Handsets Category

Serious Bug Crashes Apple IPhones - Permenently
February 12th 2016 - 11:32 GMT
A serious bug has been uncovered in the latest iPhone software that has the ability to crash the device permanently....more

India Targets 500 Million Phones Per Year
February 8th 2016 - 02:55 GMT
Having only just surpassed the 100 million mark, India has set its sights on manufacturing 500 million mobile phones per year....more

Lenovo Takes Third Place in Indian Smart Phone Market
February 3rd 2016 - 01:55 GMT
The Indian smart phone market saw a healthy double-digit percentage increase in shipments year on year, despite sequential declines from some significant players. ...more

Apple Leads Smartphone Brands in US and China
February 3rd 2016 - 01:30 GMT
As a vendor, Apple was able to return to the top of the leaderboards in the US, while iOS has struggled to return to the market share it saw in 2014....more

Indian Mobile Phone Manufacturing Passes 100 Million Mark
February 1st 2016 - 02:40 GMT
The manufacturing capacity of mobile phone factories in India has surpassed the 100 million mark, the Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has announced....more

Huawei Shipped Over 100 Million Smartphones in 2015
January 6th 2016 - 02:40 GMT
Huawei shipped more than 100 million smartphones during 2015, making it the first Chinese vendor to break the landmark....more

4G Smartphone Shipments Overtaken 3G Devices for the First Time
January 4th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
According to IDC, India monthly smartphone tracker, 9.3 million smartphones were shipped in India in the month of October 2015, coming off from a healthy September of over 10 million unit shipments. ...more

Android Returns to Growth in Europe's Big Five Markets
December 30th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech for the three months ending in October 2015 shows Android returning to growth in Europe's big five markets, after a decline that began in October 2014. ...more

Samsung Galaxy S7 Launch Date Leaked
December 29th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
Samsung's next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7 may go on sale in February, if a leaked photo is to be believed....more

Strategy Analytics: Smartphone Size Preference Stabilizes at 5.3\"
December 21st 2015 - 01:25 GMT
Current smartphone owners are also more likely to prefer a thicker prototype with a longer battery life over a thinner phone....more

Android Returns to Growth in Europe's Big Five Markets
December 15th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
The latest smartphone sales data shows Android returning to growth in Europe's big five markets, after a decline that began in October 2014. ...more

IPhone 6s Drove 24% of All IPhones Sold in the USA
December 14th 2015 - 02:00 GMT
The latest sales data shows Apple holding a 33.6% share of the U.S. smartphone market, down year-over-year, but up quarter-over-quarter....more

Smartphone Market Will See the First Single-Digit Growth Year on Record
December 9th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
According to a new forecast, 2015 will be the first full year of single-digit worldwide smartphone growth....more

When Apps Talk Behind Your Back
December 4th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
Almost 9 percent of popular apps downloaded from Google Play interact with websites that could compromise users' security and privacy,...more

Third of Smartphones Shipped in India in Q3 2015 Were 4G Enabled
December 4th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
According to IDC, 28.3 million smartphones were shipped to India in the third quarter of 2015 - up 21.4% from 23.3 million units for the same period last year....more

Emerging Markets Drove Global Smartphone Sales to 15.5% Growth in Q3
November 27th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
Continued demand for affordable smartphones in emerging markets drove worldwide sales of smartphones in the third quarter of 2015, according to Gartner....more

Samsung and Apple Account for 66% of US Smartphone Sales
November 13th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
In the September quarter, Samsung and Apple models represented 66% of all smartphones sold in the USA. ...more

Smartphone Compatible Listening Device May Rival Gold Standard Stethoscope
November 11th 2015 - 02:20 GMT
HeartBuds, a smartphone compatible listening device for cardiovascular sounds, works as well as widely used FDA-approved traditional and digital stethoscopes...more

Huawei Emerges As 2nd Largest Android Brand in EU's Big Five
November 9th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
The latest smartphone sales data confirms the trend seen over the previous two months, with Android gaining market share in the U.S. while losing ground in Europe's big five markets....more

Smartphone Vendors Ship Over 340 Million Units in Q3, As Chinese Market Slackens
November 3rd 2015 - 02:25 GMT
Analyst firm Juniper Research estimates that the number of smartphone shipments reached 342.5 million in Q3 2015, with a slowed y-o-y growth of 8.4%....more

Huawei Takes China's Smart Phone Throne As Xiaomi's Growth Slows
October 30th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Huawei became China's top smart phone vendor in Q3 2015, while Xiaomi fell to second place, according to Canalys estimates. ...more

