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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Is Samsung teasing the Galaxy S8 ? Videos



SAMSUNG Display videos in korean are showing for the first time  maybe some kind of prototype without home button and almost bezel less smartphone.

The mobile looks to have a large 6 inch display with AMOLED technology. We took some pictures from the videos below herewith:











Are these really just prototypes or it is a real upcoming Samsung Galaxy 8 ?

Before related post: Samsung Galaxy S8 pic surfaces, coming in April.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Year 2016: PC shipments worldwide market share: Lenovo 21.3%, HP 20.9%, Dell 15.7%, ASUS 7.4%




The Analysis of  Q4 2016 and calendar year 2016 PC worldwide shipments market share was posted before as Q4 2016: PC WorldWide shipments market share: Lenovo 22.4%, HP 21.7%, Dell 15.7%, Apple 7.5%


Q4 2016: PC WorldWide shipments market share: Lenovo 22.4%, HP 21.7%, Dell 15.7%, Apple 7.5%





Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (Desktop, Notebook, and Workstation) totaled 70.2 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016 (4Q16), posting a year-on-year decline of 1.5%, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker. The results continued the recent trend of stabilizing growth, which has been in decline since 2012.

Annually, shipments of traditional PCs slipped to 260 million units, down 5.7% from 2015. The first quarter of 2016 was still constrained by high inventory, free Windows 10 upgrades, and difficult comparisons to commercial replacements in 2014 that were fueled by the end of support for Windows XP. However, mid-2016 and particularly the recent fourth quarter have moved beyond these inhibitors and seen stabilizing commercial demand. Contraction of the consumer PC market has also slowed as growth and competition from tablets and phones has eased up. Recent quarters have faced some tight supply of components such as SSDs, displays, and memory. The supply constraints did not significantly slow overall shipments, and in fact may have boosted growth slightly and accelerated market consolidation as the largest players moved to lock up supply

Mature regions continued to perform best. Japan and Canada extended positive growth from 3Q16, while volume in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region was stable. Shipments in the United States declined slightly, although the country performed slightly better than the global average. Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan)(APeJ) continued to improve with only a mild decline in shipments while Latin America continued to experience significant contraction.

"The fourth quarter results reinforce our expectations for market stabilization, and even some recovery," said Loren Loverde, vice president, Personal Computing Trackers & Forecasting. "The contraction in traditional PC shipments experienced over the past five years finally appears to be giving way as users move to update systems. We have a good opportunity for traditional PC growth in commercial markets, while the consumer segment should also improve as it feels less pressure from slowing phone and tablet markets."

"The U.S. PC market was able to pull off a strong last quarter of the year with impressive growth in the retail PC segment that surpassed expectations," said Neha Mahajan, senior research analyst, Devices & Displays. "Although this might signal regained consumer confidence in the PC market, with most of the sales being driven by aggressive promotions in the holiday season, it needs to be seen how much of the real demand is carried forward in the coming quarters."

Regional Highlights
The United States market witnessed a slight decline in shipments this quarter. Following inventory growth in the third quarter, the fourth quarter saw growth toning down. At the same time, the retail PC market in the U.S. came out strong, backed by aggressive promotions by top PC vendors in December. Overall, traditional PC shipments for 4Q16 stood at 17.0 million units.

The EMEA market performed better than expected, fueled by strong holiday season sales of traditional PCs. While desktops performed in line with IDC's expectations, notebooks grew above forecast across the region. However, component shortages are expected to have driven some of the vendors' shipment towards inventory build-up.

The Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) traditional PC market continued to stabilize with only a slight year-on-year contraction. The demonetization crisis in India had a significant impact on the market, stifling demand and inhibiting shipments in the consumer and SMB segments, but recovery towards the end of the quarter allowed for more sell-in. In China, robust demand for consumer notebooks supported by a shift to thin and light devices continued. The commercial market in most APeJ countries remained soft. Projects in India have been delayed, while China saw weaker than expected commercial demand. A negative macroeconomic environment also inhibited shipments, particularly in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines. On the other hand, larger orders from the public sector pushed the commercial market above expectations in Korea.

The Japan traditional PC market came in ahead of forecast, but still slowed from the third quarter, as expected. Consumer shipments remained under pressure while the commercial segment was resilient, driving overall growth in 4Q16.

Vendor Highlights
Lenovo continued to hold the top spot, though the competition with HP remains fierce. The top vendor still faced a tough climate in APeJ but made significant strides in the holiday quarter in Europe and the Americas with a stronger performance in notebooks and capped the quarter growing globally at 1.7%, ending six consecutive quarters of year-on-year declines.

