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The Galaxy Note 7 launch has been nothing short of a disaster for Samsung, and now that it's pulled the plug on production of the troubled device, it has to shift focus to whatever the next big thing is. In the meantime, Samsung cut its fiscal third-quarter profit forecast—it now expects to record an operating profit of 5.2 trillion Korean won (around $4.6 billion in U.S. currency), down from a previous estimate of 7.8 trillion won.Samsung's previous forecast took into consideration its global recall of Galaxy Note 7 devices. However, it didn't anticipate that replacement handsets would also be... Read more...
We may never which came first, the chicken or the egg, but if it comes as any consolation the highest court in the land has agreed to settle a longstanding and tired dispute between Apple and Samsung over smartphones. Specifically, the United States Supreme Court will decide how much of a $399 million patent infringement award Apple is entitled to. This is a case that's been weaving through the court system for the past six years. Apple sued Samsung in 2010 for patent infringement, saying the South Korean electronics maker copied the look and feel of its iPhone handset. Apple ultimately won its... Read more...
If you're looking for an upscale Windows PC with a cylindrical design reminiscent of the Mac Pro, you should definitely check out Samsung's spiffy looking ArtPC Pulse. It's equal parts form and function—it looks like a concept PC with a design that's about as far removed from the industrial looking beige boxes of yesteryear as you can get, and it has premium components to match. We're surprised Samsung isn't making a bigger splash with this one. The same goes for Harman Kardon, which not only is in charge of 360-degree audio on the ArtPC Pulse, but its branding is displayed prominently on top above... Read more...
Updated 10/11/2016 @ 8:11am Samsung has announced that it is ending all production and sales of the Galaxy Note 7. The company issued the following statement: "Taking our customer’s safety as our highest priority, we have decided to halt sales and production of the Galaxy Note 7.” Our original piece continues below:The lengthy [and explosive] Galaxy Note 7 saga is getting closer to what some feel might be its logical conclusion — the complete removal of all of these devices from the marketplace. Last night, we reported that AT&T and T-Mobile had suspended sales of all replacement Galaxy Note... Read more...
Samsung is wisely choosing to err on the side of caution by suspending production of its troubled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone that's been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. What started off as a promising Android device for people who like larger size Android handsets has earned a reputation as a potentially dangerous gadget that's prone to overheating and catching fire.An official at one of Samsung's suppliers told Yonhap News Agency that the company is cooperating with safety regulators from South Korea, the United States, and China, all three of which presumably urged Samsung to stop building... Read more...
“This is the end, beautiful friend / This is the end, my only friend, the end.” The End is an iconic song by The Doors, but it’s two major U.S. wireless carriers that are showing Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 the door — likely permanently. The news that AT&T and T-Mobile have completely given up hope that the Galaxy Note7 can be redeemed comes following the news that a total of five replacement devices have caught fire in the past week. “Based on recent reports, we’re no longer exchanging new Note 7s at this time, pending further investigation of these reported incidents, said an AT&T representative... Read more...
It's almost hard to fathom that bad news surrounding Samsung's ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 still continues to emerge. While the Korean electronics giant sticks to its claim that there is currently no major issue with regard to the safety of customers that own the device, it's becoming increasingly difficult to believe. Last week, we reported that a replacement Note 7 exploded on a Southwest aircraft, which followed other reported incidents. In addition, a few days ago, AT&T began to ponder if it should pull the model from its shelves entirely. Now we have yet another alarming story, of a Kentucky... Read more...
The Galaxy Note 7 might be a lost cause for Samsung. Following a global recall due to overheating batteries and a report of a replacement device going up in smoke on a grounded Southwest Airlines plane, AT&T, the second largest wireless carrier in the United States behind Verizon, is considering halting sales of Galaxy Note 7 devices altogether. Sprint, the fourth largest wireless carrier in the U.S., recently announced it would exchange replacement Galaxy Note 7 devices with any other smartphone. But if AT&T decides to go ahead and yank the troubled smartphone from its shelves, it's easy... Read more...
Customers that stuck by Samsung’s side during this tumultuous month involving battery-related Galaxy Note7 fires might be losing their patience, but fourth-place wireless carrier Sprint is doing everything in its power to make customers whole again. When reports of battery fires first flared up, customers were given the chance to get a refund, opt for a cheaper Galaxy S7/Galaxy S7 Edge, or get a replacement Galaxy Note7 that wasn’t prone to spontaneously combusting. However, as we saw this week with a supposedly “safe” replacement Galaxy Note7 catching fire on a [thankfully] parked Southwest plane,... Read more...
It's a good thing Samsung doesn't only sell smartphones, lest it could have been looking at a bleak earnings report for its fiscal third quarter. Instead, the South Korean electronics maker saw its profit grow by 5.6 percent, higher than what analysts had estimated, as its other businesses picked up the slack from its Galaxy Note 7 troubles.Samsung had to issue a global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 phones after it was discovered that the batteries it was using were prone to overheating and catching fire. There were several reports of exploding Galaxy Note 7 devices causing personal and property... Read more...
Samsung could use a win right about now and it may have gotten one by agreeing to acquire Viv Labs, an interesting startup that developed a unique, open artificial intelligence platform that could end up putting Siri to shame. It's a valid comparison both because Viv is on track to become another digital assistant for mobile devices, and because Dag Kittlaus, one of the developers responsible for Siri (before Apple acquired it), co-founded Viv. Kittlaus and fellow co-founders Adam Cheyer and Chris Brigham will work closely with Samsung's mobile communications team as part of the deal, but also... Read more...
Samsung's nightmare scenario with its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 launch continues as yet another handset—this time a replacement phone that's supposed to be unaffected by the original recall—overheated and emitted heavy smoke. It happened on a grounded Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 that was scheduled to travel from Louisville to Baltimore. The crew was able to evacuate all passengers on board through the plane's main cabin door. There were no injuries reported, though it's the aftermath that could be the most damaging in a number of ways, most relating to Samsung. Federal regulators and the U.S.... Read more...
Remember those Southwest Airlines commercials that ask, "Wanna get away?" Samsung probably does—the South Korean consumer electronics company is having a string of horrible luck with its products lately. Following a global recall its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones with battery packs that were prone to catching fire, Samsung and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued a warning about the company's top-loading washing machines after reports of some models exploding. Yes folks, we said exploding. Melissa Thaxton, a 32-year-old out of Dallas, Georgia, described an alleged incident to ABC... Read more...
Samsung has had to deal with one heck of a headache following the launch of its top-end Galaxy Note7 smartphone. From lost property to a global recall, the whole ordeal has, without question, tarnished Samsung's otherwise impeccable reputation for quality devices. Yesterday, we wrote that roughly half of all Note7s sold in the US have been returned, and that 90% of those who've returned a defective device were pleased to receive a new replacement in exchange, and were sticking with the phone.Unfortunately, as it now appears, it seems that some of the replacement devices are also acting up... Read more...
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