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Galaxy Mega 6.3 takes a bullet for man in altercation in China

You’ve probably heard someone say that someday, your smartphone just might change your life. You might be in a life or death situation, where you will have to resort to using an app or you have to Google something just to get out of a threatening scenario. However, for a man in China, he experienced this literally as his Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 took a bullet for him, ensuring that he lived to tell the tale after an altercation in a snack shop in Xinjiang.

Microsoft brings Samsung to court over Android patent deal

On Friday, the Redmond-based global software giant Microsoft announced that it has brought South Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung to court over a contract dispute in their patent deal for Android devices. Microsoft, in very basic terms, has a contract with Samsung where it receives royalties for every Android device it sells, and it is suing Samsung because according to them, the latter has not been keeping its part of the contract.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha leak: Exynos 5433, 12MP camera, August 13

It looks like the somewhat mysterious Galaxy Alpha is shaping up to be quite a contender. What started out as an almost negligible semi-metallic mid-range smartphone is now turning into another mini flagship, bearing a decent set of specs inside a partly aluminum shell. Whatever the Galaxy Alpha may be, Samsung may have scheduled to reveal it to all in two weeks' time.

Android platform dominates market; Samsung slips in 2Q 2014

They’re still the top smartphone in the market in terms of device shipment, but OEM Samsung has suffered a minor slip in numbers, according to data released by the IDC for the second quarter of 2014. Meanwhile,when it comes to platform, Android has dominated the market with an 85% share in the second quarter, leaving Apple, Blackberry and Microsoft Windows Phone in the dust.

Galaxy S5 Mini repairability: just as bad as the flagship

iFixit has done yet another one of its popular teardowns, this time on the Galaxy S5 Mini, Samsung's miniature counterpart to its flagship. While it only shares the Galaxy S5 name, sporting significantly lower specs, apparently this mini smartphone scores the exact same mark when it comes to iFixit's repairability index, meaning you might have tougher luck getting this thing repaired, at least on your own.

Milk Music premium service now available for Galaxy owners

Streaming music services are the In thing now when it comes to listening to songs on your mobile device. Samsung launched Milk Music earlier this year, exclusive for Galaxy owners in the US. And following in the footsteps of most other music apps like Spotify, Rhapsody, Beats, etc, they are now offering a premium service for those who want to have additional features aside from those in the free service.

Samsung patents rounder smartwatch, wrist strap charging

Clearly Samsung isn't done yet with smartwatches, though now it's more a question of whether it will go with more Android Wear or stick to Tizen. Whichever OS it chooses, it might already have a design in mind, as seen in new patents filed last March, showing smartwatches with less angular faces and a charging connector built into the wrist strap.

Samsung Z postponed again, spells trouble for Tizen

Samsung has finally confirmed what everyone already practically knows, or at least believes in their gut. Samsung Z, the Tizen-powered smartphone that was supposed to launch in Russia this quarter, is indefinitely delayed. More than just a disappointment to the already dwindling number of Tizen faithful, it is almost the writing on the wall for Samsung's latest efforts to strike on its own without Google.