A tool that every Samsung user has it installed on his computer, Samsung KIES, the Samsung's smartphone manager suite for PC and Mac, will get a major overhaul. According to confirmed reports, Samsung is planning on releasing KIES 4 with a completely new design to look similar to the company's TouchWiz Lollipop look with flat Material Design elements.
Samsung Kies 4 is expected to be available for download sometimes during Q3,2015 (March - June). So the Galaxy S6 will have a new computer buddy to play with very soon.
In terms of functionality, there's no information if Samsung will be adding new features to the software or just change it looks. Many users love Kies for its data backup skills and it's likely that the company plays it safe and just apply a refreshing coat of paint to the suite.
Google has just published the official schedule for the upcoming Google's I/O 2015, taking a closer look at the conference's schedule and sessions, it looks like Android "M" will make an appearance at this year's conference. There's a direct mention under the "Android for Work" session which is scheduled for 2:30 PM PST on the 28th (Screenshot above).
Also the "What's New in Android" session which is scheduled for 1:00 PM also tip-off that Google is getting ready to unveil something NEW related to Android OS. Last year's Google I/O (2014), the company showed us the Lollipop preview (Android "L"). Android "M" is rumored to be named as "Muffin".
WELL Google is fast, what makes this even more official... The "Android for Work session" has already disappeared from the conference schedule, Let's wait and see!
Latest Samsung's flagship devices were quite successful in terms of sales and build quality, as the Korean Giant is finally switching from Plastic to Metal, just like HTC. Various reports on the Web claim that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 will be redesigned from scratch to keep the Korean OEM on top in terms of sales. Today, we also got its main Preliminary Specifications!
The Chinese portal cnmo.com suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S6 might have already been spotted in the AnTuTu benchmark. The numbers shown in the leaked screenshot show that the Samsung Galaxy S6 may contain a 5.5-inch display with QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution. And if the screenshot is correct, it appears that Samsung will make use of the 64-bit architecture.
The Galaxy S6 might ship with the 1.8 GHz octa-core Exynos 7420 CPU. It also could feature an ARM Mali-T760 GPU, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of storage. The S6 may have a 20-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Samsung will annouce the device on Early 2015 and set for release later Q1,2015 if all goes well.
CES 2015 Event is due to this week, Samsung has been working on its upcoming 2015 flagship device Galaxy S6 codenamed "Project Zero" for a while now, the Korean giant promised a completely new design with full metal unibody.
Latest Reports from Las Vegas (the place where CES will be held) suggests that Samsung will showcase the Galaxy S6 during its private event in the CES 2015. However, unfortunately, the devices will only be showcased to select partners, the report notes, which means that consumers will not be able to take a look at them. So, we may or may not get a sneak peak or a leaked photo, Stay Tuned!
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is expected to feature a 5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) display, an Exynos 7420 chipset with octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal memory. In addition, the smartphone is also said to have a 20-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front snapper.
It looks like Samsung has finished working on it's upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S6. According to confirmed reports from Business Korea, Samsung Galaxy S6 has entered Trial production on Samsung's Vietnamese plant, the device will enter Mass production starting Next month.
In other hand, Samsung finally listened to the many of it users who are criticizing its Android overlay Interface "TouchWiz UX". Reports suggests that the Galaxy S6 will have a New TouchWiz with less customization to look very close to the Android's default UI, the Korean giant decided to focus more on core features and rethinking the inclusion of more obscure ones
Samsung will be revealing the Galaxy S6 on the MWC 2015 on early March. The flagship will be Available on two variants, Regular and Edge. The Galaxy S6 Edge will pack the same specs as the regular but with a curved screen.
IT's OFFICIAL, Samsung is sending out press Invitations for its Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event on March,1st which is only very soon. Unpacked 2015 Invitation card (Photo above) Hints a curved design device which means that Samsung officially confirms the unveiling of the Galaxy S Edge besides the long-rumored Galaxy S6.
