Samsung aims to unveil phones and other devices with foldable displays in another two years, give or take.
At an analysts event Wednesday night local time in Seoul, Korea, Samsung CEO Kwon Oh Hyun presented a slideshow revealing the company's display technology timeline for the next few years. As shown by blog site Sammy Hub, the slideshow highlights the progression planned by Samsung leading up to foldable phones.
Samsung might be best known for its hardware, but the company is moving more of its money into software.
Speaking at Samsung's Analyst Day in Seoul, Korea, Wednesday, Samsung CFO Lee Sang-hoon said that the company is modifying its investment strategy, "shifting from hardware to software," according to the Wall Street Journal, which was in attendance at the event. The decision follows industry-wide movement from hardware to software, according to Lee.
Samsung's goal in software is to "reinforce our competitiveness," he said, adding that the company will specifically focus on "software platform, design, … Read more
Samsung has overpowered Apple in the smartphone market and now it has its sights set on the tablet arena.
In an Analysts Day event held Wednesday in Seoul, Korea, JK Shin, head of Samsung's mobile division, said that the company wants to steal the No. 1 tablet crown from Apple, according to the Associated Press. The executive didn't reveal a specific deadline for this goal, but did add that Samsung aims to be the "most beloved" company in mobile.
Shin said that Samsung's tablet sales are expected to shoot past 40 million this year, doubling … Read more
Samsung reportedly is gearing up for the wearable technology market.
Speaking at the company's Analyst Day, Samsung Vice Chairman and CEO Kwon Oh-hyun said Wednesday that his company has been dedicating significant resources to several technologies, including "wearables," according to the Wall Street Journal, which was in attendance at the event. The slide to accompany his comment showed the Galaxy Gear smartwatch and also eyeglasses that might compete with Google Glass.
Rumors have been swirling that Samsung is at work on smart eyewear. Last month, a patent filing surfaced in Korea for Samsung eyewear. That application indicated … Read more
For Android fans who don't have a Nexus 5, when they'll get KitKat is a serious and angst-inducing question. Some handset manufacturers like Samsung and HTC have already promised the update for their flagship devices, but others haven't been so forthcoming. Here's what we know so far; we'll keep updating this post as we get more KitKat news.
When will your phone break off a piece of that delicious KitKat?
AT&T on Monday confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom will be available starting from November 8. Priced at $199 with a two-year service agreement, the camera-centric smartphone features a 16-megapixel shooter at its core.
Powered by4.2 Jelly Bean, the S4 Zoom's camera boasts a 10x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, and a Xenon flash. With more than two dozen custom shooting modes, the phone also packs the typical Samsung suite of apps and services.
Aside from the camera features, theRead moreoffers a mid-range hardware experience; specifications include a 1.5GHz …
Samsung will again license key mobile patents from Nokia, the companies announced on Monday.
Nokia said that Samsung will license and pay the handset maker for certain patents for a period of five years. The deal kicks off on January 1. Samsung and Nokia's current relationship expires at the end of this year.
Interestingly, Samsung and Nokia weren't able to agree on a price for licensing the patents. The companies plan to go to arbitration on the price, but that isn't expected to be completed until 2015.
Samsung and Nokia have been fighting a war of words … Read more
Owners of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus won't be able to bite into Android 4.4 KitKat.
In a new FAQ, Google broke the news that the latest flavor of Android won't be available as a system update for the 2-year-old Nexus. The company said that the phone falls outside the 18-month time frame in which devices traditionally receive such updates.
However, that may not be the full story.
Did J.D. Power overreach in giving its top customer satisfaction nod to Samsung instead of Apple?
The company on Thursday announced that Apple had come in second behind Samsung overall in its consumer study on tablet satisfaction. Apple's iPad scored 833 points out of 1,000 in tablet satisfaction, while Samsung topped that by a small margin at 835.
Not surprisingly, much has been made about Samsung's getting one up on Apple. But as Fortune pointed out Friday, Samsung's win doesn't necessarily add up.
A table that J.D. Power didn't provide with its … Read more