South Korean electronics giant Samsung on Friday announced the availability NFC TecTile 2 tags that are compatible with the company's new Galaxy S4 smartphone.
Samsung's TecTile tags are small NFC (near field communication) stickers which can be easily programmed to execute certain tasks on a smartphones and other mobile devices when the device is brought into contact with them.
Amazon, one of the world's leading sellers of both e-readers and tablets, has confirmed that it has hit a deal with Samsung to acquire display manufacturer Liquavista.
Liquavista makes use of electrowetting technology to produce colour displays for portable media players and e-readers.
Confirming the deal, Amazon said, "We are always looking for new technologies we may be able to incorporate into our products. The Liquavista team shares our passion for invention and is creating exciting new technologies with a lot of potential."
South Korean electronics giant Samsung will dodge the typical seasonal downturn and grab nearly 35 per cent of the global smartphone market in the March quarter, according to RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Sue.
In a fresh research note, Sue wrote that the South Korean firm could sell around 70 million Galaxy S4 smartphones this year, including as many as 10 million units during the first month of the phone's availability.
The analyst added that Samsung's smartphone market share would be significantly larger than that of its biggest rival - Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple.
South Korean electronics giant Samsung has confirmed that it too is working on a smartwatch.
Lee Young Lee, executive vice president of mobile business at Samsung, said the company had been working on the smartwatch for quite a long time.
Speaking on the topic, Lee said, “We've been preparing the watch product for so long. We are working very hard to get ready for it. We are preparing products for the future, and the watch is definitely one of them.”
Samsung's Galaxy Note 510 is believed to be announced to fill the gap left between the 5+ inch phablets and the 10+ inch tablets.
Announced last week on the occasion of the Samsung Forum 2013 in Hyderabad for the Indian market, the Samsung Note 510 features an 8-inch display, which prompted many to call it an Apple iPad Mini killer.
The 8-inch TFT LCD display offers a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels, at 189 pixels per inch (ppi) density. Visuals presented by the display are quite detailed and impressive.
Google has refuted reports that it is worried about the increasing dominance of Samsung and that its relationship with the South Korean manufacturer has become strained.
Speaking at a recently held Morgan Stanley investment conference, Google CFO Pichette claimed that the company had a very strong relationship with Samsung, and that the reports about the alleged strain between the two companies were created by journalists who loved big headlines which sell newspapers.
Consumer electronics giant Samsung on Tuesday announced the launch of a new high-end smartphone dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Grand, which has been designed to particularly target the youth and young company executives in the age group of 18-35 years.
The company said the Galaxy Grand would be simultaneously launched in several key markets across the world, including India.
The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS-based smartphone has borrowed several features from the South Korean firm's flagship devices like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Note 2.
Samsung has started upgrading its Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 tablet computers to Google's latest operating system - Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet was the first device in the series to support the multi-windows feature that allows users to run two applications side by side on single screen. Now, after the latest update, this feature comes with a cascade view on the tablet that allows users to freely resize, move and selected applications in multiple views, running at the same time.
South Korean electronics giant Samsung has announced that it has pocketed a record profit in the in the three months through December 2012.
Samsung, the world's largest maker of mobile phones and TVs, expects that its widely popular Galaxy range of smartphones has allowed it to make an operating profit of 8.8 trillion won (around $8.3 billion) during the October-December quarter, up 90 per cent from the corresponding period of the previous year.
South Korean electronics giant Samsung continues to dominate the U. S. mobile phone market, the latest figures compiled by ComScore revealed.
In the three months ending November, Samsung grabbed 26.9 per cent of the U. S. mobile phone market. The figure represents a gain of 1.2 points from the preceding three-month period.
Cupertino, California-based tech giant Apple Inc. emerged at the second spot with 18.5 per cent share of the market. Apple also gained 1.4 points from the prior three-month period.
In a move which marks the latest turn in the high-profile Apple-Samsung patent-infringement lawsuit, Apple has submitted a request with the US District Court in San Jose for the addition of six more Samsung devices to the case.
Apple is seeking the addition of products in its pending patent-infringement lawsuit against Samsung. In another patent lawsuit which pertained to different patents, the jury had - in an August 24 ruling - asked Samsung to pay $1.05 billion in damages for violating Apple's patents.
With Samsung having drawn the UK court's attention to the fact that rival Apple has not fully complied with the last-month court order, which required it to post - on its website - a statement pertaining to its design rights dispute with Samsung, Apple has recently been ordered to re-write the statement.
About the Friday verdict in the Apple-Samsung complex patent case coming within 22 hours of jury deliberations, jury foreman Velvin Hogan said that the nine-member jury panel - comprising seven men and two women - had delivered the final verdict after going through a "meticulous" process.
According to Hogan, 67, the jurors did not take any formal coffee breaks during their deliberations, and even worked through lunch breaks. In addition, their discussions on two of the three days continued for one hour longer than scheduled.
The highly-profile Apple-Samsung patent-infringement scuffle will move to the closing arguments stage on Tuesday, after the presiding judge's efforts to get the warring companies to reach a resolution fell through on Monday, when - after being ordered by the court to talk to each other - the CEOs of the two companies failed to come to any agreement.
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