Samsung Galaxy S Edge
The Galaxy S Edge will be Samsung's 2nd curved screen smartphone after the Note Edge. This device will start a new "Edge" series that will bring us the S Edge, S Edge 2, S Edge 3 and so on, in the upcoming years...
This curved device will be the same as the Galaxy S6 in terms of specs and design but will be packing a flexible sAMOLED display instead. Sadly, it will be a limited edition and only few carriers and retailers around the world will get it.
Samsung Galaxy S6
The most anticipated flagship for 2015. The Galaxy S6 will feature a 5" QHD Super AMOLED display and draw power from the Exynos 7420 chipset with octa-core CPU and 4GB RAM. At the back, this flagship will feature a heart rate monitor and a 20MP camera.
So, Here's it is we got the Official date, Stay tuned for our full coverage for the Unpcack 2015 event.
Samsung's latest flagship devices, Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are doing well in the market. According to a new report from Deutsche Bank, Samsung is expecting to ship around 45 million units of its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge flagship smartphones during this year 2015.
That's broadly in-line with various earlier reports a CitiBank analyst had in April predicted that the number might exceed 50 million, an estimate that was recently corroborated by research firm Counterpoint. A Samsung executive also recently revealed that the devices are hitting the South Korean company's internal targets.
LG G Flex 2 made an appearance before its scheduled announcement. A poster of the upcoming curved smartphone was caught on the CES 2015 show floor in Las Vegas.
As you can see above, LG G Flex 2 has retained the same design as its predecessor. However, we do expect that the device will bring significantly improved specs over last year's model. Earlier this week, Qualcomm teased the upcoming successor of LG G Flex. Unsurprisingly, the smartphone will boast high-end specs headed by the chipmaker's Snapdragon 800 family SoC.
LG will take the wraps off the G Flex 2 on Monday, January,5th during its official press conference. Stay tuned!
The CES 2015 is about to kickoff in Las Vegas, and leaks are already coming. The latest leak is giving us a look at what Sony is preparing for us on its conference. According to the leak is looks like Sony will be releasing New Walkman device, bringing its old line-up back to live.
The Japanese company didn't ditch its Xperia line-up. Sony is refining the formula behind the aforementioned model by introducing a curvy frame that, again, has all the controls on the side. If the seeming predecessor of this new audiophile gadget is any reference, we'd expect at least 128GB of storage, a 4-inch, 480 x 854 pixel resolution display, and over 32 hours of continuous playback of MP3-encoded audio at 128kbps.
HP went ballistic today at the CES 2015 with its monitor announcement, launching no less than seven of them at once. This includes some 4K monitors, some curved monitors, one 5K screen and there's even a 3D monitor.
The HP Z27q is the 27-inch 5K monitor with a 5120×2880 resolution, identical to the new iMac with Retina display. The monitor has two DisplayPort 1.2 inputs, four USB 3.0 outputs, tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment, and covers 99% of the Adobe RGB gamut. The Z27q will set you back by a reasonable $1,299 starting March.
Then there are the two 4K panels, the 27-inch Z27s and the 23.8-inch Z24s. Both have 3840×2160 resolution, 1.07 billion colors, and cover sRGB color gamut. Both have HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, Mini DisplayPort, four USB 3.0 ports, 1 audio out port, and tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment. The Z27s will be available in January for $749 and the Z24s in April for $549.
The three curved models include the 34-inch Envy 34c, the 27-inch Pavillion 27c and the 27-inch EliteDisplay S270c. The 34c has a super wide 21:9 aspect ratio VA panel with 3440×1440 resolution, dual HDMI (one with MHL), one DisplayPort 2.1, 8-bit color depth, 98.8% sRGB coverage, low reflective coating, and DTS Audio with 6W per channel speakers. It will be available in April for $999. The 27c has a 1080p VA panel, HDMI 1.4, MHL 2.0, and VGA port. There are also built-in DTS Audio and 4W per channel speaker system. It is available now for $399. The S270c is practically the same but has a bigger 27-inch display.
