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  • Don’t Blame Tesla – Vagueness of FMVSS, NHTSA Rules Invite Creative Interpretation

    by Edward Sanchez | Feb 01, 2021
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk, ever the showman and industry provocateur, shocked many in the automotive community last week with the announcement of improvements for the... ...
  • Qualcomm Takes the Wheel

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 01, 2021
    Qualcomm took center stage in the automotive industry this week to state its intention to dominate future dashboard infotainment systems. Long known for ... ...
  • Buttigieg Priorities: Climate, Infrastructure, Safety!

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 01, 2021
    A press release from the Governors Highway Safety Association reports that 11,260 people were killed on U.S. roadways in the third quarter of 2020, a 13.1% in... ...
  • Q4’20: Double Digit growth back in India Smartphone Market

    by Rajeev Nair | Jan 30, 2021
    Making up for the slowdown induced by the COVID lock downs, in the first half of the year. The Indian smartphone market grew in double digits in Q4 2020. Detail... ...
  • VinSmart Lead Microvendors in Q4 2020

    by Linda Sui | Jan 29, 2021
    According to the latest report from our Wireless Smartphone Strategies (WSS) service, Global Smartphone Top 100+ Microvendors Market Share: Q4 2020, global smar... ...
  • Xiaomi Brings Wireless Charging to a Whole New Level

    by Ville-Petteri Ukonaho | Jan 29, 2021
    In 23. January, Xiaomi, the worlds third largest (in 4Q20) smartphone vendor, announced a new revolutionary wireless charging method, the Mi Air Charge. T... ...
  • Apple iPhone 5G Supercycle

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 28, 2021
    Apple delivered a record iPhone performance in Q4 2020, despite virus panic and demand stagnation. Apple soared in developed markets with its 5G iPhone 12 and i... ...
  • Samsung Display to Sell More Foldables?

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 28, 2021
    Speculative news out of Asia this week suggests Samsung Display could be about to supply more foldable screens to non-Samsung smartphone makers later this year.... ...
  • Global Smartphone Shipments Hit 1.3 Billion in 2020

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 28, 2021
    Global smartphone shipments hit 1.3 billion units last year in 2020. Apple iPhone and Xiaomi delivered a strong fourth quarter, while Huawei and others lagged b... ...
  • What Trends are Driving Mobile Processor Growth?

    by Sravan Kundojjala | Jan 28, 2021
    In the middle of the pandemic, the trade-war, the stagnant device market and the potential game-changing semiconductor acquisition, the year 2020 saw record-bre... ...
  • Samsung S21 Ultra 5G Has New OLED Screen

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 27, 2021
    Samsung announced this month that its flagship Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G smartphone will (for the first time) use Samsung Display's new low-power OLED display, which ... ...
  • Samsung Watch Heart-Tracker Hits 31 New Countries

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 27, 2021
    Samsung has this week announced that its Health Monitor app will soon be available across 31 new countries. Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch Active2 users can us... ...
  • Portugal Gears up for 5G Phones

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 27, 2021
    We note the main mobile operators in Portugal are now preparing for the arrival of the first 5G commercial service offers, which should be launched later in Q1 ... ...
  • Xiaomi, Vivo & OPPO Top Smartphone Models in Indonesia

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 27, 2021
    It is the time of year, now, when smartphone companies around the globe start totting up their 2020 performance. Looking at Indonesia, the third biggest market... ...
  • Ghia GK3G with KaiOS Launches Phone in Mexico

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 27, 2021
    Mexican electronics manufacturer, Ghia, has this week launched its clumsily named GK3G smart featurephone with KaiOS in the Central American country. It w... ...
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Chaos

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 25, 2021
    Florida is cracking down on vaccine tourism. Connecticut is struggling with online scheduling of senior citizen vaccinations. Dollar General, Aldi, an... ...
  • How Airshield Can Save Transportation

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 25, 2021
    The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated public transportation of every variety from buses and taxis to airplanes and trains. The combination of remote work and evo... ...
  • Apple iPhone Foldable Rumors

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 25, 2021
    Rumors have emerged (again) in recent days that Apple is prepping a 5G foldable iPhone for the US market in perhaps 2022 or 2023. Stories say it is a... ...

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