Analyst: Samsung’s Tizen OS is ‘Dead in the Water’

Days after Samsung introduced a Tizen OS-based smartphone, a UK-based analyst declared the operating system a non-starter, despite its backing by a consortium of heavyweights including Intel, Samsung and LG Electronics. “Is Tizen going anywhere? In a word, no,” wrote Andrew Sheehy, chief analyst for Generator Research in an online research report. To support his … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy S II gets Asphalt 6 HD top-class racing game download FREE

Starting this week, all you users holding a Samsung Galaxy S II (only the international I9100 or the Korean version, mind you,) may download a special edition WCG 2011 version of one of the greatest racing games to have been released in the history of the world* thus far, Gameloft’s Asphalt 6: ADRENALINE HD. *Of … Continue reading

Amazon Builds the Spheres, While Google Opts for the Hulk

As with Apple, Facebook, Samsung and many other tech companies, Amazon and Google are in the analog building business of late. According to the Seattle Times, the e-commerce giant had its plan for a “five-story office building formed by three intersecting spheres” unanimously thumbs-upped by that city’s design-review board. There are still other approvals to … Continue reading

Don’t Get Too Excited About GlobalFoundries and Apple — At Least, Not Just Yet

Don’t get too excited about an intriguing story from the Albany Times Union saying that chip-manufacturing company GlobalFoundries may soon start turning out chips for Apple’s iPhones and iPads at a factory in upstate New York. I’ve been checking with industry sources who have a pretty clear picture about what may be going on. And … Continue reading

T-Mobile’s Latest Promo Offers Entire Lineup of Phones for No Upfront Payment

T-Mobile is continuing to shake things up. The No. 4 U.S. carrier on Friday announced a promotion that will offer its entire lineup of phones for no upfront payment. It isn’t really dropping the price of phones, just spreading the entire cost of the phone over 24 months instead of using a mix of an … Continue reading

Samsung Q2 Profits Up 47.5%, But Operating Profit At Its Mobile Division Slows

As the worldwide smartphone market slows, Samsung’s second-quarter earnings showed that it is beginning to feel the pressure despite being the world’s top smartphone vendor. Samsung said its Q2 2013 operating profit increased 47.5% to $8.5 billion, in line with the company’s own estimate. Operating profit at its mobile division, which accounts for two-thirds of … Continue reading

Asian Mobile Makers Squeeze Apple’s Global Smartphone Share To Its Lowest For 3-Years In Record 230M Unit Q2

More proof, if proof were needed, that Apple needs a low cost iPhone to get its smartphone momentum mojo back: Cupertino’s share of the global smartphone market fell to its lowest for three years in Q2, according to Strategy Analytics, with just 31.2 million iPhones shipped in the quarter and Apple’s second place ranking declining … Continue reading

rooCASE Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Case – Executive Portfolio Leather Case with x2 Anti-Glare x2 HD Clear Screen Protectors – RED (With Auto Wake / Sleep Cover)

rooCASE Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Case – Executive Portfolio Leather Case with x2 Anti-Glare x2 HD Clear Screen Protectors – RED (With Auto Wake / Sleep Cover) Designed specifically for Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 7.0-Inch TabletSM-T3100ZWYXAR / SM-T3100GNYXAR / SM-T3110(NOT Compatible with GALAXY Note 8.0) Genuine leather with micro suede interior Detachable inner sleeve … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus on Amazon now

The seven-inch display-having Samsung Galaxy Tab with a “Plus” at the end of it is now available for pre-order on Amazon. This recently revealed device has not had its shipping date revealed, but you’ll be able to pre-order the device from the big A right this very moment. This appears to be the first place … Continue reading

IDC: Apple, Samsung lose smartphone market share as Lenovo and others see greater growth

Apple and Samsung have both reported their financials for Q2 2013 so, as is customary, analyst firms are now putting out their estimates for the quarter. IDC is out of the blocks, noting that Samsung and Apple remain the market leaders but greater growth is coming from lesser companies. The research firm estimates that Samsung … Continue reading

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