Samsung to Build Its Own WiMax, LTE Chips
Samsung is taking steps to begin fabricating its own WiMax and LTE chips for cell phones and other devices, according to the EETimes. Samsung said the move is being taken, in part, to eliminate the licensing fees it pays to chipmaker Qualcomm. Getting rid of the licensing fees could reduce the cost of Samsung's handsets. Samsung already has a fabrication plant located in Texas, and is one of the world's largest suppliers of memory. Samsung did not provide any sort of timeline for the development and fabrication of these chips.
Google Maps Timeline Feature Travels to iOS Devices
Apr 18, 2017
Google today made the Timeline tool of Google Maps available to iOS devices. Timeline tracks users' movements based on their location, providing a clear picture of where they've been, for how long, and how they got there.
Samsung to Pay Note7 Suppliers for Unused Parts
Oct 18, 2016
Samsung today said it will pay its component suppliers for any Galaxy Note7 parts they may have already made. The company will also compensate suppliers for in-progress or unfinished parts, as well as any materials those suppliers purchased to manufacture the parts.
Apple Sues Qualcomm Over Royalties, Qualcomm Bites Back
Jan 21, 2017
Apple has filed a lawsuit against partner Qualcomm, alleging the mobile chipmaker used its monopoly power to push for "onerous, unreasonable and costly" licensing terms. Moreover, Apple says Qualcomm prevented it from seeking chips from other suppliers between 2011 and 2016.
Samsung Commits Another $18 Billion to Chip Production
Jul 5, 2017
Samsung's new semiconductor fabrication line in Pyeongtaek, Korea has kicked off production of memory products and is shipping its first batch of modules to customers. Samsung broke ground on the plant two years ago to help expand its production capabilities of V-NAND chips.
and here at our sprint store, Samsung makes the 3 most requested phones at awesom prices already. Samsung just needs to make sure the chip is reliable.