17.01.2014 Comments Off
Bigger are getting bigger, and small are sharing crumples, Apple and Samsung are getting even larger share of the smartphone US market.
Two top manufacturers are holding over 68% of the US smartphone market, as we can see in the recent study from NPD Group. Apple with it’s new iPhone 5S and 5C line recorded the largest rise and got 42% in the Q4, growth in more then 7%. Ant the Korean company market share rose to the 26% of the market share in the Q4.
If they won, someone have to lose, and one of the biggest losers in last year was, BlackBerry company, which lost two thirds of it’s US market share. Losing row is not finished with BlackBerry, Motorola and HTC were two other losers, with LG the only other top handset manufacturer to see some year-over-year gains.
14.01.2014 Comments Off
Insider for a Korean manufacturer leaked with the specs of the next Samsung Galaxy S5 range. First of all, new Galaxy will be available in two versions – in plastic case and in metal case – where did I saw this before?
It is pretty close to the existing iPhone range and Apple strategy, to cover lower part segment of the market, with iPhone 5S and plastic iPhone 5C.
According to the same source, more exclusive version with metal case, will have full metal back plate and metal on the edges – there’s still a question will the metal version carry same Galaxy S5 name.
Regarding the screen, Galaxy S5 will be equipped with AMOLED 2560×1440 pixel screen, and that it will have over 5 inches in diagonal. Inside, Galaxy S5 will be powered by Snapdragon and Exynos processors – depending from the market.
It is expected that the new S5 will run Android 4.4 KikKat and it should be equipped with 16Mpix camera, but there are still speculations about real optical image stabilization.
We are expecting to see S5 on the market in April, after the revealing in April, by the latest insider info, we are expecting Galaxy S5 Mini and Galaxy S5 Zoom on the shelves in Maj or Jun.