Posted: November 21st, 2013 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: Apple iPad, Apple iPhone, ASUS, Google Android, Samsung, Smartphone, Smartphone Sales, Table, Tablet Sales, Technoid Mobile Computing News | Comments Off on Google’s Taken Control! The Mobile World Runs on Android
The uncool kid on the block, Google’s Android, now controls more than 80% of the global smartphone market, with Microsoft’s Windows Phone also experiencing explosive growth according to new numbers.
The worldwide mobile market shipped an amazing 467 million new phones in the third quarter of 2013. Mobile researchers IDC said figures show the overall market grew 39.9% to 261.1 million units, up from 186.7 million a year ago.
The clear market leader was Google Android, shipping upward of 210 million devices, more than the total number of smartphones sold for all platforms combined quarter on quarter.
The platform now claims an amazing 81% of the worldwide smartphone market, but wait there’s more :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 5th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: Apple iPhone, Apple iPhone 5, Galaxy Note, Samsung, SAMSUNG GALAXY SIII, Samsung Profit | Comments Off on Samsung Set For Record Sales and Profit! THANKS GSIII
Our favourite Korean consumer electronics behemoth, Samsung, looks set to post another record quarterly profit on the back of its latest offering the 4G Galaxy SIII smartphone and Galaxy Note tab/phone hybrid.
The company is forecasting a $AU7 billion September-quarter profit, off the back of $45 billion in 3 month sales. That profit forecast is slightly ahead of the average forecast by 16 analysts surveyed by Reuters. Samsung shares were up 0.3 per cent in early Korean trade, and are up almost 30 per cent so far this year.
Analysts say provisions for the $US1 billion payout to Apple for patent breaches, as well as increased competition from Apple’s iPhone 5 are likely to see Samsung’s profit tail off a little in the last quarter of the year to somewhere closer to $AU6 billion.
“The biggest risk for Samsung is competitive product line-ups from its rivals such as iPhone 5s,” KB Investment and Securities analyst Byun Han-Joon told Reuters. “Because handsets drive most of its profits, for Samsung one misstep in handsets could result in losses for the whole group.”
However, most are expecting the profit to bounce back again, setting new records by mid-next year. Samsung’s official results for the September quarter will be released on October 26 :: More on our favourite behemoth »»»»
Posted: September 8th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: Apple, Apple and Samsung, Apple vs Samsung, Cult of Apple, Galaxy 10.1 Tablet PC, Galaxy S Smartphone, Patent Wars, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Galaxy vs Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy vs Apple iPhone | Comments Off on Samsung Slips Passed Apple on 4G
The war between Apple and Samsung over design and technology patents has cast Samsung as the underling, while Apple is painted as pushing at the edges of innovation. Ahh what a short sighted world we live in, I’d argue with such commentary, going so far as to say that most commentators have things wrong, very wrong.
While Samsung may have a little eggroll on it’s face over claims of plagiarism, the Korean consumer electronics behemoth is definitely no slouch on the technology front, winning the much more important war on patent innovations, particularly when it comes to 4G and it’s application in the mobile device wars.
4G isn’t so much a new technology but a better use of existing technologies, Samsung has been working on 4G since 2005 and has pretty much perfected it’s use in mobile devices. The higher and more responsive – up to 10 x 3G – bandwidth of 4G is well suited to tablets and smartphones.
In Australia, Telstra has the largest geographic coverage in 4G and has been upgrading mobile cell towers to 4G since 2010, with a consumer roll-out from late in 2011. The benefits of running mobile devices on 4G are real, the simultaneous speed is pretty outstanding :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 25th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Business News, STANDOUT, Technoid Computer News | Tags: Apple, Apple and Samsung, Apple vs Samsung, Cult of Apple, Galaxy 10.1 Tablet PC, Galaxy S Smartphone, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Galaxy vs Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy vs Apple iPhone | Comments Off on UPDATED! Apple vs Samsung vs Apple vs Samsung
Just hours apart, in two separate courtrooms – one in the USA and another in South Korea – two absolutely opposing views on the war that is Apple vs Samsung – or should that be Samsung vs Apple? – have been handed down.
A South Korean court has handed down a split ruling over Samsungs claim that Apple infringed it’s intellectual property, ruling that some element of the iPhone do indeed use patented Samsung telecommunication technology. The court also ruled however that Samsung had – as Apple has been ranting – copy Apples interface for it’s early Galaxy phones and tabs.
The South Korean court found that both companies shared blame, ordering Samsung to stop selling 10 products including its Galaxy S II phone and banning Apple from selling four different products, including its iPhone 4.
Meanwhile across the pacific in San Jose, California, a US jury has found in favour of Apple in a case that was expected to take years to settle, Apples copycat rant has just landed it a $US1 billion dollar win! However, the US ruling runs much deeper than just a huge compensation payout, BILLIONS of dollars in future sales hang in the balance for both tech-behemoths :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 27th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: Apple iPhone, Best Selling Phones, Nokia, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Smartphone Sales, Smartphone, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: apple | Comments Off on Samsung to Double Smartphone Sales in 2012
Samsung Electronics mobile chief said the consumer electronics behemoth aimed to nearly double its smartphone sales in 2012 from last year, stepping up its battle with nemesis Apple. J.K. Shin, president and head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business, made the comment to reporters ahead of the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. His remarks were later confirmed by a company spokesman. Samsung topped global smartphone sales rankings last year, more than quadrupling smartphone sales to 97.4 million from 2010, according to data from Strategy Analytics.
In 2011 Apple finished a close second to Samsung, with sales of 93 million smartphones. J.K. Shin also said Samsung aimed to boost its total handset – including non smartphones – sales to 380 million this year, which would mark 16 percent sales growth for the world’s No.2 handset maker. Samsung Electronics last year sold 327.4 million handsets, up from 280.2 million in 2010, according to Strategy Analytics. Those foxy Fins, Nokia, though battling to get a foot into the smartphone market, sold 422 handsets in 2011, up from 150 million in 2010.