Nokia’s Smart Devices division was acquired by Microsoft last year. The division focuses on building smartphones running Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS. But another division, the Mobile Phones group, is still fully-owned by Nokia, including the HERE business division, which develops location-based services. Nokia’s Mobile Phones division focuses on creating affordable phones. The result is the Asha series.
Samsung is always preparing for the next big thing. It’s a proven strategy that transformed the humble TV-maker into a multi-billion dollar company, selling more than 200 million Galaxy S phones since 2010. Each year, the South Korean technology giant will unravel the latest smartphone packed with the latest innovations and technologies. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, the company announced its best phone yet. Its fifth-generation Galaxy S, the Samsung Galaxy S5, is raising the bar of excellence, outwitting Apple in the process. People-inspired innovation – these are the words JK Shin, the President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Division, used to describe the Galaxy S5.
In the U.S., Nokia phones usually don’t land on Verizon first. They usually go to AT&T or T-Mobile. This leaves Windows Phone-loving customers on Verizon with no other choice but to look somewhere else, say, for example, HTC, who also makes Windows phones. But Nokia is changing all of that. It launched a new Windows Phone for Verizon last week, dubbed the Nokia Lumia Icon.
When not busy fighting lawsuits and outwitting rival companies, Samsung goes to the production line to rebrand its products. It’s obviously a good strategy for the South Korean technology giant. IDC recently labeled the company as the top smartphone maker in China alone, with a 19 percent market share. Today, Samsung is adding a new phone to its Galaxy series.
Just a few days after introducing its flagship phablet this year, LG is now showcasing three new budget-friendly phones just days before the Mobile World Congress 2014. Enter the LG L Series III, a trio of phones that are, surprisingly, running the latest version of the Android operating system.
Running Android 4.4 KitKat, the LG L40, L70, and L90 embody LG’s minimal design philosophy. Expect no complications in the design. It’s simple. Period. But perhaps the second major selling point of these phones is that they will arrive touting LG’s nifty Quick Windows covers, which will allow users to check for messages and other notifications without opening the cover.