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# androidproblems
13 problems only hardened Android users will understand
Calling all the aliens.
# First Mover
Samsung responds to iPhone sales by launching Note 4 ahead of schedule
The device, which was originally scheduled for launch in October, will hit stores in South Korea and China this week before Apple.
# Crescent Bay
Oculus Rift takes a step closer to release with new prototype headset
The new headset, nicknamed Crescent Bay, features a higher resolution and refresh rate, integrated headphones and 360-degree head tracking.
# struggling
Sony smartphones not so clever any more
Company predicts massive losses after writing off more than €1 billion in worthless goodwill for its mobiles.
# shade
Samsung is throwing some excellent shade at Apple in their new TV ads
New ad accuses Apple’s iPhone 6 of copying the Samsung Galaxy.
# new challenger
Samsung makes its entry into virtual reality official with Gear VR launch
The company also announced two new smartphones, the Galaxy Note 4 and the Note Edge, at a conference in Berlin.
# Patent Wars
Apple fails again in its bid to ban Samsung's US phones sales
Despite dropping all claims outside the US, the patent battle between both companies rages on.
# charged up
Samsung has created a cable that charges three devices at the same time...
Because why not?
# so metal
Samsung ditches the plastic design for a metal Galaxy phone
The Galaxy Alpha has a similar design to the Galaxy S5 and is one of the thinnest smartphones it has created.
# Patent Wars
Apple and Samsung decide to call a patent truce, but only outside the US
The two companies will continue to pursue existing cases that are taking place in US courts.
# displaced
Samsung has been knocked off the top spot in China by a local smartphone maker
Chineses smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has overtaken Samsung as the top smartphone maker on its home turf, thanks to the popularity of its low-cost RedMi smartphone range.
# Competitiveness
Samsung blames slow smartphone sales and increased competition for profit slump
Slow global sales of smartphones and tablets and rising marketing costs to shift stock were some of the factors Samsung cited as its net profit fell by nearly 20% in the second quarter.
# Limbo
Samsung postpones Tizen smartphone launch so it can improve its new OS
The company has said it needs more time to develop Tizen’s ‘ecosystem’ before it releases its smartphone, but no new release date was provided.
# sponsored by did electrical
6 indispensable Android hacks that will make your life much easier
These are not the Androids you are looking for.
# Investigation
Samsung finds 'evidence' of child labour at China plant
It has suspended business with the supplier involved.
# Investigation
Child labour allegations lands Samsung in hot water
The company is investigating claims that one of its suppliers in China hired children and student workers under the legal working age and made them work for 11 hours a day without social insurance.
# downward slide
Weak smartphone demand haunts Samsung as profits continue to fall
The company has estimated that its operating profit will fall by 24% compared to the same period a year ago, citing “weak demand” for smartphones and increased competition in China and Europe.
# Operating System
Samsung takes first steps away from Android by announcing first Tizen smartphone
Tizen is Samsung’s homegrown operating system which will make its debut on the Samsung Z in Russia later this year.
# health tracker
Samsung unveils real-time health wristband and healthcare platform
The Simband is a wearable device which uses numerous sensors to track information like heart rate, movement, body temperature and other metrics on a continuous basis.
# when will it end?!
Apple isn't happy with how much damages Samsung has to pay, so it's asking for a retrial
And it’s also looking for a US product ban on any Samsung device that would infringe its patents.
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: Facebook nosiness, a GIF machine and a virtual reality war
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# Development
Now Samsung is working on its own Oculus Rift-style VR headset
On top of that, the company is also working on a smartwatch that can work without being tehered to a smartphone and wearable smartglasses designed to compete against Google’s own version.
# biometrics
Samsung considers expanding biometric security measures in future devices
Iris detection is one of the methods Samsung is currently exploring as it looks to improve its security offering.
# Apology
Samsung pledges compensation for factory workers who contracted incurable diseases
The company’s CEO said that it would employ a third party to “make due compensation” to victims and their families.
# Change Of Plan
Samsung replaces its head of mobile design amid Galaxy S5 criticism
Chang Dong-hoon will continue to lead Samsung’s design centre which is responsible for the company’s overall design strategy.
# Smartphone War
Samsung to pay Apple $119.6 million for 'willfully stealing and copying'
But that’s not a big win for the makers of the iPhone.
# Patent Wars
Motorola escapes fine after breaching EU competition law
The company tried to take out and enforce a patent injunction against Apple, despite it agreeing to pay royalties for its use.
# reliance
Samsung profits rise slightly despite sliding smartphone revenue
The company made a net profit of $7.3 billion in the first three months of the year, but concerns over its reliance on smartphone sales is growing.
# no more delays
Apple faces ebook trial in July after US judge denies bid to postpone it
Apple will now face a trial in July after it was accused of conspiring with publishers to raise ebook prices and impede competitors like Amazon.
# Android
Review: Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy S5
Does the latest addition to Samsung’s flagship range do enough to separate itself from previous versions?
# stuck in the middle
Samsung and Apple kick off patent case by dragging Google into the middle of it
Samsung fired back at Apple’s accusations of patent theft by saying it was Google that wrote the Android software used on its phones and tablets.
# for the day that's in it
So a lot of tech companies had fun with April Fools Day today
Especially Google, but that was already expected.
# Patent Wars
Apple and Samsung return to court again as patent dispute heats up
Apple has accused Samsung of infringing on five patents on newer patents, while Samsung made a counterclaim, saying Apple stole two of its ideas to use on iPhones and iPads.
# you can't stop it
The iPhone 6 is coming in September
That’s what the Japanese are saying anyway.
# assistive tech
Samsung develops ultrasonic phone case which detects everything around it
The ultrasonic cover detects people and obstacles within a two meter radius, and alerts users to them by sending vibrations or audio cues.
# fitness freak
Samsung sees fitness in its future as it gives Galaxy S5 a heart rate monitor
The Galaxy S5 and Samsung’s new range of wearable devices all have built-in heart rate monitors and will be released globally on 11th April.
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: Romantic Google and Facebook comments landing you in prison
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
Samsung alarm app helps researchers fight diseases while you sleep
The Power Sleep app, made by Samsung and the University of Vienna, carries out protein calculations that is used to help research into disease like cancer and Alzheimer’s.
# data usage
Future Samsung phones could track and share your activity with other apps
The company is reportedly working on a new service called Context, which would share app usage, typing, and sensor activity with developers.
# Peace Talks
Google and Samsung call truce with cross-license patent deal
The agreement between the two companies will cover the firms’ existing patents as well as those filed over the next ten years.