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Samsung devices are extremely popular in South Korea. Well, this is much due to the fact that one of the world’s biggest smartphone and tablet manufacturer is actually based in this country. Nevertheless, according to the latest research conducted by mobile industry analyst firm Flurry, Apple’s iPhone and iPad still hold about 14% of the market here.
Rovio has come up with a new Angry Birds Star Wars 2 gameplay trailer. The long-expected game is said to be released very soon - on September 19th. As to the price, it won’t be higher than $0.99. Here’s what we should expect (via
The new game will tackle the prequels, introducing a wide roster of never-before-seen Angry Birds Star Wars characters, and letting you play with over 30 of them!
To complement this wide lineup of characters, there will also be a line of over 30 collectable TELEPODS figures from Hasbro. Placing these figures onto your phone or tablet camera will scan your character of choice directly into the game, allowing you to select new characters on the fly.
Angry Birds Star Wars 2 will be available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices.
The latest report from NetApplications shows that Apple’s mobile web share has fallen 11% in the last 12 months. The main reason for such fall is probably the mass production of cheap Android smartphones and tablets that become more and more popular in Europe and Asia. Looks like things aren’t so good for the company from Cupertino.
According to survey results released Sunday, iOS' share of Web usage hit an all-time low of 54.9% in August, down 11 percentage points (16.7%) from the 65.9% it held in August 2012. Android, meanwhile, surged to 28.1% from 21% last year, up 7.1 points (34.3%).
Anyway, there’re still some chances for Apple to get out of serious troubles. Yes, I’m now talking about the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C releases as well as about the two new iPads, which are expected to be unveiled this fall.
On August 16 PopCap introduced the highly awaited Plants vs Zombies sequel. Ten days ago it reached the level of sixteen million downloads. Today it was announced that the game was downloaded twenty-five million times. It means that nearly a million copies were downloaded every day.
It is also stated that the number of Plants vs. Zombies 2 downloads is bigger that the total number of the original Plants vs. Zombies game.
In fact the two games can hardly be compared, as he original one is a paid-app, while the sequel can be
SonyAlphaRumors has published new photos and information about the accessory.
Jessica Lessin, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, claims that the company from Cupertino has recently acquired another firm, which can possibly help to improve Apple’s Maps application. This time its Embark - a small outfit that works on apps for navigating mass transit.
It is also stated in the report that in the year 2013 20% of iPhone customers switched from Android, while the figure of those who forsook iPhone for Samsung is only 7%.
The key figures of the report:
● 42% of Apple's U.S. customers between July 2012 and June 2013 were upgrading from another iPhone
● 43% of Samsung's customers had previously owned an Android phone, but not necessarily one made by Samsung
● 37% of Samsung buyers were upgrading from so-called feature phones, the figure for Apple is only 26%
● Among brand-switchers, Samsung took from Apple 11%, while Apple gained three times as many(33%)
● Among these switchers, Samsung drew customers from HTC, Motorola (GOOG), and Nokia (NOK), while Apple took mostly from Blackberry (BBRY)
Have a look at the charts to find out some new figures.
Apple’s App Store revenue still remains higher than the Google Play’s revenue. Although the Google’s store has had a substantial increase in growth over the past six months, the company from Cupertino still makes more money on selling apps.
According to analyst Trip Chowdhry, the Managing Director of Equity Research at Global Equities Research, the coming launch of new iPhones will be the most successful one in all history of Cupertino company.
"The new iPhones will be massively successful," Chowdhry told Benzinga this morning. "This will be the most successful product launch ever in the history of Apple."
Google Maps app for iOS and Android are now showing 'relevant ads'. Starting this day, each time you search for a particular place e.g. cafe or restaurant on top of the list you’ll the businesses that pay Google to be promoted.
Apple is again raising the issue of patent wars with Samsung. Cupertino company is planning to ask a U.S. appeals court to ban certain Samsung devices that were found in violation of Apple patents. It is not long since Obama vetoes the ban placed on Apple products for a similar reason.
The company will ask a U.S. appeals court tomorrow to block sales of Samsung models a California jury found violated patents for the iPhone’s look and features. Later, a U.S. trade agency is expected to say if it will halt some Samsung imports based on other Apple patent-infringement claims.
WhatsApp will get a Voice Messages feature. This is the official information from the application developers. On the video below you may see the instructions on how to send and receive the voice messages from your friends and acquaintances.
It was reported earlier this week that Apple executive Bob Mansfield has given up his management duties at Apple. He is rumored to have focused on 'special projects', concerning development of new products for Cupertino company. So his responsibilities will be taken over by other executives.
Dan Riccio will be responsible for Apple's antenna design team. Moreover, he will still lead the department of Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod engineering. Dan Riccio was promoted to lead Apple's hardware engineering teams when Bob Mansfield first retired last year.
Jeff Williams will acquire the job of managing Apple's special projects engineering teams. He is the Senior Vice President for Operations and has bee working with Tim Cook for years now. Though it is Mansfield who will focus on Apple's newest and most innovative designs. Thus he will not be distracted with management issues any longer.
iOS market share has grown over the past year. According to the latest Kantar research, by the end of the June quarter, Apple had 42.5% of the U.S. mobile device market, while Google with its Android - 51.5%.