List of Handsets News Articles

Indian Smartphone Shipments Declined for the Second Consecutive Quarter
Smartphone shipments shrank by 8.2 percent over Q4 2015, dipping consecutively for two quarters. ...read more

Worldwide Smartphone Sales Grew 3.9 Percent in First Quarter of 2016
Chinese Smartphone Vendors in the Top Five Garnered 17 Percent ...read more

Android Share Growth is Highest in EU5 in Over Two Years
The latest smartphone OS data shows Android continuing to grow sales across the EU5, USA, and Urban China. ...read more

Android Open Source Market Opportunities Shrinking as Android One Becomes Viable Market Contender
While major Chinese vendors are continuing to witness solid volume growth, the market region could be on the cusp of a change as Google Android regains momentum ...read more

Lenovo and Apple are fastest growing among India's top 10 smart phone vendors
The top five vendors stayed the same, with Samsung in the lead, followed by Micromax, Intex, Lenovo and Lava. ...read more

Worldwide Smartphone Growth Goes Flat as Chinese Vendors Churn the Top 5 List
According to IDC, vendors shipped a total of 334.9 million smartphones worldwide in the first quarter of 2016 (1Q16), up slightly from the 334.3 million units in 1Q15 ...read more

China Smartphone Shipments Decline 5 Percent in Q1 2016
Huawei maintained first position and captured 16 percent smartphone marketshare in China, followed by fast-growing OPPO in second place. ...read more

Global Smartphone Shipments Decline 3 Percent in Q1 2016
It is the first time ever in history the global smartphone market has shrunk on an annualized basis. Samsung maintained first position with 24 percent global smartphone marketshare. ...read more

Vivo takes second place in China as market keeps on growing
Smart phone shipments in China grew by 1.3% year on year to over 104 million units in Q1 2016, with Vivo taking second place for the first time. ...read more

Google Formally Charged With Abusing Android Market Dominance
The European Commission has informed Google of its preliminary view that the company has, in breach of EU antitrust rules, abused its dominant position by imposing restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators. ...read more

Android OS Share in China Gets Boost from New Year's Sales
The latest smartphone OS data shows that Android increased its sales share in urban China to 76.4% from 73% in the same period a year ago. ...read more

iPhone SE is Three iPhone Generations Rolled into One
The iPhone SE represents an amalgamation of the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s merged into something altogether new. ...read more

Global Smartphone Sales Growth Slowing in 2016
Gartner said global smartphone sales will for the first time exhibit single-digit growth in 2016. ...read more

FBI Manages to Unlock San Bernardino iPhone
The USA's FBI says that it has managed to break the encryption used on Apple's iPhone, without help from Apple. ...read more

Southeast Asia Smartphone Shipments Reach 100 Million Units
Total smartphone shipments in Southeast Asia (SEA) hit slightly over 100 million units in 2015, posting a year-over-year (YoY) growth of 22%, ...read more

Samsung Galaxy S7 Teardown Reveals Ho-Hum Refresh
A preliminary estimate by IHS shows that the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone costs about $255 to build. ...read more

Middle East Mobile Handset Market Slows as Consumer Confidence Takes a Hit
Totaling 30.04 million units, the flat quarter-on-quarter growth in Q4 2015 marks a significant slowdown from the previous quarter, when shipments were up 4.4% over Q2 2015, ...read more

Smartphone security: Why doodling trumps text passwords
Someday soon, you may be able to log into your smartphone with sweeping gestures or doodling, using one or more fingers. ...read more

Phone Manufacturers Face Jail Time if Phones Cannot be Decypted
French politicians have voted in favour of a law which would penalise smartphone manufacturers who do not cooperate with terrorism inquiries. ...read more

Indonesia Smartphone Market Ends the Year on a High Note in Q4 2015
The sequential increase was much higher than the same period last year as vendors shipped in higher volumes of smartphones before their import licenses expired in the end of 2015 or early 2016. ...read more

Double Digit Smartphone Market Growth is over
Nearly everyone now has a mobile phone, and if those numbers are not staggering enough - 65% of Americans, 74% of Europeans, and 72% of urban Chinese consumers own a smartphone. ...read more

LTE Carrier Aggregation to Power 61% of Smartphones Shipped in 2020
Nearly 350 million smartphones shipped in 2015 supported LTE Carrier Aggregation (CA), representing 23% of total smartphone shipments for the year, ...read more

Apple Ordered to Assist in Unlocking Terrorist iPhone
A US court has ordered Apple to assist the police in trying to get access to information stored in an iPhone handset. ...read more

Apple May Ditch Headphone Jack in Favour of Loudspeaker
The much-rumoured loss of the classic headphone jack from the next version of Apple's iPhone may leave open space for something else -- loudpspeakers. ...read more

Serious Bug Crashes Apple iPhones - Permenently
A serious bug has been uncovered in the latest iPhone software that has the ability to crash the device permanently. ...read more

India Targets 500 Million Phones per Year
Having only just surpassed the 100 million mark, India has set its sights on manufacturing 500 million mobile phones per year. ...read more

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. ...read 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. ...read 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. ...read 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. ...read more