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Wave goodbye to WatchON. Photo: Samsung

Wave goodbye to WatchON. Photo: Samsung

WatchON, one of the more useful services that comes baked into Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface for Android, is being wiped out in all but two markets, the South Korean company has confirmed today. Users will be able to keep content they’ve purchased through WatchON, while the Galaxy Note 4’s new Smart Remote app is expected to replace its IR remote functionality on other Galaxy smartphones.

HERE for Android. Image: Nokia.

HERE for Android. Image: Nokia.

Samsung has reached an agreement with Nokia to secure exclusive rights to its HERE maps service as it looks to give its Android users a new alternative to Google Maps. The new HERE app for Android will only be available on Galaxy-branded smartphones and tablets, and there will be a HERE companion app for Samsung’s new Gear S smartwatch.


Samsung has released a new teaser video for the Galaxy Note 4, which is all set to be unveiled next month at an Unpacked event on September 3rd at IFA.


Samsung promised us a smartphone made from “new materials,” and while it hasn’t shunned tacky plastic altogether, its new Galaxy Alpha is a huge step in the right direction. It’s the South Korean company’s first smartphone with a metal frame, and at just 6.7mm thick, it looks great.


Samsung Milk Music users can finally skip as many songs as like after signing up to a new premium plan priced at $3.99 a month. Paying users also get the opportunity to save stations locally for playing offline, a sleep timer for automatic pausing, and the ability to turn station DJs on and off.

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