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Samsung Galaxy Tab A heading to Europe in May

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Next month, the newest tablet to join Samsung’s portfolio will be available for consumers located in Europe. The company’s Germany site labels May as the release date for the tablet. The price of the Galaxy Tab A (WiFi-only) is set at €299 while the LTE variant ups that to €349. Samsung plans to sell both black and white color options in Europe.

Source: Samsung Deutschland
Via: Phone Arena

US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S 5 receives Lollipop update via OTA and Kies

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For you US Cellular Galaxy S 5 users, Lollipop has finally arrived for your device with version 5.0.1. To grab the update, you can either head into About Device>Software Update (make sure you have Wi-Fi and you’re signed into your Google account) and get it via an OTA, or use Samsung Kies and update it manually.

For more information and instructions on how to update via Samsung Kies, check out the source link!

source: US Cellular

SurveyMonkey tries to offer insight into smartphone manufacturer brand loyalty

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A new survey conducted by SurveyMonkey attempts to measure brand loyalty for a variety of technology industry companies. Some of those companies include smartphone manufacturers like Apple and Samsung, with Microsoft even making an appearance. According to SurveyMonkey’s findings, Samsung managed to best Apple in terms of customer loyalty. Read more

Samsung refutes claim of Galaxy S6 Edge being so bendable

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Last last week, SquareTrade released a video showing how bendable the Galaxy S6 Edge is. In fact even more bendable than the iPhone 6 Plus. Now Samsung is refuting the claim, and with good reason.

Samsung claims that the video shows the Galaxy S6 Edge being bent (and broken) under a pressure of 110lbf (50kgf). However, that kind of pressure just isn’t the norm. The majority of concern comes from the back pocket, which only generates about 66lbf (30kgf). Samsung’s own testing shows the Galaxy S6 Edge cannot be bent under 79lbf (32kgf). That level of pressure would snap a bundle of five pencils at once.

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Samsung patent battle may help Apple avoid $533 million judgment

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In what may be one of the most unusual legal twists witnessed in recent memory, a move by Samsung to have some patents invalidated may end up helping Apple avoid a $533 million judgment. This curious result is because both Apple and Samsung have been sued by the same company, Smartflash LLC, over the same set of patents. A win by either of the tech giants in their respective lawsuits will end up helping the other, even though Apple and Samsung have been huge rivals in recent years carrying on their own patent legal battles against each other. Read more

Updated: Samsung allegedly paid 500 fake fans to attend the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge launch in China

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When Samsung launches a new flagship smartphone you would naturally think that there will be more than a few people that are willing to stand around and ogle the handset, wouldn’t you? Especially when the handsets in question are the stylish Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Apparently not so in China, where Samsung is alleged to have paid people to pose as fans and celebrate the launch of Samsung’s latest flagship devices.

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