Strategy Analytics Blogs and Podcasts

  • 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... ...
  • 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 ... ...

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