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Microsoft Loses out in Mobility As Shipments Fall 9% in 2015
February 9th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Microsoft has taken the biggest hit from the pivotal shift to mobility. Its share of the total mobility market was just 12%, against Alphabet at 70% and Apple at 17%....more

Smartphone Users Spend As Much Time on Entertainment As Texting
February 8th 2016 - 01:20 GMT
Today's smartphone user is just as likely to be seeking mindless entertainment - playing a game or streaming a video - as connecting with friends and family through texting or other modes....more

Apple Shipped Two-thirds of All Smart Watches in 2015
February 8th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Apple dominated the smart watch market in 2015, accounting for over 12 million units and two-thirds of all shipments according to Canalys estimates....more

Vodafone NZ Criticised in Customer Care Survey
February 5th 2016 - 02:00 GMT
In an industry that's all about telecommunications, Consumer NZ members find it hard to get the big players to answer the phone....more

Two in Five Wearable Devices Will Be Enabled for Wireless Charging by 2020
February 5th 2016 - 01:20 GMT
There were 23 million wireless-charging-enabled wearable products shipped in 2015, and by 2020 40 percent of all wearable devices shipped will be enabled to charge wirelessly....more

Samsung and Apple Continue to Lead As Top Global Semiconductor Customers in 2015
February 4th 2016 - 01:45 GMT
Samsung Electronics and Apple together consumed $59 billion of semiconductors in 2015, an increase of $0.8 billion from 2014....more

Apple Ends 2015 As Leading Smartphone Brand in U.S. & China
February 4th 2016 - 01:20 GMT
The latest smartphone sales data shows Android's steady share growth continuing in the U.S. and EU5 where Android reached 59 and 71 percent respectively....more

Half of Teens Admit to Crossing the Street While Distracted by a Mobile Device
February 4th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Research reveals 50 percent of teens admit they cross streets while reading a mobile device, and 40 percent admit to actually being hit or nearly hit by a car, bike or motorcycle while walking....more

Almost 40% of U.S. Smartphone Owners Use Voice Recognition Software
February 2nd 2016 - 01:45 GMT
New mobile research from Parks Associates finds 39% of smartphone owners use some sort of voice recognition software such as Siri or Google Now, ...more

Apple Products Are Driving Market Growth for MEMS Microphones
February 2nd 2016 - 01:25 GMT
The popularity of Apple's iPhone 6S and other products is boosting the microelectromechanical-systems (MEMS) microphones market to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13 percent from 2015 to 2019. ...more

Apple, Huawei, and Xiaomi Finish 2015 with Above Average Growth, As Smartphone Shipments Surpass 1.4 Billion
February 1st 2016 - 01:45 GMT
A strong holiday quarter boosted worldwide smartphone volumes to new record levels thanks to robust product offerings at numerous price points in both mature and emerging markets....more

More Than 1-in-5 Shoppers Used a Mobile Device During the Holiday Season
February 1st 2016 - 01:00 GMT
More than 1-in-5 consumers purchased or browsed for products online via a mobile device when holiday shopping for themselves or others,...more

Fingerprint Sensor Market Growth Continues Upward Trajectory
January 26th 2016 - 02:15 GMT
Led by Apple's iPhone juggernaut, unit shipments of fingerprint sensors were expected to have grown from 316 million in 2014 to 499 million in 2015 and will continue to increase each year to peak at 1.6 billion in 2020,...more

Worldwide Device Shipments to Grow in 2016, But Spending to Decline for the First Time
January 26th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) are expected to reach 2.4 billion units in 2016 , a 1.9 percent increase from 2015,...more

Led by IPhone 6S, Sensor Hubs Market is Growing Fast
January 21st 2016 - 03:05 GMT
The overall market for all types of sensor hubs exceeded 1.0 billion units in 2015, rising to nearly 2.0 billion in 2018 ...more

Middle East Mobile Devices Market Crosses 29 Million Shipments in Q3 2015
January 21st 2016 - 01:00 GMT
The smartphone share of the region's mobile phone market continued to rise throughout 2015, and the same trend was visible in Q3 with the figure rising to 65.3%. ...more

By 2020, More Than Half of Major New Business Processes Will Incorporate Internet of Things
January 20th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
The impact of the IoT on consumers' lives and corporate business models is rapidly increasing as the cost of \"instrumenting\" physical things with sensors and connecting them to other things - devices, systems and people - continues to drop....more

In-Building Mobile Data Traffic to Grow by More Than 600% by 2020
January 19th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
In a recent market study, ABI Research forecasts that rapidly increasing adoption of 4G and Wi-Fi will drive monthly in-building traffic to 53 exabytes per month by 2020....more

Czech Republic Tablet Market Contracts in 2015 As Numerous Factors Converge
January 15th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
While the market posted a three-digit growth rate in each quarter of 2013, it slowed down to double-digit growth in 2014 and grew only 2.1% in the first quarter of 2015. ...more

Profitability Concerns Spark a Rethink Among Global Telcos in Africa
January 14th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Africa may well be the next frontier for growth and expansion for global telecom operators, but a number of major players have encountered serious challenges around the profitability of their investments in trying to establish a sustainable and economically viable footprint on the continent. ...more

