Samsung Electronics may remove co-CEO J.K. Shin as the head of the company's key mobile division, according to a Wall Street Journal article, a move that would strip him of the co-CEO title.
Lenovo continued to increase its share of worldwide branded tablet shipments during the third quarter of 2014, although Apple is expected to reverse a nine-month slide in the fourth quarter.
Google has settled patent litigation with a consortium of companies backed by Apple, Microsoft and other tech giants, according to a court filing. Financial terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
Samsung Electronics said it will cut the number of smartphone models it offers in 2015 by at least 25 percent in a bid to slash costs and boost profits.
Samsung Electronics is planning to spend several tens of millions of dollars to develop short-form video content for a new mobile product, according to a report from The Information.
Thanks to a new partnership between the two companies, BlackBerry said it will work to enhance security on Samsung Electronics' Android phones, and Samsung said it will resell the BlackBerry Enterprise Service 12 platform to its customers. The teaming is just one of several that BlackBerry unveiled as part of the rollout of its new BES12 product, which the company hopes will form the foundation of its comeback into the enterprise market.
Samsung Electronics kicked off its second annual developer conference with a bevy of announcements intended to ignite enthusiasm around its software for its wearable, digital health, virtual reality and smart home solutions.
We are now entering a new phase of competition in the global smartphone market and the likes of Lenovo and Xiaomi are poised to make life a lot more difficult for market leaders Samsung Electronics and Apple. How Samsung and Apple respond will go a long way to determining whether they can maintain their status as market leaders, though I think Samsung has a lot more to worry about right now than Apple does.
Google and LG Electronics struck a patent cross-licensing deal similar to one Google announced in January with LG's larger rival, Samsung Electronics. The Google/LG agreement is an indication that the companies are working closely together but they were vague on the long-term implications of the deal.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is holding talks on a funding round that would value the company at around $40 billion to $50 billion, according to a Bloomberg report, the latest sign of the firm's rapid ascendance in the smartphone market.