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Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have the best displays ever tested

The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Photo: Samsung

The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s Super AMOLED displays have long been some of the best you can get on a mobile device, and they only get better with the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. According to the experts at DisplayMate, they are the “best mobile displays ever tested.”

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Samsung’s Galaxy S6 shipments are set to be absolutely massive

Samsung could be on its way back to the top. Photo: Samsung

Samsung could be on its way back to the top. Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s smartphone sales may have taken a plunge as of late, but its new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets could turn out to be just the devices the South Korean tech giant needs to rebuild its mobile division.

Following strong advance orders of more than 20 million handsets, Samsung is reportedly expected to ship 46 million S6 units this year — representing an increase of 8 million on the previous 38 million estimate.

Those may not be close to iPhone 6 numbers (which sold 74.5 million devices in the last quarter of 2014 alone), but it’s certainly enough to earn Samsung back some of the respect its lost.

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Meet Google’s new Calendar app for iPhone

Google Calendar for iOS. Photo: Google

Google Calendar for iOS. Photo: Google

Google’s gorgeous redesign of the Calendar app has finally made its way to iPhone. The Android version of Google Calendar’s redesign was released last fall, but iPhone users can now get their fingers on the official Google Calendar app too.

Like on the new Android version, you get new features like Events from Gmail, to turn emails into events on your calendar. Assists makes adding events quicker by recommending information to insert, and the new Schedule View makes it easier to scan your calendar and see what events you have coming up.

Take a tour of the new app below:

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Google’s new Android Wear ad shows off one thing you don’t get with Apple Watch

Android Wear. Photo: Google

Android Wear. Photo: Google

Shortly before Apple kicked off its Spring Forward event yesterday, Google released its latest Android Wear ad, which showcases the one thing you won’t get with the upcoming Apple Watch: choice.

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Xiaomi thinks it can overtake Apple as world’s no. 1 smartphone maker

Xiaomi wants to be number one! Photo: Xiaomi

Xiaomi wants to be number one! Photo: Xiaomi

If there’s one thing Xiaomi can’t be accused of, it’s having a lack of ambition.

Not content with having come out of nowhere to become the world’s third-biggest smartphone maker, the CEO of the Chinese tech company, Lei Jun, has announced that he next plans for his company to become the number one smartphone vendor globally within the next 10 years.

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How Android Wear stacks up against the Apple Watch

Android Wear vs. Apple Watch. Which is right for you? Photo: Google.

Android Wear vs. Apple Watch. Which is right for you? Photo: Google.

Now that we know more about the long-awaited Apple Watch, it’s time to find out how it stacks up against Google’s Android Wear platform and the growing number of wearables that support it.

There are lots of similarities between the two, but there also some big differences in software, hardware, and price that will likely help you decide which one is right for you.

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Samsung sees record 20 million pre-orders for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

It's going to be at least a month before you have your own to unpack. Photo: Samsung

It’s going to be at least a month before you have your own to unpack. Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s smartphone sales may have dipped in recent months, but its new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are already off to an excellent start. Since their unveiling at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this month, more than 20 million handsets have been pre-ordered.

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Samsung wants to win the mobile payment war with Apple at any cost

Tim Cook introduces Apple Pay. Wait, that's Samsung Pay.

Tim Cook introduces Apple Pay. Wait, that’s Samsung Pay. Photo: BusinessKorea

Samsung is rightfully envious of Apple’s mobile payment service Apple Pay, which has swept the mobile payments world since being introduced at the end of 2014. With that in mind, it’s introduced its own “Samsung Pay” rival service, which it hopes will sway customers back in the South Korea tech giant’s direction.

But with Apple having both a lead-time advantage and the “halo effect” of a beloved brand behind it, Samsung’s trying to appeal to something a bit more base when it comes to swaying people in favor of its mobile payment service: cold, hard cash.

According to new reports coming out of Korea, the company has decided not to collect fees on Samsung Pay, rather than the 0.0015 percent demanded by other mobile payment services. Samsung allegedly won’t charge partnered credit card companies either, or from service providers for online payments.

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Google’s own wireless service could be for Nexus 6 only

This could be the only smartphone supported by Google's network. Photo: Google

This could be the only smartphone supported by Google’s network. Photo: Google

Google has already confirmed plans to experiment with its own wireless services to “show what’s possible,” and we know it’s going to be limited in its reach. So limited, in fact, that you might need Google’s own Nexus 6 smartphone to connect to it.

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Sorry Samsung, the Galaxy S6 may have a major hardware fault

You might want to move onto the "next" phone after Galaxy S6. Photo: Samsung

You might want to move onto the “next” phone after Galaxy S6. Photo: Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy S6 may borrow its physical form factor, software design, and, yes, even EarPods from the iPhone 6, but there’s one thing Samsung forgot to pilfer: quality.

According to new reports coming out of Asia, the newly-unveiled Samsung Galaxy S6 and SGS6 edge handsets both suffer from a pretty grievous fault — in the form of a display error that stops them properly reading touch inputs around the bezel.

Check out the photos and video after the jump.

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