Galaxy smartphone popularity helps Samsung post £4.2bn Q4 profits

Galaxy smartphone popularity helps Samsung post £4.2bn Q4 profits
Popularity of the Galaxy mobile phone range has helped Samsung to post quarter four profits of £4.2 billion - a 76 per cent boost on the previous three-month period.The South Korean manufacturer shipped 106 million handsets during this time, of which 57 per cent were smartphone devices.It achieved a 31 per cent share of the advanced handset segment in the fourth quarter, followed by Apple…

Record-breaking 47.8m Apple iPhone handsets sold in Q4

Record-breaking 47.8m Apple iPhone handsets sold in Q4
A remarkable 47.8 million Apple iPhone devices were sold around the world in the fourth quarter, dwarfing previous achievements.These impressive figures helped the manufacturer to generate record-breaking revenue of US$54.5 billion (AU$51.9 billion) and best-ever profits of US$13.1 billion.The American company released its latest iPhone 5 mobile device at the end of the third quarter, so popularity of this handset may have contributed significantly to…

Android mobile phones continue to dominate in Australia

Android mobile phones continue to dominate in Australia
Android continues to dominate the Australian mobile phone operating system (OS) market, after experiencing annual growth of 7.7 per cent.As the virtual application store Google Play continues to improve and more manufacturers provide a range of exciting handsets with the software, it has gone from strength-to-strength.Despite continuing huge popularity of the Apple iPhone range in the country, iOS share has dropped by 3.4 per cent…

Apple iPhone share of handset market may peak at 22% this year

Apple iPhone share of handset market may peak at 22% this year
Apple iPhone devices currently enjoy some of the most impressive sales on the handset market, but their share is expected to peak at 22 per cent this year.ABI Research senior analyst Michael Morgan said: "Even Apple will be chasing Samsung’s technology, software, and device leadership in 2013 through the foreseeable future."Samsung creates devices like the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2, which have been well-received…

Demand for LG Nexus 4 ’10x higher than expected’

Demand for LG Nexus 4 ’10x higher than expected’
Demand for the LG/Google Nexus 4 mobile phone has apparently outstripped supply by ten-times, due to unanticipated popularity.In an interview with Challenges.fr, head of LG France Cathy Robin claimed that the technology giants had simply not expected the device to be such a huge hit.Many consumers have had difficulties purchasing the device from Google Play, and so have not been able to take advantage of…

Motorola X Phone could be first to feature Android Key Lime Pie

Motorola X Phone could be first to feature Android Key Lime Pie
The Motorola X Phone could be the first gadget to feature the eagerly awaited Android Key Lime Pie operating system.Version 5.0 of the Google mobile phone software is likely to offer a host of improvements, including performance upgrades for a faster and smoother user experience.The search engine giant acquired Motorola Mobility in May last year, so it is no surprise that it has chosen to…

Apple iPhone Math to release alongside 5S handset?

Apple iPhone Math to release alongside 5S handset?
An Apple iPhone Math handset could be released alongside the 5S model this June, providing customers with a wider range of high-end devices.These rumours have started to circulate in the China Times, and a translation offered by BrightWire indicates two handsets with eight-megapixel cameras.Apple's current flagship handset already has a snapper with this specification, so it would be surprising if it were not upgraded.While the…

Samsung Galaxy S4 to feature wireless charging?

Samsung Galaxy S4 to feature wireless charging?
The eagerly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S4 could feature wireless charging technology, making it one of few mobile phones to sport the modern capability.Customers might be able to purchase a back cover for the gadget which would work with a specialised dock, according to reports in DDaily.Rumours are circulating that the manufacturer wanted to incorporate futuristic resonant magnetic coupling, which allows users to charge cable-free up…