Tag Archives: Android devices

VIDEO: Is The IPad Doomed?

1 Aug

VIDEO: Is The IPad Doomed?

Best Buy’s CEO says tablet sales are “crashing.” Is this the beginning of the end for the tablet? According to tech consultancy IDC, tablets are still popular and sales are growing — 11% last quarter, to be precise,. Still, that’s a far cry from two years ago, when tablets were growing at a 60% clip. […]

VIDEO: Samsung Postpones Launch Of Tizen Smartphone

28 Jul

VIDEO: Samsung Postpones Launch Of Tizen Smartphone

Samsung Electronics said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company’s ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS. In a brief statement, Samsung said the postponement is to further enhance the Tizen “ecosystem,” which encompasses developers, consumers and devices using […]

VIDEO: In China, Apple’s Focus Pays Off While Samsung Feels Squeeze

24 Jul

VIDEO: In China, Apple’s Focus Pays Off While Samsung Feels Squeeze

The mobile industry has long held that Samsung’s broad range of mobile devices makes it nimble in changing markets, while Apple loses out by rigidly sticking to its high-end gadgets. But manufacturers’ recent earnings reports challenge those assumptions, at least in China, the world’s biggest mobile market. Apple’s latest quarterly results showed sales of its […]

VIDEO: Will The New Amazon Fire Phone Move The Needle On Ebooks?

20 Jun

VIDEO: Will The New Amazon Fire Phone Move The Needle On Ebooks?

Thad McIlroy, a Vancouver-based digital publishing consultant, said, “This is the best phone yet for bibliophiles,” when talking about the new Amazon Fire Phone, the company’s long awaited first attempt at the smartphone market. Unlike Amazon’s principle competitors in this market, Apple and Samsung, are not companies as focused on books and reading as Amazon […]

VIDEO: Apple’s Big Problem: Third Of Smartphones Now 5+ Inches

14 May

VIDEO: Apple’s Big Problem: Third Of Smartphones Now 5+ Inches

Call it rise of the phablets. New research indicates that a third of all smartphones sold worldwide now sport screens that are 5 inches are larger. And Samsung owns nearly half of this fast growing segment at a time Apple is reportedly prepping a larger iPhone 6. Will it be big enough? According to analyst […]

VIDEO: Amazon’s Smartphone Design Reportedly Leaks, Looks Like A Galaxy S Crossed With An IPhone

1 May

VIDEO: Amazon’s Smartphone Design Reportedly Leaks, Looks Like A Galaxy S Crossed With An IPhone

Amazon’s smartphone is looking more and more like an imminent reality, and now BGR is bringing what it says is the first look at the actual design of the hardware to the table. The picture depicts a black device with glass front and back covers, and a matte edge which could be either plastic or […]

VIDEO: Samsung Lawyer: Apple Angry Over Google Software

29 Apr

VIDEO: Samsung Lawyer: Apple Angry Over Google Software

After Apple recalled the innovations of its founder Steve Jobs, its bitterest rival Samsung stood behind Google technology when a lawyer for the Korean company delivered closing arguments at a patent trial. Samsung lawyer William Price argued Tuesday at the conclusion of the monthlong case in San Jose that the company didn’t copy Apple’s iPhone […]

VIDEO: Apple Vs. Samsung: Tech’s Most Vicious Patent War Returns To Court

2 Apr

VIDEO: Apple Vs. Samsung: Tech’s Most Vicious Patent War Returns To Court

One trial wasn’t enough: After Apple’s billion-dollar victory over Samsung back in 2012, the two tech titans have returned to court two years later to slug it out again, this time over more device patents. Will Apple’s appeals to its perceived originality and innovation be enough to convince the judge of awarding a second victory? […]

VIDEO: Jury Selection Begins In Apple-Samsung Case

1 Apr

VIDEO: Jury Selection Begins In Apple-Samsung Case

Jury selection began Monday in the latest legal battle between the fiercest rivals in the world of smartphones, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features. If Apple prevails in the current case, the cost to Samsung could reach $2 billion. Apple’s costs, if it loses the litigation, […]

VIDEO: Lower-End Tablets Take A Bite Out Of Apple’s Market Share

3 Mar

VIDEO: Lower-End Tablets Take A Bite Out Of Apple’s Market Share

The advance of Google’s Android operating system isn’t just seen in smartphones. Worldwide sales of tablets soared 68% to 195.4 million units in 2013, up from 116.3 million in 2012, according to latest data from research firm Gartner. Tablets sold using Apple ’s iOS operating system saw their share decline to 36% from 52.8%.