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  • 2014's biggest 7 days in technology begins on September 3; Here's what to expect 11 hours 16 minutes ago

    The technology carnival is about to begin. The seven days beginning on September 3 are the biggest for consumer technology enthusiasts this year. From the next-gen Samsung Galaxy Note to Apple's larger iPhones to Motorola's circular Android Wear smartwatch, the tech biggies are busy setting the stage to capture our...
  • Samsung Gear Fit smartwatch available online at a discount of Rs 4,100; now selling for Rs 7,999 Yesterday

    New Delhi: Samsung's Gear Fit fitness band, which is priced at Rs 12,100, is now available on e-commerce site Snapdeal.com for Rs 7,999. The company had launched the fitness band back in March for Rs 15,900 before it officially slashed its price to Rs 12,100 in July. Snapdeal is now...
  • Micromax beats Apple in Indian tablet market: Report Yesterday

    New Delhi: Micromax has overtaken Apple and reached the second position in the tablet market in India in the second quarter with 14 percent market-share, data released by the International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Monday. "Strong performance in Q2 2014 allowed Micromax to tip Apple to the second spot," an...
  • Nokia to offer maps for Samsung's Tizen-based devices 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Telecom gear maker Nokia has partnered Samsung to provide its maps and location services to Tizen-powered smart devices by the Korean electronics giant. The Finnish firm's location-based services arm HERE will also provide solutions to Samsung's new smartwatch, Gear S. Nokia in a statement today said, "HERE has partnered with...
  • Samsung Gear Circle: Samsung's new wearable device is a digital necklace 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Samsung, besides the Gear S, has announced another wearable device. Named the Gear Circle, it is paired with a smartphone (via Bluetooth) to help users receive calls, listen to music, and make voice commands. It features a magnetic lock which clasps around the user's neck when not in use,...
  • Samsung Gear S: Samsung announces a standalone smartwatch that comes with built-in 3G capabilities 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Samsung has unveiled the Samsung Gear S, the next-generation smart wearable device. The new Samsung Gear S comes with 3G connectivity and has a flexible band. The Samsung Gear S features a 2-inch curved Super AMOLED display. It allows users to read messages and notifications at a single...
  • Samsung is also aping the Moto 360 with a circular Gear smartwatch 1 week ago

    New Delhi: It comes as no surprise that Samsung is also reportedly working on a circular smartwatch. According to SamMobile, Samsung is developing a new Gear smartwatch with a circular design similar to the Moto 360. LG is also unveiling its round smartwatch - expected to be called the LG...
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook: Samsung, Barnes & Noble launch a reading-focused tablet; features a 7-inch display, 3MP rear camera August 21, 2014

    New York: Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets. The 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will sell for $179, the same entry price of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. The move had been expected since Barnes & Noble...
  • Samsung buys US air conditioner firm Quietside in 'smart home' push August 19, 2014

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday it had acquired U.S. air conditioner distributor Quietside LLC as part of its push to strengthen its "smart home" business. It is the South Korean firm's second such acquisition within a week after it said on Friday it had purchased SmartThings, a US-based...
  • Smartphone growth in India slips; Samsung still at top: Report August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: India, the fastest growing smartphone market in Asia Pacific, is witnessing a weaker pace of growth at 84 per cent year-on-year compared to the triple digit expansion seen in the first quarter this year. During the April-June quarter, smartphone shipment in the world's second most populous market grew 84...
  • Samsung to buy home automation startup SmartThings August 17, 2014

    Seoul: Samsung said it had reached a deal to buy a US home automation startup SmartThings, as the South Korean electronics giant aims to expand beyond the increasingly saturated smartphone market. The world's top smartphone maker said it had entered into a deal to buy the US app maker, which allows...
  • Samsung unveils the metal-framed Galaxy Alpha, its thinnest Android phone August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Samsung is also embracing the metal frame, quite like its biggest competitors - Apple and China's Xiaomi. The latest in the line of its innumerable Galaxy devices is the 4.7-inch Galaxy Alpha that comes enclosed within a metal frame and its 6.7mm profile makes it the South Korean...
  • A closer look at mobile devices that let you multi-task on a single screen August 12, 2014

    New York: Smartphones and tablets would be much more useful if they allowed us to multitask the way desktop and laptop computers do. When I'm watching video, for instance, I have to pause it to read an email or text that comes in. When I'm composing a message to make plans,...
  • Samsung still the leader in the US mobile phone market: Counterpoint Research August 8, 2014

