Despite the fact that the US smartphone market is thickly populated by Android, Apple’s own iOS platform was able to regain some of its losses in the recently concluded quarter. Based on data collected by statistical firm Nielsen, the 44.5% of consumers who bought a smartphone between October and December chose an iPhone. Prior to the iPhone 4S launch in October, iPhone only had a ranking of 25.1%. Alarmingly, 57% purchased the iPhone 4S when it first came out in the market.
As of this writing, Android still holds the commanding lead over iOS, standing at 46.3% US smartphone users. According to Nielsen, iOS only earns about 30% of the market, which is equivalent to [...]
Remember Meego? Poor ol’ Meego has gone through a lot of transitions, from the original Maemo, to being merged with Intel’s Moblin, to now being merged once again with Samsung’s own OS, Bada, which will be made open source when it will be merged with Meego, and form Tizen. All Bada applications will work in Tizen, and if developers know how to make Bada apps, they should be able to make Tizen apps, too.
But why does Samsung want to support yet another OS? Or better yet, what are they trying to achieve by pushing Bada/Tizen even harder into the market? Samsun has at least several main reasons why it wants to do this.
Samsung wants [...]
If you’ve been following our website, you should remember our news on Apple’s lost battle against Proview Technology (Shenzhen). It was a recent post we shared less than 5 days ago. Anyway, in line with that post, we just found out Apple is currently in the process of suing almost all of its biggest competitors in the tablet/mobile phone field. While this goes against Apple’s previous complaint of anti-competitiveness of Samsung and Motorola patents, it is all too familiar to the infringement case on the iPad.
True enough, a court in Germany has given a ruling that Apple’s 3G-enabled products (namely the iPhone, 3G, 3GS, 4, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G) infringe a patent by [...]
Apple had a short victory last quarter, when they surpassed Nokia (they were already ahead of Samsung in smartphones), but it looks like nothing will be able to stop Samsung’s skyrocketing growth. Samsung sold 27 million smartphones in Q3 this year, and it’s looking at selling around 35 million next quarter, now that Galaxy S II is on 3 carriers in USA, Galaxy Nexus will be able soon for Verizon, and we might even see the Galaxy S II HD by the end of the quarter. On the other hand, Apple is expected to sell only about 25 million iPhones next quarter. Even if they sell 30 million, they should still fall short of matching Samsung.
All this is really not [...]
For the masses who believed that the iPhone was the king of sales – check out what Samsung is now so proud of. According to recent reports, Samsung is now the new leader in the Smartphone business, with approximately 20 million smartphones that were sold in Quarter 3 alone, according to the Wall Street Journal. With these statistics, Samsung is now up 500% from last year, in Quarter 2 sales.
It’s not surprising, since Samsung sold a total of 30 million sold smartphones from in their Galaxy S and Galaxy S2 lines since launch, due to their constant upgrade in technology and styling. The Samsung Galaxy S2 currently [...]
With the release of the iPhone 4S, Samsung did their part in promoting their own device, the Galaxy S II. Although many people were pretty disappointed by the release of the 4S, Samsung knows that it still poses as a threat in the market. Therefore, they have created a nice little comparison chart that highlights the Samsung Galaxy S II’s triumph over the iPhone 4S. Take a look for yourself below:Main Differences
Samsung is quick to point out that the Galaxy S II has the following characteristics in which they believe will help the Galaxy S II beat out the iPhone 4S:4G Capabilities Super AMOLED Plus 4.3-4.5″ [...]
I have always been a fan of Sony products. Back in high school, Sony used to be the preferred Walkman music player. They revolutionised the world with the minidisc, which unfortunately didn’t catch on in the rest of the world. Sony jumped on the Android bandwagon and has produced a few of the most recognized Android phones, namely the Xperia Arc and Xperia Play.Sony Is Still Trying To Please Everybody
The Playstation brand – to this day – remains very valuable. Despite Microsoft’s Kinect taking the main stage throughout 2011, I am confident in the Playstation brand. My only reservation about the Xperia Play is that it isn’t [...]
The Samsung Galaxy S2 faces stiff competition not just with fellow Android smartphones such as the Motorola DROID Bionic but also with Apple’s recently launched iPhone 4S.
The Samsung blockbuster Android smartphone remains an uncontested best-seller worldwide – with one being sold every second at this point in time.
In this comparison review, Android Authority gives you a quick view of some of the neat major features–and weak points–of both the iPhone 4S and the global variant of the Samsung Galaxy S2.
Which of these two phones is the David and which one is the Goliath? Read on to find out.Build and Design
iPhone 4S114 mm x [...]
There have been many articles floating around in cyberspace about Apple fearing Samsung, and yet, there are none like the one you are about to read. Most of them will talk about patents; I prefer to talk about facts. Here’s my two cents on this issue.Samsung Is Bigger Than You Think
Ask any Tom, Dick, Harry or Jane [...]