Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Samsung, a South Korea based smartphone manufacturer has sold 12 million units of Galaxy S5 for the month of April up to June. In 2013, they have sold 16 million unit of Galaxy S4 in the same period of April to June, that's a huge drop. Wall Street Journal also reported that Samsung sales for the Galaxy S5 is 40% lower than what they have expected.
Samsung manufactured 20% more units of Galaxy S5 than Galaxy S4. Unfortunately for Samsung the Galaxy S5 have not been selling too well like what they hoped, which caused merchandise piling up in warehouses. This gave Samsung no other choice but to dish out more money to marketing to sell more units.
The company has lost market shares from China, which is their biggest market by revenue. They have sold 50% units less of Galaxy S5 than the Galaxy S4 in the first 6 months of release. They have lost some market to local based smartphone manufacturers like Xiaomi, Coolpad, Oppo and OnePlus.
In India Micromax and Karbonn is cutting through Samsungs market share, they have in fact given two official price cuts to Galaxy S5 within one month in India. It was launched at Rs 51,500 last April, now it costs just Rs34,900.
The only country in which the Galaxy S5 is doing well is in the United States which it outsold the Galaxy S4 in the same period.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Google will be launching their newest smartphone the Nexus 6 that features a huge 5.9 inches screen. The new device is codenamed "Shamu", yep they named it after orca the popular killer whale at SeaWorld San Diego. Reports from tecn sites suggests that the Google Nexus 6 will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Quad-core 2.7 GHz Krait 450 processor with 3GB of RAM. The device will have an HD screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, and the glass protection is Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Nexus 6 will be larger than Apple's 5.5 inches iPhone 6 Plus and the 5.7 inches Galaxy Note 4.
It is also expected to have a 13 megapixel primary camera with autofocus, optical image stabilization, and dual-LED (ring) flash, while the secondary front camera is 2 megapixel. The device will run on Android OS, v5.0 Lollipop.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Chinese company Lenovo released the VIBE X2 two days ago and after just 48 hours Flipkart sold them out. Flipkart has the exclusive to sell the world’s first layered smartphone. Lenovo VIBE X2 is a mid-range smartphone that cost about Rs 19999 (US$325) which is a little pricey. However, Flipkart run a promotion adding 95% discounts on Lenovo’s innovative Smart Battery Layer for the Vibe X2 which will soon be available, 35% off on shopping on Myntra via the Myntra Android App and free pre-selected Flipkart eBooks. The Smart Battery Layer can be attached to the phone as one more layer and provides additional power.
Lenovo VIBE X2 Specification:
Display: 5 inchess 1080p full HD display
Processor: 2GHz octa core MediaTek 6595M processor
GPU: PowerVR G600
Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front
Memory: 2GB RAM, 32GB storage
Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat
Dimensions: 140.2 x 68.6 x 7.3mm
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Jawbone a San Francisco based technology and wearable products company unveiled two new devices in addition to their current line-up of fitness bands, The Up3 and Up Move.
The Up Move which is an entry level fitness wearable has a clip-on option just cost $49.99. It is equiped with an accelerometer that tracks steps, exercise, and calories burned. It can also monitors sleep. It can be worn on the user's wrist or clipped on to clothing. If you are just starting up with your fitness routine this is a great product. It is powered by a standard, replaceable watch batteries.
The Up3 is a high-end pricier fitness tracker. It has added functionality and it is the company’s smallest and lightest tracker yet. The combination of tri-axis accelerometer, bioimpedance sensors, and skin & ambient temperature sensors detects the user’s heart rate. It can also monitor the user’s resting heart rate, which the company said is an important indicator in overall heart health.
The Up3 can also monitors sleep and detects what type of workout the user is doing like jogging, running, swimming, tennis, or cross-training. However, you won't see any display on the bracelet. You will need a smartphone and the Jawbone fitness app in order to view the biometrics data it collects.
BOth device will be available at Jawbone.com, Amazon, Apple, Best Buy, and Target stores later this month.