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The number of devices shipped with Google's Android system will break the 1 billion barrier this year, Gartner said on Tuesday.
Samsung has reignited shareholder calls for more returns after splashing out on a special employee bonus estimated at nearly $1 billion.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Asian stocks ended mixed on Tuesday as weak U.S. economic data and caution ahead of this week's key risk events weighed on sentiment.
Loo Wee Teck, head of consumer electronics at Euromonitor International, says Samsung is "the victim of its own success" and is unlikely to innovate in the short-term.
Samsung Electronics said October-December operating profit fell 18 percent to 8.3 trillion won ($7.8 billion) from the prior quarter's record earnings, missing analyst estimates.
Nam Hyung Kim, Managing Director, Arete Research Asia says Samsung will face growth challenges, but remains long on the stock.
David Poh, Regional Head of Asset Allocation at Societe Generale Private Banking, says rising costs remain the key issue for the South Korean tech giant.
Chinese shares fell sharply on Monday after a report on the mainland's services sector, while profit-taking saw the Nikkei fall below 16,000 points.
Asian equity markets were mixed on the first trading day of the year while liquidity levels were low due to the holiday period.
Two-third of Americans own a smartphone, and the holdouts may find that no one wants their old handsets.
Amazon's Kindle got the biggest bump in device activations on Christmas day, according to data from Flurry Analytics.
Asian markets were mixed on Thursday with the Nikkei at fresh six-year highs while mainland shares were dragged down by steep losses in financials.
News on Apple, BlackBerry and Amazon portrays a trio of tech giants whose future will be shaped by unique catalysts.
BlackBerry is making a big bet that the enterprise market will be its saving grace. But the odds don't look too promising.
Apple's deal with China Mobile is set to up the ante in the smartphone war with Samsung, which stands to lose its leading position in the market.
Embattled smartphone maker BlackBerry saw a massive loss in a third quarter drenched with red ink.
Asia stocks were mostly higher on Thursday after the Fed unveiled a cut in stimulus and vowed to keep rates low but China underperformed on liquidity fears.
In the year ahead, look for Apple to launch iWatch and Yahoo to bid for Bing as Samsung, Google and Amazon continue to compete for market share.
Japanese stocks outperformed on Wednesday on hopes that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will unveil details on key reforms.