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A minor Chinese consumer protection group has filed lawsuits against Samsung and Oppo to contest the pair's use of bloatware on their smartphones. The Shanghai Consumer Council believes that the two companies install far too many additional apps on their devices and then make it difficult for them...

July 4th 2015 at 7:20pm 0 Comments
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We're smack-dab in the middle of the new phone-announcement season. While you'll have to shell out quite a bit for the latest hardware, some previous models -- including recent releases -- are getting price cuts. Head on past the break to peruse the handful we've selected, catering to iOS, Android...

March 28th 2014 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 may already be running the latest version of Android in some places. Here in the US, however, most carriers still haven't updated the faux leather-covered device to KitKat. But, starting today, at least a good number of Note 3 owners will be getting a taste of it, with AT&a...

March 27th 2014 at 4:42pm 0 Comments
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Sometimes, even the most massive of updates have humble beginnings. This is the case with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, a device that offered Android 4.3 Jelly Bean upon its debut. We all figured it was just a matter of time before an upgrade to 4.4 KitKat became available to users, and it appears Sa...

January 13th 2014 at 12:40pm 0 Comments
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Remember that talk of a lower-cost Galaxy Note 3? You may be looking at the phone right now. SamMobile claims to have photos of the rumored Galaxy Note 3 Neo (aka Lite), and they show what you'd expect -- a slightly smaller, less advanced version of Samsung's pen-toting flagship. The leak also inc...

January 10th 2014 at 12:43pm 0 Comments
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If you like the idea of a big old pen-equipped Samsung handset but don't want to spend a bundle on a Galaxy Note 3, you might soon be in luck. GSM Arena has unearthed a sales document that spells out the specs for an alleged Galaxy Note 3 Neo, which seems to recycle many aspects of last year's Not...

January 9th 2014 at 6:56am 0 Comments
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Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. Well, this is a fitting idea for an end-of-the-year column: let's revisit one of our favorite gadgets of 20...

December 22nd 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Smartphones these days are as much fashion accessories as pure gadgets and Galaxy Note 3 fans will soon have two more ways to mix and match. First off, Samsung went straight for a trendy "rose gold" hue for the handset's metal edge against a black or white body color, giving it a blingy Chanel vib...

December 2nd 2013 at 7:02am 0 Comments