All good things must come to an end. In April of 2013 we published an article that Apple and their iOS based devices would begin to slide in 2016. It was in response to a survey/analysis claiming that Apple would reclaim the crown from Google by 2016 and dominate through 2018. For some reason the technical and financial press were jumping at the announcement for Windows phone 8.x. The fact that Windows phone held a single digit market share at the time did not seem to matter to them.
It would seem that the new Bungie game, Destiny, is one of the most highly anticipated game that has come along in some time. Already it is being hailed as the most pre-ordered new game in the history of video games. This is quite an accomplishment, but when you consider the build-up as well as the end user interaction that Bungie has taken the time to build we are honestly not surprised at all. We have already seen public “beta” releases for both the PS4 and Xbox One which generated a ton of in-game footage as well as more hype than any PR company could ever hope to achieve.
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has proudly announced that their flagship model Mi3 has surpassed 10 million copies sold. The unit started selling in October last year and is at the moment available only in five countries: China (excluding Hong Kong), Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.
For some time rumors are going around that Samsung is already preparing more advanced edition of their current flagship Galaxy S5. If you believe the sources, the device is being developed under the name Project KQ, and compared to the original model will bring more advanced features and better build quality.
Samsung's new smartphone Galaxy S5 will without a doubt be a sales hit despite the fact that most of those who tried the device is convinced that there is no revolutionary news. This is atleast what Samsung counts on.
Microsoft has scheduled a conference for 27th March. What will be the main topic is not yet known, but according to the announcement, the event will be focused on the overlap between the cloud and mobile computing.
According to research firm comScore, which refers to the state of the market in January of this year, Windows Phone is the third mobile platform in the U.S. It 's another marketing company that has confirmed third place for Microsoft's mobile operating system after IDC who did it back in May of 2013.
It seems that Windows 8.x is not selling as well as Microsoft would like it to. After boasting about how game changing the new OS would be for end users, the only game that seems to be changing is Microsoft’s revenue stream. Just before the new OS came out we talked about the impact of Windows 8 on OEMs especially with Microsoft entering into direct competition. Most OEMs were not happy about the licensing costs they would have to pay for Windows 8/RT and felt that Microsoft’s entry would make things even more unfair.
According to information acquired by the website N4BB latest Blackberry that is being developed under the code name of Jakarta will belong to the low end devices. N4BB has released specifications for a future phone that they claim to be official. According to them, the BlackBerry Jakarta has a 5 inch qHD screen with a resolution of 540x960 pixels, 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory and is powered by a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz.
According to new research by a firm IDC in 2013 there was a total of 1 billion delivered smart phones, which represents a new smart phone for every seventh inhabitant of the planet. This is an increase of 275 million smartphones (or 39%) compared to the 2012. when it 725 million devices was shipped.