No longer 'Mobile Communications' but MX (Mobile eXperience)
Samsung Electronics has renamed its mobile business, describing this as "the start of a new chapter to accelerate innovation to offer more personalized experiences to its users".
Samsung has expanded its in-house Galaxy Upcycling Program to let customers transform old Galaxy smartphones into ‘smart home’ Internet of Things devices. The scheme has been launched in the UK, the USA and South Korea.
LG Wing opens into a T-shape
LG Electronics has launched an innovative dual-screen smartphone as the first device in its new 'Explorer Project' range. The LG WING looks like a conventional smartphone but the screen can rotate into landscape format, revealing a smaller display underneath.
LoopPay tech will be part of Samsung Pay
Samsung Electronics has announced a new mobile payment service called Samsung Pay.
It combines what it’s calling Magnetic Secure Transmission - the technology used by its recent acquisition LoopPay - with Near Field Communication. As a result, it says consumers will be able to use secure mobile payments at ‘nearly all’ merchant locations.
A new report from Strategy Analytics shows that over 450 million households worldwide currently have a WiFi connection, which is a 5% increase from last year.
The UK is fourth on the list with 72.1% penetration, behind Norway (76.2%), South Korea (76.4%) and the Netherlands (80.4%).