My Mobility Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:36:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Questo record di Galaxy S9 non farebbe sorridere Samsung, se venisse confermato http://mymobility.live/2018/08/01/questo-record-di-galaxy-s9-non-farebbe-sorridere-samsung-se-venisse-confermato/#respond Wed, 01 Aug 2018 09:27:34 +0000 admin Uncategorized http://mymobility.live/?p=59 L’ultimo top di gamma Samsung è stato presentato alla fine dello scorso febbraio ed ha avuto un’accoglienza non particolarmente calorosa, dal punto […]

L’ultimo top di gamma Samsung è stato presentato alla fine dello scorso febbraio ed ha avuto un’accoglienza non particolarmente calorosa, dal punto di vista delle vendite. Non è la prima volta che parliamo di scarse vendite di Galaxy S9 ed oggi torniamo a farlo per riportarvi, addirittura, quello che sarebbe un record negativo per Samsung, se venisse confermato.

Innanzitutto, è importante precisare che il termine “scarso” è utilizzato proporzionalmente alle vendite medie fatte registrare dai dispositivi Samsung, pertanto si parla comunque di cifre importanti, nell’ordine dei milioni. Stando a quanto riportato da un quotidiano sudcoreano le spedizioni di Galaxy S9, ed S9+, durante il secondo quadrimestre 2018 sono calate rispetto a quelle avvenute durante il primo quadrimestre. Sarebbe la prima volta nella storia dei dispositivi Galaxy S che accade una cosa del genere.

In particolare, le cifre ammontano a 10 milioni di dispositivi spediti nel primo quadrimestre e 9 milioni spediti nel secondo. Negli anni scorsi, gli smartphone della gamma Galaxy S sono stati presentati sempre alla fine del primo quadrimestre dell’anno e, ragionevolmente, hanno fatto registrare vendite maggiori durante il secondo quadrimestre dell’anno rispetto al primo.

Samsung non ha ne confermato ne smentito i dati sopra riportati, nelle sue dichiarazioni si apprende che ha registrato una flessione dei ricavi a causa di un’attenuazione delle vendite dei suoi top di gamma, ma non entra nel dettaglio. Ribadiamo, quindi, che si tratta di dati non confermati ufficialmente.

Galaxy S9 ed S9+ a 10/15 euro al mese e con anticipo di 99 euro

TIM ha ufficializzato una serie di modifiche per l’iniziativa rivolta a tutti i clienti TIM da almeno 1 anno che consente di acquistare alcuni smartphone top di gamma (e non) a rate.

A differenza della precedente promozione che prevedeva rispettivamente una rata di 10 e 15 euro al mese senza alcun anticipo, l’operatore italiano ha aumentato di quasi 100 euro il prezzo finale rateizzato dei più recenti top di gamma Galaxy S9 ed S9+.

Di seguito un piccolo prospetto riassuntivo:

  • Galaxy S9: 10 euro al mese per 30 mesi. Contributo iniziale 99 euro. Costo totale 399 euro.
  • Galaxy S9: 15 euro al mese per 30 mesi. Contributo iniziale 0 euro. Costo totale 450 euro.
  • Galaxy S9+: 15 euro al mese per 30 mesi. Contributo iniziale 99 euro. Costo totale 549 euro.
  • Galaxy S9+ (256GB): 15 euro al mese per 30 mesi. Contributo iniziale 99 euro. Costo totale 549 euro
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Kantar Q2 2018: Android domina ancora il mercato. iPhone X è leader in Cina http://mymobility.live/2018/07/25/kantar-q2-2018-android-domina-ancora-il-mercato-iphone-x-e-leader-in-cina/#respond Wed, 25 Jul 2018 11:09:19 +0000 admin Gadgets http://mymobility.live/?p=54 Kantar Worldpanel ha pubblicato il suo ultimo rapporto relativo alle quote di mercato occupate dai principali sistemi operativi per dispositivi mobili. […]

Kantar Worldpanel ha pubblicato il suo ultimo rapporto relativo alle quote di mercato occupate dai principali sistemi operativi per dispositivi mobili. Il periodo di riferimento è il Q2 2018 (aprile, maggio e giugno) e, come di consueto, vengono presi in considerazione soltanto i mercati più importanti.

