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  • 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... ...
  • Pervasive in Smartphones, WiFi Continues to Evolve

    by Ken Hyers | 8月 11, 2020
    Global WiFi-enabled phone sales will decline in 2020 as the global Covid-19 pandemic affects smartphone sales. The WiFi standard 802.11ac remains the most used ... ...
  • TCL 10 5G: One of the Best Affordable 5G Smartphones on the Market

    by Boris Metodiev | 8月 10, 2020
    TCL has launched its first 5G smartphone, the TCL 10 5G. With the new device the company offers a very solid spec sheet at an affordable price. It is TCL’... ...
  • OPPO Posted Solid Growth in Europe and Japan in Q2 2020

    by Yiwen Wu | 8月 10, 2020
    OPPO slightly outperformed global smartphone market in Q2 2020 with -15% annual decline rate amid COVID-19 pandemic. If adding back its sibling brand OnePlus an... ...
  • Huawei Remain Solid in China in 2020

    by Yiwen Wu | 8月 08, 2020
    Huawei outperformed the global smartphone market in Q2 2020 with a modest -5% YoY decline rate. It managed to ship nearly 56 million unit smartphones worldwide ... ...
  • Q2’20: Sony: Volume, Revenues Decline and in Losses

    by Rajeev Nair | 8月 07, 2020
    Profitability continued to elude Sony, as its smartphone volumes and revenues decline annually in Q2 2020.  However, sequentially it did manage to grow ste... ...
  • Qualcomm Leads in 5G Speeds

    by Boris Metodiev | 8月 06, 2020
    5G was off to a great start in the first year itself and the year 2020 is shaping up be the year of 5G. Qualcomm, the baseband market leader, has established it... ...
  • Q2’20: Highest Ever Online Channel Share in India Smartphone Market

    by Rajeev Nair | 8月 06, 2020
    Online channel share continued to grow in the Indian smartphone market, in Q2 2020. It was at its highest ever share of  the overall volumes, in the quarte... ...
  • UX Soup: Episode 4 - Self Driving Cars

    by Chris Schreiner | 8月 04, 2020
    Derek, Chris, and Lisa play a stream-of-consciousness game about automated vehicles where Derek provides his unfettered opinions on Tesla, public beta-testing, ... ...
  • Google Announced Three New Pixel Smartphones

    by Boris Metodiev | 8月 04, 2020
    Google unveiled Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 on August 3, 2020. While the long awaited (and very much delayed) Pixel 4a is available to pre-order now and w... ...
  • Apple Q2 2020: iPhone Volume Growth Despite Covid-19

    by Boris Metodiev | 8月 03, 2020
    Apple’s total smartphone shipments grew +8% YoY. The company performed remarkably well, compared to the overall industry, with the total global smartphone... ...
  • Q2’20: LG’s Handset Revenues, Profitability Dip

    by Rajeev Nair | 8月 03, 2020
    LG’s revenues declined by -18% annually as handset volumes dipped by -15%, in Q2 2020. It continues to incur losses from the mobile division. Detailed ana... ...

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