After a slew of bad news and drastically restated projections , Sony has reported the numbers for its full 2011 financial year and as expected, they’re not good. The company experienced a record net loss of 456.7 billion yen ($5.73 billion) and an operating loss of 67.3 billion yen . . . → Read More: Sony’s final 2011 report shows a record net loss, optimism for 2012
Rovio has announced that in 2011, it made a huge $106.3 million turnover and a whopping $67.6 million in profit (before tax), showing that flinging feathery fowl is a very serious business. . . . → Read More: Rovio makes a Mighty Eagle’s $68 million in profit in financial squawk
Huawei’s annual earnings report is out and it’s a mixed bag, since while turnover increased by 11.7 percent to 203.9 RMB ($32.3 billion), profits plummeted 53 percent to 11.6 billion RMB ($1.8 billion). . . . → Read More: Huawei 2011 financials: 20 million smartphones sold yet profit down 53 percent
ZTE’s annual earnings report is out and it’s a mixed bag for the Chinese company with aspirations to go west. Revenues grew 23 percent to 86.25 billion RMB ($13.7 billion) but net profit fell a hefty 36.6 percent to 2.06 billion RMB ($327 million). More than half of ZTE’s operating revenue came from overseas as the company moves into the global space and, while some of that cash came from its smartphone business, much more poured in from the infrastructure arm that supplies LTE equipment to networks . . . → Read More: ZTE announces 2011 financials: turnover up, profits down, political scandals tricky
The nation’s fifth largest wireless provider — MetroPCS — has checked in with its Q4 2011 financials, and on the whole, the company looks to be doing quite well. Metro reported $1.2 billion in consolidated quarterly revenues and $362 million in earnings, an increase of 16% and 15% when compared to the fourth quarter of 2010. . . . → Read More: MetroPCS Q4 results are in: increased revenue, slowing growth
We’ve sorted through the nominations and now we’re relying on you to determine the real tech winners from 2011. So, if your smartphone of choice didn’t get all the love you hoped it would, hop on over to the voting page and cast your vote. Keep in mind you have until 11:59PM ET on Monday February 20th to let your voice be heard . . . → Read More: Reminder: Vote for the 2011 Engadget Awards!
As yet another year of spectacular technological gains and enormous losses comes to a close, we present to you our best attempt at a comprehensive look back: Engadget Distro’s Year In Review. . . . → Read More: Engadget Distro’s 2011 Year In Review is here!
Those perpetual rankers over at Nielsen unveiled their “Tops of 2011″ list this week, revealing the most popular brands and products across all manner of categories. . . . → Read More: Google, Apple, other vaguely familiar tech names top Nielsen’s ‘Tops of 2011′ list
Mobile analytics firm Mobilewalla has ranked the top apps across all four mobile platforms for 2011, using its own ranking system known at the “Mobilewalla Score.” Instead of looking at raw user ratings, this scoring system is an algorithm that analyzes a variety of factors in addition to ratings, including an app’s position within its own category, volume, social media sentiment and more. . . . → Read More: Mobilewalla: The Highest Rated Mobile Apps Of 2011
Google’s SVP of Mobile just provided us with another glimpse inside the horse’s mouth, claiming that Android scored 3.7 million new device activations over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. To put that in context, Flurry reported that total Android and iOS activations on Christmas Day alone totaled 6.8 million. . . . → Read More: Android and iOS share a merry little Christmas: seven million total device activations