Samsung and Apple continue to dominate the smartphone market in terms of wholesale revenue, which increased 32 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to the latest stats from Strategy Analytics.
LTE phone shipments exploded in the fourth quarter of 2012, increasing 1,100 percent year-over-year, according to the latest stats from Strategy Analytics.
Federal judge Lucy Koh has cut Apple's $1 billion patent damages award against Samsung by $450 million because the jury had incorrectly calculated damages for 14 mobile Samsung products, Reuters reported.
Apple's stock took a dive during mid-morning trading on Friday as investors worried about the launch of Samsung's Galaxy S4 on March 14 in New York, according to Credit Suisse analyst Kulbinder Garcha.
General Dynamics has demonstrated classified-grade security on Samsung's Galaxy smartphones running the Knox security platform at the Mobile World Congress 2013 that is taking place in Barcelona this week.
MasterCard and Visa took the opportunity of the Mobile World Congress to launch major mobile payment initiatives this week.
Visa's payWave application will come pre-installed on all next-generation Samsung phones, in a new partnership between the financial giant and the handset maker.
Last week in this space I questioned the need for greater government intrusion into private computer networks in the name of cybersecurity, when so little seems to be taking place to fix one of the biggest security culprits: insecure software. This week, I am pleasantly surprised to report on an important first step the government has taken to address that very culprit.
Samsung took on Apple in the small tablet space with the Saturday launch of its Galaxy Note 8.0 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
With its new Safe offering, Samsung is aiming to make Android devices more palatable to enterprise IT, but not everyone is convinced it's a good idea. Unlike the BlackBerry OS, Android was not built with enterprise IT in mind, and patching security features on top of it doesn't necessarily help, writes Rob Enderle in a post at CIO magazine.