're called, allow you to cool your gaming PC with liquid - the coolness of the liquid runs through your computer and keeps your computer from overheating as said liquid runs through tubes. But what about a smartphone? You don't have nearly as much space within a Samsung smartphone as you do in a PC made for high-end gaming - so what's a manufacturer to do?

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