The SmartPhone War Heats Up: Apple Samsung Ship Same Number of Devices
Jan29

The SmartPhone War Heats Up: Apple Samsung Ship Same Number of Devices

It looks like the smartphone war just got a little more interesting.  Reports now show that Samsung's recent struggles combined with Apples new found love for phablets and the Chinese market have both companies shipping the same number of smartphones out the door.  Apple and Samsung  shipped around 74.5 million devices in Q4 of 2014. These number a combination of a few factors.  First the new iPhone 6 came out during this time frame...

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Facebook Has Huge Growth in Q4 and 2014
Jan29

Facebook Has Huge Growth in Q4 and 2014

Facebook has been clawing its way into mobile and the company said two years ago that it wanted its main revenue to come from mobile advertising. Two years ago that was a long way off because Facebook was very much a web browser social network. However, the company has reached its goal according to its fiscal fourth quarter earnings. The network revealed that it increased revenue 49% through the quarter and sat at $3.58 billion, with...

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Samsung Q4 Continues Decline
Jan29

Samsung Q4 Continues Decline

Samsung’s fall from grace through last year shows no signs of stopping in 2015 as the company’s decline is predicted to continue. The company’s latest quarterly earnings continue to make uneasy reading for fans of the Korean giant. Samsung suffered its third straight quarterly slip and over those periods the company’s profits have slipped by significant 64%. It has been a calamitous 12 months for Samsung and the company has struggled...

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Qualcomm Says Snapdragon 810 will be Missing from One 2015 Flagship
Jan29

Qualcomm Says Snapdragon 810 will be Missing from One 2015 Flagship

Qualcomm has been in the midst of problems with its Snapdragon 810 processor and the company has now revealed that the chip will not land in one major smartphone flagship this year. During the company’s solid fiscal first quarter 2015 earnings call, the company said the "expectation that our Snapdragon 810 processor will not be in the upcoming design cycle of a large customer's flagship device." That could possibly mean Samsung has...

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Samsung Updating Galaxy Note 3 in Russia to Android 5.0 Lollipop
Jan28

Samsung Updating Galaxy Note 3 in Russia to Android 5.0 Lollipop

Samsung has not got around to updating most of its devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop just yet, not even the new Galaxy Note 4 flagship. In fact, it seems as though the older Note 3 will get the Lollipop bump before the Note 4, with reports today saying the update is arriving on the Russian version (SM-N900) as we speak. Carrying the build number, N900XXUEBOA6, the update is now rolling out to the Galaxy Note 3 in Russia according to...

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Samsung Tizen Z1 has moved 50,000 Units
Jan28

Samsung Tizen Z1 has moved 50,000 Units

Samsung unveiled the Z1 a couple of weeks ago, it was the first smartphone from the company that boasts its own in-house Tizen platform. How well the handset is doing in India (where it is currently exclusive) will depend on what source you believe. Last week Reuters said the device was off to a slow start, but Business Korea is citing a Samsung official who says that the Z1 is performing well. The publication cites Samsung’s vice...

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