With a 20 percent share of all smartphone shipments in Q4 2014, Apple took nearly all the industry's profits. It's a situation that could could spell trouble for Google.
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Which apps are hogging space, consuming mobile data, and sucking the life out of your Android smartphone?
Sure the smartphone launches will provide the eye-candy, but there's more to MWC that just the handsets this year: here's what to expect.
Phablets that cost as little as $150 will see the larger form factor become a dominant segment of the smartphone market.
The biggest surprise was that smartphone sales actually fell, which for the hottest market in the world is more of a shocker than a surprise.
The Android phone won't win any awards for performance, but the addition of LTE networking makes the device a strong contender for entry-level bring-your-own-device users.
That's up slightly from a combined total of 95.6 percent at the end of the fourth quarter of 2013.
NSW Police has deployed 500 Samsung Galaxy smartphones as part of a pilot program to give enforcement squads the chance to perform background checks on vehicles and persons of interest on the go.
LG Electronics is set to unveil four new budget smartphones aimed at the overseas market at MWC next month.
BlackBerry rolls out OS 10.3.1 for existing smartphones; includes Amazon Appstore and BlackBerry Blend
BlackBerry started rolling out its latest software to existing devices like the Z10, Z30, Q10, and more.
This makes sense, when you consider how long the Japanese have had to endure a zero growth environment and constantly tighten their belts amidst sky-high rates for data.
The Japanese electronics firm could leave the cut-throat smartphone and TV market as it eyes a forecast profit spike in other areas of its business.
The OnePlus One is a high-end 5.5-inch smartphone that sells for an affordable price (if you can get hold of one). Although it lacks 800MHz (band 20) LTE support and MicroSD storage expansion, it's still a very impressive and highly recommended handset.
Apple's share of smartphone shipments in Western Europe grew 15 percent last year, putting the company within range of overtaking Samsung.
Buyers in the world's largest smartphone market are showing the way on device sizes.
Chinese market grew 2 percent to clock 107.5 million smartphone shipment in fourth-quarter 2014, pushing the year's total number to 420.7 million, according to IDC stats. Xiaomi edges out Samsung to lead market.
It was only a matter of time before the new kings of the domestic smartphone scene in India ventured onto other shores to pad their coffers. Yet, it may have been more than just global ambition that got them there.
Lava is battling it out with Karbonn for the number three spot in India, but the real fight for both may soon be with newer entrants like Xiaomi.
Cyanogen, the company that backs the popular CyanogenMod alternative Android firmware, wants to take on Apple and Google for mobile operating system domination.
LG has used Google's Cardboard as a blueprint to create VR for G3, which it will give away free to customers who purchase the G3 smartphone.
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