Samsung’s bottom line may have recovered from the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco last year, but the company’s reputation seems to have taken a major hit in the United States. The annual survey of Reputation Quotient Ratings from Harris Poll saw Samsung rank 49th among the 100 most visible companies in the US in terms of public reputation.
A Federal Appeals court has ordered the ongoing Apple v. Samsung case to be sent back to a lower court, which in this case is the Northern District Court of California. Incidentally, this is where the litigations originally began back in 2012.
After months of investigation since it pulled the Galaxy Note 7 from sale, Samsung today detailed the cause behind the handset catching fire. The investigation was carried out by Samsung’s own high-level engineers and three other third-party investigators: UL, Exponent, and TUV Rheinland AG.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Probe Details Leak; Blame Internal Design and High-Capacity Battery For Explosions
To regain public confidence after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, Samsung had announced that it would publicly publish the full details of its probe into the handsets exploding. Reportedly, Samsung is planning on publishing its findings on January 23rd — just a day before it publishes its quarterly earnings for Q4, 2016. However, key details of the investigation have already been leaked and they put the blame on the internal design of the Note 7.
This week appears to be one where Apple sees aging lawsuits reanimated to drag the Cupertino-based company’s lawyers back into court rooms.
Over the weekend, Samsung announced that it is adding iOS compatibility to its latest smartwatches and wearables: the Gear S3, Gear S2, and Gear Fit2. If you own an iPhone or an iPad and want to use one of Samsung’s latest smartwatches, simply download the Gear S app from the App Store to pair and use them.
If the Rumor Mill is to be believed, it sounds like Samsung is planning on doubling down on Apple’s rumored features before Apple can get around to it.
Samsung and Apple have been battling it out in the courts for quite some time, and another major decision has just been handed down.
Samsung, who isn’t afraid to copy Apple at all, will apparently continue to copy Apple as it looks to spur sales of its aging flagship.
Samsung is definitely not afraid to spend some money, and the company has just announced another giant acquisition.