Tag Archives: 2015

Android and Samsung’s US numbers surged in Q4 2015, Apple’s dropped

Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0 Global iPhone sales set a new all-time record during the holiday season (ahead of a radical projected decline), while Samsung reported an unprecedented quarterly dip, so you’d probably expect the US mobile market to have gone with the worldwide flow. But surprise, surprise, the Galaxy actually increased its share of American smartphone subscribers, from 27.6 percent between July and ... Read More »

Xiaomi topped China’s smartphone market in 2015

Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0 Although Xiaomi may not have shipped quite as many smartphones last year as some had been expecting, data from Canalys and Strategy Analytics suggests that Xiaomi was still the largest smartphone manufacturer in China in 2015. Last year, Xiaomi missed its 80 million sales target by just under 10 million units. This figure was already revised down from a ... Read More »

Smartphone shipments hit a record 1.43 billion units in 2015

Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0 According to IDC, a record 1.43 billion smartphones were shipped globally in 2015, an increase of 10.1% over last year’s number. For the fourth quarter of 2015, shipments hit 399.5 million units, a rise of 5.7% from the final three month period of 2014. Samsung led the way in the fourth quarter, shipping 85.6 million handsets world-wide for a ... Read More »

Samsung spent $14 billion for R&D in 2015, Apple climbs to the top 20 with $6 billion

Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0                     Samsung has been the world’s second-largest R&D spender after Volkswagen for a few years now, and 2015 was no exception, as you can see from the comparison table above. The electronics juggernaut poured the staggering $14.1 billion in research and development of new technologies last year, just shy of ... Read More »

Xiaomi misses 2015 smartphone shipment target

Share0Share1Share0Share2Share0Share0   Smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Friday it had shipped more than 70 million handsets in 2015, undershooting its own target and casting doubts about the growth prospects of China’s most valuable tech startup in a cut-throat market. The figure was announced in a photo featuring Xiaomi president Lin Bin which was posted on the company’s microblog with ... Read More »

Best Android phones (January 2015)

Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0 With Android thoroughly dominating the mobile industry, picking the best Android smartphones is almost synonymous with choosing the best smartphones, period. But while Android phones have few real opponents on other platforms, internal competition is incredibly fierce. From sleek devices that impress with premium design, to powerhouses brimming with features, to all-around great devices, and affordable phones that punch above ... Read More »

Top 5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0Welcome to the first Android Apps Weekly of 2016! Here are the headlines from the last week: After about a month, Google has re-instated the little known app called Cybrary. This is actually an educational application that will teach you about Cyber Security. It was booted from the Play Store after Google mistook it for a hacking app, which it ... Read More »

Andronewsoft this week – January 3, 2016

Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0  Happy New Year, Android fans! The last week of 2015 brought us hot rumors on the Galaxy S7 and the LG G5, a close look at the Xiaomi Mi 5, proof that Google Glass is living on, Google’s move from Oracle’s Java APIs, and a slew of Android Marshmallow update news. Inside AA HQ 2015 has been a banner ... Read More »

2015: A year in review,Smartphone manufacturers

Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0 Introduction As if it was yesterday when we were cheering and looking towards a year full of promising devices and events to cover. Yet, 12 months passed like nothing, and 2016 is already knocking on our door! But before we say goodbye to 2015 and move on to the bigger, better things that hopefully await us, we’re keen on ... Read More »

Android Weekly December 27, 2015

Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0            Happy Holidays, Android fans! This week brought us rumors about the Galaxy S7’s release date, Marshmallow update news, rumors about Google’s plans for a new messaging service, the release of the Galaxy A9, HTC One X9, and new generation LG G Pad, more reports about the Xiaomi Mi 5, and a slew of Google ... Read More »