Samsung tells users to follow instructions on using S Pen for Note 5

You know that “PenGate” is in full swing when Samsung itself gets into the fray. Well, sort of. The OEM has finally spoken up, albeit very briefly, about the accusations of some users that they overlooked a design flaw when it comes to their S Pen for the new Galaxy Note 5. Some have observed (and some experienced first hand) that if you insert the S Pen the wrong way, it would still go in and will probably damage your device.

Samsung gives digital gifts for Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge Plus buyers

Aside from the fact that you have a new smartphone or phablet, one of the things owners of new Samsung gadgets look forward to is the fact that the OEM gives them free digital gifts. For Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge Plus owners, the new set of Galaxy Gifts consists of 14 treats from various apps, from games, to subscriptions to digital content to exercise apps to a discount on your next trip through a travel app.

Samsung to reportedly launch an 18.4-inch Android tablet

Have you ever wondered if you actually need an 18-inch tablet in your life? Well if you never actually thought you needed a screen that large, unless you were sitting in front of a desktop or TV screen, then Samsung will reportedly try to change your mind. Reports are saying they are about to launch an 18.4-inch Android tablet in the market soon, on top of all the new tablets that they’ve already released this year.

Some Samsung Galaxy Note 5 users report SPen design flaw

A lot of people were pretty excited about the new Samsung Galaxy Note 5, particularly because of the new SPen and its spring mechanism. But it looks like there was possibly a design flaw that the OEM might have overlooked as some users have reported that accidentally putting in the SPen in the wrong direction is not actually detected by the device and might cause permanent damage to your brand new device.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 pried open in a disassembly video

Aside from drop tests, we're not fans of disassembling gadgets because they can be painful too watch. But you know, there are people who won't mind wasting a device or two for the sake of knowing how robust a phone is. After a series of drop tests, we learned that the Note 5 is better than the Galaxy S6 when it comes to surviving such stress tests. It's a well-built phone but you still need a protective case so it won't be easily damaged when dropped.

Samsung offers free test drive for iPhone users thinking of switching

The lines in the Android vs iOS battle (with some Windows fans demanding to be let in as well) have always been clearly drawn. It is rare to find people who can say, “Yeah, I like both and can easily work with either”. It’s either you’re an Apple fanboy or an Apple hater who thinks Android is the best thing since sliced bread. But of course the other side would always want to draw some over to their side. Samsung is now offering a 1-month almost free test drive for their new products for iPhone users for just $1.

Solid-state electrolytes could improve battery technology

Let's talk batteries. You know those parts of gadgets and electronics that give them power or electricity are always important. You can have all those premium specs on a device but without any reliable battery, it's good as nothing. Today, the bigger the battery is inside a phone, it usually means better or longer battery life. There's also the issue that phone batteries must be removable so they can easily be replaced.

Speed Test: LG G4 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Brutal drop tests are welcome even if they are heart-breaking to watch because we can still learn a thing or two from them. For those Android fans who are only interested in how fast new smartphones are compared to others, rely on speed tests. As for the Galaxy Note 5, the new premium flagship smartphone was recently compared with the LG G4.

New software update for Galaxy S6, S6 edge brings S6 edge+ features

The Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note 5's launch got the Samsung fans asking if the new features of the two new flagship phones will also be available on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. We never doubted about the possibility and we knew it was just a matter of time before Samsung makes the features available on the two older devices.

Samsung releases full teaser for upcoming Gear S2 smartwatch

At the end of last week’s launch of Samsung’s new phablets, they pulled off a kind of “wait, there’s one more thing” moment when they revealed the teaser video for their next smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S2. Obviously since it’s a teaser, not much was revealed, aside from the fact that it’s the OEMs first round smartwatch and that it has a more vibrant display than previous offerings. It also looks serious in taking on rivals Apple Watch and the likes.
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