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Samsung's Mobile Market Share Is Tumbling

Samsung's Mobile Market Share Is Tumbling | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Based on IDC data charted for us by BI Intelligence, Samsung’s market share is getting eaten not only by Apple, representing the high-end smartphone market, but most notably from low-end phone makers in China including Lenovo, Huawei, and Xiaomi, which has come out of nowhere to become the biggest smartphone maker in China and the third-biggest in the world.

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This chart explains the current shakeup at Samsung, and illustrates how Android FragmentaDominated in a mere 4 years 

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Apple And Samsung Take 109% Of The Smartphone Industry's Profits While Everyone Else Loses Money

Apple And Samsung Take 109% Of The Smartphone Industry's Profits While Everyone Else Loses Money | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
There are only two companies making money...
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smartphone duopoly includes a company that entered the handset business less than 7 years ago.

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Interesting chart about "dumbphone" vendors evolution

Interesting chart about "dumbphone" vendors evolution | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
The evolution of the non-smart phone market. Who will be around in 3 years to still make them?
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It took Nokia only 5 years to lose its software sovereignty and become irrelevant in thsmartphone market. What about the dumbphone one?

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Tablet Market Share By Platform Infographic Reveals Android Rise - Yet iPad Still Rules in Usage Share

Tablet Market Share By Platform Infographic Reveals Android Rise - Yet iPad Still Rules in Usage Share | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

The iPad family accounted for 81% of tablet use in the U.S. and Canada during April, up slightly from a few months ago. Kindle Fires accounted for the second largest share, followed by Samsung Galaxy tablets. In other words, even though Android took its first lead in global tablet market share last quarter (see chart, right), that's not showing up in North American usage patterns. It's likely that Android tablets are filling out the low-end of the tablet market in the emerging world.

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Usage reality field distorsion? looks also like Windows8 is catching up on Kindle...

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Can “Less than Moore” FDSOI provides better ROI for Mobile IC?

The goal for a chip maker supporting “Less Than Moore” is not to displace the Qualcomm or Samsung, following Moore’s law and getting back more than enough revenue to invest and develop IC ever more integrated, targeting smaller technology node, supporting the type of Roadmap you can see below. This roadmap from Samsung shows Discrete Application Processor and Baseband Processor paths, as well as in parallel a roadmap for cost sensitive systems with Integrated (Application + BB) processor.

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Interesting introduction to "Less Than Moore" approaches, that combine Price/Performance/Power optimization techniques with Time To Market constrains.

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103% of Smartphone operating Profits are owned by just two vendors

103% of Smartphone operating Profits are owned by just two vendors | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

According to Canaccord Genuity, Samsung and Apple have 103% of the smartphone market's profits. They are basically the only two companies making money manufacturing phones.

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it was "only" 2/3 rd 2 years ago, now almost everyone else is bleeding money.

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Samsung Makes Much More Money On Mobile Than Google Makes Overall

Samsung Makes Much More Money On Mobile Than Google Makes Overall | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Samsung Makes Much More Money On Mobile Than Google Makes Overall
Pretty insane chart from Horace Dediu at Asymco. He compares Samsung's mobile operating income to Google's overall operating income.

As you can see, Samsung's mobile operating income will soon be twice as much as Google's overall operating income. Samsung's operating income is almost entirely because of Google's Android.
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The 6 Apple Patents Samsung Violated

The 6 Apple Patents Samsung Violated | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

So Apple won its big patent lawsuit against Samsung (at least 1st round) and everyone commented about the consequences and the Apple Tax, but what about the ground ?

 

Business Insider have pulled together the six patents the jury says Samsung violated.

 

For instance Utility Patent 163: Enlarging documents by tapping the screen : you know when you double tap text that is too small and it enlarges? Or when you double tap and the text centers?

 

Well Apple owns that patent and the jury agreed that Samsung violated this one with 12 of its phones

 

Maybe Steven Spielberg or John Underkoffler should have patented most of Minority Report's gestures after all as evidenced in http://fon.gs/minority-report-ui-analysis

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Meet "Wallaby", the Mac G3 setup used to design the first iPhone OS

Meet "Wallaby", the Mac G3 setup used to design the first iPhone OS | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Greg Christie, a senior engineer at Apple, revealed to the Wall Street Journal that Steve Jobs gave his team an ultimatum back in February 2005: Come up with some big ideas for the iPhone within two weeks or lose the project to another group.

Christie’s team would go on to innovate some of the more iconic features of the iPhone, like its “slide to unlock” feature and its integrated music player. It’s hard to remember this today, when we’re surrounded by touchscreen smartphones and tablets, but before the iPhone, few were thinking about touchscreen user interfaces.

He described the team working on the original iPhone’s software as “shockingly small” and noted that they “banged their head against the wall” to figure out a way to make text messages look more conversational, rather than a mere list of text. But as Christie’s team made headway and Jobs began obsessing about the project, it became clear they were making progress.

Most intriguing to hardware geeks, Christie showed the setup his team used to build the first version of iOS: A plastic touchscreen connected to an aging Mac G3 (which mimicked the first iPhone’s slow processor), which was codenamed “Wallaby.”

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I do like the setup and the Harman/Kardon soundsticks... (disclosure : we too used Mac G3 at Ukibi)

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What’s inside Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch? Here are some key details

What’s inside Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch? Here are some key details | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Samsung plans to announce a new smartwatch on September 4. Our sources confirm the launch date (in Berlin and New York) and offer up a closer look at the hardware and software in the new gizmo.

