Samsung have announced that they expect to sell 10 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S3 by the end of the financial year. This would mean it would reach the magical figure a mere 2 months after it’s release.
The phone will be a huge boost to Samsung’s underlying profit and will help their mobile business post a big second quarter result. This has also been helped by the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S3 has got some great reviews from around the world.
The phone is now available in over 147 countries and is performing well in emerging markets where Nokia continues to dominate for now.
The device has been popular as it features many new functions such as facial recognition, voice activated software similar to Siri and much more powerful hardware on-board.
Australia has been one of the best performing regions for Samsung. This is helped by the fact that Australian carriers offer some of the best phone deals in the world.
The Galaxy Nexus is the newest phone that will be a collaboration between Samsung and Google. The phone will have the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on board.
Android 4.0 is a complete rework of Software for Google. They did many community surveys to see what people thought of the device and where the issues with it lie. People overwhelmingly though that the device lacked uniformity across the interface. There were two many different fonts and styles and this resulted in the device’s interface looking messy and unorganised. If you compare it to Apple who strongly control and set their design requirements, there was a huge gap.
Google therefore did a lot of work in trying to bridge this gap. They did this by setting requirements for styles and fonts.
Another change they made was to rewrite the way that the notifications worked.
A cool feature that they have also added to the product is called face unlock.
Earlier this month, Apple released the next version of its mega successful iPhone, the iPhone 4S. The phone will be available on all the major carriers in Australia including Optus, Vodafone, Telstra and Virgin. The iPhone plans are quite reasonably priced and you don’t need to pay too much to get the phone for free.
It has been widely discussed what the new hardware features are such as the upgraded processor, Camera and antenna system, however not much has been said about the main user component, which is iOS 5. Here are a few new features that is in the software.
The first new feature is the notification center. This feature allows applications such as Facebook to notify you on screen of certain messages and events.
There is also a new application called iMessage which will allow you to message any other iPhone users who has the application for free. This feature will definitely annoy the carriers.
The iPhone 4S has been released in Australia and initial sales figures indicate a massive success for Apple. In Australia the iPhone plans are often priced so that you get the phone for free.
The iPhone 4S ships with the new iPhone operating system by Apple called iOS 5. iOS 5 has a number of excellent features that will entice users to the platform.
The first new feature is the ability for the iPhone 4S to update over the air. What this means is instead of having to connect your iPhone to iTunes on your Mac or PC, you can know update directly from the phone. This will save users a lot of time and effort and make the process a whole lot faster. They have also eliminated the need to download update files that are over 100mb.
The other new feature is Siri which allows you to perform tasks on your phone using voice.
If there was anything that was underestimated this year, it would be the iPhone 4S. No one would have thought that after the presentation last week, and the following reaction, that the iPhone would have achieved what it has this week.
Most analysts and public opinion predicted that this would most likely be the worst selling iPhone ever. Not because it wasn’t a good device, but because it wasn’t the iPhone 5. Instead, it looks like this iPhone will be the best selling ever. It has already broken its record for the best selling iPhone in a day by reportedly selling one million units.
The iPhone 4S prices are very similar to last years prices and start at $199. It is available on 3 carriers now including AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. The iPhone 4S plans vary in calls and data inclusions however they are mostly on par with each other.
The iPhone 4S is like a character home, Apple have preserved the quality shell however completely renovated the interior. The iPhone 4S has been upgraded to include a new A5 processor. This processor is a dual core processor and is the same one that is used in the iPad 2.
The iPhone also includes a new 8 megapixel camera, however it isn’t your normal camera upgrade. The camera has been dramatically improved to include better sensors to allow it to take magnificent photos even in low light conditions. It also includes the ability to take full HD 1080P videos.
The iPhone 4S also has a dual antenna system which theoretically allows it to download at speeds twice as fast as it previously could. Apple has announced that the iPhone 4S can download at speeds of up to 14.4Mbps. Of course this is highly dependent on the environment and would most likely not reach this speed in normal working conditions.