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Samsung Market Share Continues To Decline, Xiaomi Soars

Samsung continues to see their smartphone market share decline. The Galaxy S5 has sold well below expectations and the South Korean giant has also struggled in China where Xiaomi took the number 1 spot from Samsung earlier this year.

The latest numbers from research firm Gartner reveal that Samsung continues to struggle while the growth continues for Xiaomi.

In the third quarter of 2014 overall smartphone sales increased by 20% thanks to demand in emerging markets.

Smartphones which account for 66% of total mobile sales are gaining traction in emerging markets, especially since the price difference to feature phones continues to decrease.

Samsung is still the largest smartphone maker but has lost almost 8% within a year. Xiaomi has seen the largest growth and are now the 4th largest smartphone manufacturer as market share increased from 1.5% to 5.3%. Huawei holds the third spot but Xiaomi is expected to overtake Huawei as they are growing quicker and are only 0.1% behind. Considering Xiaomi is only for sale in a number of regions the future growth potential is enormous.

Apple sales grew 26% in the third quarter thanks to the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Gartner expects Apple to have the best quarter ever in terms of iPhone sales during the fourth quarter.

Worldwide Smartphone Sales to End Users by Vendor in 3Q14 (Thousands of Units)

Company

3Q14

Units

3Q14 Market Share (%)

3Q13

Units

3Q13 Market Share (%)

Samsung

73,212.4

24.4

80,356.8

32.1

Apple

38,186.6

12.7

30,330.0

12.1

Huawei

15,934.9

5.3

11,665.7

4.7

Xiaomi

15,772.5

5.2

3,617.5

1.5

Lenovo

15,011.9

5.0

12,882.0

5.2

Others

142,891.6

47.5

111,445.0

44.5

Total

301,009.9

100.0

250,297.0

100.0

Source: Gartner (December 2014)

“Over the holidays we expect record sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but we should not underestimate the Chinese vendors and local brands,” said Annette Zimmermann, research director at Gartner. “Chinese players will continue to look at expanding in overseas emerging markets. In Europe prepaid country markets and attractive lost-cost LTE phones will also offer key opportunities for these brands.” Gartner expects sales of smartphones to reach 1.2 billion units in 2014.

In terms of OS market share it is no surprise that Android is dominating with 83.1%. iOS holds 12.7% while both Windows and Blackberry declined.

Worldwide Smartphone Sales to End Users by Operating System in 3Q14 (Thousands of Units)

Operating System

3Q14

Units

3Q14 Market Share (%)

3Q13

Units

3Q13 Market Share (%)

Android

250,060.2

83.1

205,243

82.0

iOS

38,186.6

12.7

30,330

12.1

Windows

9,033.4

3.0

8,916

3.6

Blackberry

2,419.5

0.8

4,401

1.8

Other OS

1,310.2

0.4

1,407

0.6

Total

301,009.9

100.0

250,296.8

100.0

Notebook Shipments Increased 10% In November

Notebook brands have recently adjusted their strategies in order to limit the impact tablets and smartphones have had on sales.

It seems that the strategy is going to work out for the holiday season. While overall notebook numbers are expected to see a small decline, in November it actually increased by 10%.

The two main reasons are strong HP enterprise sales and high demand in the low-cost consumer segment.

HP ordered 4 million units from ODMs, which is a 60% increase from the previous month.

All seven major vendors being Apple, Lenovo, Samsung, HP, Asus, Dell and Acer are expected to make further adjustment when it comes to their product offering which should shake things up in this space.

Source: Digitimes

Lenovo Tab S8 Revealed – Intel Processor, Android 4.4 and LTE

Lenovo has announced a 8″ Intel Atom based tablet at the 2014 IFA Consumer Electronics show.

The display has a resolution of 1,200 x 1,920 and the tablet runs Android 4.4. It has a 1.6 MP front and 8 MP rear camera. The battery life is 6.5 hours. The Lenovo Tab S8 will be available this month and is priced at $199 and comes in a variety of colors: black, white, blue and yellow.

Tab S8 1 Tab S8

Quote from Lenovo:

“Our latest consumer tablet and PCs give consumers even more choice so they can select the right device that fits best into their mobile lifestyle,” said Jeff Meredith, vice president, marketing, Mobile Business Group, Lenovo.

Complete Technical Specifications:

Display 8″ 1,200 x 1,920
OS Android 4.4
Processor Intel Atom 1.33 GHz
RAM 2 GB
Storage 16 GB + microSD
Camera – Rear 8 MP
Camera – Front 1.6 MP
SIM Micro SIM
Battery 4,290 mAh
Dimensions 123.8 × 209.8 × 7.90 mm
Weight 299 g

 

Asus launches keyboard, mouse and headset to capitalize on strong Gaming Customer Base

Asus has come a long way since it was established in 1989. The company started out with just motherboards but have since expanded into various segments such as notebooks, tablets, smartphones and they will also soon enter the smartwatch market which we reported on.

The company has become the fifth largest PC vendor (Lenovo, HP, Dell and Acer are ahead of them) and in the most recent quarter they reported revenues of $3.33 billion.

