When Samsung announced its overall company financials a few weeks ago it revealed a slip in profits. The Korean giant said this was because of decreased demand in its mobile division and warned that specific numbers for its mobile hardware would not make for pretty reading (if you are a Samsung fan).
Kantar Worldpanel uses consumer research, market trends, and manufacturer figures to create its respected monthly sales stats for mobile platforms.
IDC results for smartphone shipments in the second quarter of this year show that Samsung is still way out in front, but the Korean company is also the only one in the top 5 to drop sales and lose market share.
The trying times over at Blackberry mean that even the smallest good news is worthy of interest, but it always comes with a proverbial pinch of salt.
If we needed any proof of how well LG was doing with mobile we only had to take a look at the company's current G3 flagship. However, just to really show off how the Korean brand is becoming a force in the smartphone world, the company has just recorded its best quarter ever in its mobile division.
Apple has revealed its third quarter earnings and once again it has been an impressive three months for the company. Cupertino has seen growth in almost all areas of revenue and sales, while the results have once again confounded analyst predictions.
The fight between global authorities and tech companies over in app purchases took a turn for the better in favour of the consumer today. In Europe Google has decided to change the way in which it labels games and apps that include purchases after download.
All the recent noise coming from Microsoft has been that it would continue as normal with its newly acquired Nokia devices and services divisions. That meant Redmond would also keep pushing out Nokia's Android smartphones as well as its Windows Phone ones.
Corning has had the market cornered in recent years as the manufacturers go to company for screen displays with its Gorilla Glass. However, there is a new player in town in the form of sapphire displays, with Apple reported to be using the newer tech on its upcoming iPhone 6
The turbulent times at HTC never cease as the Taiwanese company gets ready to embark on an assault of the wearable market it loses two important executives.