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  • Apple overtakes Samsung, Xiaomi in Chinese smartphone market for the first time 7 hours 41 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: Apple has shipped the most number of smartphones in China in the fourth quarter, overtaking Samsung Electronics and homegrown companies such as Xiaomi for the first time, according to data firm Canalys. Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launched last September have proved to be popular in Asia despite being...
  • Samsung to make Tizen smartphone Z1 in India Yesterday

    New Delhi: Buoyed by the market response to its Tizen OS-based smartphone in India, tech giant Samsung plans to manufacture the 'Z1' at its Noida facility soon. The South Korean firm, which is the world's largest smartphone player, had launched the device earlier this month in India. "The compelling proposition of...
  • Samsung to be the main processor supplier for Apple's next iPhone: Report 2 days ago

    Seoul: South Korea's Samsung Electronics will be the main supplier of processors powering Apple's next iPhone, Maeil Business Newspaper reported on Monday, citing unidentified sources in the semiconductor industry. Samsung will be responsible for around 75 per cent of the chip production for the next iPhone, the South Korean newspaper said. The...
  • LG says no overheating issue with new Qualcomm processor 6 days ago

    Seoul: South Korean smartphone maker LG Electronics said that it encountered no overheating problems with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon processor that is powering a curved-screen device going on sale later this month. "I am very much aware of the various concerns in the market about the (Snapdragon) 810, but the chip's performance...
  • Samsung drops Qualcomm processors for Galaxy S6: Report 1 week ago

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics will not use Qualcomm's processors for the next version of the South Korean technology giant's flagship Galaxy S smartphone, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing unidentified sources. Such an outcome would be a blow for Qualcomm's prospects for 2015, with the company already having guided for weaker-than-usual annual revenue...
  • Samsung Z1 'is like a phone from 2010'; Samsung's first Tizen smartphone receives a cold welcome in India 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Samsung Electronics' first smartphone to run on its own operating system received a frosty welcome after its launch in India, with reviewers and consumers criticising its low-resolution cameras and dearth of software applications. The South Korean giant's latest handset stands out not so much for its no-frills specifications but for...
  • Why Samsung should buy BlackBerry January 16, 2015

    Seoul: Samsung and Blackberry have splashed frigid water on a report that Samsung wants to make a $7.5 billion takeover offer for the struggling Canadian device maker. That, however, did not stop tech industry watchers from dissecting all the possibilities. Once strong in mobile devices, Blackberry is now an also ran,...
  • BlackBerry, Samsung deny report of takeover talks January 15, 2015

    BlackBerry and Samsung Electronics denied a report that they are in talks for Samsung to make a takeover offer for the Canadian company. "BlackBerry has not engaged in discussions with Samsung with respect to any possible offer to purchase BlackBerry," the company said in a statement Wednesday. Samsung Electronics spokeswoman Jini Park...
  • Samsung Z1: Samsung launches the first Tizen smartphone in India at Rs 5,700 January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Samsung Electronics launched the first smartphone powered by its Tizen operating system, a major development in the tech giant's ambition to build a software ecosystem to rival Android. The Z1 went on sale in India for Rs 5,700 each, targeting users looking for their first smartphone, the world's No.1...
  • Samsung Galaxy A7: Samsung unveils a new 5.5-inch smartphone January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Samsung has unveiled the new Galaxy A7, which is said to be one of the slimmest Galaxy smartphones. The Galaxy A7 is equipped with a multicore processor combining two separate quad-core processors. The Galaxy A7 has 16GB of memory and 2GB of RAM and is supported by a...
  • Samsung launches four new smartphones in India; priced between Rs 19,300 and Rs 25,500 January 6, 2015

    Mumbai: Samsung India announced the launch of four new mid-segment smartphones - Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy E5 and Galaxy E7. The Samsung Galaxy A3 is priced at Rs 20,500, A5 at Rs 25,500, Galaxy E5 at Rs 19,300 and E7 at Rs 23,000. Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 are slimmest smartphones...
  • Samsung seeks fresh start with a new range of TVs after tough 2014 January 6, 2015

    Seoul: South Korea's Samsung Electronics launched a lineup of high-tech premium TVs on Tuesday, calling on its original mainstay devices to help avert a second consecutive year of profit decline. The world's biggest smartphone maker likely ended 2014 with its global handset market share reduced by Chinese upstarts such as Xiaomi....
  • Samsung unveils new Tizen smart TV platform in most visible effort to free itself of Google's Android January 2, 2015

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics said on Thursday that all its new smart television products launched in 2015 will be powered by the Tizen operating system, marking a fresh effort by the company to increase the usage of the software platform. Smart TVs offer additional software and connectivity functions, such as video streaming...
  • China's Huawei 2014 smartphone shipments grow by 40 per cent January 1, 2015

    Beijing: Huawei Technology's smartphone shipments rose by more than 40 per cent in 2014, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters, failing to match its own target and the performance of faster growing rivals such as Xiaomi. Although Huawei's shipments reached 75 million, the figure came in below its previously...
  • Samsung to unveil Tizen-based smart TVs in 2015; aims to reduce its reliance on Google's Android January 1, 2015