While a majority of the revenue comes from their mobile division (Asus is the third largest notebook manufacturer), the motherboard / component business is still huge at 14% of the total business. Asus has a strong following amongst gamers as their graphics cards and other components are regarded as some of the best on the market.

Now Asus wants to capitalize on the strong following and brand they have in this segment with their new products released under the Strix Series. Here they are:

Strix DSP Gaming Headset

  • Unique 5-pole zero-crosstalk 3.5mm connector from headset
  • 3.5mm combined audio/mic connector for smart devices and PS4
  • USB connector for PCs and Macs
  • 60mm diameter, neodymium magnets
  • Detachable, unidirectional mic
  • Greater than 90% environmental noise cancellation
  • Dolby® Headphone, Dolby® Pro-Logic IIx, headphone amp, game spectrum profiles

STRIX-DSP-GAMING-HEADSET-copy

Strix Claw Optical Gaming Mouse

  • Single gold-plated USB connector
  • PMW3310DH-AWQT optical sensor
  • 5000dpi / 130 inches per second
  • Weighs 110g (without cable)
  • 2m cable
  • Works with Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8

STRIX-CLAW-OPTICAL-GAMING-HEADSET-copy

Strix Tactic Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

  • Single gold-plated USB connector
  • Fully mechanical Cherry MX switches with 50-million-keystroke lifespan
  • Individually-backlit (orange) keys with four level settings
  • Up to 21 customizable keys (13 dedicated macro keys + 8 switchable macro/function (F1-F8) keys)
  • On-the-fly macro recording
  • Dual modes: plug-and-play hardware mode and software modes
  • Gaming mode (disables Windows key)
  • Macro mode (reassigns F1-F8 as macro keys)

 STRIX-TACTIC-PRO-MECHANICAL-GAMING-KEYBOARD_LIGHTING-02-copy

Strix Glide Control and Strix Glide Speed Gaming Mouse Pad

  • Broad 400x300mm surface
  • Comfortable 3mm depth
  • Weights 219g (Glide Speed); 208g (Glide Control)

STRIX-GLIDE-CONTROL-GAMING-MOUSEPAD-copy

50 Shades of Grey – Our version

The official trailer of Fifty Shades Of Grey was released yesterday. It already has close to 6 million views and Universal Pictures is making the choice for most men when deciding where to take their Valentine as the movie will be released on February 13.

While women around the world are reading the book over and over again and are eagerly waiting for the release of the movie, we have made a list of 50 Tech goodies for men around the globe:

Smartphones Top 5:

  1. LG G3
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S5
  4. Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
  5. iPhone 5S

1 2 3 4 5

Tablets Top 5:

  1. Samsung Galaxy Tab S
  2. Apple iPad Air
  3. Google Nexus 7
  4. Microsoft Surface Pro 2
  5. Amazon Kindle Fire HDX

6 7 8 9 10

Wearables Top 5:

  1. Google Glas
  2. Android smartwatch
  3. Nike+ FuelBand
  4. Garmin Approach S6 golf watch
  5. Pebble Steel smartwatch

11 12 13 14 15

TV & Video Top 5:

  1. Sony 65” 4K Ultra HD TV XBR65X850A
  2. Klipsch RF-7 Home Theater System
  3. Bose SoundTouch 30 Wi-Fi Music System
  4. SONOS SUB Wireless Subwoofer
  5. Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player

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Movies (to enjoy the above Tech) Top 5:

  1. 300: Rise of an Empire
  2. X-Men Days of Future Past
  3. Transformers: Age of Extinction
  4. Godzilla
  5. The Dark Knight Trilogy

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Camera, Photo & Video Top 5:

  1. GoPro Hero3+
  2. Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital SLR
  3. Panasonic HC-V750K Wi-Fi 20x Camcorder
  4. Samsung F90 Camcorder
  5. Veho Muvi Pro Micro Camcorder

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Laptops Top 5:

  1. Toshiba Satellite S55 15.6”
  2. Acer C720 Chromebook 11.6”
  3. Asus Transformer Book 10.1”
  4. HP Chromebook 14” Snow White
  5. Lenovo IdeaPad 15.6” Touchscreen

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Gaming Top 5

  1. Sony PlayStation 4
  2. Xbox One
  3. X Rocker Pro Series Video Gaming Chair
  4. ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Gaming Headset
  5. Nvidia Shield Tablet

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Car Audio & Video Top 5:

  1. BOOMYOURS Car DVR, 2.7”, Rotating Dual Camera
  2. Pioneer Multimedia DVD Receiver for smartphones AVH-4000NEX
  3. Sony 6.1” Bluetooth AV Receiver with App & Pandora Control
  4. Rockford Fosgate M2 Wakeboard Tower Speaker
  5. Escort Passport 9500ix Radar/Laser Detector

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Remote Controlled Fun Top 5:

  1. DJI Phantom Aerial Drone Quadcopter for GoPro
  2. Syma X1 4 Channel Quadcopter UFO
  3. Traxxas Monster Revo 4WD Monster Truck
  4. Redcat Racing Rampage XB Gas Buggy
  5. Syma S107G Helicopter

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So there you have it. There are most likely at least a few things here that every man desires.