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Samsung's New Quad Core Application Processor Drives Advanced Feature Sets in Smartphones and Tablets

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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, today introduced the industry's first quad-core application processor built on the High-k Metal Gate (HKMG) low-power process technology. With unprecedented performance capabilities exceeding 1.4GHz based on the ARM® CORTEXTM A9 quad-core, the powerful, yet energy-efficient Exynos 4 Quad, allows system-level architects to integrate maximized power efficiencies into smartphones and tablets which enables double the processing power at a 20 percent lower power bill over its predecessor, the 45nm process-based Exynos 4 Dual. Read more inside..

Samsung's New Quad Core Application Processor Drives Advanced Feature Sets in Smartphones and Tablets

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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, today introduced the industry's first quad-core application processor built on the High-k Metal Gate (HKMG) low-power process technology. With unprecedented performance capabilities exceeding 1.4GHz based on the ARM® CORTEXTM A9 quad-core, the powerful, yet energy-efficient Exynos 4 Quad, allows system-level architects to integrate maximized power efficiencies into smartphones and tablets which enables double the processing power at a 20 percent lower power bill over its predecessor, the 45nm process-based Exynos 4 Dual. Read more inside..

Gartner's Q3 2011 smartphone figures: Samsung on top globally, Android tops 50 percent share

"Worldwide sales of mobile devices totaled 440.5 million units in the third quarter of 2011, up 5.6 percent from the same period last year, according to Gartner, Inc. Non-smartphone devices performed well, driven by demand in emerging markets for low-cost devices from white-box manufacturers, and for dual-subscriber identity module (SIM) devices.
Sales into the channel reached 460 million units. Gartner analysts said this increase was because of inventory build-up in the channel partly because of the shipping of new devices late in the quarter but mostly to prepare the channel for the holiday season. Gartner expects most of the build-up to be sold by the first quarter of 2012." Read more inside..

Adobe confirms Flash Player is dead for mobile devices

"It's the end of an era as Adobe has confirmed that it will no longer be developing its Flash Player for mobile devices. Instead Adobe will be focusing on HTML5 and Adobe-AIR native apps for the major mobile platforms. Adobe's VP Danny Winokur explained the decision:
Our future work with Flash onmobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash develoeprs to package native apps with Adobe-AIR for all major app stores. We will no longer continue to develop Flash Player in the browser to work with new mobile device configurations (chipset, browser, OS version, etc) following the upcoming release of Flash Player 11.1 for Android and BlackBerry PlayBook. We will of course continue to provide critical bug fixes and security updates for existing device configurations. We will also allow our source code licensees to continue working on and release their own implementations. " via mobile-review.com

Preview of Bada 2.0 at mobile review.com

"Bada 2.0 features the new Touch Wiz overlay with a number of significant changes. Firstly, the lock screen now has only one designated widget panel – it has a square icon in the screen menu. It only supports native Samsung widgets like contacts, calendar, news feed etc. you cannot add other widgets here but you can have them on the other screens. You can create shortcuts to web pages, create folders and even separate files. Quite possibly in the future adding third party widgets will be available." Read more here:

Preview of Bada 2.0 at mobile review.com

"Bada 2.0 features the new Touch Wiz overlay with a number of significant changes. Firstly, the lock screen now has only one designated widget panel – it has a square icon in the screen menu. It only supports native Samsung widgets like contacts, calendar, news feed etc. you cannot add other widgets here but you can have them on the other screens. You can create shortcuts to web pages, create folders and even separate files. Quite possibly in the future adding third party widgets will be available." Read more here:

BlackBerry Might Have Slipped To Single Digit Marketshare

"Crads on the table folks, RIM hasn't been doing too well lately and their recent earnings report for Q2 only added to their decline. Some quick numbers first: BlackBerry subscribers did in fact rise 40% to 70 million or so, which is the highest level ever. However, it's pretty much all downhill from there; net income dropped by a colossal 60%; average selling price dropped too, and operating margin fell from 21% to just 13%. That looks pretty bad for RIM, but there's worse to come I'm afraid. An independent analyst, Horace Dediu, noted that RIM's global marketshare may have slipped into single digits during the past quarter. RIM managed to ship a total of 10.6 million devices, which is short of their own estimate of between 11 million and 12.5 million. It's even short of some very conservative estimates for RIM's performance. Dediu states:
In terms of the competition, 10.6 million units is less than half what Apple or Samsung sold in its prior quarter. It's also less than what HTC sold. RIM's volume rank will likely go to fifth place as a smartphone vendor.

To be clear the actual figures for global rankings will not be available for another month or so, but Dediu points out that with the general market trend of growing at 77% these sort of figures from RIM indicate that a single digit marketshare globally could very well be on the cards." via mobile-review.com

BlackBerry Might Have Slipped To Single Digit Marketshare

"Crads on the table folks, RIM hasn't been doing too well lately and their recent earnings report for Q2 only added to their decline. Some quick numbers first: BlackBerry subscribers did in fact rise 40% to 70 million or so, which is the highest level ever. However, it's pretty much all downhill from there; net income dropped by a colossal 60%; average selling price dropped too, and operating margin fell from 21% to just 13%. That looks pretty bad for RIM, but there's worse to come I'm afraid. An independent analyst, Horace Dediu, noted that RIM's global marketshare may have slipped into single digits during the past quarter. RIM managed to ship a total of 10.6 million devices, which is short of their own estimate of between 11 million and 12.5 million. It's even short of some very conservative estimates for RIM's performance. Dediu states:
In terms of the competition, 10.6 million units is less than half what Apple or Samsung sold in its prior quarter. It's also less than what HTC sold. RIM's volume rank will likely go to fifth place as a smartphone vendor.

To be clear the actual figures for global rankings will not be available for another month or so, but Dediu points out that with the general market trend of growing at 77% these sort of figures from RIM indicate that a single digit marketshare globally could very well be on the cards." via mobile-review.com

Samsung debuts a trio of new bada 2.0 powered Wave smartphones, in the lead of Wave 3

" Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the launch of the flagship 4" chic smartphone Wave 3, the social-powerhouse Wave M and the smart-start Wave Y. All three devices, borne of Samsung's heritage in innovation, are powered by Samsung's own new bada 2.0 platform which brings together a wide variety of new capabilities including multi-tasking, Wi-Fi Direct, voice recognition and Near Field Communication (optional). It enables smartphone users to experience advanced services such as photo and file sharing without Internet networking, mobile payment and transport pass-card recharge.ChatON is Samsung's proprietary mobile communication service that works across all major mobile devices. A global cross-platform communication service links all your friends and contacts instantly. Micro-communities can be set up through group chat, while a web client allows the sharing of content and conversations between mobile and PC." Read more inside..

 

Samsung debuts a trio of new bada 2.0 powered Wave smartphones, in the lead of Wave 3

" Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the launch of the flagship 4" chic smartphone Wave 3, the social-powerhouse Wave M and the smart-start Wave Y. All three devices, borne of Samsung's heritage in innovation, are powered by Samsung's own new bada 2.0 platform which brings together a wide variety of new capabilities including multi-tasking, Wi-Fi Direct, voice recognition and Near Field Communication (optional). It enables smartphone users to experience advanced services such as photo and file sharing without Internet networking, mobile payment and transport pass-card recharge.ChatON is Samsung's proprietary mobile communication service that works across all major mobile devices. A global cross-platform communication service links all your friends and contacts instantly. Micro-communities can be set up through group chat, while a web client allows the sharing of content and conversations between mobile and PC." Read more inside..