Tags: galaxy s3, phone launching, samsung, smartphone, Verizon
If you’re waiting to buy the Samsung Galaxy S III on Verizon, you’ll have to wait a few more days. Verizon has silently moved the phone’s launch date from July 10 to July 12, which is this Thursday.
Verizon didn’t give any reason for the delay, and it appears the postponement only affects the in-store launch. According to Engadget, preorders are still being fulfilled, and some of the blog’s readers have reportedly already received the device.
What may have happened is that the number of preorders was larger than Samsung anticipated, and stock intended for delivery to Verizon’s retail locations was redirected to fulfill preorders. Without the carrier’s confirmation, we just don’t know.
Tags: android, handsets, ios, samsung, smartphone
Samsung (005930) Electronics Co. sold more than 40 percent of all Android mobile phones in the first quarter as the South Korean manufacturer became the world’s largest handset maker, research company Gartner Inc. said.
Global handset sales declined 2 percent to 419 million, dragged down by a drop in low-end handsets, Stamford, Connecticut-based Gartner said today in a report. Smartphone sales rose 45 percent, the researcher said.
Samsung, which also makes screens and other hardware used in smartphones, has profited from its ability to offer devices running Google Inc. (GOOG)’s Android software at a wide range of prices. Android is currently installed on 56 percent of new smartphones, more than twice Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s share. The prospect of even cheaper Android models led customers in Asia to postpone purchases, the researchers said.
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Tags: android, galaxy s2, profit reports, samsung, smartphones
Samsung Electronics, the world’s top technology company by revenue, posted record quarterly operating profit of 5.8 trillion won on booming sales of its Galaxy smartphones and of the Note, a mini-tablet and phone.
Samsung, which raced to the top of global smartphone rankings last year with close to a fifth of the market, from just 3 percent in 2009, is set to go head-to-head with Apple this quarter with the expected introduction of its revamped Galaxy S to take on Apple’s next iPhone.
“Samsung and Apple are expected to launch the new Galaxy S and iPhone in the second quarter, respectively, and they will engage in a full-fledged war,” said Lee Ka-keun, analyst at Hana Daetoo Securities.
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Tags: android, comscore, ios, samsung, US mobile market
The latest comScore report shows that Android is still dominating U.S. mobile subscriber market share ahead of Apple’s iOS.
The report, which measures mobile market share for the U.S. during a three month period ending November 2011, provides an average among over 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers.
According to comScore, 234 million Americans age 13 and over used mobile devices in the three month period, and 91.4 million of them are smartphone owners. Android-based devices took the lead position with 46.9 percent share in the smartphone market. Apple took second place with 28.7 percent, followed by RIM (16.6 percent), Microsoft (5.2 percent) and Symbian (1.5 percent).
Tags: apple, htc s3, itc, mobile wars, patents war, samsung
The move reverses an earlier decision by an American judge and relates to a part of HTC called S3, which specialises in audio compression technology.
HTC purchased S3 in July; its shares fell 4.9 per cent on the news after the ITC, which has the power to block the import of products, said it considered that its investigation was now closed.
S3 was among a number of companies still in dispute with Apple, and Google itself has sold a number of patents to HTC so that the mobile-manufacturer can sue Apple over a range of ongoing issues. Samsung, which supplies chips for a range of Apple products, is also the subject of a number of Apple disputes.
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Tags: android, apple, motorola, Nokia Corp, samsung, symbian os, Verizon
Google Inc.’s (GOOG) Android toppled Nokia Corp.’s(NOK) Symbian as the world’s most widely used smartphone operating system in the fourth quarter, according to a pair of studies released Monday, underscoring the rapid changes sweeping through the mobile space.
Shipments of Android-based smartphones surged sevenfold on-year to 33 million worldwide, driven by strong sales from handset makers such as South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (005930.SE) and Taiwan’s HTC Corp. (2498.TW), research firm Canalys said. That growth gave Android a 33% share of the worldwide smartphone platform market in the fourth quarter, ahead of Symbian’s 31% and Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) iPhone operating system with 16%.
In the U.S., Android was also the top mobile platform for the period, ranking above that of the popular iOS from Apple Inc. (AAPL) that powers the iPhone. Android also bested the BlackBerry platform from Research In Motion Ltd. (RIMM) for the quarter, Canalys found.
The competitive dynamics may shift in the first quarter of this year, when the iPhone makes its debut on Verizon Wireless in the U.S. Verizon (VZ) has been a key backer of Android.
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Tags: appliances, samsung, south korea, technology, television, tv set
South Korea’s Samsung Electronics on Monday unveiled what it says is the world’s slimmest LCD (liquid crystal display) TV.
The new product, measuring only 6.5 millimetres (0.26 inch) thick, is thinner than any other existing TV set, and even slimmer than most mobile handsets, Samsung said in a statement.
Its thickness is one seventh of Samsung’s “Bordeaux 850″ LCD TVs, which is currently the thinnest on the market, the company said.
The new product, which adopts an LED (light emitting diode) backlighting system, will be on display at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas from January 8 to 11, Samsung added.