Samsung to Split Into Two Major Divisions
Samsung announced a restructuring plan that has the company dividing operations in half. One half will focus on cell phones, TVs and other consumer products. It will be called the Digital Media and Communications division. The other half will focus on the manufacture of components such as displays and memory chips and will be called the Device Solution division. Samsung remains the world's largest manufacturer of Flash memory chips and LCDs. The move is being made in response to softening demand for Samsung's products.
Nov 20, 2018
Google today said that its Digital Wellbeing application has reached launch status. The app, which has been in testing on some Pixel phones, is now available from the Google Play Store to all Pixel phones and Android One phones.
Oct 23, 2018
Google today said movies people own via the Google Play Store will automatically be upgraded to 4K at no extra cost. When Hollywood studios make their titles available in 4K, Google will upgrade previous purchases, even if those purchases were for originally SD or HD resolution.
Aug 23, 2017
Samsung today announced the Galaxy Note8, its top-end flagship smartphone with a huge display and S Pen stylus. The Note8 eschews the blockier design language of previous generations for the svelte look of the Galaxy S8 and S8+.
Jul 13, 2018
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai this week announced his plan for auctioning off five specific swaths of millimeter-wave spectrum for 5G services. While industry leaders have been calling for one auction process, Pai is proposing three auctions between November and the end of 2019.
Oct 30, 2017
Google today announced that YouTube TV subscribers can now access the television service directly from compatible TV sets and streaming boxes. Until today, the service was limited to a mobile app on smartphones and tablets that needed to be cast to TV sets.
Long Overdue Decision
At its very roots, Samsung is a manufacturer and is very good at making lots of 'stuff' very quickly and efficiently. When they decided to be a player in the furious world of electronics as a branded name, they had no experience at sales and marketing but was over confident enough that their name would make them a fast and huge success.
Their fatal flaw has always been that they did not fully grasp how business is done in America which is for the most part the front lines of the tech industry and is the toughest market to penetrate. They brought their manufacturer mentality and their culture to the U.S. expecting a slam dunk. They were often very conf...