Samsung Galaxy 11 World Cup Ad

Video: Samsung’s marketing monster snags World Cup icons for Galaxy ad

By on December 19, 2013 at 3:00 AM.

Video: Samsung’s marketing monster snags World Cup icons for Galaxy ad

Soccer fans worldwide may appreciate Samsung’s first complete Galaxy 11 promo video that was finally released, showing an entire team of renowned players that have joined forces to play a football game against aliens, who just happen to be football aficionados “visiting” Earth. Interestingly, the Galaxy 11 team is the only team in the world to field two current iconic football figures, and great rivals, Argentinian Lionel Messi and Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Smartphone Wraparound Display

Samsung reportedly working on Galaxy phone with wraparound display

By on November 14, 2013 at 2:40 PM.

Samsung reportedly working on Galaxy phone with wraparound display

The Galaxy Round is Samsung’s first commercial attempt to bring a curved display to its smartphones, but the next evolution of the new technology might be right around the corner. Bloomberg reports that Samsung is planning to release a Galaxy smartphone with a wraparound display in 2014 that will make use of the Youm technology currently featured in the Round. According to Bloomberg’s sources, “the three-sided display may be used in the S or Note series of premium handsets or may be the first in a new line.” Each of the three sides will function independent of one another. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S Note Problems

Samsung issues apology, promises to fix buggy Galaxy phones in China

By on October 24, 2013 at 5:30 PM.

Samsung issues apology, promises to fix buggy Galaxy phones in China

It has been a season full of ups and downs for Samsung. On one hand, the Korean tech company managed to outsell Apple last quarter and topped customer satisfaction ratings. On the other, the Galaxy Round exists. The latest dip on this rollercoaster month is a familiar one: some Samsung devices are malfunctioning. Earlier this month, Galaxy S4 return rates in Germany jumped after an issue with the batteries began killing phones. More →

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Samsung offers free moving truck for converted iPhone users

By on June 22, 2012 at 2:05 PM.

Samsung offers free moving truck for converted iPhone users

Data Transfer iPhone Galaxy S III

Samsung wants iPhone users to know that they don’t have to give up their data if they switch to a Samsung Galaxy device. The company on Friday said that it would offer Galaxy buyers a free copy of Easy Phone Sync, an Android app designed to port crucial data from an iPhone to an Android device. Among other things, Easy Phone Sync can transfer iTunes music, videos, podcasts, pictures, contacts and text messages. So far Samsung has only formally extended the offer of complimentary Easy Phone Sync to users in the United Kingdom, although anyone with a Samsung Galaxy device can download the app for free from the Google Play store. Click the jump for the full press release. More →

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Apple and Samsung drop numerous patent claims, settlement talks continue

By on May 8, 2012 at 2:25 PM.

Apple and Samsung drop numerous patent claims, settlement talks continue

Apple and Samsung drop numerous patent claims

Apple on Monday filed litigation that narrows the number of patent infringement claims against Samsung by roughly half, and Samsung five hours later offered to drop five of its twelve asserted patents, FOSS Patents reported. The South Korean manufacturer has argued that Apple’s case is still far too big to go to trial later this summer, and wants the  the iPhone-maker to drop additional claims. The Cupertino-based company has accused Samsung of being uncooperative, claiming the company became the number one smartphone vendor in the world by copying and infringing on its technology, and is seeking billions of dollars in damages. Samsung responded, stating that its smartphones and tablets contain “innovative, independently developed technologies.” If a settlement is not reached, a trial between the two companies is scheduled to begin in July. More →

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Samsung looks beyond Android

By on May 8, 2012 at 11:45 AM.

Samsung looks beyond Android

Samsung looks past Android to find an alternative OS

Android has been good to Samsung. Very, very good. Samsung recently reported its second consecutive quarter of record earnings, thanks in no small part to its wildly popular line of Android-powered Galaxy smartphones. The South Korea-based vendor also just took the wraps off its next-generation flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S III. While the device may have opened the door for rivals to make some moves if they can act quickly enough, Samsung is currently the No.1 smartphone vendor in the world by volume and the Galaxy S III should help it retain that title. As good as Android has been for Samsung, however, the vendor continues to make it clear that it does not want to put all its eggs in one basket. More →

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Samsung's Galaxy S III unveiling happens today; here's how to watch it live

By on May 3, 2012 at 10:30 AM.

Samsung's Galaxy S III unveiling happens today; here's how to watch it live

Galaxy S III announcement

Samsung is hosting a press conference on Thursday during which it will unveil the next installment in one of the most successful smartphone franchises of all time. The Galaxy S III is expected to be a technological marvel, packing a gigantic high-definition Super AMOLED display, a quad-core Exynos processor, 4G LTE, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and more into an ultra-thin ceramic case. Samsung has gone to great lengths to keep its new flagship phone under wraps, but an inevitable series of leaks paints what is likely a complete picture of the Galaxy S III. The flow of rumors will finally come to an end on Thursday as Samsung takes the wraps off its next Galaxy phone in London, and the company is streaming its “Unpacked 2012″ press conference live for eager Android fans around the world. The event kicks off at 2:00 p.m. EDT, 11:00 a.m. PDT on Thursday, and the live stream can be found on the read link below. More →

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Apple remains top U.S. smartphone vendor

By on May 3, 2012 at 7:45 AM.

