Tag Archive: Sees


Pixel 2 leads smartphone activations in U.S., Samsung sees growth worldwide

Google dominated holiday activations in the U.S., but it’s nowhere to be seen on a global scale.

During this holiday season, there’s a good chance you either got a new phone or purchased one for someone else. Smartphones are excellent gifts to both give and receive, and now that the holiday rush is starting to die down, it’s time to take a look at activations of new phones to see which companies owned the market this year.

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LG’s mobile unit sees a sales decline in Q2 2017 as demand for the G6 wanes

LG’s overall profit margins take a hit as mobile unit posts a $ 117 million loss.

LG’s mobile unit recorded a strong 10% increase in sales in Q1 2017, but the resurgence was short-lived. In its second quarter earnings, LG noted that its mobile unit recorded a loss of $ 117 million (132.4 billion won) on revenues of $ 2.39 billion (2.70 trillion won).

LG attributed the decline to weaker than expected sales of the LG  [Read More…]

Xiaomi’s cross-licensing deal with Nokia sees both brands collaborating on VR and AI

Xiaomi enters into a landmark cross-licensing deal with Nokia.

Xiaomi signed a broad cross-licensing deal with Microsoft last year, and the Chinese manufacturer is now inking a similar agreement with Nokia. The deal will see both companies cross-licensing each other’s cellular standard essential patents, with Xiaomi also picking up an unspecified number of patents from Nokia.

The deal will benefit Xiaomi’s burgeoning Mi Ecosystem platform, which has clocked sales in excess of 60 million devices and  [Read More…]

Limited time sale sees AliExpress offering Ulefone Power 2 for $169.99

Online retailer AliExpress is running a limited-time promotion which puts the Ulefone Power 2 as low as $ 169.99. Starting from April 12, there will be 500 coupons worth USD $ 10 each which can be applied to the recently released phone. Already sold at a discounted price of $ 179.99, the Power 2 comes with a gift […]

Lenovo ships 14 million smartphones in Q2, Moto brand sees 40% surge

Lenovo has posted its financial results for the quarter ending September 30, 2016 (second fiscal quarter). The company announced a net profit of $ 157 million, a turnaround from the $ 842 million loss resulting from restructuring efforts in Q2 2015. Overall revenue was $ 11.2 billion, an 8% YoY decrease but an increase of 12% from the previous quarter.

Lenovo shipped 14 million phones in the quarter, resulting in a 25% increase from Q1 2015.  [Read More…]

Huawei sees strong growth in first half of 2016

Huawei has announced its financial results for the first half of 2016. The company saw a sales revenue increase of 41.% over the same period last year, with ¥77.4 billion ($ 11.6 billion), with smartphone shipments up 25% to 60.56 million units.

With this progress, Huawei has captured 11.4% of the global smartphone market. The company has also apparently taken 10% of the market for phones between $ 500 and $ 600. It’s marketshare in China  [Read More…]

Block porn and manage what your child sees online with Clean Router

The internet is without question the best invention I have witnessed in my 35 years of existence. I remember what life was like before it: we actually had to write handwritten letters, or make phone calls to communicate to each other. We also had to use encyclopedias and go to libraries to research topics of interest.

Pocket Mortys sees Rick and Morty fight across the multiverse

Pocket Mortys is a new turn-based battle game from Adult Swim that takes place in the world of the Rick and Morty cartoon series, and it has just arrived on the Google Play Store. Pocket Mortys sees you travel around a multiverse, fighting and collecting different versions of Morty, all with their own unique abilities.

There are more than 70 versions of Morty to collect across the game, which you fight in turn-based combat. In combat,  [Read More…]

Amazon Prime Day sees the prices of Fire TV, Kindle and Fire HD 7 slashed

Amazon Prime Day is well under way and you can grab some sweet deals on Fire TV, Kindle and the Kindle Fire HD 7. The retailer has its Fire TV Stick listed for just £20 in the UK, which is an absolute steal for anyone looking to turn a supported screen into a smart entertainment center. The Fire TV has also had its price reduced, and is now available for £59.

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Nvidia CEO sees bright future gaming via Android

Nvidia has had a rough start with Android.  Its first relationship with the OS was through hardware, where Nvidia produced its own mobile SoC, Tegra, for Android phones and tablets.  But where the giant that is Qualcomm practically owned the mobile SoC market, Nvidia had quite a challenge to stand toe-to-toe.  Tegra gained little of the market and wasn’t exactly well received.

Nvidia kept at it nonetheless and this year we were given the beastly Tegra X1 chipset, which was incorporated into the  [Read More…]