Samsung to appeal against US jury's order

Samsung to appeal against US jury's orderSeoul, Nov 22 : Samsung Electronics, the world's largest smartphone maker, said Friday that it is planning to appeal against a US jury's order to pay Apple $290 million in damages.

Samsung said in a statement that it would move forward with its post-trial motions and appeals, reports Xinhua.

The statement came after the US jury issued a verdict Thursday which orders Samsung to pay the US-based company $290 million in damages for copying key features of its iPhone and iPad devices.

Samsung ordered to pay $290.45 million in damages to Apple in feature-copying case

Samsung ordered to pay $290.45 million in damages to Apple in feature-copying caseLondon, Nov. 22 - Samsung has been ordered to pay 290.45 million dollars in damages to Apple for copying features from the iPhone.

A jury sitting in a retrial between the two mobile giants made the decision in San Jose, California.

According to the Mirror, last year, Apple was awarded over one billion dollars after it convinced a jury that Samsung copied various iPhone features.

Apple could block Samsung in patent row, says US court

Apple SamsungWellington, Nov. 19  : Apple could block Samsung's products in the US over patent infringement, if it is able to prove that the features drove sales of the South Korean manufacturer's smartphones.

Apple has won a US appeals court ruling related to patents of some features like a multitouch technology, that Apple says makes its iPhone unique.

According to stuff. co. nz, the ruling will let Apple pursue the block on some of the products in the US manufactured by rival Samsung.

Samsung becomes world's top handset seller

Samsung becomes world's top handset sellerSeoul, Nov 13 - Samsung Electronics became the world 's No. 1 handset seller across all continents in the third quarter, winning the title for the first time in the company's history, a US-based market researcher said Wednesday.

Samsung ranked first in terms of global handset sales in the third quarter in all six continents, including North America, Western Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Eastern Europe as well as Middle East and Africa, where Samsung beat Nokia for the first time, Xinhua cited from a report by Strategic Analytics.

Samsung launches Galaxy Golden with dual screen

Samsung-Galaxy-GoldenNew Delhi, Oct 28 : Korean mobile phone handset manufacturer Samsung Electronics Monday launched Galaxy Golden, a dual screen flip phone with a golden coloured accent. This new entrant in the Galaxy family is priced at Rs. 51,900.

Samsung profits soar 26% in Q3 over strong smartphone sales

SamsungLondon, Oct. 26 : Samsung Electronics has reportedly seen a 26 percent growth in its profits following strong smartphone sales and recovery in its memory chip business in the third quarter.

The South Korean giant made a net profit of 7.6billion dollars in the July-to-September quarter.

Samsung said that the sales of smartphones, a key driver of its growth, are expected to rise further in coming months, the BBC reports.

The company further said that the sales will gain momentum due to year-end promotions over the holiday season and an improved line-up of mass-market smartphones.

Samsung says sorry to Chinese customers for malfunctioning phones

Samsung says sorry to Chinese customers for malfunctioning phonesSouth Koran electronics giant, Samsung Electronics has apologized to its customers in the Chinese market after reports that its pones were malfunctioning.

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear in India

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear in IndiaNew Delhi, Sep 17 : Samsung launched its Galaxy Note 3 smartphone Tuesday priced at Rs. 49,900 for Indian market, a company official said here. It is the company's highest priced handset so far.

“At Samsung, our goal is not just to make great devices, but to empower consumers to truly experience, enjoy and fulfill their busy life with our devices, like the Note 3 and the Gear,” Vineet Taneja, country head, Samsung Mobile & IT, said.

Samsung phones to have user interface in 9 Indian languages

Samsung-phonesNew Delhi, Aug 13 : Samsung Electronics Tuesday introduced nine Indian languages for its smart phones and tablet users in the country. The languages are Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Gujarati.

The company plans to enhance the availability of regional language content to its more affordable smart phone range starting with Galaxy Star within this month. The number of languages being offered will also be increased, it said in a statement.

For the time being, the languages will be supported on its Galaxy Grand, Galaxy S4 and Tab 3.

US ITC delays decision on Apple-Samsung lawsuit

US ITC delays decision on Apple-Samsung lawsuitThe US International Trade Commission has said that more time is required to take a decision on the patent battle between technology giants, Apple and Samsung.

Samsung is competing well with Apple in the mobile device industry as it has access to cost effective resources as well as chips and core tablet components. The two companies are locked in a legal battle the previous year when the American giant sued Samsung in a U. S. federal court for infringement.

