Exec: Samsung to Intro Android Phone in Second Quarter 2009
According to an unnamed Samsung executive being quoted in a Korean publication, Samsung is "accelerating the development process for [a] Google phone in order to meet the specific need of local carriers. [Samsung] will be able to release [a] Google phone in the second quarter of the next year in the U.S. market." Samsung Telecommunications America would not confirm the quote's accuracy, but did admit that Samsung is a member of the Open Handset Alliance, and is currently working on products based on the Android platform.
Samsung Letting Galaxy S8 Owners Test Drive Android 8
Samsung today said select customers will soon be able to beta test Samsung Experience 9.0 before its official release. The Samsung Experience, formerly called TouchWiz, is the user interface that Samsung created for its device ecosystem.
Samsung to Adjust Price of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
Samsung reported its second quarter earnings today and signaled some changes in its handset strategy. Despite the release of its flagship handsets during the quarter, Samsung's mobile phone business saw a 38% decline in profits when compared to the year-ago quarter.
Google to Work with Samsung On Mobile Payments
Google's Sundar Pichai today said that it doesn't see Android Pay and Google Wallet competing with Samsung's recently announced Samsung Pay. Android Pay is an API that will be used by developers across the entire Android ecosystem.
Samsung to Push RCS Messaging On Its Own Handsets
Samsung today said it intends to adopt Rich Communications Services messaging on its smartphones. RCS is a more advanced messaging standard that supports group chats, video messaging, and more.
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