2021 ended around three weeks ago and now we have started getting reports regarding global smartphone market conditions from various sources. In a recent development, well-known market analysis firm – Canalys published their latest report, showcasing the international smartphone market results of Q4, 2021.
Canalys report points out that Apple succeeded to beat Samsung due to the strong sales of the iPhone 13 series devices. However, it’s important to mention that Samsung’s defeat is not too big as the iPhone maker secured just 2% more market share in comparison.
Q4, 2021: Apple x Samsung
Going further with Canalys data, Apple grabbed a 22% share of the worldwide smartphone shipments in Q4 2021. The reason behind Apple’s victory is undoubtedly clear as it launches the new iPhone lineup in the last quarter of every year, which significantly affects the market circumstances during the period.
Samsung, on the other hand, took a market share of 20% alongside the second place compared to the top spot of the previous quarter. It’s worth mentioning that the overall shipments for the quarter grew just 1%, as manufacturers faced issues such as chip shortages.
“Apple is back at the top of the smartphone market after three quarters, driven by a stellar performance from the iPhone 13,” said Canalys Analyst Sanyam Chaurasia.
In addition to Apple and Samsung, Xiaomi maintained its third spot with 12% of total market share, while other Chinese vendors such as OPPO and vivo completed the top five with 9% and 8% shares respectively, as pointed out by Canalys researchers.
As per the info, Canalys is an independent analyst firm that strives to guide clients on the future of the technology industry and to think beyond the business models of the past. The company delivers smart market insights to IT, channel, and service provider professionals around the world.
Guide to switch between Bixby and Google Assistant on your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
Every Android smartphone user might be aware of Google Assistant. It lets you set an alarm, start a timer, make a call, send a message, check today’s weather, control smart home devices, ask for problems and queries, and others by just your voice.
This wonderful feature is now not only limited to phones and tablets but is compatible with wearables too. Recently, the Google Assistant feature is released for Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic in many countries.
So if you have received the Google Assistant on your Watch 4 and downloaded it but don’t know how to switch between Bixby and Google Assistant, d take advantage of the few simple steps mentioned below.
Switch Google Assistant on Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
- Open the app drawer on your Galaxy Watch 4 model.
- Enter the Settings.
- Scroll down and tap on the Advanced features option.
- Select Customize keys.
- Finally, under the Press and hold, select your preferred assistant.
How to use Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Google Assistant
When you open it for the first time, it will ask you to Connect by opening your phone and following some prompts.
- Activate Google Assistant.
- Access your Assistant with “Hey Google”
- Agree to Voice Match.
- Saving audio is your choice.
- Gets personal results on your watch.
- Talk to your Assistant with a button.
Samsung launches Expert RAW for Galaxy Z Fold 3, download here!
Samsung just released a new update to the famous Expert RAW Camera application through the Galaxy Store, which adds support for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 foldable smartphone. You can download the Expert RAW Camera app directly through the Galaxy Store on your Galaxy Z Fold 3, which has a package size of nearly 50MB.
Expert RAW app allows Galaxy consumers to vividly capture their precious moments using a wider dynamic range that lets them capture a lot more. Moreover, additional features enable brighter and clearer photos even in low light conditions alongside settings for shutter speed, EV, focus, and so on.
You can also download the latest Expert RAW Camera APK.
Initially, Samsung released the Expert RAW Camera function for the Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphone, and later on, the Galaxy S22 lineup debuted its support out of the box. Shortly after the Galaxy S22 launch, Samsung confirmed to bring the Expert RAW support to more Galaxy devices.
Galaxy Z Fold 3 Camera
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 comes with a triple rear camera setup including a 12 MP primary sensor with f/1.8-aperture lens, a 12 MP ultrawide sensor with f/2.2-aperture lens, and a 12 MP telephoto sensor with f/2.4-aperture x2 optical lens.
According to DxOMark evaluation, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 Camera has accurate target exposure in most photos, bright color and neutral white balance in outdoor and indoor photos, well-controlled noise in most photos, and good detail in close and medium-range telephotos.
Samsung to collaborate with Red Hat for Next-Gen Memory Software
Samsung Electronics the world leader in advanced memory technology and Red Hat, Inc, the worlds leading provider of open source solutions, have announced a broad collaboration on software technology for next-gen memory solutions, today on May 25, 2022.
The Executive Vice President and Head of the Memory Application Engineering, Yongcheol Bae from Samsung Electronics, and Senior Vice President of Red Hat Asia Pacific, Marjet Andriesse were present at the collaborative press meet.
Both will focus on the development and validation of open-source software for the existing emerging memory and storage products that include NVMe SSDs; CXL memory; computational memory/storage (HBM-PIM, Smart SSDs) including building an expansive ecosystem for closely integrated memory hardware, and software.
We all know that the exponential growth is data-driven by Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality and the metaverse is bringing mind-boggling changes to the memory design. Therefore now it requires more sophisticated software technology.
So, their would-be requirement for better hardware to keep the software working is why Samsung and Red Hat came together to make concentrated efforts to define and embrace the memory hardware solution along with the software. The upcoming era will be truly data-centric, and the software and hardware architecture have become increasingly essential for the purpose. I think this has driven Red Hat to participate with Samsung Electronics.