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November 4, 2016

samsung,apple sees 18% decline after jointly selling 23% of global smartphones

"samsung,apple sees 18%  decline after jointly selling 23% of global smartphones"

 
Post Samsung halted production  of its Note 7 handsets and said it was scrapping the 4.3 million handsets it had already manufactured,the market for smartphones specially the Phablets phone have opened up. As smartphone  sales mature and reach reasonable volumes with lower churn rates, with users not changing their smartphones as frequently as they used too 2 to 3 years ago,bigger size screen size will be a norm rather a exception.

Meanwhile  also helping matters are that OEM's and Handset makers  have increasingly tried to offer a bigger and larger screen as an option,which seems to be paying off.With Samsung already facing a growing churn and growing dissatisfaction in the market and Apple reporting that it had underestimated demand for its largest model, the iPhone 7 Plus, leading to a backlog in orders.This market seemed to be wide open for a spectacular fight.Google Pixel and Huawei Mate 9 could provide a lot of choices this holiday season.However its reported that Google has locked itself into exclusive deals with single operators in the US, UK and Australia - struck before the Note 7 fiasco - which will limit sales.


Meanwhile Samsung has seen a 13% decline in its year to year smartphone sales July -September,2016 sales as compared to same time last year. Apple too has seen a 5% decline . However Samsung with 23% market share and Apple with 13% market share make up 130 million smartphones out of 360 million smartphones  sold in last quarter of 2016. This means that even after selling 23% of global smartphone last quarter,It has been loosing market share compared to a year ago.

November 17, 2015

Apple iOS 9 adoption rate of 61% is the biggest in history



Apple's  iOS 9 adoption rate has hit all time high with  61% adoption including all of its  iOS devices, which include iPhones and iPads, according to Apple's App Store Distribution page.Till date this has been the fastest adoption rate among all its IOS version .After rolling out on September 16,2015 iOS 9 surged to an adoption rate of more than 50%. In comparison iOS 8 released in september 11th, 2014  had an adoption rate of 43%
This seems more impressive if you consider the adoption rate of  its rival Google's android. The adoption rate for Android 5.0 was at a meager 3% percent and it's currently at 23.5%  based on data from Google's Android Developer Dashboard.


" apple's ios9 adoption rate is biggest in its history"

November 4, 2015

comparison features of HTC One M9+ vs Xiaomi Mi 4C



comparison features of HTC One M9+ vs Xiaomi Mi 4C Both phones have above average cameras. Their primary cameras are both at least 8 megapixels, which is a good baseline for capturing high quality images. These phones can record high definition (HD) video in 1080p or better, which is standard in most modern models.


The One M9+ can record video in 4K Ultra HD, while the Mi 4C supports recording up to 1080p, a lower resolution. While 4K is a significantly higher resolution, it requires much more storage space than other levels of video quality.

November 3, 2015

4G Smartphones supporting wireless charging between 13 to 20 megapixel camera resolution


These following smartphones meet the critera's of being a 4G, with wireless charging, with a camera resolution between 13 to 20 megapixels .

LG G4
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Launched July 2015

 Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Launched :August 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6
Android 5.0 Lollipop
launched :April 2015

 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Launched :April 2015

comparing the 3 best android smartphones with LED Flash and 3D Capture


Smartphones Powered by Android with the best 3D capture  and LED Flash. Among the top 3 rated by specout  based on online user reviews and ratings include 1) Sony Xperia Ion 2) HTC Evo 3D and 3)Sony Xperia Arc S

October 27, 2015

The US Government is one of Apple's biggest Customers :Billing from Govt contracts

Apple does a huge chunk of work for the US  Government  and  it has been working with the US Defence, Security and Exchange Board, Federal divisions, and NASA

"apple's list of govt contracts"
Since 2000 Apple has signed on a record 1299 contracts with the US Government with 75 being signed only in 2014 , with a guaranteed amount of $30.3million(source)



May 28, 2012

NFC Enabled Mobile Handsets :Top 10 List


According to a recent study from the Auriemma Consulting Group, 30% of US mobile users would be willing to upgrade their Cell Phone for the sole purpose of gaining NFC payment technology.
And 23% said they’d be willing to switch carrier for the extra functionality. That’s a significant number considering the cost and hassle of switching phone or carrier. (via tgdaily.com)

NFC world has recently released a list of the  25 Mobile Handsets which are available across stores

The Acer E320 Liquid Express is an entry-level Android smartphone and is the Taiwanese manufacturer's first NFC handset.

2)BlackBerry Bold 9790
The BlackBerry Bold 9790, codenamed 'Bellagio', was announced in November 2011 and is now shipping.

