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Samsung Crisis: Galaxy S5 Has Not Matched S4 Sales
By Luke Jones on Monday November 24, 2014

Even the most diehard of Apple fan should know that the iPhone is not head and shoulders better than any other smartphone. We could argue the finer details sure, but what sets it apart is appeal and then in turn sales. The only other device that has been able to live with the iPhone in recent years has been the Samsung Galaxy S flagship, but much like Apple's handset, the S series device is just another smartphone when you strip away its massive success.

European Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Updated
By Luke Jones on Friday November 21, 2014

Samsung has issued a new update for Galaxy Note 4 users in Greece and Germany, and it will almost certainly spread across Europe later on. At 137MB the file size is weighty enough for one to think that Samsung is packing something pretty substantial in the patch, but actually there is nothing major here.

Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S5 gets Android 4.4.4
By Luke Jones on Friday November 21, 2014

It's easy to forget that the Galaxy S5 is still Samsung's current flagship smartphone. So many devices have come after it that it feels older than it is, but the S5 is still very much in the loop and remains a potent high end device. It is also has plenty of time left on the clock in terms of receiving updates, so it is no surprise to see the Sprint variant receive a new software bump.

Samsung Discusses Latest Old School Flip Phone
By Luke Jones on Thursday November 20, 2014

The flip phone may have been the go to device for business types and indeed consumers around a decade ago, but they sort of went away when the smartphone touchscreen form factor took hold. However, the Korean giants LG and Samsung have been keeping them alive in the Asian markets (Japan and China) where they are still actually desirable handsets.

Samsung: Flexible Bendy Smartphones In 2015
By Luke Jones on Wednesday November 19, 2014

Last week we showed you LG's road map to have bending foldable smartphones (and other products) by 2017, but it seems the company's compatriot Samsung is going to move quicker than that. Samsung is of course one of the leading lights in this tech, with the company's Project YOUM and current Galaxy Note Edge smartphone are paving the way in this field.

Samsung Cutting Smartphone Product By 30% In 2015
By Luke Jones on Tuesday November 18, 2014

Samsung has had an awful 2014 that has brought declining sales across the board and tumbling profits quarter on quarter. The Korean company has been left reeling by huge competition in Asia from Xiaomi and increased rivalry at the high end by the likes of Apple and LG. Samsung has said it would reshape its smartphone strategy to combat the problems and today we can see the company's new smartphone plan.

Samsung to make 80% of Apple's processors in 2015
By Luke Jones on Monday November 17, 2014

Samsung has recently said that it would continue to build the bulk of Apple's processors in the coming years despite Cupertino cooling its orders this year. Many envisage a time when Apple severs ties entirely and for next year's i products the timing could have been perfect. However, it seems the company is not ready to cut a lucrative deal (for both parties) just yet as the Korea Times says Samsung has finalized a deal to build 80% of Apple's chips next year, including the current A8 and future A9 processors.

Wearable Designer Slams Samsung's Design Ethos
By Luke Jones on Monday November 17, 2014

Ditto is a new wearable (not a smartwatch) product that features a way to get simple notifications, created by designer Bob Olodort. However, Olodort is also known as a former designer for Samsung, on a third party basis and for a short time. It did not seem like a good experience as he has had some scathing things to say about the Korean giant.

T-Mobile brings Android 4.4.4 to Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014
By Luke Jones on Saturday November 15, 2014

While many devices are awaiting the roll out of Android 5.0 Lollipop, others are still playing catch up and are getting their KitKat patches out of the way. For example, T-Mobile has announced that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is now receiving Android 4.4.4, the last build of Google's KitKat phase.

Samsung Galaxy A5 nearing roll out, but won't come cheap
By Luke Jones on Saturday November 15, 2014

Samsung raised the curtain on the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 at the end of last month and ushered in a new range of devices with premium build quality (read metal). The company said at the time that the handsets would roll out sometime in November and it seems one of them is now available. The Galaxy A5 has made an appearance on Samsung's Chinese website, although the Galaxy A3 is still absent and now set date for either device has been issued.