Samsung adds support for ad blockers in their Android web browser

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Samsung joined a small but growing list of companies making it a bit easier for consumers to block content, notably advertising, on their mobile devices. The market got a big boost last year when Apple announced support for ad-blocking plugins in the Safari browser on iOS 9. Now Samsung is adding a similar feature to their own web browser that ships on Samsung smartphones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or higher. Read more

Nokia, Samsung settlement reached over patent licenses

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Nokia announced today that an agreement with Samsung, pursuant to a binding arbitration process, was reached regarding compensation due to Nokia for a variety of patents being utilized by Samsung. The settlement is expected to yield Nokia approximately $200 million euros annually. Including some funds to be paid for previous periods while the case was underway, Nokia anticipates receiving slightly more than 1.0 billion euros for Samsung’s use of the patent portfolio. Despite the positive impact on Nokia’s bottom line, investors do not seem happy and were expecting a larger settlement. Read more

Leaked teaser points to February 21 for #TheNextGalaxy from Samsung

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It’s all but confirmed that we’ll see the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge appear at MWC 2016 in Barcelona next month. Almost guaranteeing that we’ll see the two phones on the much-anticipated February 21 date are two stills shared by Evan Blass, presumably taken from a teaser video that has yet to be released by Samsung.

The images show that #TheNextGalaxy is coming on February 21, 2016.

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