Huge 18 inch tablet in the works from Samsung?

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A new report indicates Samsung has a new tablet device codenamed Tahoe that is in the works that will be equipped with an 18.4-inch HD display. Unlike 2014 when Samsung made it a point to work on the tablet market, they have quietly been working on new models in 2015 like the Galaxy Tab E, the Galaxy Tab A, and the Galaxy Tab S2. This new super-sized tablet could join the ranks in Samsung’s portfolio this year. Read more

Promo image of alleged Sony Xperia Z5 Compact leaks ahead of IFA 2015

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There isn’t long to go until the 2015 edition of the IFA opens its doors in Berlin, where we’ll most likely see Sony announce its new Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 compact handsets in a press conference on September 2nd. Until then, we can expect the flow of leaks to increase both in quantity and quality, and today we have a leaked promotional image of what is believed to be the Xperia Z5 Compact.

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OnePlus 2 OTA update includes StageFright patch, gets rolled out to India first

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While many OnePlus 2 fans are still waiting to get their hands on an actual device thanks to the slow rollout of invites, OnePlus has been busy with its OxygenOS firmware, announcing its first over-the-air (OTA) update that bumps the firmware to version 2.0.1. The OTA includes security patches, bug fixes and other improvements, and we have the changelog after the break.

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Samsung’s global market share continues to dip, falls over 5% from last year

global market share 2015 Q2Samsung’s Galaxy S6 doesn’t look it’s moving the needle in a positive direction for the company, as the latest market share numbers show Samsung’s global dominance continuing to slip to Apple and cheaper Chinese OEMs.

In Q2 of 2014, Samsung held 26.2% of the global market, more than doubling Apple’s market share. This year, Apple has steadily increased their market share to nearly 15% while smaller vendors like Huawei and Xiaomi have scooped up more of the low end, leaving Samsung with just 21.9% market share. That’s over a 5% drop from a year ago, which is pretty substantial. Read more

Samsung launches the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ in South Korea

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Samsung has now launched the recently-announced Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ in South Korea. The former retails for 899,800 Korean Won ($758) for the 32GB model and 965,800 Korean Won ($813) for the 64GB edition, and is available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum colorways, whilst the latter is only up for grabs in Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum, and carries a price tag of 939,400 Korean Won ($790) for the 32GB variant.

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