Posts tagged ‘Samsung’

10 million Samsung Galaxy S II devices sold into the channel

They have done it again, and this time it’s huge. 10 million is the number of Galaxy S II devices sold. Not to the consumers per se, but to the retail channel. We can sum up this statement by Samsung as a boasting. This press release comes in the wake of the massive all-operator U.S launch that has been impending release for quite a long while. What Samsung wants to convey to us is, the retail market in the U.S i.e the operators are very happy to have that device in their shelves. So, mass booking has happened and hence the spike in sales for Samsung.

Samsung have positioned the timing of the Galaxy S II devices to roll out spot on at the time of the iPhone 5/4S launch. Sprint is the only carrier that has already launched the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G ( LOL ūüėõ ). Every other carrier has stocked it up already, but yet to launch. They are waiting for iPhone to launch, i think. (idiots, i say).

Full PR after the break.

via 9t05google

(more…)

Advertisements

Samsung’s first Windows 8 tablet leaks just before BUILD

According to a weibo user by the name of Michelle Hu, the above image is of the first Windows 8 tablet made by Samsung, that is to be distributed to devs at BUILD conference that’s starting in 3-4 hours. This looks strikingly similar to the series 7 slate tablet Samsung launched recently. In fact, they said the same slate will get upgraded to Windows 8, according to the verge.

This tablet supposedly runs an ultra low power version of an intel quad core CPU, most probably the core i5.But the jury is still out on this, it may run ARM based Nvidia Kal-El too. We’ll know for sure, soon.

Source Mobiletechworld via TIMN

Apple is suing Samsung again, this time in Japan

This is in line with a series of patent spats that Apple has started with droid manufacturers, specifically Samsung wand HTC. While HTC has retorted back with some new patents that it bought from Google, Samsung is still battling it out in various continents, mainly because Apple claims Samsung is an iClone manufacturer.

It has won the case in various european countries and has completely blocked sale of the Galaxy range of devices. Now, it wants to do the same in Japan. Apple has filed the case in the Tokyo district and seeks to ban the sales of Galaxy devices and wants compensation of 100 million Yen ( around 1.3 million $ ).

It’s game on. Either Samsung should change their designs or just use the stock Android UI so that the devices don’t look the same.

Source Reuters

Samsung announces the next wave of Bada phones

See what i did there ? ūüėČ

Samsung recently shouted out their boring change in naming convention, which i honestly found to be lame, much lamer than what Nokia did with theirs. Samsung wanted to name their new Galaxy range of Android devices like this –

Thanks GSMArena

So, where does Wave series fit in ? Read on to find out about the new Wave devices –

(more…)

Samsung to acquire WebOS business instead of PC biz ?? | Hires HP exec

Well well well, would you look at that ? First, there were rumors of Sammy buying HP’s PC biz, they vehemently denied it afterwards. But suddenly they have scooped up an exec from HP to manage their own PC biz. That HP exec is Raymond Wah, a VP of the PSG ( Personal systems group ) unit of HP which includes WebOS.

Digitimes reports that Samsung is also considering buying the WebOS biz. for competing with Google and Apple. wait.. what ?

So, they have considered their long time partner, a competitor now ? Way to go Google, you and Moto¬†are screwing up the relationships. More questions arise if this rumor is true. What will happen to Bada¬†? Doesn’t it sell a lot more than what these WebOS¬†devices sold in their total lifetime ? Will they abandon Android and Windows Phone to completely adopt WebOS as their only strategy ?

WebOS plus Samsung hardware sounds fun but as of now WebOS works only on Qualcomm chipsets much like Windows Phone. Samsung is an end to end sourcing company which does not want to rely on other manufacturers. How will it play out if the rumor is true ?

We just have to wait. To add more fuel to the rumors, HP and Samsung have declined to comment. Let’s see where this goes.

Source Digitimes

Samsung has spilled the beans : confirms the Nexus Prime

Oh, here we go. The next version of the *flagship* pure Google phone has been rumored as manufactured by Samsung, but never had any concrete proof. Well, talking about proof, see this image below.

The above email you see is a cease and desist letter sent to a developer to stop using the “Nexus Prime” firmware. Yup, the Nexus Prime is made by Samsung, you can now shut down the LG/HTC rumors and start guessing whether if it will be a SGS2 clone like the Nexus was a NFC clone of the galaxy S.

I guess the Samsung legal time will have a hard time explaining this to their bosses.

Source Geek

Samsung to acquire HP’s PC business ? [Rumors]

Recently HP announced a massive change in it’s business strategy by cancelling its webOS hardware business and announced it’s intention to spin off it’s PC business, much like what IBM did 5 years earlier. In view of HP spinning off the PC business, lots of rumors are coming from the supply chain now, that Samsung is a prospective buyer of HP’s PC business.

DigiTimes, the supply chain tabloid, reports that Samsung is preparing to outsource a part of its notebook production to Taiwan OEM manufacturers like Compal,Quanta and Pegatron. They say this is an intended move to increase capacity so that there is enough bandwidth to acquire the huge PC business from HP.

This is what the Digitimes folks have to say about this :

The sources pointed that the Taiwan’s notebook OEM industry’s production efficiency and cost control is currently unmatched worldwide; therefore, if Samsung takes over HP’s PC department, HP’s over 40 million PC shipment volume will still need to depend on Taiwan OEMs. However, related suppliers of components such as panel, memory and battery may be affected as Samsung has a rather strong vertical integration supply chain.

Within HP’s 40 million units of PC orders in 2011, Quanta will ship 20 million units with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to ship eight million units, Inventec, seven million units, Wistron, 3-4 million units and Compal, two million units.

The sources pointed out that if HP’s PC business is sold to other brand players, makers such as Quanta, Foxconn and Inventec are expected to see the most impact as they have higher order proportions with HP, while Wistron and Compal are expected to benefit.

Commenting on the event, Quanta pointed out that since the information is still limited, the company can only monitor the outcome carefully; however, since the new PC orders from HP for 2012 are all already set, it is unlikely to have significant changes. However, if Samsung takes down HP’s 40 million units of PC shipments and with Samsung’s own 10 million units, the company will need to ship 50-60 million units totally in one year and will definitely need to find OEM partners as Samsung itself may have difficulty to make all these orders, Quanta noted.

However, Quanta will continue to work on cloud computing and the related products in the future to increase its non-notebook business’ contribution.

Meanwhile, Inventec pointed out that HP’s announcement seems like is for testing the market’s reaction and believes that whether HP will sell the business will still depend on the market’s feedbacks. In addition, since HP is given up its PC business because of the weak profitability of consumer notebooks, Inventec, which is manufacturing mainly HP’s enterprise notebooks, expects to only see a limited impact from the event.

Overall looks good for Samsung which is poised to become the top PC manufacturer if it acquires HP’s PC business.

Source DiGiTiMeS via Electronista