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Apple absolutely made the right decision to upsize the display on its iPhone with the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The evidence is everywhere, from the generally favorable reviews to staggering sales figures and record busting quarters. It's also in the market share data -- for the first time in two years, iOS hopped in front of Android in the U.S. Actually, it's more like a virtual tie, with iOS snagging 47.7 percent of the market and Android ever-so-slightly behind at 47.6 percent. But even if you don't want to concede that a 0.1 percent difference constitutes bragging rights, it's still a significant development. Why? Well, the numbers painted a different story a year ago.Source:... Read more...
Samsung is facing heavy competition on multiple fronts these days. Mobile sales have dipped and a smartphone marketing executive recently stepped aside. In India, smartphone company Micromax has been a thorn in Samsung’s side for years, pushing low-end phones that have appealed to customers moving up from standard cell phones. Now, a research firm says that Micromax is outselling Samsung in one of the world’s biggest mobile markets. Image credit: CanalysMicromax’s new lead is a slim one, according to research firm Canalys, which announced the switch in a statement this week. Micromax now holds 22 percent market share to Samsung’s 20 percent. The good news for both companies is that the market... Read more...
Samsung isn't afraid to take risks on occasion, like when it began selling smartphones with screens so big that people began referring to them as phablets. The South Korean handset maker proved there was a market for these devices, but is the same true for its Galaxy Note Edge and its curved edge screen that wraps around the side? That's yet to be determined. According to a report from Korean publication DT, Samsung has only sold 630,000 Galaxy Note Edge devices around the world so far. That's a long way from the 1 million mark, and far less than the 4.5 million Galaxy Note 4 handsets that were sold within its first month of availability, though it is just enough to indicate that there's some... Read more...
With the expected unveiling of its Galaxy S6 less than a month away, Samsung is experiencing an unexpected shakeup up its smartphone marketing department. Kim Seok-pil, who headed up strategic marketing, stepped down from the position today. The smartphone manufacturer turned to its business in Russia for Kim’s replacement: Lee Sang-chul. Samsung at Showstoppers during CES 2015.Given Samsung’s 64-percent slide in profits for its mobile business, it’s reasonable to wonder whether performance played a role in Kim’s departure. But a report from Reuters suggests that the executive stepped down strictly due to health concerns. Samsung has already axed three executives and is attempting to turn around... Read more...
Samsung has confirmed that its Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event will take place on March 1 in Barcelona. It's there that the company will reveal its next Galaxy device, presumably the Galaxy S6, with Samsung teasing an image of the handset on its website and on Twitter. Not much is visible in the photos, save for a distinct curve. It's really just an outline on top of a black background, however Samsung revealed just enough to make comparisons to its Galaxy Note Edge. This would suggest that the Galaxy S6 will sport the same type of curved display, which wraps around the side of the handset. Here's a look at the Galaxy Note Edge: Notice the silver bezel that runs along the side and then curves up on... Read more...
In an attempt to stand out from one another, smartphone makers often add their own customizations to Android. These can range from complete overhauls to the user interface, to the addition of certain features not immediately available on stock Android builds. They have names, too -- for Samsung, it's called TouchWiz, and if you're not a fan, you'll be glad to know that the TouchWiz software won't be included on the Galaxy S6. Instead, Samsung is reportedly trying to optimize the software on its next flagship phone so that it feels less bloated and more responsive. While it won't be a stock Android experience, the UI will be closer to a Nexus device than a Galaxy S5. "We now have exclusive info... Read more...
Samsung may have been disappointed that it wasn't able to sell as many Galaxy S5 devices as initially thought, but it's Galaxy Note 4 phablet picked up the slack, helping the company's IT & Mobile Communications unit see a boost in earnings. The South Korean electronics company also credited its more efficient management of marketing expenditures for its recovery in earnings.Overall, Samsung's total revenue for its fiscal fourth quarter ended December 31, 2014, was 52.73 trillion won ($48.6 billion), resulting in an operating profit of 5.29 trillion won ($4.87 billion). Not too shabby, though what's worrisome for Samsung and its investors is that as good as these numbers appear, they're down... Read more...
Lenovo knows a thing or two about rising to the top. Just ask every other PC maker on the planet -- by volume, Lenovo is the top supplier of PCs around the world, sitting on top of HP, Dell, and every other player. Samsung and Apple should take note of this, as Lenovo is turning its attention to the mobile market and has its sights set on China. The company already has a mobile presence in China with its own branded devices, though with the $2.9 billion Motorola Mobility acquisition now complete, Lenovo is setting itself up to be a major force in the high-end handset market. Up to this point, Samsung and Apple have owned this territory. Image Source: Flickr (Anderson... Read more...
It came out last week that Samsung ran into an overheating issue when testing Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 chip in its forthcoming flagship phone. In turn, Samsung reportedly made the decision not to use the part in its unreleased Galaxy S6 device, though that might not be the case if Qualcomm can supply a revised version in time for the handset's release.According to The Wall Street Journal and a "person familiar with the matter" that it spoke with, Qualcomm is expected to supply Samsung with a revised version of the Snapdragon 810 in March. Presumably the next revision will have a better handle on thermals, enough so that Samsung will feel comfortable using it in place of its own Exynos hardware.Interestingly... Read more...
You never know what gems lay hidden in odd corners of the web. To wit, in a fairly boring article by Korea's Economic Times concerning itself with Samsung's component business operations, and in particular its "Samsung Electro-Mechanics" (SEM) sector, it's revealed that the forthcoming Galaxy S6 will sport a 20-megapixel camera. As it relates to the article, camera modules will play a role in boosting Samsung's Opto and Mechatronics Solutions (OMS) division, which performed poorly last year due to the lower operating ratio of camera modules. Pretty ho-hum stuff, except the report notes that the proportion of high value added products like the 20MP sensor with optical image stabilization will... Read more...
For the past four months, Taiwanese regulators have been conducting an investigation into Apple, Samsung, and other smartphone brands for being in breach of local data protection laws. On Tuesday, the National Communications Commissions announced that all accused companies were innocent, according to its findings. A report released by the NCC revealed that the investigation into 12 brands, which also included Chinese company Xiaomi, concluded that these companies and their products did not violate the law. However, NCC official James Lou added that the commissions would request that mobile phone makers take steps to make information transmission more secure. Image Credit: Xiaomi... Read more...
Fancy yourself a PlayStation gamer? In the need for a new television? If you answered "Yes" to both questions, then hang tight and be on the lookout for new Samsung smart TVs coming out in the first of 2015. Why? Samsung has partnered with Sony to integrate its PlayStation Now game streaming service on select models, giving you access to hundreds of PlayStation 3 games streamed from the cloud, no console required! It's the same feature that's offered on the PlayStation 4, along with a variety of other platforms. Using PlayStation Now, gamers have access to over 200 titles from various genres, including action/adventure, racing, RPG, and so forth. They're accessible... Read more...
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