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Samsung Merges Companies with Heir in Mind

May 26, 2015 9:19 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Samsung said Tuesday that its defacto holding company Cheil Industries Inc. will acquire Samsung C&T Corp. by offering 0.35 new Cheil shares for...

Galaxy S6 Edge and G Flex2 Seek to Differentiate

May 20, 2015 10:54 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

For those not satisfied with just a premium phone, Samsung and LG are offering two models best...

Court Agrees Samsung Copied Apple, but Reduces Damage Award

May 18, 2015 3:31 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has agreed that Samsung illegally copied some of...

Samsung Launches New Platform for the IoT

May 13, 2015 9:59 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, the new ARTIK platform aims to allow faster, simpler development...

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Samsung Claws Back Share from Apple to Reclaim Top Spot

April 30, 2015 2:36 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Samsung and Apple were trailed at a distant second and third by Lenovo (5.6 percent) and Huawei (5 percent) respectively. IDC notes that Lenovo's first quarter results includes shipments from its subsidiaries, including the recently acquired Motorola.

Samsung's Profit Dives on Demand for Bigger Phones

April 29, 2015 9:02 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Samsung reported Wednesday that its January-March net profit was 4.63 trillion won ($4.35 billion), compared with 7.49 trillion won a year earlier. That was lower than the...

Samsung Hints at New Wearable as Apple Watch Hits Stores

April 24, 2015 11:16 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

A promotional ad for the next wearable states, "Get Ready for the Next Gear," featuring a picture of a round display, which would be a break from...

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AT&T, Verizon Leaving Some Microsoft Apps off Galaxy Phones

April 16, 2015 9:51 am | News | Comments

Microsoft announced last month that it would be expanding its push to bring its software and services to Samsung devices, as well as...

Samsung Hopes to Reverse Dimming Fortunes with Galaxy S6

April 9, 2015 11:00 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

When Samsung dubbed development of its latest smartphones "Project Zero," it was sounding a note of desperation as sales tumbled...                                                                       

Tuesdays with Roger: Can HTC Finally Get Its Marketing Right?

April 7, 2015 11:49 am | by Alex Shanahan, Ben Munson, Eric Sorenson | Videos | Comments

Android flagship season is upon us and Recon Analytics founder Roger Entner is helping us prepare...                                                                                                       

Samsung Shows Signs of Emerging from Earnings Slump

April 7, 2015 10:42 am | by Youkung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung did not give a breakdown of its financial performance but analysts said robust demand for its mobile chips and improvements in its...

Samsung in Damage Control Over Galaxy S6 Edge Bending Video

April 6, 2015 10:44 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

In the wake of a YouTube clip calling into question the Galaxy S6 Edge’s durability, Samsung has...                                                                                                                          

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Tuesdays with Roger: Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. HTC One M9

March 31, 2015 11:12 am | by Alex Shanahan, Ben Munson, Eric Sorenson | Videos | Comments

We sit down with Recon Analytics’ Roger Entner to talk about the biggest news and issues in wireless.                                                                                                                

Review: Samsung's Galaxy S6 Phones are its Best Yet

March 27, 2015 9:58 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — A better design, sharper camera and easier to use software make the new Galaxy S6 phones the best Samsung has yet to offer.                                                                            

HTC Launches M9 in Face-off with Samsung's S6 Devices

March 26, 2015 11:06 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, HTC will launch its new device online in the U.S. at 12:01 a.m. ET on Friday, March 27 and in-store on...

T-Mobile Promises Immediate Shipping on New Galaxy S6 Pre-Orders

March 26, 2015 10:32 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Samsung announced its new phones during a media event in Barcelona ahead of Mobile World Congress. The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge feature higher quality materials than...

T-Mobile Offers Free Netflix with Galaxy S6 Devices

March 25, 2015 1:07 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Consumers can currently register to get one of Samsung's new devices when it launches sometime this month. That said, pricing is still unknown for Samsung's new flagship line. 

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Microsoft Expands Mobile Partnerships with Samsung, Other OEMs

March 23, 2015 2:40 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, Samsung is planning to pre-install Microsoft services and apps on its portfolio of Android devices and will secure those apps through a...

BlackBerry Taps IBM, Samsung for Secure Tablet

March 16, 2015 11:01 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The Wall Street Journal reports that the company over the weekend announced the SecuTablet...                                                                                                    

FirstNews Briefs: Samsung, Frontier, Ingram Micro, Extreme Networks

March 16, 2015 9:27 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Today at CeBIT 2015, Won-Pyo Hong, President and Chief Marketing Officer of Samsung Electronics, delivered a keynote...                                                                                                

Samsung Sets Out Premium Strategy for Smartphones

March 13, 2015 10:07 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The maker of Galaxy smartphones and tablets has seen a decline in profits over the last few quarters and has lost market share to rival Apple.

Apple Rides iPhone 6 to Highest Ever China Market Share

March 5, 2015 9:57 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

That was a record for Apple in the world's largest smartphone market, but not enough to catch up Chinese maker Xiaomi...                               

Watch: Up Close with the Galaxy S6 Edge

March 2, 2015 4:14 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Videos | Comments

Wireless Week had a brief run-in with one of the Samsung's new flagship models, the curved-display Galaxy S6 Edge.                             

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S6, S6 Edge Ahead of MWC

March 1, 2015 1:30 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Samsung says the phones’ new metal design is 50 percent stronger than past models, quipping that it will not bend, a shot at Apple’s recent complaints of the iPhone 6 Plus bending. 

SmartWatch: MWC Features BIG Device Launches from HTC, Samsung, LG

February 26, 2015 12:18 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Andrew Berg, Ben Munson | Videos | Comments

In this episode of SmartWatch, we take a  quick look at some of the big device launches we’ll be watching at MWC this year.                              

Android Saw Its 4Q Smartphone Profit Share Evaporate

February 26, 2015 10:34 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Apple’s record fourth quarter added up to a significant erosion in Android’s share of global smartphone profits...                                     

T-Mobile Offers Sideways Look at Samsung Galaxy S6

February 23, 2015 11:12 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Samsung’s next hero phone in still officially under wraps for another week but a new glimpse of the device has popped up.                                   

Samsung and Loop Will Make iPhone Users Jealous

February 19, 2015 10:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Blogs | Comments

NFC has been on the horizon for a long time and there are still monumental barriers to its deployment that even Apple can't solve, unless it starts subsidizing the installation of POS systems at every mom and pop shop across the country. 

Samsung Buys LoopPay for Magnetic Stripe Mobile Payments

February 18, 2015 5:16 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Prior to Wednesday's announcement, reports had already begun circulating that Samsung would be including LoopPay on its next flagship smartphone, the rumored Galaxy S6.    

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