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Do iPhones slow down when a new version is available?

There is a great conspiracy theory around that Apple have planned obsolescence, ie their iPhones automatically become slower when a new iPhone is about to appear. It is, say the conspiracies, a clever way to get you upgrading. Whilst this would be illegal and would run the

Images of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha leak out

Rumours, leaks and people’s imagination are what fill the gaps between new phones being announced these days. Not a week goes by without speculation about a forthcoming Samsung device. The rumours surrounding the metallic Galaxy F or Galaxy Alpha have been kicking around for a while now

Quick, buy these before I do

eBay seem to be having one of their sales, and there’s a selection of electronic gadgets listed here that you might like. I’ve already spotted a number of Android tablets for less than £100, and there’s more to choose from if you’ve got a bit more cash

Sammy Galaxy Note 2 gets covered in KitKat chocolate

Got yourself one of these on Three? It’s the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and, if you go searching for updates, you should find that the freshly-baked Android KitKat 4.4.2 has arrived. Download the update and enjoy everything that KitKat has to offer. We have Lee Burnip to

Samsung refresh their app store.

I tell you what Android needs. Another app store. That’s what it needs. Yeah. Never mind the fact that there’s already the Amazon App Store, GetJar, AppsLib, F-Droid and various other ones that appear on those “couldn’t quite get Google certification” handsets. We need more. Luckily Samsung

Samsung announces disappointing Q2 earnings

Samsung have announced that although they still expect to make a profit of $7.1 billion after a revenue of only $51.5 billion, this will be lower than expected. In an unusual step Samsung have released a whole page of Q2 reference material in an effort to reassure

Samsung announce new models

Samsung have announced 4 new members of the Galaxy range of smartphones. They’re all aimed at the mid to low end of the market. The models are the Galaxy Core II, Galaxy Star 2, Galaxy Ace 4 and the Galaxy Young 2 (we’re not sure why the Core

Samsung Gear Live announced. Buy one now

It wasn’t long ago that we had 1.2GHz CPU’s in laptops (in fact, I think this one I’m using right now has one). Now our smart watches have them. This is the Samsung Gear Live, powered by Android Wear. It has a 1.63″ Super AMOLED (320×320) screen

Samsung Galaxy FA appears again, this time in “glowing gold”

Another shot of the Galaxy F has popped up today, courtesy of the usual place. This, apparently, is a new colour but the details behind this are still quite sketchy. It will, according to rumours, have a metal back, a 5.25″ QHD display, Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB

Samsung sort of announce the Galaxy S5 Prime

When I say “sort of” I mean that they have announced another variant of the Galaxy S5 and it comes with vastly upgraded specs, meaning this is more than likely the fabled “Prime” version of the Galaxy S5 that people have been banging on about for a

Samsung post their official promo videos for the Galaxy Tablet S

Last night Samsung announced two new Galaxy Tablets, the Tablet S 8 and 10.5. We’ve got a load of information about them here. Samsung have also now posted two videos on their YouTube channel showing off the new tablet. Take a look below. Enjoy. Samsung GALAXY Tab

Samsung announces the Galaxy Tablet S

Last night over in the US Samsung had one of their big events where they like to announce the latest iterative update of their devices. This time round it was the Galaxy Tablet range that received some attention. Samsung announced the Galaxy Tablet S which is Samsung’s thinnest

Hey! Want a free Samsung Gear Fit?

No, you’re not going to get one completely free. It’s not like some crazy person is standing on a street corner dishing these out. You’ve got to buy something else first, but it’s a rather good deal still, so that’s ok. Buy yourself a Samsung Galaxy S5

Galaxy Tab S coming 12th June, S5 mini as well?

Samsung have been sending out invites for (and tweeting about) an event on the 12th of June which is likely to be for the Galaxy Tab S, but may also see the announcement of the S5 Mini as cases have started to arrive in some retailers. The

Samsung announce the comically large Galaxy W

Bigger is better, right? Phones certainly seem to be getting bigger each year and certain companies keep pushing the boundaries of what we call a phone, what we call a phablet and what we call a tablet. The latest company to push this are Samsung with the

The Samsung Z – A new Tizen smartphone

It might sound a bit like an Android phone and look like one, but this is in fact a new Tizen-based smartphone from Samsung. It’s the first Tizen smartphone we’ve seen after Samsung worked on the Galaxy Gear smartwatch which used the same OS. We’ve already got

Samsung K Zoom available today

I’m not going mad am I? Samsung did definitely tell us that the Galaxy K Zoom would be available two days ago, but now it seems that the handset will actually be available today. “Selected” online and high street retailers will be selling the phone, including Carphone

Samsung announces the Simband

Samsung seem to be on a wearable trend at the moment, with recent leak, and of course the release of the Gear 2, Gear Neo and Gear Fit. Now Samsung have announced the Simbad, which is best described as a cross between the core in a Sony

Samsung design for new smartwatch leaked

In a recent application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Samsung have given some hints about what they think a new smartwatch could look like and how a user could interact with it.   The answer to the design at least, is very similar to

Samsung K Zoom available a week today

Fancy the Samsung K Zoom? You’ve not got long to wait. According to the Samsung website the blue one will along a little later (June 13th) but you can get the black and white one on May 29th – a week today. Either way, the price (unlocked)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime caught on video, or is it an Active?

There’s been more than a few rumours splashing around about an Active version of the Samsung Galaxy S5, as there have been about a ‘Prime’ version. An anonymous, and very kind person has sent a pre-production Samsung handset to video blogger TK Tech News that seems to

Get the golden S5 from Three

Whilst EE have got the exclusive on the gold HTC One mini 2, Three have the Samsung Galaxy S5 in gold on their network. It’s available on one of three 24 month plans or you can choose a Pay As You Go plan and pay £549. If

T5 becomes S5

Heading somewhere nice over the next couple of weeks? Well, if you’re passing through LHR you’ll find that Terminal 5 has had a rather massive makeover. The Heathrow terminal is to be converted into a rather large advert for the Samsung Galaxy S5. There’ll be branding and

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active seems to have made an appearance

Benchmarking programs are quite handy for people like me and also for manufacturers, allowing you to see how a device compares to other devices. Although sometimes people do make the mistake of being connected to the Internet and accidentally uploading the device details. Which for a non

Galaxy S5. 11 meeeeelion sold

Samsung have,  according to the co-CEO of the company,  off-loaded 11 million Galaxy S5 handsets so far. It proves that, despite the doubters, the Galaxy range is doing very well indeed. Since going on sale early last month, J.K. Shin can also see the company grabbing a

Pink Galaxy S5 spotted

Not happy with your white, black, blue or gold versions of the Galaxy S5? Well if you’re living in Japan, today is your lucky day. Japanese carrier NTT Docomo has just unveiled a pink color variant of the Galaxy S5. Other changes include the NTT Docomo branding at the front

No KitKat for international version’s of the Galaxy SIII and SIII mini

A couple of days ago documentation was leaked showing Samsung’s progress in bringing Android 4.4 KitKat to their older generation devices. These documents unfortunately indicated that the official KitKat update for the International Galaxy S III GT-I9300 had been “canceled for now.” This documentation stated that the