Posts Tagged ‘smartphones’

Samsung ships 56.9 million smartphones in Q3 2012 – the most smartphone units every sold by any vendor

// October 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

sung shipped a stunning 56.9 million Android-based smartphone units in the third quarter of 2012, the most units any smartphone vendor has ever shipped. Of the 162 million smartphones sold in the third quarter, Samsung’s share adds up to a massive 35% of the total market share as Samsung seemingly shrugs off legal attacks launched […]

Rumor central – what surprises to expect at Google’s hastily arranged October 29 New York City event

// October 21st, 2012 // 1 Comment » // Hardware

There are lots of rumors flying around regarding Google’s hastily arranged October 29, 2012 event in New York City (six days after Apple reveals its iPad mini and the same day as Microsoft’s event in San Francisco). Filtering out all the fluff and sorting out what makes the most sense, here’s what Geek Slop thinks […]

Rumor: Amazon in talks to buy TI mobile chip division bringing vertical business model more in line with Apple and Samsung

// October 15th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hardware

Rumors are circulating that Amazon is looking to buy Texas Instruments’ (TI) smartphone and table oriented OMAP chips division, bringing its table business model more in line with Apple and Samsung. Recall that TI recently announced that it was exiting the smartphone and OMAP chip business and moving its focus to embedded platforms (particularly in […]

New comScore figures show Samsung retaining top position with Apple gaining some ground

// October 2nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

The latest comScore figures show Samsung still at the top of the smartphone market share ratings with a 25.7% share of the market although the change from the prior 3-month period was flat. LG remains second with a 19.1% market share and Apple comes in 3rd with 19.1%, an increase of 2.1% from May 2012. […]

CyanogenMod replaces ROM Manager with own custom OTA updater

// October 1st, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

If you are a CyanogenMod fan, you’re familiar with the ROM Manager, the application that is used to download and apply CyanogenMod custom Android ROM updates to smartphones. CyanogenMod has announced that they are replacing ROM Manger, which is not open source software, with their own customer OTA (over the air) ROM updater.