According to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone shipments in India jumped 21.4% in the July-September quarter this year to 28.3 million units, buoyed by a three-fold jump in demand for 4G-enabled devices.
In the third quarter of 2015, 28.3 million smartphones were shipped to India – up from 23.3 million units for the same period last year. The total handset market (feature phones and smartphones) grew about 2% to 73.8 million units [Read More…]
LG has unveiled a new color variant of the LG G4 for its home market of South Korea (at least for now), bringing a splash of white and gold to the handset.
Despite increasing competition, Samsung has managed to maintain its position as the number one smartphone manufacturer in India, according to Counterpoint Research. The South Korean giant has 23.2 percent of the market share in the smartphone segment in Q3 2015, down slightly from 24.5 percent last quarter. In the mobile segment as a whole, the manufacturer has a 19.0 percent market share.
For those who keep up with OnePlus, we’ve known that a variant dubbed the OnePlus X was coming. I don’t know about you, but my mind had just passed it off as a less significant OnePlus 2. Boy, was I wrong.
In a way, the OnePlus X ups the quality of the OnePlus 2 but reduces the price. No, it’s not quite that simple, a couple specs do take a [Read More…]
When Samsung showed off the Gear VR with the Galaxy Note 4 last year, I was pretty excited at the prospect of haveing a VR headset that was built in conjunction with Oculus. Then I saw the price tag and thought, “Nah, I can live without it.” Apparently that was the case for many people because now Samsung has announced that they will bring a newer and cheaper version of the Gear VR to the masses.
Gigaset, a little-known German manufacturer primarily focused on home phone systems, has jumped into the mobile market at IFA this week with the launch of three new phones, all powered by Android. It looks like the company is starting off with an emphasis on design and pricing, with the three devices set in different price ranges. Gigaset’s new devices all fall under the “ME” title, which indicates that this could be their flagship [Read More…]
Project Ara, which is Google’s effort to create a smartphone using quickly changed modular parts, is looking like it has hit a snag. The project’s official Twitter feed has posted a series of messages indicating a delay in the launch of its sales pilot project in Puerto Rico, which was supposed to happen by the end of 2015.
Lately, USB Type-C have been all over the internet. The Chromebook Pixel, MacBook, and soon to be OnePlus 2 all have one thing in common: they are pioneers by employing the USB Type-C connector on their devices. If you are stuck with a device still using the standard micro USB cable and don’t want to upgrade to get the reversible feature, there’s new hope.
Thanks to Samsung, and somewhat to LG with the G3, Android’s share of the U.S market rose by 2.8 percent to 64.9 percent during the three-month period ending in May. Not only this, but Samsung had such a good time with their Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge sales that the company have overtaken Apple to regain the lead of the U.S smartphone market.
We’ve already heard how well the Galaxy S6 is meeting internal targets, and this has help [Read More…]
LG India currently has a market share of five percent in the smartphone segment, and is looking to double that figure by the end of the year.