Android rimane il leader incontrastato, nonostante alcune importanti perdine in Germania, Francia, Spagna e Stati Uniti, grazie agli incrementi registrati in Italia, Cina e Gran Bretagna. In quest’ultima nazione ha giocato un ruolo fondamentale il recente Huawei P20 Pro che ha fatto schizzare la quota di mercato del marchio dal 2,7% al 13,7% (2° trimestre 2018).

iOS ha registrato la migliore performance negli USA con un +5,9% rispetto al medesimo trimestre dello scorso anno, confermando, ancora una volta, il suo strapotere americano nel quale mercato gli iPhone rappresentano 8 dei 10 modelli più venduti degli ultimi tre mesi.

In Cina, nonostante iOS abbia ceduto il 2% dello share a favore di Android, iPhone X continua ad essere il dispositivo mobile più venduto, traguardo raggiunto già nel novembre del 2017 e mantenuto saldo fino ad ora. Un altro dato importante sulla Cina riguarda i marchi leader come Huawei, Apple, Xiaomi e BBK Group (Oppo e Vivo) che hanno aumentato ulteriormente le loro fette di mercato fino all”87% complessivo, lasciando sempre meno spazio ai concorrenti che ora rappresentano appena il 13% delle vendite.

Trovate informazioni più dettagliate nell’immagine presente qui sopra e nello specchietto interattivo ufficiale Kantar Worldpanel.

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Ist das Galaxy S9 Schuld? Gewinn bei Samsung zurückgegangen http://mymobility.live/2018/07/09/ist-das-galaxy-s9-schuld-gewinn-bei-samsung-zuruckgegangen/#respond Mon, 09 Jul 2018 09:22:57 +0000 admin Uncategorized http://mymobility.live/?p=50 Eisige Zeiten bei Samsung: Der Umsatz im zweiten Quartal 2018 bleibt hinter den Erwartungen zurück. Analysten führen diesen Umstand […]

Eisige Zeiten bei Samsung: Der Umsatz im zweiten Quartal 2018 bleibt hinter den Erwartungen zurück. Analysten führen diesen Umstand auf die schwachen Verkaufszahlen des Galaxy S9 zurück. Doch es gibt auch gute Nachrichten.

Im letzten Jahr konnte Samsung noch in jedem Quartal Gewinne verzeichnen, doch jetzt scheint die Rekordserie am Ende angelangt zu sein: Zwar konnte der Gewinn aufgrund des hervorragend laufenden Chip-Geschäfts um ca. 5,2 Prozent gesteigert werden, der Umsatz hingegen ging um 5 Prozent zurück. Schuld daran sollen die schwachen Verkaufszahlen des Galaxy S9 sein. Obwohl der Preis des aktuellen Flaggschiff-Smartphones von Samsung seit Marktstart im März bereits um ca. 40 Prozent gefallen ist, bleiben die Verkaufszahlen weiterhin hinter den Erwartungen zurück.

Galaxy S9: Nur das S3 verkaufte sich noch schlechter

Das Galaxy S9 verkauft sich schlechter als das Galaxy S8 – und damit nicht genug: The Verge schreibt, dass sich seit dem Galaxy S3 kein anderes Samsung-Galaxy-Smartphone der S-Reihe schlechter verkauft hat. Wir erinnern uns: Das Galaxy S3 war der Nachfolger des sehr erfolgreichen S2 und stand ganz klar im Schatten dessen. Auch das Galaxy S5 verkaufte sich schlechter als sein Vorgänger. Der absolute Top-Seller ist immer noch das Galaxy S7 mit ungefähr 50 Millionen verkauften Einheiten. Selbst unter den aktuellen Smartphone-Bestsellern befindet es sich vor dem S9.

