During the cable industry's flagship event--The Cable Show--Comcast and Time Warner Cable will launch apps for connected TVs from Samsung.
Top executives from Cox Communications, A&E Networks, Comcast and Time Warner Cable will receive Vanguard Awards at The Cable Show convention in June, NCTA announced earlier this week.
In what may be the best indication yet that Comcast and Time Warner Cable will soon launch apps for connected TVs from Samsung, NCTA announced earlier this week that it will give a Vanguard Award to a top Samsung executive at its convention in June.
To some developers, the announcement of Facebook Home could be the beginning of new opportunities to create apps that work with one of the world's most popular social services. For others, the competition on Android just got more intense.
The small cell market is bifurcating between public access and metrocell equipment vs. consumer-grade femtocells, resulting in two distinct roadmaps for sales of baseband processors for small cells, according to ABI Research.
Samsung launched new applications for its Smart TV platform, but its updated catalog doesn't include the long-anticipated apps it has been developing with Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
Samsung took the veil off its new Galaxy S4 smartphone, the new, top-of-the-line flagship smartphone from the world's largest vendor of handsets and smartphones. Importantly, the company is also promoting a range of Samsung-branded services and applications with the phone, including Samsung Hub, Samsung WatchON, Samsung Apps, Samsung ChatON and Group Play.
In a move intended to bolster its content offerings for both TV and mobile devices, Samsung has obtained exclusive IPTV rights to content from Yahoo!7, a 50-50 partnership between the Seven West Media Group and Yahoo! Inc. in Australia.
Tizen made a high-profile impact last week at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, with Samsung and Intel discussing the platform and France's telecom arm, Orange, committing to launching Tizen-based phones later this year. A key area, however, will be reaching out to developers and convincing them that Tizen has the potential to compete with the likes of Google's Android, to which it is often compared, and Apple's iOS.
Visa's payWave application will come pre-installed on all next-generation Samsung phones, in a new partnership between the financial giant and the handset maker.