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Google, Samsung and the fight for the microSD slot

It’s no accident that no Nexus devices since the Nexus One have included microSD cards. Google has been slowly chipping away at the usefulness (and viability) of using external storage within Android, both as a means to increase security, and a way to improve user experience. With the two latest and great Android devices in

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Samsung says the next Galaxy Note will have a ‘new form factor’

The Samsung Galaxy Note helped define the ‘phablet’ and officially launched in Canada on February 14th, 2011. We’ve since seen the Note evolve and include more specs and features, namely to its design and integration with the S Pen. This year, according to a Samsung exec, will be no different. In an interview with Reuters,

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Samsung Galaxy S5 gets its first post-release update

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has only been on sale for about a week, but the company has already issued its first update. Still based on Android 4.4.2, build G900W8VLU1AND is a 28MB update that offers “improved performance,” which is the most generic of changelogs we’ve seen. The build was created on April 11th, as opposed to

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) getting KitKat update soon

Users of the excellent Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) may not have to wait much longer for their KitKat update. SamMobile reports that South American users have already begun receiving the long-awaited software bump, with more countries slated to receive it in the coming weeks. There’s no word on when North Americans will get

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Samsung exec says the Galaxy S5 ‘is selling faster than the S4′

Samsung successfully launched the Galaxy S5 last week in a massive 125 countries, including Canada. The company has been shy on producing numbers and when they do they usually come out with a fancy infographic to show its success over previous flagship devices. During an interview with Reuters, Yoon Han-kil, SVP of Samsung’s product strategy

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Did you buy a Samsung Galaxy S5 or HTC One M8?

According to Samsung’s Korean PR team, initial sales of the Galaxy S5 have eclipsed the already-high first weekend sales of its predecessor, which went on to sell over 40 million units. Though the device may not have the immediate appeal of the completely-overhauled Galaxy S3, nor the marketing checkbox fascination of the Galaxy S4, the

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TELUS Samsung Galaxy S5 review

Few devices this year are going to receive the attention, and scrutiny, of Samsung’s newest flagship. The Galaxy S5 is the star of Samsung’s expanding smartphone lineup, and as the Korean company’s reach that grown beyond Android enthusiasts, its products have gone through a number of quiet evolutions. Befitting the fifth product in a series,

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It’s easy to root your new Galaxy S5 with Chainfire’s Auto-root tool

It may not be standard practice for a lot of Canadian Android owners, but there is a dedicated minority of hackers, developers and modders who will appreciate being able to root their brand new Samsung Galaxy S5. Chainfire, one of the most well-known Samsung hackers around, has developed a tool called Auto-root for the Canadian

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