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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a South Korean multinational electronics and information technology company headquartered in Suwon, South Korea. It is the flagship subsidiary of the Samsung Group and has been the world's-largest IT company by revenues since 2009. Samsung Electronics has assembly plants and sales networks in 61 countries and employs around 221,000 people.

Samsung Electronics is the world's largest mobile phone maker and world's second-largest semiconductor chip maker (after Intel Corporation). It has been the world's largest television manufacturer since 2006 and the world's largest maker of LCD panels for eight consecutive years. It has the largest marketshare worldwide in memory chips. With the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone, the company's smartphone lineup was first place in terms of global sales figures for 2011. Samsung has also established a prominent position in the tablet computer market, with the release of the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab to compete with the iPad from Apple.

Samsung's flagship mobile handset line is the Samsung Galaxy S, which many consider a direct competitor of the Apple iPhone. It was initially launched in Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea in June 2010, followed by the United States in July. It sold more than one million units within the first 45 days on sale in the United States.

The company's I9000 Galaxy S and S8500 Wave smartphones were the winners of the 2010 European EISA Awards in the smartphone and social media phone categories. The I9000 Galaxy S was recognized for its superior-quality screen and excellent connectivity while the S8500 Wave for its Bada operating system with unparalleled social networking and location-based services.

While many other handset makers tend to focus on supporting one (or at most two) operating system, Samsung has kept supporting a wide range of operating systems in the market. Although the Galaxy S adopts Google Android as the primary operating system, it also supports other competing operating systems such as Symbian, Microsoft Windows Phone, Linux-based LiMo, and Samsung's proprietary Bada.

Samsung sold 235 million mobile handsets in the year 2009. At the end of the third quarter of 2010, the company had surpassed the 70 million unit mark in shipped phones, giving it a global marketshare of 22 percent, trailing Nokia by 12 percent. Overall, the company sold 280 million mobile phones in 2010, corresponding to a market share of 20.2 percent. Partially owing to strong sales of the Samsung Galaxy range of smartphones, the company overtook Apple in worldwide smartphone sales during the third quarter 2011, with a total market share of 23.8 percent, compared to Apple's 14.6-percent share. Samsung became the world's largest cellphone maker in 2012, with the sales of 45 million smart phones in the first quarter.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_Electronics#Mobile_phones

Samsung News

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 are two of the most interesting devices announced at Mobile World Congress. While you can’t miss with any of these two — both are top notch — we know that some folks “can’t live with a Samsung phone” or “just hate HTC.” Some man you just can’t reach.…


Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:52:06 +0000
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Samsung Pay unveiled to complement Sammy’s world domination ambitions

Samsung Galaxy S6If Google and Apple can have their mobile payment services, so can Samsung. They are the world’s largest phone maker, after all. And they want to increase their ARPU, no matter what. No matter if no one uses their apps and platforms. No matter that people hate all the bloatware that comes with every Galaxy…


Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:01:56 +0000
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Samsung Gear VR for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge unveiled

Samsung Gear VR for Galaxy S6Samsung has a new flagship device and it (obviously?) requires a pair of VR glasses of its own. The current Gear VR is made for the Galaxy Note 4, and while I’m sure you can make it work with the S6 – that won’t be the best setup ever. Simply put – the Note 4…


Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:59:23 +0000
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 series to rock iPad-like screen sizes

Samsung boothSamsung will unveil the second Galaxy Tab S series at some point this year, though we’re not sure whether that will happen at next week’s MWC or within the next few months. What we did hear is that the Tab S2 devices will be different than its predecessors in that sense that they will have…


Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:27:57 +0000
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Leak: Android 5.0 Lollipop for Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and Note 4 Set to Roll Out in January

A supposed Samsung employee has leaked a juicy tidbit today which all but confirms the imminent rollout of Android 5.0. Lollipop to Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and Note 4. We’ve seen the build pop up on the S5 in Poland a few weeks back and Spain just the other day, but mention of a stateside release…


Thu, 01 Jan 2015 00:37:44 +0000
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Android 5.0 Lollipop En Route to Samsung’s Galaxy S5 in Europe

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is the forerunner in the Lollipop race, winning the title as the first Samsung device to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop. The update began its roll out in Poland not to long ago, and is now rolling out to GS5 owners in Spain, signalling a European roll out of Lollipop that should culminate in…


Mon, 29 Dec 2014 21:04:20 +0000
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Samsung Launches Beefed Up Galaxy Note 4, Includes Snapdragon 810 and LTE-A Tri-Band CA Support

Samsung Galaxy Note 4Samsung has just announced a beefed up version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 which includes a snappy Snapdragon 810 processor and support for LTE-Advanced data connections that support Tri-band carrier aggregation, meaning that the new Note 4 can reach data speeds of up to 300Mbps. The only bummer? Samsung hasn’t announced pricing and availability…


Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:09:51 +0000
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In 2015 You’ll Be Able to Stream PlayStation Now Games to Samsung Smart TVs

