Apple is continuing to make significant strides in the enterprise market and through the third quarter of this year (June 1 to September 30) the company was responsible for 66% of all enterprise devices activated. The company's iOS platform, which includes iPhones and iPads, led the way in the market and rose 2% compared to the 64% enterprise activations in the second quarters.
Whenever smartphone sales figures are announced we of course discuss how Samsung is comfortably atop the pile and how Apple is second, and how the two companies are both doing very well for themselves. However, below Sammy and Apple there is a huge battle going on for third place in the market, and this folks is where the action is at.
Amazon doesn't really need Black Friday to run a deal, the online retail giant is always having offers, especially for mobile apps (really, every Android users should get Amazon's Store for this reason alone). However, when Black Friday does come around Amazon goes suitably deal crazy, and 2015 will be no different judging by these announced offers.
Sony is apparently exploring the idea of producing its own in-house processors, according to Digititmes out of Taiwan. If true, the Japanese company would join the likes of Apple, Samsung, Huawei, and LG as brads that make processors, although only Apple from those companies uses its own silicon exclusively.
When you look at smartphone sales charts you will see Samsung leading Apple at the top of the market by a significant margin, while the result is even more emphatic if you compare Android sales to those of iOS. However, in terms of making cold hard cash (which of course is the reason why all companies are in the industry) Apple is simply unstoppable.
Last year Apple put itself into the finance sector with Apple Pay, the company?s mobile payment system that has been well received by consumers. However, according to the Wall Street Journal, Cupertino has wider aspirations and is going to launch a rival to PayPal during 2016.
Black Friday is imminent, which means retailers around the country will be offering huge deals on everything, including consumer electronics and smartphones. Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the United States, will be among those slashing prices on numerous products in the mobile sector. A leaked copy of the company's Black Friday circular leaflet has leaked online.
Samsung's Exynos 7420 has been consistently the best performing chipset on the market this year, but it has possibly met its match with the launch of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and the imminent unveiling of Huawei's Kirin 950. A day after Qualcomm unveiled the 820 Samsung has responded by announcing the new Exynos 8 Octa 8890 chipset.
Chinese company Xiaomi is reportedly going to ditch LCD panels in favor of OLED screens next year and the company will select LG as the supplier of those displays. A report in Korea suggests that the two companies are currently in negotiation for Xiaomi to adopt LG?s components for OLED supplies.
Qualcomm is putting the problems of the Snapdragon 810 firmly behind it with the launch of the Snapdragon 820, a new flagship chipset that was launched today. Of course, the arrival of Qualcomm's new flag waving silicon has wide ramifications for the rest of the smartphone industry as many of the next generation of high end handsets will be packing this processor.