Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (KRX:005930) announced a new device called the Power Sharing Cable. The device lets users transmit energy from one Galaxy device to another. For example, the Galaxy S5 can charge the Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
Nvidia has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung and Qualcomm. The patents are related to mobile graphics processors. This is the first patent lawsuit in Nvidia’s company history.
Barnes & Noble has partnered with Samsung to launch the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, which is a 7-inch Android tablet running a custom version of the Nook software. The tablet is available in black or white for $179 at Barnes & Noble retail stores nationwide.
Samsung and InterDigital have signed a patent license agreement and has dropped litigation against each other. The two companies did not release the terms of the deal, but TechCrunch estimates that the deal is worth under $500 million.
In the last few years, there have been leaks to the media of upcoming Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) products. A reporter that is known for covering reliable Apple rumors, Sonny Dickson wrote that these leaks may soon come to an end. Apple is working with Chinese authorities to prevent leaks in the future. Dickson claims that Apple is hiring around 200 security personnel to track down anyone that is trying to leak parts or information about the iPhone 6 or related peripherals. Whenever a product leaks, it gives the competition like Samsung a leg up.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KRX:005930) has launched a prototype of a health-monitoring wristband that is connected to a cloud-based service, which would let consumers share stats with developers of mobile fitness apps. The device is called the Simband, which can measure heart rate and blood pressure.
Now that Google Glass is publicly available for sale, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KRX:005930) is ready to step up its smart-glasses game.
Samsung Electronics has shipped over 10 million units of the Galaxy S5 device within 25 days of its release. This is slightly ahead of the S4, which took 27 days to hit the same number. Note that this milestone is shipments rather than actual sales. This means the number of units that have been sent out to the dealers and retail outlets across the world.