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Samsung tipped to be ditching Qualcomm due to overheating

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 seems to be off to a rocky start. Previously rumored to be delayed, the mobile chip maker has assured the industry that its first octa-core 64-bit chips will ship on time, as seems to be implied by recent new smartphone announcements. But now according to an insider source, the chip was found to have some overheating issues based on Samsung's test, forcing the Korean OEM to switch out the processors for its upcoming Galaxy S6, expected to be unveiled in March.

Official-looking Lollipop firmware for Samsung Galaxy S4 leaked

We all know that for all of Samsung’s tech nous, the South Korean company can’t very well launch the most recent Lollipop firmware versions for all their top-of-the-line devices at the same time. This would be confusing as heck for them and so we understand (grudgingly) the delay. However, leaks like this – an official-ish Android 5.0.1 version of the firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S4 – keep us excited about the official release.

Galaxy S6 rumored to have glass back and no replaceable battery

Another rumor about the new Samsung Galaxy S6 has sprouted up and it doesn’t sound too good. One of the appeals to owning a Samsung Galaxy phone is the ability to switch out batteries. Whether it’s from replacing the battery with another OEM battery or carrying aftermarket batteries, Samsung devices have that appealing perk which keeps customers around. Korean press source DDaily suggests that the new Samsung Galaxy S6 battery will not be replaceable.

Samsung hires former Jony Ive design studio head

Samsung has turned a new coin, in a sense, to look for a new design for their upcoming smartphone collection. They'll be doing this by bringing in a man who happened to be former CEO of Tangerine, the London-based design company that at one time employed Apple’s design leader Jony Ive. Lee Don-tae, is now reporting to Samsung Electronics President Toon Boo-keun and will be engaging with the company’s Design Management Center.

Mugen releases extended battery for Samsung Galaxy Note 4

While the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has met expectations of fans of the OEM's Note series (well, most of them at least), it still suffers from the common ailment of smartphones and phablets like it: battery life leaves much to be desired. Yes, the Power Saving mode may have improved it a bit, but because users are often mobile, you still need the help of battery extenders. Mugen has come up with another high-powered accessory, made specially for the Galaxy Note 4.

New leak gives more details about upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is expected to be unveiled in March during the MWC in Madrid, but that hasn't stopped people from trying to find out as much as they can about the upcoming new flagship from the Korean OEM. A Dutch site says that a user agent profile on the Samsung website has more or less confirmed what we know so far about the smartphone, while adding a few more tidbits to whet our appetite.

Samsung reportedly buying BlackBerry

Samsung is reportedly buying Blackberry. According to sources familiar with the matter who opted remain anonymous, Samsung would be looking to gain access to Blackberry’s patent portfolio. If the deal were to go down, the company would be bought for as much as $7.5 billion. It’ll cost $13.35 to $15.49 per share, or 38-60% over what Blackberry currently trades at.

Samsung Galaxy S6 rumors: reduced TouchWiz, production by February

The MWC in Barcelona is still a few months away, but rumors are already swirling about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6. The latest whisperings are saying that the soon-to-be-flagship will have a "toned down" interface of the memory hog proprietorial TouchWiz. Meanwhile, some say that as early as February, the Korean OEM will start mass production on their newest smartphone.
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