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday that all its new smart television products launched in 2015 will be powered by the Tizen operating system, marking a fresh effort by the company to increase the usage of the software platform. Smart TVs offer additional software and connectivity functions, such as...
  • Xiaomi, Apple, Samsung, other smartphone brands don't breach privacy rules: Taiwan December 30, 2014

    Taipei: Taiwanese regulators cleared on Tuesday China's Xiaomi and other smartphone brands of breaching local data protection laws after national security concerns triggered the government to launch a probe in September. The National Communications Commission, in a report concluding the investigation, said all the 12 brands it had tested, which include...
  • Tizen TV no substitute for Samsung's long-awaited answer to Android December 27, 2014

    Seoul: Global smartphone leader Samsung Electronics is planning a new product launch next year based on its own Tizen operating system, the South Korean giant's strategic push to free itself from Android and blaze its own software path. But after years of development and a handful of Tizen-powered smartwatches and cameras,...
  • Tech in 2014: The first-of-its-kind products launched this year December 24, 2014

    Though the year 2014, in consumer technology, has not been the year of anything that we can remember it by, it, however, witnessed the arrival of a few first-of-its-kind products and ideas that might have laid the foundation for coming trends. For instance, Apple that had redefined the smartphone market...
  • These 3 smartphones may outperform your stand-alone cameras December 24, 2014

    New York: Phones have gotten so good at taking photos that I rarely bring along a stand-alone camera anymore. Of course, a phone is never going to replace a full-bodied, single-lens reflex camera, otherwise known as an SLR. There's just no way to squeeze a powerful, SLR-type lens into the small...
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge with curved edge display launched at Rs 64,900 in India December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Samsung has announced the launch of the much-awaited Galaxy Note Edge smartphone in India. The phone that has a side display for quick access to the flashlight, Twitter, news and frequently used apps carries a price tag of Rs 64,900. The phone will be available in India from the...
  • Tech in 2014: The year of nothing December 22, 2014

    2014 has been a happening year. In politics, in sports, in cinema and elsewhere. But not in consumer technology. The year has almost passed by, and we are still waiting for something that we can remember the year by. Though we saw a lot of new products coming, new categories emerging...
  • Girl's Samsung Galaxy Ace explodes while she was asleep December 10, 2014

    Toronto: An Ontario University student revealed that her Samsung Galaxy Ace phone exploded next to her while she was sleeping. The incident, which happened in October, only came to light when the media reported it Monday. Hope Casserly said she was awakened at 1.30am Oct 22 by a loud popping sound...
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has a curved edge display, but do you really need it? December 9, 2014

    The 5.6-inch Note Edge is a variant of the Galaxy Note 4, the latest iteration of Samsung's large-screen stalwart. The Edge's main display curves around the right edge of the phone to create a side display for notifications and one-tap access to apps, headlines and tasks. That side screen is useful...
  • Samsung likely to launch budget Tizen smartphone 'Z1' in India on December 10 December 1, 2014

    Seoul: South Korea's Samsung Electronics plans to launch a new sub-$100 smartphone running on its own Tizen operating system in India later this month, South Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper said on Monday. The paper, a local business daily, said Samsung will hold a press conference on December 10 to launch its...
  • Samsung mobile chief survives reshuffle despite falling profits December 1, 2014

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics defied speculation it would drop the head of its underperforming mobile division, as the Samsung Group's heir apparent opted to keep the man his ailing father appointed while the patriarch's future is uncertain. Staff at Samsung have been waiting nervously for the annual reshuffle after a weak smartphone...
  • India's tablet market clocks strongest growth in Q3: Report November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Fuelled by festive buying and strengthening commercial demand, India's tablet market reported its strongest third quarter growth so far during July-September 2014, said a report by International Data Corporation (IDC) Friday. Tablet market shipments in India witnessed a strong quarter-on-quarter growth of 10 per cent making it a 0.94-million-unit...
  • BlackBerry partners with Samsung; upgrades its mobile-security arsenal November 14, 2014

    San Francisco: BlackBerry is expanding its efforts to sell mobile-security software on its rivals' smartphones and tablets to help counter the waning popularity of its own devices. As part of its strategy outlined Thursday in San Francisco, BlackBerry unveiled several upgrades to its mobile security weapons and a partnership with smartphone...
  • Samsung to build $3 billion smartphone plant in Vietnam November 10, 2014

    Hanoi: South Korea's Samsung Electronics has applied for a license to invest $3 billion in building a second smartphone factory in northern Vietnam, a government official said on Monday. Samsung Electronics Vietnam plans to build the factory in Thai Nguyen province, where it opened a $2 billion smartphone plant in March,...
  • Samsung unveils the full metal unibody Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3, its slimmest smartphones October 31, 2014

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics unveiled two mid-tier handsets with a premium design as it prepared to deliver a riposte to its low-priced Chinese rivals and reclaim its title as the top brand in the world's biggest smartphone market. Samsung's smartphone woes began late last year and persisted through July-September, with its global...
  • Xiaomi is now the world's third-largest smartphone maker October 30, 2014

    Beijing: China's Xiaomi Inc has become the world's third-largest smartphone vendor just three years after first hitting the market, trailing only Samsung Electronics and Apple, according to a new industry study. Strategy Analytics said Xiaomi accounted for 6 per cent of all 320 million smartphones shipped during July-September. Samsung made up...