News The logo of Samsung Electronics is displayed on a glass door at their headquarters in Seoul on November 6, 2013. Samsung Electronics promised better shareholder returns, dismissed fears over smartphone market saturation and signalled a more aggressive acquisitions policy Wednesday at a rare analysts' briefing to boost its flagging stock price.

Samsung has announced plans to open 60 of its own branded stores in Britain and six other European countries, in a bid to challenge Apple's successful retail store approach.

Samsung confirms Galaxy Gear smartwatch for 4 September

Event will also see the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note III

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Almost one in 10 five-year-olds own a mobile phone, finds survey

One in 10 schoolchildren get a mobile phone by the age of five, new study reveals, although most children have to wait until they are 11

Ignore the galling PR, there's more to internet.org than a new audience for Facebook

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Nikhil Kumar: At last, Apple could be ready to start doing business the Chinese way

Apple’s share of the smartphone market in China is less than 5 per cent

Hongmi: The Chinese smartphone that sold 100,000 units in 90 seconds

Xiaomi, the company who created the Hongmi, say they are like Apple, Amazon and Google combined

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch 'confirmed' for release on 4 September

Android-powered device will be launched alongside updated Samsung Galaxy Note phablet

Samsung’s factory in Campinas, where staff work to precise rules

Samsung faces £70m damages claim over conditions

Samsung, the electronics giant, has been accused of “serious” labour violations at a huge factory in the Amazon rainforest and is facing a claim for £70m in damages.

Smartphones outsell basic handsets for the first time

Latest reports on mobile sales also shows that Windows Phone OS has overtaken BlackBerry

A man talks on a mobile phone as he walks past an iPhone advertising board in Beijing July 24, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

New Apple iPhone release rumoured for 10 September

Next handset expected to be cheaper, plastic model with built-in fingerprint sensor

LG's G2 puts buttons on the back for easy access

New high-end handset will be the first in LG's new premium 'G' range of smartphones

A one per cent smartphone and tablet tax will raise about 86m euros each year

Apple vs Samsung patent dispute rumbles on as Samsung appeal ITC ruling

Presidential veto this Saturday stopped a proposed ban on iPhone imports to the US

Barack Obama's trade representative has vetoed an import ban on some Apple iPads and older iPhones

Barack Obama overrules Apple import ban

The latest decision in the patent war between Apple and Samsung has overturned the ruling that would ban imports of the iPhone 4 and iPad 2

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

Review: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

David Phelan takes a look at Samsung's new phone-camera

A Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S4 (front) and Apple's iPhone 5 smartphones are seen in this picture illustration taken in Seoul May 13, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Samsung deny tricking 'speed tests' for the Galaxy S4

Investigation by a tech website supposedly reveals lines of code used to manipulate benchmark tests

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