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40% of Android phones are returned? ‘Absolutely ridiculous’

July 28th, 2011

TechCrunch on Wednesday published a report claiming to reveal “Android’s dirty secret,” and quite a secret it was. According to the report, which cited a person familiar with handset sales for multiple manufacturers, between 30% and 40% of many Android handsets are returned by consumers. “Plainly put, these figures are absolutely ridiculous,” a source told BGR. …

AT&T’s entire 2011 Android lineup to receive Gingerbread update

July 25th, 2011

AT&T confirmed on Monday that its entire 2011 Android smartphone lineup will receive the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update in the future. AT&T will push the OS to the HTC Inspire 4G, the LG Phoenix, the Pantech Crossover, the Samsung Infuse 4G and the Samsung Captivate. Oddly, the LG Thrill 4G is missing from that …

Samsung Galaxy S II to launch in U.S. in August

July 20th, 2011

Samsung will launch its wildly successful Galaxy S II handset in the United States in next month, Yonhap News reported on Wednesday. “We expect to release the Galaxy S2 in the U.S. market sometime in August,” Shin Jong-kyun, Samsung’s president of mobile business and digital imaging recently told media. The original Galaxy S launched on …

Samsung Mobile CTO Omar Khan quits, heads to Citigroup

July 11th, 2011

Samsung Mobile’s chief product and technology officer Omar Khan announced on Monday that he is departing the company to take up a post in the mobile division of Citigroup. There, Khan will work on the bank’s global mobile solutions. Khan’s role at Samsung was to plan, market and manage new products, content and services. He …

Samsung asks ITC to block import of Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

June 29th, 2011

Earlier this week Samsung filed a complaint with ITC against Apple and asked the government agency to block the import of Apple’s iPod, iPhone, and iPad. The battle between Apple and Samsung has been long drawn out. In April Apple sued Samsung over the Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab, and other products, alleging that Samsung …

Apple files new patent suit against Samsung

June 24th, 2011

Apple on Friday filed a new patent infringement lawsuit in South Korea alleging that multiple Samsung products are infringing its patents. “It is no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging,” an Apple spokesperson said regarding …

Apple adds more Samsung products to copycat lawsuit

June 17th, 2011

In April, Apple filed a lawsuit against Samsung for intellectual property violations and alleged that Samsung’s Galaxy S, Nexus S, Epic 4G, and Galaxy Tab products, among others, were copycat devices that all-to-closely resembled Apple’s products. Now, the Cupertino-based firm has expanded that initial lawsuit to include several more of Samsung’s devices, including the DROID …

Samsung, Apple to overtake Nokia in smartphone share this quarter

June 13th, 2011

Nokia’s smartphone reign, which lasted nearly 15 years, is coming to an end. Analysts from Nomura Research say Nokia’s lead in smartphone units sales will be lost this quarter for the first time since Nokia became the top smartphone company in the world by sales volume in 1996. But it gets worse — according to …

Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T makes an appearance

June 12th, 2011

Holding out for arguably the best Android device in the world to finally hit AT&T? Well, it’s coming. We don’t know exactly when, but thanks to an international Samsung Facebook page, the Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T looks like it has been updated to the carrier’s specifications, sporting four Android menu keys and styling similar to …

Samsung: 1 million Galaxy S II units sold

May 30th, 2011

Samsung announced on Monday that it has sold more than 1 million of its new Galaxy S II handsets, and that the phone has been “selling like [hotcakes].”  The Korean company said the time it took for sales to pass the 1 million milestone was the fastest of any device it has sold, and that …