    New York: Samsung still retains a 36 per cent share of the US smartphone market, latest data from Counterpoint Research shows. It also led the overall US mobile phone market with a 37 per cent share. This is good news for Samsung which has lost the top spot this quarter in both...
  • How Samsung is changing its culture August 7, 2014

    Seoul: As its smartphone sales stutter and a generational leadership succession looms, Samsung Electronics is under pressure to reinvent itself - to be more innovative, but not lose the rigour and focus that made it a global powerhouse. One effort this summer to foster a more worker-friendly environment and a more...
  • Micromax becomes the No.1 mobile phone seller in India, but Samsung still tops the Indian smartphone market August 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian budget smartphone maker Micromax has ousted Samsung Electronics Co Ltd as the leading brand in all types of mobile phones in the April-June quarter, grabbing a 16.6 percent market share, a recent research report showed. Samsung had 14.4 percent market share, down from 16.3 percent in the first quarter,...
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 coming on September 3 August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Samsung this year has scheduled its Unpacked event 2014 for September 3 - two days ahead of IFA 2014, Berlin. Samsung this morning sent out a tweet, announcing details related to the Unpacked event 2014. The tweet reads, "Ready? Note the date! #UNPACKED on 3rd September." The company is...
  • Has Micromax dethroned Samsung as the king of mobile phones in India? August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Micromax has unseated Samsung in India as the top handset seller in the second quarter of 2014, a study says. Conducted by technology market research firm Counterpoint Research, it says that with a 16.6 percent share of the mobile market, Micromax is followed by Samsung with a 14.4 percent...
  • 'China's Apple' Xiaomi beats Samsung in Chinese smartphone market August 5, 2014

    Seoul: Xiaomi, a Chinese handset maker little known in the West, overtook tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. to become China's top-selling smartphone brand in the second quarter, a market research company said. According to Canalys, Xiaomi sold 15 million smartphones in China during the second quarter, more than a three-fold surge...
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to be launched on September 3: Report August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Samsung Electronics will unveil the Galaxy Note 4 in Berlin on September 3, the Korea Times said. Samsung hopes the Galaxy Note 4 will counter Apple's new iPhone 6 which is also due for launch in September. "Samsung will hold an event in Berlin to announce the Note 4...
  • Why a man owes his life to a Samsung smartphone August 4, 2014

    Beijing: A Chinese man survived a gunshot after his Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 smartphone took a bullet for him. The man picked up a wallet dropped by another man and joked about using it to buy beer. The owner of the wallet did not find the remark funny and whipped out...
  • Samsung launches three sub-Rs 10,000 smartphones in India; prices start at Rs 5,100 August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Samsung Electronics launched three new sub-Rs 10,000 smartphones in India, a company statement said here. Samsung has introduced the new devices - Samsung Galaxy Star 2, Galaxy Star Advance and Galaxy Ace NXT - with an offer of free Internet from Vodafone for the first six months for up...
  • Microsoft sues longtime partner Samsung August 2, 2014

    New York: Microsoft on Friday fired a legal salvo at longtime partner Samsung, accusing the South Korean giant of breaching a contract over licensing of technology used in the competitive smartphone market. "After becoming the leading player in the worldwide smartphone market, Samsung decided late last year to stop complying with...
  • Samsung to launch two new high-end smartphones August 1, 2014

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics will launch two new high-end smartphones in next six months. Kim Hyun-joon, senior vice president at Samsung, told investors that one model will feature a large screen, while the other will be made using "new materials". He did not elaborate further on the design, the Wall Street Journal reported. Samsung...
  • Xiaomi replaces LG as the world's fifth largest smartphone maker August 1, 2014

    Beijing: China's Xiaomi has become the fifth largest smartphone maker in the world. The Chinese company reached this milestone in just three years. The electronics firm run by billionaire Lei Jun has captured five percent of the global market share in the last three months, according to new figures from Strategy...
  • Xiaomi eats into Samsung's smartphone market share July 31, 2014

    Beijing: Xiaomi Inc, the three-year old company known as the Apple of China, has become the world's No.5 smartphone maker by market share while Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's lead has continued to shrink, a report by Strategy Analytics shows. Three out of the world's top 5 smartphone sellers were Chinese manufacturers...
  • Samsung struggles against cheap Chinese devices, profit falls 19.6 per cent July 31, 2014

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics on Thursday reported a near 20 percent decline in second quarter net profit, due to increased competition from cheap Chinese devices in the key smartphone sector and a surging Korean won. The South Korean electronics giant posted a net profit of 6.25 trillion won ($6.1 billion) - its...