Apple Inc. has just released its new gadgets; iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iWatch. iPhones will be available to customers in the month of September and iWatch will be available next year. Apple Inc. has also introduced a mobile payment system, named Apple Pay.
ABC News has recently posted some important points related to new iPhones.
LG Electronics Inc. has introduced the curved smartphone, LG G Flex, on Monday in order to remain pioneer smartphone technology. Previously, Samsung introduced a variant of popular Galaxy Note earlier this month as the world’s first smartphone with a slightly curved side to side. Continue reading LG G Flex curved smartphone→
Samsung has introduced the Apple’s Passbook-style ticket and coupon management app called as Samsung Wallet, during the Developer Day at the Mobile World Congress.
Apple’s Passbook app gives the ability to the users to store things like event tickets, boarding passes, store cards, and coupons at one place. Moreover, it also gives push notifications to inform the users about the offers and updates and the users can show barcodes to scan at payment desks. Continue reading Samsung’s Wallet app for Android→
Worldwide mobile phone sales have been declined by 1.7% from 2011 to 2012. However, there was a record sale of smartphones in the Q4 2012, i.e. the sale of 207.7 million units, which is up 38.3% from the same period in the same quarter last year.
“The last time the worldwide mobile phone market declined was in 2009,” said Anshul Gupta, principal research analyst at Gartner. “Tough economic conditions, shifting consumer preferences and intense market competition weakened the worldwide mobile phone market this year.”
Apple got 72% of all global handset profits in the last quarter while Samsung got 29% of the profits. Check the bite of Apple and don’t worry about the percentages, these are rounded figures. Moreover, these figures are so compact (or more) to the 100% that the profit of other companies such as Nokia, Blackberry, and HTC cannot fit into that percentage.
Considering the report, Fortune’s Philip Elmer-DeWitt noted that 29% of the Samsung’s profits came 28.9% of unit sales. Nearly 43 cents of every dollar spent on cellphone in the world in the last quarter went to Apple, Samsung got 36 cents, Nokia got 7 cents and the rest of the companies got less than 5.
Apple’s iPad (in all forms), although has lost some of the market share, but remained on top in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to IDC.
Apple showed 43.6% of market share for that quarter, shipping 22.9 million tablets. Although, it is a good percentage but still the company found the loss of 6.8% of market share in the case of iOS tablets. Samsung is on second position with the shipment of 7.9 million units of tablets, in all its forms, accounting for 15.1% of market share. Samsung found 263% of year-on-year growth.
Considering other companies; Amazon shipped 6 million tablets and got 11.5% of market share, ASUS got 5.8% of market share, Barnes and Noble got 1.9% of market share in the top five positions while 22.1% of total tablet sales are attributed to the other manufacturers including Microsoft’s Surface tablet.
Samsung has reported a remarkable fourth quarter (Q4) 2012 results. The company has posted 8.84 trillion won ($8.27 billion) in consolidated operating profit that is nearly twice of that reported by the company for the same period in 2011.
Overall revenue also increased by 18.5% from the same period last year showing the value of 56.06 trillion won ($52.04 billion).
Samsung has achieved the milestone of sale of more than 100 million Galaxy S devices.
According to the company, 40 million Galaxy S III devices have been sold. It has been sold twice quickly during its first five months on the market, with 20 million channel sales compared to 10 million for the SII while the original Galaxy S reached the point of 24 million units’ sale since it was released in June, 2010. The company’s new products like Galaxy S III mini has also contributed to the huge number.
Samsung would start selling the world’s first Tizen-based smartphone in 2013 according to a report from Japan’s Daily Yomiuri site. Tizen is an open sourced mobile operating system supported by Samsung, DoCoMo, Vodafone and others.
Yomuiri reported, “Samsung will probably begin selling the smartphones next year and they are likely to be released in Japan and other countries at around the same time, according to sources.” However, the report is not clear about the phone’s specifications and the specific launch date.