Samsung Beats Apple In The Premium Smartphones Segment In 2015

3.3 mn premium smartphones were shipped in 2015, of the total 96.4 mn. This accounted for 3.4% of the total Smartphone shipments, said Cyber Media Research. 53% growth registered in Premium Segment Smartphones through 2015. 13% of the devices were shipped with the latest version of the OS.

Samsung Launches Gear S2 Smartwatch And Gear VR Headset In India

Gear VR, a virtual reality headset and Gear S2, a smartwatch is priced at Rs.8,200 and Rs 24,300 respectively. Gear S2 comes in a circular design and is available in two variants; the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 Classic. The smartwatch runs on Samsung’s Tizen OS and its battery lasts for 2-3 days.

Samsung Launches Its Galaxy Note 5 And S6 Edge+ Phablets

Both devices feature 5.7-inch QHD displays, with the S6 Edge+ retaining its signature dual curved screen. Specs of both devices are similar too featuring an octa-core Exynos 7420 SoC coupled to 4GB of RAM, 3,000mAh batteries, 16MP rear and 5MP front-facing cameras. The biggest difference however is the lack of the S Pen in the S6 Edge+.

Google, Samsung To Release Monthly Android Security Updates For Devices

Following the discovery of the Stagefright vulnerability, Google and Samsung have announced that they will roll out Android Security Updates for Nexus and Galaxy devices once every month. Google says its monthly updates will be in addition to the updates the company rolls out whenever they’re ready. Samsung on the other hand says its working with carriers across the globe to perfect the method for regular updates.

Apple And Samsung Sold Less Tablets In 2015; Tablet Demand In Decline (Report)

According to a report by IDC, people are buying lesser tablets worldwide. Apple and Samsung lead the market but have sold fewer tablets than last year; 17.9% and 12% respectively. The data suggests that lack of hardware innovation, competition from smartphones and the ability to upgrade operating systems has seen consumer demand for tablets lower each year.

Samsung Launches Its Thinner/Lighter/Smaller Galaxy Tab S2 Tablets

Samsung has cut down the screen sizes of the Tab S2 to 9.7-inches and 8-inches. The device is powered by am Exynos 5433 octa core SoC coupled to 3GB of RAM. Internal storage stands at 32/64GB with the option to expand that by up to 128GB with a microSD card. Both variants of the device get a display with a resolution of 2,048 x 1,563 pixels.

Samsung’s China-Bound Galaxy A8 Is Its Slimmest Smartphone Yet

The Galaxy A8 measures in at just 5.9mm thick. The device features a premium all-metal construction similar to the Galaxy S6. Despite its tiny frame, the A8 packs a 3,050mAh battery. The device shouldn’t be a slouch either with a Snapdragon 615 processor and 2GB of RAM. There’s a 16MP camera at the rear and a 5MP shooter at the front.

Apple’s Landmark $930mn Patent Win Against Samsung Has Been Partially Reversed

A US appeals court has thrown out Apple’s trademark finding that the appearance of the iPhone can be protected. This means 40% of the $930 million verdict which Apple had won must be reconsidered, even though the prior patent infringement verdict was upheld. The ruling is important from the perspective because it says making a phone with the general appearance of an iPhone isn’t illegal.