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  • How Much Smartphone Inventory is Out There?

    by Neil Mawston | 10月 01, 2020
    Covid-19 has slammed smartphone demand into reverse this year. How well has industry supply managed the shortfall?. The answer is "surprisingly well"! R... ...
  • Monthly Smartphone Shipments Grew 5% in August

    by Neil Mawston | 10月 01, 2020
    Our latest research shows MONTHLY smartphone shipments grew +5% month-on-month worldwide in August, 2020. Markets across the globe remain volatile, as dema... ...
  • Huawei Extends Lead over Xiaomi in Fitnessbands

    by Neil Mawston | 10月 01, 2020
    Our latest research shows Huawei extended its lead over Xiaomi (and Fitbit) at the top of the global fitnessband market by REVENUE during the first ha... ...
  • Garmin Connect IQ Overtakes Wear OS in Smartwatches

    by Neil Mawston | 10月 01, 2020
    Our updated research shows Garmin Connect IQ overtook Google Wear OS to become the world's 2nd largest smartwatch platform by REVENUE in the firs... ...
  • Vivo Enters the Smartwatch Game

    by Neil Mawston | 10月 01, 2020
    Vivo is launching its first smartwatch in China in Q4 2020. Vivo Watch comes in two sizes, optimized for health or fitness, and differentiated by long battery l... ...
  • UX Soup: Episode 10 - Distance Learning: Parents' Perspectives

    by Chris Schreiner | 9月 29, 2020
    In this week's episode, Derek talks with Chris and special guest Christopher Dodge about their children's experiences with distance learning in primary and sec... ...
  • 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... ...

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