Samsung released it's first quarter earnings press release this morning, it made an operating profit of $7.9 billion in the Q1 of 2013, matching its guidance and representing a more than 50% improvement on its performance last year. Revenues were $47.6 billion, and net profit was $6.45 billion.
Samsung stated that strong smartphone sales combined with a reduction in its marketing costs was one of the leading causes of its quarterly success. But I suppose such a decent turnover isn't surprising considering that the company sold 3 out of every 10 smartphones last quarter, and still holds an impressive 30% share of the smartphone market.
This month's much-anticipated launch of the Samung Galaxy S4 will make a large impact on Samsung's next quarter, too, though the company warns of increased competition and lower global demand for smartphones.
Source: Samsung Earnings Press Release
Samsung has detailed the list of services and apps that will be offered for free to Galaxy S5 buyers. Around $600 worth of apps, discounted subscriptions etc. will be available when consumers purchase the latest Galaxy S device.
The bundled services include 50GB of Dropbox storage for two years, a six-month subscription to the Wall Street Journal and a year of premium service with the RunKeeper fitness app.
"We are continually looking for the best partners to help us expand and enhance the mobile experience for our dedicated users," said JK Shin, CEO and president of IT & mobile division, Samsung Electronics in a press statement. "The Galaxy S5 was designed to offer consumers the most advanced tool to help improve their everyday lives. These new partnerships perfectly compliment this mission with a comprehensive offering of some of the world's best mobile resources to suit people's active lives."
Check out the list of gift from the following
SONAR Find friends and like-minded people nearby. Have more fun navigating the world! By alerting you to friends nearby and other interesting people, Sonar reveals small world moments you’d have otherwise missed. Download it now
RELISH DAILY DISH Fresh recipes & old favorites from the pages of Relish straight to your phone. From the most widely read food magazine in the country comes thousands of original and classic recipes straight to your phone. Browse, read, savor and save your favorite recipes and articles for easy access any time, any place (the grocery store comes to mind). From drinks to dinner to dessert, Relish Daily Dish is a moveable feast. Download it now
LYFT We make sure you never get stranded in the city. Lyft is a sweet new on-demand ride service that’s a fraction of the cost of a cab. Now available for Android, you can instantly request a pickup, and a safe, friendly driver will be there within minutes. We select awesome, trustworthy drivers from the community who swiftly get you to your destination (they’re background-checked AND personality-checked, too!). Download it now
TRANSPARENT CLOCK AND WEATHER Transparent clock & world weather is a full featured, totally customizable digital clock and weather forecast application and widget. It comes in 3 sizes, 4x1, 4x2 and 5x2 and is easy to setup and customize. Download it now
OMEGA STATUSBAR Omega StatusBar is so much more than just another statusbar replacement. It takes statusbar customizability to the next level. With tons of themes available from many developers, you will have an endless supply of looks, styles, and layouts to choose from. On top of that, Omega StatusBar also offers many built-in settings and preferences to get the statusbar look just how you want it! Omega StatusBar offers features that no other statusbar replacement on the market has done! Download it now
MOBILE ALARM SYSTEM Mobile Alarm System is a burglar alarm system with many features. It protects your phone from theft and nosey people or can also be used simply as a prank. Download it now
SWATCHMATIC SwatchMatic, the point-and-shoot color palette maker . . . with robots! You need colors — for your website, your company logo, your wedding, your kitchen makeover, whatever. Fortunately, they’re everywhere, and SwatchMatic helps you artfully combine and share them. Download it now
SLEEP TIME ALARM CLOCK Introducing Sleep Time by Azumio, the next generation sleep cycle alarm clock that will leave you feeling rested after every night’s sleep! Sleep Time uses the sensitive accelerometer in your Android to detect movements during the night. Our advanced algorithm determines your phase of sleep, and sets off the alarm at the perfect moment. You will never wake up from a deep sleep feeling groggy again. Download it now
AIR CALC AirCalc is the only floating calculator for Android. AirCalc allows you to keep your calculator above any running applications. Enjoy the desktop experience! Download it now
ALL CLEAR NO false cleaning, All Clear makes it thoroughly! Your handset cannot enjoy a thorough cleaning? Running more and more slowly? Some cleaning-featured app cannot help you so much? And perhaps you are tired of fake clear report? Don’t ever worry about these problems, now! Download it now