Samsung to Cease Developing Symbian Phones
Samsung senior vice president Don Joo Lee recently said that moving forward the company plans to limit its platform support to Android, Windows Mobile, and its own new Bada operating system. It will no longer develop and sell handsets based on the Symbian platform. Samsung will continue to work on high definition displays for phones, as well as higher performance processors and incorporate Long Term Evolution capabilities into its handset lineup.
HTC to Drop Entry-Level Phones, Focus On Profits
HTC plans to exit the entry-level phone market moving forward and will instead focus its handset portfolio on high-margin devices. The company made the comments during a conference call with media to discuss its fourth quarter financial results.
Samsung Picks New Design Chief
Samsung has hired Lee Don-tae as senior vice president of Samsung’s global design team, where he will oversee all Samsung's designs. Before being scooped up by Samsung, Lee worked for a U.K.
Samsung Mobile Chief Given A Chance to Turn It Around
Samsung will not replace the head of its mobile electronics business, J.K. Shin, as had been suggested last month.
Samsung Signs Long-Term Agreement with ARM
Samsung plans to use ARM's graphic processing unit designs in its mobile devices for years to come. The company today signed a long-term agreement to license ARM's GPU designs, including the Mali-T820, T830, T860, T880, and all future Mali GPUs.
Samsung Galaxy S7, Myriad Others On Deck for Android 7
Samsung has detailed which handsets will receive the Android 7 Nougat operating system update. Some of the core changes to the platform include a refreshed Quick Settings panel, OS-level support for split screen multitasking, four new performance modes, and Samsung Pass, which allows people to secure various aspects of their Samsung account with a fingerprint.
What is good about Symbian??????
Even texting is a chore on this phone!