Sony's CES 2015 campaign goes under the "Welcome to the New World" motto and soon the cryptic teaser videos will be replaced with a live stream. The event will be held at the Sony booth in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center for who will attend in person and on a computer screen for those who can't.
The event starts later Today at 17:00 PST which is 01:00 AM GMT. You can Bookmark the link below to watch the livestream video once it starts.
Two months left for Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron to release and they have now released the third and arguably the most badass trailer of the film yet.
The newest trailer talks more about the Ultron Program and how it came to be. There is also more of Ultron himself in this trailer and we also get a better look at Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. And of course, more of the Avengers themselves.
This is bar far the most detailed trailer released so far and sets the tone perfectly for the movie, revealing just enough to get you excited for the release. The sequel definitely seems to have a lot more action going on than the previous movie, which had a fairly slow start.
Another Steve Jobs biography movie is coming this year (2015). It's hard to believe that this movie is already happening after how long it bounced around without finding a star or a director. The good news is that it ended up with Michael Fassbender and Danny Boyle of course.
A first look at what they're making came out on Sunday, and it's a great start. Tech fans may take issue with some of the details, but it seems to be nailing the tone. It' will be on theaters by October,9th the same time as Apple will announce the new iPhone 6s. Enjoy the first Exclusive Trailer below!
Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu's Academy Award-winning film Birdman is a dark comedy set almost entirely in one theater and shot to look like a single take. Iñárritu's follow-up film is pretty much the polar opposite of that, although it's Oscar ambition seems equally apparent.
The Revenant, "inspired by true events," stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, a 19th century frontiersman who was mauled by a bear and left for dead by his expedition group (which includes Tom Hardy). The trailer is heavy on tension, ambience, beards, drums, and heavy breathing.
Today, Samsung has officially announced that its next Galaxy UNPACKED 2015 event will be held on August 13th at Lincoln Center in New York. We will provide a link for the Live Stream of the event via YouTube in the next few days.
The Invitation sent (photo above) hints for the Galaxy Note 5 dual-edge curved screen. Samsung is also preparing to launch the Galaxy S6 edge+ as well.
We have all the details for both device leaked Here. Stay tuned for info as we are getting close to the launch date.
We are waiting for Samsung's major press event in New York on August,13th. The event will be focus on the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+ phablets.
Today, Samsung released a new Teaser joined by a countdown timer to the event, depicts the three devices stacked on top of each other, but it's about as vague as it gets.
It looks like that the Galaxy S6 edge+ is on top, its curved edge gently accented. The Galaxy Note 5 is underneath, only it's facing down, so you can see the curve on its back, similar to the one of face of the S6 edge+. The S-Pen has been popped-out, with the groove in its top end highlighted, further fueling our suspicions that a novel means of ejection has been implemented.
And then there's the third device a substantially larger one, firmly in tablet territory. Given that the theme of the teaser is "BIG", it could be the recently announced Galaxy Tab S2 in its 9.7-inch incarnation, but the strips in the bottom part of the frame weren't present in the official images, so this one will remain a puzzle, if only for another week.
Google I/O 2015 launch event is about to kick-off in couple of hours from now. The first day of the event (Today) will have a very major announcement from Google, the company is expected to release Android "M" Developer Preview.
Google I/O 2015 LIVE STREAM
Starting time: San Francisco: 9:30AM / New York: 12:30PM / London: 5:30PM / Berlin 6:30PM / Moscow: 7:30PM / Beijing: 12:30AM (May 29th) / Tokyo: 1:30AM (May 29th) / Sydney 2:30AM (May 29th).
Google already announced the Android M major release. However, this is just a developer preview which has very few UI changes and some other unstable new features that still needs lots of testing and developing. Google made a schedule for Android M releases during the I/O event.
According to the official schedule (pictured above), Google is going to release 3 Developer Previews in the next 3 months. The Android M Official final release will be during the end of the 3rd Quarter (Q3,2015), still no exact date confirmed yet. By the final release Android "M" will be given a Name like "K = KitKat , L = Lollipop"... it might be Muffins, M&M's, Milkshake... etc.
