List of Handsets News Articles

A Collapsible Full-Size Keyboard for Smartphones
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

4G Rollout Spurs 124% Increase in Pakistan's Smartphone Shipments
Shipments of smartphones in Pakistan increased by a massive 124% year on year during the first quarter of 2015, with shipments up 21% when compared with the previous three-month period. more

AVG Signs Mobile Security Partnership with ZTE
Anti-virus software house, AVG Technologies has announced a new global partnership with ZTE, to become a provider of mobile security across its range of devices. more

Thicker Smartphones May be Acceptable for Longer Battery Life
A recent study surveying touchscreen smartphone consumers in the US and UK, found greatest interest in devices with display sizes between 5.0\" and 5.5\". more

Huawei Delays Smartwatch Launch in China
Huawei may struggle to launch its Android based smartwatch in its home market, thanks to problems with using Google services in China. more

Android Needs Hero Flagship Device to Regain OS Market Share
The latest smartphone sales data shows Android gaining market share in the USA, where it increased to 62.4%, but continuing to struggle in the Europe "big five," more

Comprion first to offer new validated GSMA Handset Test Book tests
The test solution provider Comprion says that it is the first to provide new test cases covering the GSMA Handset Test Book requirements for their UT Platform conformance test system. more

Mozilla Drops Plans for Low-Cost Firefox OS Smartphones
Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox web browser and smartphone OS has dropped its attempt to muscle in on the low-cost smartphone market. more

Global Smartphone Sales of $96bn Set a New Q1 Record as 4G Ramps Up
In the first quarter of 2015, global smartphone unit demand increased +7 percent, compared to the same period last year. Sales reached 310m units, with growth down from +19 percent year-on-year in Q4 2014. more

China's Smartphone Market Shrinks Year Over Year for the First Time in 6 Years
China's smartphone market shrank by 4% year over year (YoY) with 98.8 million units shipped in the first quarter of 2015, according to IDC. This is the first time in six years that the China smartphone market declined YoY as the market continues to mature. more