Smartphone Market Share: Report Finds Apple Gains

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More than 1 billion smartphones were shipped worldwide in 4Q 2014, with a record-setting total of 74.5 million iPhones contributing to 29 percent year-over-year growth, according to the latest market data from Juniper Research. Smartphone OEM leader Samsung reported a decline in earnings, even as...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

AT&T Connected Car Strategy: Don’t Be a Dumb Pipe

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One area where telecom companies may be able to avoid becoming dreaded “dumb pipe” providers is in the connected car. AT&T already is making considerable progress on this front, as an announcement from the company today illustrates. According to the announcement, the company’s AT&T Drive...Learn More

Study Finds 1.9 Connected TV Devices Per U.S. Home

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Americans’ ownership of connected TV devices grew 5 percent quarterly and 28 percent year-over-year (YoY) in 3Q 2014 to reach 168 million units, according to Strategy Analytics’ latest USA Connected TV Device Tracker. Researchers found nearly two (1.9) connected TV devices per U.S. home. That...Learn More

NYU Researchers Claim 5G Wireless Breakthrough

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Researchers at New York University’s Polytechnic School of Engineering are claiming an important discovery that could improve the prospects for 5G wireless communications in high frequency bands. Fifth generation wireless communications is expected to require wide swaths of spectrum in order to support speeds of...Learn More

iPad’s Tablet Traffic Share Measured at 80%

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Apple iPad users were responsible for a whopping 79.9 percent of Web traffic from North America’s population of media tablets in September. That’s actually down from 81 percent a year ago, but 1.9 percentage points higher than this past July, according to online advertising network...Learn More

Juniper: Smart Glasses Shipments Unlikely to Top 10 Million Until 2018

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Worldwide shipments of smart glasses are unlikely to surpass 10 million a year until 2018, primarily as a result of lengthy time-to-market and the lack of a compelling consumer use-case, according to a new study from Juniper Research.  That said, Juniper expects new releases by...Learn More

Samsung Develops Ultra-High-Speed 60 GHz Wi-Fi

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New 60-gigahertz (GHz) Wi-Fi technology developed by Samsung Electronics promises to boost speeds of existing consumer electronics (CE) devices five-fold. With the ability to transmit data as fast as 4.6 gigabits (Gb) or 575 megabytes (MB) per second, users will be able to transfer a...Learn More

Samsung Note Edge and Note 4 Carriers Include the Big Four

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All four major national wireless carriers will offer Samsung’s newest phablets, unveiled at simultaneous events in Berlin, Beijing and New York today, a Samsung spokeswoman confirmed. U.S. Cellular also will get the simpler of the two devices – the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Pricing for...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

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