Tag: Samsung

Samsung and Mediatek emerge as Qualcomm’s top 5G chip rivals in 2020

Throughout 2019, the 5G chip business has effectively been Qualcomm’s to lose — between its Snapdragon 855-series processors and its X50/X55 modems, Qualcomm won the business of almost every company interested in producing a 5G consumer device. But with 2020 just around the corner, rivals Samsung and Mediatek have emerged as top 5G chip alternatives […]

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Samsung Galaxy Fold Review: 28 Days Later

The Galaxy Fold is now available in the U.S, shortly after selling out in Korea during its initial debut. It brings a new smartphone experience centered on what Samsung calls “a new dawn in display technology.” The company pitches the Fold as being “phone and tablet” in one device. It is the first significant foldable […]

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Apple Watch Accounted for Nearly Half the Smartwatch Shipments Worldwide

The latest data from Strategy Analytics points to global smartwatch shipments growing by a massive 42% in Q3 2019 to reach 14 million units. The surge in sales was led by Apple Watch which dominated the market and accounted for 48% of the total smartwatch shipments. In Q2 2019, 10 million smartwatches were shipped worldwide […]

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Samsung’s VASTA system uses AI to let users program smartphone tasks visually, without coding

Assistants like Samsung’s Bixby are fairly versatile where task automation is concerned — they’ll perform multi-step commands like “Open Facebook and share the three most recent photos” without complaint — but they’re not perfect. It’s incumbent on developers to program these tasks, which means that for users, it becomes more or less a waiting game. […]

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AMD CEO Lisa Su interview — 2020 will be a bigger product year for us

For those who have been around long enough, it’s hard to believe one of Silicon Valley’s great comeback companies is Advanced Micro Devices. AMD CEO Lisa Su has prevailed against a lot of skeptics in the past five years, thanks to the technical advantage her company has gained from its Zen and Zen 2 architectures, […]

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AI Weekly: Samsung comes to terms with Bixby’s second-class status

Samsung’s Bixby assistant won’t be the reason you buy (or don’t buy) your next Samsung-manufactured smartphone, smart refrigerator, smart router, or smart speaker. And Samsung is finally coming to terms with that. This was the implicit thread underlying the 2019 Samsung Developer Conference (SDC), which kicked off in earnest on Tuesday at the San Jose […]

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China Telecom teases Samsung W20 5G folding phone for November 2019

Now that China has officially launched 5G data plans across multiple carriers and cities, the race to establish early winners in the 5G handset market is officially underway. To that end, China Telecom is already trying to grab attention with an interesting option: a new Samsung folding phone called the W20 5G. The Chinese carrier […]

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Canalys: Global smartphone shipments rose 1% in Q3 2019, first growth in 2 years

Global smartphone shipments grew by 1% in Q3 2019, representing the first year-on-year (YoY) market increase in two years. New figures from Canalys indicate that 352 million smartphones shipped last quarter, compared to 349 million on the corresponding period last year. The growth, while modest, bucks a trend that dates back to 2017 which saw […]

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Samsung and Medtronic use app for Parkinson’s disease patient therapy

At Samsung Developer Conference 2019 today, Medtronic and Samsung showed off a Galaxy smartphone app, Patient Programmer, that allows patients to manage their own therapy for Parkinson’s disease. Nearly a million people in the U.S. live with the disease, which affects the brain and produces worsening tremors, reduced movement, body stiffness and cognitive changes. To […]

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Samsung New Vertical Folding Phone Design

During the Samsung Developer Conference 2019 keynote, Samsung was outlining One UI 2, its proprietary User Interface for Galaxy devices (and beyond). Advertising As part of that presentation, Samsung reminded the audience (developers) that it was the original company to have developed the folding user interface concept, then worked with Google to take the concept […]

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Two New Samsung Galaxy Book Laptops At SDC 2019

During the Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) in San Jose (California), Samsung has announced three new laptops aimed at “younger millennials” who don’t want to compromise on portability, no matter the task at hand. To address this market, Samsung proposes thin & light and ultralight solutions going from 13.3 to 15.6 inches displays. Advertising Samsung Galaxy […]

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Samsung’s SmartThings passes 45 million monthly active users

Today at the 2019 Samsung Developer Conference in San Jose, Samsung announced that SmartThings, the Seoul company’s internet of things (IoT) platform, now has over 45 million monthly active users and works with more than 5,000 devices. It anticipates both of those metrics will grow in short order, thanks to newly announced developer and partner […]

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Samsung debuts Galaxy S11-ready 5G Exynos Modem 5123 and Exynos 990 SoC

Just last month, Samsung introduced the Exynos 980 system-on-chip (SoC), combining a CPU, GPU, and 5G modem onto a single energy-efficient die for midrange-premium phones. Now the company is announcing a “premium” alternative named Exynos 990, alongside a separate new modem called the 5G Exynos Modem 5123 — components that could wind up in some […]

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