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Samsung just rolled out its Milk Video service with eye on competing with YouTube, though it's only available to Galaxy owners. The South Korean handset maker describes Milk Video as being a video discovery platform that makes it easy to find and share the most popular and talked about online videos, and to kick off... Read more...
Facing growing competition from low-end handset makers and a resulting reduction in overall sales and revenue, Samsung has decided to cut back the number of smartphone models it offers next year. Samsung says the move will lower costs and hopes the strategy will slow, stop, or even reverse the profit slide it's been... Read more...
Apple isn't letting its personal feelings interfere with its business decisions, hence why Samsung will continue to supply the bulk of application processors for the company's iPhone and iPad devices. The two sides reportedly came to an agreement that will have Samsung producing 80 percent of the custom chips Apple... Read more...
When the topic turns to smartphones and market share, it's usually the same two names that are thrown around -- Samsung and Apple. Fair enough, since the two companies dominate the market, but let's not forget that there are other handset makers continuing to chip away pieces of the market for themselves. Such as LG... Read more...
A few months ago, Nvidia sued Samsung and Qualcomm for alleged infringement on various GPU patents, despite the fact that these patents were ancient, extremely broad, and could easily be used to sue anyone in the mobile industry. Samsung responded this week by counter-suing Nvidia over an equally broad set of patents... Read more...
If you look over the most recent data from International Data Corporation (IDC), you'll see that Apple's share of the global smartphone market declined from 12.9 percent to 12 percent in the past year. Meanwhile, Samsung's stake is now almost twice that of Apple's at 23.8 percent. Granted, Samsung sells a lot more models than Apple does, but... Read more...
Samsung has shown softening smartphone dominance, at least from a financial performance perspective, in recent quarters. That's not slowing anything down back at headquarters, however, as Samsung realizes that the only way to counter that is to simply grow and take more of the market, even if it's against the odds... Read more...
Samsung is always talking about the next big thing, though barring any surprises, the company is out of major product releases for the rest of the year. That means the next big thing is coming in 2015, and already there are hints that Samsung is planning to make a big splash with its successor to the Galaxy S5, its... Read more...
As we're seeing in the smartphone wars, size matters these days, but lest you think the segment is growing stale with little else to offer than bigger displays, wait until you see Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy Note Edge. It's the first smartphone of its kind with a functional, curved display that wraps around the side... Read more...
The number crunchers at International Data Corporation (IDC) counted more than 300 million smartphone shipments around the world for the second consecutive quarter. To be more precise, 327.6 million units shipped during third quarter of 2014, representing a 25.2 percent growth rate compared to the same period a year... Read more...
Without a hint of fanfare, Samsung has just released an upgraded version of its flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone - but only in Europe. Called the Galaxy S5 Plus, the phone is spec'd similarly to the LTE-A version of the phone that was released only in Korea. At the forefront is a CPU upgrade, from a 1.9GHz Snapdragon 801... Read more...
Every few months, some huge chipmaker comes out with yet another advancement in memory technology that makes it simpler to shove more and more memory into tighter and tighter spaces. That's what is happening this week with Samsung's announcement that it is "mass producing the industry’s most advanced 8-gigabit... Read more...
Large size smartphones are all the rage these days. Heck, even Apple went big with its recently launched 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus devices, though both sport smaller displays than Samsung's Galaxy Mega 2, which is scheduled to land on AT&T later this week (Friday, October 24, 2014) with various... Read more...
A couple of weeks ago, Futuremark began handing out copies of PCMark for Android to members of the press, in an effort to get its leaderboards filled up a bit while the finishing touches were being put on the app. That might give you pause in that the results, generated today, are not going to be entirely accurate... Read more...
It's been a busy week in mobile. To recap, Google added a couple of Nexus devices to its lineup courtesy of Motorola and HTC, there's a new version of Android (Lollipop), and Apple rolled out new iPad tablets. Given how hectic it's been, one can forgive Samsung for quietly updating its processor page with its new... Read more...
Move over Oculus VR and Samsung, another contender for the virtual reality marketplace is looking to compete. It is the Carl Zeiss VR One headset and it will be undercutting its future competition with a $99 price point. The VR One is based on the same concept as that of the Samsung Gear VR. Both headsets will utilize... Read more...
While hardwired connections always trump wireless ones when it comes to longstanding reliability and sustained transfer rates, it's obvious that a wireless world is the one we're headed for. Samsung just so happens to recognize that, which is why it's trotting out a new development in the Wi-Fi space that could send... Read more...
Word around the web is that Samsung had to push the retail release of its highly anticipated Galaxy Note 4 device to anxious buyers in the U.K. from October 10 (today) to October 17, the same day that it's supposed to launch in the U.S. and in select European countries. However, if you don't feel like waiting, it appears that you can order... Read more...
Market research firm comScore just released some new figures detailing smartphone market share in the U.S., and once again, Apple is in the top spot with its highly popular iPhone line. For the three-month period ending in August, Apple held a 42 percent share of the U.S. smartphone sector, up just a teeny-tiny bit... Read more...
Do you think Samsung is perhaps on cloud nine after seeing Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch marred by the whole "bendgate" hysteria? Sure, reports of the iPhone 6 models warping are a bit exaggerated and overblown, but leave it to rival Samsung to use Apple's misfortune as an opportunity to pimp its Galaxy... Read more...
Samsung's quarterly operating profit is headed for a cliff and there's nothing the South Korean electronics giant can do about it at this point. After two consecutive quarters of annual declines in global smartphone share, Samsung stated in a regulatory filing that it expects a 59.65 percent drop to 4.1 trillion won... Read more...
Following the philosophy that it takes spending money to make money, Samsung Electronics announced plans to invest around 15.6 trillion won (around $14.7 billion in U.S. currency) to build a new chip manufacturing plant in South Korea. This qualifies as Samsung's biggest investment ever into a single semiconductor... Read more...
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