Google is developing a smartwatch based on the Android operating system to compete with Apple's rumored iWatch, according to people familiar with the search giant's plans consulted by the Wall Street Journal.
Samsung saw its shipments of smartphones to Western Europe increase 31 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2013, while Apple's smartphone shipments dropped 11 percent for the same period, according to the latest IDC stats.
At its developers' conference held last week, Apple failed to address enterprise mobility management concerns, judged Bill Rom, managing partner at consulting firm 151 Advisors.
China's smartphone shipments are forecast by IDC to grow at 6 percent annually, exceeding 460 million units.
Shipments of smartphones with AMOLED panels are forecast to reach more than 217 million units this year, up from 134 million in units in 2012, according to the latest research from NPD DisplaySearch.
The next-generation of smartphones and giant building-mounted screens are predicted to spur "massive growth" in the flexible display market, driving a nearly 250 times increase in shipments through 2020, according to the latest stats from research firm IHS.
Samsung's shares took a nose dive in Seoul on Friday, dropping 6.2 percent, in response to a J.P. Morgan report that Galaxy S4 shipments in the third quarter would be "disappointing," the Wall Street Journal 's MarketWatch reported.
Great. Everyone can take their toys and go home now--except for the smartphone and tablet users who have lost out on billions of dollars in innovation, which went instead to pay patent attorneys and court costs.
A decision this week by the U.S. International Trade Commission could result in a United States import ban of Apple's iPhone 4 and iPad 2 3G due to violations of Samsung patents.
The future smartphone market will definitely grow, but at what rate depends on which research firm you consult.