 

The rectangular screen is 1.1 inches measured diagonally. It has a dual-core processor and should get "decent" battery life.There's a camera integrated into the watch strap.There are speakers built into the watch's clasp. The built in accelerometer should make it so the phone wakes up as you lift your wrist to look at it. There will be touch gestures like swiping up and down, but it probably won't support text. There will be sensors to do some fitness tracking. Samsung is likely to push developers making apps for it to only release their apps through Samsung's Android app store, not Google's Google Play store.It will have Bluetooth 4.0 and connect with a Samsung phone through a watch app.It's going to be announced at the start of September.
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Enough for you to want one?

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History Of The Tablet : a lot had been tried since 1987 and before Jobs "picked" the idea

History Of The Tablet : a lot had been tried since 1987 and before Jobs "picked" the idea | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Tablets have killed the netbook market and are fast transforming the traditional PC.

 

Apple's iPad gets most of the credit for that, but the tablet computer was not Steve Jobs' idea. Tablets actually began decades before the iPad was launched in 2010.

 

Look at all the previous attemps including the Newton, the Palm Pilot, ...

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Interesting history, that misses a few iconic devices such as IBM's Simon, Eo's Personal Communicator, or the General Magic / Sony's Magic Pad...

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Mary Francia's comment, June 3, 2013 1:02 PM
They also missed Philips Nino in 1999 and the home tablet and the medical tablet..... we certainly helped a lot on working out the bugs and getting the market read
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CHART OF THE DAY: Samsung's Gigantic Ad Budget In Context

CHART OF THE DAY: Samsung's Gigantic Ad Budget In Context | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
New data on Samsung's big ad budget.
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It's the ad dollars, stupid !

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Larry's comment, April 3, 2013 4:14 PM
Impressive... as it was to dare propose a bigger screen than Steve decided it was enough..
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The Wild Ride / Fall Of HTC

The Wild Ride / Fall Of HTC | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

HTC was the first company to ride the Android wave to smashing success. It is also the first company to crash on the Android wave. Here's a look at its revenue growth over the last 16 quarters. 

What happened to HTC? Samsung. It released its phones on more carriers and it marketed the heck out of them. HTC was left in the dust.

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There are two sides to the Android Wave. Switching slopes may happen much faster than expected.

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Samsung spends approx.15x more than Apple in marketing

Samsung spends approx.15x more than Apple in marketing | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

According to Asymco's Horace Dediu, Samsung is blowing all the companies away in advertising.

 

But advertising isn't Samsung's only marketing expense. It also has big, crazy launch parties and promotional discounts.

 

If you look at Samsung's full marketing expenses, you get a better idea about the incredible amount it cost Samsung to become the world's biggest smartphone company.

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Peixin hu's comment, August 17, 2013 5:03 AM
I think the reason why Samsung's success in recent years partly because they establish a good brand image. First of all, Samsung have Stylish appearance compare with other brands also attracting the attention of young people. Second, we can see Samsung show up in a variety of activities, newspapers even all kinds of ball games, so that the different age’s group and different interests of the people can concern them.
Min Li's comment, August 22, 2013 3:58 AM
From this chart, we could see that the tendency of Samsung’s budget increases greatly year by year, now Samsung has been the largest company of investing in marketing advertising. Despite its successful advertising, Samsung also spend a lot of money on promotional campaign to attract customers. As for Samsung, it is an admirable company, its products are popular in Asia and Europe countries. In my personal opinion, advertising is like a dialogue between the company and the consumers, and it can be a good method for communicating the features of a product or service in a way that will motivate customers to purchase it. In the intensely competitive market, to be closer to the consumers to figure out their desires and interests are critical for the smartphone company. This is one of the reasons for Samsung’s big success. Thanks.
Abbey 's curator insight, April 7, 2014 5:36 PM

As shown in the digram Samsung's Marketing expenses are far, far higher than any of the of the other brands shown. Considering Samsung is one of the largest smart phone companies in the world, large marketing campaigns and promotional parties etc contribute immensely to the success and impression of the brand received by consumers. Considering Coca Cola is such a huge brand and marketed hugely worldwide, yet is still way behind what Samsung is spending, really shows in comparison to other developed brands how huge Samsung's Marketing really is. 

 

I am quite surprised at how large the gap is between Apple and Samsung as i always considered them reasonably close competitors in the smart phone industry. 

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Samsung Is Betting Big on Flexible Phones

Samsung Is Betting Big on Flexible Phones | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
We've known for a while that Samsung is readying phones with flexible screens. Now, though, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that it's pushing forward with the concept more quickly than ever, in order to avoid being beaten to the finish line by other firms.

The new phones simply swap plastic for glass in the screen. The OLEDs you find in plenty of other displays can be put on flexible materials—like metal foil—which then makes it possible to create a device which is both unbreakable and bendable.

Samsung hasn't told the Journal how much it's invested in the new bendy phones. However, it points out that it has been spurred along by growing innovation in the display market, from the likes of LG and Sharp. Seems that's enough to rush out a bendy phone as soon as possible.

Which is just what it plans to do. The Journal reports that a "person familiar with the situation" told it that devices will be released in the first half of 2013. Bendy phones for all!
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