Samsung plunges in American corporate reputation survey

It’s been a difficult year marked by exploding hardware and high-profile arrests for smartphone giant Samsung Electronics Ltd., and the general public has not been oblivious to its struggles. While once a top

Published on: February 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

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 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

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

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

Samsung to deactivate all remaining Galaxy Note 7 devices by next week

Samsung plans to deactivate service for all remaining Galaxy Note 7 devices in the Canadian market, the South Korean tech giant's Canadian arm announced on Wednesday. Though a mandatory recall has been in

Published on: December 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Can Samsung rebuild its reputation after the demise of the Note 7?

A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting on the plane waiting to take off when the lady in the middle seat noticed that the gentleman in the aisle seat was reading his

Published on: November 22nd, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Samsung collaborating with Health Canada on newly-mandatory Note 7 recall

Samsung Electronics Ltd. is collaborating with Health Canada to accelerate the nationwide recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. The electronic giant's Mississauga-based Canadian arm revealed the news on Friday, while emphasizing that

Published on: September 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Galaxy Note 7 owners more likely to be struck by lightning than see phone explode

Samsung Corp. has issued a voluntary recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after reported incidents of the phone bursting into flame while charging. Yet I'm not afraid to hold the device up

Published on: September 7th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Galaxy Note 7 recall could cost Samsung more than $1 billion, Bloomberg says

Samsung's decision to replace 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones following reports of at least 35 batteries exploding could wind up costing the company $1 billion USD, according to analysts contacted by Bloomberg

Published on: September 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to include McAfee security software, Intel announces

They might not have the virus-prone reputation of their desktop brethren, but don't kid yourself - mobile devices are under constant threat. Fortunately, owners of Samsung's newest Galaxy smartphone should be well protected,

Published on: August 24th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

First look at Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7, the company's latest addition to its flagship Galaxy series, looks great, is made to take some punishment, and will have longer-lasting battery life than its predecessors. There are even

Published on: August 9th, 2016 Brian Jackson