Apple remains top U.S. smartphone vendor

Apple Top Smartphone Vendor

The NPD Group on Wednesday released the results of its monthly Mobile Phone Track service, and determined Apple was the top-selling smartphone vendor in the United States. The Cupertino-based company’s market share increased by 7% in the first quarter year-over-year and totaled 29% of all U.S. smartphones. Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone and overall mobile phone vendor, followed closely on Apple’s heels and saw tremendous growth of 140% to grab a 24% share of the market. During the same period, LG, HTC, Motorola and RIM all saw their shares drop. More →

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Samsung now No.1 in smartphone share, but Apple owns revenue

By on May 1, 2012 at 3:25 PM.

Samsung now No.1 in smartphone share, but Apple owns revenue

Samsung No.1 in smartphones, Apple owns revenue

Despite the fact that Samsung surpassed Apple in terms of global smartphone market share, Apple’s iPhone generates more revenue than Samsung’s entire mobile division, according to data from Juniper Research. “Apple’s revenues from its ‘mobile division’ continues to remain significantly higher than Samsung’s, even when you take into account the latter’s feature phones,” Juniper research analyst Daniel Ashdown said. Apple’s iPhone revenue was $22.7 billion in the first quarter of 2012, $29.3 billion if you were to include the iPad, compared with Samsung’s $17 billion from its entire mobile division. Juniper forecasts that smartphone shipments will nearly double over the next five years from just under 600 million units in 2012 to 1.1 billion by 2017. Despite the current state of the market, however, the firm states there is still plenty of opportunities for other players to make strong gains, whether it be Nokia, Research in Motion, HTC or smaller vendors such as Huawei and ZTE. Juniper Research’s press release follows below. More →

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Samsung’s Q1 profit balloons 82% on strong smartphone sales

By on April 27, 2012 at 7:35 AM.

Samsung’s Q1 profit balloons 82% on strong smartphone sales

Samsung managed to top its pre-announced earnings when it reported results for the first calendar quarter of 2012 on Friday morning. The company reported a record operating profit of 5.85 trillion Korean won, up 98%, and a consolidated net profit of $5.05 trillion won, up 82% over the same quarter last year. Revenue came in at 45.27 trillion won, beating expectations. TV and semiconductor sales were down in the quarter, but any potential impact was offset by strong sales of high-margin display panels and mobile phones. Samsung’s mobile sales grew 86% over the year-ago quarter to 18.9 trillion won, and the company’s combined operating profit margin climbed 1.7 points to 12.9%. Samsung’s full press release follows below. More →

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‘Galaxy S3′ moniker revealed in new Samsung app

By on April 24, 2012 at 11:05 AM.

‘Galaxy S3′ moniker revealed in new Samsung app

Samsung never confirmed that the highly anticipated Galaxy S III would be unveiled at the company’s press conference in London on May 3rd, merely stating “come and meet the next Galaxy” in its invitation to the press. According to the South Korean vendor’s Unpacked Mobile 2012 app now available in the Google Play marketplace, however, we can expect Samsung to take the wraps off its “Galaxy S3″ flagship smartphone next week. The slip up confirms what everyone already assumed — that the Galaxy S3 will be unveiled in London next week, although the actual device name may still vary from the moniker mentioned in the Unpacked app. The next Galaxy phone from Samsung is expected to feature a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, an HD display, 4G LTE, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a ceramic case. A screen capture of the app description follows below. More →

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Samsung teases ‘The Next Galaxy’ [video]

By on April 23, 2012 at 8:25 AM.

Samsung teases ‘The Next Galaxy’ [video]

Samsung recently launched a teaser website, “tgeltaayehxnx.com,” that contained a twenty-four hour countdown. When the clock hit zero Monday morning, the website redirected users to thenextgalaxy.com. Samsung teases its next-generation Galaxy device with an embedded video, and says a “whole new world will soon be unpacked.” In the final frame, the video promises that the new Galaxy device will allow users to “stand out from everyone else,” as hundreds of sheep stand in a field — a clear dig at iPhone users, who are sometimes referred to as “iSheep.” Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S III smartphone, possibly alongside a new Galaxy Tab tablet and cloud service, on May 3rd. The teaser video can be found after the break. More →

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Samsung asserts eight more patents against Apple in California

By on April 19, 2012 at 9:00 PM.

Samsung asserts eight more patents against Apple in California

Despite Samsung and Apple’s chief executives scheduled settlement talks, the Korean manufacturer has asserted eight additional patents against the Cupertino-based company. Two of the patents are part of the fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory licenses (FRAND) because they are essential to ETSI standards, according to FOSS Patents. Five of the patents, including the two FRAND patents, were originally applied for and granted to Samsung, while three others were acquired from different owners. The two battling companies have been in a bitter patent war since last April that includes dozens of complaints across 10 countries. A trial regarding the eight new Samsung patents is scheduled for July in the United States. More →

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