Samsung Invests $47.6mil In Pantech? There’s More To It Than You Think…
  ·  2013년 05월 23일

We wrote earlier in the year that Samsung and Pantech will compete in the smartphone and tablet marketplaces in 2013. The decision comes as a surprise and may raise some eyebrows among analysts and investors who say that Pantech doesn’t have much to offer Samsung in terms of technology or software capabilities: it was confirmed today that Samsung invested in $47.6 million in Pantech, the third largest mobile device manufacturer in South…

삼성, 미국 스타트업 MOVL 인수… N-Screen에 박차 가하나
  ·  2013년 05월 07일

5월 7일 삼성이 세컨드 스크린(second-screen) 스타트업인 MOVL을 인수했다. MOVL은 스마트폰과 스마트 TV간의 연결성을 이용한 앱을 개발하는 스타트업으로, 2011년 삼성의 ‘Free the TV Challenge’에서 우승을 한 경험이 있다. 이들의 대표 앱으로는 ‘WeDraw’와 ‘WeTeli’가 있다. MOVL의 합류를 통해 삼성은 그 동안 노력해왔던 N-Screen 전략에 박차를 가할 것으로 보인다.  인력과 기술, 특허까지 포함한 삼성의 이번 인수는 지난 4월에 이루어졌으며, 거래 금액에 대한 자세한 내용은 알려지지 않았다. 현재 MOVL의 팀원 10명은 삼성전자의 일원으로 공식 합류했다. 이에 대해 MOVL의…

Samsung Accused For Stealing OLED Technology From LG, Police Raid Pursues
  ·  2013년 04월 11일

Following reports of office raids the day before, Samsung Display denied that it had been investigated for technology espionage against its rival LG Display. Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency – also the cyber crime unit of the country – conducted plant and office raids based on allegations that Samsung stole LG’s patented OLED technology through suppliers. “Samsung is the only company in the world possessing OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology. Our concern is that…

Galaxy Rated As Most Valuable Band Again
  ·  2013년 04월 11일

Samsung’s “Galaxy” series was again rated as Korea’s most valuable brand in the first quarter of 2013. Brandstock, a local research firm conducted a survey and Samsung received 938 points, retaining the top spot for the second consecutive year. The supermarket chain “Emart” followed with 924 points. Samsung outstripped Nokia as the world’s biggest smartphone maker and sold more than 40 million units worldwide. Samsung controlled 30.4% of global smartphone market, surpassing…

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Will Set New Paradigm With Flexible, Unbreakable OLED Panels
  ·  2013년 03월 27일

The rumor has it that the Galaxy Note 3 will come with an OLED (rumored to be ‘unbreakable’ and resistant to drop shocks) HD screens. This means that Samsung will set a new paradigm between smartphone manufacturers. What kind of shift in dynamics will there be?

Will Samsung Be The First To Release Tizen Phones? On The Samsung-Google Alliance
  ·  2013년 03월 26일

Samsung has developed to become the world’s biggest handset maker since the introduction of its Galaxy S smartphone series equipped with Google’s Android mobile operating platform. In contrast with Apple’s iOS, Samsung strengthened its partnership with Google for the Android mobile operating system which boasted being open platform. However, it seems that things may change with the demand for an improved variety of mobile platforms from handset manufacturers as well as mobile carriers.

[Update] Samsung Display Drops Injunction Against LG Display
  ·  2013년 03월 22일

Samsung Display recently dropped an injunction seeking a ban on their archenemy, LG Display. The ban was surrounded around the OLED, or organic light-emitting diode technology. Whether this is a reconciliatory move or purely for strategic purposes is up for debate.

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Puts Pressure On Apple
  ·  2013년 03월 22일

Last week, Samsung made its biggest run yet at the iPhone’s loyalists by unveiling the new Galaxy S4 – this was done at Times Square, a few blocks away from Apple’s flagship store in New York. The event had big implications because it was at Apple’s home ground. What are some of the implications for Samsung’s launch?

