Jurassic World 2015 movie was released more than a month ago starring Pratt, 36, and Howard, 34 in an epic movie that continues the events from the last Jurassic Park movie. The movie has already earned $1.5 Billion in the box office worldwide.
After this huge success, Universal Pictures decided to release a sequel, Jurassic World 2 will hit theaters on June,22nd 2018. Spielberg will return as an executive producer and Jurassic World screenwriters Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow, who also directed the film, will pen the script to the sequel. An official title for the sequel has not been revealed.
ALL HAIL THE KING, The latest IDC numbers for smartphone shipments are out, and once again it looks like Android just keeps on moving up. Year over year, Android has gained around 5% in overall market share by number of phones shipped... Android is Now accounts for 84.7% of all smartphone shipments for Q2,2014. Total Android phone shipments for Q2 rose 33.3% year over year, at 191.5 million units.
Meanwhile, Apple's iOS slipped further back while maintaining its second place spot at 11.7% of shipments (down from 13.2% last year), while Microsoft's Windows Phone fell to 2.5% compared to 3.7% a year ago. Windows Phone, somewhat surprisingly, even saw a decline in total units shipped, down to 7.4 million handsets compared to 8.7 million in the same quarter last year. That's definitely not a great sign.
Google has just published the Android platform distribution up to June 1st,2015. Last month, Lollipop was trying very hard to reach 10% of all Android installs, and it finally did manage to get there.
What's more ? Android Lollipop is now powering 12.4% of devices worldwide, if we count both releases called that together. That said, KitKat is still the prevailing version among devices out there, reaching 39.2% of the market this time around. Interestingly, KitKat's share has been dropping steadily for a couple of months or so perhaps those Lollipop updates are starting to make themselves felt.
The three iterations of Android collectively called Jelly Bean are still (together) in second position, with 37.4% share right now, down from 39.2% a month ago. Then we have Ice Cream Sandwich with 5.1% (down by 0.2%), Gingerbread with 5.6% (down by 0.1%), and Froyo with 0.3% (which, surprisingly, is flat).
One of the first things that Google announced at its big event today is that Android just keeps on growing. Google CEO Sundar Pichai said on stage that at the moment, there are more than 1.4 billion active Android devices in the world. "Active" in this context means that they've been used within the last 30 days.
This number is up 40%, from 1 billion, back in June of 2014. Keep in mind that this doesn't represent the total number of Android devices that were ever sold, it's just those that are still active, or have been so in the last month.
The Google Play Store is now being used on more than 1 billion devices. Again, this means 1 billion phones and tablets have used Google's content store in the last 30 days. So it appears that the Play Store either isn't installed or simply isn't used on a staggering 400 million devices out there.
If you're still wondering when to expect the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on store shelves in your particular country, this is clearly for you. The Korean company has posted an image of a map with a release timeline attached to it on its Facebook page.
By quickly scanning it, you'll be able to know whether you'll see the Note 4 in your country by November 5th, or if you'll have to wait some more.
It is true however that in some territories those dots are very much obscuring the places they're on top of, so for certain countries the Note 4's release date may still require a guessing game. And it doesn't help that some of the dots have incredibly similar colors.
On the other hand, it appears that Canada will get it on October 17th. For the UK, we might be looking at October 10th as the launch date, while most of Western Europe should have it available a week later, on October 17th.
According to South Korean outlet News1 the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has hit 4.5 million sales globally about a month after its launch (September,26th). That's a little lower than the 5 million units its predecessor sold in its first month, but the Galaxy Note 3 got a wider release initially. These numbers doesn't include the Galaxy Note Edge sales.
The Galaxy Note 4 started off in South Korea and China and has been expanding its availability ever since. It started selling in the US only recently.
The flagship phablet also experienced some delays in markets like the UK and India where sales started a week ago. As for China, Samsung rolled out the dual-SIM versions only a couple of days ago.