Samsung Joins the Linux Foundation
Samsung today announced that it has joined the Linux Foundation as a platinum member and will sit on the organization's Board of Directors. Samsung uses several versions of mobile Linux, including that contained within Android and its Tizen platform. By joining the Linux Foundation, Samsung is committing to support the open source platform and contribute to the kernel community, as well as adopt open source best practices and take more control over an operating system that powers its smartphones and tablets. According to the Linux Foundation, Samsung will "attack Apple's position" with two different Linux-based products (Android and Tizen). The move should also help Samsung lower its development costs.
Samsung Shows Off Second Tizen Smartphone
Samsung today revealed the Z3, a new smartphone running its homegrown Tizen platform. The handset makes use of design language similar to that of the Galaxy S series and comes in black, gold, or silver.
Synaptics Says A 'Top Five' Phone Company to Use Its Under-the-Glass Fingerprint Reader
Synaptics today said of the five largest phone manufacturers in the world has agreed to use its Clear ID FS9500 optical, in-display fingerprint sensor. The FS9500 can scan fingerprints through the full thickness of smartphone cover glass, which means device makers can create sleek, button-free designs and still include a fingerprint reader on the front.
Target Adds Mobile Payment Feature to its App
Target today made it possible for people to make in-store payments with their smartphones through the Target mobile app. Similar to Walmart’s offering, shoppers can link their debit cart to the new Wallet function within the Target app.
Samsung's Gold and Platinum Smartwatches Go On Sale Feb. 12
Samsung said the Rose Gold and Platinum variants of its Gear S2 Classic smartwatch go on sale February 12. The Rose Gold version comes with a white leather band, while the Platinum comes with a black leather band.
Fantastic - maybe see laptops as well
Attack Apples Position ?
We will fight them in the cell shops, we will fight them in the sweat shops.
Maybe they should get some small dogs to go after apple to bite them on the ankles / knees, very effective and highly annoying.