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Samsung Plans to Triple its Chip Foundry Market Share in 5 Years

While average customers know of Samsung for their finished products (smartphones, TVs, etc.), the company actually produces a lot of the components used inside these devices. One area of focus is the company's chip foundry business which they use to produce their Exynos SoCs. Samsung competes with the likes of TSMC and Intel as one...

Report: Google and Samsung Help Increase Mobile Game Monetization Stats for Android

We've seen it time and time again, a brand new and highly anticipated mobile game gets announced and then millions of Android fans are let down when they learn it will be released on iOS first. Sometimes this may be due to a paid exclusive launch from Apple themselves, but a lot of the time...

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Will Be Announced on August 23

Every year, Samsung has two big product launches - one for the new S-series flagship held in the first quarter of the year, and one for the new Note device towards the second half of the year. So far this year we've gotten the beautiful Galaxy S8/S8+, and soon, the Galaxy Note 8 will be...

Don’t Expect a Bixby Speaker From Samsung Anytime Soon

When the Amazon Echo was first announced back in 2014, it created for a whole new market segment of smart speakers with built-in virtual assistants. Amazon followed up the original Echo with Echo Dot, Echo Tap, and Echo Show, and we've even soon Google and Apple jump into the game with the Google Home and...

Samsung Has Finally Launched Bixby Voice in the US for the Galaxy S8/S8+

When Samsung first introduced the Galaxy S8/S8+, one of the features the company spent the most time talking about was Bixby - the brand-new virtual assistant that could remind you of upcoming events, recommend restaurants for you to check out, help you learn more about a product or place by holding your camera up to...

Samsung is Extracting 157+ Tons of Rare Metals from Returned Galaxy Note 7 Units

While many loved the Galaxy Note 7 from Samsung last year, it ultimately needed to be returned back to the company for safety reasons. The company confirmed there was indeed an issue with the battery that was causing all of the fires, and they initiated a recall so they could collect all of the potentially...

Samsung Partners with PayPal to Add Support in Samsung Pay

PayPal has been busy over the last few months as they work to expand support for its online payment service to other popular alternatives. We recently saw some of these results when Google announced they were partnering with PayPal to let Android Pay users choice PayPal as a payment option. The next month, PayPal announced...

Samsung Might Release Bixby Voice Features in the US next Tuesday

Samsung's Galaxy S8/S8+ is a fine phone, and some may go as far to call it an amazing phone. Although Samsung's software is still a bit of a mess (and that might be an understatement), the device's hardware puts most devices to shame. As great as the S8 is as a whole, one feature that's off...

TWRP is Now Available for the Snapdragon Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

If you own an Exynos Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, then you've been able to flash an official TWRP recovery image since the last week of April. These international Galaxy S8 variants are far easier to unlock than their Snapdragon counterparts, as all you simply have to do is go into the Developer Options menu...

Game Live is a New Samsung Application to Live Stream to Twitch, YouTube and Facebook

Live streaming games is so popular right now that Amazon acquired Twitch, and is continuing to grow its platform with new features for its users. Not only is it bringing more people into Amazon's ecosystem with services like Twitch Prime, but it has also enabled live streamers to make a living doing nothing more than...

The Note FE is a Captivating Re-Do That’s Still Worth Considering, Even in 2017

The Note 7 was such an important device both for Samsung and for Android enthusiasts, and so we were very excited to take a look at its replacement. The Note FE is identical to the Note 7, except for a bump down in battery capacity by 8.5%, a bump up to newer Nougat-based software (which...

Samsung is Rumored to Launch “News Today” – a News app with Podcasts and Bixby Voice

Most of the attention on Samsung right now is about its upcoming smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8. We've been hearing tidbits about the new phone from Samsung over the last few months now. The company still doesn't seem to be able to get the fingerprint sensor under the screen, mock up renders of device's dimensions...