The affordable flagship has been a well-documented phenomenon that has given us a lot to talk about throughout the past two years. Setting their sights on flagship specifications, various OEMs have managed...
After closing offices, cutting jobs, and tightening the belt, Sony Mobile is finally making a profit again. During Q2 of last year, the company's mobile division lost $188 million. Even though their sales were down 33%, Sony Mobile brought in $4 million in profit from its $1.8 billion in overall revenue.
Facebook has just announced they have grown their mobile user base over 20% compared to last year. Their mobile daily active users are now up to 1.03 billion (which is up 22% compared to last year), and they now have 1.57 billion mobile monthly active users (which is up 20% compared to last year). They also announced that mobile now makes 84% of their total advertising revenue.
Swiftkey has stopped Sync services for its keyboard after it was reported that a few users started seeing suggestions that did not belong to them. A user reported seeing German suggestions on an English keyboard along with a different person's email. The error is believed to have been caused because of a bug in the keyboard's synchronization features and hence, these have been deactivated till the issue is solved.
Alphabet also published their financial report this week and this showed the company brought in $21.3 billion in overall revenue for the quarter. This is up from $17.7 billion in revenue that they brought in during Q2 of last year. Of that $21.3 billion in revenue, $5.8 billion was non-GAAP net profit, and that is up from $4.8 billion when compared to the same quarter last year.
LG has just published their financial report for the second quarter of this year. The company's mobile division lost $132 million due to weak sales of the LG G5, which is actually better than how they did in Q1 of this year with a lost of $170 million. However, LG was able to bring in $503 million in overall profit thanks to its home appliance and TV divisions.
Thanks to the success of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung's Q2 profits are the highest in 2 years. The company brought in $45.2 billion in overall revenue, which is up 5% compared to the same quarter last year. Of that $45.2 billion, $7.22 billion was pure profit and that was up 18% compared to the second quarter of 2015.
Prisma Labs recently launched their popular art filter application in the Play Store and it has become wildly popular since its release. Bloomberg published an interview with the developers this week and it seems like they are working on a feature that will add video support to the app. However, we are told the company needs to improve its computing infrastructure before they release it.
You probably know Wikipedia well, given we all use it at some point or another.It's one of the best sites from which you can learn about people, events or places, even if superficially. Now its Android client has been rewritten and features a completely redesigned home screen. As a result, reading Wikipedia will be much more enjoyable on mobile. Give it a shot!
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