LG changing strategy in a bid to turn smartphone fortunes around, will release new models "when it is needed"

Yesterday, we reported on LG’s apparent plans of delaying the announcement of its G7 flagship model to mid-March. Today, the Korean company revealed its intentions of changing its entire smartphone strategy in order to try and bring its mobile division back to profitability. 
Jo Seong-Jin, CEO of LG Electronics, disclosed some interesting information when speaking to Korean media at CES 2018. When asked for a potential ETA of the announcement of the G7, the chairman said that LG will unveil future handsets “when it is needed” and won’t necessarily do announcements …


Titanfall: Assault mobile strategy coming to Android and iOS next week

Titanfall and Titanfall 2 are pretty polished AAA titles for consoles and PC, which have you don the battle armor of a future soldier that can walk on walls, double-jump in the air, and do ninja slides, as well as pilot a giant war mech. Yeah, it sounds cool on paper, and the second game really did a lot to try and improve on all the criticisms the first one received, yet its playerbase seems to be dropping for one reason or another.

That said, we are a bit befuddled that the franchise is getting its mobile title just now, 9 months after the latest main game has …

Strategy Analytics: Xiaomi sells more wearables than Apple or Fitbit

For the calendar second quarter that started in April and ended in June, Xiaomi took over the top spot and now is the leading seller of wearable devices on a global basis. Over the last year, Fitbit’s top-ranked share of the global wearable market has plunged to 15.7% from 28.5%, a stunning 45% decline. Xiaomi now has 17.1% of the market putting it on top for the very first time. Last year at this time, Xiaomi had 15% of the wearable market.

While Fitbit is known for its fitness trackers, it is working on a smartwatch project and thus far, it has not been a success. Fitbit has had to lay …

Google will bring ads and more e-commerce options to AI Assistant as part of monetization strategy

Google ads exec Sridhar Ramaswamy offered a look at the company’s plans to profit from its free Google Assistant for smartphones and smart devices. Researching and developing a service like this is a huge undertaking, so it’s only natural that Google will look for ways to monetize it without hampering the user experience.

Thus, big G plans to introduce advertisements and more e-commerce options to the assistant. Both can be potentially useful to users of the application and integrate nicely within its existing functionality. So we choose to remain optimistic about this.

The Assistant …

Pirates of the Caribbean: Tides of War strategy game lands on mobiles

Disney and Joycity teased the upcoming release of a new Pirates of the Caribbean mobile game about two months ago. Today, the game made it to both the Android and iOS platforms, so fans of the franchise can get a taste of what’s to come before the movie’s premiere.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Tides of War is a free-to-play strategy game that features characters, ships, and storylines based on the popular Disney blockbuster series. Players can plan various strategies through building, ship construction, troops training, as well as form an alliance to battle against …

Best strategy games for Android and iPhone! (2017)

If you are in the mood for conquering lands with bloody battles, forging empires, and evolving civilizations, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve lined up 10 of the best and most popular strategy games you can play on your Android or Apple device this year. You can do it by yourself, or together with friends and online opponents.

These games will test your thinking and let you become the virtual ruler of an empire, or master commander of a bulging pixel army. Feel free to include both in your resume!
Ready? Proceed to the slideshow below, where everything …

Samsung China Smartphone Market Share Drops to Fourth Strategy Analytics

Samsung Electronics’ share of the Chinese smartphone market fell to fourth place in the first quarter of 2015, even as it regained the global lead, according to researcher Strategy Analytics.
Chinese brand Xiaomi topped the league table in the world’s biggest smartphone market with 12.8 percent of the 110 million units shipped, followed closely by Apple at 12.3 percent and Huawei, another Chinese player, at 10.2 percent, the data showed.

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Strategy Analytics declined to say how many handsets Samsung had shipped in China during the quarter, although it expected the South Korean company to return to the top three in the next one or two quarters following the launch of its flagship Galaxy S6 (Review | Pictures) and Galaxy S6 Edge (Review | Pictures) models in April.

It expects Apple to surpass Xiaomi to top the China market later this year on the strength of its popular new iPhone 6 (Review | Pictures) and iPhone 6 Plus (Review | Pictures) models. Apple on Monday reported a 71 percent increase in sales in China to $16.8 billion.

It was the first time since the fourth quarter of 2011 that Samsung did not rank in the top three for China smartphone shipments, according to the research firm.

Strategy Analytics on Wednesday said Samsung overtook Apple to recapture the title of world’s top smartphone maker by volume in the first quarter of 2015.

Samsung shipped 83.2 million smartphones worldwide and captured 24 percent market share in the quarter, down from 31 percent a year earlier but better than Apple’s 18 percent, it said.