HTC is almost certainly readying Android Lollipop 5.0 for its HTC One M8 flagship, the company said the update would come by the end of this month. The first move towards that is now happening as the Taiwanese company is updating its own Sense UI to a Lollipop ready version, with its international One M8 getting the patch now.
Things really could not be going any better for Apple. The company has announced record profits and record sales of the iPhone, while the device has enjoyed considerable growth in key markets since the company switched to a larger screen. The previously cool Chinese market has gone red hot for Cupertino with fantastic sales, and now research company Canalys says Apple is now the premier smartphone maker in China.
ZTE has been rolling out a few budget friendly smartphones of late and the Chinese company is at it again with the S6. The handset is the latest low end smartphone to tackle Xiaomi and Meizu, the latter company launched the Blue Charm for $112 today.
Most of Samsung's handsets are still waiting on the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop, including the company's latest Galaxy Note 4 flagship. Ironically the older Galaxy Note 3 looks like it will beat its newer sibling to the punch, with SamMobile reporting that the Russian version of the handsets (SM-N900) is now receiving the bump to Android 5.0.
Simply put, no other smartphone company has ever put together the kind of earnings call that Apple offered last night. Cupertino sold 74 million iPhones and raked in $18 billion in profit, selling more devices, at a higher cost, and for more money. However, it was not just a record breaking quarter for the tech industry, it was the best quarter in business... ever.
Xiaomi has made a huge impact in the Chinese market and because Huawei is also from China, it is easy to think that the both are huge rivals. However, according to Huawei chief Richard Yu, Xiaomi is not actually the company's main rival, instead that accolade goes to Korean giant and market leader, Samsung.
Sony's recent woes have been well documented. The Japanese electronics giant has had an amazing fall from grace, laying off tens of thousands of workers, selling property, selling its VAIO PC business and still failing to claw out of the red. The Smartphone business has done okay, but it struggling to hit the big time, and even that is now resulting in consequences.
Apple is celebrating its historic earnings call today, with the company breaking records for quarterly revenue and income. However, looking to the future, there are plenty out there who want to know when the Apple Watch will be released. After-all, it has been a long time is it was announced way back in September.
AT&T has its sights set on becoming the top carrier in North America after buying Nextel Mexico earlier this week and the company is coming off a strong 2014 to bolster those prospects. The second largest carrier in the US added 1.9 million wireless customers through the fourth quarter and 5.6 million through 2014, while operating income stood at $3.2 billion for the last calendar period of last year.
Motorola usually likes to celebrate holidays with a good sale, and this Valentina's Day will be no different. That American brand is starting a series of deals starting from February 2, and there are some big savings to be had.