posted on 25 Jan 2017, 23:12 0 1. Zylam (Posts: 1322; Member since: 20 Oct 2010) Where did the Moto X go? posted on 03 Feb 2017, 15:46 0 7. MK10R (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Apr 2013) Just like Sony did with their Z series, now became X series... And now Motorola with their X. posted on 25 Jan 2017, 23:30 0 2. Punchy506 (Posts: 129; Member since: 10 Jan 2016) Just got the January security patch and bugfix update on my Moto Z Droid, too. posted on 26 Jan 2017, 05:05 0 4. JC557 (Posts: 1853; Member since: 07 Dec 2011) Yup, got the download yesterday and it fixed the low notification volume issue and seems to be better on battery life as well. posted on 26 Jan 2017, 01:30 0 3. KingSam (Posts: 795; Member since: 13 Mar 2016) S this must be the 2017 model and not a oneplus 3T scenario. But with the Sd835 delays the wait will be long posted on 26 Jan 2017, 05:07 0 5. JC557 (Posts: 1853; Member since: 07 Dec 2011) Motorola/ Lenovo should stick … [Read more...] about Comments for : Lenovo is not chasing Apple or Samsung with the Moto Z line as it keeps its goals realistic
Apple or samsung
posted on 31 May 2012, 02:45 5 1. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009) I'm rooting for windows phone even though they have a long way to go. Apple kicks butt because of sound business practices. The crazy demand for iPhone allows them to sell at a premium price and still sell at a high volume. Usually high price hurts volume, but not in Apple's case. posted on 31 May 2012, 02:56 4 3. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012) I still think it would be better for Apple if they sacrificed their high profit margin for a device with stats that rival the high-end Android and Windows Phone devices. Say 2GB RAM, 1.5 gHz quad-core processor and a 4.3" 720p retina display. That would be an amazing phone. posted on 31 May 2012, 03:13 0 5. deacz (Posts: 162; Member since: 02 Nov 2011) no that would be better for You, the end user not for apple. 6. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012) True, but it would also be better for Apple, because … [Read more...] about Comments for : WSJ infographic of the Lumia 900 and iPhone 4S costs and margins shows how hard it is to be like Apple or Samsung
posted on 02 Feb 2015, 05:22 9 1. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014) Sales - sammy, profit - apple. posted on 02 Feb 2015, 07:00 0 11. Finalflash (Posts: 3654; Member since: 23 Jul 2013) The issue with this world right now is that so many people measure success by numbers alone, whether they are profits or sales. The only way those would matter is if they somehow lead to consumer benefit which in the case of most corporations means no such thing. What we should be looking at is who is bringing the most enrichment to the world and making things better instead of those just having a pissing contest with the next guy over. posted on 02 Feb 2015, 10:53 0 26. Flippyphone (Posts: 67; Member since: 15 Jul 2014) Hippy. posted on 03 Feb 2015, 00:34 0 37. Ahovking (Posts: 711; Member since: 03 Feb 2015) Haha in consumer satisfaction both Apple and Samsung rate as the top 2, the reason Samsung and apple sell so many phones and earn so much is because … [Read more...] about Comments for : Poll results: Apple or Samsung? Whose sales do you think will pull ahead in 2015?
posted on 29 Jan 2015, 05:22 14 1. AlbertAribe (Posts: 168; Member since: 21 Jun 2014) Voting is just for fun. posted on 29 Jan 2015, 05:35 16 8. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2260; Member since: 21 Sep 2012) If the world was full of tech literates: Samsung by far. posted on 29 Jan 2015, 05:40 4 11. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013) I guess if the world was full of tech literates, this poll wasn't Apple and Samsung but something like Nexus vs OnePlus. 30. Leo_MC (Posts: 3353; Member since: 02 Dec 2011) In that case, maybe tablets would have never existed and people would have been using laptops to do laptop related stuff. 43. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 823; Member since: 05 Dec 2012) People still do laptop related stuff on a Laptop; not on a tablet.. Tablets are just over-blown phones and can do nothing more than the phones.. 45. tedkord (Posts: 15718; Member since: 17 Jun 2009) Right, because tablets didn't exist before Apple invented them. … [Read more...] about Comments for : Apple or Samsung? Which one do you think will pull ahead with smartphone sales in 2015?
