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Browser market share: Chrome leads the pack overall, but Safari more usable on mobile

Google’s home-grown Chrome browser reportedly leads the browser market, with higher market share across mobile and desktop devices than Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera combined. This report comes from social analytics company Sociaholic,…


Sharp Officially Enters Philippine Smartphone Market with the SH530U

Popular Japanese consumer brand Sharp has officially entered the robust Philippine smartphone market with the official unveiling of the SH530U.


LG Unveils New Flagship Smartphone

LG will launch the Optimus G smartphone next week in South Korea, pinning hope on the new Android device to help revive its loss-making mobile business.

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Sales Hit 20 Million in 3 Months

Samsung reports having sold 20 million units of the Galaxy S3 smartphone within its first three months.


Apple-Samsung Case: Date Set for Hearing Over Phone Ban

Apple’s legal motion to have some Samsung mobile phones banned in the US will now be heard in court in December.

People walk past by banners advertising Samsung and Apple's smart phones at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. A U.S. jury’s $1 billion verdict against Samsung for what rival Apple claimed was the illegal copying of its iPhone and iPad designs signals a turning point for the South Korean electronics giant known for its prowess in adapting the innovations of others and nimbly executing production. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Apple Victory Means Soul-Searching for Samsung

Samsung needs to recreate itself as an innovator, not an imitator. The switch will be more challenging and time-consuming than shortcuts Samsung used to take.

Customers visit a BlackBerry shop in a shopping mall in Jakarta, Indonesia. Feature phones are the majority in the country, and smartphone users are a small minority. (AP)

Indonesia a Big Market for Feature Phones

Feature phones are extremely popular in Indonesia, where smartphones are lagging behind. It’s either a difficult digital divide or a big opportunity.


Apple awarded $1B in Damages From Samsung In US Court

A US court has ordered Samsung to pay Apple $1.05bn in damages for infringing intellectual property.

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Xiaomi Mi2 Launched, But Will it Also Sell Outside of China?

Xiaomi has just made its much-anticipated launch of the Mi2 smartphone, promising impressive specs at a low price.

An artist uses the Samsung Galaxy Note to draw a Batman figure at a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 in New York. Available in the U.S. starting Thursday, the $499 tablet comes with a pen, or more precisely, a stylus. The Galaxy Note shows that the pressure is building on the iPad, and Apple will have to work if it wants to maintain its lead. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Samsung Starts US, UK, Korea Sales of Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung is taking another shot at the dominance of Apple’s iPad with a tablet equipped with a digital pen and a split screen mode at the same price tag.


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