News tagged ‘Nokia’
According to the latest report from a research firm called Flurry Analytics, Apple continued to dominate the holiday sales in 2015. 49.1% of new handsets purchased and activated during the holiday period turned out to be iPhones.
According to the latest report from Canaccord Genuity, Apple takes 92% of the entire smartphone market profits with only 20% share of smartphone sales. As noted by the analysts, back in 2007, when the guys from Cupertino introduced the iPhone, two-thirds of the smartphone market profits were taken by Nokia. In 2012, the profits of Apple and Samsung were nearly equal, however, since that time, the situation has changed and now we see that Apple is far more successful that its South Korean rival.
Several interesting images have recently appeared on the Internet. These images show us the cancelled smartwatch developed by Nokia last year. This wearable device could have become a potential Apple Watch rival, however, after Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, the development of the smartwatch was stopped. The smartwatch codenamed Moonraker was introduced at Mobile World Congress in 2014.
Apple has recently expanded its trade-in program in United States, Canada and a number of European countries to include Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone smartphones. What this means is that if you have a Sony, Samsung, LG, HTC, Nokia or BlackBerry device, you may change it for a discount that may be used when purchasing the iPhone. Moreover, from now on you can not only trade-in your older device directly in the Apple Store, you can mail it to Apple. As you may see, the guys from Cupertino do their best to make people get rid of their non-Apple smartphones and buy iPhones instead.
According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, Samsung users are more satisfied with their gadgets than Apple users. In particular, the satisfaction rate grew 6.6% over the last 12 months to 81%. If to speak about Apple, it saw a 2.5% decrease in customer satisfaction in 2014. “Only” 79% of users are fully satisfied with their iPhones.
According to the latest report from a research firm Flurry, more than a half of new mobile devices activated during the Christmas week were Apple’s iPhones. This means that the sales results of the holiday quarter will surely please the guys from Cupertino.
To be precise, I should say that Apple accounted for 51.3% of new smartphone activations in the period of time between December 19th and December 25th. As to the closest rivals, they include Samsung with 17.7%, Nokia with 5.8%, Sony with 1.6% and LG with 1.4% of activated devices. As you may see in the chart below, the gap between Apple and its rival from South Korea is massive.
According to the latest statistics from Google, Apple’s iPhone 6 has topped the rating of the most popular and trending tech searches of 2014. Moreover, the long-anticipated Apple Watch has managed to get the eighth spot and the iPad Air - the tenth place of the same rating published by the search giant.
At the annual two-day Mobile Pwn2Own conference held earlier this week by HP, several groups of developers managed to find a number of bugs in iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms and successfully hacked Apple's iPhone 5s, Samsung's Galaxy S5, Google's Nexus 5, Microsoft's Nokia Lumia 1520 and Amazon's Fire Phone. What I find interesting is that the hackers were able to get full control over all of the handsets except for one. You will never guess, which device turned out to be the most reliable.
Microsoft has recently released two new ads mocking Apple's virtual assistant called Siri. The first is called Lost and describes the ability of Microsoft's virtual assistant to warn users about coming late to important meetings, parties etc. using recent traffic data. The second commercial is called Remind Me and it tells us about Cortana's ability to remind users about the people-related tasks. For example, when the user is talking with somebody on a phone, Cortana can remind to congratulate with this person with birthday (if this person is actually celebrating his or her birthday on that day).
Both ads are available below. You may take a look.
Microsoft has recently released a new ad, where company’s virtual assistant Cortana is compared to Apple’s Siri. In the short video we may see how Cortana successfully performs a number of contextually-aware tasks using several popular services. Siri, surprisingly, failed to perform the same task.
Apple has reportedly hired Ari Partinen, a senior camera engineer at Nokia. According to what he has recently posted on his Twitter, he will start working for the company from Cupertino as soon as in June.
Nokia a few days ago released a new ad for its Lumia 2520 tablet. To say it’s another video that compares Windows 8 tablet to Apple’s iPad is to say nothing. Anyway, you’d better watch the short clip yourself.
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Nokia has released a new ad for its most recent tablet running Windows 8 - Lumia 2520. To be honest, the gadget looks pretty much the same as Windows Surface, but, unlike the Microsoft’s creation, features a separate physical keyboard equipped with a powerful battery that lets the tablet work for as many as 16 hours on a single charge. Impressive, don’t you think so?
Judge Paul S. Grewal has ordered Samsung to explain why it should not be sanctioned for leaking Apple’s secret documents. Earlier this month, South-Korean company executives somehow discovered the details of the confidential Nokia-Apple patent license. It goes without saying that Apple appealed to the court in order to request sanctions against Samsung.