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  • UX Soup: Episode 18 - Remote Parties

    by Chris Schreiner | Nov 24, 2020
    As we enter the holiday season, the ongoing pandemic means many holiday gatherings in the US and Europe will need to be virtual. This episode looks at the user ... ...
  • OPPO Won More Carrier Partners in Europe in Q3 2020

    by Yiwen Wu | Nov 19, 2020
    OPPO smartphone business grew +7% YoY in Q3 2020. With 9% volume share, OPPO ranked sixth in global smartphone market this quarter. OPPO’s performance in... ...
  • Xiaomi Ranked the Fourth Largest Smartphone Vendor by Revenue in Q3 2020

    by Linda Sui | Nov 18, 2020
    According to the latest report from our Wireless Smartphone Strategies (WSS) service, global smartphone wholesale revenue went down -9% YoY in Q3 2020. Apple ... ...
  • OPPO Intros Smartglasses

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 18, 2020
    OPPO looks set to enter smartglasses in 2021, with its AR Glass 2 model. Will it be a hit or miss? Read our new analysis here. ...
  • OPPO X 2021 - Rollable smartphones Coming in 2022

    by Ville-Petteri Ukonaho | Nov 17, 2020
    On 17.11.2020 at OPPO INNO day 2020 the company showcased one of the most interesting concept phones for a long time, the OPPO X 2021. The OPPO X 2021 is a rol... ...
  • UX Soup: Episode 17 - Telework UX

    by Chris Schreiner | Nov 17, 2020
    Many of us have had to work from home in 2020, so Chris, Derek, and Lisa talk about the UX of working from home, challenges being faced, and some best practices... ...
  • Qualcomm gets waiver to sell Huawei chips for 4G product? Why does it matter?

    by David Kerr | Nov 16, 2020
    Multiple sources have reported and Qualcomm confirmed today  that is has been granted a waiver to offer chips for "some 4G products" in a potential easing... ...
  • Hearables to Grow 45% in 2021

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 16, 2020
    We forecast global hearables sales to grow +45% in 2021. More consumers will embrace in-ear biometrics for their Bluetooth headphones. Top brands, like Samsun... ...
  • Xiaomi is No.3 in UK

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 16, 2020
    Xiaomi has emerged overnight to become the 3rd largest smartphone brand in the valuable UK market during 2020. Extensive online presence and a good range of And... ...
  • Apple iPhone Tops Japan

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 13, 2020
    New research from our Country Share Tracker (CST) shows Apple iPhone today sits at an all-time high and completely dominates the valuable Japanese smartpho... ...
  • HMD (Nokia) Fails with Smartphone Transition

    by Boris Metodiev | Nov 13, 2020
    HMD (Nokia) total global handset shipments dropped -10% YoY in Q3 2020. That was 8 out of the last 9 quarters registering a YoY decline in volume. The main reas... ...
  • Google Pixel Continued the Downturn Track in Q3 2020

    by Yiwen Wu | Nov 13, 2020
    Google’s Pixel smartphone business continued the downturn track in Q3 2020 while it launched the new Pixel 4A 4G model. Google unveiled two 5G models - P... ...
  • 5G Phones Grow 1500% YoY in Q3 2020

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 12, 2020
    Global 5G smartphone shipments jumped +1,500% YoY to an all-time high in Q3 2020. The 5G category is a rare beacon of growth in a mobile industry grappling wit... ...
  • Q3’20: Vivo Hits Highest Volumes, Revenues

    by Rajeev Nair | Nov 11, 2020
    Per our recent insight report on Vivo, available here, from the Wireless Smartphone Strategy (WSS) Service, the vendor's smartphone shipments grew in doubl... ...
  • Honor is World's No.7 Smartphone Brand

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 11, 2020
    New research from our WSS (Smartphones) service shows Honor is now the world’s 7th largest smartphone brand. Bigger than Motorola and LG combined. What is... ...
  • Lenovo-Motorola’s Smartphone Business Back in the Red

    by Boris Metodiev | Nov 11, 2020
    Lenovo-Motorola total global smartphone shipments fell -4% YoY in Q3 2020. As a result, the company dropped to number eight in the ranking of the largest smartp... ...
  • Pegatron Upsets Apple

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 10, 2020
    Apple this week said its iPhone partner, Pegatron, of Taiwan, has been put on probation for misuse of labor. Pegatron is said to have overw... ...
  • UX Soup: Episode 16 - From Digital Assistants to Digital Companions

    by Chris Schreiner | Nov 10, 2020
    Chris, Derek, and Lisa talk about the evolution of digital assistants to digital companions, including what is required for a voice assistant to be a companion,... ...
  • Q3’20: Shift to Online Channels Continues for Smartphones in India

    by Rajeev Nair | Nov 10, 2020
    Online channels gained upper hand over the offline retailers in India, in Q3 2020, per our recent report available here from the Smartphone Country Share Tracke... ...
  • LG Doubles Smartphone Share in Canada

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 09, 2020
    LG pretty much doubled its smartphone marketshare in Canada during the third quarter of 2020. This was LG's fastest growth in the country for more than a decad... ...

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