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Samsung 2016 Smart TVs will be friendly with smart appliances

Samsung 2016 Smart TVs will be friendly with smart appliances

Your house may be getting smarter, but it might also have a lot of tiny, sometimes conflicting brains. That is part of the problem of the Internet of Things, with little islands of independent devices that connect to the Internet and your smartphone but not to each other. Next year, however, Samsung has a solution for that, the one appliance that almost every modern home has: a TV. It's 2016 line up of smart TVs will not only be IoT friendly, some can even be IoT hubs themselves.

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Samsung launches Bio-Processor for health-centric wearables

Samsung launches Bio-Processor for health-centric wearables

There has been a lot of focus of late on smartphones and wearables with capabilities to measure certain health factors, mostly heart rates and sometimes even blood oxygen levels. Trying to capitalize on that still growing market, Samsung has announced what is billed to be the industry's first all-in-one health chip solution that combines all the relevant sensors as well as processors in a single chip small enough to be placed inside a fitness band.

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Samsung Pay to get online payment support next year

Samsung Pay to get online payment support next year

When it comes to mobile payment systems, you might immediately think of Apple Pay or Android Pay, mostly because of the brands behind them. But Samsung Pay might actually trump both when it comes to wider merchant support, and it won't be stopping there. Samsung plans to expand the service's coverage next year by also including paying for goods purchased online, taking Samsung Pay dangerously close to PayPal's and Amazon Payments' territory.

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Galaxy S5 Android Marshmallow update: mistake or fake?

Galaxy S5 Android Marshmallow update: mistake or fake?

This month we've seen more than our fair share of Samsung Galaxy smartphone Marshmallow update videos, and through the sorting we've come to one conclusion. Either the Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is fake, or its release was a mistake. Earlier reports have the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5 off the list for updates entirely, stopping just before the Marshmallow update entirely*. Could it be that Samsung was working on this update to the device, but decided not to release it?

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Android 6.0.1 will make the Galaxy S6 edge’s edge more useful

Android 6.0.1 will make the Galaxy S6 edge’s edge more useful

It seems that Samsung has finally come to its senses. While some Android users are waiting for their Android 6.0 Marshmallow update just for the sake of being on the latest Android version, some of Samsung's faithful might have a lot more riding on that update. A video of what is allegedly Android 6.0.1 running on a Galaxy S6 edge reveals that Samsung may have tucked in lots more functionality in curved edge, potentially making what is just a fancy design into something truly useful and perhaps even desirable.

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Samsung Galaxy J1 refresh inbound for 2016 says leaked image, specs

Samsung Galaxy J1 refresh inbound for 2016 says leaked image, specs

Samsung has been very busy the last few weeks, not only announcing an updated range of devices in the Galaxy A lineup, but also trying to contain leaks on the highly anticipated Galaxy S7 flagship. But the South Korean manufacturer surely hasn't forgotten about its entry-level offerings, as we're now hearing rumors about the budget-friendly Galaxy J1 getting a facelift for 2016.

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Samsung plans on an initial run of 5 million Galaxy S7 units

Samsung plans on an initial run of 5 million Galaxy S7 units

It seems that Samsung is starting to warm up its production lines as well as that of its component partners, according to the latest word from unnamed sources. Samsung has apparently set down how many flagship devices it will produce on its initial run. That will be 5 million units, split between two Galaxy S7 models. That seems somewhat rather modest estimate, which may have something to do with the market performance of the previous Galaxy S6 flagship more than any doubt about the upcoming smartphone on Samsung's part.

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Apple demanding $180M more from Samsung in patent case

Apple demanding $180M more from Samsung in patent case

You know what they say about being over until a certain lady sings. Samsung and Apple may have agreed to no longer sue each other over patents and Samsung may have "somewhat" agreed to pay Apple $548 million in damages from its 2012 patent tussle with Apple, but the case is really far, far from being over. Now Apple wants to squeeze out $180 million more from the South Korean manufacturer, pouring salt over Samsung's wounds. Or it could also be a tactic to dissuade Samsung from further contesting the damages as well as the entire patent system.

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Samsung, Oculus get LeBron to help advertise the Gear VR

Samsung, Oculus get LeBron to help advertise the Gear VR

Of the very few actual working and commercially available virtual reality headsets in the market today, the Gear VR, Samsung's and Oculus' baby, is probably the most notable. Instead of being a device in its own right, it is merely an accessory dock for a smartphone, which is admittedly more practical as far as basic VR experience goes. It is, however, perhaps the lesser profile device, compared to the Oculus Rift itself, or Microsoft's AR HoloLens, or Sony's PS VR, or even HTC and Valve's delayed Vive. To help spread the word, Samsung and Oculus enlisted NBA superstar LeBron James in a featurette entitled "Striving for Greatness".

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Samsung Galaxy A9 officially debuts with 6-inch display

Samsung Galaxy A9 officially debuts with 6-inch display

After weeks of waiting, and more than few leaks, Samsung has made its new Galaxy A9 smartphone official with an announcement in China this week. As the latest model of the Galaxy A line of devices, which sits just below Samsung's flagship lineup, the new A9 is on the edge of phablet territory with its large 6-inch screen, placing it atop the A7 (5.5 inches), A5 (5.2 inches), and A3 (4.7 inches), which were all announced earlier this month.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Plus cases show off smartphone designs

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Plus cases show off smartphone designs

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Plus aren’t exactly secrets any more with several rumors turning up over the last several weeks that hint at what the devices will pack inside and what they will look like. The last rumor we saw included some renderings that claimed to show us what the smartphones will look like. This week some new images have appeared that claims to show the smartphone inside cases that will be coming to market.

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