Von einem Flop zu sprechen, wäre vielleicht übertrieben, doch bereits der Vorverkauf lief nicht gut und auch im Heimatland Südkorea riss man das Galaxy S9 Samsung nicht gerade aus den Händen. Die Gründe für den Misserfolg sind vielfältig: Die Vorgänger-Modelle sind den meisten Nutzern immer noch gut genug, kosten nochmal deutlich weniger. Das Galaxy S7 ist schon für ca. 320 Euro zu haben, das S8 ist ungefähr 100 Euro teurer und unterschiedet sich nur in Nuancen vom aktuellen Smasung-Flaggschiff.

Konkurrenz aus China macht Samsung das Leben schwer

Ein weiterer Grund ist die massiv wachsende Konkurrenz aus China: Huawei, Honor, OnePlus und Co. brachten in der letzten Zeit tolle Geräte auf den Markt, die sich zum Teil sehr gut verkauft haben. Ob Samsung sich aus dieser Lage befreien kann, könnten wir schon bald erfahren. In Kürze steht die Präsentation des Galaxy Note 9 bevor und nächstes Jahr wird mit dem Galaxy X eine komplett neue Smartphone-Technologie vorgestellt. Eines sollte klar sein: Um wettbewerbsfähig zu bleiben, muss Samsung mit Innovationen glänzen. Ob dem Konzern mit dem faltbaren Galaxy X eine kleine Revolution gelingt, ist mit Spannung abzuwarten.

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Nobody wants to buy Samsung Galaxy S9 in Ireland because of this http://mymobility.live/2018/06/10/nobody-wants-to-buy-samsung-galaxy-s9-in-ireland-because-of-this/#respond Sun, 10 Jun 2018 09:05:10 +0000 admin Gadgets http://mymobility.live/?p=46 Chinese manufacturer OnePlus has launched its latest effort to dethrone Android’s top handsets: the OnePlus 6. But how […]

Chinese manufacturer OnePlus has launched its latest effort to dethrone Android’s top handsets: the OnePlus 6.

But how does it actually fare in the head-to-head stakes? And, more importantly, is it worth your money over Samsung’s Galaxy S9?

Not obviously cheaper

There’s one clear reason (and for many the only reasonto buy one of the second tier Android devices: cost. On the surface of it, at $529, versus the Galaxy S9’s $720, there’s no comparison.

The S9 is more expensive because of the higher end hardware it comes with, but OnePlus’ entire gambit is that it provides a similar top-end experience at a lower price.

That is true to an extent, and the Chinese manufacturer is good at mimicking certain high-end features to a lesser degree – such as the unnecessary USB-C connection that came with the OnePlus 2, or the fast but less secure (than Apple’s) facial recognition technology- that gives the devices the air of expense without the actual expensive bits.

I think OnePlus is better at this than most other cheap(ish) Android devices. So if you want the best possible attempt at a high-end phone, then OnePlus leads the pack.

That damn notch

It’s probably time critics of the notch – myself included – acquiesced to the reality that it’s going to be something we see a lot more of in the future. The core concept, that it maximizes the display and extends the screen to body ratio, is solid. The fact it’s a blatant rip off of Apple’s design shouldn’t come into the debate. Shouldn’t…

Practically, the notch does have a functional purpose. Whilst the Samsung Galaxy S9 does have an impressive 83.6% screen to body ratio, the OnePlus edges it with 83.8%, which is thanks to the notch. So you’re getting more screen (relative to body) and more display goodness for a lot less money.

Plus, less tech-savvy people might mistake your OnePlus 6 for an iPhone X, which is the whole point, right?

Dual sim by standard

There is a dual-sim Galaxy S9 model but it’s only available in certain markets – markets where that feature is popular, like Asia. The OnePlus does this by standard for all models and – to my memory – always has. If you haven’t made use of dual-sim in the UK or US, you should – it’s a traveler’s best friend.

