List of Handsets News Articles

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. ...read 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. ...read 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. ...read 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. ...read 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, ...read 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), ...read 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%, ...read 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. ...read 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, ...read 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, ...read 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%. ...read 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. ...read 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. ...read 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\". ...read 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. ...read 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," ...read 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. ...read 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. ...read 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. ...read 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. ...read more

Huawei Holding USA Based Press Event
Huawei is not letting its political difficulties in the USA in network gear stop it from trying to capture a larger share of the smartphone market, with a new product announcement due shortly. ...read more

US phablet market soars
Phablets claimed 21% of all US smartphone sales in Q1 2015 - nearly quadrupling their 6% share from the first quarter of 2014, ...read more

Android Switchers Drive iOS Growth in Europe's Big Five
The latest smartphone sales data shows that the popularity of Apple iOS continued to grow in Europe's five largest countries, reaching a 20.3% share, ...read more

Cellular Tablet Connections Increase 90% in 2014, but Major Slowdown is Expected
By the end of 2014, there were 18.3 million actively connected tablets in the USA, a 90 percent increase from 2013 ...read more

New Apple Watch Has Lowest Ratio of Hardware Costs to Retail Price
Preliminary estimate shows Apple Watch Sport hardware costs only about 24 percent of MSRP; lowest of any Apple product examined by IHS ...read more

Elektrobit to develop mobile devices for the Mexsat satellite communication system
Elektrobit Wireless says that it is developing three types of android-based L-band mobile devices: satellite-terrestrial smartphone, a satellite-terrestrial rugged enhanced phone and a satellite rugged basic phone, for Mexico's Mexsat program. ...read more

Turing Robotic Industries to launch first Turing Phone
Turing Robotic Industries (TRI) hasannounced that its flagship Turing Phone will launch in summer, 2015. The company said that its new smartphone is a breakthrough in trustworthy communications and mobile engineering. ...read more

Samsung Reasserts its Lead in Smartphone Shipments with Focus on Lower-Cost Smartphones
The worldwide smartphone market kicked off the year with an expected post-holiday dispersion in shipment volumes compared to the previous quarter's unprecedented results. ...read more

Apple Targets Elderly for Next iPad Customers
Japan Post Group, IBM and Apple have announced an initiative aimed at improving the quality of life for millions of Japanese senior citizens. ...read more

Nokia Denies Plans to Sell Mobile Phones Again
Nokia has denied reports that it is planning a return to manufacturing mobile phones, just a couple of years after it pulled out of the market. ...read more