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European Galaxy S7 rollout tipped for March 11

European Galaxy S7 rollout tipped for March 11

We have seen a slew of rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S7 over the last month or so. We know that Samsung will be holding its Unpacked event on February 21. This is the event where the Galaxy S7 is expected to be unveiled. If that unveiling holds true, the next question is when will shipments begin.

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Samsung Unpacked set for 21st February, expect the Galaxy S7

Samsung Unpacked set for 21st February, expect the Galaxy S7

Mark your calendars! Just a day before the madness of MWC 2016 starts, Samsung will be unveiling "The Next Galaxy". The Korean manufacturer has set aside the evening of Sunday, February 21, for its bi-annual Unpacked event, where, among other things, it is expected to reveal the Galaxy S7. Or Galaxy S7's, depending on how many Sammy really has prepared. But judging by how the invites are themed, you can expect more than just a smartphone to be announced. You can, perhaps, expect a new way of looking at things, almost literally.

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Virtual Reality Done Wrong: Making it Look Terrible

Virtual Reality Done Wrong: Making it Look Terrible

Today we're going to discuss how not to present virtual reality to the public. The images you see at the top of this article are wrong. They're bad. Skeptics of this platform see these images and remain skeptical. People who love virtual reality look at these images and see how goofy they look when they have virtual reality headsets on. It may have worked in the 1980s when ads were extremely strange - but it's not going to work here in the present.

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Samsung earnings continue to fall, looks to IoT for help

Samsung earnings continue to fall, looks to IoT for help

Companies are starting to reveal their financial performance for the last quarter and the whole year of 2015 and, in general, things are taking a slightly negative trend, even for the likes of Apple. Unsurprisingly, Samsung's story isn't any better and its profits continue to slide. This time, however, its semiconductor business, as well as the foreign exchange status of the Korean Won, which it has traditionally relied on, wasn't enough to save it. So this time around, it is looking to a new market segment, the Smart Home and Smart Health market, for hope.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 might launch with an upgrade program

Samsung Galaxy S7 might launch with an upgrade program

Deja vu? If yes, then you might have heard of how Apple offered an upgrade, or some might call it "rental", program when it announced the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus last September. Or you might have also heard of Samsung's plans to do likewise. While whispers about that upgrade scheme has died out since, it is being resuscitated now that the Galaxy S7 is just around the corner. Or so it is hoped. Korean media report that Samsung might have its own rental system in place by the time the Galaxy S7 flagship hits stores in March.

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Samsung SmartThings ads show how you can have super powers

Samsung SmartThings ads show how you can have super powers

The past few weeks have been rather hard on the Internet of Things market. Despite the slew of new trinkets and ideas that were paraded at CES 2016 earlier this month, bugs and security holes in currently marketed devices cast a rather negative light on connected home appliances. Perhaps Samsung thought it was time to lighten up the mood, especially considering it too has some IoT products to sell. In a set of ads revolving around its SmartThings platform, Samsung reveals how IoT can give you superpowers. Or at least the semblance of it.

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Samsung Gear S2 Classic launches globally, in the US via Amazon

Samsung Gear S2 Classic launches globally, in the US via Amazon

Samsung's Gear S2 and its rotating bezel has been around for some time now but only in its sporty incarnation. This week, however, Samsung is finally giving the world a taste of class, so to speak. The Gear S2 Classic has just been launched globally, first in China and now available in the US through Amazon. This particularly model adds a touch of elegance to that same concept, employing the use of more premium, luxurious looking materials. With a matching price tag to boot.

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Galaxy Tab E 7.0 specs leak, 1.3GHz CPU and 1.5GB RAM

Galaxy Tab E 7.0 specs leak,  1.3GHz CPU and 1.5GB RAM

Details on a coming Samsung tablet have leaked and that tablet is called the Galaxy Tab E 7.0. The new tablet is an entry-level unit that brings a smaller size device to sit under the Galaxy Tab E 8.0 tablet that launched last week in Taiwan. That Galaxy Tab E 8.0 device had 4G LTE support, the leak claims LTE and WiFi versions for the smaller tablet.

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Galaxy S7 preview video shows what is rumored so far

Galaxy S7 preview video shows what is rumored so far

A new video has turned up on YouTube that claims to show details and features of the coming Galaxy S7 smartphone form Samsung. We are taking this video with a big grain of salt since nothing is official just yet and isn’t expected to be until MWC kicks off next month. The video appears to round up all the rumors so far and offers them along with what appear to be renderings of the smartphone based on rumor.

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Samsung Galaxy smartphones receive security update

Samsung Galaxy smartphones receive security update

This week the folks at Samsung Mobile have revealed an update that'll be sent automatically to a variety of smartphones around the world. This is part of Samsung's Security Maintenance Release, or SMR, process detailed last year for most of the device makers hero smartphones. This update is separate from Google Android patches, which come from Google and are sent through each device's individual carrier, where applicable. To get this Samsung update, you need only wait.

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Galaxy A9 Pro tipped to be in the pipeline

Galaxy A9 Pro tipped to be in the pipeline

Samsung keeps busy with the launch of new devices frequently. The last round of new devices came in December 2015 with the Galaxy A9 getting official. The A9 was the biggest phone in the revamped A series of devices that also included the A3, A5, and A7. Rumors are flowing that Samsung is working on another new smartphone called the Galaxy A9 Pro.

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Samsung employee spills beans on juicy Galaxy S7 info

Samsung employee spills beans on juicy Galaxy S7 info

Getting information from "sources close to the matter" or "familiar with the product" isn't an exact science. Rarely do such sources have the courage, or maybe audacity, to identify themselves as a company employee - a Samsung employee in this case. Of course, there is no conceivable way of confirming that, so take it for what it is. That said, given what some of the information about the Samsung Galaxy S7 shared here entails, we are certainly hoping that at least some, if not all, of them turn out to be as advertised.

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