YouMobile® team will be present at Techne Summit 2015 event at Alexandria,Egypt displaying our website update tracking services and the technology we are using, We also gonna announce our future plans on improving our website and services and what we have currently in-development. Make sure to visit our booth if you are in Egypt!
What is Techne Summit ?
Techne Summit is a two-day (24th - 25th) international technology event that will act as a platform including the main global players in the technology industry, namely: the top international industry professionals as technology businesses, entrepreneurs and startups, investors, featuring the Top Technology Speakers in the world, users and media representatives.
The event will present networking opportunities and open up possibilities for various business collaboration between parties, particularly those that pertain to grow in the Middle East and Africa region.
Techne Summit is an annual event that will kick off in October 2015 at the iconic Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria in Egypt.
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Yesterday, HTC announced that it received the Android 5.0 Lollipop source code from Google and it is currently working on developing the update. HTC confirmed that it bring lollipop to the HTC One M8 and One M7 in 90 days starting from (Nov,3rd).
So, depending on the date timeline the company announced, If you own an HTC One M8 or One M7 you should expect Lollipop OTA update to hit your phone sometime during February,2015.
First HTC device to get Android 5.0 Lollipop is the Nexus 9 which is now Available on the Play Store.
We already posted some leaked screenshots of HTC's Sense 7 UI earlier last month. Today, Android developer @LlabTooFeR said on Twitter that the Android 5.0 update for the HTC One M8 and M7 won't bring Sense 7.0. Both phones will still have essentially the same Sense 6 as on the KitKat ROM.
The Sense 7.0 update is said to arrive first on the upcoming HTC "Hima" flagship arriving by early next year. The 2014 gen devices are said to get the 7.0 update by the middle of next year, around May,2015. Still No official confirmation from HTC, yet.
Today, HTC sends out invitations to its upcoming MWC 2015 even next March. The invites are titled with a starry sky and the words "Utopia in progress". Well, it's not much to assume from, but it might indicates that the Taiwanese company is planning on releasing a ground-breaking flagship.
The most anticipated device this year is the HTC One (M9), if that's what they decide to call it, will reportedly make the jump to a 5" QHD screen, a Snapdragon 810 chipset, a 20.7MP camera on the front with maybe an UltraPixel selfie camera and a burly 3,500mAh battery to power it all.
According to a report from Bloomberg, HTC will announce its next flagship device, HTC One M9 along with its own Smartwatch next March at the MWC 2015 event.
HTC Smartwatch will be the Taiwanese's company first wearable device, The watch is rumored to feature integration with Under Armour's fitness service. The two companies had announced their partnership earlier this month. The watch will likely be running on Google's Android Wear platform.
The HTC One M9 "codenamed Hima" is said to pack a 20 megapixel camera on the back and an UltraPixel camera on the front, octa-core Snapdragon 810, Dolby 5.1 Audio, and HTC Sense 7 UI.
HTC announced the One M9 with Sense 7.0 UI on top of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. Well, the Taiwanese company didn't forget the last year's amazing flagship One M8 and confirmed during it's MWC 2015 event the Sense 7 UI update is coming to M8 users.
The Update will pack all the software features that are currently on the HTC One M9 to the One M8. Users should expect Sense 7 to come with Lollipop 5.0.2 update, we don't have an exact date yet but according to our sources it will come during Q2,2015.
We reported few days ago that HTC decided to cancel it's Smartwatch project because it won't be a very good competitor in the current market. This was disappointment for some HTC fans after a long year of rumors about it.
However, Looks like HTC will take its time on preparing its first Smartwatch to make an impact on the market, Latest reports from CNET suggests that HTC Upcoming Android Wear Smartwatch is set to launch on Early 2015, giving the company the time it needs to improve its watch.
The rumored name of HTC's first Smartwatch is the "HTC One Watch"... kinda like Apple Watch naming. let's wait and see what this Taiwanese giant have in the works for us.
