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Why Apple’s Special Event Will Outshine Samsung’s Unpacked

Why Apple’s Special Event Will Outshine Samsung’s Unpacked

Apple and Samsung just can’t seem to get out of each other’s way. Samsung recently announced that it was planning to hold its Unpacked event on September 3, where it will unveil the products it anticipates carrying it through to the end of the year and beyond. Apple, meanwhile, announced on Thursday that it, too, would be holding a special press event on September 9. Like Samsung, Apple will show off wares that will carry the company through the end of the year.

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Samsung HERE for Android deal sidelines Google

Samsung HERE for Android deal sidelines Google

Samsung has cut a deal with HERE, the Nokia navigation provider, to release HERE for Android, an alternative to Google Maps. We'd noted the HERE-powered turn-by-turn navigation on the Samsung Gear S yesterday, but at the time the significance of the software and services agreement wasn't quite clear: this is Samsung doing its level best to oust Google, and affects all Samsung phones not just a niche smartwatch.

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Watch wars: LG, Samsung, Motorola arm-wrestle pre-IFA

Watch wars: LG, Samsung, Motorola arm-wrestle pre-IFA

It’s time for new smartwatches from LG and Samsung - at last? While Samsung has been releasing smartwatch after smartwatch over the past couple of years, LG has just begun. Both competitors released their first Android Wear smartwatches earlier this year at Google I/O for developers - now they’re already in their second wave, so to speak.

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Samsung Gear S smartwatch divorces your phone

Samsung Gear S smartwatch divorces your phone

Samsung has yet another smartwatch for us, the Samsung Gear S, and this time the Tizen wearable has divorced itself from requiring a tethered smartphone thanks to integrated 3G. Fronted by a 2-inch curved Super AMOLED 360 x 480 touchscreen, the Gear S has dualband 2G and dualband 3G so as to get online independently, and supports calls and messaging as well as a range of other apps like turn-by-turn navigation.

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Galaxy Note 4 detailed further: filled with crystals

Galaxy Note 4 detailed further: filled with crystals

This afternoon Samsung has released some Galaxy Note 4 details intentionally and not-so-intentionally. At least two variants of the Galaxy Note 4 are on their way, are a number of models of the two variants therein. Then there’s the videos - the lovely videos of the Galaxy Note 3 depicting features that’ll again be delivered in the Note 4.

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LG smartwatch details pre-event: round gets real

LG smartwatch details pre-event: round gets real

In the war for most round smartwatch on the market, Motorola had - until now - held the monopoly with the Moto 360. Or they would have, had they actually had the resources - or the foresight - to release the device before the rest of the world had the chance to release one first. LG is taking the open shot - so is Samsung - and now Motorola may be caught with their pants down.

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Samsung boasts 1,000 Tizen apps for Gear smartwatches

Samsung boasts 1,000 Tizen apps for Gear smartwatches

How do you convince people that your platform isn't a burning one? Why, claim that you have over a thousand apps raring to leap at you, that's how! That might be the thinking behind Samsung's latest infographic which celebrates 1,000 apps available for its Tizen-powered wearables, but we really do have to wonder how much of that is true.

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