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South Korean giant Samsung is to introduce a super-fast variant of its Galaxy S4 smartphone, able to send and receive data at nearly double its normal rate.
The handset is to go on sale in Seoul within the next few weeks, though the maker is also in talk with several overseas carriers.
The new flagship S4 will use LTE-Advanced 4G technology, driven by Qualcomm chips and which will allow users to download a movie in just one minute compared to three for a normal 4G phone.
Announcing the new device JK Shin, Samsung co-chief executive, also countered claims that the latest Galaxy S4′s are not selling as quickly as hoped. Continue reading
Are contracts designed to muscle out competition?
European Commission officials are probing whether Apple is using anti-competitive practices to keep sales of its iPhone ahead of smartphone rivals. Investigators in Brussels have distributed a questionnaire to EU network operators asking about Apple’s distribution terms in a bid to see if they’re constructed in such a way that no other smartphone maker can secure a better deal. According to Britain’s Financial Times, the probe follows private complaints from mobile operators and will look at if they’re forced to buy minimum quantities of iPhones, whether they’re hindered on the use of marketing budgets, and if there are restrictive clauses ensuring that Apple is always offered subsidies that, at the very least, are no worse than other smartphone makers enjoy. Continue reading
Needs Apple to get on board with iPhone
UK operator Vodafone is reported to have put back rollout of its 4G services to September this year , pending the launch of a compatible iPhone. The latest version of Apple’s flagship device reportedly doesn’t run on the 800MHz and 2.6GHz spectrum that Vodafone spent £790 million on acquiring in the Ofcom auction recently, though it is compatible with the network of Britain’s only current 4G operator, EE. 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
by Katerina Merzlova, a copywriter with Intellectsoft
The number of rumours about new Apple products continues to grow at an incredible rate. Just recently several sources have become aware of new patents which suggest that Apple is planning to enter the mobile payments sector. Apple is already seriously to reconsidering the reasons why the company has ignored NFC technology in its devices. Since 2010, the company has been gathered patents on various methods of using NFC. Continue reading
Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturer and major supplier of iPhones, has revealed that 2013 Q1 sales have fallen by almost a fifth due to weaker than expected demand for Apple’s flagship device. The company, listed as Hon Hai Precision Industry, relies on Apple for 60 to 70 per cent of its revenues but has been hit by disappointing sales for the latest iPhone. It says revenues are 19 per cent down year-on-year to 808.97 billion Taiwanese dollars (£17.6 billion) in the three-month period. Continue reading
Samsung’s latest iPhone challenger has spurred Apple into an unprecedented attack on its South Korean rival, again slighting its new S4 Galaxy offering and sending out emails to its own customers espousing the benefits of its products.
In what looks to be further proof that Apple is rattled by the threat to its smartphone dominance by Samsung, Phil Schiller – the Californian giant’s marketing boss – has also set up a web page talking up the iPhone. Continue reading
Mozilla, the not-for-profit outfit behind the Firefox web browser, has unveiled its own smartphone operating system aimed at challenging Google’s Android platform while also throwing down the gauntlet to others ahead of the Mobile world Congress event in Barcelona.
According to Mozilla 18 carriers including Deutsche Telekom and Spain’s Telefonica, which owns O2, have already signed up with the new operating system intended for smartphones that sell for £100 or less. Continue reading
Hundreds of British iPhone users have joined a class action lawsuit against Google over claims it illicitly installed cookies on their devices to track their web habits.
With around ten million iPhone users in the UK, a legal settlement could cost the search giant dearly as word spreads of the compensation demands Continue reading
Lower growth warning spooks Wall Street
Apple shares closed more than 10 per cent down in New York last night [23rd January 2013] after its results for the three months up to Xmas disappointed investors. Ironically, the Cupertino-based manufacturer had posted record profits for its crucial Q1 period, covering October, November and December, but it also warned of lower revenue growth in coming months. A record 47.8 million iPhones and 22.9 million iPads were sold, though this would have been higher if Apple had managed to keep up with demand. Continue reading
Rating: Shocking stats on how users behave on App Store
Research from Surikate/GfK, has just revealed that 11 per cent of iPhone users have confessed to browsing for apps whilst on the loo. This finding doesn’t shock GoMobile News since we have already revealed that smartphone users watch videos in the bathroom, too. The survey was intended to demonstrate just how difficult it is to get an app noticed on Apple’s key iTunes App Store. Continue reading
Apple shares dived to their lowest point in almost a year last night [14th January 2013] amid reports the company had cut orders for iPhone parts, further spooking investors already jittery about the outcome of next week’s Q4 2012 trading results.
Analysts fear the iPhone maker will post a year-over-year decline in earnings for the first time in a decade as margins are squeezed by the increasing number of rival devices available. Continue reading
Rating: We think a dinghy variant could prevent loo water damage
In another illustration of the way the US Patents system works, Jeff Bezos – a muti-millionaire as a result of founding Amazon, has supposedly filed a truly daft patent. It is an air bag that will trigger as you drop your handset to prevent it from damaging the device – particularly the screen. The patent is clearly aimed at iPhone users. At around £50 a pop to replace a cracked screen, it’s widely estimated that Apple fanboys have wasted millions keeping their smartphones alive. GoMobile News cannot see the point of this invention since – amongst other things, the air bag would be redundant if Apple simply had used Gorilla glass on its smartphones like Nokia does. Continue reading
Rating: Something to do with them being generally young & wealthy
Major insights into European mobile app market are being offered in the the latest madreport from madvertise – one of the largest mobile audience targeting platforms in Europe. Key findings include the fact that there are more than three times the amount of iPhone apps available to download compared to the iPad. That’s despite the fact that over 100 million iPads have been sold to date, with iPhone sales coming in only a fraction higher at 108 million. However, despite less units being sold, the iPad actually has a higher percentage of paid apps. So it’s expensive to own an iPad – that’s official. Continue reading