Back in November, HTC received Android 5.0 Lollipop's source code from Google. The Taiwanese company already promised and still confirming that it will deliver the update to the HTC One M8 and One M7 users in 90 days (from the day it received the source code). Well, we are almost there... the 90 days period will end Next month.
We already saw leaked screenshots of a complete build of the HTC Sense 6.5 with Android 5.0 Lollipop from a One M8 device, according to these screenshots, HTC seems to be doing a good progress in the development of the Sense 6.5 for the update. so, If you own an HTC One M8 or One M7 you should expect Lollipop OTA update to hit your phone sometime by the End of Next month (February,2015).
Samsung bagged the highest market share in the smartphone space by acquiring 21.4% worldwide last quarter, up by 1.4% from last year, as per recent data released by market research company IDC.
The South Korean giant sold 85.6 million smartphones in the last quarter of 2015, which is 10 million more than the number released last year in the same quarter. But Apple has managed to stick to the second spot by selling 74.8 million iPhones last quarter and acquiring 18.7% market share. Huawei, Lenovo, and Xiaomi entered the league of top five makers with 8.1%, 5.1%, and 4.6% share, respectively.
In 2015, there was no overall change in the market share with Samsung retaining the top spot by shipping 325 million smartphones and Apple, Huawei, Lenovo, Xiaomi following to suite by shipping 231.5, 106.6, 74.0, and 70.8 million devices, respectively.
Among the top five manufacturers the Chinese firm Huawei achieved the highest year-on-year growth. "Usually the conversation in the smartphone market revolves around Samsung and Apple, but Huawei's strong showing for both the quarter and the year speak to how much it has grown as an international brand," stated Melissa Chau, who is a Senior Research Manager of IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. "While there is a lot of uncertainty around the economic slowdown in China, Huawei is one of the few brands from China that has successfully diversified worldwide, with almost half of its shipments going outside of China. Huawei is poised to be in a good position to hold onto a strong number 3 over the next year." In comparison to the total smartphones shipped worldwide, in 2015 10.1% increment was reported leading to shipment of 1.4 billion devices.
In between October and December, Samsung has officially turned up a profit of roughly $5.1 billion USD or 6.1 trillion Korean won. This is actually an improvement over previous year's 5.3 trillion won. In spite of the significant 15 percent increase, it fell short of an estimated 6.6 trillion won. What is disappointing from Samsung's point of view is the fact that the difference between their previous year's quarterly profit (52.7 trillion won) and 2015's quarterly profit (53 trillion won) is almost negligible.
When Samsung publishes a more detailed report on their sales later this month, we will be able to analyze the performances of its multiple business divisions more accurately. Most business analysts are however, quite sure that the Korean MNC has taken a hit in their smartphone department. Multiple Chinese mobile phone manufacturers have entered the industry in the last few years and thanks to their extremely aggressive pricing, the budget to midrange section of the phone industry has changed a lot. It is worth mentioning that a deprived global economy is also to be blamed for an unimpressive rise in sales.
According to Samsung's CEO Kwon Oh Hyun, the company is going to have quite a tough year in 2016 as the competition is about to reach new levels of heat. In fact, competition is not going to stay confined to their smartphone business alone as television sets and memory chips are fair game as well now. As the electronics giant focussed on Samsung Pay at the CES this year, we will just have to wait and see how Samsung's new strategy to concentrate on software more than hardware pans out at the end of the year in terms of sales.
Flexible displays are slowly but surely making their way into our mobile devices. Samsung's first official Smartphone with a flexible curved display is the Galaxy Note Edge. Samsung's next step, however, will be represented by displays that can be "folded in half", according to a senior Samsung executive. The wording seems to imply that the smartphone that will have that screen attached to it will be bendable as well.
Samsung's display-making subsidiary is gearing up for production of such panels, and it boasts that it will have the capacity to make 30,000 to 40,000 of them each month by the end of 2015.
