From Office intrigue and Windows 10 revelations, to Google's apology, faster 'broadband', the end of the Surface 2, and a LOT of iPhones, we look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
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Samsung is rumored to be working on the removal of most "extra features" from TouchWiz and optimizing the code. This should result in a lighter and faster skin that users will appreciate.
The chip maker mentioned in its recent financial filings that the company had lost one of its major customers. This seemingly confirms an earlier report about Samsung dropping the Snapdragon 810.
According to the company's latest financial report, Samsung is struggling to keep up with the market thanks to declining smartphone sales and margins. These two accounted for a 64% drop in profits.
Based on the well-received 850 Evo, we may finally have an external SSD that delivers blisteringly fast transfers at an affordable price in the form of Samsung's new T1 Portable SSD.
Thanks to the iPhone 6, Apple managed to close out its first quarter of fiscal year 2015 with the best iPhone quarterly sales in company history. Is Apple poised to end Samsung's smartphone dominance?
According to a new report from South Korea the two companies will once again work together, with Samsung pegged to ship 75% of the chips Apple needs for its next generation of iPhones.
After the launch in India of the Samsung Z1, a Tizen smartphone, it seems like the new device isn't very well-appreciated in the country. It has so far received poor impressions from its reviewers.
Samsung has run into some issues with the Snapdragon 810 which was expected to be featured on a version of the upcoming Galaxy S6. According a report the chip was overheating and creating problems.
Apple's new, larger iPhones have proven to be a major hit in Asian markets and have propelled the company both in terms of sales and marketshare. Meanwhile Samsung has seen its share sliced.
A new report claims that the Galaxy S6 won't be an all-metal design and will instead have a glass back, which means that the battery may not be removable too - a first for the Galaxy series.
While MWC is still a couple months away, it has come to light that Samsung might be developing a variant of its upcoming Galaxy S6 with a dual-edge display.
From tardy updates and Micromax crapware, to cutting-edge flagships, wireless keyloggers, Steamtastrophes, and another Xbox price cut, we look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
Sprint has recently announced that it will be including two more high-end smartphones in its leasing program: the LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
Samsung has again replaced its head of design. But this time they have brought in some outside talent that could finally change the course of the ailing company.
Microsoft has released a new version of the Skype app exclusively for Samsung Smart TVs, bringing support for higher resolution and also throwing free group video calling into the mix.
After showcasing its new Smart TV line at CES 2015 running Tizen, Samsung warns you that it is going to flood the market in 2015 with all kinds of devices running the Tizen operating system.
Samsung has unveiled the Z1, a new smartphone powered by Tizen, the company's homegrown operating system. It is aimed for consumers in India who want a smartphone at a low price.
It looks like we can expect new Galaxy Note and Tab series of tablets in four categories ranging from 7 to 12-inches sometime this year, as a site has uncovered all of the upcoming model numbers.
Samsung has started rolling out Lollipop to its Galaxy S5 in the UK, but it appears that the firmware is based on the original Android 5.0 release - not the newer 5.0.x builds released since.
Samsung has officially announced its Samsung Galaxy A7 which incorporates some features of its recently-launched Galaxy A3 and A5, resulting in a phone with some pretty decent specifications.
Samsung is keen on reducing its reliance on Android for making devices, and is currently considering Windows Phone for some of its upcoming devices, despite the ongoing legal troubles with Microsoft.
From mini-PCs and ultra-wide displays, to Office on Android, the wait for Lollipop, and the world's thinnest everything, we look back at highlights from the week's top tech news on Neowin.
Samsung isn't afraid to experiment with new concepts. Their latest is adding a curved AMOLED display on their flagship large-screened smartphone, the Galaxy Note 4, to create the Galaxy Note Edge
Samsung's 850 Evo shares many of the same technologies found in the 850 Pro, which is the fastest 2.5" SSD money can buy today. However, by using TLC V-NAND the 850 Evo is much more cost effective.
