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Samsung’s New Product Launches Dominated Mobile World Congress

Samsung dominated social media platforms during the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona – garnering at least 44.2% of all brand mentions. According to research from Synthesio, the technology company was mentioned across social media, blogs, and comments at least 1,246,000 times. Samsung’s rival Nokia came in second with 586,200 mentions, a paltry 20.8% in comparison.

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Samsung Reveals New Tablets at CES

Samsung took the wraps off two new lines of tablets at CES this week: the Galaxy NotePro and the Galaxy TabPro.

“What we always hear…is people want to do more with tablets,” said Nanda Ramachandran, VP of tablets and emerging business at Samsung, as he introduced the tablets.

Ramachandran vowed to hold these “pro” tablets to the company’s “highest standards.” He emphasized features that might appeal to professionals such as a Cisco WebEx conferencing app; a remote PC function to access files at home or the office; shared document editing tools; and the S Pen available with the NotePro tablet. Read more

Samsung’s ‘Smart Home’ App Connects Phones, TVs – and Refrigerators

SmartHome_0103_imagestyle_ENG_1Samsung will unveil a service this week that lets consumers control the devices in their homes — TVs, tablets, washing machines, refrigerators — via a single app. Samsung will debut its “Smart Home” service at CES, the annual tech tradeshow that kicks off in Las Vegas this week.

The company said Smart Home will provide three main features: device control, home view and smart customer service. Device control lets the user control the home’s various devices remotely via the app, such as switching on the lights, whether or not the individual is at home. Home view will offer real-time views into the home, while the customer service function will alert the customer that it’s time to replace or service an appliance. Read more

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Grand 2

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2Samsung released the latest iteration of its Galaxy Grand smartphone Monday, the Galaxy Grand 2, with a bigger screen and more power than its predecessor.

The new device boasts a 5.25-inch screen with 16:9 HD ratio aimed at improving HD viewing. The big screen, and increased processing power, make the Grand 2 “perfect for watching movies, playing games and e-reading,” the company said. It still weighs about the same as the first Galaxy Grand (163 grams). Read more

Samsung’s Galaxy S3 Was ‘World’s Best-Selling Smartphone’ in Q3 2012

Research firm Strategy Analytics reported that Samsung’s Galaxy S3 had topped Apple’s iPhone 4S as “the world’s best-selling smartphone” in the third quarter of 2012–the first time this has ever happened.

However, the company projects that iPhone 5 sales will top Samsung’s Galaxy S3 in the next quarter and once again dominate the world smartphone market. What do you think?

Check it out: “Samsung’s Galaxy S3 smartphone model shipped 18.0 million units worldwide during the third quarter of 2012. The Galaxy S3 captured an impressive 11 percent share of all smartphones shipped globally and it has become the world’s best-selling smartphone model for the first time ever … Apple shipped an estimated 16.2 million iPhone 4S units worldwide for second place, as consumers temporarily held off purchases in anticipation of a widely expected iPhone 5 upgrade at the end of the quarter.”

Apple Has Sold 85M iPhones, 34M iPads; Samsung Has Sold 21.25M Phones

Since launch in 2007, Apple has sold a total 85 million iPhones in the U.S. earning $50 billion in revenue from these sales. The company has sold 34 million iPads, which generated $19 billion in revenue, since the tablet launched in 2010.

This information was revealed as part of a court document in the Apple versus Samsung trial, a case in which both companies are suing each other alleging patent infringement.

AllThingsDigital has details about the latest revelations: “Documents filed by Samsung lawyers on Thursday reveal that, from June 2010 through June 2012, Samsung sold 21.25 million phones, generating $7.5 billion in revenue. On the tablet side, the company sold 1.4 million Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices, producing $644 million in revenue.”

Amazon Supplier Wolfson Microelectronics Sees Revenue Increase

Despite losing the Apple iPhone contract in 2008, Wolfson Microelectronics, a British company that supplies microchips to Amazon and Samsung, saw revenue grow 30% last year to $157.3 million.

The company released its financial results for 2010 and expectations for 2011, yesterday and attributed the growth to wide adoption of eReaders and smartphones. According to the company’s press release, mobile phone revenue was up 52%, smartphones up 76%, gaming up 130% and eBooks up almost 400%.

Mike Hickey, CEO of Wolfson Microelectronics, had this statement: “We achieved strong growth momentum in 2010, delivering the second-half step-up in revenue and return to underlying profitability that we promised. We further strengthened our product portfolio, and our Audio Hub architecture is being adopted in the most exciting and fastest-growing consumer electronics products such as smartphones, tablet PCs, eBook readers and the latest gaming devices.”

This year, the company plans to introduce new products including the WM0010, a programmable audio chip for use in smartphones and tablets, as well as a couple of new ambient noise cancellation devices. The firm projects that Q1 2011 revenue will range between $38-44 million.

Via The Telegraph.

Samsung Has Not Sold 2 Million Galaxy Tablets

Samsung has not sold 2 million Galaxy tablets since launch, or ever. The company released this number last week, but today said that these numbers did not refer to sales to consumers, but rather to shipment figures to retailers and carrier partners.

SlashGear has more: “The company had announced 1m sales of the 7-inch Android tablet back in early December 2010, and claimed to have passed the 2m sales point late last week; however, when questioned during Samsung’s quarterly earnings call, the WSJ reports, a Samsung executive admitted that actual customer sales were still ‘quite small.’”

The company lowered the price of the tablets from $600 to $299 last week, and now maybe we know why. Besides all of the competition that debuted at CES, it seems that getting their tablet to market earlier than most tablet makers has not yet turned into actual sales.

Samsung Ships A Million Galaxy Tablets

Samsung has sold 3 million Galaxy S smartphones and a million Galaxy Tab tablets. According to Samsung Telecommunications America and research firm Gartner, Samsung Mobile captured 32.1 percent of the U.S. Android smartphone market in Q3 2010 based on retail sales, an increase from 9.2 percent of the Android smartphone market in Q4 2009.

This makes the Samsung the most popular Android-based phone on the market last quarter. In a press release, Samsung Mobile attributed the success to shipping more than three million phones.

In addition Sci-Tech Today is reporting that Samsung has shipped more than a million Galaxy Tab tablets. Here is more from the news site: “The news appears to position the seven-inch device as the main competitor for Apple’s category-dominating iPad — at least for now. The Tab was launched worldwide in mid-October, and began selling in the U.S. in the middle of last month. Apple’s iPad has sold about 7.2 million units since its launch in April.”

With the growth of Android-based devices like these, we expect to see more eReader apps optimized for the Android market. Already, Kobo upgraded its Android app earlier this week.

Newspapers Develop Apps For Galaxy Tablet

While early this year, it seemed that newspapers and magazines were busy talking about their plans for iPad apps, newspapers are now developing apps for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab.

The Wall Street Journal reports: “New York Times Co. and News Corp.’s Wall Street Journal will offer software applications for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, which goes on sale later this year, according to people familiar with the matter. Gannett Co.’s USA Today also is developing a software application, the publisher said.”

Now we certainly expect companies to develop their apps for the technologies available, but we wonder if in the future, companies will refer to their new apps in a more generic form. For example, The Wall Street Journal is releasing a new tablet app. What do you think?