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Samsung to offer pre-installed Microsoft apps

Published by on Mar 23rd, 2015, No Comments

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Samsung have announced the intention to expand on a recent partnership with Microsoft, and offer pre-installed Microsoft apps on select Android tablets.

Microsoft’s entire Office suite – Word, Excel and Powerpoint –  will arrive pre-installed on Android tablets alongside the company’s OneNote note-taking app, OneDrive cloud storage facility, and the popular video-calling service, Skype.

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Samsung quietly announces the Galaxy Tab A

Published by on Mar 18th, 2015, No Comments

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With its latest Galaxy A range, Samsung wanted to bring premium built products at affordable prices. The Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 smartphones are indicative of Samsung finally listening to consumers who want a more premium feel to their devices, rather than the cheap plastic they used to use.

Now Samsung have, very quietly, announced the Galaxy Tab A in Russia. (more…)

How awesome are these Galaxy S6 Edge Avengers Edition designs?

Published by on Mar 17th, 2015, 5 Comments

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It seems Marvel and Samsung have some interesting partnerships on the horizon. The massive blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron will be released in May, and Samsung will be releasing their own blockbuster Galaxy S6 range in a matter of weeks.

So, of course, it makes sense that the two team up to give us these great looking Galaxy S6 Edge devices, which will be known as the Avengers edition. (more…)

Samsung breaks pre-orders record with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Published by on Mar 10th, 2015, 1 Comment

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The last 12 months haven’t been the best for Samsung, with sales starting to dry up amid stronger competition from Chinese manufacturers and heavyweights alike. It picture may be a little more rosy for the Korean company in 2015, though.

Citing a major mobile carrier in Europe, The Korea Times has revealed that pre-orders for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have allegedly hit 20 million from retailers, 15 million being for the Galaxy S6 and 5 million for the Galaxy S6 Edge. This is the most pre-orders the company has ever received from retailers worldwide. (more…)

Why I Hate Samsung (but secretly love them)

Published by on Mar 9th, 2015, 11 Comments

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This past week we saw the launch of the Galaxy S6, the latest iteration in Samsung’s blockbuster smartphone line. Having finally seen the device after all the hype and rumours, everything seemed business as usual with the new flagship. Nothing here excited me, and I realised that has been the case with Samsung devices for a couple of years.

I caught myself thinking in the same way I did when I wrote about how I hate what Apple has become, which is a strange way to think about these two smartphone giants, I know. But why? (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9: Which one would you buy?

Published by on Mar 4th, 2015, 12 Comments

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Arguably the most hyped and talked about smartphones of 2015, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 have finally been revealed to the public at MWC 2015.

Few people have had the opportunity to get their hands on the devices, but we are already getting a pretty good idea of what they are all about and how they differ to their predecessors. First impressions are often very important when buying a phone most will live with for two years, so let’s look at which we would choose with the information at hand.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge – Specs and first impression

Published by on Mar 3rd, 2015, 10 Comments

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As was rumoured, at this year’s MWC conference in Barcelona, Samsung indeed unveiled two flagship devices. The first, of course, is highly anticipated Galaxy S6 – the latest iteration has seen only slight design changes (be sure to read about them here). But Samsung had the other flagship up their sleeves as well, with the launch of the Galaxy S6 Edge.

The Galaxy S6 Edge has pretty much the same design language as its sibling, with one distinct difference. The Edge has a curved display on both sides of the device (unlike the Galaxy Note Edge, which only had a curved display on the right). (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S6 revealed at MWC 2015

Published by on Mar 2nd, 2015, No Comments

galaxys6-1What used to be the most anticipated smartphone release of the year has kind of fizzled out to something, let’s just say less exciting. Samsung has had to cope with numerous struggles over the past year. The fact that HTC and LG are gaining more and more market share with their brilliant flagships has put some huge strain on the Korean company’s bottom-line. The S5 was largely seen as a disappointment in 2014 and has enabled Samsung’s competitors to lure away quite a few customers.

Now the Galaxy S6 is upon us! Will Samsung come out swinging trying to take back what they worked so hard for to gain? The S6 was officially revealed at the 2015 MWC event yesterday. Read more to see whether Samsung can rock the smartphone boat once again… (more…)

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