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Samsung's profits plummet in Q2 as smartphone demand weakens

Samsung's second quarter earnings forecast sees a 24 percent decline in profit from the same period last year, which is mainly attributed to a waning interest in the smartphone market. Samsung expects to bring in a profit of 7.2 trillion won ($7.1bn) on sales of 52.0 trillion Korean won, which...
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Samsung Galaxy S5, two months on

We've had our hands on the Galaxy S5 for over two months now — it's time to share how we feel Samsung's flagship has held up over time. Each year, Samsung garners a massive amount of attention for its new flagship Galaxy S phone, and for good reason. With its official unveiling coinciding with...
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Samsung suspends Chinese supplier after finding evidence of child labor

Samsung, in a statement released this evening on its official Samsung Tomorrow site, said that it has "temporarily suspend[ed] business" after finding evidence of child laborers at once of its Chinese suppliers. The revelation comes on the heels of an investigation from China Labor Watch that...

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U.S. Galaxy Gear owners can now make the switch to Tizen

U.S. Galaxy Gear owners can now make the switch to Tizen

Samsung has announced that U.S. owners of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch now have the option to switch their operating system from Android to Tizen. While Samsung started a global rollout of this option in May, the company is now officially allowing this switch to happen in the US. An FAQ page on...
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Samsung managers voluntarily return part of bonuses prior to quarterly report

Almost 200 Samsung managers have opted to voluntarily return a quarter of their first-half bonuses in a bid to help mitigate the upcoming quarterly report, which will show a decline in profits and consumer demand. Samsung itself is facing some issues with slowing market growth and heightened...
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Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 might have an ultraviolet sensor, and it might actually be useful

It has already been confirmed by Samsung that the Galaxy Note 4 will have an ultraviolet (UV) sensor, but there wasn't much information available. Now, according to a report over on SamMobile, we have some idea as to what consumers can expect to see from the built-in functionality. The new...
Your next Qualcomm processor could be Samsung inside

Your next Qualcomm processor could be Samsung inside

Leading mobile device processor company Qualcomm is reported to be contracting Samsung to produce their chips. Qualcomm holds a majority of the mobile device market and is found in nearly all high-end smartphones, but has no manufacturing facilities of their own. Instead the partner with other...
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Samsung's premium Level headphones and speakers coming to the US

Samsung today announced that their premium Samsung Level headphones and a Bluetooth speaker will be available in the US starting tomorrow. Priced at $169.99, the Samsung Level Box is the Bluetooth speaker in this new audio line up. Samsung says, "The sleek, distinctive design is optimized to...
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Samsung reportedly to buy home automation company SmartThings for $200 million

Korean electronics conglomerate Samsung is reported to be in talks to by home automation company SmartThings. The deal is said to be around $200 million, though it isn't yet a done deal. Samsung buying up SmartThings follows Google's $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest back in January and Apple's...
Nest and Samsung among supporters of new Thread wireless networking protocol

Nest and Samsung among supporters of new Thread wireless networking protocol

Nest Labs and Samsung are among the founders of the Thread Group, which will develop a new IP-based wireless networking protocol, also called Thread, that's being created specifically for the home. Thread Group has described the features of the new IPv6 networking protocol, which has been made...
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Samsung suspends Chinese supplier after finding evidence of child labor

Samsung, in a statement released this evening on its official Samsung Tomorrow site, said that it has "temporarily suspend[ed] business" after finding evidence of child laborers at once of its Chinese suppliers. The revelation comes on the heels of an investigation from China Labor Watch that...
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Russian launch of Samsung Z with Tizen OS delayed

Samsung has delayed the launch of its Tizen-powered Samsung Z smartphone in Russia and has not issued an updated time frame for when the device will go on sale. In June, Samsung claimed the Samsung Z would be released in Russia sometime in the third quarter, and would later expand to other...
Samsung's new processors are more processor than you can handle

Samsung's newest Exynos chips roll together application processors, LTE modems, and image signal processing

Samsung has announced their newest processors, the Exynos ModAP. The Exynos ModAP chipset brings together a quad-core application processor (the AP part) with a LTE-A-capable modem (that'd be the Mod). Built on a 28nm process, the chip's designed to offer speed and power efficiency, all while...

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