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Editorial: The LG G6 User Experience Proves 18:9 Has a Long Way to Go Before It’s a Worthy Replacement

We’ve heard time and time again that 2017 is all about eradicating the bezel. One way or another, OEMs want you to forget that your phone is more than a screen. Thin bezels can make for an attractive phone, but it’s also an obsession that can hurt the user experience when taken too far. The first...

Chinese Court Sides with Huawei, Tells Samsung to Pay $11.60 Million in Patent Case

Huawei had recently taken Samsung to court in their homeland of China when they claimed the South Korean tech giant was using their own intellectual property. This is actually the first of multiple lawsuits that Huawei has filed against Samsung which happened in May of last year. The original report from Reuters didn't go over...

Samsung’s Quarterly Forecast Suggests the Best Profits in Over Three Years

While some companies have been struggling financially for quite a bit now, Samsung has been able to hold strong over the last couple of years. The company's mobile division went through its own rough patch a few years back, but was able to bounce back with the success of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7....

How to Restore the Mobile Data and Mobile Hotspot Quick Settings Toggles on Samsung Galaxy Devices

Love them or hate them, Samsung is by far the most dominant manufacturer of Android smartphones in the world. While most of us are only familiar with their flagship lineup, the list of Galaxy devices they have built is simply staggering. Samsung offers multiple models in every conceivable price and specification category and in nearly...

Will Samsung Finally Put an End to their Long-Running Performance Woes?

Another year, another Galaxy S smartphone. We’re now a couple generations away from Samsung's new metal and glass re-imagination of their flagship smartphone line. The physical changes came with the S6 and along the way, TouchWiz was supposedly “lightened” significantly too. I specifically recall how in Samsung Unpacked 2015, the company made ambitious claims about real-world performance,...

Samsung Slightly Cut Back on Research and Development Spending in 2016

Samsung is the leader of multiple technology markets across the globe. Love them or hate them, they sell the most Android smartphones each and every quarter and this also puts them at the top of the heap when it comes to all smartphones too. The IDC reports that Samsung shipped over 72 million smartphones in...

Security Researcher Finds 40 Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in Samsung’s Tizen OS

Samsung, being a large multinational company, makes a lot of products spread across various spheres of life and marketed to diverse segments in a multitude of countries. Over here on XDA-Developers, Samsung is famously known for their Android smartphones and tablets, given they are some of the top contenders for their respective product categories. But that...

Samsung’s DeX Setup Is Too Expensive to Shine in the Markets That Need It the Most

The highlight of Samsung's Unpacked Event was clearly the company's new smartphone hardware. But among the set of features brought to us by this "next big thing", the one feature that piqued my interest was the Samsung DeX Station. Samsung's DeX Station is for the Galaxy S8 what Microsoft's Continuum was for Windows 10 on smartphones....

Intel Claims its Next 10nm Chips Will Be a “Generation Ahead” of Samsung

While the spotlight today is on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, Intel is trying to one-up Samsung in an area where they fiercely compete. Intel's fabrication process has been strong, but 10nm chips have seemingly taken the company longer than expected. However, Intel claims that its long-delayed 10nm Cannon Lake chips will be a...

High-End Smartphones Account for 29% of Samsung’s Sales

In the last few years, we've seen the smartphone industry transition towards developing markets, aiming to saturate countries like India with affordable yet spectacular devices. In most of the world, flagships take a backseat and mid-range devices like the Moto G line duke it out in stores and online retailers. It's should be of no surprise to...

More Samsung Galaxy S8 Images, [Almost] Complete Spec Sheet Leaked

With only days until Samsung’s official announcement, a near complete specification sheet and multiple [seemingly] official images have surfaced in a post from none other than Roland Quandt over at WinFuture.de. Adding to the already leaked accessories list, which included a look at the desktop docking station unofficially referred to as the Dex Station, WinFuture has what may be the...

Google is Still Working to Increase the Speed in Which OEMs Roll Out Security Updates

Many Android owners within the enthusiast community have simply given up on big OEMs rolling out monthly security updates. Granted, Samsung has promised in the past that they will be rolling out monthly security updates. LG promised the same when they launched their monthly security update bulletin as well. Sadly, smartphone OEMs aren't in control...