Galaxy S9 sales finally surpass 1 million units in South Korea, Samsung confirms

Samsung has officially confirmed sales figures for the Galaxy S9 series in South Korea. The number one smartphone manufacturer still expects the Galaxy S9 line to outperform last year’s Galaxy S8 devices, although the company’s sales figures suggest the new devices are lagging behind slightly.

Since the Galaxy S9 series launched back in March, Samsung has confirmed its new lineup has sold 1 million units in its home country, taking just under two months to do so. For comparison, last year’s flagship devices took just 37 days to reach that number, while even 2011’s Galaxy S2 reached the …


HTC U12+ to be priced as the Galaxy S9, release date tipped for June 1

 

 

We just did our grand roundup of all the rumors and leaks about the eventual swan songs of HTC’s flagship line – the U12 and U12+ – that might have been conceived before Google took over the company’s Pixel-making department, and poached 2000 engineers with them. Lo and behold, as if to confirm that these two phone are indeed coming soon, the U12+ pricing has leaked straight out of Taiwan from a source that has had good HTC scoops …

Deal: Apple Watch Series 1 gets a $100 (40% off) price cut at Walmart

Walmart, Best Buy, and Newegg are running various deals on the Apple Watch on Mother’s Day, but the promotion is likely to extend for a few more days or while supplies last. Out of the three major US retailers, Walmart seems to have the best deals on the Apple Watch Series 1, but you’ll have to hurry since some of the models are already out of stock.

We’ve managed to identify two Apple Watch Series 1 models that still appear in stock and have their prices cut by $100. First off, the Apple Watch Series 1 38mm Sport Band (aluminum case) is on sale for just $149, which means the smartwatch …

Report: Qualcomm starts laying off workers to cut $1 billion in expenses

After the president last month blocked chip maker Qualcomm from being purchased by Broadcom for $117 billion, the company’s former CEO, Paul Jacobs, reportedly starting drawing up plans to take the company private. But this potential transaction, if it ever happens, is still two months away by all accounts. And because there is no deal on the table at present, Qualcomm has started to fulfill a promise made in January to cut costs by $1 billion.

Today, the company that produces the Snapdragon line of mobile chips announced that it will be laying off an unknown number of employees. While …

Deal: Honor 7X costs just $1 in the US until April 8 (flash sale)

Great news for Honor fans, as the handset maker is running a sale on some of the most popular Android smartphones it launched in the last couple of years. The star of the sale is the Honor 7X, which costs just $1 until April 8.

However, limited quantities of Honor 7X will be available at this price. Also, Honor has decided to adopt the “flash sale” model for this promotion, which means the phone may show as unavailable after a certain number of units have been sold.

The so-called “Honor World Carnival” promotion includes discounts on other smartphones like Honor View 10 and Honor …

Clash Royale League to feature 36 e-sports teams and a $1 million prize pool

Clash Royale League will feature 36 e-sports teams from around the world and an impressive $1 million prize pool, as announced by Supercell – the company behind the mobile game. This will be the highest prize pool featured in a mobile game tournament.
If you haven’t heard about Clash Royale, you need to step-up your mobile gaming culture, as this is one of the most popular mobile games in the world with over 100 million downloads on Android (no data about iOS downloads but we bet the numbers are similar if not even higher). It’s essentially a player-versus-player …

Deal: The Apple Watch Series 1 is on sale for $100 off at Walmart

Apple fans rejoice, as Walmart is running a sale on the Apple Watch Series 1, so if you’ve been hunting for a good deal on the wearable device now would be a good time to use your hard-earned money.

For a limited time, the Apple Watch Series 1 (38mm) is available for just $149, so you’ll be saving $100 when you buy it since the smartwatch usually sells for $249. Furthermore, the 42mm variant is on sale as well for $100, which means you’ll only pay $179 instead of $279.

Both Apple Watch Series 1 variants are available in either silver/white band or space gray/black band color options. …

Subway Surfers is world's first game to reach 1 billion downloads on the Play Store

Developers SYBO and Kiloo Games have just announced their endless runner Subway Surfers is world’s first game to reach 1 billion downloads on Google Play Store.

Subway Surfers made its debut on mobile devices almost six years ago, but the teams behind it never stopped supporting the game and adding new content to it on a monthly basis. According to developers, Subway Surfers was the most downloaded game of 2017.

Apparently, last year the game broke through its all-time annual download record with more than 400 million mostly organic downloads on both Android and iOS platforms. But …

One of the best dungeon crawlers of all time is on sale on App Store for just $1

It may not be the most relaxing or simple game, but it’s definitely one of the best and most addictive dungeon crawlers of all time. Of course, I’m talking about Darkest Dungeon, the masterpiece the folks over at Red Hook Studios launched two years ago.

The tablet version of Darkest Dungeon made its debut on the iOS last year and players could buy it for $5. However, for a limited time, Red Hook Studios offers the game for just $1, which makes it even more worthwhile.

The game features 3 modes and offers more than 80 hours of gameplay, not to mention that two DLCs have already been …

Apple hits 38 million paying subscribers to Apple Music; update on the "Race to $1 trillion"

Apple announced today that it now has 38 million paying subscribers for its streaming music app, Apple Music. That is a pick up of 2 million new subscribers, or 5.6%, since February. The leading streaming music provider remains Spotify, which has 71 million paid customers for its premium service. Apple’s senior vice president of internet software and services, Eddy Cue, passed along the latest stats at the annual SXSW in Austin, Texas. Apple Music launched on June 30, 2015. Spotify had a huge head start as it debuted October 7th, 2008.

Unlike Spotify, Apple offers a three-month free trial …