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Samsung issues global recall of Galaxy Note 7, replacement program announced

09/02/2016, 07:09 am

After a week of analysis of 35 dramatic battery failures, Samsung has issued a global recall for the Galaxy Note 7 "phablet" -- but the process will take some time, and how it will be executed is not known.

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Samsung says Apple's Supreme Court position could encourage abuse of patent system

09/01/2016, 03:09 pm

Preparing for its upcoming battle with Apple at the U.S. Supreme Court, Samsung this week submitted a written argument suggesting that Apple's position could open the door to deep abuses of the American patent system.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 bursting battery shipment stop may escalate to a recall

09/01/2016, 12:09 pm

The hold on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shipments because of quality issues that began on Wednesday may escalate to a wider consumer recall for the device, according to reports out of South Korea.

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Samsung announces Gear S3 iOS-compatible smartwatches, one with LTE

08/31/2016, 04:08 pm

On Wednesday, Samsung updated its Tizen-based smartwatch offerings with the LTE-connected Gear S3 Frontier and wi-fi Gear S3 Classic, promisimg iOS compatibility for both at some point.

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Samsung stops shipments of 'exploding' Galaxy Note 7 phones

08/31/2016, 01:08 pm

After multiple reports of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery exploding during charging, the company has delayed rollout of the new "phablet" in undisclosed markets for additional quality control testing.

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Samsung adopting Apple-like plan to sell refurbished smartphones

08/22/2016, 01:08 pm

Samsung is reportedly planning a dip into first-party sales of refurbished phones, pursuing a strategy similar to Apple in an effort to boost profits.

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Apple may launch three new iPhones in 2017, limiting curved OLED to one model - report

08/22/2016, 12:08 pm

Apple is preparing not two but three new iPhone models for 2017, the third of which will have a curved OLED screen similar to the Edge versions of Samsung's Galaxy phones, a report claimed on Monday.

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Intel foundries to manufacture ARM-based smartphone chips

08/16/2016, 09:08 pm

Intel on Tuesday announced it has reached an agreement with rival ARM Holdings to produce 10-nanometer ARM chip designs at its advanced fabrication facilities, a strategy targeting smartphone chipmakers.

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Apple's US & European iPhone sales grow despite global setbacks

08/11/2016, 12:08 pm

Apple managed to grow its iPhone sales in the U.S. and the big five European markets during the June quarter, in spite of a global decline in shipments, according to new research data.

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Samsung accused of poisoning over 200 workers, then withholding information on toxins it exposed them to

08/10/2016, 09:08 pm

One of Apple's largest component suppliers, Samsung Electronics, is the subject of a new investigative report regarding its withholding of critical information about the toxic chemicals its employees were exposed to while working in the company's factories.

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Tight AMOLED supply causing problems for manufacturing, could impact Apple

08/04/2016, 10:08 am

Supply chain reports suggest that Oppo, one of the forces combating Apple in the Chinese market, will not hit shipment targets as a result of insufficient OLED supply from leading display maker Samsung.

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Samsung's new Galaxy Note 7 largely incremental, except for iris scanner

08/02/2016, 12:08 pm

Samsung on Tuesday took the wraps off of its Galaxy Note 7 phablet, featuring identical internals to the company's Galaxy S7 smartphone, with the exception of a new iris scanner -- a feature rumored to make an appearance in next year's iPhone [updated].

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Apple iPad grows share of global tablet market despite declining sales

08/01/2016, 01:08 pm

Apple and its chief rival -- Samsung -- both saw worldwide tablet shipments decline in the June quarter, although Apple managed to increase iPad marketshare in spite of moving fewer units.

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Apple holds onto second place in slightly increased global smartphone market

07/27/2016, 01:07 pm

Apple's 40.4 million iPhones shipped during the June quarter -- a 15 percent decline year-over-year -- were still enough to keep it in second place in the worldwide smartphone market, which reversed recent trends and grew "modestly," according to research firm Canalys.

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Apple Watch falls to 47 percent marketshare, but retains lead among smartwatches

07/21/2016, 11:07 am

About 1.6 million Apple Watches were shipped during the June quarter, according to estimates released on Thursday, but while still dominating the smartwatch market, Apple also saw its share drop amid growing competition.

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Apple supplier Qualcomm reports 18.6% earnings growth, jump in higher-end smartphone chip sales

07/20/2016, 09:07 pm

Qualcomm reported strong quarterly earnings of $1.4 billion--an 18.6 percent increase over the year ago quarter--based on higher intellectual property licensing royalties, a jump in chip orders from China and guidance-exceeding MSM chip sales, indicating that the market for premium smartphones is continuing to grow faster than expected.

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Editorial: Sorry Android bloggers, but Samsung's Galaxy S7 didn't outsell Apple's iPhone 6s

07/16/2016, 08:07 pm

Android fan blogs, led by The Verge, shouted to their audiences this week that Samsung's flagship Galaxy S7 managed to surpass sales of Apple's iPhone 6s, based on a Kantar survey of U.S. buyers. The story illuminates some interesting contradictions and exposes other misleading narratives about the smartphone market.

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Apple Inc shares up near quarterly high as Q3 earnings release approaches

07/14/2016, 08:07 pm

Shares of Apple increased nearly 2 percent today to close at $98.79, close to the peak the stock has traded since diving below $100 after the company reported its fiscal Q2 earnings. Within two weeks, Apple will announce its earnings for Q3, which ended in June.

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Smartwatch users rank Apple Watch best in class in new JD Power survey

07/12/2016, 01:07 pm

Wearable device customer satisfaction rankings released by J.D. Power on Tuesday place the Apple Watch at the top of the heap, edging second-place finisher Samsung as the best smartwatch on the market today.

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Apple rival Samsung posts high Q2 profits on rebounding phone division

07/07/2016, 09:07 am

Korea's Samsung on Thursday reported its highest quarterly profits in two years -- likely based on smartphones, despite intense competition from Apple and Chinese firms like Huawei.

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