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Samsung apologizes for 2016, promises to continue innovating

Samsung began its CES 2017 press conference with a cryptic apology for 2016, indicating that, despite their recent challenges, they won’t stop innovating. Tim Baxter, president and COO of Samsung Electronics America, promised “We are reflecting, and we are listening,” an apparent reference to the recall of the Galaxy Note 7 after several devices, including warranty…

Samsung reportedly plans to produce 10 million Galaxy S8 units for April launch

Samsung has firmed up the production schedule for its eagerly-awaited Galaxy S8 flagship device, according to a report from South Korean news publication ET News. The information, sourced from anonymous individuals in the industry, indicates that parts procurement will take place in February, mass production will start in March and the device itself will launch…

Following Note 7 flame out, Samsung SDI CEO vows to put focus on safety first in 2017

While it’s now almost certain Samsung SDI, Samsung’s battery subsidiary, was unfairly blamed for the Note 7’s battery woes, it appears the company still went through an existential crisis following the incident. Indeed, after what was likely months of soul searching, Samsung SDI CEO Cho Nam-seong told his company safety is to be its number one priority moving…

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 might feature PC functionality when connected to a monitor

Samsung may be preparing to take a page from Microsoft’s book. A leaked slide purportedly from a Galaxy S8 presentation shows the company’s upcoming smartphone providing desktop functionality when hooked up to a computer monitor. The image comes from an anonymous source via All About Windows Phone. The image shows a Samsung device connected a…

Samsung will reportedly soon reveal exactly why the Galaxy Note 7 caught fire

After a glorious entry into the market, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 quickly went down in flames in 2016. The device was one of the nicest looking handsets the company has ever manufactured, but also came embedded with a faulty battery that caused several to explode, bringing on a full recall of its flagship smartphone. According…

Samsung Android Nougat beta ends today, official release set for January

In a notice sent to users, Samsung announced that its Nougat beta program is coming to an end today. “We would like to thank you for your interest and affection shown during this time,” says the notice. “We will try to apply most of the useful opinions shared by all of you in [the] official…

Samsung will reportedly launch wireless earbuds alongside Galaxy S8

Samsung will take a page from Apple’s book and launch its forthcoming Galaxy S8 flagship with wireless in-ear headphones, according to a report from SamMobile. The website states it’s unsure whether the earbuds will be sold separately or bundled with the phone. The report backs up the idea that the S8 may fall in line…

Data shows Samsung’s Note 7 recall didn’t translate to holiday Apple sales sweep

Samsung’s Note 7 combustion issue and subsequent recall of 2.5 million devices didn’t do much to benefit Apple during the holiday sales season, according to Yahoo’s Flurry Analytics. The firm’s data shows that Apple’s products accounted for 44 percent of activated smartphones and tablets between December 19th and 25th, down from 49.1 percent in 2015….

Samsung to debut new Powerbot VR7000 robot vacuum at CES 2017

Samsung has introduced the newest in its line of Powerbot robot vacuum cleaners, the Powerbot VR7000, which it will fully unveil at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017. The new robo-vacuum boasts 20 watts of suction power and can come within a half inch (15mm) of a wall using its 11-inch (288mm) brush. The…

Android Wear 2.0 update list exclusion affirms Samsung’s focus on Tizen

Though Samsung hasn’t stated it explicitly, the exclusion of the company’s only Android Wear watch, the Gear Live, from the Android Wear 2.0 update list furthers the idea that it’s eschewing Google’s wearable operating system in favour of its own Tizen OS. While Samsung’s Gear Live is admittedly around two years old — which could…

Samsung to reveal three more Creative Lab projects at CES 2017

Samsung will display three more Creative Labs (C-Labs) products at CES 2017 after a successful showcase of the division’s projects in 2016. This year, the C-Labs display will include one children’s toy and two skincare products. These products are known as the Tag +, S-Skin and Lumini, respectively. Tag+ is a companion device that connects a…

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier currently $70 off at Best Buy Canada

The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch is currently on sale for $399 at Best Buy Canada in-store and online. The Tizen-powered Gear S3 was originally released on November 18th, 2016, and is widely seen as a notable improvement to Samsung’s Gear S2. The Gear S3 launched with a price tag of $469.99 CAD. The Gear…

Samsung to reportedly unveil Galaxy S8 at upcoming New York City event

In a break with tradition, a new rumour suggests Samsung may announce its next flagship device, the Galaxy S8, at a dedicated event in New York City, not Mobile World Congress as it has done over the past number of years. According to a Korean website sourced by SamMobile, which says the information comes courtesy…

Samsung has reportedly completed its investigation into Galaxy Note 7 overheating issue

Samsung has closed its investigation into the battery combustion issues that caused the company to discontinue the Galaxy Note 7, according to a report from The Korea Herald. The publication states that Samsung is now reporting its findings to outside laboratories, such as the Korea Testing Laboratory and American safety certification and consulting company UL,…

Samsung says it’s working on a new Gear VR

With Google’s Daydream View headset and platform now out in the wild, some have questioned whether Samsung would even opt to release another Gear VR headset. According to Samsung electronics vice-president Sung-Hoon Hong, however, the South Korean tech giant is actually working on two new virtual and augmented reality headsets: a successor to its Gear…

Samsung Pay to be installed in all smartphones released by Samsung next year

Samsung is reportedly ready to ship every smartphone it releases next year with Samsung Pay pre-installed. Reports indicate that all models except for a few low-end ones will include the payment platform, as Samsung Pay has primarily been promoted with Samsung’s high-end devices in its Galaxy and Galaxy Note lines. In the coming months, Samsung…

Win a Rogers Coral Blue Samsung Galaxy S7 edge [Contest]

Waqqas, you are the winner! Shot us for an email to claim your phone. zach@mobilesyrup.com. Next up in our list of contests is a chance to win a Rogers Samsung Galaxy S7 edge in the new Coral Blue colour. The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge features a 5.5-inch AMOLED display, 32GB of internal storage, 12 megapixel…