Samsung to Focus on Improving Smartphone Software
Samsung plans to boost the appeal of its smartphones by making changes to its software. "The company will focus on strengthening the competitiveness of its software, along with hardware, services and wearable products," said Samsung. It will also debut "an enhanced product mix with the introduction of new lineups, such as the Galaxy A series." Samsung plans to fight a stagnating market by reinforcing its leadership in the flagship space while also increasing shipments of mass market handsets to improve profitability. The company recently reported its fourth quarter earnings, which saw Samsung bring in revenue of $44 billion and record a net profit of $5.1 billion — a drop of 40% compared to the year-ago period. Samsung will continue to foster growth in is chip, panel, Smart Home, IoT, and home appliances businesses with new technology and expanded lineups.
Snapdragon 845 Boasts Advanced Imaging Tools and AI Smarts
Dec 6, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, its flagship system-on-a-chip for 2018. Qualcomm expects the module to form the core of next year's top smartphones, which it will endow with multimedia smarts for both audio and video.
LG Says It Will Release Two Flagship Phones This Year
Jan 26, 2016
LG today said it will introduce two high-end smartphones during 2016 to better compete with its rivals. The company believes the new flagship models and "a more cost-competitive value chain" will help it recoup profits and marketshare throughout the year.
Qualcomm Targets IoT Anew with Snapdragon 210 and SoC
Feb 21, 2017
Qualcomm today revealed two new sets of products design with the Internet of Things in mind. First, the company plans to add support for the Android Things operating system to its Snapdragon 210 processors and X5 LTE modems.
Sony President and CEO Kazuo Hirai to Step Aside
Feb 2, 2018
Sony today said it plans to make changes to its corporate leadership later this year. Current President and CEO Kazuo Hirai, largely seen as responsible for turning around the company's fortunes, will stand down from his leadership role on April 1.