Google IO 2016 Coverage

Samsung Galaxy S7 review: The phone to beat in 2016

samsung_galaxy_s7_display_on_talk_android_TAThe Galaxy S7 is Samsung’s stab at a 2016 flagship, following the very well received Galaxy S6. It’s facing some incredibly stiff competition again this year, with LG’s module-driven G5 and HTC’s polished-to-perfection HTC 10, but Samsung has always held up against most other companies in the market. It’s taking a safe approach with the Galaxy S7 by building off of the successful aspects of the Galaxy S6 instead of a radical redesign like we’re used to seeing.

So how well does the Galaxy S7 hold up?

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Marshmallow update is rolling out to Galaxy Note 4 in Europe

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The Galaxy Note 4 is one of those handsets that has always felt like it was unloved, and despite being ignored and neglected it somehow manages to subsist on hand-me-downs while its newer siblings received new and fancy things. While many worried that Samsung had, in fact, abandoned this most venerable of devices, it seems that today is the day that many Note 4 owners could only dream about. Yes, you dared to dream, and now it’s (finally) coming true. Samsung is in the process of rolling out the Marshmallow update to the Note 4 (SM-N910F) in Europe.  Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 passes through TENNA

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Although the tablet market has cooled off considerably compared to just a couple years ago, that is not stopping Samsung from working on updates to their current top of the line tablets. Earlier this year a pair of devices believed to be the Galaxy Tab S3 8.0 and Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 were spotted making their way through the FCC. Now the 8-inch version has surfaced again, this time passing through China’s TENNA certification. The benefit of this is that the TENNA database includes some images of the device. Read more

Samsung Galaxy C5 line in development with metal body

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Samsung has started work on a new line of mid-range smartphones that appear to be on track to mimic some of the lessons Samsung has learned in building a portfolio of top-tier devices. Sources indicate Samsung is working on producing smartphones in the line with at least two different display sizes. The new Galaxy C5 series is also expected to get a metal body as that type of construction starts to push down into lower strata as revealed by some newly leaked images of the phone. Read more