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930, the first handsets from Research in Motion to include NFC, were announced in early May 2011 and are now shipping. 

The BlackBerry Curve 9350, BlackBerry Curve 9360 andBlackBerry Curve 9370 were announced in August 2011 and are now shipping. 

The BlackBerry Curve 9380, also known as 'Orlando', was announced in November 2011 and is now retailing across stores 

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the latest Google reference handset and is now shipping in the UK and the US. The phone runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. 

2    7)  Google Nexus S
The Google Nexus S, a full-featured smartphone running Android 2.3 'Gingerbread' and manufactured by Samsung, has NFC support built in. 

      8)HTC Incredible
A version of the HTC Incredible designed to run China UnionPay's NFC payments service via a microSD-based NFC add-on was announced in August 2011. 

      9)HTC One X
The HTC One X is the new flagship handset for the Taiwanese phone giant, featuring a 4.7-inch 1280 by 720 display, quad-core Tegra 3 processor, Android 4.0 and NFC. The One X — previously known by the codename HTC Edge — will be available from April 2012.

The LG Optimus LTE, also known by the model number LG LU6200, is a high-end Android smartphone which boasts a 4.5-inch HD screen, LTE and NFC.   



October 1, 2011

10 Million and Counting..Samsung Galaxy II a Runaway Success


Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S II smartphone (model: GT-I9100) has achieved 10 million global channel sales, doubling from five million in just eight weeks. In the last 8 weeks, sales have gone from 5 million to 10 million - or 625,000 units sold per week. And here's the real kicker: the press release expressly states "Model: GT-I9100," meaning these sales figures don't even include the United States.


Galaxy S II i9100 achieved 10 million sales worldwide since its launch (late April this year).

Secondly, Samsung has presented the Galaxy S II HD LTE (pictured below), a bigger version of the Galaxy S II LTE announced about a month ago in Europe

The new Galaxy S II HD LTE has an HD display,  with  a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels – just like the Galaxy Note, the difference being that the Galaxy S II HD LTE’s display measures 4.65 inches, not 5.3 inches.


Samsung Galaxy S II  is an Android 2.3-based smartphone that was announced by Samsung on February 13, 2011 at the Mobile World Congress. The Galaxy S II is Samsung’s flagship smartphone that is only 8.49mm thin. It features  dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 system-on-chip as well as ARM Mali-400 graphics engine. The product sports 4.27" Super AMOLED+ screen with 800*480 resolution. The device became available worldwide starting from May 2011 and is sold  by more than 140 vendors in 120 countries.

August 16, 2011

Google and Motorola Deal : Who Really Won


Who are the winners  in the Motorola and Google Deal. In a deal of such disruptive proportions there will be some Winners and some losers. Businessinsider posted a detailed article which takes a look at the Winners in This Acquisition


Sanjay Jha took over Motorola's mobile operations and chose to go all-in with Android.The bet has paid off. Jha stands to make $90 million personally on this deal

Google just paid $12.5 billion for a patent portfolio. Sound like a good deal? Not really. But it also gets a handset maker. So that makes it a good deal, right?
Well, this is a low margin business with 19,000 employees and factories around the world. Not exactly the same thing as search and advertising. Is this what Google wants to do


Another winner has been Carl Icah has been involved with Motorola since 2006, fighting with the company's board, trying to get something out of it all. Well, it finally paid off. He's getting $415 million on this one.

Ben Bajarin, who is Director of Consumer Technology Analysis and Research at Creative Strategies, Inc, laid out why Google should buy Motorola on August 2. All of his reasons were spot on.

Nokia's stock is up  with industry sources familiar with the Tech Industry workings, that people think Microsoft will buy Nokia's stock popped in reaction to the news. Microsoft will  be enticed to buy Nokia as a reactionary move,as this will strengthen their product line.Of course Microsoft could buy it as a defensive move.

Apple has a tougher time suing Android, but its rival just made a big risky move
.Apple comes out of this transaction in decent shape. You could argue that it will have a hard fight on its hands in the long run as Motorola works on more Android devices. However, we don't believe Google or Motorola have built any exceptional devices and nothing's going to change that.According to BusinessInsider "We're calling Apple a winner because it forced Google to take this risky $12.5 billion bet on something which it has yet to  develop a core competency ( specially in production)"

August 8, 2011

Mobile Advertising Trends US Vs Europe


 North America


 
 Europe




Source : InMobi

Mobile ad network operator InMobi says it has grown its US network to reach more than 83 million US mobile consumers through 6 billion monthly ad impressions, after launching in North America only a year ago.

Anne Frisbie, InMobi VP and Managing Director, North America, says the company expects to reach over 100 million mobile users – or 75 percent of all smartphone users – in the US by the end of 2011.