Samsung is a large Korean multinational company which spans industries such as television sets, shipbuilding, semiconductors (like memory and processors), in addition to phones and tablets. Samsung is the largest Android device manufacturer worldwide, though they’re also the primary support of another mobile operating system, Tizen, and previously invested in an OS called Bada.
Samsung is the largest Android device developer worldwide
Samsung was founded in 1938 as a trading company, and didn't get into electronics until the late 60s. Oh-Hyun Kwon is the CEO of Samsung Electronics. Samsung's first Android smartphone was the Galaxy, released in 2009, and their first Android tablet was the Galaxy Tab was announced in 2010.
Traditionally, Samsung's Android user interface has been something called TouchWiz, which included a wide array of Samsung-made apps and customizations. For example, there are fitness tools, note-taking apps, news readers, multi-window viewing, and lots more.
Samsung has had to go through a number of patent litigations with Apple, and was found by California court to be infringing on some Apple patents in 2012. These include technologies for voice search, slide-to-unlock, data synchronization, and others.
It took a lot longer than expected, but you can finally use Google Assistant on the Galaxy Watch 4 series.
Qualcomm has ruled the roost in the mobile world for a long time, but increased competition from MediaTek, Samsung, and even Google prove that Qualcomm can do even better.
Samsung regularly releases some of the best Android tablets. That trend continues with the Tab S8 Ultra, but is it enough to overthrow the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus as the best option overall?
Nokia was once the hottest mobile phone OEM, and LG took risks. Now, companies are afraid to be weird, and it's a bummer.
Smart home leaders have been working to improve their products with Matter, a new smart home standard developed to make smart home products more compatible with one another.
Samsung's next foldable device has been tipped to include a triple camera setup comprising a 50MP main sensor and 12MP 3x zoom camera, edging out the Galaxy S22 Ultra's 10MP 3x telephoto lens.
A new report claims the Pixel Watch is using a Samsung processor from 2018. This adds even more confusion to the ongoing Wear OS 3 saga.
Google and Samsung are working together, along with other apps and services, to provide an easier way to sync your health and fitness metrics.
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