We get our first hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 at CES 2015. The two mid-tier handsets are clear evolutions of the Galaxy Alpha, that was discontinued after a couple of months.
Samsung has officially released four Galaxy phones in India targeting the mid-end bracket. The phones are similar to each other in many ways and have pretty decent features to entice Indian customers.
The latest reports claim that the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge variant will be available in limited supply in 2015. The unveiling of the device is expected to take place at CES which is ongoing.
Portable SSDs are not exactly a new thing, but Samsung is the first flash manufacturer to offer a supposedly great portable SSD built entirely in-house, the stylish and speedy Samsung T1.
Once Samsung's Windows Phone flagship, the ATIV S has since been replaced by a newer model - but at just $109.99, the device may well present an interesting alternative to newer entry-level handsets.
Indian import logs have revealed that a prototype of Samsung's next flagship has landed in the country for testing purposes and the device is believed to be the curved version which may be launched.
Samsung is reportedly preparing a big surprise for buyers of the new Samsung Galaxy S5, Note 4, and the Tab S. A year of a Netflix subscription might just be in store, as well as other sweet bonuses.
In a new effort to increase the adoption, the South Korean tech giant is looking to push its Tizen based operating system to all of its 2015 Smart TVs.
A Samsung employee has revealed details of its Android 5.0 rollout in the US, including which devices will get the update first, and hints that Samsung is pressuring carriers to speed up its release.
It was inevitable, but we could have our first leak of the upcoming Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S6. The handset looks fairly elegant and looks to be clad completely in metal.
For the first time in years, consumers are more satisfied with Samsung's smartphones than they are with Apple's iDevices - adding another layer to the already heated smartphone war.
Samsung is offering a glimpse into the future of audio ahead of the awaited CES show in January. You're in for a surprise as the new speakers feature a radical redesign to match its TV products.
Android 5.0 rolled out to the Galaxy S5 earlier this month - but only in Poland and South Korea. That's all about to change, as another market is now receiving the update, with more being added soon.
With a share of over 50 percent of mobile device activations during December, Apple's new iPhone 6 is by far the most popular gadget gift this holiday season - trailed by Samsung, Nokia, and Sony.
The Galaxy S6, the currently unreleased flagship of Samsung, to be released early in 2015 has had yet more specs leaked, with the phone supposedly to include a 5.5-inch display along with new colours.
Although Samsung is scaling back its smartphone production by 30 per cent, there are no clear signs that the number of models will decrease, with two more joining the growing army.
In the battle towards fighting autism, Samsung has released a new interactive app that helps children with the said disorder overcome the difficulty of making eye contact with other people.
Samsung's recently launched Alpha handset is reportedly being killed off in favor of the newer, cheaper A5 device. The Alpha was the first Samsung smartphone with a metal body and a refined design.
Samsung has announced a new version of the Galaxy Note 4, and it's the world's first handset to support LTE-Advanced tri-band carrier aggregation, offering download speeds of up to 300Mbps.
Images of Samsung's upcoming Tizen-based smartphone, allegedly called Z1, have been leaked by a retailer, who already has the device in stock ahead of its January 18 reveal in India.
Samsung has permanently closed its flagship store in the Westfield, Stratford City shopping centre, likely in response to falling sales.
Sony's game streaming service will soon be available outside of the company's ecosystem with PlayStation Now landing on Samsung smart TVs next year. Users will be able to stream hundreds of PS3 games.
Samsung is the king of the Android smartphone market. Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a step in a new design direction for the tech giant, and four limited edition backs will soon be available for it.
With the 3GB of RAM in handsets milestone already accomplished by the company, Samsung is looking to integrate 4GB of RAM in its flagship devices which will be released next year.
Samsung has unveiled the SE790C, a 34-inch curved monitor with super-wide 21:9 aspect ratio and Ultra-WQHD (3440x1440px) resolution, along with what the company refers to as "award-winning curvature".