Tablet Market Share Forecast: Lenovo to Take a Bite out of Apple, Samsung

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Introduction of “an array of new form factors” that appeal to a much broader base of consumers and “more agile players developing low-cost models” will drive the market share for the two dominant tablet market players – Apple and Samsung – down to a combined...Learn More

IDC: Android, iOS Market Share Dominance Increases

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Global market shares for Android and iOS smartphones edged even higher in both 4Q and all of 2014, moving Google and Apple closer to complete market domination, according to new market research from IDC. Taken together, Android and iOS smartphones accounted for 96.3 percent of...Learn More

IDC: Tablet Shipments Post 4Q Drop but 2014 Gain

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Worldwide tablet shipments posted a quarterly decline in 4Q 2014 – the first such drop since the first shipments were made back in 2010, according to the latest market data from IDC. Globally, shipments of tablets and 2-in-1 devices totaled 76.1 million in 4Q 2014,...Learn More

Smartwatch Forecast Calls for 68% Annual Growth

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Allied Market Research is forecasting extraordinary growth for the global smartwatch market – 67.6 percent compound annual growth (CAGR) – from 2014-2020. That would bring smartwatch market revenue to $32.9 billion by the end of the decade, according to Allied’s “Global Smartwatch Market – Size,...Learn More

IDC: Smartphone Shipments to Grow 26.3% in 2014

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Worldwide smartphone shipments will increase 26.3 percent year-over-year in 2014, reaching nearly 1.3 billion units, according to the latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker market data service. Looking ahead to 2015, IDC expects worldwide smartphone shipments will increase another 12.2 percent as global shipments...Learn More

IDC: Better Smartphones and Longer Lifecycles Conspire for Slowdown in Tablet Growth

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A big slowdown in tablet growth is coming this year, as market growth slows to 7.2 percent, down sharply from 52.5 percent in 2013, according to a new forecast from IDC. At the core of the abrupt, sharp slowdown, shipments of Apple iPhones will experience...Learn More

IDC: Smartphone Shipments Reach 300 Million-Unit Milestone

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Setting a new milestone in the worldwide market for smartphones, unit shipments surpassed 300 million in 2Q for the first time ever. According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone vendors shipped a total 301.3 million units worldwide in 2Q, a year-over-year rise...Learn More

Study: Android Smartphone Power Users Consume Over 300 MB Daily

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The heaviest U.S. Android smartphone users, so-called “Power Users,” consume over 300 MB of data daily, according to insights gleaned from the use of Strategy Analytics’ AppOptix platform. Those in the “Light User” segment consume less than 50 MB of data per day, while those...Learn More

Report: Rising Android Market Share is Turning Mobile OS into “a One-Horse Race”

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Android’s share of global smartphone shipments hit a new high in 2Q 2014, according to the latest market data from Strategy Analytics’ WSS (Smartphones) service. Android smartphones accounted for 85 percent of the total 295.2 million smartphones shipped during the quarter, which was a 27...Learn More

ComScore: Apple, Google Maintain Smartphone Market Share

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Apple held on to its market leading place among the world’s smartphone manufacturers in May, capturing a 41.9 percent smartphone market share, according to comScore’s latest MobiLens and Mobile Metrix reports.  Google Android maintained its leadership position among smartphone OSs with a 52.1 percent market share,...Learn More

SouthernLINC Push-to-Talk Service Works on Any Carrier’s Network

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SouthernLINC Wireless has launched an innovative offering that extends the company’s push-to-talk capability to iPhones and Android phones that operate on other carriers’ networks. “As long as you have a data connection, you’re communicating over that carrier’s data network,” explained Quantique Cotton, senior project manager...Learn More

Google Announces Android TV, Android Auto

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Google today announced a range of initiatives involving everything from in-car communications to the television – all of which had one common theme. Google wants to repeat the strategy that it used successfully with its Android mobile operating system. That means making software platforms available...Learn More