List of Handsets News Articles

Lenovo takes third place in Indian smart phone market
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
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
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
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
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
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
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\"
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
In three Western European countries, more than 60% of web users have a tablet more

Malaysia Smartphone and Tablet Market Remains Firm
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
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
Nearly one-third of both US and urban Chinese iPhone users still own models that are at least two years old. more