Simpler OS

Samsung has made some impressive strides in slimming down its proprietary UI Samsung Experience (formerly known as TouchWiz), but there’s still some way to go. Galaxy and Note phones still double up on apps like email, app store, calculator and others – plus all of the additional bloat that typically comes with Samsung devices.

OnePlus’ Oxygen OS doesn’t stray too far from stock Android, which, for me, is the only option when it comes to the best Android user experience. This also means that OnePlus should get faster Android security and OS updates, whereas there’s an inbuilt delay with Samsung – and other heavily skinned – Android devices.

One of the chosen few

OnePlus is one of the 12 devices that will support the Android P beta. This means owners of the OnePlus 6 will get early access to the latest version of Android, which looks like it will be one of the biggest updates in a while.

Android P is the result of Google’s heavy focus on Assistant and AI, with increased automation at the core of the OS update. Check out my breakdown of Google’s vision for a smart smartphone for a more detailed look at the next phase of Android.

New features like Your Match on Google Maps, which reduces restaurant research, or adaptive battery and adaptive brightness, which eliminate endlessly toggling the settings. There’s also the new “Actions” and “Slices” which, in essence, reduce the amount of interaction needed to perform a particular task by providing relevant in-app information – or a task – when you need it.

Other stuff like Google lens, clearer Google Maps directions and Google Duplex (whenever it arrives), will be available – in beta form – for OnePlus owners too.

On the other hand…

Of course, there’s more to the OnePlus Vs. Galaxy S9 comparison than notes and notches.

Samsung’s Super AMOLED QHD display is the best in the businesses (especially up against the full HD display of the OnePlus 6), which is a large part of why it costs more. The camera on the S9, too, is one of the best on the market too.

Elsewhere, the water and dust resistance IP68 rating and expandable storage (up to a huge 400GB) in the Galaxy S9 makes Samsung’s flagship one of the true all-rounder smartphones available right now. It basically does everything. Which, again, why it costs that much more.

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5 Reasons To Buy The OnePlus 6 Over Samsung’s Galaxy S9 http://mymobility.live/2018/05/20/5-reasons-to-buy-the-oneplus-6-over-samsungs-galaxy-s9/#respond Sun, 20 May 2018 08:24:19 +0000 admin Gadgets http://mymobility.live/?p=42 Chinese manufacturer OnePlus has launched its latest effort to dethrone Android’s top handsets: the OnePlus 6. But how […]

Chinese manufacturer OnePlus has launched its latest effort to dethrone Android’s top handsets: the OnePlus 6.

But how does it actually fare in the head-to-head stakes? And, more importantly, is it worth your money over Samsung’s Galaxy S9?

Not obviously cheaper

There’s one clear reason (and for many the only reasonto buy one of the second tier Android devices: cost. On the surface of it, at $529, versus the Galaxy S9’s $720, there’s no comparison.

The S9 is more expensive because of the higher end hardware it comes with, but OnePlus’ entire gambit is that it provides a similar top-end experience at a lower price.

That is true to an extent, and the Chinese manufacturer is good at mimicking certain high-end features to a lesser degree – such as the unnecessary USB-C connection that came with the OnePlus 2, or the fast but less secure (than Apple’s) facial recognition technology- that gives the devices the air of expense without the actual expensive bits.

I think OnePlus is better at this than most other cheap(ish) Android devices. So if you want the best possible attempt at a high-end phone, then OnePlus leads the pack.

That damn notch

It’s probably time critics of the notch – myself included – acquiesced to the reality that it’s going to be something we see a lot more of in the future. The core concept, that it maximizes the display and extends the screen to body ratio, is solid. The fact it’s a blatant rip off of Apple’s design shouldn’t come into the debate. Shouldn’t…

Practically, the notch does have a functional purpose. Whilst the Samsung Galaxy S9 does have an impressive 83.6% screen to body ratio, the OnePlus edges it with 83.8%, which is thanks to the notch. So you’re getting more screen (relative to body) and more display goodness for a lot less money.

Plus, less tech-savvy people might mistake your OnePlus 6 for an iPhone X, which is the whole point, right?

