Apple and Samsung recieve 100% of the profits in smartphones
According to the financial analysis that the Bank of Canaccord Genuity, seized each of the Samsung and Apple
together at 100% or more of the profits of the smart phone industry. Latest numbers reveal that Apple acquires 57% and Samsung 43% of sales profits, besides Apple and its Korean Competitor, LG is the only company to get some profit, which was 1% of the profit in the smart phone to the first quarter. Of course, there is who thanks for Motorola to share profit with less than 1% in the first quarter of this industry. There are HTC, Sony and Blackberry as well, but they have no words about their profits in the report only some of the losses.
This extends duopoly monopoly of Apple and Samsung to dominate the operating profit of the manufacturers, despite lower profits Apple sequentiall More...
Ubuntu Touch soon on smart phones and tablet
News was released from “Canonical” company -Ubuntu software producer- in January that “Ubuntu Touch” will be available for smart phones this year, followed by news about the devices that contain this system will be available in the markets by October. Through his blog, Rick Spencer one of the engineers who worked on the project Ubuntu Touch said that they are working on the copy version usable by the end of May and it has to be tested day after day to deliver it to the stage of stability and outfitted for use fully. However, it is not expected to replace Android with this system soon and it will take a while and this still in its early days in the testing phase. Spencer Said that if it continued as planned, the phones that are running Ubuntu in the end of the month will be able to send and More...
Apple releases the iOS 6.1.4 update for the iPhone 5
Apple has launched a new update version 6.1.4 for its smart phone iPhone 5.
This new update from Apple is exclusively for smart phones will not be disclosed to any other iOS devices. Apart from that, this new update not come with a .big changes, is devoted largely to improve the performance of audio amplifiers. It is not normal to see Apple launches exclusive updates for certain devices
There are two ways for an update of the iOS 6.1.4, which has a volume of nearly 18.5 MB, first way belonging to update the phone through the air directly. Update will be downloaded and installed automatically, after that the device will restart himself, and in doing so they are a sign that the update has been
Alternatively, you can update your iPhone 5 by connecting with Window More...
Sharp decline in sales of Facebook smartphone ”HTC first”
After the timid number of times to download “Facebook Home” application that aims to make the smartphone linked fully with Facebook Account, these downloads did not live up to the lower levels of expectations, but the problem is that the Facebook smartphone “HTC First” would not stand alone without “Facebook Home” application like the case in other Android-based smartphones.
Today AT&T decreases the price of Facebook smartphone “HTC First” from $ 99 to just 99 cents, with the Commitment by contract with the company, two years postpaid, which clearly refers to the unwillingness of the people in this application “Facebook Home”. More...
Sony works on the new smart phone “Xperia C” of the middle class
Today the news spreads out about the intention of Sony to produce a new Android-based smart phone of the middle class. It carries the name of “Xperia C”. The specifications of this phone would be as follows:
Dual-core Qualcomm MSM8627-type or Qualcomm MSM8230.
RAM: 1 GB.
Screen: accuracy will be 480 x 854 pixels.
Camera: 5 megapixels and can shoot 720P accurately video.
Expected to be released in August. More...
Gold and Diamond iPhone 5
Gold and diamond iPhone 5 was built by jeweler in Liverpool called Stuart Hughe, the most expensive smartphone in the world was built as a special order by a chines businessman.
The device’s casing is made of 24 carat cold, the home button consists of 26 carat black diamond, and the Apple logo and the corners of the of the device are built using white diamond, the total of precious stones that were used to make this smartphone were 600, now what are you thinking of is what is the price? This precious iPhone costs about 15.3 million dollars!
And it worth mentioning that this same jeweler had made previously diamond iPhone 4, Platinum MacBook Air and Gold iPad 2. More...
Apple apologizes to China
Apple has issued an official apology on her China website, after China’s media made a harsh attack on Apple regarding their Warranty policy for iPhone 4 and 4S in Chins.
Apple policy in China is difference from their policy in USA in that instead of replacing the phones entirely, which require the company to reset the one year warranty period from the point as per Chinese Law, Apple was simply choosing to replace key components.
Apple had addressed the issue by changing the following:
changing the iPhone 4 and 4S repair policy,
providing clear repair and warranty replacement statement on the website to avoid further confusion
Increase the training of the Apple Authorized Service Provider and ensure customers are able to easily contact Apple Feedback Service if necessary. More...
Samsung will buy 3% of Sharp
Samsung is preparing to buy 3% stake of the Japanese electronics manufacturer Sharp, Sharp had been struggling to raise funds last year after their credit rating status was changed, Samsung agreed to buy the stakes of Sharp for $110 million.
Regarding this deal Wall Street Journal reported:
“For cash-rich Samsung, the move will ensure a stable supply of LCD screens for TV sets from Sharp. The Japanese company is the only LCD manufacturer that currently operates an advanced manufacturing facility capable of turning out TV panels from the industry's largest sheets of glass. This allows Sharp to lower the manufacturing costs of TV screens larger than 60 inches. Samsung may also rely on Sharp to supply panels for tablets.”
Sharp is currently one of the major companies manufacturing disp More...
Samsung Galaxy S4 is coming
Some rumors came out that Samsung is intending to announce its Galaxy S4 flagship next month probably on March 14, in its own event like they did last year when announcing GS3.
Specification for this mobile will be (depending on the rumor): Exynos 5 Octa (8-Core) CPU, Mali-T678 (8-Core) GPU, 4.99-inch SuperAMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video capability, 2-megapixel front facing camera, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
And there is a rumor that GS4 will be followed by a "Mini" version in May. More...
Apple will release a new iOS update to resolve a recent bug
A new Apple iOS update is coming any time now with the the number 6.1.2, and it is intended to fix a recent bug discovered last week that give any one access through your password and access your phone application, listen to your voice mails, and place calls.
A YouTube tutorial appeared last week reveals the rather simple combination of button presses and fake emergency calls necessary to give you access to anyone's iDevice, In order to achieve the hack, users must come close to turning off the iPhone, place an emergency call.
Apple said it is at working on a fix to the issue, and it will roll it out as a software update.
"Apple takes user security very seriously,We are aware of this issue, and will deliver a fix in a future software update." More...