It takes a lot of metals and minerals to make our favorite gadgets, whether they’re smartphones, TVs, or everything in between. Just where these materials come from is under new scrutiny from Amnesty International. The organization claims it has traced the source of cobalt in the batteries from many smartphone makers — including Apple, Samsung, and Sony — to conflict zones in Africa.“Millions of people enjoy the benefits of new technologies but rarely ask how they are made.”Cobalt is just one among a number of minerals that are mined in regions of the world such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The DRC, unfortunately, is also home to ongoing conflicts that kill thousands, promote child labor, and a host of other nasty things. A new report by Amnesty International accuses Huawei, Lenovo, Microsoft, Sony, Apple, and Samsung by name as buyers of the conflict cobalt.Amnesty International researched a number of investor documents to discover … [Read more...] about Is your phone conflict free? If it’s from Apple or Samsung, no, says Amnesty International
The smartphone market is hugely competitive, but in recent years the landscape has been dominated by two companies: Apple and Samsung. They’ve both made the news, sold more smartphones than their competitors, and raked in the lion’s share of the profit. Is there room for so many other players? Just how dire is the situation for HTC, Sony, Motorola, Nokia, and BlackBerry?Samsung and Apple claim all the profitThere was a big fuss when the market research firm Canaccord Genuity announced that Samsung and Apple had cornered all smartphone profits back in the second quarter of 2012. By factoring in the losses of Motorola, Nokia, Sony, Research In Motion (now BlackBerry), and others, they calculated that 108 percent of the profit went to the big two. Apple claimed 71 percent and Samsung claimed 37 percent. That combined total dropped to 103 percent for the entire year of 2012, which was 69 percent for Apple and 34 percent for Samsung.You may wonder how two or three companies can … [Read more...] about Just how bad are things if you’re not Apple or Samsung?
Once again, there are rumors that Samsung is looking to buy RIM. On paper, this could kill Apple. The problem is that most mergers of this scale fail catastrophically, and Samsung historically doesn't do big mergers.Now there are some best practices from companies such as EMC (with RSA and VMware) on completing mergers like this—and some good recent examples from Hewlett-Packard (with Compaq, Palm and EDS) on how not to do them. The problem is that most companies tend to gravitate toward the HP methodology of high-integration mergers, not the EMC (and, more recently, Dell) method that's designed to actually protect the assets acquired. Analysis: HP Allays Fears Around PC Business UncertaintyLet's use the rumor of Samsung purchasing RIM to compare the right way and the wrong way to do a merger—in the hope that if Samsung does do this, it's done the right way.The stakes on this effort are high. If Samsung could pull this off, it would emerge as arguably the king of the … [Read more...] about Samsung-RIM Deal Could Kill Apple (or Samsung)
DETROIT - Within two years, a technology company such as Google, Apple or Samsung will be offering a car packed with the latest mobile connectivity features.Thilo Koslowski, vice president of Automotive Industry Advisory Services at Gartner, issued that warning to thousands on hand for the Telematics Detroit 2014 Conference this week. Simply put, auto manufacturers must do a better job of offering mobile technology themselves or have their lunch eaten by potnential rivals in the tech industry."This is the year, this is the time that the auto industry has to go out there and really start embracing technology," Kowlowski said. "Technology will really kind of define the future of the automotive industry. This is a defining moment."Koslowski pointed to Google and its self driving car, mobile digital distribution platforms such as Google Play and in-car smartphone connectivity platforms, such Apple's CarPlay, as signs of bigger things to come."They [the tech companies] have control and … [Read more...] about Coming Soon From Google, Apple or Samsung — a Car?
Apple iPhones beat out Samsung smartphones both globally and in the U.S. in the final quarter of 2016, even though both vendors saw declines in shipments for the entire 2016 calendar year, research firm IDC reported Wednesday.It was the first full year that Apple has seen a decline in the iPhone shipments since it was launched in 2007, the analyst firm said.Up-and-coming Huawei, based in China, finished third globally for both the quarter and the year.The numbers were also in line with a report released by research firm Strategy Analytics on Tuesday."The roller coaster year of 2016 proves that no manufacturer is safe in their position in the smartphone market, especially as some markets crash and others rise," said IDC analyst Ryan Reith in an email.Even though Apple and Samsung were down for the year, growth is still predicted for smartphones in 2017 and beyond, Reith said."The smartphone continues to be the go-to device for computing across all age brackets and forms of economies … [Read more...] about Apple and Samsung see smartphone declines in full year 2016
When it comes to today’s mobile digital devices there are two companies who dominate the market share of the industry and they are no doubt Apple and Google’s Android platform. At one time it was the Blackberry that was tops in the smartphones realm but without a doubt today it is Apple and Android. It is actually a close race between these two technology giants. In numbers that were obtained during October of 2014, Apple was the biggest smartphone producer and manufacturer with 42 percent of the market while Android was the biggest operating platform at a little over 52 percent. This certainly leads to the question of, ‘Who has the upper hand in the smartphone market? Apple or Android’.Without a doubt Android is the cheaper of the two. Apple on the other hand is a brand that is known for its sleek and innovative designs and is a big status symbol for consumers. Nelson Freitas of the marketing strategy company Wunderman New York says that Android certainly has a … [Read more...] about Who Has The Upper Hand? Apple Or Android