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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Suffering From #GapGate

Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 3.07.43 PM Another day, another *Gate. This time the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the latest phablet to enamor the Android crowd, has been reported shipping with a thin gap between the screen and the walls of the case. The issue, reported on iTToday in South Korea, seems to affect a small number of devices. According to the piece, two pieces of paper or a business card can fit snugly into the gap. This… Read More

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Suffering From #GapGate

Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 3.07.43 PM Another day, another *Gate. This time the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the latest phablet to enamor the Android crowd, has been reported shipping with a thin gap between the screen and the walls of the case. The issue, reported on iTToday in South Korea, seems to affect a small number of devices. According to the piece, two pieces of paper or a business card can fit snugly into the gap. This… Read More

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Suffering From #GapGate

Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 3.07.43 PM Another day, another -Gate. This time the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the latest phablet to enamor the Android crowd, has been reported shipping with a thin gap between the screen and the walls of the case. The issue, reported on iTToday in South Korea, seems to affect a small number of devices. According to the piece, two pieces of paper or a business card can fit snugly into the gap. This… Read More

Report: Google Tightening Control on Android Manufacturers

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Google wants to limit manufacturers’ say in what gets pre-installed on Android-powered technology, according to a new report.

Take Samsung, the most successful Android OEM — its Galaxy models operate on Android, but many of the apps are Galaxy-specificThe Information reports that it has viewed confidential documents revealing some added requirements to Google contracts to limit some of this customization by Android partners

Google wants a greater emphasis on its search engine, more pre-installed apps and more control on app placement and prominence. Read more…

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Samsung Gear S Coming to the U.S. This Fall

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Samsung‘s Gear S smartwatch, initially unveiled in August, will be available in the U.S. “this fall,” the company announced on Wednesday.

In a short press release, Samsung added that the watch will be available through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless — and that’s pretty much all the info we’ve got.

There was no word on pricing, but Samsung says more info about the Gear S will come “soon.”

The Gear S sports a 2-inch SuperAMOLED screen, 3G connectivity, and it doesn’t require a Samsung smartphone nearby to operate. Read more…

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Samsung Announces Australian Pricing and Release Dates for Note 4, Edge, Gear S, Gear VR

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SYDNEY — If you are on Team Samsung, you’ll have to put up with the Apple addicts rubbing their new devices in your face for a bit longer

The new Samsung range, including the new Galaxy Note 4, Edge, Gear S and Gear VR, is slated to be available in Australia in late October, for the Galaxy Note 4, and November for the remainder, Samsung announced Tuesday. Samsung unveiled the products earlier this month at IFA Berlin.

The local release and pricing announcement follows reports that the Korean launch date may be pushed up to September after the success of the iPhone 6 launch Read more…

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Report: Samsung May Launch Galaxy Note 4 Early After Success of iPhone 6

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The massive response to Apple’s bigger iPhone 6 models has inspired Samsung to push up the launch of the new Galaxy Note 4 phablet, according to a news report.

A Samsung employee said the “positive reaction from consumers to those two Apple devices prompted us to launch the Note 4 earlier than previously scheduled,” according to The Korea Times

Apple set a new record for opening sales with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, doling out some 10 million units in the first 72 hours of retail, the company said. In a statement, Tim Cook said Apple “could have sold many more” with a greater supply. Read more…

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Samsung’s Answer to the iPhone 6 Debuts in the U.S. This Week

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The Samsung Galaxy Alpha, which is the company’s answer to the iPhone in terms of both looks and specs, is officially launching in the United States later this month, exclusively at AT&T.

First announced in August, the metal-framed phone (a departure from Samsung’s plastic offerings) will be available online and from AT&T retailers beginning on Sept. 26, starting at about $200 with a two-year contract, the company said on Monday.

The svelte Galaxy Alpha has a 4.7-inch HD display, which is the same size as the iPhone 6. The screen is on the smaller side compared to the other Samsung option — the Galaxy S5 clocks in at 5.1 inches — and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. It runs on KitKat, the latest Android mobile operating system. Read more…

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Samsung Thinks It Can Get People to Watch a Sitcom About Its Employees

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It’s like Friends meets Glee meets a Samsung showroom

The electronics maker is reportedly developing an hour-long fictional sitcom that centers around a Samsung employee

The show, which will be called The Best Future, will air on YouTube, according to ZDNet.

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Mina, a member of K-pop group Girl’s Day, plays Mirae, which means “future” in Korean. The show follows her life as a Samsung employee as well as a few other young Koreans that hope to work for the company.

The part-musical show will have six episodes and are schedule to debut in October. Read more…

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Samsung Thinks It Can Get People to Watch a Sitcom About Its Employees

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It’s like Friends meets Glee meets a Samsung showroom

The electronics maker is reportedly developing an hour-long fictional sitcom that centers around a Samsung employee

The show, which will be called The Best Future, will air on YouTube, according to ZDNet.

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Image: Samsung

Mina, a member of K-pop group Girl’s Day, plays Mirae, which means “future” in Korean. The show follows her life as a Samsung employee as well as a few other young Koreans that hope to work for the company.

The part-musical show will have six episodes and are schedule to debut in October. Read more…

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