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Samsung is the world's top maker of smartphones, and mobile phones in general. Its Galaxy devices are powered by Google’s Android operating system. Samsung pioneered the so-called ‘phablet’, which is larger than a normal smartphone but smaller than traditional tablets.

Not just for talking, smartphones are hubs: survey

A new survey shows Americans spend an average of nearly two hours a day -- 114 minutes -- on their smartphones, including just 23 minutes talking. Photo: EPA

For US smartphone users, talking is old hat.

A new survey shows Americans spend an average of nearly two hours a day -- 114 minutes -- on their smartphones, including just 23 minutes talking.

Wednesday, 18 September, 2013, 11:00am

Review: Stylish makeover for Samsung Note phone

 Samsung unveils the upgraded Galaxy Note 3 in Berlin on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

Samsung is giving its latest Galaxy Note smartphone a stylish makeover.

The Galaxy Note 3, unveiled Wednesday, has a soft, leather-like back. It feels like you’re holding a fancy leather-bound journal. Grooves on the side of the big-screen phone make it easier to grip.

5 Sep 2013 - 1:44pm

Review: Mega phone is huge, with limited appeal

The Samsung Galaxy Mega (left) dwarfs the Samsung Galaxy S4 (centre) and Apple iPhone 5 (right). Almost as big as a conventional tablet computer, the Mega can make phone calls. Photo: AP

Please turn off all electronic devices, the flight crew instructs as we approach Los Angeles. With a small phone, I might have gotten away with ignoring safety regulations. Samsung’s new Galaxy Mega phone was too conspicuous for that.

5 Sep 2013 - 11:13am

Motorola’s Moto X is colourful, but not iPhone killer: reviewers

The Moto X is Motorola’s latest attempt to break into a smartphone market dominated by Apple and Samsung Electronics. Photo: AP

Motorola’s “Moto X”, the cellphone maker’s first flagship device since Google bought the company last year, stands out in a crowded market due to its customisable colours and materials, yet stops short of being an “iPhone killer,” reviewers said.

The highly anticipated Moto X is Motorola’s latest attempt to break into a smartphone market dominated by Apple and Samsung Electronics.

8 Aug 2013 - 11:08am