Apparently, none of Samsung's competitors will be able to match that production capacity for flexible displays until 2016. And Samsung plans to use its advantage, by coming out with a bendable phone before the end of 2015.
That said, "nothing has been decided on the finished product" just yet. But if it does come out in 2015, expect it to be another "limited edition" type thing, just like the Galaxy Note Edge is this year. That's because a mass market flagship will require millions of units being made per month, and not tens of thousands.
According to the latest reports, Samsung may release an "Edge" variant for its upcoming flagship device Galaxy S6. The Galaxy S6 Edge will pack a curved display like the current Galaxy Note Edge.
Instead of releasing a Prime variant which is like releasing the same device twice but with higher Specs, Samsung decided to change its strategy to provide a newer/better option with a new technology, Flexible Displays. The Galaxy S6 Edge will pack the same Specs and Design as the original Galaxy S6 but with curved display on the side. Rumored Specs for the Galaxy S6 include QHD display, Exynos 7420/Snapdragon 810 chipset, and 16MP or 20MP camera.
As the Korean Giant did with the Galaxy Note 4, Both S6 variants (Original, Edge) will be released at the same time, the expected release date is the first Half of 2015 (H1,2015).
Today, Samsung officially unveil its schedule for CES 2015. The huge trade show is fast approaching, as we're now exactly one month away from its debut.
January,5th is when Samsung will hold a press conference at CES, starting at 2 pm Las Vegas Time. This will be followed by a keynote address by BK Yoon, Samsung Electronics CEO and President, at 6:30 pm.
On the same day also, Sony will hold its CES presentation, though that will start at 5 pm. So this is shaping up to be a pretty crowded day, as the day before the trade show's doors open has always been.
Design and technological innovation coupled with ease of use make handheld devices, mainly smartphones and tablets, attractive for consumers. This, in turn, inspires manufacturers to explore newer avenues that help pack devices with innovative design and features. However, oftentimes closing the gap between imagination and execution has not been easy.
According to confirmed reports from Korean website Daum, Samsung will unveil a Flexible and Foldable Tablet by the End of 2015. Although this report contradicts Samsung's revelation in an analyst conference in 2013 about foldable devices to be available by 2016-17, industry watchers now foresee the said devices to hit the market by 2015.
This Foldable tablet is expected to be a Limited Edition with a higher price than Samsung's upcoming 2015 line-up. There is no word on the expected price or release date for it yet. Meanwhile watch the Samsung concept Video Below showing you how this Tablet will look like...
A tool that every Samsung user has it installed on his computer, Samsung KIES, the Samsung's smartphone manager suite for PC and Mac, will get a major overhaul. According to confirmed reports, Samsung is planning on releasing KIES 4 with a completely new design to look similar to the company's TouchWiz look for its latest Android 5.0 Lollipop update.
Samsung Kies 4 is expected to be available for download sometimes during Q1,2015 (January - February - March). Coincidentally, that's when the company also launches its flagship smartphones, so hopefully the Galaxy S6 will have a new computer buddy to play with.
In terms of functionality, there's no information if Samsung will be adding features. Many users love Kies for its data backup skills and it's likely that the company plays it safe and just apply a refreshing coat of paint to the suite.
Samsung is going to release a (2015 Edition) of its Original Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 that was released last year. The Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 (2015 Edition) will have model number SM-T533 and will pack a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 chipset and running Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
We got the full Specs list of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 (2015 Edition) SM-T533 that was was spotted on the Bluetooth database and judging by the model number, the new Tab 4 10.1 should also be running on the Snapdragon 410 chipset.
There is only one more member from the Tab 4 lineup the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, which we bet would be getting a 64-bit upgrade as well.
The Samsung Galaxy S line has started off with the Samsung Galaxy S release in 2010, Here we are in 2015 and We have the first Curved Galaxy S Smartphone.
Gathering all this in one Photo will give you a look at the Big picture of how Samsung came a long way with its technology on improving the line in the past 5 years.