Evolution Of Samsung’s Galaxies (Infographic)
  ·  2013년 03월 21일

Samsung Galaxies – the specs, the evolution. Samsung’s Galaxy was first launched in 2010, and 20 million were sold. Samsung Galaxy S2 sold 28 million and was launched a year after that. Samsung Galaxy S3 was launched in 2012 and sold 50 million. Galaxy S4 was launched in 2013 and is available in 155 countries.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0 Release Announced
  ·  2013년 03월 20일

It seems that iPad Mini will find itself with yet another competitor in the near future – Galaxy Note 8. The tension between Apple and Samsung is heating up again, with Apple’s iPhone 6 (rumored) and Samsung’s Galaxy S4 both featuring wireless charging.

Potential Patent Dispute Between Samsung and LG
  ·  2013년 03월 20일

A potential patent dispute could arise between LG and Samsung, who recently launched the new Galaxy S4. It was revealed that some technologies in the new handset are similar to patents belonging to LG.

Galaxy S4 To Be Launched On March 14
  ·  2013년 03월 13일

Galaxy S4 will be launched and have its first public appearance in New York City on March 14. What are some of its specs and what would it mean for fans of Samsung?

Korean Smartphones Used By One Third Of America
  ·  2013년 02월 22일

1 in 3 North Americans use Korean smartphones. Apple was the number 1 smartphone vendor in the USA with 37.6% market share in 2012. LG and Samsung are catching up, and their sales in the US and Canada continue to grow. Who will be the no.1 smartphone vendor in the US in 2013?

China Catching Up To Korea In The Smartphone Industry & Market
  ·  2013년 02월 21일

Since November 2009, the global smartphone industry has seen many changes. ZTE and Huawei have both been gaining market share in the Chinese and overseas market, but why have these Chinese rivals not been active in releasing their smartphones in Korea and what are their plans for the future?

LG To Launch Second Series Of L3, L5 and L7 Models: Is LG Catching Up With Samsung?
  ·  2013년 02월 20일

LG was the world’s fifth-largest handset maker last year, with a 3.3% market share. Is this about to change in the next couple of years however? This year, LG plans to promote a follow-up series of the line-up in these continents without a high long-term evolution penetration. They will reveal the second series of the L3, L5 and L7 models at the Mobile World Congress 2013. It will be interesting to see how they change the dynamics, considering LG’s success with OLED panels.

TV Wars: 6 Reasons Why LG Will Be The Dominant Player For The Global TV Market
  ·  2013년 02월 20일

Display Search announced that the OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) TV panel market in Korea is expected to grow to around $3 billion in 2015. LG Display officials announced that “[they] will continue to secure new sources of competitiveness to set up entry barriers that [their] competitors will not be able to break through.” We have identified 6 major reasons why we think LG will be the dominant player in the global TV…

Samsung’s “Galaxy S4” To Be Revealed In March
  ·  2013년 02월 20일

Dubbed “Galaxy S4,” the phone is expected to be unveiled at the launch ceremony held in New York City. Samsung has yet to announce the official plan about the S4 launch, but rumors anticipate that the new model will have a 4.99-inch HD screen based on AMOLED technology and will have incorporated a variety of cutting-edge solutions.

세계에서 가장 혁신적인 기업 Top20 – 애플은 13위… 그럼 1위는?
  ·  2013년 02월 13일

Fast Company가 가장 혁신적인 기업 Top50위를 발표했다. 그 중 Top20를 간략하게 정리했다. 이 중 아시아 기업으로는 16위와 17위에 나란히 Tencent와 삼성이 올랐다. 2위는 배송의 혁신을 일으킨 아마존, 3위는 모바일 결제 붐을 시작한 Square가 꼽혔다. 과연 1위는…?

Samsung Invests In OpenX, Creator Of Private Mobile Exchange Platform
  ·  2013년 02월 04일

Recently, Samsung Venture Investment led a Series E investment round totaling US$ 22.5 million with a software provider, Open X Software Ltd, the creator of Samsung’s private mobile exchange platform. The investment aimed to enable ‘the global expansion of the company’, especially into mobile, as it competes with rivals such as search giant Google.

Apple Exceeds Samsung In Mobile Phone Sales In The US – How Do You Like Them Apples?
  ·  2013년 02월 04일

How about them apples? Apple is now the number 1 mobile phone vendor in the US, with a record of 34% market share. Samsung will surely be keen to recapture that title in 2013 by launching improved new models such as the rumored Galaxy S4. LG is still the third largest player in the American mobile phone market. beSUCCESS investigates the three key reasons why Apple’s sales improved, but what do you think?