Samsung sold 120 million mobile phones last quarter — more than 29 percent of the total global market and more than competitors Apple, Nokia, and LG combined — as global phone shipments reached a record 418 million.
Editor’s Pick “It can essentially take over the normal functioning of the phone and control any function,” Bluebox CTO Jeff Forristal posted.
It’s likely a design direction for a curved future iPhone, but it’s also possibly a stealth patent filing for an iWatch that makes a little more sense than previously revealed.
China is a top strategic market for Apple. But Samsung claimed the country’s smartphone title in 2012 for the first time, according to new data released over the weekend.
Qustodio, which creates software that lets parents see into a child’s browsing behavior and application use on many devices, received $1 million in seed funding today.
Apple may be winning the smartphone battle stateside, but Android is winning the global smartphone war being fought all over the world.
Need another sign that smartphones are getting too big?
Global phone shipments hit 1.6 billion units in 2012, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics, with Samsung shipping an massive 396.5 million phones last year.
Just when you thought the sad, ugly story of Microsoft’s Kin phones was over, along comes some leaked internal testing videos that makes the whole tale even worse.
Editor’s Pick The latest IDC numbers are out, and Android is by far the undisputed heavyweight champion of the smartphone world. If Android was Mike Tyson, iOS would be Peewee Herman, and everything else is dust on the floor.
In other breathlessly breaking news, Facebook will top two billion users, probably two years from now. Google’s website index will reach a trillion webpages, about two decades from now. And the sun will likely go nova, if we’re still here in a few billion years.
Want some lead, mercury, or chlorine with your new iPhone 5 or Galaxy S3? You’re in luck: both phones contain those and many other toxic substances.
Like caller ID on steroids, the Current Caller ID Android app displays social media updates, as well as local news and weather information, alongside a caller’s name and number when receiving or making a call or text.
Liquipel, a company that produces waterproof “nano coating” for phones and other electronic devices has raised around $10 million in its first round of funding.
Even though Android is handily winning the mobile market share battle, Apple is still trouncing everyone else when it comes to actually making money from its phones.
2009-era Nokia feature phones
The smartphone has finally gone mainstream in the U.S., and cell phones aren’t just for calling and texting anymore.
Microsoft has asked Samsung to pay $15 for each Android phone it makes, according to a Reuters report. Microsoft owns a lot of patents related to Android and is using them to help earn millions of dollars each year.
Will Android kill the iPhone? Or is it the other way around? It’s tempting to stick with the market share battle mindset when it comes to smartphones, but as Asymco’s Horace Dediu points out, the real question may be, who can tempt away users of dumbphones, or traditional cellphones?
Guest Post Hardwired office desk top phones, some costing several hundred dollars a piece, and a very lucrative business for the likes of Cisco, Avaya and others, are on their last legs.
Google is expanding its testing of a long-awaited feature for Google Voice, the ability to port your current mobile number to the service, Engadget reports.
Amazon’s Kindle e-reader likely won’t be the last device to come out of the online retailer, according to sources familiar with its plans who spoke to the New York Times Bits blog.
We’re pleased to announce that Phil McKinney, VP and CTO of Hewlett-Packard’s Personal Systems Group, will be keynoting at MobileBeat 2010, a conference held by VentureBeat on July 12 to 13 in San Francisco. As the man in charge of HP’s product lines, McKinney stands smack in the middle of a major power shift in the mobile industry.
What Google unveiled this week was not just a device, the Nexus One, but a vision for the way phones should be bought and sold.