8 Of The 10 Top Android Devices In Use Belong To Samsung

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Android#Samsung Samsung’s NooseThe breadth of Samsung’s offerings is choking the rest of the Android manufacturer ecosystem. Samsung controls 47% of the total Android ecosystem, according to Localytics. Essentially, Samsung is taking all the market share and profits while would-be competitors like HTC, LG and Motorola battle for scraps. Earning reports bear this out. HTC announced earnings on Monday and was down to $2.03 billion for Q4 2012, a paltry sum compared to Samsung and Apple. Google is raking in about $1 billion a quarter from Motorola. The Droid Razr was the only non-Samsung smartphone to break the top 10.The squeeze from Samsung will eventually force Android competitors (and non-Android players like BlackBerry and Nokia) to a breaking point. Manufacturers can only go so long with slim sales and profit margins before they have to abandon pursuit of smartphone market share. This will hit mobile-only companies, like HTC and Motorola, especially hard – while a company like LG can hold out longer against Samsung with its more diverse product base that includes other electronics like televisions. Amazon is a misnomer in this equation. The e-commerce king sells its Fire series essentially at cost, hoping to make profits from its growing ecosystem of content and apps. Amazon can afford to be patient as it attempts to grow market share with its tablets while awaiting the time when it could possibly release its own series of Amazon-branded Android smartphones. Apple’s MotivationsLooking at the top 10 list of Android devices, the motivations for Apple’s global campaign against Samsung in patent courts becomes clear. Samsung’s long tail of devices is extremely valuable to the company, represented here with strong numbers for the Galaxy S II, original Note, Galaxy Ace, Y and Epic 4G.When Apple won its $1.05 billion patent award against Samsung in a California court in the summer of 2012, it requested injunctions against eight Samsung devices, including the S II. Apple, which never has more than three iPhones on the market at varying prices, knows that Samsung’s long tail has the potential to strangle its own sales as well. Anything that Cupertino can do to keep devices like the Galaxy S II off the market is theoretically good for its bottom line.  dan rowinski The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … We all know that Samsung is the dominant player in among Android smartphone makers. Just how dominant is the Korean smartphone maker? According to data from mobile analytics firm Localytics, eight of the top 10 Android devices in the wild belong to Samsung. The top two devices in circulation are Samsung’s last two flagship devices, the Galaxy S III and its predecessor the S II. Between the two, the S series has 17.4% of Android phones in actual users’ hands. The Galaxy Ace is third with 3% while the Note and Note II – the original “phablets” – are next at 2.6% and 2%, respectively. The first tablet… real tablet… on the list is the Kindle Fire, with 1.7% of Android devices. The Fire is closely followed by the Galaxy Tab with 1.4% of market share. It is interesting to note that Google Nexus 7 does not show up in Localytics data for top 10 Android devices, considering that it constitutes 8% of Android tablets in the United States, right behind 9% for the Galaxy Tab. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

Baldwin warns about Lebanon traffic—and looks like Gilas struggling to escape it

first_imgWe’re about to all go off-line in 1 hour. Pls pray for us #LabanPilipinas #Puso #💪❤️ pic.twitter.com/kRSc21ehBB— Chot Reyes (@coachot) August 8, 2017Facing the regions’s best teams is not the only thing Gilas Pilipinas has to deal with in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsFormer national team coach Tab Baldwin said the Gilas will also have to get accustomed to the living and playing conditions in Lebanon, where, according to the American-Kiwi, traffic is much worse than it is in Manila.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “I’m just like everybody else. I’m hopeful that they’re gonna be really well over there. I don’t really know what the competition is exactly,” said Baldwin, whose squad Ateneo nearly pulled off the upset against the Cadets in a tuneup Tuesday. NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READcenter_img Rally in support of Kaepernick planned “They’re gonna face some tough teams there. It’s tough conditions to play in Beirut. It’s usually traffic–we think we understand traffic here but it’s a different kind over there. It can really be frustrating.”It seems like Gilas Pilipinas is already experiencing what Baldwin is talking about.Head coach Chot Reyes posting updates of their struggles getting to the practice venue because of traffic. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lebanon is hostile territory to many but it used to be a place that Baldwin once referred to as home.“Lebanon is a different place. I lived there for awhile and coached there. It’s not an easy place to play and we’re a long way from home,” said Baldwin, who coached in Lebanon for two years from 2010-2011.The Philippines opens its campaign against reigning Asian champion China on Wednesday in a rematch of the 2015 finals.The 59-year-old Baldwin was at the helm when Gilas settled for silver two years ago in Changsha, China.“Like everybody else, I hope we do well.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Gameslast_img read more

Rockstar gets a spiritual music launch at Nizamuddin dargah

first_imgRanbir Kapoor and Imtiaz Ali kickstarted the promotional campaign of their upcoming biggie Rockstar on a spiritual note at Delhi’s historic Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah on Monday night.Director Imtiaz officially launched the film’s music by placing a CD of the film’s soundtrack at the tomb of the mystic Sufi poet Amir Khusro, considered the father of qawwali, and sought his blessings.Ranbir, Imtiaz and singer Mohit Chauhan then joined the Dargah’s famous qawwals to celebrate the conclusion of the four-day Urs of Hazrat Amir Khusro that is held every year. The trio also offered a chaddar at Khusro’s tomb.”The atmosphere was magical. Imtiaz, Ranbir and the unit were keen on the film’s music composer A.R. Rahman joining them for the event, but unfortunately Rahman couldn’t make it,” a source said.Imtiaz had last year shot a significant scene of the movie at the Dargah. For Ranbir, the Dargah holds a special place because his grandfather, late showman Raj Kapoor, was known for his affinity for the place. RK was known to visit the Dargah whenever he came to Delhi.”Rahman’s music in Rockstar is an unusual fusion of rock, sufi and qawwali. So, the Dargah was an obvious choice for the unit to launch the music album,” the source added.The Nizamuddin Dargah is believed to be the place of origin of qawwali, a reason why Imtiaz has shot a key qawwali sequence at the place.At the Dargah, the trio were in a musical and devotional mood. Sporting colourful turbans, Ranbir played the guitar while Mohit rendered a few songs from the film. The listeners especially loved the qawwali, Kun faaya kun. Soon, the Dargah’s Qawwals joined the film unit.advertisementImtiaz’s new film tells the story of a simplistic young man (played by Ranbir) who gets obsessed with becoming a man of worth after being spurned in love and goes on to become a famous rockstar.Ranbir has al so been exces sively obsessed with every detail of the filmmaking process. The film was initially scheduled to open on September  9, along with Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, but will now release on November 11.last_img read more