Like the previous pacts, Samsung provided little information. In the case of Cisco, the cross-licensing deal will cover the two companies' existing patents and new patents over the next 10 years.
The deal should benefit both companies, but it could particularly boost Samsung's efforts in the connected … Read more
Samsung and Swarovski have partnered to deliver a custom cover for the Galaxy Note 3. On display at this year's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, the $300 crystal-clad cover is also on sale for a limited time.
The Galaxy Note 3 case is bundled with a matching bracelet and comes in three color options: Jet (black), Crystal Bermuda Blue and Crystal Metallic Light Gold, and Crystal Metallic Silver. There is one catch -- you'll have to trek to Swarovski's retail store in Manhattan, New York to get one.
This isn't the first time Samsung has … Read more
Samsung's Siri competitor, S Voice, is set for an overhaul, according to a new report.
Sammobile on Wednesday published photos of what it claims is the new-and-improved S Voice app. The app, which allows users to employ their voices to make commands, comes with a two-tone blue design and an interface that embraces flat design -- i.e., simple and minimalistic.
The leaked images come just after Sammobile showed off updated versions of Samsung's S Health and WatchOn apps. All three apps are expected to come with the rumored Galaxy S5.
Sammobile says that the new S Voice … Read more
Apple and Samsung have provided their final list of allegedly infringing devices for their next mega trial.
Apple on Tuesday presented to the San Jose, Calif., federal court a slew of Samsung products -- including the Admire, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note II, and Galaxy S3 -- that it contends violates its patents. Samsung responded, saying that it believes Apple's iPhone 4, 4S, and 5 -- along with the iPad 2, 3, and 4, among others -- infringe on its patents.
Samsung's Galaxy S5 will use its entire screen as one giant fingerprint sensor. At least, that's a new tidbit served up by someone considered a Samsung insider.
Leaking the information to blog site iTechAddict, the "well-placed insider within Samsung India R&D" said that the fingerprint sensor will be the screen itself. Theoretically, that means users would be able to touch anywhere on the display to unlock the phone and gain access to secure apps and content.
How reliable is this intelligence? iTechAddict said that tips from this insider have been on the money in … Read more
Like it or not, the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 is set to usher in the era of ultra HD smartphone screens.
The Galaxy S5 won't be the first mobile handset to showcase a 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution -- that honor belongs to the Vivo Xplay 3S -- but it will be the handset that draws the most attention, at least initially. And part of that conversation will revolve around just how necessary, even useful, it is to top a phone with a screen resolution so high.
Apple has long stood by the 326ppi pixel density of its Retina Display … Read more
On Tuesday, it announced three plans that combine lower rate plans with higher data buckets. All three plans include unlimited voice and messaging and can be paired with smartphones.
The Basic Plan, priced at $40 per month, now allows for up to 500MB 4G LTE data, double that of the previous plan. The Smart Plan now runs $50 per month and includes 2.5GB data per month; customers receive one-half gigabyte more data and pay $5 less each month than … Read more
Apple and Samsung both saw the same gains in their US smartphone shares last quarter, but the iPhone was by far the top device, according to research firm ComScore.
Looking at the US smartphone market for the past three months of 2013, ComScore pegged Apple with a 41.8 percent share, up 1.2 percentage points from the prior three months. Samsung also grabbed a 1.2 point gain, giving it a 26.1 percent slice of the market. That left Motorola in third place, followed by LG and HTC, none of whom saw growth in their cut of the … Read more
That includes an Active model that's more rugged than the flagship device, according to the Korean language ET News. Samsung also may launch a Zoom model of the Galaxy S5 with strong camera capabilities, BGR said, based on an Indian import database that showed to listings for "SM-C115 Samsung Mobile Camera.&… Read more