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Samsung Lists Devices To Receive Monthly Security Updates

A while ago, during the height of the Stagefright scare, major manufacturers made promises to provide monthly security patches. Samsung was amongst the ones who promised, and now, the OEM has launched a security focused blog intending to keep users up to date on the security updates that the company pushes out.Starting off, the website...

The Age of Compromises: A Data-Driven Look at the End of Annual Flagships

Most of us here are Android power users and enthusiasts. We take for granted that smartphones will get better and better every year—we demand ever more from smartphone OEMs, and we get upset when we don't see enough improvement on the latest flagship year-over-year. But the past year in the industry has been disappointing for...

Sunday Debate: Will High-end Flagships Die Out?

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Flagship Death. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below!      The blogosphere at large...

Flagship Furore – Why the Market Changed

Recent headlines have talked much about the future of smartphones. We hear the phrase "flagship" banded around, a moniker typically reserved for a company's "headline" product release, used to lead the company flag forward into battle in the marketplace. Back in 2009, when Android first began to gain a sensible level of traction, a flagship...