Strategy Analytics Blogs and Podcasts

  • Time to Listen to GM's Mark Reuss

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 16, 2020
    General Motors President Mark Reuss told Reuters last week that he is worried about the COVID-19 pandemic currently running rampant in the U.S. and globally.&nb... ...
  • DoorDash IPO Spins COVID-19 Impact

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 16, 2020
    The outlook for DoorDash’s highly anticipated public offering announced last week is inextricably bound up in the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It... ...
  • 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... ...
  • Xiaomi Takes 4 in 10 Top Android Models in UK

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 16, 2020
    Xiaomi captured a record 4 of the top-10 bestselling smartphone MODELS in the United Kingdom during Q3 2020. Samsung, HMD Nokia and others have a real fight on ... ...
  • 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... ...
  • Apple iPhone 11 is No.1 Model in Canada

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 12, 2020
    Apple’s iPhone 11 model captured a record 15% share of the valuable Canada smartphone market in Q3 2020. Just one iPhone MODEL is picking up almost as ma... ...
  • Samsung Takes 8 in Top 10 US Android Phones

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 12, 2020
    Samsung delivered a blockbuster quarter in the United States during Q3 2020. It captured a record 8 of the top-10 bestselling ANDROID models. Only LG and Moto w... ...
  • Uber, Lyft: No Partitions, No Testing, No Profits, No Shame

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 12, 2020
    Of all of the voluminous reporting on the mobility sector generally and ride hailing in particular most shocking is the lack of coverage of driver and passenger... ...
  • Honor's Top Models

    by Neil Mawston | Nov 11, 2020
    Honor is a major part of Huawei’s smartphone business. Honor currently holds an impressive 13 models inside our ranking of the top-100 bestselling smartp... ...
  • 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... ...

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