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  • HMD Global / Nokia Brings its Power Earbuds Stateside

    by Ken Hyers | 9月 23, 2020
    HMD Global, better known as Nokia, announced that it is bringing its Power Earbuds to the USA. The Totally Wireless (TWS) Bluetooth earbuds space, established b... ...
  • UX Soup: Episode 9 - Digital Twin Cities

    by Chris Schreiner | 9月 22, 2020
    In this episode, Lisa talks about use cases for digital twin cities with Dr. Vassilis Charissis, Professor of Human-Computer Interaction at Glasgow Caledonian U... ...
  • UX Soup: Episode 8 - Kickstarter Roundtable

    by Chris Schreiner | 9月 15, 2020
    In this week's episode of UX Soup, Chris, Derek, and Lisa each pick a current Kickstarter project to discuss from a UX perspective. In Condensed Soup, the trio ... ...
  • Android Go Smartphones Get an Update

    by Neil Mawston | 9月 15, 2020
    Android 11 Go edition is being updated this month. It is a stripped-down version of full Android, optimized for low-cost smartphones in emerging markets such as... ...
  • Harmony OS is Huawei's "Plan B"

    by Neil Mawston | 9月 11, 2020
    Huawei this week updated its new Harmony operating system for smartphones, wearables, TVs, laptops, cars and other gadgets. Harmony OS 2.0 is Huawei's "plan B" ... ...
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2: Larger Cover Display Brings Improved Phone Experience

    by Paul Brown | 9月 10, 2020
    On September 1st, 2020, Samsung announced its latest foldable device, the Galaxy Z Fold2.  The Fold2 is the third device with a foldable form factor from S... ...
  • UX Soup: Episode 7 - V2X UX

    by Chris Schreiner | 9月 08, 2020
    Thank you to everyone who has been listening to UX Soup thus far. We are happy to announce that due to your overwhelming support, UX Soup is now a WEEKLY podcas... ...
  • Q2’20: Samsung Led in Most Smaller Smartphone Markets

    by Rajeev Nair | 9月 03, 2020
    Samsung led in 33 of the 45 smaller smartphone markets in Q2 2020. Per our latest report available here on the Next 45 markets from the Smartphone Country Share... ...
  • Under-display Front Camera Becomes Reality With ZTE Axon 20 5G

    by Ville-Petteri Ukonaho | 9月 02, 2020
    ZTE Axon 20 5G became the first device that is launched with under-display front camera. The technology has been coming for some time ever since Samsung Display... ...
  • UX Soup: Episode 6 - Haptics

    by Chris Schreiner | 9月 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... ...
  • Fitbit Sense Signals Change in Strategy

    by Neil Mawston | 8月 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... ...
  • Apple Set to Open More India Retail Channels

    by Neil Mawston | 8月 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... ...
  • Huawei is No.1 in Wearables

    by Neil Mawston | 8月 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 | 8月 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 | 8月 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 ... ...
  • Recession, what recession? Strong consumer electronics sales defy collapsing GDP

    by David Mercer | 8月 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... ...
  • Microsoft Surface Duo Unlikely to Takeoff

    by Neil Mawston | 8月 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 | 8月 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 | 8月 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 ... ...
  • Q2’20: Vivo Scales up its Global Smartphone Share

    by Rajeev Nair | 8月 12, 2020
    Vivo minimized its losses in a COVID hit quarter. In Q2 2020, when the global smartphone shipments declined in double digits, Vivo was better off with a -3% dec... ...

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