Right on the verge of its latest flagship phone’s launching, Samsung has received some excellent news with new statistics claiming that the South Korean electronics manufacturer has overtaken Finnish mobile manufacturer Nokia as the leading smartphone make for the first time ever. The information which comes from a study conducted by Strategy Analysts represents the first time Nokia has been off the top spot in 14 long years after it knocked Motorola of the perch in 1998. The firm puts the success down to the company’s policy of making a mobile phone for anyone that wants one. Besides that, the largely successful Galaxy S2 smartphone that scooped up multiple awards also had its share of the plaudits and is also one of the factors that led to the take-over at the top of the charts.
Samsung sold 93.5 million devices in the first quarter of 2012 which is a figure up by 36% from last year which gives the company 25.4% of the overall market share. This is as opposed to Nokia’s 82.7% which gave it a 22.5% market share. For those who are wondering where the Cupertino-based technology giant is, Apple came in at third place with the iPhone earning 9.5% of the market share where mobile phones in general. However, when the category of smartphones is considered, that number jumps to 24.1% for Apple with rivals Samsung still topping that particular chart and being responsible for 30.6% of smartphones in the overall market. This is just a repetitive thing and means that Samsung and Apple are still at the top where smartphones are concerned as of Q1 2012. With both the company’s next flagship phones coming out soon, the figures are likely to change but the question is; by how much?
OnePlus Has iPhone 6S Case Now
Now here’s an iPhone 6S case that will certainly turn heads, especially when you take into consideration its name which is known as the OnePlus iPhone 6S case. That’s rather weird, don’t you think so? It will certainly take some getting used to before the name rolls off your tongue naturally. Well, we do know that The OnePlus iPhone 6S case can now be purchased for $19.99 a pop, and no, you do not need any kind of invite before you can snag one for yourself.
Each purchase will also be accompanied by an invitation to purchase a OnePlus X, just in case, you know, you would like to tread the Android waters. All in all, it comes in the kind of material as found on the OnePlus One and OnePlus X, which makes it a whole lot harder to lose grip of when you hold it – which is good!
iPhone 6S Prepares For September 18th Release Date
If you are on the lookout for either the iPhone 6S or the iPhone 6S Plus, then here is news for you – chances are pretty high that you can pick up either one, or perhaps even both if you are feeling fat in the pocket, this coming September 18th. First of all, there was a leaked internal memo from Vodafone alongside Japanese site ITHome and German tech experts Macerkopf claiming that the new iPhones 6S models will roll out this coming September 18th in their respective countries
With Japan, Germany and the UK being tier one Apple launch countries, this means that those living in the mentioned countries will receive the iPhones at the same time as folks living over in the US – traditionally speaking, of course. There really isn’t that much time left to wait, as it is less than a month away, and I am quite sure that the time will pass by sooner than you think.
iPad Air 3 Not Coming This Year According To Rumors
It looks like the folks over at Digitimes have come up with their own interpretation of things to come – that there will be no iPad Air 3 released, at least for this year. Digitimes has had their fair share of hits and misses in the past, so it would be best to take this rumor concerning the non-release of the iPad Air 3 in 2015 with a pinch of salt.
Digitimes also laid claim that the iPad mini 4 will not be as supercharged as some of the rumors that had been going around, as it will bring with it only small and incremental upgrades when compared to its predecessor, the iPad mini 3. This does not seem to bode well for fans of the compact tablet, taking into consideration how the iPad mini 3 itself was improved over its predecessor with a new Touch ID fingerprint reader.
Since Apple tends to roll out a new iPad in October, we will just have to sit tight and see whether this particular rumor has enough “legs” to run.