Category Archives: Samsung
Appears to be a dual SIM smartphone
Although launched just before MWC Barcelona back in February , the Samsung Galaxy Young has only just become available in the UK. Samsung itself cites the Carphone Warehouse and O2 as having the device available. However, neither make any mention of what GoMo News believes is a key feature. Namely the fact that this smartphone should be a dual SIM device. Yet in the specifications given for this device on the Indian version of Samsung’s web site here, it definitely confirms this is a dual SIM phone. Continue reading
Manufacturer’s fastest selling phone yet
Channel sales of Samsung‘s news flagship smartphone the Galaxy S4 have already hit the 10 million mark, just a month after its debut. It means the S4 is now the South Korean manufacturer’s most successful handset yet, selling faster than any of its predecessors. The landmark number of units shipped to mobile operators was revealed by Samsung today (23rd May 2013), though just over a week ago it also revealed that it had shipped 6 million handsets – demonstrating the staggering pace at which the phones are selling. Continue reading
CompareMyMobile jumps to untenable conclusions
Here at GoMo News Towers we are great believers in the old adage that there are lies, damned lies and then there are infographics. This time it is the turn of a mobile phone recycling price comparison site CompareMyMobile.com to try to convince us that infographics aren’t completely pointless. They failed completely. The conclusions they have jumped to dpn’t strike us as merely tenuous but verge more on the seriously flawed. The objective is to try to convince us from the numbers of handsets being traded in can indicate that Samsung is doing well against Apple. Well, it just hasn’t worked. Continue reading
Luckily GoMo News knew about it over three years ago
After Samsung’s latest flagship handset, the Galaxy S4, featured in a recent episode of the BBC’s Watchdog TV programme, the term ‘bloatware’ has suddenly become extremely newsworthy. Handy for GoMo News since we’ve been reporting on it for years. The problem derives from the way Samsung describes its models. Quite correctly. its best selling model is described as a 16 GB version. It genuinely does have 16 GB of onboard memory. Only problem? When the latest version of the Android OS and all of Samsung’s sophisticated UI ( including eye-tracking) are loaded, you are left with a handset that only has around 9 GB of free memory space. Continue reading
South Korea’s Samsung has further extended its lead over Apple as the world’s largest smartphone maker, taking a 31 per cent share of recent sales according to new data.
Research firm Gartner says the manufacturing giant sold 64.7 million smartphones in Q1 2013, against 38.1 million iPhone sales. It means Samsung is increasing its lead since a year ago when it sold 40.6 million smartphones to Apple’s 33.1 million.
Together, the two companies now account for nearly half the smartphone market which in itself is increasing by 43 per cent a year. Gartner says more than 200 million people bought smartphones in the quarter, and that the devices now account for just AMeanwhile, Nokia’s shares slump after release of latest WP8 model
South Korea’s Samsung has further extended its lead over Apple as the world’s largest smartphone maker, taking a 31 per cent share of recent sales according to new data. Research firm Gartner says the manufacturing giant sold 64.7 million smartphones in Q1 2013, against 38.1 million iPhone sales. It means Samsung is increasing its lead since a year ago when it sold 40.6 million smartphones to Apple’s 33.1 million.
