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Samsung’s New Product Launches Dominated Mobile World Congress

Samsung dominated social media platforms during the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona – garnering at least 44.2% of all brand mentions. According to research from Synthesio, the technology company was mentioned across social media, blogs, and comments at least 1,246,000 times. Samsung’s rival Nokia came in second with 586,200 mentions, a paltry 20.8% in comparison.

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Samsung Reveals New Tablets at CES

Samsung took the wraps off two new lines of tablets at CES this week: the Galaxy NotePro and the Galaxy TabPro.

“What we always hear…is people want to do more with tablets,” said Nanda Ramachandran, VP of tablets and emerging business at Samsung, as he introduced the tablets.

Ramachandran vowed to hold these “pro” tablets to the company’s “highest standards.” He emphasized features that might appeal to professionals such as a Cisco WebEx conferencing app; a remote PC function to access files at home or the office; shared document editing tools; and the S Pen available with the NotePro tablet. Read more

Samsung’s ‘Smart Home’ App Connects Phones, TVs – and Refrigerators

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SmartHome_0103_imagestyle_ENG_1Samsung will unveil a service this week that lets consumers control the devices in their homes — TVs, tablets, washing machines, refrigerators — via a single app. Samsung will debut its “Smart Home” service at CES, the annual tech tradeshow that kicks off in Las Vegas this week.

The company said Smart Home will provide three main features: device control, home view and smart customer service. Device control lets the user control the home’s various devices remotely via the app, such as switching on the lights, whether or not the individual is at home. Home view will offer real-time views into the home, while the customer service function will alert the customer that it’s time to replace or service an appliance. Read more

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Grand 2

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Samsung Galaxy Grand 2Samsung released the latest iteration of its Galaxy Grand smartphone Monday, the Galaxy Grand 2, with a bigger screen and more power than its predecessor.

The new device boasts a 5.25-inch screen with 16:9 HD ratio aimed at improving HD viewing. The big screen, and increased processing power, make the Grand 2 “perfect for watching movies, playing games and e-reading,” the company said. It still weighs about the same as the first Galaxy Grand (163 grams). Read more