Samsung closes on its $8 billion purchase of Harman International
by Alan Friedman / Mar 11, 2017, 3:39 PM
Both Harman Kardon and JBL have had their name on certain smartphones and accessories. A JBL speaker is available as a Moto Mod modular accessory for the Moto Z series. Meanwhile, HTC had offered a special Harmon Kardon edition of the HTC One (M8). In addition, Microsoft plans on making a Harmon Kardon powered smart speaker similar to Amazon's Echo device. Instead of Alexa, Cortana will provide the cloud based answers.
Harman's shares which closed Friday at $111.50, will be delisted before Monday's opening on U.S. stock markets.
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I hope this audio-tech makes it to Galaxy S9(2018). It's too late for S8 anyway. Maybe Note 8 would get it but chances are slim. Plus, I'd LOVE to have front-firing dual speakers on future flagships EVEN at the cost of having a li'l bigger bezels. And please, don't repeat the say thing over and over that mobile speakers cannot be good as the real deal but, when you're alone in your apartment, on a saturday night, watching something on your phone in the comfort of your bed, you know you'd want to NOT plug the headphones and listen from the front speakers (that is, if you have a girlfriend, unlike me, in which case I'd suggest you better listen to her, and PLUG you JACK to listen to her mesmerizing moans. LOL
posted on Mar 11, 2017, 4:20 PM 3
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Current flagships like the Blackberry Dtek60 already have dual front firing speakers using Harman's JBL speaker tech. Though once this deal goes through, who knows if Samsung may or may not licence their speaker tech to companies such as TCL.
posted on Mar 11, 2017, 5:23 PM 2
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Stop with this 'front-firing speakers' BS already. LOL Time to learn about acoustic.
posted on Mar 11, 2017, 7:07 PM 1
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stereo speakers on phomes is dumb. because the speakers are not farenkugh apart to get the full effect. also thr speakers are ao small the music is never going be clear. but if they put a real DAC and a high quality sound processor and include somw really nice headphones; then it will be great. the speakers on the original Tab S are cbriap and clear and pretty loud. the sound appears tp have surround and it sometimes sounds ro be around you. FFS om a phone is a complete waste of time. this phone and anything similar is a complete waste of money.
posted on Mar 12, 2017, 7:56 PM 0
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