HTC Pledges To Pump Up ‘One' Production While Samsung's New Flagship Ships Like Crazy
Oh HTC. You've produced one of the finest Android smartphones ever (seriously, just look at all these reviews), but you've faced more than your share of challenges when it came to actually pumping your top-tier One smartphone. As it happens, that may all soon change. FocusTaiwan reported earlier today that HTC is preparing to pump out more of its wonderful Ones in short order -- Jack Tong, the company's North Asia president, noted that this month's production capacity for the flagship device is twice that of April, and that surge will only continue into June.
Lost+Found: Hacking Smart TVs, scammer hotlines and Vaccination
On The H's radar over the last seven days: Samsung's Smart TV software, phone scammers with their own hotline, tricking malware with Vaccination, Qualcomm is pre-installing Kaspersky on Android phones and Twitter account security
Apple Bagged 57% Of $12.5B In Smartphone Profits In Q1, Android 43%; Samsung 95% Share Of That, “More Than Google”
Apple continues to lead both as the single-most profitable smartphone maker, and by default the most profitable platform, taking 57% of $12.5 billion in smartphone operating profits in Q1, according to figures out from Strategy Analytics today. Android took 43%, equating to $5.3 billion, Neil Mawston, chief analyst with the firm, tells TechCrunch.
Nearly 75% Of All Smartphones Sold In Q1 Were Android, With Samsung At 30%; Mobile Sales Overall Nearly Flat: Gartner
Gartner has just released its Q1 figures for mobile handset sales, and the key takeaway is that Android continues to steal the show, led by handset maker Samsung. Google's mobile platform now accounts for nearly 75% of all handset sales, a jump of almost 20 percentage points on a year ago, and equating to 156 million devices sold in the three-month period. Smartphones sales grew by 63 million units to 210 million for the quarter, making up nearly half of all mobile phone sales overall, at 425 million. With the number of mobile handset sales up by a mere 0.7% on a year ago, it's clear that higher-end devices are very the much growth engine for the mobile industry at the moment.
New Android chief talks Facebook Home, Samsung phones, and OS updates
Sundar Pichai also says Android and Chrome are safe from one another—for now.