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Chitika web analytics: Samsung Galaxy S3 increases share of online traffic

by: Simon HillAugust 9, 2012

Samsung’s current flagship Android smartphone is the Galaxy S3 and it is performing rather well for them. Analytics company, Chitika, just released some statistics showing the swift growth in the Galaxy S3’s mobile Web traffic share. The device now accounts for 11.23 percent of all Samsung smartphone Web usage. Considering it only launched in the UK on May 29, and was released in various other markets around the world in the weeks that followed, you can get some idea of how fast the device is selling.

Samsung sold over 10 million Galaxy S3 units in the first couple of months after the end of May release and it is expected to sell over 40 million units by the end of the [...]

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Galaxy Note 10.1 root instructions available already

by: Chris SmithAugust 9, 2012

Samsung has re-announced the Galaxy Note 10.1 this week, a 10.1-inch tablet that was initially unveiled at MWC 2012, but suffered certain modifications since being shown first.

The tablet will soon be available in various markets, with certain third-party retailers already offering the device for pre-order.

But even if the Galaxy Note 10.1 is not widely available already, that doesn’t mean it can’t be rooted. In fact, the first Galaxy Note 10.1 root has already been achieved and there are instructions available for anyone interested in the procedure, even if you don’t own the device yet:

This root method will give you [...]

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Who will win the Apple vs Samsung patent war? And what’s next?

by: Simon HillAugust 8, 2012

Where did it all go wrong? Apple and Samsung were once the perfect couple, but it seems theirs was a marriage of convenience. A long, drawn-out, and deeply bitter divorce has seen the gloves come off, as these two tech giants trade blows in courtrooms across the globe. The patent war has been going on for so long now that you’d be forgiven for feeling a bit bored with the whole thing. But wait a minute, I beg your indulgence, have you considered what would happen if one of them actually emerged victorious? Let’s speculate wildly.

In the beginning

In the early years things were rosy. Samsung manufactured memory chips and Apple bought them. [...]

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New rumors point to a RIM-Samsung partnership

by: LucianAugust 8, 2012

RIM put itself in a terrible position in the market in the past couple of years, by not listening to all the signs that the market is shifting to touchscreen phones. Not only RIM still doesn’t know how to make a good touchscreen, but its current gen OS is completely inadequate for the touch screen era.

RIM planned to launch the QNX-based OS for smartphones, called BB10, at the end of this year. But then, further delays appeared along with some poor excuses, and that’s how BB10 got delayed until early 2013. This means that RIM’s new operating system is very late to the party and has almost no ecosystem, which makes it very hard for RIM to [...]

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New rumors just about confirm the Galaxy Note 2 will be sporting a 5.5-inch semi-flexible AMOLED screen

by: AdrianAugust 8, 2012

Besides actually manufacturing the absolute best smartphones, Samsung has one more thing going for it that helps the company remain the undisputed Android king. The Koreans sure know how to build up the hype surrounding new products, ensuring therefore that the interest of potential customers reaches unbelievable heights way before a device is seeing the light of day.

Case(s) in point the Galaxy S3, which has kept us on our toes for months before its official unveiling, and now the Galaxy Note 2. The second-generation “phablet” has been in the spotlight for a while already, but, even with leaks and rumors coming from right and left, there [...]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 gets priced in Germany and France, could start at €479

by: AdrianAugust 8, 2012

Though everyone expected it to be officially unveiled on August 15 in yet another grand event, Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10.1 arrived a bit earlier, undercutting our predictions by more than a week.

The 10-incher’s full spec sheet was revealed, along with some rather vague details about availability, but one key piece of information was left out from the official announcement. Samsung mentioned nothing about the Note 10.1’s pricing, leaving us guessing and wondering “what if…”.

However, the pricing details are already beginning to unravel, starting with the German and French markets. Le Journal du Geek, a pretty popular online tech publication over in France, [...]

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Think slightly different with SamsApple in new hilarious Conan O’Brien video!

by: AdrianAugust 8, 2012

I’m not sure exactly how many viewers regularly watch Conan O’Brien’s late-night TBS cable show, but “CoCo” might see his ratings plummet soon enough. I know that Android fans tend to get a bit overly passionate sometimes, especially when it comes to comparing their favorite gadgets with Apple’s iPhones or iPads, so Conan’s latest video might get him into some serious trouble.

In less than 90 seconds, CoCo, along with Nick Wood, VP Electronics at Samsung, Nigel Woodworth, VP at Dreamagination (say what?), and Stefan Jobes (clever, eh?) manage to rip Sammy apart, while trying to prove that Apple’s charges against the South Korean tech giant are complete and utter [...]

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Samsung dominates Europe with 45% market share, Android continues its jump

by: Bams SadewoAugust 8, 2012

Despite the courtroom drama that is taking place stateside, it’s business as usual for Samsung elsewhere. The Korean giant is strengthening its grip in several European countries, while at the same time cementing Android’s placing on the old continent. According to the latest sales data (from the last 12 weeks) from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, Samsung is leading the Android pack with 45% share across Europe.

Samsung’s domination was buoyed by the launch of the Galaxy S3. The top-selling smartphone has helped improve Android’s market share in five major European markets (Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain) to 65.7% in July 2012, an astonishing jump from the [...]

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Best Buy survey: malfunction, not confusion, was the primary reason customers returned the Galaxy Tab

by: AdrianAugust 8, 2012

As childish as they might seem to most of us, the legal quarrels between Apple and Samsung, Motorola and Microsoft, HTC and Apple and so on and so forth do have one thing going for them. In their attempt to avoid injunctions, bans, or financial penalties, the involved parties need to pull out all stops, meaning we get access to all kinds of exclusive or novel information, which might have never become public otherwise.

Less than a couple of weeks ago, we heard that Apple was preparing a heavy blow against Samsung to prove the design similarities between the iPad and the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and also the company’s financial losses caused by the infringement. Sammy was [...]

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Galaxy S should be more like the iPhone, 132-page 2010 Samsung report tells jurors

by: Chris SmithAugust 8, 2012

We saw yesterday a Samsung internal memo in which it was detailed a February 2010 executive meeting. During the meeting, Samsung’s chief of mobile JK Shin made it clear to everyone that the iPhone is the new enemy, not Nokia, and that Samsung should adapt to the new requirements and create flagship devices that are more like the iPhone, a product very popular with carriers and customers.

At the time, the Galaxy S was not even announced yet – Samsung unveiled it weeks later, at CTIA 2010 – and Apple’s flagship device was the iPhone 3GS, with the iPhone 4 launching in June of that year.

While that piece of evidence, which Samsung fought [...]

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