The Infographic above shows how the Samsung Galaxy S line started with the OG phone sporting a 4 inch, Super AMOLED screen and powered by a 1GHz processor. The Samsung Galaxy S6 features a 5.1 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, powered by a homegrown Exynos 7 Octa chipset. Along the way, the rear-facing camera has gone from 5 MP to 16 MP with OIS tech, while the RAM amount went from 1 GB to 3 GB.
Samsung's Galaxy S line has started off with the Samsung Galaxy S release back in 2010... And Here we are in 2015, we have the first Curved Galaxy S Smartphone, Galaxy S6.
Gathering all this in one Photo will give you a look at the Big picture of how Samsung came a long way with its technology on improving the line in the past 5 years.
The Infographic above shows how the Samsung Galaxy S line started with the OG phone sporting a 4 inch, Super AMOLED screen and powered by a 1GHz processor. The Samsung Galaxy S6 features a 5.1 inch Quad-HD Super AMOLED display, powered by a homegrown Exynos 7 Octa chipset. Along the way, the rear-facing camera has gone from 5 MP to 16 MP with OIS tech, while the RAM amount went from 1 GB to 3 GB.
Samsung has lost the No.1 spot to Apple back in the fourth quarter of 2014 (Q4 2014). Now, Samsung is back in business taking the lead as the Top Smartphone Maker in the world for the first Quarter of 2015 (Q1 2015).
Samsung sold a total of 81.1 million smartphones in the quarter, compared to 60.1 million units sold by rival Apple. However, the South Korean company's market share dropped to 24.2% from 30.4% in the same quarter last year.
On the other hand Apple, which overtook Xiaomi to become the leading smartphone vendor in China in Q1, saw its market share rising to 17.9% from 15.3% in Q1, 2014. Lenovo, Huawei, and LG rounded up the top five with 5.9, 4.8, and 4.0% market share, respectively.
Samsung is holding the No.1 place of the global shipments in the Q2,2015. According to a TrendForce report that was released today. The Korean giant has a 26.8% of all the Q2 shipments, Apple comes in 2nd place with 16.4% thanks to the market demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Huawei lead the Chinese manufacturers (comes in 3rd place), with an overall market share of 7.6% and 18.3% among the Chinese OEMs. The company is expected to ship close to 100 million units this year.
TrendForce estimates the shipments to be down this year compared to last year due to weakening demand and negative global economic outlook for the rest of the year.
Every year around this time, Google lets us know what the most searched terms were for the year and releases a nice recap video highlighting it all. 2014 was a year that was dominated by ALS, Ebola, Robin Williams, and yes, Flappy Bird. Here's the top 10 topics in order....
1- Robin Williams
2- World Cup
6- Flappy Bird
7- Conchita Wurst
You can also watch the Year in Search video to get a more in-depth look at the stories one chapter at a time. Watch it below!
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Google released the Android distribution report for April,2015. The latest report reveals Lollipop has 5.4% of the world's Android devices, five months after its source code was made available.
There's some good growth for sure, seeing that Lollipop was up and running on just 3.3% of devices in March. The number should keep growing, as device manufacturers are shipping tons of Android 5.0 devices, and current high-end smartphones all come running Lollipop out of the box.
Many Android users are still waiting to get their updates to Google's latest Android 5.1 Lollipop version. Rumors about the next Android version is already circulating around the web, Android names are in Alphabetic order which means the next in row is "M". Android M (version 6.0) is rumored to be called "Android Muffin" as Google used to name its OS version after candies (Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop...etc).
Google's Android 6.0 Muffin is expected to pack New Multi-tasking (Multi-window) feature and an updated version of the Google Material Design UI, it will be a step ahead from Lollipop in terms or functionality and User Experience. As you may already noticed, Google is moving towards new style strategy in all its aspects from Web to Hardware.
Android "M" name is not officially confirmed yet, but "Muffin" seems like a winner to us. It's is rumored to be officially announced before the End of 2015. While you are waiting for Android Muffin release, Check out the concept video below!
