Strategy Analytics Blogs and Podcasts

  • Samsung A21s is World's No1. Android Phone Model

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 23, 2020
    New research from our Smartphone Model Tracker (SMT) shows Samsung's Galaxy A21s was the world's no.1 bestselling Android smartphone MODEL in Q3 2020. The... ...
  • Xiaomi Quadruples Marketshare in Europe

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 23, 2020
    New research from our Country Share Tracker (CST) shows Xiaomi has quadrupled its smartphone revenue share to a record high of 8% in Western Europe in the secon... ...
  • Apple iPhone Installed Base to Grow 9% in 2021

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 23, 2020
    New research from our WSS (Smartphones) service forecasts the global installed base of Apple iPhone to grow +9% in 2021. We expect strong upgrades to new ... ...
  • TWS Headphones to Grow 75% in 2021

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 23, 2020
    New research from our EDT (Techs) service predicts global TWS headphone shipments will grow a healthy 75% in 2021. TWS headphones with Bluetooth are among the ... ...
  • Tesla's Musk Mocks Marketing

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 23, 2020
    The Automotive News had a standout year in 2020 - thriving at a time when many publishers suffered. With factories and dealerships shuttered in the spring ... ...
  • No iCar for Me, Thank You

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 22, 2020
    It’s been a couple years since the auto industry was abuzz with rumors of Apple’s plans to make a car – a 2015-2018 buzz. Now that rumor ... ...
  • Network Coverage and Performance Key to Zain Saudi Arabia’s 5G FWA Success

    by Philip Kendall | Dec 22, 2020
    Zain currently holds a dominant market share position for 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) services in Saudi Arabia. A year after its October 2019 5G launch in th... ...
  • New Dawn for U.S. DOT under Biden

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 21, 2020
    The U.S. DOT and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration need a reset and a new business model. The arrival of the Biden Administration in Janua... ...
  • Uber ATG's Legacy

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 21, 2020
    Uber Technologies has sold its Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) subsidiary to Aurora Innovation putting its fatally flawed autonomous driving endeavors in the ... ...
  • Xiaomi 8A is India's No.1 Phone Model

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 17, 2020
    New research (here) from our Smartphone Model Tracker (SMT) shows Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual is India's no.1 bestselling smartphone model in Q3 2020. It cap... ...
  • Just 2 of China's Top Phone Models are Non-Chinese

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 17, 2020
    New research from our Smartphone Model Tracker (SMT) shows just 2 of the top-20 bestselling smartphone MODELS in China today are non-Chinese. Western brands hav... ...
  • Tizen is World's No.2 Smartwatch OS

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 17, 2020
    New research here from our WDE (Wearables) service shows Samsung's Tizen was the world's 2nd largest smartwatch platform by shipments and revenue during Q3 2020... ...
  • Smartwatch Prices Fall 2%

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 17, 2020
    New research from our WDE (Wearables) service shows global smartwatch prices fell -2% YoY during Q3 2020. This is their lowest level for two years. A flood of c... ...
  • Xiaomi is No.3 in UK

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 17, 2020
    In a stunning quarter, Xiaomi cemented its position as the 3rd most popular smartphone brand in the UK during Q3 2020. Its shipments and marketshare have DOUBLE... ...
  • Xiaomi Grabs 6% Phone Share in Germany

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 17, 2020
    New research from our Country Share Tracker (CST) shows Xiaomi jumped to a record 6% share of Germany's mobile handset market in the third quarter of 2020. It i... ...
  • Smartphone Replacement Cycle Will Recover in 2021

    by Boris Metodiev | Dec 17, 2020
    Global smartphone replacement rate reached the peak in 2013, when operator subsidies also reached the record-high level. However, replacement rate has been expe... ...
  • Smartphone Displays: Larger, Brighter, Bendy

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 17, 2020
    Latest research from our Techs (EDT) service finds the vast majority of smartphones sold worldwide today employ a screen larger than 6 inches. Display size is v... ...
  • CES 2021: What to Expect

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 17, 2020
    Tradeshow season is fast approaching. CES is upon us and takes place from January 11 to 14, 2021. The event is 100% online and will be livestreamed daily. We lo... ...
  • UX Soup: Episode 21 - 2020 Recap

    by Chris Schreiner | Dec 15, 2020
    In the final UX Soup of 2020, Chris takes a look back at memorable moments and interviews from previous episodes. Thank you to everyone who has been listening t... ...

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