Tag: smartphone

  • Global smartphone market fell 9% in Q3 2022

    Canalys: In Q3 2022, the global smartphone market recorded its third consecutive decline this year, dropping 9% year-on-year, marking the worst Q3 since 2014. The gloomy economic outlook has led consumers to delay purchasing electronic hardware and prioritize other essential spending. This will likely continue to dampen the smartphone market for the next six to […]

  • A Billion iPhone Users

    Above Avalon: A billion people now have iPhones. According to my estimate, Apple surpassed the billion iPhone users milestone last month. Thirteen years after going on sale, the iPhone remains the perennial most popular and best-selling smartphone. Competitors continue to either shamelessly copy iPhone or, at a minimum, be heavily influenced by the iPhone. Looking […]

  • Inefficiency of wireless charging

    Eric Ravenscraft on OneZero: To get a sense of how much extra power is lost when using wireless charging versus wired charging in the real world, I tested a Pixel 4 using multiple wireless chargers, as well as the standard charging cable that comes with the phone. I used a high-precision power meter that sits […]

  • China’s influence in the Indian Smartphone Market

    Shenzhen Blog: China controls at least 73% of Indian Smartphone Market. 4 out of 5 top selling brands in India are Chinese. The only prominent non-Chinese player in Indian Smartphone Market is Samsung. […] 3 out of top 5 Chinese Smartphone brands are owned by BBK electronics. Brands under BBK electronics: Oppo, RealMe, Vivo, Oneplus, […]

  • Spring Festival data shows just how much Chinese love their smartphones

    TechNode reported that Spring Festival data shows just how much Chinese love their smartphones.. For Chinese people, Spring Festival is all about seeing family and celebrating the new year, but it’s also the optimal time for using screens. Have you ever been on a train for 20+ hours? In China you’ll find, from little kids […]

  • The Smartphone Endgame: Who wins once shipment volumes peak?

    AppleInsider wrote about The Smartphone Endgame: Who wins once shipment volumes peak?. For decades, market research firms have been confidently asserting that the “winners” in PCs, tablets, smartphones and other consumer electronics are not firms that are profitable or even sustainable, but merely those shipping the largest volumes at any given time. This has enabled […]

  • A backwards S-Pen can permanently damage the Galaxy Note 5

    Ars Technica reported on how a backwards S-Pen can permanently damage the Galaxy Note 5. The right way to dock the S-Pen into the device is to slide the pointy end in first, but if you slide the blunt end in first, the S-Pen will get jammed in the device. The spring mechanism that holds the […]

  • iOS dominates enterprise market in Q4 2013

    MacRumors reports on the iOS domination of mobile device activations in Q4 2013. 73% of all enterprise mobile device activations: iOS devices accounted for 73 percent of all enterprise mobile device activations and grabbed the top ten spots for most popular devices in the fourth quarter of 2013, reports Good Technology in its Mobility Index […]