Abandoning the Note 7 hurt Samsung about as much as you’d think

Consulting firm Gartner Inc. has released its latest quarterly survey of global smartphone sales, and the results do not have good news for Samsung Electronics Ltd. Fourth-quarter unit sales for the South Korean

Published on: February 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Samsung Galaxy S8 likely to lose home button, feature curved screen

The next Galaxy smartphone from Samsung Electronics Ltd. will be making a clean break from its predecessors, according to Wall Street Journal insiders. Citing "people familiar with the matter," writers Eun-Young Jeong and Jonathan

Published on: February 10th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Adios Samsung! Canada’s 10 most influential brands of 2016 revealed

TORONTO - It looks like exploding smartphones have lit Samsung Electronics Ltd.'s brand reputation on fire. The Canadian arm of market research firm Ipsos Group S.A. has released its annual list of Canada's most

Published on: January 31st, 2017 Alex Radu

Samsung moving ahead with Note 8, despite 7’s apparent impact on mobile sales

Samsung Electronics Ltd. has announced that it will be moving ahead with its popular Note series of mobile devices, despite the apparent damage last year's Note 7 debacle wreaked on the company's reputation

Published on: January 24th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Battery size officially to blame for Note 7 fires, Samsung investigation reveals

Note: Updated on Jan. 23 to incorporate information from Samsung. An investigation by Samsung Electronics Ltd. has determined a series of "abnormal" batteries were officially behind last year's Galaxy Note 7 explosions. "We

Published on: January 20th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

South Korean prosecutors denied warrant to arrest Samsung chair

Four days after authorities announced they were seeking a warrant to arrest the de facto head of Samsung Electronics Ltd., a South Korean judge has denied their request. According to Reuters, the Seoul

Published on: January 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

South Korean authorities now seeking an arrest warrant for Samsung heir

Multiple outlets are reporting that South Korean authorities are seeking an arrest warrant for Lee Jae-yong, Samsung Electronics Ltd. vice chair and son of company head Lee Kun-hee. The request is connected to

Published on: January 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Samsung heir under investigation for alleged bribes involving impeached South Korean president

At this point, Samsung Electronics Ltd. is finding itself in as much hot water as Donald Trump. Multiple outlets are reporting that the tech giant's vice chair, Lee Jae-yong, known professionally as Jay

Published on: January 11th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Samsung Canada reveals new mid-range Galaxy A5 smartphone at CES

Samsung Electronics Ltd. wants budget-minded Canadian smartphone owners to know it hasn't abandoned them. On Thursday, the South Korean electronics giant's Canadian division revealed at CES that it will soon be releasing the

Published on: January 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Even with recall, residual Note 7 use still higher than new LG and HTC devices combined: Apteligent

To understand why South Korean tech giant Samsung had such a terrible year, it helps to know how far they had to fall. According to San Francisco-based mobile app research firm Apteligent's latest

Published on: January 5th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Weekly Update – Top 5 tech stories of 2016

IT World Canada's Mandy Kovacs and Alex Radu recap the top 5 tech stories of 2016. Acquisitions Ingram Micro enters new chapter after HNA deal closes Tech Data makes blockbuster deal to acquire

Published on: December 23rd, 2016 Alex Radu


The top 10 business smartphones of 2016

Published on: December 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Top business smartphones for 2016: Google Pixel

Since I unboxed my Google Pixel smartphone, my iPhone 6S Plus has been sitting unused in a drawer. That will tell you something about Google's first effort to manufacture its own Android smartphone.

Published on: December 16th, 2016 Brian Jackson