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Topic: Samsung

Apple uses mom-and-pop shops to jump into second place in India's smartphone race

03/13/2013, 09:03 am

Apple's increased efforts in the world's second most populous country appear to be paying off, as a new report has the iPhone maker grabbing second place in smartphones behind Samsung in India.

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Samsung spent $68M more than Apple on 2012 phone ads, increased budget fivefold

03/13/2013, 06:03 am

According to new research released on Tuesday, Samsung spent a whopping $401 million on U.S. print, television, billboards and internet advertisements in 2012, leapfrogging past HTC and its biggest rival Apple, which in 2011 outspent the Korean firm more than three to one.

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Apple rival Samsung's Galaxy S IV shows up in online video ahead of launch

03/12/2013, 12:03 pm

Just days before its official unveiling at a massively hyped event in New York, a video has emerged online appearing to show off the Galaxy S IV, the new flagship smartphone that Samsung hopes will unseat Apple's iPhone 5 atop the bestseller list.

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Rumor: Intel could land 10% of Apple's 'A7' chip orders

03/12/2013, 08:03 am

As Intel gets into the chip contracting business, the company could obtain as much as 10 percent of Apple's next-generation mobile chip orders, insiders believe.

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Samsung topped Apple, Lenovo in China's smartphone market for 2012

03/10/2013, 10:03 pm

Chief Apple rival Samsung tripled its Chinese smartphone sales in 2012, taking the top spot ahead of Lenovo and Apple in the increasingly important Chinese market.

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Judge to allow Apple's 'Siri' suit against Samsung to continue, orders case to be streamlined

03/08/2013, 10:03 pm

U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh on Friday ruled that an Apple lawsuit against Samsung over Siri patents can continue, despite questioning whether or not the proceedings should be suspended until an appeal related to the Apple v. Samsung trial is completed.

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Apple says second Samsung patent suit 'must proceed now'

03/08/2013, 09:03 am

Claiming that delay would cause it "continuing harm," Apple on Thursday filed an objection to a Samsung motion to put another patent infringement trial, scheduled for 2013, on hold while the first trial is under review.

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Rumor: Both Apple & Samsung may introduce wireless charging in 2013 smartphones

03/08/2013, 08:03 am

Samsung's upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S IV, will offer inductive wireless charging as an add-on ability, while Apple could add the same functionality to its next iPhone, according to a new rumor.

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With Apple's iPad besting Windows 8, Microsoft slashes prices & alters tactics

03/07/2013, 02:03 pm

With Apple's iPad dominating the new wave of computing, Microsoft's Windows 8 is floundering and the software giant is slashing prices even as its manufacturing partners are dropping some Windows devices.

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US interests, struggles with Apple spark Samsung lobbying push

03/07/2013, 10:03 am

Samsung, following its landmark patent infringement loss to chief rival Apple, has more than redoubled its efforts to influence the federal government on a range of issues, including intellectual property laws.

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Apple wins 3G patent battle with Samsung in UK court ruling

03/07/2013, 08:03 am

Apple this week secured another patent win over rival Samsung, this time in a U.K. court over a standard-essential patent related to 3G connectivity.

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Apple gets support from Nokia in court fight over Samsung sales ban

03/06/2013, 05:03 pm

Nokia on Tuesday filed a brief with a U.S. federal appeals court supporting Apple's bid to block the sale of Samsung products a jury found to be in infringement of certain Cupertino-owned patents.

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Samsung to become Sharp's largest foreign shareholder with 3% stake worth $112M

03/06/2013, 03:03 am

Japanese electronics maker Sharp announced on Wednesday that Samsung will invest some $112 million for a 3 percent stake in the company, with the deal providing for the long-term supply of LCD panels.

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Samsung exec: Galaxy S IV's plastic body balances manufacturability and 'premium feel'

03/05/2013, 04:03 pm

In an interview on Tuesday, Samsung's executive vice president of mobile Y.H. Lee said that the company's forthcoming flagship handset will carry over the use of plastic materials in a bid to strike a balance between manufacturing efficiency and customer demand for a "premium feeling" product.

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Samsung adds security layer to Android to gain enterprise credibility

03/04/2013, 04:03 pm

In response to lackluster interest in Google's Android platform by corporate enterprise and government users, Samsung has announced plans to shore up its smartphones and tablets with third party security software in an initiative branded as "SAFE," or "Samsung For Enterprise."

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Samsung's unannounced Galaxy S IV rumored to feature eye-tracking technology

03/04/2013, 04:03 pm

With the official unveiling of the Galaxy S IV just a week and a half away, a new report claims Samsung's next flagship handset will track users' eyes to automatically scroll content.

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Judge vacates 40% of jury's $1.05B verdict in Apple v. Samsung [u]

03/01/2013, 03:03 pm

Judge Lucy Koh on Friday vacated more than 40 percent of the $1.05 billion in damages a jury awarded to Apple in its patent infringement case against chief rival Samsung.

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UK judge who said Apple lacked integrity hired by Samsung [u]

02/28/2013, 09:02 am

The UK judge who ordered Apple to issue multiple statements saying that Samsung didn't copy the design of the iPad has been hired on by Samsung to act as an expert in an ITC investigation.

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Samsung loses 3G wireless patent case against Apple's iPhone in Japan [u]

02/28/2013, 03:02 am

A Japanese court on Thursday handed down a favorable ruling for Apple in a lawsuit filed by Samsung, which alleged the Cupertino company misused certain 3G wireless patents in versions of the iPhone.

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Samsung's new Wallet app has numerous similarities to Apple's Passbook

02/27/2013, 08:02 am

Samsung on Wednesday introduced a new smartphone application called "Wallet," which bears a striking resemblance to Apple's own Passbook feature.

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