It is hard to see where Samsung's huge 18.4-inch Galaxy View tablet is going to fit into the market. It is not a true PC or laptop competitor because Android lacks the overall functionality of a full PC OS like Windows. It may also be a tough sell as a tablet, simply too large to carry around while we guess some games and apps won?t refit to the size. We will know soon enough when we get our hands on the View, it has rolled out in the United States today.
Samsung is going after Apple in Russia by offering a deal that makes it more affordable to get the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+. The Korean giant says that a trade in of the Apple iPhone 5 of iPhone 5s (both older devices) will get you a certificate that slashes the price of its two latest flagships.
Samsung received some huge news today as it was revealed the company's own Tizen platform as overtaken BlackBerry as the fourth largest mobile platform on the market. That is according to Strategy Analytics (which is always right by the way), with Samsung's OS apparently surpassing BlackBerry during the third quarter running June 1 through September 30.
There has been plenty of analysis about Samsung current market position, with the company still out in front but sales generally declining. The Korean giant is still thriving, but there are some who even suggest that the company may leave the smartphone business entirely. The CEO of Samsung Electronics Kwon Oh-hyun has now said that the company is still in the process of restructuring in the wake of a tough 2014.
India may just appear like just another market that Samsung dominates, but it is much more than that; it is arguably the most important smartphone market right now. It will probably worry Samsung that its place at the top of the Indian pile is being disintegrated, something the company has had to contend with in other markets.
Sometimes analysts get things right, other times they get them wrong. It is the nature of the beast, but sometimes analysts go completely crazy and offer us some market information that seems entirely invented. We will let you decide which category the following tidbit regarding Samsung falls into.
We revealed yesterday that Samsung could be considering Sony's imagine sensors for the camera of its upcoming Galaxy S7 flagship. While that may well be the case, a report today suggests that the company is considering actually lowering the megapixel count of its sensor and not raising it.
Samsung's budget Galaxy J3 smartphone (SM-J3109) has passed through the FCC for sales in the United States. We have been hearing about this handset for some time, but Samsung has yet to confirm the release of the Galaxy J3. The listing at the FCC reveals that the handset has LTE, 3G, and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Samsung introduced the Galaxy View yesterday, a giant tablet with an 18.4-inch screen, but while the company detailed the specs it did not say when the View will arrive or indeed how much it would cost. It wouldn't be much of a story if details on those two things were not now trickling in, so thankfully that is exactly what is happening.
We recently reported that the sequels to the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A7 had passed through benchmark software, showing their specs along the way. Follow ups for the Galaxy A5 and the Galaxy A8 were absent, but it seems that at least the former does exist as the new Galaxy A5 has received its Bluetooth certification.