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  • UX Soup: Episode 6 - Haptics

    by Chris Schreiner | Sep 01, 2020
    In this episode, Chris, Derek, and Lisa discuss the state of haptic HMI in smartphones, cars, and elsewhere - including silk shirts and fish scales. In Condense... ...
  • Significance of the Japan Display-Sharp Smartphone LCD Plant Sale

    by Jeffrey Mathews | Aug 29, 2020
    Overview In 2016, Apple loaned Japan Display Inc. (JDI) $1.5 billion to enable JDI to construct the Hakusan plant and further ensure Apple a stable supply of L... ...
  • Fitbit Sense Signals Change in Strategy

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 27, 2020
    Fitbit is launching its most advanced smartwatch, the Sense, from September 2020. It is a biosensor-rich device that monitors stress and may predict sickness. I... ...
  • Xiaomi smartphone models remain on top in India despite major market decline

    by Juha Winter | Aug 27, 2020
    India’s smartphone market was absolutely hammered in the second quarter of 2020, suffering the sharpest year-on-year decline in shipments ever. This was d... ...
  • 5G Enables New Paradigm of Positioning Service

    by Guang Yang | Aug 27, 2020
    The precise positioning supported by 5G NR network Cellular network can naturally be an infrastructure of mobile positioning service. Since the 2G era, mobile p... ...
  • Apple Set to Open More India Retail Channels

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 25, 2020
    Apple has long sold its iPhones in India via third-party retailers, such as Amazon, Flipkart or Reliance Jio. But it has never sold them direct to the Indi... ...
  • Battery as a Service: Haven’t We Been Here Before?

    by Kevin Mak | Aug 24, 2020
    NIO has recently launched its “BaaS” or “Battery as a Service” – NIO Power may be spun-off in the future, but its purpose is to of... ...
  • Huawei is No.1 in Wearables

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 19, 2020
    According to new research from our Wearables (WDE) service, Huawei became the world’s largest wearables vendor for the first time ever in the se... ...
  • Huawei Tops 5G

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 18, 2020
    According to new research from our EDT (Techs) service, global 5G smartphone shipments soared +2300% to an all-time high in the second quarter of 2020. Hu... ...
  • UX Soup: Episode 5 - Healthcare UX

    by Chris Schreiner | Aug 18, 2020
    On this week's episode of UX Soup, Chris talks with Santosh Basapur from Rush University Medical Center about the state of healthcare UX and conducting medical ... ...
  • Uber: D-Day for Dara… and John

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 18, 2020
    My wife and I disagree. My wife thinks Uber provides a valuable and often inexpensive alternative to taxis – plain and simple. I see something m... ...
  • Recession, what recession? Strong consumer electronics sales defy collapsing GDP

    by David Mercer | Aug 14, 2020
    Beware those pandemic GDP data: any relationship with sales results may be coincidental. In an extraordinary series of results, our latest forecasts have report... ...
  • Rise of the $100 Smartphone in America

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 14, 2020
    New research from our Smartphone Model Tracker (SMT) shows the $100 Samsung Galaxy A01 became the no.1 bestselling Android model in the United St... ...
  • Six of Top-10 UK Smartphones are iPhone

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 14, 2020
    New research from our Smartphone Model Tracker (SMT) shows Apple captured an impressive 6 of the top-10 bestselling smartphones in the United Kingdom in Q2 2020... ...
  • Apple iPhone 11 Grabs Record 13% Share in Canada

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 14, 2020
    According to new research from our Smartphone Model Tracker (SMT), Apple iPhone 11 grabbed a record 13% share of the high-value Canada market in Q2 2020. C... ...
  • Microsoft Surface Duo Unlikely to Takeoff

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 14, 2020
    Microsoft this week confirmed it is re-entering the 4G handset market with its new Surface Duo. It is a dual-screen clamshell phone with Android avail... ...
  • Xiaomi Smartwatches Soar in Asia

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 14, 2020
    In a flash, Xiaomi has risen overnight to become the second largest smartwatch vendor in Asia Pacific this year. Its Mi Watch with Google Wear OS is affordable ... ...
  • HMD Nokia Dials Up a Quarter-Billion Dollars

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 12, 2020
    HMD Global this week confirmed it is receiving some US$230 million of fresh funding -- from Google, Qualcomm and Nokia. That is quite a "lockdown bonus". All ... ...
  • Uber: Dara's Distracted Driving

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 12, 2020
    Uber has taken a highly profitable business and turned it into a very unprofitable and dangerous one with the help of the pandemic. With guile, innovation,... ...

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