Samsung Beats Apple With Most Smartphones Shipped in Q3 2020 in the US

first_imgThe 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 –center_img 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.last_img read more

Relief for Lufthansa after top shareholder backs rescue deal

first_imgSpohr will address the online meeting set to begin at 1000 GMT, urging investors to back the plan he hammered out over weeks of talks with ministers and the European Commission.The nine billion euro (US$10 billion) plan includes the state claiming a 20 percent stake.Thiele, who made his fortune in the rail and auto industries and owns 15.5 percent of Lufthansa’s stock, had repeatedly voiced scepticism about the deal – to the dismay of Lufthansa management, employees and unions.But he told the Frankfurt newspaper insolvency had to be avoided even if he still had doubts about the bailout, in a nod to his concerns about the government climbing on board. Lufthansa’s top shareholder on Wednesday said he would back a nine billion euro government rescue package, removing the threat of a last-minute veto that could have plunged the German airline into bankruptcy.”I will vote for the agreement,” German billionaire Heinz Hermann Thiele told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper on the eve of an extraordinary general meeting where investors will decide on the fate of the coronavirus-hit giant.Chief executive Carsten Spohr has warned that “the future of the company” is at stake after the pandemic throttled Lufthansa’s usual flood of passengers to a trickle for several months this year. “It is in the interest of all Lufthansa employees that management can quickly begin talks about the necessary restructuring,” Thiele said.Even with the government aid, Lufthansa has said it may have to slash thousands of jobs as travel demand is expected to stay below pre-pandemic levels for years.But in another boost for the airline, it struck a deal with German flight attendants’ union UFO late Wednesday to cut 500 million euros in costs by 2023 while avoiding cabin crew layoffs.The savings would be achieved through measures including pay freezes, reduced flight hours, early retirement and unpaid leave, both sides said in a joint statement.The deal still needs to be approved by union members.But UFO spokesman Nicoley Baublies said it “brings urgently needed job security” for Lufthansa’s 22,000 flight attendants as the company weathers an unprecedented crisis.Lufthansa shares jumped more than 16 percent at 2300 GMT in after-hours trading as investors digested the latest developments.Veto powerLufthansa’s board warned shareholders ahead of Thursday’s vote that insolvency was “unavoidable” if the bailout was rejected.Given that shareholders representing just 38 percent of the capital have registered to participate, Thiele held the power to singlehandedly torpedo the deal.The 79-year-old’s motivations for building up his own stake in Lufthansa remain murky.”I will continue to exert influence on the development of Lufthansa,” he told the FAZ, declining to elaborate.Bracing for a worst-case scenario, Spohr on Sunday said Lufthansa was “prepared” to keep flight operations going even if the vote goes against the board.Before launching insolvency protection procedures, bosses would “use the time to talk over alternatives with the government,” he added.The powerful Verdi union welcomed Thiele’s green light.”This ends an existential threat for almost 140,000 employees globally and their families,” it said in a statement.”Other shareholders must now follow Thiele’s example and agree to the rescue package.”Heavy weatherLufthansa’s climb out of the coronavirus storm promises to be long and arduous as countries emerge from lockdown and air travel slowly resumes.By September, the group expects its timetable to remain 60 percent below levels seen before the pandemic.Further into the future, around 100 of Lufthansa’s present fleet of 763 aircraft will likely be surplus to requirements.Elsewhere in the group, Vienna granted subsidiary Austrian Airlines aid totaling 450 million euros, while Swiss and Edelweiss received loans totaling 1.2 billion euros from Bern.Talks continue with the Belgian government over Brussels Airlines, which plans to shed 1,000 jobs.Topics :last_img read more

