A Lesson in Innovation: Samsung a Global Leader in Mobile Technology
Thursday June 9, 2016
As a global leader in technology, Samsung has pushed the boundaries of innovation in consumer electronics and business applications. The South Korea-based company is likely best known for its smartphones, which have been the leading brand in worldwide cell phone sales.
In fact, the latest data from IDC Research showed that Samsung continues to be at the top among smartphone producers, with the Galaxy S7 leading the way in terms of sales. Some of the features that are helping to keep Samsung in front of Apple and several other Chinese manufacturers is being waterproof and that addition of a microSD slot in its smartphones.
The IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report also found that smartphone sellers shipped nearly 335 million phones in the first quarter of 2016, which is up from the same quarter in 2015. The slowdown in smartphone shipments can be attributed to the fact that many of the mature markets have reached a saturation point. Accordingly, this has given way to other innovations in functionality that modern smartphones provide for both consumers and businesses.
Mobile Payments an Indicator of the Future
One of the biggest indicators of the direction that Samsung is headed with providing mobile technology that meets the needs of consumers is its mobile payment feature. According to a recent article for ZDNet, Samsung Pay recently became the leading mobile pay app in South Korean, reaching 2.59 million users in the country.
The app is competing against a number of other mobile payment apps, as well as chat apps that allow users to make payments. The company is continuing to push forward in this growing sector by giving commercial banks the option to connect with consumers through the app for withdrawals and deposits.
Mobile Technology for the Modern Age
Samsung and Cartridge World are two brands that have been able to see the need for specific solutions and are putting forth the effort develop mobile tools that achieve them. In fact, the two organizations have partnered to develop a mobile app that gives workers who use public Wi-fi the chance to securely print and scan documents while on the road.
Digital technology allows businesses and employees to become more efficient and nimble. Considering how rapidly the global mobile workforce is growing, it’s critically important for remote employees to get access to technology that enables them to be productive and secure at the same time.