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Topic: Samsung

Samsung design chief talks plastic and software, says future is in devices with 'souls'

03/16/2013, 10:03 pm

AI at Expand: From a hardware perspective, the Galaxy S4 is largely in the same spirit as its predecessor, but Samsung's American design chief says the future of mobile isn't in form factors; it's in making devices with "souls."

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New 'Why iPhone' section of Apple's web site touts smartphone superiority

03/16/2013, 05:03 pm

After years of all but avoiding any mention of its mobile competitors, Apple has launched a new site that highlights iPhone's advantages as a smartphone, similar to its "Get a Mac" campaign that took on Windows PCs.

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Samsung's new CEO reveals 'lackluster demand' for Windows products

03/15/2013, 11:03 am

On the evening that his company unveiled the follow-up to its best-selling Android smartphone, Samsung's new CEO spoke some harsh truths about the prospects of another of Samsung's software partners, saying demand for Microsoft products in the mobile sector is "lackluster."

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Samsung Galaxy S4 'less refined' than Apple's iPhone 5, not seen as a game changer

03/15/2013, 10:03 am

Though it was heavily hyped, Samsung's largely iterative Galaxy S4 flagship handset is not seen by market watchers as a device that will shake up the smartphone market or have a significant effect on Apple.

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Samsung's Galaxy S4 distracts attention away from Android

03/15/2013, 12:03 am

Samsung's Galaxy S 4 launch appeared poised to leverage Android to further distract the public's attention from Apple's iPhone. Instead, the company appears to have created its own apps and services to distract away from Android.

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Samsung challenges Apple's iPhone with new Galaxy S4

03/14/2013, 07:03 pm

Samsung on Thursday revealed its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, with features like photos with sound from a 13MP rear-facing camera, language translation, group media streaming, infrared gesture control and more.

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Apple's Schiller: Samsung Galaxy S IV may 'ship with an OS that is nearly a year old'

03/14/2013, 09:03 am

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller took aim at Android in general and Samsung in particular, saying that the Galaxy S IV will ship with "an OS that is nearly a year old" in an interview published just hours before Apple's chief rival is expected to reveal its newest flagship model.

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Apple, Samsung marketing hype viewed as 'moving in opposite directions'

03/14/2013, 08:03 am

As Apple's product unveilings have moved to increasingly smaller venues, rival Samsung is set to unveil its flagship Galaxy S IV at a heavily hyped event in New York City's Radio City Music Hall.

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ITC delays decision on Samsung patent claims against Apple until May

03/13/2013, 06:03 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday announced that it will delay final judgment of assertions that Apple infringed on certain FRAND patents owned by Samsung when it made the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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Samsung's Galaxy S IV switches to same GPU tech as Apple's A-series chips

03/13/2013, 12:03 pm

Imagination confirmed on Wednesday that Samsung's forthcoming flagship device, the Galaxy S IV, will transition from ARM graphics to Imagination's PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU the same graphics tech featured in Apple's iPhones and iPads.

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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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