The report credits Samsung’s success to its mid-tier and budget smartphones, as well as flagships, such as the Galaxy S20 series and the Galaxy Z Fold 2. Apple also had a delayed launch for its iPhone 12 series which prevented the Cupertino giant from getting that push in sales. Typically, Apple launches new iPhone models in September, which is the end of the third quarter. This time, the launch took place in October.Lastly, the report adds that in terms of the global smartphone market in Q3 2020, Samsung took the top spot with 21.9 percent share, beating Huawei and Xiaomi.An analysis by International Data Corporation (IDC) for Indian smartphone market for Q3 2020 also revealed that Samsung came in second with 12.1 million smartphones shipped, but had a significant 38.1 percent growth compared to Q3 2019.- Advertisement – Samsung has surpassed Apple for the first time in three years by shipping the highest number of smartphones in the third quarter of 2020 in the US. According to the analysis carried out by Strategy Analytics, Samsung had a market share of 33.7 percent in the US this year. Apple came in second, followed by LG. The report says that Samsung was able to take the lead this time thanks to its mid-tier and budget smartphones, along with the launch of its new Samsung Galaxy S20 series.As per the report by Korean Herald citing Strategy Analytics, for the first time since 2017, Samsung has surpassed Apple in terms of total smartphones shipped in a quarter. In the third quarter of 2020, Samsung accounted for 33.7 percent of the US smartphone market which is a 6.7 percent growth compared to last year’s third quarter. Apple came in second with 30.2 percent market share. LG followed with 14.7 percent market share.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Is this the end of the Samsung Galaxy Note series as we know it? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.
The $147,211 Compass paid for Sheriff’s Department retirement parties and the Baker-to-Vegas relay, the annual long-distance run involving Sheriff Lee Baca and other law-enforcement officials. Could it be that Compass was able to shortchange inmate services because it was lavishing its generosity on Sheriff’s Department officials instead? And isn’t it illegal for county employees to get all these goodies from a contractor? Well, yes, it is, but here’s the hitch: The records don’t show us which department employees benefited from Compass’ good will, so it’s impossible to tell who, if anyone, broke the law. That answer isn’t good enough. Law enforcement has a lot of tools to get at the truth in matters such as these, starting with the county grand jury. Since Baca is the man in charge, responsible for what goes on in his department, it’s up to the district attorney to live up to his promise to get tough on public corruption. Taxpayers have a right to know the whole truth.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! How could the Sheriff’s Department, which is charged not only with overseeing the jails but also ensuring law and order in L.A. County, have failed to stop this abuse? How could no one have noticed during the six years this kind of improper spending went on? Good questions. Unfortunately, there’s no good answer – although there are plenty of bad ones, such as: The $169,465 Compass spent on “client hospitality” – wining and dining Sheriff’s Department employees. The $304,291 Compass gave to the sheriff’s Youth Foundation. STEALING hundreds of dollars can, in Los Angeles, land you in the county jail. So what, then, is the penalty for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the county jail itself? Apparently nothing. According to county Auditor-Controller Tyler McCauley, the corporation that runs the inmate stores in county jails, Compass Group USA Inc., ripped off inmates and the public to the tune of $640,213. The money, a portion of Compass’ jail profits, was supposed to go to inmate services, but never did.