Handsets Category

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

Samsung to Fast-Track Android Security Bug Fixes
August 14th 2015 - 02:20 GMT
Samsung Electronics has announced that it will implement a new Android security update process that fast tracks the security patches over the air when security vulnerabilities are uncovered....more

LG G4 Smartphone Receives U.S. Government Security Certification
August 13th 2015 - 02:30 GMT
LG Electronics announced that its G4 smartphone has passed the security certification evaluated by the U.S. National Security Agency's National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP)....more

Nearly One-third of Smart Phones Shipped in Q2 in China Were from Xiaomi and Huawei
August 12th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
As market consolidation continues in China, one in three smart phones shipped were from Huawei or Xiaomi in Q2 2015....more

Global Smartphone Shipments Growth Slows to 15 Percent in Q2 2015
August 3rd 2015 - 02:00 GMT
According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments grew just 15 percent annually to reach 340 million units in the second quarter of 2015....more

Smartphone Market Posts Second Highest Shipment Total for a Single Quarter
July 31st 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Following an above average first quarter (1Q15), smartphone shipments were still able to remain slightly above the previous quarter thanks to robust growth in many emerging markets. ...more

Android Bug Could Affect a Billion Smartphones
July 29th 2015 - 02:00 GMT
A bug has been uncovered in Android smartphones that can see the handset crashed by sending a simple multimedia message to the handset....more

China Shuts-Down Fake IPhone Factory
July 27th 2015 - 22:56 GMT
A factory manufacturing fake Apple iPhones has been shut-down in China, and nine people have been arrested by local police....more

Nokia Confirms Interest in Selling Mobile Phones Again
July 15th 2015 - 02:30 GMT
Nokia has confirmed that it is considering re-entering the mobile phone market following the sale of its handset division to Microsoft....more

Middle East and Africa Smartphone Market to Top 155 Million Units in 2015 As Sub-$200 Segment Surges
July 15th 2015 - 02:10 GMT
Middle East and Africa (MEA) smartphone shipments are set to total 155 million units in 2015 after increasing 66% year on year during the first quarter to reach more than 36 million units, ...more

Falling Prices Spur Strong Growth in GCC's Mobile Connected Devices Market
July 10th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
Comprising shipments of smartphones, tablets, and portable PCs to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and Kuwait, the market's growth was spurred by lower average selling prices (ASPs), ...more

Southeast Asia Smartphone Growth Continues to Climb Despite Sluggish 1Q15
July 10th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
The total smartphone shipments in the South East Asia (SEA) region reached approximately 24 million units in the first quarter of 2015 (1Q15), posting a year-over-year (YoY) growth of 65.6%, but a sequential decline of 9.5%, ...more

India Will Overtake USA to Become World's Second Largest Smartphone Market
July 8th 2015 - 02:40 GMT
According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone sales are forecasted to grow from 1.5 billion units in 2015 to a record 1.7 billion by 2017. ...more

Samsung Back on Top of the US Smartphone Vendor Ranking
July 8th 2015 - 02:25 GMT
After losing US market leadership to Apple in the three months ending in April 2015, Samsung is back on top of the smartphone sales vendor ranking,...more

Android Virus Laden Ransomware on the Rise in the UK
July 7th 2015 - 02:40 GMT
Bitdefender research has found that approximately 32% of all reported malware during the month of May was Android ransomware, ...more

Samsung GS6 US Sales Bode Well For Android June Quarter
July 7th 2015 - 02:25 GMT
The latest smartphone sales data shows the Android OS continuing to reclaim market share in the USA, where it has increased by 2.8 percentage points to 64.9%....more