Dual sim by standard

There is a dual-sim Galaxy S9 model but it’s only available in certain markets – markets where that feature is popular, like Asia. The OnePlus does this by standard for all models and – to my memory – always has. If you haven’t made use of dual-sim in the UK or US, you should – it’s a traveler’s best friend.

Simpler OS

Samsung has made some impressive strides in slimming down its proprietary UI Samsung Experience (formerly known as TouchWiz), but there’s still some way to go. Galaxy and Note phones still double up on apps like email, app store, calculator and others – plus all of the additional bloat that typically comes with Samsung devices.

OnePlus’ Oxygen OS doesn’t stray too far from stock Android, which, for me, is the only option when it comes to the best Android user experience. This also means that OnePlus should get faster Android security and OS updates, whereas there’s an inbuilt delay with Samsung – and other heavily skinned – Android devices.

One of the chosen few

OnePlus is one of the 12 devices that will support the Android P beta. This means owners of the OnePlus 6 will get early access to the latest version of Android, which looks like it will be one of the biggest updates in a while.

Android P is the result of Google’s heavy focus on Assistant and AI, with increased automation at the core of the OS update. Check out my breakdown of Google’s vision for a smart smartphone for a more detailed look at the next phase of Android.

New features like Your Match on Google Maps, which reduces restaurant research, or adaptive battery and adaptive brightness, which eliminate endlessly toggling the settings. There’s also the new “Actions” and “Slices” which, in essence, reduce the amount of interaction needed to perform a particular task by providing relevant in-app information – or a task – when you need it.

Other stuff like Google lens, clearer Google Maps directions and Google Duplex (whenever it arrives), will be available – in beta form – for OnePlus owners too.

On the other hand…

Of course, there’s more to the OnePlus Vs. Galaxy S9 comparison than notes and notches.

Samsung’s Super AMOLED QHD display is the best in the businesses (especially up against the full HD display of the OnePlus 6), which is a large part of why it costs more. The camera on the S9, too, is one of the best on the market too.

Elsewhere, the water and dust resistance IP68 rating and expandable storage (up to a huge 400GB) in the Galaxy S9 makes Samsung’s flagship one of the true all-rounder smartphones available right now. It basically does everything. Which, again, why it costs that much more.

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Android Oreo Lands On The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active On AT&T http://mymobility.live/2018/04/03/android-oreo-lands-on-the-samsung-galaxy-s8-active-on-att/#respond Tue, 03 Apr 2018 13:43:38 +0000 admin Smartphones http://mymobility.live/?p=32 AT&T is continuing to roll out the Android Oreo update to a range of devices, the latest handset […]

AT&T is continuing to roll out the Android Oreo update to a range of devices, the latest handset to get the update is the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Android Oreo update brings a range of new features to the handset, the update comes with the build number G892AUCU2BRCS and it takes the handset to Android 8.0 Oreo.

The Android 8.0 Oreo update has been released as an over the air update for the Galaxy S8 Active, it also comes with Google’s Android security update for March. This update also comes with some security fixes in Samsung’s own software.

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OnePlus Teases Their New OnePlus 6 Smartphone http://mymobility.live/2018/04/03/oneplus-teases-their-new-oneplus-6-smartphone/#respond Tue, 03 Apr 2018 13:42:23 +0000 admin Smartphones http://mymobility.live/?p=29 The new OnePlus 6 smartphone is expected to launch later this month, we previously saw a teaser photofor the […]

The new OnePlus 6 smartphone is expected to launch later this month, we previously saw a teaser photofor the handset and now OnePlus has posted a teaser video in Twitter.

We previously heard that the new OnePlus flagship will feature a 6.28 inch AMOLED display with a FHD+ resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels. The device will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and 6GB of RAM, plus 128GB of storage.

We are also expecting another version of the device with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The handset will come with high end cameras on the front and back. On the front of the device there will be a 20 megapixel camera for video chat and Selfies, on the back there will be a dual camera setup of one 16 megapixel camera and one 20 megapixel camera.

