Music streaming deal inked between Samsung and Spotify

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A partnership with Spotify will let Samsung users enjoy seamless listening among multiple devices. A long-term music streaming deal has recently been struck between Samsung and Spotify that will result in Samsung users having the option to play music across all Samsung devices, including smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, smartwatches, and home speakers. Spotify will become a natural part of the set-up process for new Samsung devices. Spotify will naturally be worked into the set-up process of new Samsung devices. This will include the Spotify app being easily discoverable on smartphones…

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Samsung may be jumping on the mobile gaming phone bandwagon

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Rumor has it that Samsung is preparing a gaming smartphone. Mobile gaming continues to grow, so it might not come as much of a surprise that Samsung might have a mobile gaming phone in the works. The “Galaxy X” could be the company’s new smartphone designed for gaming. Originally predicted to be Samsung’s first foldable smartphone, it may be that the rumored and unofficially announced “Galaxy X” is actually a mobile gaming phone. The rumors regarding this phone made headlines when a well-known leaker from China, who uses the Twitter…

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Samsung takes lead in rapidly growing Indian smartphone market

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Vendors shipped an estimated 80 million units of the mobile phones in the country during Q1,Q2 and Q3. The Indian smartphone market is continuing its massive growth rate, having increased by 29 percent last quarter, says research firm CMR. Shipments of the devices are expected to reach the 262 million units mark for the year, by the end of the fourth quarter. This most recent forecast is based on the fact that 80 million mobile handset units shipped by last quarter. CMR data showed that the Indian smartphone market has…

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Samsung wearable devices take Fitbit’s market position for the first time

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This shows that the South Korean brand is taking some very meaningful strides in this gadget category. Samsung wearable devices have hit a major landmark as they have now overtaken their rival, Fitbit, for the first time. For years, Fitbit has been the measure against which other top wearables companies have measured themselves. Now, a Strategy Analytics research report shows that Samsung wearable devices account for more of the market than Fitbit. During the first quarter of 2017, The Samsung Gear S3 held 12.8 percent of the global market, which…

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Smartphone iris scanner built into Samsung Galaxy S8 easily fooled

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It takes nothing more than a photograph and a contact lens to trick the phone’s mobile security feature. The sophisticated and hyped smartphone iris scanner in the Samsung Galaxy S8 isn’t quite as secure as marketing claims have suggested. A German hacking group called the Chaos Computer Club has found a simple way around what Samsung called “one of the safest ways to keep your phone locked.” The electronics giant said that the patterns on a person’s iris are “virtually impossible to replicate.” That said, members of the German club…

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Samsung mobile security gets a boost with former US Department of Defense CIO

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The South Korean consumer electronics giant has hired the security heavyweight, say recent reports. Former Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen, of the U.S. Department of Defense, is now an executive vice president boosting Samsung mobile security. The company reported the new hire to its mobile division over official channels. Halvorsen was with the Department of Defense until February 2017, after which time he retired from his position. Media speculation suggests Halvorsen will provide considerable Samsung mobile security support as the company expands its presence in that arena within the United…

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Samsung Note 7 investigation reveals cause of phone battery fires

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The electronics giant has concluded that manufacturing flaws and “irregularly sized” batteries were to blame. The Samsung Note 7 investigation has identified the reason for the phone battery fires experienced in its failed former flagship smartphones. According to reports in the Wall Street Journal, the company will be blaming manufacturing flaws and “irregularly sized” batteries. The official investigation into the smartphone fires has been ongoing since the detrimental problem occurred. The consumer electronics giant has only just revealed these results. The Wall Street Journal was the first to announce the…

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Samsung smartwatch bands for Gear S3 add fashion variety

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The new wearable technology from Samsung gives consumers more choice in switching up the look. The new Samsung Gear S3 has been receiving a great deal of praise for the smartwatch bands options it provides. Previously, the brand’s wearable technology has offered very limited fashion choices. The Gear S3 comes with a range of different options that can be swapped out to change the look. Until now, consumers have not been able to switch up the look of their wearable tech using Samsung products. This has meant that if they…

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Galaxy Note 7 cessation cuts Samsung’s profit estimate by a third

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The electronics giant has pulled the plug on its flagship smartphone following devastating product safety issues. Samsung Electronics Company has now cut a third off its quarterly profit estimate as a result of the Galaxy Note 7. The company’s flagship smartphone experienced what may be known as the most expensive tech safety disaster in history. The company estimates that the expense from the product safety failures will take $2.3 billion off its profits. The leading smartphone maker in the world has faced a massive global recall as well as growing…

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New trends to emerge in the growing mobile commerce space

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Several new trends could determine the future of the mobile payments world The mobile payments space is gaining momentum and evolving at a rapid pace. According to a report from eMarketer, the amount of money being spent by consumers in the mobile space will triple this year. As the mobile space continues to grow, new trends are likely to emerge throughout this sector. Some of these trends may provide businesses with new opportunities to engage consumers and find greater degrees of success in mobile ventures. Security technology will become more…

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Samsung unveils concept augmented reality windshield

Augmented Reality windshields in cars

The tech giant has revealed an HUD AR experience that could bring notifications and other features to riders. Samsung has now taken the opportunity to place a new concept into the spotlight, in the form of an HUD augmented reality windshield that would help to give motorcycle riders the ability to receive notifications and other features without ever having to take their eyes off the road. The self-driving auto market isn’t the only one receiving attention from technology giants around the world. Samsung has designed a concept for a windshield…

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