Brillo is Google’s Version of a Smart Home Operating System, Managing the IoT

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Google has successfully created an operating system for the smartphone with Android.  Together with Apple’s iOS, they jointly have a duopoly on the software that runs smartphones and tablets, although globally, Android has the lead over iOS. The idea of smart devices has moved beyond...Learn More

ABI: iPad Market Share Drops Sharply

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The Apple iPad market share continued to slide in 4Q 2014 amid stagnating growth in the global tablet market overall, according to the latest market data from ABI Research. Totaling 21.42 million, shipments of Apple tablets fell 18 percent year-over-year in 4Q’14. Data for 1Q’15...Learn More

IHS: OTT Set-Top Box Shipments to Exceed Telco IPTV STB Shipments

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Global shipments of over-the-top (OTT) set-top boxes (STBs) from the likes of Apple, Google and Roku sold at retail shops will oustrip those of IPTV STBs installed by telco pay-TV service providers this year, according to new research from IHS. IHS expects 31 million OTT...Learn More

Strategy Analytics: Microsoft, Google Gain Tablet Market Share

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Tablet buyers appear to be demanding more Windows-based devices, according to new market research from Strategy Analytics. Microsoft’s share of global tablet shipments rose to 6.6 percent, up 1.1 percentage points from a year ago as overall tablet shipments fell 9 percent to total 51.8...Learn More

Internet Encryption Trends: Sandvine Expects Big Jump

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Internet application developers are increasingly using encryption to protect subscribers’ content from intrusions. Broadband market research specialist Sandvine finds that “while there has been a lot of talk on how information on the Internet can be hidden or guarded, there is still a great deal...Learn More

IDC: Tablet Shipments Continue Decline, But 2-in-1s See Growth

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Worldwide tablet shipments declined 5.9 percent year-over-year in this year’s first quarter (1Q’15), repeating a scenario that occurred in the previous quarter, according to preliminary data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. 1Q’15 shipments of tablets and 2-in-1 devices, also known as detachables, totaled...Learn More

IDC: Samsung Regains Smartphone Leadership as Smartphone Shipments Rise Nearly 17%

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A total of 336.5 million smartphones were shipped worldwide by vendors in 2015’s first quarter (1Q’15), 16.7 percent more than the 288.5 million that were shipped in 1Q’14. 1Q’15’s smartphone shipment total was down 10.9 percent from the seasonally strong fourth quarter, when vendors shipped...Learn More

J.D. Power: Flagship Devices Key to Smartphone Satisfaction

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Flagship device launches have become increasingly important to wireless OEMs as they look to differentiate their products and brands from competitors. Flagship wireless device launches, according to the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Wireless Smartphone Satisfaction Study – Volume 1 “are an influential and critical driver...Learn More

Vonage Mobile® App Now Available for Apple Watch

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HOLMDEL, N.J., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Addressing the increasingly popular wearables market, Vonage continues its commitment to innovation by bringing the Vonage Mobile® App to Apple Watch™. Vonage Mobile on Apple Watch means that users no longer need to pick up their iPhone to...Learn More

High-Tech Lobbying Expenditures: Report Finds Big Jump from Google

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Political lobbying aimed at influencing what’s written into new and revised federal legislation and regulations is a core activity for the world’s multinational information and communications technology (ICT) companies. Google, for instance, spent a record $5.47 million in lobbying the U.S. Congress in 2015’s first...Learn More

Report: Amazon Prime Subscribers Watch More Netflix

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Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of subscribers to Amazon Prime – the online retail giant’s all-inclusive membership package – are more likely to use Netflix in the previous month compared to Amazon Prime Instant Video, according to new market research from Strategy Analytics. Forty percent of...Learn More

Mobile App Forecast Calls for Revenue of $99 Billion by 2019

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Growing consumer uptake of lifestyle apps, such as those for dating and navigation, along with growth in demand for eBooks will fuel mobile handset and tablet revenue growth in coming years, according to a new Juniper Research report. Games continue to generate the most revenue...Learn More