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Samsung Cutting Bloat, Trimming TouchWiz

Reports keep iterating over the rumors that Samsung has been trimming down TouchWiz for its upcoming devices. After years of customer complaints, particularly from power users, Samsung seems to finally have taken initiative towards cracking down the stutters that often plague some of its devices, particularly older ones or those that see a long life...

Samsung Galaxy S6 Rumored to Come in Two Variants

Rumors are going around about Samsung "dumping" Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 SoC (System on a Chip) in favor of an Exynos chip (made by Samsung) for their next flagship device, the Galaxy S6.This wouldn't be the first time Samsung uses their Exynos chips (introduced with the original Galaxy S), nor the first time two variants are...

The History of Flagships: Part II – Samsung

Recently, we started the History of Flagships series here at XDA. In the first chapter, we took a look at Sony's mobile history and their struggle to carve a niche in the Android world. Sony is just one of the many OEMs battling for a spot in your heart, pocket, and wallet. Today, we would like...

TouchWiz’s Current and Upcoming Theming Settings

TouchWiz has by far been the most controversial ROM to make it into a flagship. Since the early days of the S line-up, people have compared it to Stock Android, and the offerings of the competition, on a daily basis. While it is true that Samsung has often strayed from the path of Google's original...

Analysis of the Galaxy Note 3 Android 5.0 Leak

When I first heard about the Vietnam leak of Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900) I was hesitant to install it. I was comfortable with my highly modded custom ROM which gave me a solid performance boost to the traditional TouchWiz configuration of the Note 3. I had disabled DVFS, overclocked my CPU,...

Korean Note 4 Revision Will Not Feature A Newer Chipset

According to reputable Samsung information provider and whistle-blower Sammobile, the new version of the Galaxy Note 4 set to be released in South Korea will not sport Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chipset, but rather an in-house chip designed and manufactured by Samsung - the same one found in the already released version of Note 4. However, it...

Samsung Allegedly Discontinuing Galaxy Alpha Line

Samsung has been on fire for the last few days. The Korean OEM recently announced a new version of Note 4 phablet able to download big files in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately not all news from this manufacturer is good news. According to the Korean IT news site etnews, this leading OEM plans...

Samsung Expands European Galaxy S5 Lollipop Rollout

A while back, we spoke about the start of the Android 5.0 Lollipop rollout to Galaxy S5 users in Poland. According to reports, the update is now rolling out to users in Spain. While the Polish release was bug-free for the most part and much faster than previous versions, the rollout was restricted to users located...

Samsung Announces Galaxy Note 4 Refresh with Super Fast LTE

Samsung is preparing its hardware to get some real LTE speeds. The Korean OEM has announced an improved version of the popular flagship Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which will be shipped with powerful hardware and shouldn't be afraid of an extremely fast LTE connection.The new Note 4 has been armed with LTE Advanced Tri-Band with...

Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo Receives Functional Lollipop Port

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo is without a doubt a pretty nice device. Released in April 2014, this phone is essentially a re-designed version of the Samsung Galaxy S III with 1.5 GB of RAM and KitKat right out of the box. It's not that popular as its older brother, but this phone is still...

Android 5.0 Leaked for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Android Lollipop is still making its way to many new devices. Firmware updates have been already pushed by Motorola, LG, and Samsung. Most of these updates have been officially released by these OEMs, and another device that should get an official update pretty soon is the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, as a Lollipop firmware build...

Samsung Begins Production of 8-Gigabit RAM Chips

With the release of Android 5.0, our favorite mobile operating system has become 64-bit ready. Hardware used in some recently released mid-range devices like the HTC Desire 510 is already capable of processing 64-bit code. One of the main advantages of 64-bit computing is the ability for individual processes to address 4 GB of RAM...