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Xiaomi breaks into the ranks of the top-five global smartphone manufacturers

Xiaomi has become the fourth biggest seller of smartphones worldwide, according to a new report from the research firm Gartner. Xiaomi pushed its way into the top five of all smartphone companies during the third quarter of 2014 with sales of 18.8 million units. It only sold 3.6 million units for...
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Pranav Mistry appointed as global vice president at Samsung in exec reshuffle

Samsung continues to reshuffle executives within the company, thanks to a downturn in profits and declining handset sales. Pranav Mistry is the next employee to move seats, with the Indian national appointed as the new global vice president of the South Korean giant. You may recall the name as...
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PayPal's Google Play app now supports Samsung's fingerprint readers

PayPal's Android app has been updated in the Google Play Store today, adding the ability to use its fingerprint reader payment feature if a person owns a supported Samsung device. Previously, the version of the PayPal app that supported Samsung's fingerprint readers was only available in the...
Samsung mobile chief to keep job amid declining smartphone sales

Samsung mobile chief to keep job amid declining smartphone sales

Last week it was reported that Samsung's mobile chief, J.K. Shin, could be replaced among broader restructuring efforts at the Korean tech giant. Well, it turns out that he will be keeping his job after all, according to a report by Reuters today. It was speculated that Samsung may decide to...
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Samsung will reportedly shut down its ChatOn messaging service [Update: Or not?]

Update: The Verge has now received a statement from Samsung saying, "the recent rumors concerning ChatOn have been false, as ChatOn will continue to be offered to consumers worldwide." Original story: As part of Samsung's overall restructuring plans that were revealed earlier this week, a new...
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Samsung gets hit with a trademark lawsuit from Milk Studios over Milk Music app

Samsung got served with a trademark lawsuit this week from Milk Studios, a photography and multimedia company. It claims Samsung violated its trademarks when it named its music streaming service Milk Music. In its lawsuit, filed on Monday at the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of...
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Samsung reportedly falls short of Galaxy S5 sales estimates

Looks like there was some justification behind Samsung's decision to streamline its smartphone portfolio in 2015, as the Wall Street Journal reports that the Galaxy S5 failed to sell nearly as well as its predecessor, the Galaxy S4. According to the WSJ, Samsung sold 12 million units of the...
Reported Samsung restructuring could bring more integration between Galaxy phones, smart home business

Reported Samsung restructuring could better integrate homes, phones

Samsung Electronics reportedly is looking at a major re-organization after slumping sales at its smartphone division, according to the Wall Street Journal. With the change in management, one scenario could have co-CEO B.K. Yoon of Samsung's home appliance and television business take the reins of...
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Samsung's new Milk Video app helps users discover viral content

Samsung has launched a new app and service called Milk Video, which it says will make "it easier than ever to find and share the best and most talked about online videos." At the moment the app is only available in the US and can be used by a select number of Samsung's Galaxy devices, Samsung...
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Samsung's foldable display may come to a smartphone near you in 2015

Samsung plans to launch a new flexible display for smartphones next year, according to Lee Chang-hoon, vice president of the business strategic team at Samsung Display. Chang-hoon revealed during the Samsung Investor Forum 2014 in New York that the company will launch a flexible screen that can...
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Samsung goes into cost-cutting mode, to reduce smartphone portfolio by 30 percent in 2015

In a bid to combat falling profits, Samsung has announced that it will reduce the number of smartphone models it will sell in 2015. That number will be anywhere between 25 and 30 percent, according to head of investor relations Robert Yi. Samsung will also be looking to get back to a "double-...
Rumored Samsung Volt could be a short-flick competitor to Netflix

Rumored Samsung Volt could be a short-flick competitor to Netflix

Samsung is reportedly looking into creating its own subscription video service. After scrapping its Media Hub, which sells big name movies and TV shows similar to what is offered on Google's Play store, Samsung may be looking at another angle for mobile video as the company is reported to have...
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BlackBerry and Samsung partner to provide end-to-end security for Android

At the BlackBerry Enterprise event today in San Francisco, BlackBerry together with Samsung has announced a new partnership to bring end-to-end security to Android through BES12 and Samsung KNOX. "We share the goal to provide enterprises with the most secure mobility solutions through this...
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Samsung shares official schedule for this year's Developer Conference

Samsung is hosting its second Developer Conference this week in San Francisco, where the manufacturer is expected to focus on the health, wearables and VR segments. The schedule for the list of events scheduled to take place during the three-day event has now been posted. The first day of the...
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Samsung's first TV ad for the Gear S smartwatch gets straight to the facts

Remember those cool commercials from last year promoting the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch as the realization of all of our sci-fi fantasies? Well, that is apparently "so 2013". The first commercial for the new Tizen-powered Samsung Gear S smartwatch just goes straight to the features of the...
Samsung Gear Circle now available in the U.S.

Samsung Gear Circle Bluetooth headset now available in the U.S.

Samsung has announced that its new Gear Circle Bluetooth headset is now available in the U.S. through T-Mobile. The Gear Circle lets you listen to music, take calls, and give voice commands through S Voice on supported phones. Samsung has not announced the U.S. price for the headset at this time...
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Samsung details all the free stuff you'll get with the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge

Samsung is no stranger to giving away a lot of freebies with its premium smartphones, and this time around it's no different. The manufacturer is detailing the Galaxy Gifts package that every Galaxy Note 4 owner and Galaxy Note Edge owner is entitled to receive, which includes a sizable list of...
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Samsung says user data was safe from recent Find My Mobile vulnerability

Samsung saw its Find My Mobile service come under attack by reports of a vulnerability. This was patched back in October, but Samsung today announced that no data was compromised. It was reported that certain individuals could gain access to a smartphone and lock/unlock the device and even ring...
Samsung's Galaxy Lifestyle Store in China lets you hang out and drink coffee

Samsung's Galaxy Lifestyle Store in China lets you hang out and drink coffee

Samsung already has several Experience Stores around the world where customers can access the latest products from the South Korean vendor. In China, however, the manufacturer is looking to offer a more unique experience to customers by launching what it is calling a Galaxy Lifestyle Store, a...
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Samsung calls Microsoft a direct hardware competitor, refuses to pay Android royalties

Microsoft filed legal action against Samsung earlier this year for failure to pay royalty on intellectual property licensed from Microsoft for its Android devices, and now Samsung is claiming that the deal between both companies, which was originally agreed upon in 2011, is void following...

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