Apple captures 92% of all smartphone profits in Q1 2015

We’re not sure if we’ll be happy about the news but Apple has recently beaten Samsung and any other phone makers today when it comes to profits. A recent estimate by Cannacord Genuity’s managing director Mike Walkley said that the Cupertino company has taken 92% of the total operating income from the top phone makers in the world today during the first quarter of 2015.

Pre-holiday apps and games sales [UPDATE]

Many in the world are just counting down the days, for one reason or another. But rather than just doing nothing while waiting, you can start your holiday shopping with a selection of apps and games that are already shaving off a few dollars from their price tags to beat the maddening holiday rush. Here's just the tip of the iceberg, with many more surely to come in the days ahead.

Insiders say Samsung Galaxy S5 sales 40% lower than expected

It was quite clear that Samsung was visibly upbeat about the potential of the Samsung Galaxy S5, with the South Korean gadget giant increasing production of the current flagship more than compared to past units. It even went through the hassle of launching the device simultaneously in multiple countries back in April, but sources from inside the business say that Samsung is selling Galaxy S5s at least 40% lower than the management expected.

iPhone 5S tops in sales, but Android flagships are coming

Sluggish Android device sales have led the iPhone 5S to sell better than expected, according to some analysts. The flagship iOS device is tops in US sales, and leads the way in various other countries it’s available in as well. Taking advantage of a lull in Android flagship energy, Apple’s reign may not last long.

Gartner: device shipments to hit nearly 2 billion in 2014

Gartner has released a new study today, and they’re forecasting big mobile phone and tablet shipments for 2014. They believe that at the end of 2014, OEMs around the globe will have shipped 1.895 billion devices, a 4.6% increase over 2013. According to them, lower-end and mid-range devices are the reason for the bump, as well as expanding emerging markets. Oddly enough, these are similar gains as to those they noted in 2013.

Android tablet market share jumps to nearly 62%

Gartner has released their statistics on global tablet sales, showing Android to be the superior platform. The market share for the platform rose to 61.9% globally in 2013, up from 45.8% in 2012. Across the board, sales were up for all platforms, but iOS saw a sharp decline in market share.

LG G2 sales top 3 million, according to analyst reports

There are always some issues when dealing with device sales figures. To begin with, there is the bit about whether they are actually sold, or just shipped. The former means the device has reached a users hands and the latter means the manufacturer shipped the device and it is sitting on a shelf waiting to reach a customer. Aside from needing that distinction, there is also the difference between analyst reports and numbers direct from the manufacturer.
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