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

IHS Sees Big Growth in MIMO Wi-Fi for Cellular Offload

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Wireless network operators are turning to multiple in-multiple out (MIMO) Wi-Fi technology to cope with a “deluge of data traffic generated by smartphones,” according to a report from IHS Technology. Employing multiple antennae at wireless networks’ transmitter and receiver ends, wireless carriers are using next-generation...Learn More

Strategy Analytics: 1Q Global Smartphone Shipments Surge 33%

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Global smartphone shipments surged 33 percent higher year-over-year in 1Q 2014, totaling 285 million units, according to a new market research report from Strategy Analytics. Demand for smartphones in Asia more than offset “sluggish volumes” in North America as carriers altered the handset subsidy mix,...Learn More

Report: Content Deals to Drive Smart TV Price Decreases

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Samsung and Vizio accounted for the majority of flat-panel TV (FPTV) shipments in 4Q 2013 as major vendors concentrated on Smart TV features as a means of differentiating their products from those of competitors, according to new market research from Strategy Analytics. “We are witnessing...Learn More

IDC: Smartphone Growth Rate to Slow in 2014

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Smartphone shipment volume shot up over 39% in 2013, exceeding 1 billion units for the first time. That pace won’t be kept up in years to come, however, with smartphone shipment growth slowing to 8.3% in 2017 and 6.2% in 2018, according to the latest...Learn More

IDC: 42% of Smartphones Shipped Globally Cost Less than $200

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It’s no surprise to anyone following smartphones and telecom that Apple and Google are dominating the worldwide smartphone market, but 95.7%, 93.8%? Those are the respective shares of Android and iOS smartphone shipments combined during 4Q and all 2013, respectively, according to new market research...Learn More

NPD: U.S. Smartphone Penetration Reaches 60%

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Smartphone penetration and data plan usage rose to new heights in the U.S. over the past year. While Apple and Samsung have come to dominate the U.S. market for smartphones, adoption of streaming music services was a key driver of growth in data plan usage,...Learn More

comScore: Android, Apple Add to Their Smartphone Market Share Leads

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Nearly sixty-four percent (63.8%) of Americans – 152.5 million people – owned smartphones as of end November, 3% more than did as of the end of August, with Apple manufacturing and Google supplying the mobile operating systems (OS) for more of them than any other...Learn More

comScore: U.S. Smartphone Ownership Rose 4% in One Quarter

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Google sites collectively continued to reign as the top mobile media property in the U.S. in October, with Apple ranking at the top of the ranks of smartphone manufacturers and Android the market leading smartphone platform, according to the latest from comScore’s MobiLens and Mobile...Learn More

Research Says iOS 7 Improves Apple’s Shine

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Apple and Samsung are the only two smartphone manufacturers to show consistent, steady increases through 2013, according to InsightExpress’ latest quarterly “Digital Consumer Portrait” report. Samsung was the fastest growing brand name smartphone manufacturer worldwide through 3Q 2013, as it continues to gain ground on...Learn More

Harris Poll: Americans on Wearable Tech, Interested but Skeptical

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Google, Intel, HTC, Samsung, Sony – these are just some of the big corporate names working to develop and promote adoption of wearable technology. But are Americans interested? Do they think such devices could be useful? These are just two of the questions The Harris...Learn More

J.D. Power: Verizon and iPhone are a Good Combination

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Performance and quality of mobile carriers’ services, as well as how specific features and services are presented to subscribers, play an important role in determining customers’ overall satisfaction with smartphones, J.D. Power and Associates finds in the second installment of its semi-annual wireless smartphone satisfaction...Learn More