The Galaxy Note 2 has done very well globally, but what about in their own home country? Both LG and Samsung have confirmed that their latest phablet efforts have managed to sell at least a million devices in South Korea.
The Korean Communications Commission recently fined and imposed a ban on the three big carriers present in SK because of the fact that they have been giving discounts on handsets through subsidies over 270,000 won or about $252.
Motorola Mobility, which Google officially took over in May of this year after a long approval process, will leave South Korea in early 2013 according to The Next Web. This decision will result in roughly 600 people losing their job. About 10% of the people working in the Research and Development Unit will be offered relocation packages.
The full HD fever is taking over the Android ecosystem, as more manufacturers reveal devices with 1920×1080 displays, or plans to release such phones in the coming months. A Korean site claims that the LG F240K will be the successor to the still new Optimus G, and that the device will be revealed by the end of the year.
After so many bad news there had to be some sunshine on the horizon for Google TV, and, while we’re still only dealing with a ray or two, we’ll take it and hope for the best. The good news was brought quite surprisingly by LG UPlus, a Korean mobile phone operator and IPTV service provider.
If they can build nuclear bombs, then why not Android tablets? An AP report says North Korea seems to be manufacturing or trading Android tablets, as well.
Google’s Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, has been helping to launch the Nexus 7 tablet in South Korea. He also met with Samsung and spoke out about the patent war with Apple.
And so it begins – the first wave of customers are getting their Samsung Galaxy Note 2 today. Not surprisingly, the first market to have the phablet on sale is South Korea, where the pen-equipped phone/tablet will be offered by SK Telecom, KT and LG U+.
It’s official. Samsung has a new color in store for Galaxy S3 fans out there – Martian Pink. Why not Venusian Pink, Sammy? After all, the color will mostly appeal to your female customers?
There’s a new development happening on in South Korea on the legal battlefront. The country’s top antitrust watchdog, the Fair Trade Commission, has opened an investigation into Samsung’s alleged anticompetitive practices, based on a complaint from Apple.