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Samsung accounts for 71 percent of the global smartwatch market

According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung controls the global smartwatch segment with a market share of 71 percent. The South Korean manufacturer shipped 500,000 smartwatches during the first three months of 2014, which is half of the 1 million sales it registered in all of 2013. The numbers do...
Pricing revealed for Samsung's new Gear devices

Pricing revealed for Samsung's new Gear devices

While pretty much everyone was hoping that Samsung's new Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit would be more affordable at launch than the $300+ Galaxy Gear, it looks like that may not be the case. SamMobile is saying that the Gear 2 Neo and Gear fit will ring in at €199 while the Gear 2 will be €299....
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Samsung patent reveals detailed plans for smartwatch with a circular display

In addition to the standalone smartwatch with a built-in SIM card, Samsung may be looking to offer a smartwatch with a circular display, much like the Moto 360. Patents from last year indicate that the South Korean manufacturer is working on a new interface that is designed to take advantage of...

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Nike+ Running transforms the Samsung Gear S into a fitness tracker

Samsung and Nike have teamed up to bring Nike+ Running to Samsung's new Gear S smartwatch. The app uses the GPS and 3G wireless in the Gear S to view their progress, send out real-time stats, and maps their runs, all without the need for a smartphone. Nike+ Running will track distance, pace,...
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Samsung announces another Tizen smartwatch, the curved Gear S

While Android Wear continues to get the big headlines, Samsung continues cranking out more Tizen-based smartwatches. Its latest — the Gear S — brings about a large, 2-inch curved AMOLED display, 2G and 3G connectivity for standalone use along with Wifi and Bluetooth. Software includes the S...
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Samsung's Gear smartwatches have over 1,000 tailored apps

Samsung has revealed that its Gear line of smartwatches now boast over 1,000 apps. The South Korean manufacturer is intent on gaining more traction with its smartwatches as it looks to flood the market with more offerings, with a smartwatch boasting a circular display rumored for an unveil later...
Samsung to let you play games and Skype on its latest Smart TVs

Samsung to let you play games and Skype on its latest Smart TVs

Samsung has announced that it will be showing off new content for its Smart TVs at the IFA show in Berlin next month. The company will be debuting a number of game titles as well as Skype video chat with HD support and group chat. How the move will affect Google's Android TV efforts announced...
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Samsung has acquired SmartThings for $200 million, will run as an independent company

Following up a month after an initial rumor predicting the tie-up, SmartThings has been purchased by Samsung for a reported $200 million. SmartThings, a startup that creates small controllers that lets users create their own "smart home" one piece at a time, announced on its blog today that it...
Samsung Gear VR detailed in leaked image ahead of rumored IFA unveiling

Samsung Gear VR detailed in leaked image ahead of rumored IFA unveiling

Ahead of its speculated September unveiling at the Berlin-based IFA tradeshow, Samsung's oft-rumored VR connected eyeglasses is now showing up in a leaked photo. The glasses, which have also gone by the name of Gear VR, is now shown in a leaked image published by The Verge that details how it...
Samsung reportedly launching SIM-enabled Gear Solo at IFA

Samsung reportedly launching SIM-enabled Gear Solo at IFA

In addition to the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung is reportedly getting ready to launch the Gear Solo at this year's IFA. While not much is known about the Gear Solo, reports from earlier this year indicated that the Gear Solo will feature a SIM card slot, allowing it to be used without the need to pair...
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Janelle Monáe and Samsung cozy up for Electric Lady

When it come to pop culture, it seems that no matter what it is, Samsung finds a way to get all up in it. The latest example is Janelle Monáe's Electric Lady music video. Right from the start, Janlle is carting an S5 out the door when she stops and says, "Ooh, ya'll look so cute. I'm gonna take a...
Rumored Under Armour partnership could help Samsung compete with Apple

Rumored Under Armour partnership to help Samsung compete with Apple

It looks like Samsung may be pushing further into the connected market. After partnering with UCSF to expand its health initiatives and a speculated expansion into the connected home space with rumored acquisition of SmartThings, Samsung is now rumored to be partnering with U.S. athletic apparel...
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Samsung reportedly to buy home automation company SmartThings for $200 million

Korean electronics conglomerate Samsung is reported to be in talks to by home automation company SmartThings. The deal is said to be around $200 million, though it isn't yet a done deal. Samsung buying up SmartThings follows Google's $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest back in January and Apple's...

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