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Samsung and Google Are Fighting About Tizen OS Again

Samsung and Google Are Fighting About Tizen OS Again

Google and Samsung are reportedly at odds once again. According to The Information, Google CEO Larry Page is unhappy that Samsung is pushing Tizen as its chosen smartwatch platform. Apparently joining LG in the retail launch of Android Wear wasn't enough to satisfy Page. The report describes a "tense private meeting" ...

Report: Samsung May Buy SmartThings for $200 Million

Report: Samsung May Buy SmartThings for $200 Million

Google has Nest, Apple has HomeKit and Samsung has…SmartThings, we’re hearing. The deal was completed for around $200 million dollars, though it might have been less according to one source. (Update: The deal is not done yet, says another.) SmartThings is in the home automation space, and allows you to connect devices ...

‘Thread’ is a New Wireless Networking Standard from Samsung, Google’s Nest and More

‘Thread’ is a New Wireless Networking Standard from Samsung, Google’s Nest and More

Samsung, ARM, Nest and four other companies have gotten together to build a new radio standard for the smart home. Dubbed Thread, it is a low-power, mesh network protocol that also supports IPv6. The standard is built on the existing radio hardware used by ZigBee devices (802.15.4), which means that a company could update ...

Report: Samsung is Prepping the High-End ‘Galaxy Alpha’ to Battle the iPhone 6

Report: Samsung is Prepping the High-End ‘Galaxy Alpha’ to Battle the iPhone 6

Samsung is planning to launch a new, high-end smartphone next month that will be designed to take on the iPhone 6, according to reports out of Korea. Over the weekend, Korean publication ETNews reported that Samsung is working on a device known as the Galaxy Alpha that it plans to launch in August. Samsung wants to get the ...

Samsung, Intel, Dell and More form the Open Interconnect Consortium

Samsung, Intel, Dell and More form the Open Interconnect Consortium

There’s yet another tech industry group focused on the internet of things in town. Samsung has partnered with Atmel, Broadcom, Dell, Intel and Intel-owned Wind River to launch the Open Interconnect Consortium, an organization aiming to create engineering standards to help electronic devices ‘talk’ to one another — ...

Samsung Says ‘Weak Demand’ for its Older Phones is Hurting Profits

Samsung Says ‘Weak Demand’ for its Older Phones is Hurting Profits

Samsung's marketing budget has always been vast, but in the last quarter it was far larger than even the manufacturer itself would have liked. The company admits that it's been forced to spend extra money on promotions for older and lower-end devices that have been filling up its warehouses due to "weak demand." This dip in ...

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S Has the Best Tablet Screen Available Today

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S Has the Best Tablet Screen Available Today

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S is the new market leader when it comes to screen technology, according to research company DisplayMate Technologies. The Korean company's latest slate pushes the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX and Apple iPad Air into second and third place, respectively. The Tab S, which comes in 10.5- and 8.4-inch ...

Analyst: Samsung’s Tizen OS is ‘Dead in the Water’

Analyst: Samsung’s Tizen OS is ‘Dead in the Water’

Days after Samsung introduced a Tizen OS-based smartphone, a UK-based analyst declared the operating system a non-starter, despite its backing by a consortium of heavyweights including Intel, Samsung and LG Electronics. "Is Tizen going anywhere? In a word, no," wrote Andrew Sheehy, chief analyst for Generator Research in an ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 3, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 3, 2014

Samsung is ramping up its focus on health. The company recently showed off its latest health-tracking wristband, the Simband. The Simband, a sort-of hybrid between a smartwatch and fitness tracker, uses different wavelengths of light to continuously track things like your blood pressure, respiration, heart rate and more. It ...

Samsung Unveils the First Tizen Smartphone: The Samsung Z

Samsung Unveils the First Tizen Smartphone: The Samsung Z

Samsung Electronics launched the first phone running its homegrown Tizen operating system on Monday morning. The Samsung Z, as it is called, will go on sale in Russia in the third quarter. Samsung currently sells more smartphones than any other company, but the vast majority of those handsets run Google’s Android ...