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Topic: Samsung

IDC: Apple's iPhone sheds marketshare as smartphones out-ship feature phones for first time

04/26/2013, 03:04 am

According to market research firm IDC, worldwide smartphone shipments outpaced those of feature phones for the first time ever during the first quarter of 2013, while Apple's iPhone saw its marketshare dip to below 20 percent.

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Best Buy begins opening dedicated in-store Samsung Experience Shops

04/25/2013, 12:04 pm

Samsung mini-stores have begun launching in Best Buy locations across the nation, giving the South Korean tech giant a presence in the retailer previously held only Apple.

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Supply shortages delay Samsung Galaxy S4 launch at Sprint, T-Mobile

04/25/2013, 09:04 am

Limited availability of Samsung's new flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone has led to delayed launches at Sprint and T-Mobile, the third- and fourth-largest carriers in the U.S.

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Reviewers find Samsung's Galaxy S4 to be a solid performer, but not revolutionary

04/24/2013, 12:04 am

Samsung's latest mobile flagship is a good performer with a massive amount of new software, but reviewers found the sum of the handset's parts didn't add up to the great leap forward many had hoped for.

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Apple's iPad expands lead in tablet use at the expense of Amazon, Android, Microsoft Surface

04/18/2013, 05:04 pm

The release of the iPad three years ago has had a brutal impact on conventional PC sales, but new data on tablet use shows that Apple is not just fending off tablet competitors, it's advancing on them.

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Taiwanese authorities probing Samsung over 'dirty tricks' against HTC

04/17/2013, 03:04 pm

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission has launched an inquiry into Samsung's business practices following allegations that the South Korean conglomerate hired people to post negative comments about HTC online.

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Taiwan's tech companies banding together with Apple to take on Samsung

04/17/2013, 09:04 am

The dominance of South Korea's Samsung in the technology industry's supply chain has sparked fears among Taiwan-based companies, who are making moves to counter Samsung and align with major device makers like Apple.

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Price war breaks out between Apple and Samsung in India

04/16/2013, 06:04 pm

Apple and Samsung are locked in a price war in India, with each company handing out discounts on its smartphones in a bid to draw customers in one of the world's largest developing smartphone markets.

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Samsung said to plan build quality improvement to counter iPhone, HTC One

04/14/2013, 07:04 pm

Samsung in public has been defending the quality of the plastic construction of its devices, but the company is said to be "worried" internally about its Galaxy line's build quality when compared against Apple's iPhone and HTC's One.

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Cheap smartphones besting Apple, Samsung in growing Indian market sales

04/12/2013, 09:04 am

Local smartphone makers in India with aggressively low prices are outselling worldwide market leaders Apple and Samsung, according to new data.

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Boon for Apple as German court invalidates Samsung 3G patent

04/11/2013, 01:04 pm

Apple on Wednesday received a boost in its legal struggles against chief rival Samsung, as Germany's Federal Patent Court invalidated part of a Samsung patent on 3G technologies.

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Samsung announces new Galaxy Mega smartphone with 6.3" display

04/11/2013, 09:04 am

Pushing the trend of big-screen smartphones even further, Samsung on Thursday announced a pair of new handsets dubbed "Galaxy Mega," with the larger version sporting a jumbo-sized 6.3-inch display.

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Samsung excluded from development of Apple's next-gen 'A7' chip - report

04/10/2013, 11:04 am

The growing rift between Samsung and Apple has led to Samsung being cut out of the development process of Apple's next-generation custom chips for the iPhone and iPad, according to a new report.

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Struggling HTC reports record low quarterly profit

04/08/2013, 09:04 am

The smartphone industry is increasingly becoming a two-horse race between Apple and Samsung, as rival handset maker HTC Corp. on Monday reported its lowest quarterly profit since the company began reporting in 2004.

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'Sense of crisis' at Samsung could affect patent disputes with Apple

04/08/2013, 08:04 am

Samsung's chairman sees a need for a "sense of crisis" at his company, with rumors suggesting a shakeup could be coming in the company's ongoing patent disputes with Apple.

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Samsung sought ITC ban would be limited to older iPhones and iPads, company admits

04/05/2013, 05:04 pm

In a filing with the U.S. International Trade Commission, Samsung confirmed that its declared standard essential wireless patents only apply to older iOS devices due to hardware changes in more recent versions, meaning that a proposed ban on the products would be somewhat limited if enforced.

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Samsung pre-announces earnings, profits surge 53% to $7.7 billion

04/05/2013, 02:04 pm

Apple's main rival Samsung pre-announced its earnings on Friday, revealing that the company had an even stronger-than-expected quarter with operating profits of 8.7 trillion won, or $7.7 billion U.S.

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ITC judge finds Samsung to be infringing Apple text-selection patent

04/05/2013, 01:04 pm

An International Trade Commission judge has ruled that Samsung infringed on an Apple patent by including a text-selection feature in its mobile devices.

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Apple extends lead over Samsung, gains on Google in U.S. smartphone market

04/04/2013, 04:04 pm

According to a fresh report from comScore, Apple has shown positive growth in the important U.S. smartphone market for the first months of 2013, boosting hardware shipments to outpace rival Samsung and eating up mobile OS share to the detriment of Google's Android.

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Best Buy, Samsung confirm 1,400 mini-stores coming by summer

04/04/2013, 02:04 pm

Best Buy and Samsung have confirmed that they are teaming up to bring Samsung mini-stores to more than 1,400 Best Buy locations, much in the same way that those locations now feature miniature Apple Stores inside.

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