Taiwan’s largest smartphone manufacturer, HTC, has reported their lowest quarterly revenue. According to analyst, this is due to the delayed release of their latest flagship smartphone, the HTC One, that caused the company not to reach their profit target.
In the first quarter of 2013, HTC’s net income decreased 2.8 million USD or 85 million NTD. This is the sixth plunged of revenue said HTC Corp. yesterday in their income report.
HTC’s preparations and getting people excited for the release of HTC One suddenly lost momentum when the company stumbled in some issues in . . . → Read More: HTC Corp Hits Record Low Revenue in the First Quarter of 2013
Samsung Electronics Co. has released its Galaxy S IV smartphone.
The South Korean tech giant Samsung has already launched the newest addition to its line-up of handsets during a New York launch event. Its all-new Galaxy S IV is a move in solidifying the company’s domination in the smartphone market globally.
On Thursday, Samsung announced the release of Galaxy S IV with a feature of a 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display. This is a big jump towards a bigger and brighter screens for smartphones.
Galaxy S IV has a quad-core or octa-core processor that depends on the market . . . → Read More: Samsung Electronics finally released Galaxy S IV
Apple and Samsung maintain their dominant ranks in smartphone market.
A recent report from Canaccord Genuity presented a survey that indicated smartphone sales are greater for smartphones from Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. The survey was said to be conducted in February in wireless stores. Even though February sales are weaker compared to December sales, the two domineering smartphone giants still got the top two spots in the market share positions.
Moreover, the recent survey is consistent with the past surveys and sales. It has indicated increasing combination of LTE smartphones led by market sales from LTE versions of . . . → Read More: iPhone 5 remains the top-selling smartphone, survey
Today, Samsung Electronics Co. has restrained attempts in seeking sales bans on its biggest competitor Apple Inc. on the company’s iPad and iPhone in Europe with the use of patents associated with wireless standards. This is a step looked into as an effort to calm down regulators who are investigating the use of Samsung to those particular patents.
This move has been brought upon by the heels of a refusal from a California judge to block sales of a lot of mobile devices of Samsung that a jury found to have infringed a number of Apple patents just this summer.
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A report from the research firm IDC, the Android software for mobile devices of Google was running on 75 percent of shipped smartphones during the third quarter, at the same time as it is leading over its biggest rival Apple.
The iOS of Apple widely used in its iPhones only ranked second with a market share of only fifteen percent. The new iPhone did not come out until late in the third quarter. On the other hand, Samsung Electronics Co. and other makers of Android had major launches earlier.
According to the report of IDC, gains came largely at the . . . → Read More: iPhone and Google close rivalries in market share for Q3
There have been speculations that HTC Corp. could become a target for takeover. However, given the condition that its market share is slipping and with a gloomy outlook, the smartphone maker from Taiwan could be a risk bet for any purchaser.
Some experts and analysts argue that it would make sense for smartphone makers in China like Lenovo Group, ZTE Corp., or Huawei Technologies Co. to break up HTC to increase its scale. This is most especially for those outside of China as they are transitioning to the high-end market of smartphones, the aspect where they have been focusing for . . . → Read More: Market shares for HTC are cheap, but hard to trade