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Topic: Samsung

Love is blind: NPD says Android customers are so committed that exploding Note 7 did little to help Apple

12/29/2016, 08:12 am

Like loyalty to a political party or hometown sports team, smartphone users are extremely passionate about their choices -- a commitment that led many customers to stick with Samsung, despite the disaster of its downright dangerous Galaxy Note 7.

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Apple saw twice as many mobile device activations this holiday as Samsung, data shows

12/27/2016, 03:12 pm

Apple's iPhone and iPad trounced the competition this holiday, giving the company a 44 percent share of all device activations --more than twice that of rival Samsung, new research suggests.

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All of Apple's OLED 'iPhone 8' models to use curved Samsung panels - report

12/18/2016, 03:12 pm

A Sunday report reaffirmed claims that next year's "iPhone 8" will come in separate OLED and LCD versions, with all of the OLED models sporting curved displays.

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Apple shift to TMSC for iPhone may force Samsung to split chip design, fabrication businesses

12/13/2016, 10:12 am

Samsung is reportedly looking at splitting off its chip fabrication business from the design aspects, to try and gain traction for the division after Apple abandoned it in the iPhone 7, and possible the future, in favor of TSMC.

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Verizon turns down Note 7 'kill' update as Apple rejects 'Samsung Pay Mini' at App Store

12/12/2016, 12:12 pm

Verizon won't be joining other U.S. carriers in pushing out a "kill" update for the fire-prone and now defunct Samsung Galaxy Note 7, according to an announcement. In the meantime, Apple has allegedly rejected a "Samsung Pay Mini" app at the iOS App Store, possibly deflecting competition for Apple Pay.

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Samsung to permanently disable any remaining US Galaxy Note 7 models

12/09/2016, 11:12 am

Samsung is reportedly adopting even harsher methods to prevent people from using the few remaining Galaxy Note 7s in the wild, planning an imminent U.S. software update that will render them useless.

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Samsung aims to beat Apple with edge-to-edge display, no home button on Galaxy S8

12/08/2016, 10:12 am

Potentially beating Apple to the punch in some regards, Samsung's next flagship -- the Galaxy S8 -- will allegedly have an edge-to-edge, bezel-free display in all forms, and omit a physical home button in favor of a "virtual" one embedded in the glass.

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TSMC seeks space in Taiwan to build next-generation chip fabrication plant

12/08/2016, 10:12 am

Apple chip manufacturing partner TSMC is in the early stages of planning a $15.7 billion microchip fabrication plant, in an effort to glean more business from from Apple and other companies needing advanced chip designs.

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New study on holiday wearables sales gives Apple Watch dominant revenue lead

12/06/2016, 10:12 am

A new research study has determined that not only did Apple garner nearly half of the online revenue generated, but that number has grown significantly since the last holiday season, at the expense of its rivals Fitbit, Samsung, and Garmin.

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Supreme Court sides with Samsung over Apple, says payments shouldn't cover whole device profits [u]

12/06/2016, 10:12 am

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Samsung in a long-running dispute with Apple, arguing that design patents can only cover components of a smartphone, and not the entire product. [Updated with Apple statement]

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Samsung said to be following iPhone 7 by courageously omitting headphone jack in 'Galaxy S8'

12/06/2016, 10:12 am

The next flagship phone line coming from Samsung in 2017, expected to be called the "Galaxy S8," will likely omit the headphone jack in favor of a single USB-C port for charging and headphone use.

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Independent Galaxy Note 7 analysis theorizes that too-tight battery led to inevitable failures

12/06/2016, 09:12 am

An independent analysis of the Galaxy Note 7 suggests that Samsung engineered the device too tightly, and failed to give the battery any buffer between it and the surrounding metal of the case, which lead to the conflagrations experienced by more than 100 users in the summer and early fall.

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Second Samsung appeal bid on $119.6 million iPhone slide-to-unlock patent verdict denied

11/29/2016, 11:11 am

The U.S. Court of Appeals has denied Samsung's bid for a second re-hearing of the storied 2014 patent trial with apple, covering auto-correct, quick links, and slide-to-unlock, and is now on the hook for the $119.6 million ruling.

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Apple killing it in India: grabs first place with 66% of premium phone sales

11/28/2016, 03:11 pm

Apple crushed Samsung in the emerging market for premium smartphones in India during October, taking a leading 66 percent share of sales. Samsung's second place accounted for 23 percent of sales from Galaxy S7 and similar phones, while Google--which has made the subcontinent a focus--took 10 percent of sales. Only 1 percent was attributed to other makers.

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Apple asks OLED suppliers to increase output in anticipation of curved 'iPhone 8' in 2017

11/28/2016, 09:11 am

Apple is said to be exploring more than 10 potential prototype models in anticipation of next year's 10th anniversary of the iPhone, with the company eyeing an OLED-display curved "iPhone 8" for launch in 2017.

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Apple, TSMC reportedly ramping up 10nm chip mass production for use in future iPhones

11/23/2016, 02:11 pm

Reports from China suggest that the major chip fabricators are all readying mass production of 10nm process processors, including Apple's manufacturing partner TSMC for multiple companies.

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Samsung races to match Apple's iPhone 7 with new glossy black Galaxy S7

11/23/2016, 09:11 am

As it did with gold and rose gold handsets before, Samsung is said to be preparing to launch a glossy black version of the Galaxy S7, mimicking the Jet Black color available for Apple's iPhone 7.

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Samsung says US Galaxy S7 phones safe despite scattered incidents

11/21/2016, 03:11 pm

Although the short-lived Galaxy Note 7 was plagued by battery fires, the Galaxy S7 line should be safe -- despite some rare incidents caused by damage, Samsung said in an unusual press release.

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Samsung buys Harman for $8B in deal that could pave way for 'Apple Car' competition

11/14/2016, 09:11 am

Chief Apple rival Samsung Electronics on Monday announced plans to buy Harman International Industries for $8 billion, in a move that could signal its intention to compete against Apple and Google in smartcar technology.

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Investigators raid Samsung's Korean HQ amidst country's presidential scandal

11/08/2016, 09:11 am

South Korean prosecutors raided the headquarters of Apple rival Samsung on Tuesday, looking for evidence that the company might have illegally offered gifts to Choi Soon-sil, a woman accused of exploiting her connections to President Park Geun-hye.

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