A report came from CitiBank last month, predicts that Samsung is expected to sell over than 50 million Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge units during 2015. Today, Samsung has officially announced that it is expecting sales of its latest devices to cross the 70 million mark.
"The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are drawing positive responses. I have no doubt that they will be the biggest-sellers in the Galaxy series ever, The S6 should do well. The first week looks impressive." - said Samsung's Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun
We just will have to wait for the Q4,2015 report to see if Samsung's sales will achieve this number or not.
You may have Smartphone with Wi-Fi 802.11ac in your hands now, and it was just released. However, Samsung is already looking ahead to improve this Technology even further. The company has announced that it has managed to complete the development of the Wi-Fi 802.11ad standard and is ready to commercialize it.
The new 802.11ad standard operates at a 60GHz frequency and enables high transmission speeds of up to 4.6Gbps, which is 575MB/s. That's an increase of 5x times compared to the 802.11ac standard, which is capable of 866Mbps, or 108MB/s.
Samsung says that the 802.11ad standard maintains maximum speed by eliminating the co-channel interface and thus removing the gap between theoretical and actual speeds. The 60GHz frequency is more than 10x times faster than that of 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi technologies.
As per a recent report published by Strategy Analytics, Samsung is selling their smartphones at $465 less than Apple on an average. This conclusion was reached after the firm established that the average selling price of iPhones is $692 and that of the Samsung smartphones is $227. This data is still somewhat dated though, given that the parameters were last updated at the end of Q4, 2016.
You can probably guess that this isn't really a big surprise since Apple only sells premium smartphones, while Samsung does business in every budget category out there. The difference wasn't so shocking before though, but we are guessing that's an obvious effect of the tremendous competition from Chinese manufacturers, who continue to grow in the emerging markets. As Xiaomi, OnePlus and others continue to take over the budget and mid-range segments, Samsung has no choice but to lower the prices in order to stay competitive. They are nevertheless, still the leader in all segments on a global basis.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Oracle is a database company that had sued Google back in 2010 for alleged copyright infringement on Java APIs. Google on the other hand, had held that APIs cannot be copyrighted and therefore, are exempt from the alleged violations. Things did not go in favor of the search engine giant as Oracle won the lawsuit in 2014. Google took the fight to the highest level at the Supreme Court, but once again, the earlier court decision remained in effect without change.
Although Oracle did win the case against Google, the amount of compensation that Google must pay to Oracle is still being decided. As the six year long fight between the two corporations continue to rage on, Oracle's attorney has recently claimed that Android has turned up a revenue of about $31 billion and a profit of roughly $22 billion for Google so far.
Google does not like to go public with their financial reports in respect to Android. Therefore, this revelation is in direct conflict with their business policies. Google responded to this by stating that the "extremely sensitive" financial information was revealed to the attorney for legal purposes only and its public disclosure could impact their business in a negative way. The attorney in question however, has pointed out "the extraordinary magnitude of commerciality," via the disclosure.