#Exploding #Samsung #GalaxyNote7 battery issue – new lithium-ion non-exploding solution – an annotated infographic

Scientists have developed a lithium-ion battery that contains a fire-extinguishing element which is released if the battery overheats. This could be crucial for all manner of applications: not just exploding smartphones, but also electric vehicles. E&T news recently covered Samsung’s official explanation of why the Galaxy Note 7 batteries had a tendency to explode. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Advertisements Continue reading #Exploding #Samsung #GalaxyNote7 battery issue – new lithium-ion non-exploding solution – an annotated infographic

Smartphone global market share 2014 – #Samsung down, everyone else up – an annotated infographic

Short and sweet today – unless you happen to be a major shareholder in Samsung. According to the latest figures, comparing smartphone market share from the last quarter of 2014 with the same period in 2013, the major players all increased market share, apparently at the expense of Samsung. The Korean kopy kat saw its smartphone market share slide almost 9 per cent, down to 20 per cent overall, with its mobile division posting a wallet-troubling 64 per cent decline in profits. Saying that, it still trousered a cosy $1.8 billion so, you know. Apple market share increased, natch, to … Continue reading Smartphone global market share 2014 – #Samsung down, everyone else up – an annotated infographic

#AppleWatch launch may be delayed – manufacturing issues – an annotated infographic

So not everything goes Apple’s way. On a day when the world has been openly gawking with car-crash fascination at Samsung’s announcement of a projected 60 per cent collapse in its smartphone profits for Q3 this year, details have emerged of a fly in Apple’s Watch ointment that may delay production and launch. GT Advanced Technologies, the makers of the watch’s toughened Sapphire Crystal screen, unexpectedly filed for bankruptcy. No screen: no Apple Watch. It’s a rum old business, really, as you’d think a company that had potentially secured a lucrative revenue stream with the world’s pre-eminent high-end gadget brand … Continue reading #AppleWatch launch may be delayed – manufacturing issues – an annotated infographic

#Apple #iPhone6 is a new threat to Samsung’s sliding market share – an annotated infographic

It’s been a topsy-turvy week for Apple, first with the news that it was probably a vulnerability in its iCloud service that was exploited in order to winkle out amateur-ish, pseudo-saucy photos of foolish celebrity ladies; then the news that it probably wasn’t iCloud’s fault; to finally the announcement from its 2012 arch eco-nemesis Greenpeace that Apple is now looking pretty spiffy in the renewable energy department – much classier than Microsoft, Google and Amazon, for instance. Now with the iPhone 6 launch imminent, Apple is looking forward to giving its most-hated market rival Samsung a sound kicking in the … Continue reading #Apple #iPhone6 is a new threat to Samsung’s sliding market share – an annotated infographic

Next Apple #iPhone to have curved glass edges and choice of screen sizes – an annotated graphic

A 21st-century day just wouldn’t feel complete without an Apple iPhone rumour, so without further ado here’s a new one to chew on: iPhones with curved glass edges. Ooh, and a choice of screen sizes, too. Just like, err, arch-rivals Samsung’s product range (those guys are back in court again…). Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we hereby present to you the Apple iPhablet. Possibly. Apparently frustrated at the visible bezel around the iPhone screen edge, Apple is rumoured to be working on curved-glass edges to rid their flagship mopho of unsightly edges. Presumably visible bezels are the tech design equivalent of … Continue reading Next Apple #iPhone to have curved glass edges and choice of screen sizes – an annotated graphic

#Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch – an annotated graphic

The future is finally here! Wristwatches that do more than tell time, date and/or depth above and below sea level! Casio enthusiasts who hankered after nothing more than the ability to calculate basic arithmetic on the hoof have been satisfied for decades, of course, but for those who crave more from a timepiece – photos! social media! pulse rate monitor! – will have been delighted at the announcement this morning by Samsung of its Galaxy Gear smartwatch at Berlin’s IFA show. E&T naturally had the Galaxy Gear news covered in detail this morning, with some lovely photos to boot. Check … Continue reading #Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch – an annotated graphic

New #Apple iPhones under consideration – an annotated graphic

Whilst this is all pure conjecture, people are positing Apple’s next move to a range of cheaper, smaller iPhones in the battle for marketplace supremacy vs arch-rival Samsung. Given Apple’s preference for premium products, it seems unlikely that we’ll see a $99 plastic iPhone – that would be even cheaper than an iPod touch. Then again, looking at the colour concept in the graphic here and looking at the new graphic style of iOS7, the two would seem to go together nicely. If it happens, you’ll find us at the head of the queue. Who could resist one at a … Continue reading New #Apple iPhones under consideration – an annotated graphic