Nuance's voice recognition tech helps power Samsung's S-Voice platform, and has been integrated within Samsung phones, tablets, TVs, and smartwatches.
It also helps power Apple's Siri - Cupertino likely wouldn't be pleased with a Samsung deal.
With a current $5.8B market cap, Nuance would be a big fish to digest. 11% of the float was shorted as of May 30.
Earlier: Nuance reportedly exploring sale