Chinese smartphone shipments grew 3 percent annually to hit a record 438 million units in 2015, according to the latest report from Strategy Analytics. Xiaomi maintained the top spot by shipping 17.5 million smartphones and captured 15 percent market share in China in Q4 2015, up 11 percent annually.
Xiaomi declined to reveal the sales numbers for its smartphones to the media in December 2015. People expected that the company could be avoiding it as they might have missed their target of 80-100 million devices that year. However, the actual sales numbers are much worse according to Weibo.
Google has just announced the list of best games and apps for smartphones during 2015. This list also includes other things available on the Play Store such as movies, books, newsstand etc.
Most of us would probably know that Apple make huge profits from their smartphone sales. But what is shocking is the amount of profit they make when you compare it to the entire smartphone industry. Apparently, Apple received 94% of all the profits generated in the smartphone industry during Q3 2015.
Twitter has announced its earnings report for the third quarter and recorded $569 million in revenues, up 58% year-over-year. It had issued guidance that it would generate $545 to $560 million in revenue.
Alphabet has announced Google’s Q3 results ending September 30th, 2015. Google recorded a total revenue of $18.7 billion, a 13% year-over-year increase from last year’s $16.5 billion.
Samsung has announced Earnings Guidance for Q3, 2015. The South Korean company said that it would post its first quarterly profit gain in two years beating estimates.
HTC has announced yet another loss this year for Q3, 2015. The Taiwanese smartphone maker reported net loss of NT$4.48 billion (US$138 million) for the three months ended September. 30.
At IFA 2015 in Berlin, we were able to go hands on with two LG devices that are based on the traits of LG’s flagship G4. The phones are the G4c and the G4s. While they carry similarities to the G4, they are each aimed at different types of consumers and have different feature sets and specifications. Let’s take a closer look and see what they offer.
The Z9 is the latest flagship product in the Nubia sub-brand series of phones from ZTE. It is a powerhouse of a phone that is packed into a compact body with an attractive design. We went hands on with the device at IFA 2015 and here are our impressions.
For those of you who don’t know Nubia, it is a sub-brand of ZTE that comes up with interesting devices. The Nubia devices have one common trademark which is their home button that has red backlighting in all colour variants that they are available in. That is the easiest way to spot a Nubia device in the wild. We went hands on with the Nubia My Prague at IFA 2015 which is as interesting as its name sounds.
During IFA 2015 in Berlin, we were able to get our hands on the much praised ZTE Axon Elite. We took a closer look at the handset that is mainly focused at improved imaging and audio quality.
Motorola announced the Moto 360 and the Moto 360 Sport at an event here in Berlin. We managed to prepare a photo gallery of the Moto 360 for you and we have images of both the 46mm as well as the 42mm version.
Motorola have just announced the 2015 edition of the Moto G which is the 3rd Generation of the smartphone. We know the device is priced at Rs 11,999 and Rs 12,999 for the 8GB (1GB RAM) and 16GB (2GB RAM) variants respectively. It will be available exclusively through Flipkart starting tonight. But let’s take a look at how it compared to last year’s Moto G which was the second generation.
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The upcoming Nexus 5 (2015) smartphone has shown up on the AnTuTu benchmark list after posting a really high score of 85,530. The handset is rumoured to be announced alongside one other Nexus device later this year.