Samsung revealed its new flagship smartphone—the Galaxy S7—today at Mobile World Congress (MWC), and we were lucky enough to get our hands on the device for a short demo. After spending a few minutes testing the device, it became clear that Samsung can still make a great Android phone.
Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphones have been the most popular Android phones for years. They’re fairly easy to use, have a bright Super AMOLED display, and recently ship with a pretty decent camera. This year’s Galaxy S7 won’t stray far from that familiar strategy.
Remember the good old Samsung Galaxy S III? It was a fantastic little trooper, but we’ve come a long way since plastic phones were king. Today, the Galaxy S6 goes on sale—and it’s finally, finally catching up with the iPhone, Nexii, and other glass-and-metal devices that have been catching your eye for years. It’s…
Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is a fantastic smartphone. But maybe you find it boring. Maybe it’s disappointing that the new Android standard-bearer looks so much like an Apple product. If that’s the case, perhaps the Galaxy S6 Edge is more your speed.
Samsung's next big flagship phone, presumably the Galaxy S6, is almost certainly going to be announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in March. And according to new rumors, it's looking more likely than ever that it'll be running something close to stock Android. Be still, my heart.
There are some pretty unsubstantiated and vague rumors that Samsung's new Galaxy S6 won't just have a new Note-inspired hardware design; it'll also have less ugly TouchWiz skinning than ever. Who knows if this is true! It's probably not. But man, it still sounds fantastic.
Technology obsession can border on the pornographic. Extreme close-ups capture every detail, gush over every curve. People describe soulless bits of plastic and metal as "attractive" and "stunning." (We draw the line at "sexy.") For a premium smartphone to make it in this vain consumer world, it needs to look the…
It's been months since Google first gave us a glimpse of Android L and the Material Design manifesto. But now, the slick-looking operating system is finally getting close to primetime. At least that's how this new video from SamMobile of a Samsung Galaxy S5 running Android L makes it seem.
Beware, Samsung customers! If you have a Samsung Android-based phone running their TouchWiz user interface, your telephone can be wiped out by going to any web page that contains the code "tel:*2767*3855%23" in an HTML frame.
Android 4.0 (a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich) is the prettiest, most intuitive version of Google's mobile OS yet, but hardware manufacturers still insist on dirtying it up. Android skins are inevitable, but who does it best? See for yourself.
Samsung's Galaxy S II was the king of Android in 2011. But now HTC is on top with the new One X. The Galaxy S III is the most anticipated spec-beast of the year (so far), but that doesn't necessarily mean it's the best.
The funny thing about the small army of Android tablets that've come out over the last few months is that they've all been nearly exactly the same, software-wise. With TouchWiz, Samsung's the first to tweak Google's Honeycomb to its own, different whims.
How do you zoom in on your phone? Multitouch is pretty easy! Double tapping is nice too. But how about this? Samsung's new optional zoom in feature in TouchWiz 4.0 (browser only) lets you zoom in by placing both your thumbs on the screen and moving the phone back and forth.
I don't know what's going on over at Samsung, but as PMPs die, you've got to come up with some way to differentiate your product—and I guess a see-through screen is as good a way as any.
Samsung, stop doing this.
I still don't know why the Omnia II's 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen is resistive, but the WinMo 6.5 phone will go head-to-head with Verizon's own Moto Droid. Leaked docs suggest it'll be $200 on contract after $100 mail-in rebate.