Apple iPhone Grabs 36 Percent Of Japanese Mobile Phone Sales

Apple iPhone Grabs 36 Percent Of Japanese Mobile Phone Sales

Apple’s deal with Japan’s largest mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo was a smartphone move for the company, as according to a recent report, the deal has helped the Apple iPhone grab a 36 percent share of Japan’s mobile phone market.

The news comes in a report from research firm MM Research Institute LTD, who have said that sales of the Apple iPhone accounted for 36.5 percent of all mobile phone sales in Japan for the 12 months up until the end of March 2014.

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Samsung Replaces Mobile Design Chief

Samsung Replaces Mobile Design Chief

Samsung has replaced the head of their mobile design team, the former head of the team, Chang Dong-hoon is being replaced by Lee Min-hyouk.

Samsung has not revealed why the head of their mobile design team is being replaced, although there is speculation that it is because of less than positive response to the design of the company’s latest smartphone, the Galaxy S5.

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Facebook retires the Poke, Camera mobile applications

Facebook retires the Poke, Camera mobile applications

Once attempting to become an alternative to the extremely popular Snapchat mobile app, Facebook’s Poke application has been removed from the iOS App Store and the removal has been confirmed by Facebook representatives. Likely due to a lack of users, Poke was widely panned at the December 2012 launch and basically failed to pull users away from Snapchat. While Facebook engineers touted that the company only spent twelve days developing the application, a lack of continuous updates partly contributed to the failure of the application. 

In addition to the removal of Poke, Facebook has pulled the Camera application from the App Store, despite leaving the landing page for the app active. However, the need for this application has dwindled since identical features are currently found within the core Facebook mobile application. Features that were added to the Facebook mobile app included sharing multiple photos at once, adding filters to alter the appearance of the photos and a more complex tagging system to tag all your friends and family in uploaded pictures.

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