The handset will come with the latest version of Googl’s mobile OS Android 8.1 Oreo and it will feature a 3450 mAh battery.

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Apple Releases Their iOS 11.3 Software Update http://mymobility.live/2018/04/03/apple-releases-their-ios-11-3-software-update/#respond Tue, 03 Apr 2018 13:39:15 +0000 admin Smartphones http://mymobility.live/?p=26 Apple has released their iOS 11.3 software update, the software is now available as an over the air update […]

Apple has released their iOS 11.3 software update, the software is now available as an over the air update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The company recently released the software for their new iPad and now it is being released to everyone.

This is the companies largest update to their mobile OS since the release of their iOS 11 and it brings a wide range of new features to Apple devices.

The update comes with four new Animoji, these will include a dragon, bear, lion. Plus ARKit 1.5 and support for messages in iCloud. It also includes Apple’s new battery management feature. This give you a lot more information about your battery. It lets you know if it needs replaced, it also lets you know if your handset us being slowed down by a degraded battery.

You can download the update on your iPhone or iPad by going to Settings > General > Software update. If you install the update and notice any other new features, please leave a comment below and let us know.

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Lenovo Mirage Solo Standalone VR Headset Now Available To Preorder For $400 http://mymobility.live/2018/04/03/lenovo-mirage-solo-standalone-vr-headset-now-available-to-preorder-for-400/#respond Tue, 03 Apr 2018 13:37:22 +0000 admin Technologies http://mymobility.live/?p=20 Ahead of its adjusted May 5th 2018 launch date the new Lenovo Mirage Solo standalone VR headset is now available […]

Ahead of its adjusted May 5th 2018 launch date the new Lenovo Mirage Solo standalone VR headset is now available to preorder priced at $400, together with the Lenovo VR180 camera. The Lenovo Mirage Solo VR headset is capable of viewing 360 degree videos and VR games and applications without the need for a connection to a PC or using a smartphone.

Internally the VR headset is powered by an Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor supported by 4GB of RAM together with a display QHD IPS display that offers a blur-free, low-latency and 110 degree field of view. Without the need to be tethered to an expensive high-powered PC the Mirage standalone VR headset allows users to explore their virtual world by roaming free as well as Duck, dodge, sidestep and leap, just like in real life, says Lenovo. “Lenovo Mirage Solo’s engineered to be so comfortable, you’ll forget you were wearing it. Artfully weight-balanced and coated with breathable, thick padding, it’s adjustable to your precise measurements. Mirage Solo sports a stand-out look that begs to be worn, while gesturing to the future. VR has never been so appealing.”

The Lenovo Mirage Solo VR headset is now available to preorder from the likes of Amazon and other online retailers and Lenovo partners priced at $400 and will be released on May 6th, 2018 from Amazon. The internal battery of the Lenovo Mirage Solo is capable of providing up to 3 hours of use on a single charge. Enabling users to enjoy “hundreds of incredible experiences at your fingertips–including YouTube, Netflix” and more.

 

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Oppo Digital Is Winding Down Its Digital Business http://mymobility.live/2018/04/03/oppo-digital-is-winding-down-its-digital-business/#respond Tue, 03 Apr 2018 13:35:21 +0000 admin Technologies http://mymobility.live/?p=17 Oppo Digital has announced that it is winding down its digital business. The company previously made DVD players, […]

Oppo Digital has announced that it is winding down its digital business. The company previously made DVD players, Blu-ray players and 4K players, plus a range of audio device. It will no longer make any new devices.

The company has announced that it will stop making any new devices although it will support any existing devices that it has sold. You can see an official statement from the company below.

“Though OPPO Digital will gradually stop manufacturing new products, existing products will continue to be supported, warranties will still be valid, and both in-warranty and out-of-warranty repair services will continue to be available. Firmware will continue to be maintained and updates released from time to time. Customers can rest assured that they will continue to receive the high quality service and support that they have come to expect from OPPO Digital.”

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