Samsung Electronics acquired mobile payment company LoopPay and said it will integrate the Boston-based startup's technology into future devices. Samsung is widely expected to announce the next iteration of its flagship Galaxy Android smartphone, likely the S6, at the upcoming Mobile World Congress trade show, and that device may well be the first to integrate LoopPay's technology.
Samsung Electronics unveiled its newest silicon, a 14-nanometer chipset that it said offers better battery life and performance. The chipset could be key to Samsung's growth as its smartphone sales flatten out. Meanwhile, a Samsung executive hinted that the company's forthcoming flagship smartphone, expected to be called the Galaxy S6, will support multiple wireless charging standards.
Samsung Electronics will unveil two versions of its next flagship Galaxy smartphone in a few weeks, including a model with a display covering three sides, according to a Bloomberg report.
Microsoft and Samsung Electronics agreed to settle a dispute over how much money Samsung would pay to Microsoft to license the software giant's patents that Samsung uses in its Android smartphones and tablets. Financial terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
Apple is going to rely on rival Samsung Electronics to produce the processor for its next iPhone models, according to a Re/code report, which would be a major coup for Samsung's semiconductor unit.
ARM unveiled a new processor IP it said offers 50-times better performance than silicon from five years ago, as Qualcomm--one of the UK company's customers--sought to ease concerns over its smartphone processor prowess following reports Samsung is dropping the company's high-end Snapdragon 801 processor.
Apple's share of smartphone sales grew across Europe, the U.S. and China during the last three months of 2014 due to a strong portfolio of devices based on the iOS operating system (OS), according to smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech for the fourth quarter.
Worldwide tablet shipments recorded a year-on-year decline for the first time in Q4 2014, but increased over the year as a whole.
Samsung Electronics is changing its mobile marketing chief less than a month before it is expected to debut the next version of its flagship Galaxy S smartphone line.
Apple sold a record 74.5 million iPhones in the last quarter of 2014, meaning that the company further closed the gap on leader Samsung in a market that saw total global smartphone sales of more than 375 million units in the fourth quarter.