HP Inc. held the second position, growing 6.6% compared to 4Q15 for its third consecutive quarter of positive growth and shipping more than 15 million units for the first time since 4Q14. HP Inc. further consolidated its share in the United States market, growing its market share to 31%. The company also saw sizable gains in EMEA and APeJ.

Dell Technologies also had a productive quarter with shipments of just over 11 million (the first time it has done so since 4Q11) and growth of 8.2%. The number 3 vendor managed positive year-on-year growth in every region with strong notebook volume as well as a positive desktop quarter.

Apple was boosted by the launch of new MacBook Pro models during the fourth quarter. The company moved back into fourth place and stabilized global shipments.

ASUS growth slipped in the fourth quarter, particularly in the U.S., but remained in the top 5 globally, ranking number four for all of 2016. 



LG teases an almost bezel less display, a 360 view picture capture on the G6.


LG  is teasing some of the features the G6 will have. Let`s take a look and guess some of them:

BIG SCREEN SMALLER BODY= Same size phone is the SMALLER BODY with bezel less is BIG SCREEN. In simple words the same size of the phone but without bezel or almost none.


CAPTURE IT ALL AT  ONCE= Could be: Take a 360 picture view.

WATERPROOF, we expect every phone any brand will be water resistant this year at least the flag ship smartphones. However a non removable battery could be expected for a waterproof phone.

Other LG G6 future specificacions can be found on our before post: MWC 2017: LG G6 will have a 5.7-inch Quad HD liquid crystal display panel world`s first ratio of 18:9

The LG G6 will be unveiled at the MWC 2017 in Barcelona next month.



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

LG will produce 100.000 foldable devices in Q4 maybe for Apple, Huawei or Google.

LG to develop foldable smartphone.


LG Electronics is  expected to produce more than 100,000 foldable devices in the fourth quarter.

LG started the development of fold-out technology two to three years ago, and currently has more advanced technology than Samsung.

Unlike Samsung, which is first adopting their new technology into its own products such as the Galaxy series, LG may use the technology for other global clients such as Apple or Huawei. 

Market research firm Strategy Analytics predicted in the latest report Samsung Electronics may unveil the world’s first foldable phones this year. It also predicted the foldable display market would reach 163 million units by 2022 from 2.7 million units this year. 



Samsung to roll out 100.000 fold-out smartphones, in Q3 2017.


Samsung just granted some new patents design for the upcoming foldable smartphone. Now according to the Korea Herald Samsung will present the foldable mobile this year in the Q3 finally after 3 years of  deveploment.

The smartphone,  may be used as a 7-inch tablet when unfolded.

“Since the company already secured fold-in phone technology, it was not a big challenge to shift into the fold-out phones,”
Despite technical completion, Samsung Electronics has not made a final decision about whether they will unveil the device this year because of marketability and profitability issues, multiple sources said. 
“The final decision will be made after the personnel reshuffle of the company’s information technology and mobile communications unit is carried out,” the initial source said. 
Samsung Electronics’ executive-level reshuffle, which is normally done in December, has been delayed to February or March as the company is currently embroiled in the political scandal involving President Park Geun-hye and her confidante Choi Soon-sil. 
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Before related post: Samsung granted a design patent for a Next-Gen Fold-out Smartphone.

Microsoft`s Windows 10 Update KB3213986 (OS Build 14393.693) Jan 10th, 2017. Changelog.




Changelog:


January 10, 2017—KB3213986 (OS Build 14393.693)




Improvements and fixes


This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
  • Improved the reliability of Groove Music playback in the background, App-V, video playback and Remote Desktop.
  • Addressed issue where after successful fingerprint authentication on a device with the screen off, the screen does not turn back on.
  • Addressed issue where only one input device works when you connect two similar input devices to the same machine.
  • Addressed issue in the App-V Connection Group that allows users to have access to pieces of functionality that they were not designated to for access.
  • Addressed issue that prevents users from selecting multiple certificates simultaneously through the UI.
  • Addressed issue where the Request Control function does not work with Remote Assistance if the user being assisted is on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012.
  • Addressed issue that prevents a smart card module from pairing with a contactless smart card reader.
  • Addressed issue with license conversion of Server Core from evaluation version to a retail version.
  • Addressed issue that prevents users from opening Internet shortcut (.URL) files with Internet Explorer when Enhanced Protected Mode is enabled. 
  • Addressed issue that prevents users from logging on if a device has been away from the corporate network over a period of time.
  • Addressed additional issues with Microsoft Edge, clustering, Internet Explorer, Windows Update, input devices, facial recognition, Logon, Hyper-V, PCI bus drivers and Windows Kernel.
If you installed earlier updates, only the new fixes contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device.