Tag Archive: Samsung


Samsung coerced to pay licensing fee to Microsoft for their Android devices

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Samsung is the latest manufacturer to get pulled into Microsoft’s web. Samsung and Microsoft have announced a cross-licensing agreement that involves patents from both sides. While the agreement is mutually beneficial, Samsung will be paying royalties to Microsoft for every Android powered device they sell. Not only will Microsoft be getting cash for Samsung’s Android phones, but Samsung has also agreed to develop and promote new handsets running Microsoft’s Windows Phone  [Read More…]

Microsoft reaches payment deal with Samsung over alleged patent violations

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Microsoft has reached an agreement with Samsung over alleged intellectual property violations present in Samsung’s Galaxy phones and tablets. The two companies have agreed to a cross-licensing deal that will allow Samsung to use software and features in exchange for working with Windows Phone 7 and paying royalty fees for each device sold.

Samsung is the latest  [Read More…]

Samsung announces pricing and availability for Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Players in the US – iPod Touch killers?

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We hear about new 10-inch tablets and Android smartphones every day, but Samsung has something different for us this time. Yesterday afternoon, Samsung officially announced the pricing and availability for three devices that we have been awaiting for some months now in the US. These are the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 and the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0.

These are all solid  [Read More…]

HTC, Samsung, and Motorola join ISIS, an NFC rival to Google Wallet

Google Wallet is Google’s shot at introducing near field communications to the world. It’s currently available only in the Nexus S, only on Sprint, and only with a Mastercard. Even with Visa’s recent confirmation that it will support Wallet, Google is up against a big challenge in getting its NFC system widely adopted.

Oh, and did I mention that the very people it hopes  [Read More…]

Samsung Announces Tab 8.9, Galaxy Players 4.0 and 5.0

It looks like Sammy is going into October with a bang, as they’ve just officially announced the Galaxy Tab 8.9, as well as two new Galaxy Players, the 4.0 and 5.0. There are quite a few specs to run through for these devices, so let’s jump right into it

Read the rest of this AndroidGuys post:Samsung Announces Tab 8.9, Galaxy Players 4.0 and 5.0

Patent wars: Verizon jumps into the fray, siding with Samsung against Apple

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Over the weekend, the ongoing patent war between Samsung and Apple took an interesting turn. No new devices have been banned, but a rather unlikely third-party has made their opinion on the situation known. The unlikely third-party is Verizon, and it looks like the carrier may become the voice of reason.

Verizon has filed the necessary paperwork to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California to ask  [Read More…]

Bell to Launch White Samsung Galaxy S II Soon

Bell is one of the leading Canadian carriers and they offer a pretty good line-up of Android devices. The Samsung Galaxy S II is one of them, which is sometimes considered as the best Android device of 2011. Anyway, it was launched by Bell in June and now it seems they are planning to launch a little ‘more’ sexier version of the Galaxy S II. I am talking about  [Read More…]

Samsung Gem EH17 software update now available

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If you’re rocking a Samsung Gem and have been feeling rather left out of the update loop, now is your time to shine. Samsung has made available for download the EH17 software update that serves to correct some ghosts in the machine if you will. Changes include:

New application: Books added to the application list. The Books application allows you to purchase ebooks through the Google ebooks Website. For more information on  [Read More…]

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II will be available Oct. 12 for $229 after contract, rebate

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After a bit of a false start last month at Samsung’s U.S. Galaxy S II event, T-Mobile has finally and officially announced the release date, plus more details.

First and foremost, it’ll be available in stores Oct. 12 for $ 229.99 — after $ 50 rebate and with a two-year contract. You can preorder it online starting Oct. 10.

As for more details, T-Mobile had previously been pretty mum  [Read More…]

Samsung announces the Galaxy S II LTE and Galaxy S II LTE HD (with a 720p display) for Korea

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Samsung’s dropped word of a couple of big phones for the Korean market — the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE (that’s it on the left), and the Galaxy S II LTE HD. Yes, folks, HD. As in high-definition. As in a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display. As in a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display at a 1280×720 resolution, for 316 pixels per inch, just shy of the iPhone 4’s  [Read More…]