Results by Tag: "smartphone"
Recently, Google partnered with Nielsen to investigate how smartphone owners use their devices in the purchase process. The companies surveyed 400 people who logged 6,400 mobile-phone searches over two weeks. It turns out smartphone users turn to their devices just before buying a product or while browsing sev ... Read More
More than a month and a half after the end of the holiday smartphone-buying season, HTC has released its newest flagship device, which will run the fifth version of HTC's custom UI skin, Sense. The new HTC One is a big deal for the company that is second in line after Samsung among Android device makers. Yet with only 10 percent of the entire smartphone market, it is less than half as popular. The One, in keeping with earlier predecessors from HTC, scores high marks for physical design from TechCrunch. Rejecting the "megapixel myth" that ridiculously high pixel counts in smartphones automatically means better pictures, One’s camera incorporates some new technology ... Read More
When the modern smartphone as we know it debuted in 2007 with the original iPhone, it rapidly began replacing legacy-platform devices like BlackBerry and Symbian. Sales of "modern platform devices" (iOS and Android) eventually overtook legacies about four years after first launch. Now, analyst Sameer Singh has found that the modern smartphone adoption curve and the tablet adoption curve look very much alike. Based on this, he believes that inferences can be made about tablet sales gr ... Read More
Since the very first iPhone, Apple and its fans have continually redefined what it means to be a loyal user. Each new iPhone or iPad release has come along with massive media hype, months (and even years) of speculation and nigh-on-hysterical adoration. It made the infamous "CrackBerry" addiction look positively healthy. Well, according to a report from research-consulting firm Brand Keys on mobile users' emotional engagement and loyalty, things have changed. Now, Samsung owns the top spot for smartphones while Amazon is number one in the hearts of tablet owners. Such findings would have been unimaginable only a year ... Read More
Samsung has previewed the premium suite of features that will be available on the Galaxy S III. First is the ability to check your Facebook newsfeed directly from the phone’s lock screen. Dubbed “Facebook Lock Ticker,” if you come across an interesting story, you simply press on it, and the phone launches Facebook enabling you to like or share. Another feature is “Reader Mode.” It lets you view only the text and pictures of a webs ... Read More
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