Huawei planning to take on the U.S. market


Huawei has managed to stake a claim as China’s second largest smartphone manufacturer, yet it is a name most U.S. consumers have probably never heard. If they are aware of Huawei, there are decent odds it stemmed from action by Congress a couple years ago to label Huawei a national security threat amidst concerns they would use network hardware for spying purposes. Despite that incident and the potential stigma of being seen as a producer of cheap Chinese goods, Huawei is indicating they have plans to step up marketing and try to make a push into the U.S. market during 2015.
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Surprise Surprise, Galaxy Note 5 likely to offer a dual edge display


Samsung is already expecting that the Galaxy S6 Edge will be more popular than the Galaxy Note Edge. Let’s face it, the Note Edge felt half-baked having only one curved edge. The Galaxy S6 Edge already feels like a legitimate product and they think the consumer feels the same even though they haven’t been able to see the phone in person yet.

Now it can’t be a surprise that Samsung will probably launch something similar with the Galaxy Note 5. Samsung product strategy team executive vice president said, “There is a possibility that Samsung will introduce the curved display for the Galaxy Note lineup.”  Mobile Chief J.K. Shin also made it clear of their commitment to Edge models.

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The OnePlus 2 will be made of metal


Metal is all the rage these days, and I am not talking about music. I am talking about smartphones. Companies like Apple and HTC have been using metal in their phones for years, but now everyone is jumping on the bandwagon, including OnePlus.

Sources of Business Insider as saying that the OnePlus 2 (or OnePlus Two) will sport a metal frame. That sounds very cool, but don’t expect the cheaper price point to stay. Metal adds cost, but it’s likely the OnePlus 2 will be even more popular than the original OnePlus One, which might have been even more popular than the Nexus for hardcore Android enthusiasts. However that isn’t saying much since neither phone can be considered mainstream by any stretch of the imagination.

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J.K Shin: The Galaxy S6 will take back market share lost from Apple, Snapdragon 810 wasn’t good enough


There is no question that J.K Shin’s job might be riding on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Samsung lost a considerable amount of market share to rival Apple when they finally released an iPhone with a respectable display size. Now Shin is confident that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will take back that market share and boost Samsung’s stock price.

He said, “I’m confident that the Galaxy S6 Edge is a product that showcases Samsung’s innovation in the smartphone manufacturing industry. The Galaxy S6 and Edge will achieve a considerable market share in the high-end handset segment.”

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Samsung may be delaying any more smartwatches until the Apple Watch

Gear s wrist strapsIf there’s one thing Samsung is good at, it’s flooding a potential market with tons and tons of devices. The smartwatch market has been no exception, and the company has deluged consumers with multiple options to pair with their Galaxy devices. Remember, the Galaxy Gear launched at the end of 2013 with the Galaxy Note 3, and since then we’ve had the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear Fit, Gear S, and Gear Live. For those of you keeping count at home, that’s about 6 devices in 18 months, which means they’re releasing a new watch roughly every quarter.
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