Samsung Electronics Co. plans to release a Galaxy smartphone next year with a three-sided display that wraps around the edges so messages can be read from an angle, two people familiar with the plans said yesterday.
Samsung Electronics Co., the largest maker of devices using Google Inc.’s Android software, will release its first smartphone using the Tizen operating system at least four months later than previously forecast.
Samsung Electronics Co., holding $39 billion in net cash, will pursue more deals as Asia’s biggest technology company seeks to grow beyond its core consumer electronics amid fears those businesses are nearing saturation.
Apple Inc.’s forecast for the slowest holiday sales growth in a half decade reflects how iPhones and iPads aren’t providing the growth surges they once did as competition accelerates in the saturated mobile market.
In the 1970s, Switzerland’s watchmakers were almost put out of business when they underestimated the importance of the quartz watch. Though the industry recovered and is prospering, today it faces a new technological challenge from “smartwatches” such as Samsung Electronics Co.’s $299 Galaxy Gear.
Samsung Electronics Co., building smartwatches and eyeglasses that can take phone calls, posted record third-quarter earnings on surging prices for memory chips and sales of cheaper Galaxy smartphones in emerging markets.