Taking a demeanour behind during 7 days of news opposite a Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a series of stories including a reviews of a Galaxy S6 Edge, because nobody challenged Samsung in 2014, how to magnitude a success of a South Korean company, another Galaxy S6 handset in a figure of a Duos, TouchWiz’s damaged promise, how secure Android was in 2014, and lessons from a world’s initial smartwatch.
Android Circuit is here to remind we of a few of a many things that have happened around Android in a final week (and you can read the weekly Apple news digest here).
Reviewing The Reviews Of The Galaxy S6 Edge
Forbes’ Ian Morris has posted his examination of a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, anticipating it an appealing handset that places a lot of importance on style, rather than practicality:
I do wish to make one thing unequivocally transparent though, this winding pattern is distant reduction organic than a one on a Note Edge. Indeed, when we indeed demeanour during it closely you’ll notice that a bend is unequivocally subtle, and a phone is clearly designed to stir visually, rather than change a universe of mobile devices.
You should also check out my examination round-up, that brings in thoughts and opinions of a series of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge reviews to see if there is any commonality (and here’s my examination round-up for a vanilla Samsung Galaxy S6 as well).
Why Did Nobody Challenge Samsung?
Last year saw some impossibly diseased numbers posted by Samsung’s mobile division, with increase down sixty percent and income down twenty percent. Yet a peek during a worldwide Android ecosystem shows a South Korean association still behaving strongly. Why did a competing manufacturers not maximize their event during 2014?
Samsung can simply explain a victory, and continues to be seen as a heading manufacturer. If a association slips adult this year, a foe will not be as distracted…. generally Lenovo and a Moto team:
During 2014, Motorola was some-more endangered about withdrawal Google and relocating in with Lenovo. That it kept a hardware flowing, that a updates to a Moto X, G, and E were so successful (and a entrance of a Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch) shows a group still means to deliver.
Now with a clever bottom in China, and arguably home-field advantage in terms of sales, Lenovo during 2015 is a many expected tellurian challenger to Samsung. It has some classical handsets, it has a production and cost bottom it can exploit, and it’s a name that has approval around a world.
How Will We Recognise A Successful Samsung In 2014?
The flip side of a above discuss is that Samsung unequivocally needs to ‘win’ with a Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Plus handsets, that are due to go on sale in only underneath a week in a series of pivotal territories. Rather than wait for a FY2015 numbers, here are some signs that a Galaxy S6 is succeeded in a goal to rescue Samsung, or sailing towards failure:
If a S6 is seen as a blurb success, that will give some-more certainty to buyers who are undecided. Samsung will wish a large series to pull as fast as probable on Apr 10th. If it gets it, watch for it to be announced aloud and proudly. If it does, if it takes a week or dual for bonds to sell out, afterwards take that into consideration.
The other care is a disproportion between shipped and sold. Samsung could boat as many handsets as it likes to carriers, though if they do not sell to customers, afterwards announcing twenty million shipped says zero about how many are sold. Watch a denunciation unequivocally carefully to see if it is a genuine performance, or simply looking to emanate a aura of clever sales.
Next page: a dual-sim Galaxy S6 variant, Google’s state of Android confidence in 2014, and lessons front he initial smartwatch…