Wi-Fi Device Shipments Expected to Surpass 15 Billion by End of 2016
January 12th 2016 - 01:30 GMT
Wi-Fi Alliance announced that Wi-Fi shipments have reached 12 billion units, and are expected to surpass 15 billion units by the end of 2016....more

Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Declined 1.9 Percent in 2015
January 12th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $333.7 billion in 2015, a 1.9 percent decrease from 2014 revenue of $340.3 billion, according to preliminary results by Gartner....more

IoT Will Drive Consumer Tech Industry to $287 Billion in Revenues
January 11th 2016 - 01:30 GMT
The ever-expanding adoption and continued growth of innovations comprising the Internet of Things (IoT) will help lead the U.S. consumer technology industry to a record-setting $287 billion in retail revenues ...more

Developers Agree: Accessing Data Is the Biggest Mobile Problem
December 31st 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Getting mobile-optimized access to backend data is the single greatest challenge to building mobile apps, with almost half of developers identifying the work of building and deploying mobile APIs as the primary bottleneck....more

1 Billion Cellular M2M Subscribers by 2022
December 28th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the global number of cellular M2M subscribers increased by 23 percent during 2015 to reach 265.2 million at the end of the year. ...more

Global Mobile Service Revenue Returns to Slight Growth in Q3
December 23rd 2015 - 03:00 GMT
Mobile operator service revenue returned to growth in Q3 2015 after four quarters of falls, albeit up only 0.1% globally. ...more

Consumer Concerns for Malware and Identity Theft to Help Drive Next Stage in Tech Support Service
December 23rd 2015 - 02:35 GMT
Half of U.S. broadband households are very concerned about viruses/spyware and 50% are very concerned about data or identity theft, which will be among the key incentives to expanding the adoption of tech support services in the IoT....more

Apple Products Spur Growth in Force Sensing Display Technologies
December 23rd 2015 - 01:50 GMT
Apple's use of Force Touch technology in the Apple Watch and 3D Touch in the iPhone 6S line is leading to growth in force sensing and other touch-panel enhancements in mobile devices. ...more

Shipments of Wearables to Surpass 200 Million in 2019, Driven by Smartwatchs
December 23rd 2015 - 01:30 GMT
One of the most popular types of wearables will be smartwatches, reaching a total of 34.3 million units shipped in 2016, up from the 21.3 million units expected to ship in 2015. ...more

Smartphones Supporting Sustainable Lifestyles As Mobile Makes Its Mark On Climate Change
December 22nd 2015 - 02:45 GMT
An international study of 4,000 smartphone users found that many people are already using their smartphone in a way that helps cut their personal carbon emissions. ...more

By 2018, Half of Consumers in Mature Markets Will Use Smartphones or Wearables for Mobile Payments
December 22nd 2015 - 02:20 GMT
Mobile payments are gaining acceptance among consumers in North America, Japan and some countries in Western Europe, according to Gartner, with half of consumers in mature markets expected to be using smartphones or wearables for mobile payments by 2018....more

Mobile Internet Users to Top 2 Billion Worldwide in 2016
December 22nd 2015 - 02:00 GMT
3.2 billion people, or 44% of the world's population, will have access to the Internet in 2016. Of this number, more than 2 billion will be using mobile devices to do so....more

Apple Triumphs As the Most Talked About Brand Among the \"Four Horsemen\" of the Digital Age
December 21st 2015 - 03:00 GMT
The four horsemen are industry leaders among the tech sector and these brands have become fixtures in everyday lives. ...more

Small Cell Backhaul a 5-Year $6.5 Billion Opportunity
December 21st 2015 - 02:25 GMT
A cumulative $6.5 billion will be spent worldwide on outdoor small cell backhaul equipment between 2015 and 2019, ...more

China's Wearable Device Market Continues to Grow, with Varied Performance Between Segments
December 21st 2015 - 02:05 GMT
Throughout Q3 2015, several highlights in the wearable device market stood out, such as the explosive growth in sales of children's watches, successive market launches of Android Wear smart watches, emergence of wearable payment devices, and the outstanding performance of sport wearable devices. ...more

Consumers Want Tech Brands to Play Wider Role in Their Lives
December 18th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
Single-brand 'ecosystem' is seen as emerging trend among technology consumers ...more

Smart Cities Will Use 1.6 Billion Connected Things in 2016
December 18th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Gartner estimates that 1.6 billion connected things will be used by smart cities in 2016, an increase of 39 percent from 2015....more

Growing Number of Consumers Believe Media Services Will Be Free by 2025
December 17th 2015 - 01:40 GMT
A new Xerox survey reveals that almost half (49%) of consumers believe that they will not have to pay for their media services by 2025 ...more

Internet of Things Spending Forecast to Reach Nearly $1.3 Trillion in 2019
December 17th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) will grow at a 17.0% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from $698.6 billion in 2015 to nearly $1.3 trillion in 2019....more

Consumers in Mature Markets Will Use and Own Three to Four Devices By 2018
December 17th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
During the next five years, consumers will add more devices to their personal portfolio rather than consolidating it, according to Gartner....more