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Samsung Galaxy S6 now the top-ranked smartphone in DxOMark tests

In at least one aspect, the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge has got all other current devices beat. The DxOMark table, which rates the performance results of a gadget's still and video capabilities, has named the new flagship the number one smartphone in their table, earning a rating of 86 and beating erstwhile rival iPhone for the top spot. It is also 7 points more than the previous flagship, the Galaxy S5 which is still in the top 5 at 4th place.

Someone got Android Wear (kinda) running on Tizen smartwatches

While Tizen seems to be a pretty decent smartwatch platform, compared to Android Wear, it still seems light years away. And it looks like Samsung, aside from its Gear Live, has no intention of coming out further with wearables that will run on Google's platform and will stick it out with their own. But a developer doesn't want to give up, taking four long months to try and port Android Wear into the Samsung Gear 2, and it looks like finally, he has succeeded.

Samsung releases two new “What Comes Next” Galaxy S6 videos

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is still campaigning to be "the smartphone of your dreams". After releasing several videos highlighting the power saving capabilities and the great things you can do with its camera, it's now the turn of the smartphone's design and under the hood details to take the spotlight. Two more new videos in their "What Comes Next" series were released, all with the intention of showcasing their new flagship devices and jumping on the great buzz that they have garnered with both the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge.

Samsung opens new factory to keep up with Galaxy S6 edge demand

A few weeks ago we learned that Samsung can't keep up with demand for Galaxy S6 and now even the dual-edged Galaxy S6 edge supplies are running out fast. Pre-orders for S6 edge reached 5 million when the latest flagship phones were launched last March. We don't have the exact numbers right now but it seems there are more demands for the S6 edge and Samsung needs to act fast to deliver units not only in South Korea but the rest of the world.

Samsung SDK for the possibly round next-gen Gear ready for devs

The latest Android Wear platform is almost ready to roll out on some of the newest smartwatch models in the market today and Samsung would like to join in the fun by sending out invites to some developers to try out the Software Development Kit (SDK) of the next generation Galaxy Gear--which could be round this time based on the images on the invitation. There's no mention though if this is official for Android Wear or for Samsung's very own Tizen. And oh, this is the first SDK for the Galaxy Gear line.

Samsung launches Gear VR Innovator Edition for Galaxy S6, S6 edge

The Samsung Gear VR maybe one first virtual reality gaming systems available in the market today but it certainly has a lot of rooms for improvement. The VR device only became available on Best Buy last March and Samsung has been trying to market the product by letting us see how virtual reality can help connect people even those that are miles away. It still is in its early stages but the tech giant has bigger plans for it which includes a consumer-ready Note 5 Gear VR version someday.

Lollipop finally arrives for Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 finally have something to cheer about. The OEM announced that the tablet will finally receive the Android 5.0 upgrade, a month after the bigger version, the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 got its Lollipop on. However, the update that will be rolling out to the tablet is version 5.0.2, and not yet the latest one, version 5.1 which has been rolling out to some devices already.

Galaxy S6 has more camera modes for your mobile photography needs

We've seen Samsung's video, proclaiming that their new flagship, the Galaxy S6 is "the smartphone of your dreams' and showing off just why its camera is so awesome. But if you've gotten your hands on this new baby, you also may have noticed that they pared back on some of the built-in features, probably to address criticism that Samsung pre-installs a lot of things you don't need, bloating up your smartphone. However, if you do need those extra camera functions, plus want to discover more, you can get them back through Samsung's app store.

No WiFi support for some smartwatches from LG, Asus

Apparently, not all Android Wear smartwatches are created equal. While those who own the Moto 360 and the Sony Smartwatch 3 are rejoicing that they will have WiFi support from the latest update from the wearable platform, some smartwatches like the LG G Watch, G Watch R, and the Asus Zenwatch will not be getting this additional connectivity from Android. There is still no word from Samsung on whether their devices have WiFi antennas.

LG G4 ready to compete with Samsung Galaxy S6

Less than a week before D-Day, South Korean electronics giant LG is busy gearing up for the release of the 2015 flagship phone--the LG G4. It's going to be a global affair and phone will immediately be available in the Korean market the next day. This means Samsung's newest flagship, the Galaxy S6, will have its direct competitor. LG's advantage? Camera with f/1.8 aperture, removable battery, and its genuine leather back cover.