LIVE: Uganda 2 Malawi 0

first_img1 Uganda211020+24 Uganda Cranes XI that started:  4 South Sudan200213−20 Uganda Cranes starting XI vs Malawi. PHOTO FUFA MEDIA FULL TIMEUganda  2 (Emma Okwi -29th, Bayo -66th) Malawi  0 AFCON 2021 QualifiersUganda – 4 PointsBurkina Faso – 4 PointsMalawi – 3 PointsSouth Sudan – 0 PointsKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Cranes went top of AFCON qualifying Group B with four points after they beat Malawi 2-0 at Mandela Stadium on Sunday.Uganda’s two goals came off defensive errors by the visitors who struggled to sock the pressure. First Emma Okwi latched onto a long over head ball that beat a defender, to thump in the opening goal, before Fahad Bayo shrugged of tackles, to drill his later in the second half.It is a flying start for new Coach Jonathan McKinstry, who opened his era with a goalless draw away to Burkina Faso. Burkina are set to join Uganda at 4 points, as they lead South Sudan 2-0 in Juba. 2 Burkina Faso211021+14 3 Malawi210112−13 Share on: WhatsApp PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts Denis Onyango (GK, Captain ) 18, Nico Wadada 14, Bevis Mugabi 5, Joseph Ochaya 2, Murushid Juuko 4, Khalid Aucho 8, Mike Azira 23, Faruku Miya 17,Emmanuel Okwi 7, William Kizito 10 & Fahad Bayo 13.Subs: Robert Odongkara (GK) 1,Charles Lukwago (GK) 19, Isaac Muleme 20, Hassan Wasswa 16, Nicholas Kasozi 11, Timothy Awany 3, Halid Lwaliwa 15,Taddeo Lwanga 6, Allan Kyambadde 21, Patrick Kaddu 9 & Allan Okello 12LIVE TWITTER FEEDlast_img read more

FIFA 18 Ultimate Team of the Week

first_imgeSports FIFA 18 Ultimate Team of the Week: Mahrez & Son star in TOTW 13 Ronan Murphy 00:47 12/14/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Riyad Mahrez Getty eSports Leicester City Tottenham Hotspur Premier League The Premier League duo are included after impressive performances for their clubs, while Samir Handanovic and Nacho Fernandez also receive upgrades Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez and Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son are two of the big names receiving upgrades in the latest FIFA 18 Ultimate Team of the Week.The wide pairing were rewarded for their performances against Newcastle United and Stoke City respectively. Nicolas Otamendi also gets a ratings boost after scoring the winner in the Manchester derby, while West Ham’s Winston Reid is included in the latest XI.Samir Handanovic’s upgrade makes him one of the highest rated goalkeepers in the game, with Quincy Promes also receiving another in form card following Spartak Moscow’s 3-0 win over rivals CSKA Moscow. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Jozy Altidore’s MLS Cup winning performance sees him get a special Man of the Match edition upgrade, while Tigres UANL’s centre-back Francisco Meza also receives one after helping his side win the Liga MX Apertura.FIFA Ultimate Team of the Week 13The Team of the Week is available from 1800 GMT on Wednesday, December 13 until December 20. STARTING XISamir Handanovic – Inter – 87>89Nicolas Otamendi – Manchester City – 83>86Nacho Fernandez – Real Madrid – 81>84Winston Reid – West Ham United – 79>82Riyad Mahrez – Leicester City – 83>86Heung-Min Son – Tottenham Hotspur – 82>86Saul – Atlético de Madrid – 82>84Quincy Promes – Spartak Moskva – 82>84Jermain Defoe – Bournemouth – 80>83Valere Germain – Olympique de Marseille – 80>83Vincent Aboubakar – FC Porto – 78>82BENCHStefano Sorrentino – Chievo Verona – 79>82Christophe Kerbrat – En Avant Guingamp – 75>81Giacomo Bonaventura – Milan – 83>85Younes Belhanda – Galatasaray – 81>84Leon Bailey – Bayer 04 Leverkusen – 76>81Nils Petersen – SC Freiburg – 76>81Jozy Altidore – Toronto FC – 76>84RESERVESRoy Gelmi – FC Thun – 62>72Francisco Meza – Tigres U.A.N.L. – 72>79Kemar Roofe – Leeds United – 70>78Houssem Aouar – Olympique Lyonnais – 67>76Guido Carrillo – AS Monaco – 74>80last_img read more