Lately, The Nokia brand has been phased out by calling the phones just "Lumia" and redirecting Nokia online properties to Microsoft.com. This rebranding effort will expand and soon the lineup will become "Microsoft Lumia".
Lumia is already the de facto face of Windows Phone it accounts for about 90% of the market. Microsoft has been busy signing up new vendors but they will struggle to gain significant market share as the big names have mostly neglected WP.
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.
According to the Gartner report and multiple other reports that were recently released, Samsung Mobile has had a very disappointing show in Q3, 2018. When we say disappointing, what we really mean is the worst performance by the company's smartphone division in years, if not ever. While Samsung is still the global leader in the market with a 18.9% share, but that position isn't as dominating anymore as it was even just a quarter ago. Take a look at the following stats to understand what we are talking about here.
There was a drop of 14% in sales for Samsung in this quarter, compared to Q3, 2017. The Korean giant managed to sell only 73.3 million units (18.9%) in Q3, 2018, while they had sold about 85.6 million units (22.3%) in Q3 2017. As you can see, Huawei (13.4%) is the rising star right now, dethroning Apple (11.8%) to take the second position after Samsung. It would be interesting to see if Samsung Mobile decides to do anything that might improve their situation, or if they continue to do what they are already doing, although that would be quite surprising, given the dismal performance.
Samsung Turkey has just published some very good news for Samsung smartphone owners on its website. The post clears all confusion regarding which Samsung handsets and tablets are going to get updated to Nougat in 2017, once and for all. Additionally, it also clearly mentions planned dates on which the updates are supposed to go live for their respective smartphone/tablet models. We were pleasantly surprised to see that the Korean giant has included even the older and low-end smartphones like the Galaxy J5 and the Galaxy On7 from 2015 to this list.
The only thing to keep in mind is that this is a Nougat roadmap designed for Turkey and therefore, the dates will vary according to your country. Nevertheless, the list does give us at least a rough idea about when to expect it for our respective smartphones. Once the update gets rolled out, it's only a matter of time before it reaches all regions. As expected, the Galaxy S7 range is the top priority, with most of the handsets in the range already being updated to Nougat 7.0 as you read this. It will probably be the end of the year or even early next year before the J5 and the Galaxy J7 Prime gets upgraded, but at least you know that it's coming!
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
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