All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Smartphones’

Smartphone Runner-ups Shift To Lower-Priced Handsets

It’s become increasingly clear over the past two years that Samsung and Apple are dominating the smartphone industry. While Samsung has flooded worldwide markets with a variety of Android handsets at all prices and sizes, Apple remains the guiding player in the high-end smartphone category. Far behind the market share of those two companies comes a group of smartphone manufacturers …

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Mobile Market to Follow Apple’s 64-bit A7 Processor

The iPhone 5S was a disappointment for many Apple fans. Though the device undoubtedly contains better hardware than the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5S was more of an incremental improvement than the yearly leap iPhone lovers had become accustomed to. The biggest change in the latest iPhone was the implementation of Apple’s new 64-bit A7 processor. Though it is still …

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Windows Phone Gaining Traction in Emerging Markets

In terms of the overall smartphone market, Windows Phone holds only a tiny fraction of the world’s market share. Android and iOS continue to dominate smartphone shipments, as Apple’s brand continues to draw customers in mature markets and Samsung floods the world with smartphones of all prices and sizes. Microsoft did see a glimmer of hope recently in the U.S. …

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Windows Phone Leads BlackBerry in Latest Smartphone Numbers

Holiday season 2013 capped off another record year for tablet shipments, but market watchers are now beginning to see the rapid growth of the smartphone market reach saturation points in established markets. As these mature markets reach their peaks, the market share story is becoming cemented, though not surprising. The latest smartphone industry number from market research firm comScore show …

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Samsung Offers More Details On The Galaxy S5

In February, Samsung announced the inevitable Galaxy S5 at Mobile Word Congress in Barcelona. The new flagship device sports the usual upgraded specs and display, but it didn’t look all that different from its predecessor though. Outward appearances aren’t everything, however, and Samsung has the software to back it up. In a new overview video, Samsung takes us on a …

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Ashton Kutcher Is Designing Lenovo Smartphones That Will Launch This Year

Remember when Lenovo announced that Ashton Kutcher was their new product engineer last October? Well, apparently that was a legitimate title and Kutcher is going to have significant influence on the company’s next product line. According to Re/code, Kutcher is in the process of designing a set of special edition smartphones for Lenovo which will launch some time this year. …

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Smartphone Growth to Slow Significantly in Coming Years

Since the debut of the first iPhone the smartphone market has been bursting with growth. The entire mobile device industry has grown at an astonishing rate, a trend which looks to continue in the coming years as wearable devices become the norm. The explosive growth of smartphones can’t last forever, though, and market watchers are already seeing signs of growth …

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 Is The World’s First 64-Bit Octa-Core Chipset

Apple made headlines last year by introducing the first 64-bit mobile chipset in the iPhone 5S and iPad Air. The company said the move to 64-bit would allow for better performance while retaining backwards compatibility with 32-bit apps. Android device manufacturers were a little slower on the draw, but now they’re starting to introduce their own 64-bit chips. Qualcomm announced …

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Thermometers for Smartphones are Here

If you’ve ever been in the throes and wondered if it was just a thing or if you actually had a fever, you might have checked your phone’s app store to see if there was a thermometer handy to quell your curiosity. As you already might know, there are apps that call themselves thermometers– but actually aren’t. In the vein …

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Samsung Teases The Galaxy S 5 Ahead Of Reveal

We all know that Samsung will be unveiling the Galaxy S 5 on Monday. Samsung knows that we know, and has been hyping up the device without actually sharing real information on it. The latest tease is a continuation of its hype train as it continues to associate its latest flagship device with the finer things in life. In the …

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T-Mobile’s Jump Being Changed For The Better [Report]

In its quest to shake up the mobile industry, T-Mobile revealed Jump last year as a way to allow consumers to upgrade their devices twice a year. It also instigated a six month waiting period between signing up and being able to upgrade. All of that may be gone by next week. TmoNews reports that T-Mobile will be introducing a …

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LG Announces The G Pro 2, Will Be Shown At MWC

Last year, LG introduced the world to the G Pro – a smartphone that attempted to take on the Galaxy Note. Now LG is back with a successor featuring improved hardware, software, and some silly additions from the LG G2. LG announced this morning that the G Pro 2 is indeed real and that it will make its public debut …

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