Nokia's Collapse Costs It the Top Spot, Samsung Now No. 1
After 14 years, Nokia is no longer the world's largest supplier of cell phones, it has been replaced by Korean rival Samsung. According to data compiled by both IHS iSuppli and Strategy Analytics, Samsung sold 93 million cell phones during the first quarter of the year, giving it 25.4% of the market. Nokia sold 83 million in the first quarter, giving it 22.5% of the global market. Both firms saw sales decline in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the fourth quarter of 2011, but Nokia's decline was much steeper at 27% compared to Samsung's drop of 13%. The research firms place Apple in third place, with 35 million sales in its most recent quarter. Though not all the handset makers have reported first quarter results, IHS iSuppli provisionally ranked RIM in fourth place with 11 million and LG in fifth place with 4 million. These rankings don't include results from Motorola.
AT&T-Run FirstNet More Generally Available to First Responders
AT&T today said fire, medical, police, and other first responders now have more access to its FirstNet network. FirstNet has been available for purchase by agencies, but hasn't been directly sold in stores.
Unicode 11 with Dozens of New Emoji Arrives June 5
New emoji are coming to a phone near you, eventually. Unicode 11.0, which was finalized in February, will be released on June 5, according to Emojipedia.
Memoji Lets iPhone Users Make their Own, Self-Styled Animoji
iOS 12 will make iMessage more fun, says Apple, thanks to the addition of Memoji. Similar to the way Samsung's AR Emoji work, the iOS 12 Memoji will let people customize an animated emoji sticker that resembles their face.
Google Expands Enterprise Recommendation Program to More Phones
Google today said more phone makers now part of its Android Enterprise Recommended program. The Android Enterprise Recommended program, which was launched in February of this year, "establishes best practices and common requirements for devices and services, backed by a thorough testing process conducted by Google." In order to qualify, devices have to meet a number of specifications concerning their hardware, deployment, security updates, and user help programs.
Samsung to Adjust Price of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
Samsung reported its second quarter earnings today and signaled some changes in its handset strategy. Despite the release of its flagship handsets during the quarter, Samsung's mobile phone business saw a 38% decline in profits when compared to the year-ago quarter.
Fire Stephen Elop, The CEO of Nokia
Idiots! How is that Windoze Phone 7 working for you? R.I.P. Nokia
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nokia android phone?
nokia just too stupid to make stuffs that people actually wanna buy!