Apple had a bumper third quarter as the company saw iPhone sales best analyst predictions, while Mac sales increased too. The result was a massive period, one that is traditionally Cupertino's slowest as customers await new products launching in the fall. The company?s fiscal Q4 (third quarter on the calendar) is typically a big period as new products start to take hold, and analysts are predicting good things for Apple's upcoming earnings call.
Sony may have only just started rolling out its new Xperia Z3 flagship, but we are already hearing plenty about the next version the Xperia Z4. Typically when rumors start for the next flagship device immediately after the launch of the latest model, we dismiss them, such as current iPhone 7 rumors for example. However, such is Sony's launch model, these rumors are actually worth paying attention to.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is one of the better large sized tablets on the market, even if it does have a few compromises. The slate is now getting a bump to the latest and greatest (well, almost) version of Google's Android operating system for those using the Note 10.1 2014 on the T-Mobile network.
HTC has a huge update around the corner for its 2013 One M7 smartphone with news that Android 5.0 Lollipop will be landing on the device within the next 90 days. However, before that happens the Sprint variant of the all-metal handset is getting a rather more minor bump, a mere sweeping of the boards according to the US carrier.
When Google first announced Android L (as it was then) at the company?s I/O developers conference back in June, a bunch of companies quickly laid down their plans for updating their devices. Now that Android 5.0 Lollipop has found its way to an official release, those companies are now reconfirming when their products will get a lick of brand new Android goodness.
The LG G3 is still doing well and sits among the current crop of flagships as a true competitor with some of the best specs and a slick design too. However, the smartphone world is always looking forward and so LG knows that it needs to build on the G3's momentum. The G4 is obviously still in development, but it was now be met with huge expectations when it lands next year, and seems LG is upping the ante again.
Google has confirmed its position as one of the world's biggest companies with a solid third quarter performance that was up from this time last year. Mountain View boosted revenue by 20% year on year to rake in $16.52 billion over the last three months. Of course, much of Google's revenue comes from other sources away from mobile (advertising chief among those), but mobile and Android are key to the company continuing to drive its business model.
I only had to see the great big jet fighter coming out of the screen of a smartphone to be sold on Samsung's new Exynos 7 Octa. However, the MobileBurn hierarchy thought a proper write up was in order, so here I am. The Korean company showed off the new processor today and cool image aside its seems to be a powerhouse chipset.
HTC has reconfirmed its plans for Android 5.0 Lollipop in the wake of the software getting an official roll out this week. You may remember that the Taiwanese company detailed its roadmap for updating high end devices when Android L was unveiled during the summer at Google's I/O event. Now that Lollipop is imminent the company though it a good time to remind its customers what they can expect in the coming months.
Sony was obviously watching Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop final release launch this week as the Japanese company has detailed its plans for the software, and boy are they robust. More than a few Sony handsets will be getting the bump to Lollipop as the company confirmed every device in its flagship Xperia Z range will be treated to the update.