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Samsung doubles profits, but bill for legal loss awaits

Samsung Electronics said stronger-than-expected sales of its Galaxy smartphones sent operating profits up 90 percent in the latest quarter, but analysts warned its results could take a hit in the coming months as it books legal damages owed to Apple.


Samsung kicks off global Galaxy Note II rollout

Facing stiff competition but aiming for aggressive sales goals, Samsung Electronics Wednesday in Korea released the Galaxy Note 2, its new smartphone-tablet hybrid, and said it will follow up with international launches over the next month.


Patent abuse at heart of Samsung investigation in South Korea

South Korea's Fair Trade Commission is investigating a complaint by Apple that arch-rival manufacturer Samsung is abusing its wireless technology patents in the...

Samsung Says Game Not Over, Korean Analysts Predict Bounceback

In a blog post Monday, the electronics giant said it had hoped to reach a settlement with Apple.


South Korean Court Rules That Both Apple and Samsung Infringed Patents

A court in South Korea ordered temporary injunction on sales of some Apple and Samsung devices, saying both were in violation.

LG Launches 84-inch, 4k TV for US$22,000, but Nothing to Watch Yet

You will soon be able to purchase one of LG Electronic's new 84-inch flat-screen TVs, which can show 8 million pixels per frame, or four times the quality of...

South Korean Court Delays Apple-Samsung Verdict

The final ruling in the patent battle between Apple and Samsung in a South Korean court was abruptly postponed just a day before the originally scheduled date of...

South Korea Telcos Launch World's First VoLTE

South Korea's network carriers raced to become the world's first VoLTE providers Tuesday as they announced plans to offer voice over LTE (Long Term Evolution)...

Samsung Buys Wireless Technology, Patents From UK-based CSR

Samsung Electronics will pay US$310 million to buy technology and patents from U.K. chip design company CSR, strengthening Samsung's chip offerings in the area...

Korea's Largest Carrier to Roll out LTE Advanced Network Next Year

South Korea's largest mobile carrier, SK Telecom, said Thursday that it has successfully tested a technology that can provide up to 1Gbps wireless downloads and...

Samsung's High-end Smartphone Sales Boost Profits

Strong sales of Samsung's high-end smartphones led to a 79 percent jump in the company's operating profits for the second quarter of 2012.

South Korean Telcos Get OK to Charge Extra for Mobile VOIP Apps

In a move that has critics crying that it is ignoring net neutrality principles, the Korea Communications Commission said last week that it will let three local...