2015 is shaping up to be a very magical year. Sony and Samsung have just announced a partnership with Samsung which will bring Sony’s PlayStation Now streaming video game service to select Samsung smart TVs in 2015. The service will be available in the U.S. and Canada with more markets to follow. PlayStation Now currently…


Wed, 24 Dec 2014 19:18:06 +0000
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Galaxy Note 3 Lollipop beta firmware leaks

Galaxy Note 3 LollipopThe first Lollipop firmware for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been leaked. The software — which was obtained thanks to an error on the website samsung-updates.com — has been brought to the world attention by a samsungviet.vn forum member, who claimed this is the “real deal.” Later on, the ROM has been brought over…


Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:40:36 +0000
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Plex Arrives in Asia and Europe for PS4 and PS3, But You’ll Need A Plex Pass to Use it

If you’ve got a ton of media on your computer and need to get it over to your TV, you’ve probably been using Plex. It’s one of the best media servers out there and is a quick and easy way to make sure all of your devices have access to those terabytes of movies you’ve…


Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:10:37 +0000
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News for Canada

Liberals' tax proposals still need work despite changes, critics insist

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A coalition of industry associations says Bill Morneau must make more changes to the controversial tax proposals he first unveiled last summer to ensure he addresses deep, persistent concerns in the small-business community.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:18:19 EST
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Bell customers, employees flood CBC with complaints about high-pressure sales

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CBC's Go Public heard from frustrated Bell employees and customers coast to coast after our investigation into allegations of high-pressure sales tactics at Canada's largest telecommunications provider.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:21 EST
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'My life was ripped apart': Two Calgary Muslim men say CSIS wrongfully targeted them

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Two Muslim men from Calgary say Canada’s security agencies wrongly lumped them in with a cluster of jihadis who left to fight with ISIS, and their lives have been disrupted.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 EST
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Mail bomb victim Maria Mitousis hesitated before opening 'weird' package

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The lawyer who suffered devastating injuries when a mail bomb exploded in her hands is testifying Wednesday at the trial of Guido Amsel.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:31:30 EST
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Alberta's economy to grow at blistering 6.7% pace this year, says Conference Board of Canada

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Alberta's economy is on pace to grow by a blistering 6.7 per cent this year, far outpacing every other province, according to the latest forecast from the Conference Board of Canada.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:31:12 EST
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'Every season is tick season': Experts warn of winter Lyme disease risk

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Despite freezing temperatures, experts say blacklegged ticks are now active in Nova Scotia all year long.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:00:00 EST
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'It was very emotional': A cancer patient gets her eyebrows back

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Erica Fleck lost her hair during during chemotherapy. "You say it doesn't matter, but it really does and if you look good, you feel good," she says.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:00:00 EST
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Dwight Ball's apartment, cars watched as daughter tracked during Phillips murder investigation

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Jurors at the first-degree murder trial of Brandon Phillips are hearing from crime scene analysts as the Crown begins to wrap up its case.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:30:00 EST
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Service dog handlers face bitter pushback, kicked out of public places

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Two handlers of service dogs in Newfoundland and Labrador say they've recently been kicked out of public places and yelled at for having their dogs with them.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:30:00 EST
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Rachel Notley urges political foes, allies to support Alberta pipeline projects

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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley issued warnings to all political parties to take off their partisan blinders or both the environment and Canada's energy industry will fail.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:46:29 EST
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National inquiry into MMIWG community hearings LIVE

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:00:00 EST
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'Cult-like worshippers' turn Canadian-invented Instant Pot into a phenomenon

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The Ottawa inventor of the Instant Pot electric pressure cooker believes he can sell half a million devices in one day on Black Friday. The gadget has already set sales records on Amazon and continues to grow in popularity both in the US and Canada.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 EST
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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 EST
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Veteran calls for government ID cards as 'small token' of thanks

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A Halifax veteran says a little piece of plastic could go a long way in recognizing the contribution made by retired service members to Canada. He's helping present a petition to Parliament.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:00:00 EST
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'Treated like a terrorist:' Edmontonians urge federal government to fix no-fly system

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An Edmonton university graduate and a professional planner flagged on Canada’s no-fly list are among those urging the federal government to overhaul the system in next year’s budget.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST
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'I just want my daughter back': Sex trafficking victims often caught in vicious cycle trying to escape

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 EST
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Till death: After 65 years, husband and wife die just 32 hours apart

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On Jan. 28, 1953, Anthony Duivenvoorden and Sophia Juffermans vowed to be faithful to one another until death. They kept their promise.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:30:00 EST
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Laurier professor, president apologize to TA over video sanction

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Wilfrid Laurier University president and vice-chancellor Deborah MacLatchy issued an apology to teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd on Tuesday afternoon. Shepherd was sanctioned after showing a debate featuring controversial U of T professor Jordan Peterson in her class.


Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:41:08 EST
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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:34:59 EST
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Steven Callaghan, an expert witness in railway accidents, told the judge and jury in the Lac-Mégantic trial none of the ghost train's 73 tanker cars had handbrakes applied, so when the runaway train broke away from its locomotives, it had no brakes at all.


Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:37:38 EST
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