Conor Pierce

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The new range of Samsung S21 smartphones. Photograph: Samsung/PA Wire

Samsung has stepped up the competition in the smartphone market, unveiling the new Galaxy S21 series. The new smartphone line-up includes the Galaxy (...)

 Samsung has turned to augmented reality to help hook users in to the Galaxy S9. Photograph: Luong Thai Linh/EPA

It’s been a tough few years for Samsung. No sooner had the electronics company emerged from a painful – and expensive – recall of its flagship Note 7 (...)

Ulster Bank and KBC have adopted Apple’s  contactless payment technology Apple Pay in Ireland.  Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

When Android Pay launched in December last year, it was to a great fanfare. The contactless payment method allows customers to use a compatible phone (...)

The Samsung move follows the launch of Android Pay in December last year and Apple Pay in March. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

Samsung expects to launch its contactless payment system Samsung Pay in the UK during the summer, with Ireland to follow shortly after.* According to(...)

Samsung said it is “fully confident” that the battery issue has been completely resolved in the replacement Note 7 devices that will be available to customers in Ireland from this week. Photograph:  Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

Irish-based customers of Samsung who have purchased a Galaxy Note 7 will be able to exchange their existing device for a brand new Note 7 from today,(...)

Samsung Electronics is to commence with an exchange programme allowing Irish customers who have bought its Galaxy Note7 device to voluntarily replace(...)

Head of Samsung mobile in the UK and Ireland, Conor Pierce: “The S6 has really been crafted around the feedback we’ve got from consumers. We have to learn from our success and learn from some of the lessons from the past.” Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images.

Conor Pierce has been head of Samsung Mobile in the UK and Ireland for just under two months. Once Nokia’s vice president for the UK and Ireland, then(...)

 Stephen Elop was appointed the company’s first non-Finnish head in 2010. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

No matter what way you look at it, the last few years have been tough for Nokia. Once the king of the smartphones, the company has seen its status dec(...)