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Samsung chief arrested in South Korea over bribing charges

Samsung Group’s de facto leader Jay Y. Lee is facing jail time over bribery charges in presidential scandal.

Samsung Electronics vice chairman and heir-apparent to Samsung Group Jay Y. Lee was arrested on Friday morning in South Korea on bribery charges linked to a presidential corruption probe. Last month, a Korean special prosecutor sought an arrest warrant for Lee, but a judge ultimately turned down the request. This time around, the judge granted the arrest after “new  [Read More…]

Samsung Pay Mini now official in South Korea, will be coming to all Android phones

Samsung rolls out an online payments service that works on all Android phones.

Samsung’s digital payments platform Samsung Pay is available on select Galaxy smartphones in 11 countries. In a bid to increase the reach of its services, Samsung has announced Samsung Pay Mini, an online payments solution that will be available on all Android phones. Samsung Pay Mini will be launching in South Korea later this quarter, and Samsung has said that the service will be  [Read More…]

HTC One M9 gets Nougat in Europe, Turkey, South Africa

Other regions to follow for Android 7.0 on HTC’s 2015 flagship.

HTC’s Android 7.0 Nougat update program in Europe hasn’t been running entirely smoothly so far, with the OTA for the HTC 10 being pulled shortly after last week’s launch. Nevertheless, the company is continuing its Nougat rollout, and today Android 7.0 hits the HTC One M9 in mainland Europe, Turkey and South Africa, according to HTC Europe’s Graham Wheeler.

Excited to share that  [Read More…]

Samsung heir could be put behind bars in South Korean bribery scandal

The heir to Samsung’s empire is embroiled in a bribery scandal.

South Korea’s prosecutor is seeking a warrant to arrest Samsung Group’s Jay Y. Lee over bribery and embezzlement allegations. The 48-year-old executive is poised to take over control of Samsung’s business empire from his father, Lee Kun-hee. Jay Y. Lee is accused of bribing Choi Soon-sil, an aide to South Korean president Park Geun-hye, in order to secure political backing for the $ 8 billion merger  [Read More…]

Qualcomm hit with $853 million fine in South Korea for violating antitrust laws

Qualcomm could end up paying a hefty fine in Korea and amend its business practices.

Qualcomm has been fined a record 1.03 trillion won ($ 853 million) by South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) over antitrust violations. The regulator said that Qualcomm’s “unnecessarily broad patent licensing requirements” resulted in phone makers paying more royalties than required for its modem chips.

Qualcomm was also found to be in violation of competition law as it limited access to its  [Read More…]

South Floridians will soon be able to order McDonalds via UberEATS

Ever wanted a Big Mac without the hassle of leaving the house? Good news! Your dream may soon be a reality.

UBEREats will soon deliver McDonald’s from 200 franchises around Tampa, Miami, and Orlando as part of a pilot program by the fast food chain. Once a customer orders off the menu in the UBEREats app, they can track their order just as they would an approaching Uber ride.

While a program like this is  [Read More…]

LG G5 getting Android 7.0 Nougat update in South Korea

Holding on to a LG G5? Well if that’s the case, then you’ll be happy to hear that LG has announced it has started the roll out of the Android 7.0 Nougat for the LG G5 in South Korea. It’s quite a big deal for LG, who managed to be the first device maker to

Android 7.0 Nougat update hitting LG G5 starting today in South Korea, global rollout to follow

G5 owners will soon have access to the same improved software we see on the V20.

LG will start rolling out its Android 7.0 Nougat update to LG G5 owners in its home country of South Korea today, kicking off a process that will eventually update all G5s around the world in the coming weeks. The announcement comes the same day that Google’s numbers show just 0.3% of Android devices have Nougat, and Samsung’s beta program for testing Nougat  [Read More…]

Samsung resumes Note 7 sales in South Korea, sells 30,000 units in two days

With the Note 7 recall fully underway, Samsung has restarted sales of its latest flagship in its home market. Samsung launched several experience zones across South Korea to showcase the handset, and the company has introduced a green battery indicator to differentiate the safe Note 7 from the defective model.

Sales of the Note 7 kicked off over the weekend, and according to Korea Herald, Samsung sold over 30,000 units of the device. The numbers also account  [Read More…]

T-Mobile extends free high-speed roaming in Europe and South America until end of 2016

T-Mobile extends roaming privileges until the end of 2016.

T-Mobile always finds a way to put itself in the news. The company has announced that it will be extending free high-speed roaming to postpaid customers until the end of 2016. The original plan was supposed to expire at the end of September.

Specifically, the company says all postpaid customers will be able to roam on LTE at no extra charge in a number of European and South American countries,  [Read More…]