Together, the two companies now account for nearly half the smartphone market which in itself is increasing by 43 per cent a year. Gartner says more than 200 million people bought smartphones in the quarter, and that the devices now account for just under half of total phone sales globally.under half of total phone sales globally. Continue reading
by Darren Kingman, a writer for Mobile Unlocked
So you’ve just picked up the massively-hyped Samsung Galaxy S4 and it’s locked to a network you don’t really want to use. Alternatively, you could also be travelling quite a lot for work and using the phone locally, whilst quickly discovering that it is costing you nearly a month’s wages. For each of these scenarios, unlocking the Galaxy S4 will enable you to insert a SIM card from any network worldwide. It allows you to make the use of often cheaper and better services. Continue reading
Says revenues now look more promising
Shares in mobile phone testing specialist, Anite, closed more than 7 per cent higher in London last night, allaying concerns earlier in the year that it was in for a bumpy ride ahead. The price surge helped correct a 15 per cent plunge in the company’s stock in March after it admitted that its order intake was lower than 12 months previously. It also warned at the time that it needed to put in a strong fourth-quarter to meet financial targets for the year, further spooking investors and sending shares down to 131 pence. Continue reading
April 30th 2013. GENBAND, a leading developer of multimedia and cloud communications solutions, has announced the launch of the Innovation Exchange (IX), a collaborative business and technology exchange that fosters innovation by bringing to market holistic and vertical solutions that meet demanding customer requirements through the synergies of world-class members. Continue reading
Windows gamble isn’t paying off, they claim
Angry Nokia shareholders have warned the company’s CEO, Stephen Elop, that time is running out to turn the Finnish manufacturer around.
Since Elop abandoned Nokia’s own Symbian operating system in favour of the Windows Phone platform in 2011, the company has had little success in denting the smartphone duopoly of Apple and Samsung.
Elop, himself a former Microsoft executive, was criticised at the time for gambling the future of Nokia with an untested platform. Yesterday (7th May 2013), at the phone maker’s AGM, investors rounded on him again – calling on him to start making Android handsets instead. Continue reading
Samsung lands US Department of Defense approval
In a first for Android powered devices, Korean based Samsung claims its smartphones and tablets supplied with Samsung Knox can be used by the US government and military services. That’s a market which BlackBerry had previous got sewn up for itself and the fact that the Number One global handset supplier has muscled in on this lucrative niche isn’t good news for the Canadian based supplier. To add insult to injury, the Samsung Galaxy S4 which has recently been launched in the global market, is the first smartphone to be enabled with Knox. From now on, Samsung’s premium smartphones and tablets will feature Samsung Knox, apparently. Continue reading
It’s Wi-fi Jim, but not as you know it
Chatting to our friends at Ruckus Wireless, it slipped out in conversation that Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4 (which only just went on sale in the USA last week (April 2013) has got built in support for something known as HotSpot 2.0 (HS 2.0). Ruckus casually describe HS 2.0 as “‘next big thing’ in the networked world.” GoMo News thinks the company is absolutely right because it has major implications for both major enterprises/organisations. Basically they should be able to sell connectivity on their high-speed WLANs to the MNOs (Mobile Network Operators). Continue reading
Rating: Juniper smartphone research show small rise for Apple
It seems that Apple managed a small rise in its smartphone shipments according to the latest estimates from mobile analyst firm, Juniper Research. The firm reckons Apple sold something like 37.4 million iPhones in Q1 2013 compared to 35.1 million in the same period last year . Overall, around 200 million smartphones are estimated to have been shipped in Q1 2013. No surprises for guessing who came out best. Samsung’s estimated 68 million smartphones represent 34 per cent of all smartphone shipments in the quarter. So, if Apple is to retain its smartphone crown, it will have to take drastic steps. Continue reading
Samsung shares slid 0.6 per cent in early trading today [26th April 2013] after reporting its first quarterly profit drop for two years and revealing it was “cautious” about future prospects for smartphone sales.
The trading update also highlighted how the South Korean manufacturer is dependent on the sector, with its earning propped up largely by its mobile and IT division and which accounted for nearly three quarters of operating profit. Continue reading
Overwhelming demand blamed
South Korean giant Samsung has admitted it might have problems meeting demand for its new Galaxy S4 smartphone, due to be launched globally on Saturday, after two US mobile operators delayed their release dates. The S4′s launch has been widely anticipated, dubbed as it ‘the iPhone killer’ and backed up by an aggressive marketing campaign. But Lee Don-joo, head of Samsung’s marketing of mobile business, today [25th April 2013] revealed roll-out might be patchy. “We’ve received many more pre-orders than expected,” he told reporters, “so we are having difficulties in rapidly increasing supply in a short period.” Continue reading