Strategy Analytics Blogs and Podcasts

  • Dara Seeks Jab Priority for Uber Drivers

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 14, 2020
    Uber's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has put the word out to individual states in the U.S. seeking prioritization for Uber drivers, who he characterizes appropriately a... ...
  • Mobility Lives! Car Sharing Shines!

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 14, 2020
    At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic back in the spring of 2020, the outlook for mobility services suddenly turned bleak. Micromobility operators shut down com... ...
  • Nreal and Vodafone bring smartphone-tethered AR to Europe

    by David MacQueen | Dec 11, 2020
    After several companies showed smartphone-tethered AR at CES 2020, I predicted that we'd see that device category take off this year. Although I thought it woul... ...
  • Top Wearable Trends for 2021

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 11, 2020
    Despite a global pandemic, wearables have continued to grow this year. What does next year bring? Will growth re-accelerate? When will Apple intro smartglasses?... ...
  • Xiaomi Smartphone Models Remained Strong in Indonesia and Other Emerging Markets in Q3’20

    by Juha Winter | Dec 09, 2020
    Previously in this blog, we wrote about Xiaomi making phenomenal market share gains in many Western European markets, primarily at the expense of Huawei. Howeve... ...
  • Japan, South Korea and Australia Will Have the Highest Smartphone ASP in 2021

    by Boris Metodiev | Dec 09, 2020
    Global smartphone wholesale (trade) revenues are expected to decrease -9% YoY in 2020, as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic. We expect revenues to reb... ...
  • Apple AirPods Max Go Over-Ear

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 08, 2020
    Apple today launched AirPods Max -- its first over-ear design for Bluetooth headphones. They cost US$549 retail and wil... ...
  • UX Soup: Episode 20 - Listener Emails

    by Chris Schreiner | Dec 08, 2020
    We asked you to reach out to us at UXSoup@strategyanalytics.com with your emails, and you did! This week, we answer some of your questions, including our most m... ...
  • Amazon, Tesla, Uber aaaaand DoorDash

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 07, 2020
    As the death toll in the U.S. from COVID-19 approaches 300,000 I am impressed by the resilience of pandemic doubters and deniers. I’m talking about t... ...
  • Tesla: The Eyes Have It

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 07, 2020
    David Zipper of Harvard’s Kennedy School writes in Slate that the incoming Biden Administration should “bring the hammer down” on Tesla Moto... ...
  • Huawei Grabs 15% Share of Europe Fitnessband Market

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2020
    While Huawei is being pushed out of smartphones by American sanctions, it continues to rise strongly in wearables, particularly the fitnessband segment. Huawei... ...
  • Apple Watch is No.1 for 4G Smartwatches

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2020
    Global CELLULAR smartwatch shipments jumped an impressive +36% YoY in the third quarter of 2020. Cellular (mobile) remains one of the fastest-growing subcatego... ...
  • Apple Watch Shipments by Model

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2020
    In another solid quarter -- despite Covid -- Apple Watch shipments grew +12% YoY worldwide during Q3 2020. The flagship Series 6 and cheaper SE models arrived ... ...
  • Top 5 Smartphone Trends for 2021

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2020
    Many will want to forget 2020. But what does next year bring for the smartphone industry? We look here at five top trends that will move or shake markets ... ...
  • Smartphone Inventory Stabilizes

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2020
    New research from our WSS (Smartphones) service finds global smartphone inventory levels stabilized in the month of October 2020. Despite coronavirus, US-China ... ...
  • US Unlocked Smartphone Sales Grow 6%

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2020
    Despite coronavirus, unlocked smartphone shipments in the United States posted +6% YoY growth in Q3 2020. America consumers are trading down to lower-cost smart... ...
  • Realme is no.1 in Philippines

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2020
    In a stunning quarter, Realme became the no.1 smartphone brand in the Philippines for the first time ever during the third quarter of 2020. Realme has soared f... ...
  • Tecno Smartphones Slip in Nigeria

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2020
    Nigeria is Africa's biggest smartphone market by volume. Tecno remains the no.1 smartphone brand there. But its dominance is slipping. We estimate its marketsh... ...
  • FHD Smartphones to Grow 20% in 2021

    by Neil Mawston | Dec 07, 2020
    New, research from our EDT (Techs) service predicts global FHD and FHD+ smartphone displays will grow a healthy +20% in 2021. FHD / FHD+ is popular in high-end... ...

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