List of Reports News Articles

Smartphone Users Spend as Much Time on Entertainment as Texting
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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