Samsung lost its smartphone-shipping crown to Huawei in Q2
For the last nine years, Samsung has been the biggest smartphone manufacturer in terms of devices shipped. In the second quarter of 2020, however, it lost its crown to Chinese company Huawei. This is according to research...
July 30, 2020
Samsung to finally release its Galaxy Home Mini smart speaker
Smart speakers and voice assistants are one of the big draws for this year’s CES consumer-tech show in Las Vegas, which kicked off officially yesterday. Among the announcements from day one: news of Samsung’s Galaxy Home...
January 7, 2020
Samsung may be creating a digital human with Neon project
Keep an eye out this week for Samsung’s announcements at the CES show, including an intriguing new project called ‘Neon’. It appears to be about creating a digital human: an avatar powered by technology that can (in...
January 6, 2020
Mabel teams up with Samsung for ‘world’s first vertical gig’
We like Mabel a lot. We’re excited about many of the ways that music fans are sharing their love for music using mobile phones and social apps. But we apologise for raising a weary eyebrow at news that Mabel played “the...
September 5, 2019
Samsung reveals a new Galaxy Home Mini smart speaker
Samsung still hasn’t released its first smart speaker, the Galaxy Home, having announced it in August 2018. Earlier this month, Samsung told journalists that it was “continuing to refine and enhance” the device. However,...
August 30, 2019
Spotify has a new deal with Samsung… but so does YouTube
Spotify has been Samsung’s ‘go-to’ music-service provider since a deal struck last August. Now the two companies are expanding their partnership. Spotify’s app will now be pre-installed on “millions” of new...
March 11, 2019
K-Pop star Jung Chan-woo to get his own skin in Fortnite
The crossover between video-game Fortnite and music artists is beginning to pick up pace. We’ve seen Marshmello’s Fortnite concert and Weezer’s in-game island, but now K-Pop star Jung Chan-woo is getting the treatment....
March 5, 2019
Spotify India launch plans heat up with T-Series… and Samsung?
Indian music company T-Series still hasn’t managed to knock gamer PewDiePie off his perch as YouTube’s most-subscribed-to channel: it’s on 80.5 million subs at the time of writing, compared to PewDiePie’s 80.9 million....
January 15, 2019
Ticketmaster signs deal to sell tickets through Samsung’s Bixby
Fresh from tying up a deal with Spotify to be the official streaming partner for its new smart speaker, Samsung has announced an alliance with Ticketmaster too.
August 29, 2018
What does the Samsung Galaxy Home really mean for Spotify?
Last night, we reported on Samsung and Spotify’s new partnership, which will make the latter the ‘go-to’ music-streaming service on a range of Samsung’s devices, as well as for its Bixby voice-assistant. We also...
August 10, 2018
Spotify is now Samsung’s ‘go-to’ music partner on its devices
Spotify has made its latest move in its battle with Apple, striking a partnership with the latter company’s fiercest rival in the smartphone space: Samsung. Spotify is now the “go-to music service provider” for Samsung,...
August 9, 2018
HomePod pre-orders impress as Samsung smart speaker is delayed
Research firm NPD Group has shared a small data point about the recent launch of Apple’s HomePod smart speaker. “In the US, day one pre-orders of HomePod were higher than all other smart speaker first day pre-orders,...
February 27, 2018