Dec 25, 11:51 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Corazon Victorino 12/25/18 AT 6:44 PM Samsung Electronics surprised many Galaxy S9 and S9+ owners when the new major OS upgrade arrived in time for Christmas and way ahead of its scheduled rollout in January. If you haven’t upgraded your handset to the Android 9.0 Pie update, then now is the perfect time for you to do it. Earlier this week, a few sites including Sammobile and Android Authority reported that Galaxy S9 and S9+ owners in Germany already gained access to the Android Pie update even though the major OS upgrade wasn’t expected to be released until early next year. Then some Reddit users also confirmed the earlier rollout of the new software update by sharing online that they, too, have received the update. Users from Italy, Switzerland, Greece and the United Arab Emirates have already been spreading the good news online, as … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+: How To Update To Android 9.0 Pie
Dec 25, 11:41 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Corazon Victorino 12/25/18 AT 7:42 AM Huawei has officially disclosed its impressive smartphone sales this year. Unfortunately, the rising Chinese giant is still far from dethroning Samsung Electronics as the top phonemaker. On Tuesday, Huawei proudly announced that it has shipped over 200 million smartphones thus far for the year 2018. The figure is significantly bigger than the 153 million units the company shipped a year before, as per Digitimes. Huawei already took into account the Honor-branded models for its announcement. The bulk of the total shipments was also attributed to the Nova branded phones and other mid-tier models this year. The Chinese firm also divulged that its AI-centric P20 Pro and the Mate 20 Pro flagship devices saw strong demand from consumers. In fact, the former shipped 16 million units, while the latter shipped five … [Read more...] about Samsung vs Huawei: Which Company Shipped More Smartphones In 2018?
Dec 25, 11:42 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Corazon Victorino 12/25/18 AT 7:01 AM Samsung Electronics is now a bit hesitant to go all out on its planned chip facilities expansion in 2019. The reason is linked to the negative forecasts on the growth of the global semiconductor market next year. Industry sources disclosed to Korea Herald on Tuesday that Samsung’s memory chip unit is considering slowing the pace of its planned production facilities expansion next year. During a formal gathering last week, Samsung’s device solutions division discussed its global business strategies in relation to the anticipated oversupply of memory chips in 2019. “Adjusting the pace of increasing production capacities for DRAM and NAND flash chips was discussed at the meeting presided over by Vice Chairman Kim Ki-nam and heads of the chipmaker’s overseas branches,” one industry … [Read more...] about Samsung Could Slow Down Expansion Amid Uncertain Semiconductor Market Growth
We all had a good laugh when Samsung announced its partnership with the knockoff "Supreme Italia" brand earlier this month. Interestingly, it seems like Samsung is making botching its partners' brands and logos somewhat of a trend. In a blog post announcing the expansion of its HDR10+ ecosystem, Samsung prominently features fellow news publication Ars Technica's logo alongside big names like Qualcomm, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros, and more. At this point, you're probably wondering how exactly this snafu occurred. Ars Technica is a tech site, and it wouldn't really make sense for it to partner with Samsung on a display technology. The actual company that Samsung is partnering with, ARSPRO, isn't very large and doesn't have an easily-discoverable webpage or logo. After all, the Russia-based production studio doesn't even have 200 likes on its Facebook page. ARSPRO's actual logo. Search "ars pro" or "arspro" in Google, and the first result that pops up is a link to a page on Ars … [Read more...] about Samsung claims partnership with news publication Ars Technica in latest branding mishap
Samsung's flagships in 2018 made quite an impact in the mobile industry, especially the Galaxy Note 9 with its large screen form factor and top-notch features. But there was no shortage of competition from rivals Apple, Huawei, Google and even OnePlus. A fresh leak offers a sneak peek into what Samsung is planning for its next year's flagship, the Galaxy S10. 2018 was clearly a year of great cameras in smartphones. From Google Pixel 3-series to Huawei Mate 20 Pro, we've witnessed some exceptional camera phones and one particular feature that completely stood out and blew everyone's minds is the critically-acclaimed night mode. Google offered Night Sight, Huawei came up with Night Mode and even OnePlus joined the bandwagon with Nightscape to brighten up photos that have been shot in very dark areas. Despite the popularity of the feature, Samsung did not pick up the trend and offer its version of night mode camera in Galaxy Note 9. Things could change next year. Samsung Galaxy S10 is … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S10’s biggest camera feature revealed