Surprise! Yes.. Google will officially announce the Next version of its mobile operating system, Android "M" (version 6.0) during the Google I/O 2015 event which will be on May,28th.
Google's session description that briefly appeared as part of the I/O schedule made specific mention of "Android M." (The session in question has now been removed from Google's I/O website). Even if Lollipop has so far made it to just 10 percent of all Android devices, Google isn't slowing down any in pushing the operating system forward to the next level. Android "M" will focus mainly on voice control integration and Notifications features.
"Mobile hardware has adopted the touch screen as the primary mode of input. And with 1 billion active Android users, there's no sign of this slowing down. What if you could provide users with a new method of access to your apps with little to no development overhead? In this talk, we introduce Voice Access, a service that gives anyone access to their Android device through voice alone. We will focus on simple steps developers can follow to ensure that Voice Access provides an optimal experience within their apps." - Google, Voice Access session, I/O 2015.
Android "M" is set to be annouced at the Google's I/O keynote led by Senior Vice President, Sundar Pichai, which will kick off on May,28th at 12:30PM to be exact.
The successor of OnePlus One has been confirmed to launch by Q3,2015 according to the manufacturer's global director Carl Pei. The next generation handset will be named "OnePlus Two" when launched on the market.
The latest word on the device's launch falls right in line with a past report. However, we wish that the timeline wasn't as broad as the one that is mentioned (Q3 ends in September).
India will reportedly be one of the first markets to receive the upcoming smartphone from the young Chinese manufacturer. Curiously, its predecessor actually became available through Amazon in the vast market today. There is no word on the hardware specs of OnePlus Two just yet. Rumor has it that the smartphone will be smaller than the OnePlus One and slightly more expensive.
OnePlus has just officially announced the final release date of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to its only flagship, OnePlus One. Lollipop will git all "One" devices by the end of this month with all the Material Design goodies and Lollipop features.
The company made the announcements on its official blog and Here's what the official schedule for the Lollipop update:
- CM 12S: The official OTA update for the OnePlus One will be released on or before March 30, 2015.
- OxygenOS: The official release of our own Lollipop-based ROM will be available for download on or before March 27, 2015.
Smart TVs is the new TV, they are available in HD, UHD and 4K resolutions with endless features on them. Samsung is controlling the Smart TV market with the highest units sales in 2013-2014. Well, 2015 is coming and the speculations about what's New in the upcoming next generation Smart TVs is going around the web.
Samsung is said to focus more on fitness applications and Mobile Integration on its 2015 Smart TVs line-up. Fitness Apps are getting high-demand from users on mobile platforms and wearable devices, using these feature will you to take a Yoga class remotely from home but on a bigger screen and more space to move with a wide-angle camera.
These new Smart TVs is expected to be announced on the CES 2015 next year, we don't have any info about the design or the price of these new TV sets but expect a High-one.
The first "Jurassic World" movie trailer isn't set to arrive until Thanksgiving, but Universal Pictures is giving us our first taste of the film right now.
The latest teaser includes the very first footage from the film seen yet, and that includes glimpses of dinosaurs, Chris Pratt, the park, and some crazy new vehicles that make the multi-colored Jeeps of old seem mundane by comparison.
The film, which sees visitors return to Jurassic Park 22 years after the events of the first movie, will hit theaters in June 2015. Watch the Trailer Video below!
Today, Jon Carvill, Senior Director of Public Relations at the California-based semiconductor corporation, cleared the smoke and assured everybody that the Snapdragon 810 will arrive as scheduled without problems. Carvill diplomatically refused to comment on the speculations themselves, but had this to say about the future of their upcoming chipset:
"I can tell you that everything with Snapdragon 810 remains on track and we expect commercial devices to be available in 1H 2015"
This of course is great news for OEMs and eager consumers waiting to get their hands on the next wave of flagship devices, powered by the 20nm, 64-bit Qualcomm chip. With Snapdragon 810 reference devices already available it seems likely that we are set to see the first consumer devices out in the open mid 2015.