Apple's marketing chief, Phil Schiller, is going on the warpath, blasting Google's Android platform and touting the iPhone just ahead of rival Samsung Electronics' introduction of its Galaxy S IV Android smartphone. Schiller gave a series of interviews in an attempt to blunt the impact of the S IV, actions that analysts saw as a defensive crouch for Apple.
Apple Senior President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller opened fire on archrival Google's Android mobile operating system, proclaiming "Android is often given as a free replacement for a feature phone and the experience isn't as good as [Apple's] iPhone" in an interview with The Wall Street Journal .
Samsung announced its new Galaxy S4 smartphone. The gadget features a wide range of top-flight features and functions including a Full HD Super AMOLED display, a 5-inch screen, a 13-megapixel camera, and support for a wide range of wireless networks including multiple LTE networks.
Samsung Electronics will take the wraps off its Galaxy S IV smartphone tomorrow in New York City, but it already has one advantage over rival Apple: it's spending more on marketing.
Samsung Electronics is widely expected to unveil its latest flagship device, the Galaxy S IV smartphone, Thursday night at a media event in New York City, and when it does it will be showing off more than just new hardware and software--Samsung will be displaying to the world how it approaches a major smartphone launch now that it is the undisputed global leader in smartphones and handsets in general.
HTC reported that its February sales plunged 44 percent from the year-ago period, down to around $381.7 million, as the company awaits the launch of its new One smartphone, which it hopes will help reinvigorate sales. The weak showing is also an indication that the smartphone maker's emphasis on Microsoft's Windows Phone in the fourth quarter and into the early part of 2013 has done little to help stanch the company's bleeding.
Samsung Electronics is gearing up for the launch of its Galaxy S IV smartphone next week, and leaks are starting to pour in about the gadget's purported specifications and features. According to a New York Times report, one of the new software features will allow the device to track users' eyes to determine when to scroll to a page on the screen.
Apple's iPhone 5 was the world's best-selling smartphone in the fourth quarter, according to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics. The firm said Apple's latest model, along with its older iPhone 4S, outsold Samsung Electronics' flagship Galaxy S III during the fourth quarter.
Samsung Electronics will announce its next flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S IV, on March 14, according to multiple reports. That date would put the S IV announcement almost two months ahead of a similar one for the company's Galaxy S III phone last year.
Samsung Electronics said global sales of its flagship Galaxy S smartphone line have now surpassed 100 million, a milestone that highlights Samsung's position at the top of the smartphone heap.