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iOS Gains on Android in the US
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 04, 2015

ComScore has revealed its latest data showing the state of the mobile platform industry in the United States, and the results show that Apple is continuing to make ground on Android in its home country. However, while Apple's business model is thriving in most markets, the US is one of the few regions where its iOS is catching Android. Not that it particularly matters at the moment because both platforms are doing very well based on their respective ideals and are dominating the global market.

OnePlus 2 Sells 30,000 Units in China in 65 Seconds
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 04, 2015

If you live in China you will be able to buy the OnePlus 2 without the frustrating and annoying invite system, a perk of being from OnePlus' home nation we guess. Another perk is the fact that Chinese customers have already been able to get the handsets, while the rest of us have to wait for the invite system to open August 11th. Those consumers lapped the device up too, with 30,000 units selling in just 64 seconds.

Sony Schedules IFA Event for September 2
By Luke Jones on Monday August 03, 2015

With the August sun shining bright it is time to cast an eye to the IFA trade expo in Berlin, which is now just a month away. The event will get underway September 4 through September 9, so expect plenty of smartphone manufacturers to announce their events in the coming weeks. Sony for example already has, sending out invites for its September 2 launch event.

Apple Concedes Chinese Number 1 Position to Xiaomi
By Luke Jones on Monday August 03, 2015

Apple is no longer the best-selling smartphone manufacturer in China, a statement that has an air of inevitability about it. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus had put Apple at the top of the pile in China over the last quarter, but it was a position the company was unlikely to maintain as sales slowed (still impressive nonetheless). The companies taking Apple's crown are Xiaomi at number one and Huawei number two.

iPad Decline Mirrors Tablet Market Slip
By Luke Jones on Thursday July 30, 2015

Apple's iPad has declined in sales for six consecutive quarters, and while that has to be very worrying for the company the drop actually matches with an overall market trend. Slate sales have been falling for nearly two years and show no signs of recovering, and while the iPad's decline is more rapid than the overall market slip it is still the best selling individual tablet on the market.

T-Mobile adds more than 1 Million Postpaid Subscribers
By Luke Jones on Thursday July 30, 2015

T-Mobile's amazing success continued as the carrier added over 1 million postpaid subscribers for the fourth consecutive quarter. The Magenta Network announced its financials for the quarter ending June 30th and revealed that 760,000 of those new customers were postpaid phone subscribers. Overall the company said that 2.1 million additions were made net, marking the ninth straight quarter that over 1 million new net customers have been added.

Samsung Sales Decline but Company Holds Market Dominance
By Luke Jones on Thursday July 30, 2015

Samsung has been the biggest global smartphone brand for several years, but while the company's position at the top is unlikely to change anytime soon, there are certain things happening within the market, resulting in rivals gaining ground. By rivals we of course mainly mean Apple, as Cupertino saw its share of the market rise through the second quarter of the year, with Samsung's lead shrinking.

LG Announces Mobile Profit of 1.2 Cents Per Device
By admin on Wednesday July 29, 2015

LG's mobile division is riding a rollercoaster at the moment. The huge success of the G3 flagship last year elevated the company to the upper echelons of the market, but sales of the replacement G4 (a fantastic smartphone regardless) have tempered expectations and LG may lose money this year and not meet sales estimates. That said, the company is still in contention for top five smartphone manufacturers globally and thanks to its screen tech has a cash cow beyond its own hardware.

Google to Buy LG? Rumor Denied as Shares Rise
By admin on Wednesday July 22, 2015

There has been a rather surprising rumor out of South Korea today with several reports suggesting that Google is interested in buying electronics giant LG. The result has been LG's shares soaring at the prospect of the company falling under the wing of the Android owner.

Apple iPhone Sales Beat Wall Street, iPad Struggles Again
By Luke Jones on Tuesday July 21, 2015

Apple today released sales and financial figures for its fiscal third quarter and the news is good for the iPhone and Apple Watch, but continues to be very worrying for the iPad. The company bested Wall Street expectations, but only just, and after a number of periods of decimating analyst predictions there was a backlash. Apple's shares tumbled after the earnings call, but the raw figures remain impressive.