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Samsung Gear S2 iOS support lands on Verizon

Samsung Gear S2 iOS support lands on Verizon

At the start of the year, Samsung promised that its rather unique Gear S2 smartwatch would be be getting iOS compatibility sometimes "this year". Considering there this year, like any other year, has 12 months, it was anyone's guess when it would actually happen. Well, apparently, we can stop guessing. Verizon updated its support page for the Gear S2, detailing the update that will be rolling out for the smartwatch. And with it comes the almost nonchalant announcement of adding support for both iOS 8.4 and later as well as, curiously, Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

UPDATE: Not so fast! Verizon changes the text in the update.

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Samsung’s first BGA SSD boasts 1500 MB/s speeds

Samsung’s first BGA SSD boasts 1500 MB/s speeds

Our mobile devices, both smartphones and tablets, are getting more capable. Processors are more powerful, displays are higher resolution, RAM memory is getting faster. These days, the bottleneck falls on the internal storage that hosts the files and programs that give life to these devices. The race for smaller but denser storage solutions is on, and leaders in the industry have been showing off their wares in a steady flow of new or update technologies. At the 2016 Samsung SSD Forum Japan, Samsung showed off its own solution: its first ever BGA-based SSD chip.

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Let’s Listen: Google’s new Search voice (Galaxy S7 vs S6)

Let’s Listen: Google’s new Search voice (Galaxy S7 vs S6)

So you like subtleties, yes? Let's have a listen to the ever-so-slight differences in the voice of the newest version of Android's Google Search compared to Lollipop. What we've got here is a set of phones, one a Samsung Galaxy S6 running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The other device is a Samsung Galaxy S7 running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The voice may very well have become just a TINY bit more natural. Certainly slightly different.

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Galaxy Tab S3 for AT&T hits FCC

Galaxy Tab S3 for AT&T hits FCC

We already know a bit of detail on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 tablet thanks to previous leaks. We have a couple new images today thanks to the tablet crossing the FCC. The version that the FCC has its hands on is model SM-T819 and carries the hardware inside to support AT&T LTE networks. Exactly when the tablet will hit the AT&T network we don’t know, but with the FCC behind it the launch could be any time now.

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Galaxy S7 edge hack supports microSD and dual SIMs at once

Galaxy S7 edge hack supports microSD and dual SIMs at once

If you are using a dual SIM enabled version of the Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone and lament the fact that you have to choose additional storage and a single SIM card or dual SIMs and no additional storage, there is a way to eliminate that choice. A hacks has surfaced that requires some mods to your SIM card and your microSD card but results in being able to use both SIM slots and a microSD card at the same time. The risk in dong this hack is that you might destroy your SIM card and your microSD. There is also a chance you might damage your new smartphone, so beware.

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Samsung envisions a Smart Windshield for motorcycles

Samsung envisions a Smart Windshield for motorcycles

We are becoming more and more connected to the Internet and, by extension, to our smartphones. In practice, this usually means we often keep our eyes on or devices. But now where is this habit more dangerous than when driving down the road, whether on four wheels or two. Most major car makers these days have employed several technologies, like projection and HUDs, to keep drivers' eyes on the road. Samsung is trying to do the same, but this time for motorbikes instead of cars.

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Supreme Court will hear Samsung v. Apple design patent case

Supreme Court will hear Samsung v. Apple design patent case

In what is probably a historic decision, the US Supreme Court has agreed to take on Samsung's appeal in a patent design squabble it has been involved in with Apple for years now. Although Samsung agreed to pay the hefty million dollar sum Apple was awarded in damages, it said it reserved the right to reimburse that amount should a higher court, like the SC, overturn it. But more than just the specifics of this particular case itself, the the very fact that the Supreme Court will be hearing it is, in itself, a legal landmark.

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Official Galaxy J7 photos leak showing gold and silver versions

Official Galaxy J7 photos leak showing gold and silver versions

There have been plenty of leaks that have told us what to expect with the 2016 version of the Galaxy J7 smartphone. Earlier this month the J5 and J7 passed through TENAA to get their Chinese certifications. This week a slew of new images have leaked that claim to be the official Samsung glamour shots of the J7 smartphone. The images highlight two colors for the metal frame with a silver version and a gold version.

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Galaxy S7 edge camera is best says DxOMark

Galaxy S7 edge camera is best says DxOMark

Today DxOMark de-throned the topmost placed smartphone on their mobile smartphone camera ranking ladder. The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge now reigns supreme. Beating the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and the Sony Xperia Z5 both by a single ranking point, The Galaxy S7 edge has the highest-yet score on this mobile phone camera ranking chart. OF IMPORTANT NOTE: This by default also means the Galaxy S7 (non-edge) should be on top of this chart, as both the non-Edge and the Edge both use the same camera hardware, processor, and software inside.

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Galaxy S7 Settings: Let’s Fix this Android flagship smartphone

Galaxy S7 Settings: Let’s Fix this Android flagship smartphone

Now that the Galaxy S7 is out in the wild, it's time we had a look at the settings and features you'll want to keep an eye on when you get the device. The Samsung Galaxy S7, first of all, has been released on many different carriers with several different prices. Once you've got this device in-hand, you'll want to head to your Settings right out the gate. Right away.

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Galaxy J5 leaked images highlight metal frame and colors

Galaxy J5 leaked images highlight metal frame and colors

Earlier this month some images of the Samsung J5 smartphone leaked when the device crossed TENAA in China. Those images highlighted a device that appeared to have a metal frame. This week some more images of the Samsung J5 have leaked and these appear to possible be official images from Samsung slated to show the device off when it officially launches. This new round of leaked images show the device from most angles.

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Galaxy S7’s Bluetooth LE is on even when BT is off

Galaxy S7’s Bluetooth LE is on even when BT is off

This week we're continuing our exploration of the Samsung Galaxy S7, finding a setting new users may want to turn off right out of the box. This feature goes by the name "Nearby device scanning" - and it's not strictly good nor bad, so to speak. What you're going to want to do is test the feature in your own immediate area to see whether or not it adversely affects your battery life - chances are it won't. If it DOES, it's relatively easy to turn off.

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