Foxconn is planning to acquire Sharp for 300 billion japanese yen (2.5 billion USD). Sharp has been struggling to stay alive in the business. The company has seen a dramatic drop in sales over the past 12 months.
According to IDC, there were 1.43 billion smartphones shipped in 2015, setting a new record. Samsung still led the way with 85.6 million smartphone units delivered in 2015, followed by Apple with 74.8 million units
According to a report, Samsung spent over 14 billion USD on research and development last year, while Apple comes the 18th on the list with more than 6 billion USD.
Facebook introduced a new sport feature called "Sport Stadium", enabling users to follow every sport games, to get stats and commentary from famous journalists and experts.
According to the latest report of CIRP, the Apple's iPad Air 2 was the best selling individual iPad in the fourth quarter of 2015 in the US. The report says that the Air series accounted for 40 % of the overall sales in Q4 2015.
The first video of the 4 inch iPhone is leaked. Accordingly, the new device will feature the iPhone and 6S's design with a full metal body. Besides, the new device may come with the Touch ID
Samsung today announced that the company will stop selling some older smartphones that infringed Apple's patents in the US. Most of the devices on the list have vanished from the market.
Sources say that the world's biggest social networking site, Facebook is testing its own web browser. Facebook has been trying to attract more and more users in the world. Accordingly, users will not have to leave the Facebook app to read on another page.
Xiaomi today announced its smartphone sales figures. Accordingly, the chinese smartphone maker sold more than 70 million smartphone units last year, a 15 % increase to last year's results.
LG today confirmed that it will unveil the LG G5 at an event that takes place in Barcelona on 21 February, a day before the MWC kicks off. The LG G5 has been subject of lots of rumors for several months following the success of its previous models.
Xiaomi today unveiled the Redmi Note 3 Pro, an upgrade to the original Redmi Note 3, launched in November 2015. The new device comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor and a 16MP rear shooter.