Samsung Electronics Co. has released its Galaxy S IV smartphone.
The South Korean tech giant Samsung has already launched the newest addition to its line-up of handsets during a New York launch event. Its all-new Galaxy S IV is a move in solidifying the company’s domination in the smartphone market globally.
On Thursday, Samsung announced the release of Galaxy S IV with a feature of a 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display. This is a big jump towards a bigger and brighter screens for smartphones.
Galaxy S IV has a quad-core or octa-core processor that depends on the market where it will be release in both versions of third generation and long-term generation.
The tech giant is planning to give out the new model in the second quarter through 327 operators in over 150 countries. However, there was no scheduled date for this info.
According to Shin Jong-kyun of Samsung Electronics, Galaxy S IV will enhance the way people live, indicating to the new user experience features that were added to the new smartphone.
Samsung is continuing to gain more profit with its high-powered phones and gadgets.
The webOS software found a new home.
The famous webOS software of Hewlett-Packard is already sold to LG Electronics, a South Korean electronics company.
On Monday, the deal was announced by HP, which has gotten the company off of the centerpiece of its unfortunate purchase of $1.8 billion for Palm Inc. three years ago.
In 2011, HP used webOS as the facilitator into the tablet computer and smartphone market as well. However, the company immediately got rid of the mobile devices that runs on the software along with the failing revenues. As a result, HP decided to stop the development of the webOS for its own products and to give away the principal technology as open-source software for programmers everywhere in order to change for their personal necessities and prerequisites.
On the other hand, LG Electronics has larger plans for the software. Primarily, the webOS will be combined with a new line of Internet-connected televisions from the company. If this event becomes successful, then LG will consider selling household appliances and other gadgets running on webOS. The main concept of LG is to create a so-called “smart” home.
Moreover, along with the commitment of LG to webOS, the team of engineers who had been working on the software for HP will also be acquired by the company. However, it is not known if LG will also take over of the team’s offices or will move them to other locations.
Hewlett-Packard’s stocks recently dropped thirteen cents to close at $19.07.
In 2012, a survey data has shown that smartphone sales made a record high which has taken a large slice of the mobile market worldwide.
According too Strategy Analytics, a research form, smartphone shipments globally have increased to 43 percent to seven hundred million units last year. Samsung, the South Korean tech giant ranked first, capturing over thirty percent of the mobile market, further extending its lead against Apple and other competitions.
Moreover, the survey data also has shown smartphones accounted for close to half of the total 1.6 billion mobile units sold last year. For the total units sold, the market developed by just two percent, which highlighted to shifting to smartphones.
Samsung holds 30.4 percent followed by Apple which holds at 19.4 percent of the smartphone market worldwide.
Strategy Analytics’ Linda Sui stated that Apple and Samsung’s sales for smartphones were accounted for almost half of the total shipped smartphones globally in 2012. She further noted that Samsung and Apple has extensive distribution channels, attractive product portfolios, and large marketing budge, which enabled the top tech giants to have a tight grip on the industry.
Additionally, the data also presented that Nokia remained at its rank as the third largest vendor of smartphone in 2012.
Samsung, the South Korean electronics giant, is allegedly setting up to sue Apple over its newest iPhone, expecting it to have 4G LTE connectivity patents which Samsung is claiming to be their property.
According to the company, Apple has infringed their patent for fourth generation long-term evolution or better known as 4G LTE connectivity, which is suspected to be featured in the rumored latest iPhone 5.
On Monday, reports say that Samsung has made up their minds and take legal action immediately against the Cupertino-based company Apple, with countries in Europe and even U.S. as their major targets.
The decision is reportedly decided after speculations that iPhone 5 will be launched in South Korea, with its 4G LTE. Additionally, Apple was speculated to have agreed with local mobile carriers to release the iPhone with LTE features on the market for domestic telecom frequencies.
One source explained that Apple would not preferably release the latest iPhone with just a 3G-related patents.