Google, Apple and Microsoft are all expected to show off new enhancements to their respective smartphone operating systems over the next few months.
Samsung Electronics boosted profitability in its mobile business in the first quarter to its highest level in three quarters and promised stronger sales ahead thanks to the global rollout of its flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones. According to research firm Strategy Analytics, Samsung also regained its crown as the world's largest smartphone maker by volume in the first quarter.
Apple enjoyed a brief spike in its share price, as enthusiasm for the company's earnings in the first calendar quarter (Apple's fiscal second quarter) was muted by concerns its iPhone sales may have peaked.
Samsung overtook Apple to again become the world's largest smartphone vendor by volume, capturing a 24 per cent market share in the first quarter of 2015 according to Strategy Analytics.
LG Electronics unveiled the G4, its latest flagship phone, and is focusing on both high-end specifications and a refined fashion sense to set itself apart in the crowded premium smartphone market. The G4, like its predecessor the G3, will go head-to-head with flagship phones from Samsung Electronics, Apple, HTC and others.
Over the next few months, Google, Apple and Microsoft are all expected to show off new enhancements to their respective smartphone operating systems. Each company has a different goal with these unveilings. But what exactly can we expect from Windows 10, iOS 9 and Android M?
AT&T has announced a major expansion of its U-verse TV Everywhere app, adding 41 live programming networks and extending its compatibility to Samsung Gear S wearables.
What exactly can we expect from Windows 10, iOS 9 and Android M? Read this special report from FierceWireless to find out more.
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Apple reported iPhones sales of 61.2 million in its most recent quarter, well above the 58 million iPhones that analysts had been expecting on average. The company also posted increases in its revenues and profits.