Samsung dismisses suggestions that Galaxy S4 is designed to fool tests

Samsung dismisses suggestions that Galaxy S4 is designed to fool testsSouth Korean electronics giant, Samsung has dismissed allegations that it has deliberately designed the new Galaxy S4 chip to trick performance tests to get favourable reviews.

Galaxy S 4 causes house fire in Hong Kong

Galaxy S 4 causes house fire in Hong KongAccording to reports, a Samsung Galaxy S 4 smartphone burst into flames causing a huge fire at a house in Hong Kong.

The reports identified the house owner as Mr. Du, who said that his phone, battery, and charger were all legitimate Samsung products. The fire engulfed his entire house and everything inside was destroyed. Chinese media reports said that Du sat on the living room sofa playing the game "Love Machine" on his charging GS4 when the device exploded.

Samsung’s quarterly figures miss analysts’ estimates

Samsung’s quarterly figures miss analysts’ estimatesSouth Korean electronics giant Samsung on Friday reported quarterly earnings that failed to match analysts' estimates, dropping another hint that high-end smartphone market has saturated.

Samsung announced that its net income jumped 50 per cent year-on-year to 7.58 trillion won ($6.8 billion) in the April to June quarter this year, from 5.05 trillion won in the corresponding quarter of the previous year.

A group 24 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg had projected an average net income 8.02 trillion won for the company's quarter under review.

Samsung to organize Developers Conference in San Francisco

Samsung to organize Developers Conference in San FranciscoSouth Korean electronics giant, Samsung has indicated that it is planning to host a developers conference in San Francisco from 27 top 29, October.

The company has not confirmed details about the conference, but it is believed that Samsung is looking to engage with industry leaders, collaborate with developers and learn about new tools and development kits through the event. There are also indications that the conference will be for all divisions and devices offered by the company and not just limited to the mobile phone market.

Samsung misses Q2 earnings forecast

Samsung misses Q2 earnings forecastWorries over Samsung's smartphone business deepen as the South Korea-based electronics giant missed earnings forecast for the second quarter.

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Friday announced an increase of 47 per cent in profit for the April to June quarter to 9.5 trillion won (around $8.3 billion). It was the company's record quarterly profit. But it missed analysts' average forecast of 10.16 trillion won.

Galaxy Ace 3 to come with LTE

Galaxy Ace 3 to come with LTEGalaxy Ace 3, the new smartphone form the South Korean electronics giant, Samsung is likely to come with the LTE technology.

It is believed that the LTE technology generally features in expensive devices but Samsung is looking to integrate the technology at more affordable devices. Neil Mawston, executive director at market research company Strategy Analytics said that the prices are falling due to high volumes in the market and the technology will not be available in cheaper devices.

Samsung sells more Galaxy S4 than iPhone 5 in US

Samsung sells more Galaxy S4 than iPhone 5 in USSouth Korean electronics giant, Samsung has been able to sell more units of its popular Android powered Galaxy S4 when compared to the Apple iPhone 5 in the US market, according to a new report.

Samsung launches Galaxy Mega smartphone in India

Samsung launches Galaxy Mega smartphone in IndiaSouth Korean electronics giant, Samsung has announced the launch of its new Galaxy Mega smartphone, which is the biggest smartphones so far, in the Indian market.

Galaxy Note III to feature 6.0-inch display

Galaxy Note III to feature 6.0-inch displayAccording to some reports, the Samsung Galaxy Note III, which is expected to be launched in the coming months, will come with a 6.0-inch display.

Media reports indicate that the phablet will feature a 6.0 inch screen and is expected to release in the second quarter of 2013. A report suggests that Samsung has started production of the display in a new line at the company's display production unit. Samsung's Display unit is planning to produce flexible AMOLED panels but the capacity is not likely to meet the requirement for flagship device like the Galaxy Note III.

Samsung launches Galaxy S4 priced at Rs.41,500

Galaxy-S4New Delhi, April 26 : Electronics major Samsung Friday launched its new flagship smartphone Galaxy S4 priced at Rs. 41,500. It will go on sale from Saturday.

The latest version of Samsung's Galaxy series will compete with the likes of Apple iPhone5, HTC One and Blackberry Z10, all priced above Rs. 40,000.

The hand held device will be available for sale to Indian customers from Saturday in four cities-- Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore-- and online.

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