Not only that, but the Galaxy Note continues to see strong sales, up from 5 million units in March to 7 million today. In total, 24 million Galaxy S phones have entered sales channels since the June 2010 launch, while 28 million Galaxy S IIs have been shifted in just a year.
The latest figures join news that the Galaxy S III is the fastest pre-ordered smartphone in the UK, with the phone already amassing 9 million pre-orders from retailers and carriers worldwide. The phone has suffered some delays, however: the Pebble Blue version of the device is said to have a manufacturing defect with the back cover of the phone, leading to a milky white appearance after prolonged use. Samsung has said it’s trying to fix the problem and Pebble Blue phones should be hitting retailers shortly, but if you want to pick up a phone today you’ll have to make do with Marble White.
Oracle had been looking for billions of dollars in the lawsuit and a court order that would force Google to rewrite Android or pay Oracle a share of its future advertising profits from Android mobile gadgets. However, due to the ruling, Oracle can only seek damages for $150,000.
Oracle plans to appeal Alsup’s ruling. The company faces a difficult challenge due to the face that Alsup’s ruling is rich in context, including detailed deconstructions of the Java language and APIs, as well as the expected legal citations and examples.
The device includes 6 USB ports of connectivity and is powered by an Intel Core processor supported by 4 GB of RAM. List price for the new Chromebox is $329 USD.
The Chromebox is being joined by a new generation of Chromebooks that will also benefit from performance gains.
“The new Chromebook and Chromebox, based on Intel Core processors, are nearly three times as fast as the first-generation Chromebooks,” Google stated in a blog post. “And support for hardware-accelerated graphics, a built-from-scratch multi-touch trackpad and an open-source firmware stack provide a much faster and more responsive computing experience.”
I think Intel is making a mistake by entering the mobile space with an entry-level product rather than from the high-end side. That risks diluting their brand,” said Saadi.
The San Diego will be available for £199.99 (US$310) on Orange Pay As You Go, when customers top up £10.
That compares to the Apple iPhone 4S with 16GB which costs £489.99 on Orange Pay As You Go.
Prepaid users in the U.K. will also receive a free monthly allowance of 250MB of mobile data per month for 12 months.
Alternatively, the handset will be free to people who sign a 24 month contract from £15.50 a month before July 25. The package includes 50 minutes, 50 texts, and 100MB of mobile data a month.
It also sports some neat innovations, such as a sensor that tracks eye movement, preventing the screen from going dark when you’re looking at the device.
Samsung Galaxy S3 is not yet available with US carriers, but rumors say it’s just a matter of weeks. In July, the device should be available in 145 countries and 296 carriers.
If you’re willing to dish out $799 for the LTE-less version of the device, though, you can do so right now at Amazon.
Samsung Thursday unveiled the Galaxy S III, the highly-anticipated successor of the popular Galaxy S II, and of course, the iPhone’s newest big rival. The Galaxy S III is like a sequel to the Galaxy Nexus that was made in collaboration with Google, but has a bigger screen, a beefier processor, and a better camera.
The handset however is nearing retirement because the Samsung Galaxy S III is already making it way to the shelves as of the moment. In fact, the current flagship handset of the Korean smartphone and tablet manufacturer has become hugely popular even before its release that preorders for the handset have already climbed to the 9 million mark for that matter.
More than eight of every 10 smartphones shipped in the quarter were powered by Google’s Android operating system, which is available on a range of devices on multiple carriers from many manufacturers, said International Data Corp., based on its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.
The company said Android’s method of making the smartphone experience “intuitive and seamless” was the key to its success as competitors have struggled to challenge them. That means ensuring a steady supply of apps and content.