Government invites Samsung, LG to ‘Make in India’

HYDERABAD: India is inviting technology majors like Samsung and LG to set up manufacturing facilities in the country under ‘Make in India’ programme, said communications and information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.  “We are promoting all the big guns like Samsung and LG to come to India in a big way under ‘Make in India’ programme,” the minister said in his address at golden jubilee celebrations of Computer Society of India (CSI).

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Government-invites-Samsung-LG-to-Make-in-India/articleshow/45511512.cms

Digitimes Research: Microsoft Mobile exit from feature phone market to benefit white-box makers and Samsung

Samsung Electronics and China-based white-box handset makers will benefit from Microsoft Mobile’s decision to phase out its feature phone business within one and a half years, Digitimes Research believes. Samsung and white-box handset makers have been competing for the orders left out by Microsoft Mobile since the third quarter of 2014, and Digitimes Research estimates that Microsoft Mobile has been shipping about 10-15 million feature phones a month in 2014.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141208PD209.html

Digitimes Research: Lenovo mobile device shipments to lead Samsung by 9 million units in 2015

Enjoying growths in both tablet and notebook shipments, Lenovo is estimated to beat Samsung Electronics in mobile computing device shipments (notebooks and tablets) by about one million units in 2014 and become the second-largest mobile computing device brand vendor worldwide, only behind Apple. Despite difficulties to achieve further shipment growths for its tablet business, Lenovo with its advantage as the largest notebook brand vendor worldwide and aggressive promotions of its inexpensive and phone-enabled tablets is expected to achieve 50 million in total tablet and notebook shipments in 2015, widening its gap with Samsung to nine million units.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141205PD206.html

KakaoTalk introduces end-to-end encryption for chats following outcry over privacy concerns

Yet another high-profile message app has upped the ante on protecting its user data. KakaoTalk, the flagship app from Korea’s newly-formed Daum Kakao, announced today the introduction of “Secret Chat,” a special type of chatroom that implements end-to-end encryption for for all communications. The company states that decryption keys for messages in Secret Chat are stored on the users’ actual devices, which prevents outside parties from obtaining the contents of the chatroom.

https://www.techinasia.com/kakaotalk-introduces-endtoend-encryption-chats-outcry-privacy-concerns/

Samsung Galaxy S6 Release Date 2015: New Form and Original OS

Rumor has it the next Galaxy device will be a true iPhone rival once more. The plan is to give the smartphone a fresh start, which explains its codename Project Zero. The Galaxy S6 concept includes a QHD display with 2560 x 1440 pixels screen resolution, 64-bit Snapdragon 810 octa-core CPU, Adreno 430 GPU, 20 MP rear camera with 4K video capture, heart rate monitor, fingerprint technology and Android 5.0 Lollipop mobile operating system.

http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/26249/20141205/samsung-galaxy-s6-release-date-2015-new-form-and-original-os.htm

Three Korean Carriers Team With Huawei For 5G Development

Huawei’s product and solution CTO Li Sanqi revealed that the company has reached a close cooperation with three major South Korean telecom companies, SK Telecom, KT, and LG Uplus, for the research and development of fifth-generation network services. During the closing ceremony of Startup Nations Summit 2014 held in Seoul, Li said that Huawei will work together with telecom service suppliers to develop a stable 5G network.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2014/12/05/21224-three-korean-carriers-team-with-huawei-for-5g-development

Blackberry says Samsung partnership to help grow India enterprise customer business

NEW DELHI: Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry has said that its mobile device management security partnership with South Korean conglomerate Samsung will help it increase its enterprise customer base in India. Samsung’s significant presence in the Indian market, including in the Bring Your Own Device or BYOD segment, will help expand Blackberry’s reach in the country, Sunil Lalvani, Blackberry India’s managing director Sunil Lalvani told ET.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/blackberry-says-samsung-partnership-to-help-grow-india-enterprise-customer-business/articleshow/45335743.cms

The Largest Ever "G-STAR 2014" Ended in Great Success

The largest ever G-STAR 2014 commemorating its 10th anniversary was held with various attractions, such as additional events for celebrating the 10th anniversary, along with the BTC and BTB exhibitions. In addition, it provided greater satisfaction to visitors with high quality contents and events corresponding to the scale of the exhibition.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3244091

Samsung leads India tablet market with 22.2 per cent share: IDC

NEW DELHI: Korean electronics giant Samsung continues to lead the tablet market share with 22.2 per cent, followed by Micromax (10.9 per cent) and iBall (10.6 per cent) in Q3, 2014, said research firm IDC.  Samsung continues to lead the market by a wide gap over its next competitor. “With a fresh product line in the premium segment, it fared well on the higher screen sized tablets,” IDC added.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/samsung-leads-india-tablet-market-with-22-2-per-cent-share-idc/articleshow/45306347.cms

Samsung stays India smartphone market leader in Q3: IDC

NEW DELHI: Korean giant Samsung continued to be the smartphone market leader in India with 24, followed by Micromax (20%) and Lava (8%), research firm IDC in a statement said.  The research firm said that Samsung has witnessed shipment growth in Q3 2014 but it has been lower than than the industry average.  “There is a contraction in their (Samsung) market share”, IDC added.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/samsung-stays-india-smartphone-market-leader-in-q3-idc/articleshow/45282867.cms