IOS Hits Twelve-Month Low in USA Ahead of IPhone Launch
October 15th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
The latest smartphone sales data shows the U.S. market share for the Apple iOS at its lowest point since August 2014, as consumers waited for the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to become available in September....more

Upgraded Components in IPhone 6S Plus Costs Apple an Extra $16 Per Device
October 6th 2015 - 02:35 GMT
Upgraded components in the new iPhone 6S Plus cost $16 more than the components in the earlier iPhone 6 Plus....more

Share of ETailers Has Been Increasing in the China Smartphone Market
October 6th 2015 - 02:10 GMT
IDC's latest Mobile Phone Tracker shows the share of eTailers (such as JD, Alibaba's Tmall and Suning Yigou) for smartphones sold in China has increased from 14% in 2014Q2 to 21% in 2015Q2....more

Migam and Samsung Team Up to Help People With Hearing Impairments Use Samsung Services
October 1st 2015 - 01:40 GMT
Samsung Electronics Poland, in partnership with Migam, an online sign language interpretation service, has prepared an online customer service center for people with hearing impairments, ...more

Samsung Introduces Next-Gen S Health, Expands to Other Android Devices
September 29th 2015 - 02:15 GMT
Samsung has launched the next generation of the S Health app, which provides users with more interactive and easy-to-use health functions....more

Samsung and Oculus Introduce the First Consumer Version of Gear VR
September 29th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
Samsung Electronics announced its first Gear VR device aimed to consumers, extending its leadership in the wearables category....more

Samsung and Sectra Cooperate for a Secure Smartphone for European Governments
September 28th 2015 - 02:35 GMT
Samsung Electronics and Sectra, a European provider of secure mobile solutions, have entered a technical partnership to integrate the Samsung KNOX platform in Sectra's solution for secure smartphone communication....more

World's Most Advanced Tablet Market Is Western Europe
September 23rd 2015 - 01:20 GMT
In three Western European countries, more than 60% of web users have a tablet...more

Malaysia Smartphone and Tablet Market Remains Firm
September 14th 2015 - 02:10 GMT
The smartphone market continues to be dominated by China and Taiwan vendors, while the tablet space remains dominated by global vendors....more

Android Share Loss Continues in Europe "Big Five" Markets
September 8th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
The latest smartphone sales data shows continued market share losses for the Android OS across Europe's five largest markets, while Android's share remained positive in the U.S....more

Apple's Replacement Opportunity is Far From Over
September 7th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
Nearly one-third of both US and urban Chinese iPhone users still own models that are at least two years old....more

The Force is Strong with the New IPhone
September 6th 2015 - 23:18 GMT
Leaked details about the forthcoming Apple iPhone suggest that it will be able to recognise three different types of tap on its glass screen....more

Nearly 40 Million Smartphones Sold Across Southeast Asia in the First Half of 2015
September 2nd 2015 - 02:40 GMT
Demand for smartphones in Southeast Asia achieved a new peak in the first half of 2015, as consumers across the region's seven key markets continue to spend more on the gadget to generate over USD8 billion in sales...more

A Collapsible Full-Size Keyboard for Smartphones
August 31st 2015 - 00:44 GMT
LG Electronics is showing off what it says is the industry's first solid rollable wireless portable keyboard....more

4G Smartphones Market Share More Than Doubles, Capturing 58 Percent in Q2 2015
August 28th 2015 - 02:35 GMT
Almost six in ten smartphones sold in Q2 2015 were 4G-enabled, and with a major operator launching 4G services in India at the start of this month, 4G is now available in all key countries....more

Worldwide Smartphone Sales Recorded Slowest Growth Rate Since 2013
August 24th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
Worldwide smartphone sales recorded the slowest growth rate since 2013 in the second quarter of 2015. Worldwide sales of smartphones to end users totaled 330 million units, an increase of 13.5 percent over the same period in 2014....more

India's Smartphone Market Soars in the Second Quarter of 2015
August 19th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
However, this growth was specific to smartphones as the overall Indian mobile phone market shrunk by -6% in the second quarter of 2015 on a year-on-year (YOY) basis....more

Photos of Google Nexus Phone Leaked
August 18th 2015 - 03:30 GMT
Photos of what are claimed to be the next version of the Google Nexus smartphone have been leaked online....more

Google Delays Launch of Its Modular Smartphone
August 18th 2015 - 02:55 GMT
Google has been forced to delay the launch of a radical modular smartphone it had been working on, citing too many changes in the original concept....more