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Samsung Reveals Successor to Its Exploding Note 7

The S8 is hopefully less combustible

(Newser) - Samsung announced its Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus on Wednesday, and early reviews might be positive enough to make people forget that its last highly touted phone was more of a very expensive time bomb. "This is a journey," USA Today quotes the president of Samsung Electronics America...

Is That Mystery Number a Scammer? Galaxy S7 Knows

Thanks to partnership with Whitepages

(Newser) - About to buy the new Galaxy S7? Your contact list just got a whole lot bigger. Samsung and Whitepages are announcing a partnership that packs caller ID, spam and scam detection, and even a nearby business search directly into the native dialer, reports Engadget . This means that an incoming call...

How Celebs End Up Using Samsung Phones

The company's "White Glove" program aims to sway Hollywood elites

(Newser) - Find yourself glancing at the cellphones celebrities carry? Well if it's Jay Z or Martha Stewart carrying a Samsung device, that may be the result of the company's elite "White Glove" program, writes Shane Snow at Fast Company . Here's how it works: A celeb or high-powered...

iPhone No Longer Most Popular Model ... for Now

Samsung Galaxy S III takes the lead from iPhone 4S

(Newser) - Who says Samsung's Galaxy isn't as cool as the iPhone? Only one model can occupy the No. 1 sales slot, and in Q3 the honor went to Apple's main competitor—though the title is probably a temporary one, reports Mashable . Samsung shipped 18 million Galaxy S III...

Japan Hands Samsung Win in Apple Patent Wars

Sync tech no infringement; Apple ordered to pay court costs

(Newser) - Samsung may have lost a major battle with Apple last week, but the patent wars go on—and the latest victory is Samsung's. Samsung scored a win versus Apple in a Japanese court today, this time in a case over the tech that synchronizes music and video data with...

S. Korean Court to Apple, Samsung: You're Both Guilty

3-judge panel makes both companies pay minor fine

(Newser) - Samsung did indeed violate one of Apple's patents in making its Galaxy mobile devices—but Apple violated two of Samsung's patents right back, a South Korean court concluded today. A three-judge panel awarded both companies damages that were a lot lower than what they were asking for, and...

Galaxy Phones Ring in $5.9B Profit for Samsung

Profits expected to keep climbing, but company hedges on Europe

(Newser) - Thanks to the Galaxy S III smartphone's very warm reception, Samsung's profits last quarter climbed 14.5% to a record $5.9 billion, reports Reuters . But because of worry over the euro, which has fallen 5% versus the South Korean won since April, the company remains guarded, working...

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