Digitimes Research: Samsung, Apple, LG rank as top-3 smartphone vendors in 3Q14

Samsung Electronics, Apple and LG Electronics ranked as the top-three smartphone vendors globally in the third quarter as well as the first three quarters of 2014, based on third-quarter reports released by individual vendors and data from makers in the supply chain, according to Digitimes Research. China-based vendors Huawei, Xiaomi Technology and Lenovo took the fourth, fifth and seventh positions, respectively, during the same period, Digitimes Research added.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141124PD203.html

Huawei Will Build R&D Center In South Korea

Chinese telecom device maker Huawei will reportedly build a research and development center in South Korea. According to reports in South Korean local media, this move aims to more effectively enter the South Korean domestic market and acquire technologies related to smartphones in South Korea.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2014/11/24/21196-huawei-will-build-rd-center-in-south-korea

Samsung files ITC complaint to block Nvidia chips from US: Bloomberg

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission seeking to block computer-graphics chips made by Nvidia Corp from the US market, Bloomberg reported. Samsung had accused Nvidia of infringing several of its chip-related patents and for making false claims about its products, counter-suing after Nvidia filed a suit against the company in September.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/samsung-files-itc-complaint-to-block-nvidia-chips-from-us-bloomberg/articleshow/45237551.cms

South Korean government launches ‘heavy crackdown’ on… selfie sticks?

Apparently nothing gets away from the South Korean government’s eagle eye supervision – including selfie sticks. Specifically, those with built-in bluetooth functionality. You know the one – these models usually have a button at the grip of the stick that act as the “shutter release” for your smartphone’s camera.

https://www.techinasia.com/south-korea-crackdown-selfie-sticks/

Commentary: Who will win in race for Apple A9 chip orders?

There have been many speculations circulating about Apple’s A9 processors, which are to be used in next-generation iPhone and iPad devices in 2015. Earlier, some reports indicated that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) was likely to take up the majority of the A9 orders to be released by Apple. And later Digitimes was told that TSMC and Samsung Electronics were still in the race for the application processor (AP) orders.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141118PD212.html

Samsung Reducing Smartphone Range By 30% In 2015

Samsung is the only top-five cellphone handset manufacturer to lose sales in 2014, with Apple, Xiaomi, Lenovo and LG all increasing sales worldwide. As a result, the company will reportedly cut its phone production by as much as 30 percent in 2015, to lower the cost of inventory and make fewer smartphones that fail to sell on the market. The move comes after the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note were outclassed by competitors – the Galaxy S outclassed by the HTC One, Xiaomi Mi3, Moto X and LG G3 – the Galaxy Note 4 by the iPhone 6 Plus.

http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/23032/20141118/samsung-reducing-smartphone-range-30-2015.htm

LG likely to increase ODM smartphone orders to Taiwan in 2015, say sources

LG Electronics is expected to increase its ODM smartphone orders to Taiwan-based production partner, Arima Communications, to 3-4 million units in 2015 compared to slightly over one million units in 2014, according to sources at Taiwan’s handset supply chain. LG resumes its cooperation with Taiwan-based ODMs in 2014 and has placed orders for two entry-level Android smartphones with Arima for shipments to emerging markets, including those in Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141117PD200.html

Samsung Display asking supply chains to cut pricing by 30%

Samsung Display is asking supply chains including backlighting makers to reduce pricing for components by as much as 30% during the fourth quarter of 2014 as the company aims to drop overall pricing for small- to medium-size applications. The company is making new efforts to panel pricing in order to spur growth in its small- to medium-size panel segment as well as to provide Samsung Electronics with lower-priced solutions.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141117PD203.html

Korean mobile game maker 4:33 Creative Lab attracts big investment from Tencent and Line

Korean mobile game designer 4:33 Creative Lab has attracted fresh investment from Tencent and Line Corp, according to BeSUCCESS. The dollar amount was undisclosed, but BeSUCCESS puts the figure north of US$100 million. Tencent, Line, and Korea Investment Partners jointly set up a consortium in which Tencent contributed about US$110 million, according to Business Korea. After the investment made through the consortium, Tencent’s stake in 4:33 Creative Lab comes out to 25 percent. 4:33 Creative Labs says it will disclose more details about the consortium later this year.

https://www.techinasia.com/korean-mobile-game-maker-433-creative-lab-attracts-big-investment-tencent-line/

Samsung leads India smartphone market with 25%, Xiaomi jumps: Counterpoint research

NEW DELHI: Korean smartphone maker Samsung continues to dominate the India smartphone segment with 25% market share in the third quarter of 2014, followed by Micromax and Karbonn with 20% and 10% market share respectively with China’s Xiaomi making rapid strides, according to Counterpoint research. Motorola, which is now a Lenovo company, remained the fourth largest smartphone vendor while Sony closed the quarter at the fifth spot.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/samsung-leads-india-smartphone-market-with-25-xiaomi-jumps-counterpoint-research/articleshow/45110964.cms