Qualcomm reported falling earnings in the first quarter, and reduced its 2015 financial outlook from its previous expectations. The company also warned it expects Samsung to continue to move away from Qualcomm chips in future phones--exacerbating a trend Samsung started with its new flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S6, which dropped Qualcomm chips in favor of Samsung's own silicon.
Qualcomm will go with Samsung Electronics as its partner to manufacture its next-generation Snapdragon 820 chipset, according to a Re/code report, potentially dealing another blow to silicon fabricator Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.
Most of the growth in the U.S smartphone market is coming from buyers over the age of 55 and from those making under $30,000 per year, according to new report from the NPD Group.
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LG Electronics is seemingly doing all it can to drum up interest in its next flagship smartphone, the G4, ahead of its official debut on April 28: The company is going to allow select customers to test out the phone before it is formally announced.
Samsung Electronics reported that it expects to post a better-than-expected operating profit for the first quarter. Samsung and its carrier partners will start selling the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, its curved-screen counterpart, on Friday, and the hope among investors is that the phone can boost Samsung's mobile profit margins.
Apple will use Samsung processors in its next iPhone, according to a new report. Further, Samsung is using its own modems in some models of its new Galaxy S6 smartphone instead of those from Qualcomm. The developments could help Samsung turn a $900 million loss last year into a $900 million gain this year in its non-memory semiconductor business, according to HI Investment.
Vendors will ship a total of 45.7 million wearable units in 2015, up 133.4 per cent from 2014.
Anticipation is high for the upcoming launch of Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones, which are scheduled to hit stores April 10, with most major operators taking preorders for the devices starting today. To try to steal customers away from the competition, operators T-Mobile and Sprint are getting creative with their Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge deals.
T-Mobile US is planning to lure subscribers away from the competition with the promise of a year's worth of video streaming service Netflix with the purchase of a new Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge.