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Emerging market consumers call for new Samsung Tizen handsets to provide improved payment and content solutions
Emerging market consumers want better access to health, finance and education services via their mobile
June 2nd 2014. Following Samsung’s launch of its first Tizen smartphone (Samsung Z), which many have speculated will be targeted squarely at emerging markets, new research from mobile marketing specialists Upstream has found that consumers in developing markets are calling for the handset to more readily provide relevant, localised content and services as well as more appropriate payment mechanics and pricing models. Upstream’s new research, which polled the views of a representative sample of 4,504 consumers in Brazil, China, India, Nigeria and Vietnam in conjunction with analyst house Ovum, features in its latest report entitled The Next Mobile Frontier. Continue reading
As Microsoft CEO prepares to step down we think Elop is man for the job
News has just broken that Steve Ballmer, who has supposedly been at the helm of Microsoft as CEO for 13 years, has decided to step down as CEO. This has sparked a major hunt for his replacement – given that most people think that Bill Gates would never return. Or do a Steve Jobs as he’d probably view it. There’s a long list of possible candidates, but GoMoNews thinks it has the ideal man – Stephen Elop who’s currently in charge of mobile handset maker – Nokia. Continue reading
Around 8,000 S3 handsets now sold every hour
Sales of Samsung‘s Galaxy S phone series have passed the 100 million mark, the Korean electronics giant has revealed, establishing a new milestone. Figures just released on its Flickr page reveal how the phone has gone from strength to strength, with the Galaxy 3 model alone selling at an average rate of 190,000 units per day.
The best selling phones in the series, however, is the S2 with sales of 40 million, followed by the S3 and S5 which both notched up healthy sales of around 30 million. Continue reading
Korean giant Samsung has confirmed plans to release multiple phones running on its new Tizen platform in 2013, in a counter to Google’s acquisition of Motorola last year and in a bid to ease its dependence of the search giant’s Android OS.
Tizen, developed in conjunction with Intel, is Linux based like Android and as such is expected to make it easier for developers to port their apps across.
Also, as Android is developed from Sun Microsystem’s Java – now owned by Oracle – Samsung now has the wind behind of it of a recent US court ruling that there was nothing unlawful about Google copying large amounts of Linux API material to build an open programming environment for its Android apps community Continue reading
Rating: Tizen could even be found inside the Samsung Galaxy S4
Following up on our Samsung Tizen announcement story here here, we noticed a massive rumour about the next version of Samsung’s highly successful Galaxy S range. According to a report in the Daily Bhaskar here, Samsung its readying the Galaxy S4 for a February 2013 release. Now we all know what takes place in February each year – yes, the GSMA’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) show. And MWC is the favourite place for the shakers and movers in the cellular world (sorry CTIA Las Vegas) to launch new products. Continue reading
That’s twenty times more than it sold in 2010
Korean electronics giant, Samsung, says it expects to sell around 510 million phones globally in 2013, cementing its position as the world’s No.1 handset manufacturer. Despite attempts by arch rival Apple to impede its progress with a barrage of patent-related lawsuits, Samsung’s star shows no sign of waning. It says three out of four devices it is on course to sell in the next twelve months will be smartphones and predicts an overall 20 per cent jump in phone sales on 2012. Continue reading
Rating: Mozilla’s Firefox mobile OS might not be the only contender
History is littered with mobile OS offerings which never quite made it. Even though, as is the case with the most recently contender – Mozilla’s Firefox OS, they initially had plenty of support from Tier One operators. GoMobile News has just been chatting with Malik Saadi, a principal analyst for mobile innovation with Informa Media and Telecoms. He described previous efforts such as the Java based OS Savaje as “born to die”, whilst the LiMo Foundation was “doomed to die.” There is one very clear difference between these earlier offerings and Firefox. Namely that Firefox is about providing high performance at low cost whereas earlier attempts were hardware intensive and therefore costly. The biggest loser here will undoubtedly be Apple. Continue reading
Rating: Web apps are prospective third ecosystem
The executive director of the LiMo Foundation, Morgan Gillis, has hit out at weaknesses in the existing app regime. He argued that, “There are still some drawbacks with the existing pair of dominant ecosystems.” Gillis was speaking at the recent GSMA Mobile Asia Congress 2011 in Hong Kong (see report). Gillis didn’t name names but he was obviously talking about the two dominant mobile app stores – Apple’s iTunes and Google’s Android Market. Significantly, Gillis hinted that there could be an alternative – web based apps are prospective third mobile apps ecosystem. We assume this is a reference to apps based on HTML5 in particular because they can potentially run on all the major mobile OS and so are effectively platform agnostic. Continue reading