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Topic: Samsung

Samsung openly admits 'positive reaction' to iPhone 6 Plus prompted early launch of Galaxy Note 4

09/24/2014, 11:09 am

The "difficult situation" brought on by record-breaking opening weekend sales of Apple's new, larger iPhones has prompted arch-rival Samsung to both speed up the release of its Galaxy Note 4 as well as slash the phablet's list price, a company official publicly said this week.


Samsung still reportedly supplying 40% of Apple A8 chips for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus

09/23/2014, 12:09 pm

Though Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is handling the lion's share of building A8 chips for Apple's latest iPhones, longtime partner Samsung is still reportedly a major contributor, accounting for an estimated 40 percent of production.


Apple's new Watch, Apple Pay and iPhone 6 met with nervous mocking by competitors

09/16/2014, 07:09 pm

Every new product Apple unveiled last week has ignited vocal, public derision from a series of threatened competitors, including Samsung, luxury watch maker LVMH and PayPal. However, their attempts to direct attention away from Apple may likely backfire, just like earlier attempts to demonize Siri, Maps, iCloud and Touch ID.


Samsung calls Apple's iPhone 6 Plus a Galaxy Note imitation in new ad

09/15/2014, 01:09 am

In a new commercial released on Saturday, Samsung expectedly calls Apple a copycat for releasing a larger-screened iPhone, specifically the iPhone 6 Plus, saying the new handset comes three years after the Galaxy Note introduced the "phablet" form factor.


Samsung smartphone trade-in requests surge in wake of Apple's iPhone 6 announcements

09/11/2014, 02:09 pm

The unveiling of Apple's iPhone 6 handsets has unsurprisingly fueled a flood of trade-in requests from previous-generation iPhone owners lured by the new devices' larger displays and bonus features. But they're not the only ones preparing to make the jump -- many owners of smartphones from Apple's chief rival Samsung are also eager to upgrade their experience.


Samsung back on Apple-bashing bandwagon with new 'It Doesn't Take a Genius' ads

09/11/2014, 12:09 am

It took Samsung just one day to deliver six new ad spots that take pot shots at the new iPhone 6, Apple Watch and even Apple's handling of the Tuesday keynote's live stream.


Sight unseen, Apple's competitors expect 'iWatch' to help establish wearable computing market

09/05/2014, 01:09 pm

Apple's role as the top trendsetter in technology is so well established that even rival companies Samsung and LG are openly admitting they hope the "iWatch," whatever it actually is, will help expand the market for wearable devices beyond niche status.


Samsung's 'rushed,' 'half-baked' announcements set Apple up for easy victory this fall, analyst says

09/04/2014, 02:09 pm

Samsung this week made a slew of announcements, most notably its next-generation big-screen Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, but none of the products were enough to impress analyst Brian White, who doesn't think the South Korean electronics maker is well positioned to compete with Apple's anticipated fall product lineup.


Samsung's wrap-around smartphone screen concept becomes a reality with Galaxy Note Edge

09/03/2014, 11:09 am

First teased a year and a half ago, Samsung's concept for a smartphone with a slanted screen edge that can be more easily viewed from side angles is set to become a reality later this year, in the form of the company's new Galaxy Note Edge smartphone.


Samsung officially unveils Galaxy Note 4, Gears S, and new Gear VR partnership with Oculus

09/03/2014, 10:09 am

With Apple's 'iPhone 6' and 'iWatch' announcement looming, Samsung attempted to upstage its rival's showing by revealing its latest Note phablet, a new Gear smartwatch with a built-in 3G modem, and a virtual reality headset accessory -- designed in collaboration with Oculus -- at an event in Berlin on Wednesday.


Samsung asks New Yorkers to compare Apple's iPad Air to Galaxy Tab S in new ad

08/29/2014, 11:08 am

In a new spot posted to its YouTube account on Friday, Samsung took to the streets of New York City and asked consumers to compare the Galaxy Tab S to the iPad Air, with the results predictably skewed in favor of the Samsung tablet.


Judge denies Apple injunction against Samsung devices in second California patent trial

08/27/2014, 05:08 pm

U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh on Wednesday handed down an order denying Apple's motion for a sales ban against Samsung products a jury found to have infringed on three patents in May.


Samsung hypes Note 4 by copying Apple's iPhone 5c "for the colorful" ads

08/27/2014, 02:08 pm

With sales of its flagship Galaxy S5 flagging, Samsung has turned toward hyping its upcoming Note 4 stylus-based phablet using teaser ads targeting the same "for the colorful" characters Apple presented last year using iPhone 5c.


After being cut out of iPhone 5 & 5s, Samsung allegedly supplying Apple DRAM again for 'iPhone 6'

08/25/2014, 09:08 am

Key component partner and fierce rival Samsung has reportedly wedged its way back into Apple's supply chain for the next iPhone, as the South Korean company will allegedly be one of three companies supplying dynamic random-access memory for the "iPhone 6."


Samsung ad challenges Apple's iPhone 5s to take 'ice bucket challenge'

08/22/2014, 02:08 pm

In a short commercial posted Friday, South Korean electronics giant Samsung subjected its water-resistant Galaxy S5 smartphone to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which the handset's S-Voice personal digital assistant called "freezing" before nominating Apple's iPhone 5s and other competitors to do the same.


Judge denies Apple bid to recover attorneys' fees from Samsung, releases $2.6M bond related to Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban

08/20/2014, 09:08 pm

U.S. district Judge Lucy Koh handed down two orders on Wednesday dealing with the first Apple v. Samsung California court trial, one denying Apple's motion to recover $16 million in attorney fees from Samsung and another releasing a $2.6 million bond posted to block sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1.


Barnes & Noble partners with Samsung for latest iPad-competing Nook tablet

08/20/2014, 11:08 am

Though Barnes & Noble no longer makes its own tablets, it's still in the hardware business with a brand-new $179 Nook intended to take on the iPad, this time with a model built by Apple's chief rival, Samsung.


Samsung buys smart home startup SmartThings for $200M, expands 'internet of things' offerings

08/14/2014, 07:08 pm

Apple rival Samsung on Thursday confirmed the purchase of SmartThings, extending the Korean company's reach into the world of connected, app-controllable devices like lights, motion sensors, switches and locks.


Samsung puts 'wall hugger' ads on airport power outlets, takes Apple mockery to next level

08/13/2014, 08:08 pm

As part of its ongoing Apple-bashing campaign, Samsung recently took their "wall hugger" message to major airports, cleverly buying ad space around power outlets where iPhone users apparently congregate.


USPTO rejects claims of Apple patent asserted against Samsung in California trial

08/07/2014, 09:08 pm

The USPTO on Tuesday rejected multiple claims of Apple's '172 patent for autocompletion of text input, which the company successfully asserted in its second California court action against Samsung.