Samsung is preparing to launch three apps that will allow its smartphones to better interact with Windows 10 computers.
One of the applications is Quick Share. The mobile Quick Share feature debuted a year ago with the launch of the flagship Galaxy S20 line. It’s very similar to Apple’s AirDrop and lets you quickly transfer files directly between Galaxy devices over Wi-Fi.
Now Samsung and Microsoft are working on a corresponding application that will make Quick Share available on Windows 10 and will allow you to quickly exchange data between your computer and your Samsung Galaxy smartphone or tablet.
Two more Windows 10 apps are Samsung Free and Samsung O. The first is the successor to Samsung Daily and offers TV, news, and games all in one place. The mysterious app Samsung O still looks like a clone of Samsung Free, and details about it are unknown. We can only say with certainty that such an application is being tested by Samsung.
We do not know the exact timing of the release of these applications yet.
IDC: The smartphone market has returned to growth
Experts of the analytical company IDC summed up the results of the fourth quarter of 2020 and the whole year in general on the smartphone market. As stated in the corresponding report, the smartphone market returned to growth. Sales in the fourth quarter of 2020 were 385.9 million units, which is 4.3% more than smartphones sold in the fourth quarter of 2019. At the same time, for the entire 2020, smartphones were sold 5.9% less than in 2019.
At the end of the fourth quarter of 2020, Apple was named the market leader. It was able to increase sales in annual terms, that is, in comparison with the same quarter of the previous year, by 22.2% – from 73.8 to 90.1 million devices. This led to an increase in Apple’s share from 19.9% to 23.4%. The second place is occupied by Samsung, which in annual terms increased sales by 6.2%, as a result of which its share increased from 18.8% to 19.1%. The third-place belongs to Xiaomi. Its share increased from 8.9% to 11.2%. The top five also include Oppo and Huawei. Also, The share of Oppo increased from 8.3% to 8.8%. The share of Huawei decreased from 15.2% to 8.4%.
As for 2020 as a whole, Samsung remained the leader with 20.6% of the market. Apple is in second place with 15.9%. The share of Huawei, which is in third place at the end of 2020, is 14.6%. The fourth-place belongs to Xiaomi, whose share is 11.4%, the fifth – to Vivo, whose share is 8.6%. In 2019, Samsung’s share was 21.6%, Apple’s 13.9%. Huawei – 17.5%, Xiaomi – 9.2%, Vivo – 8.0%.