IDC short for International Data Corporation has revealed that global shipments of wearable devices have grown significantly YoY from the year 2017 to 2018. The biggest gainer in market share and the top spot for the maximum number of devices sold is held by Xiaomi. The full chart for shipments from different companies can be found below.
According to the report published by IDC, Xiaomi sold 6.9 million wearable devices in Q3 of 2018, up from 3.6 million in Q3 of 2017. Major contributors in Xiaomi’s portfolio is the Mi Band which is an affordable fitness band. Noteworthy, Xiaomi’s stake grew from 13.7 percent to 21.5 percent which is significant growth. [...]
Counterpoint is a market research company dedicated to delivering intelligence on technology trends across the globe. The company has freshly released its “Counterpoint Market Pulse 2018” report which reveals interesting findings. The report details the top-selling global smartphones for the year 2018. Surprisingly, the list is dominated by handsets from Apple which secure six positions out of ten.
Astoundingly, the “Counterpoint Market Pulse 2018” report is topped by Apple’s iPhone X which was launched in the year 2017. The former is followed by three other smartphones from Apple which include iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 in respective [...]
YouTube has published its first-ever community guidelines enforcement report. According to the report, YouTube removed 8.3 million videos between October and December 2017. Along with the report, it also launched a Reporting Dashboard that lets users see the status of videos they’ve flagged for review.
This report comes after the video streaming company promised more transparency in terms of how it handles abuse and decides what videos will be removed. In a blog post, the video-streaming giant said:
This regular update will help show the progress we’re making in removing violative content from our platform. By the end of the year, we plan to refine our reporting systems [...]
The LG G7 ThinQ is one of the most anticipated flagship smartphones of 2018. The company postponed the launch of the LG G7 as the company wanted to rework on their flagship smartphone. The company has now confirmed that the LG G7 ThinQ will be launched on the 3rd of May in New York.
A report claims that the LG G7 ThinQ will be available in Aurora Black, Platinum Grey, Moroccan Blue, Moroccan Blue (Matte), and Raspberry Rose. The availability of these colours will depend on the market.
This will be a first for LG and its G series of flagship devices. Up until 2017, LG unveiled its flagship devices, mainly the G series at Mobile World Congress. However, this time around, [...]
Google Pixel series of smartphones are known for their unprecedented camera capabilities. However, unlike Moto or Xiaomi smartphones, the Pixel devices retail at a higher price tag. Google is now targeting markets like India, which has a huge demand for smartphones priced between Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000. According to a report, Google is planning to launch an Indian market specific device in July-August, which includes an affordable Pixel smartphone, Pixelbook and Nest devices. Additionally, the company will launch the Pixel 3 series of smartphones by Diwali.
If we look at the numbers, Google sold 3.9 million Pixel smartphones globally in 2017 while Apple sold 214.9 million [...]
Xiaomi recently launched the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s, which is the first 2018 flagship smartphone from the company. Lately, the company has been launching smartphones powered by a Snapdragon chipset. However, according to a report, the company is all set to launch a smartphone in Q2 of 2018 powered by the Helio P60 chipset. The MediaTek Helio P60 chipset was launched at MWC 2018.
Companies like Oppo, Vivo, and Meizu have already launched smartphones with this chipset and Xiaomi is the next phone-maker to join the club Helio P60. However, considering the patent infringements, the Xiaomi smartphone based on this chipset is most unlikely to launch in India.MediaTek Helio [...]
Samsung recently launched the Galaxy S9/S9+ in India and the company is already gearing up for its upcoming Note flagship smartphone launch. According to a report, the company will launch the Galaxy Note9 in the month of July, that is 2 months before the usual launch date. According to the report, Samsung usually starts manufacturing display units for its Note series of the smartphone in June. However, this time around, the company will start the manufacturing of the display panels in the early April. So, the Note flagship is coming sooner than the expected date.
One more reason for this earlier launch is to compete against Apple’s three upcoming iPhone models. The [...]
The smartwatch industry, much like tablets, is dominated by Apple. Google recently rebranded its smartwatch OS to Wear OS in a bid to revive it a bit. However, all of that might not come to any fruition as Apple plans a design overhaul for the upcoming Apple Watch. Apple has already launched three generations of the Apple Watch. However, all three generations look very similar. According to a new report, the Apple Watch Series 4 will have a new design with a 15% bigger screen.
The Apple Watch Series 4 will debut in September 2018, along with the new iPhones. According to KGI [...]
There have been many rumours and speculations about the successors of the Apple iPhone X. Apple is expected to launch three new iPhones at the end of 2018. Two models are expected to have an OLED display, and the third one will have an IPS LCD display. According to a report, the company is expected to begin a trial run production of these three smartphones by the end of Q2 2018. This enables the company to have enough stock at the time of launch.
Apple was hit by the production delay of the Apple iPhone X and the company is taking precautionary steps not to repeat the same mistake. Additionally, the company is also focusing on 3D sensors for Face ID, as all three iPhones are [...]
LG has postponed the launch of the LG G7 (tentatively named) to improvise the design of the smartphone. LG’s smartphone business has been dwindling for quite some time now and its flagship devices have not performed to their expectations. The company will now launch its flagship phones as and when it deems fit, instead of following a launch pattern.
The LG G7 was expected to be launched at MWC 2018. But, it was only showcased behind closed doors at the event. The LG G7 is expected to do what a lot of Android smartphones have done lately. It will follow the iPhone X path and have a notch at the top of the display. Now, a new report has claimed that the company will; [...]
Samsung launched the Galaxy S9 and the S9+ in India on the 5th of March. The Galaxy S9 devices are the latest flagship smartphones from the company that features a variable aperture for the first time ever. The smartphones went on sale today (16th March) and rumours about its successor have already started surfacing. According to a report, the Galaxy S10 will have an in-screen fingerprint sensor with 3D facial recognition.
While it is fair to assume that the Galaxy S9 successor will be the Galaxy S10, nothing is certain right now. As the company might take the Apple route and end up calling it something else.
The in-screen fingerprint scanner was expected to debut with [...]
The debate of Android vs iOS always seems to reach an impasse. At the end of the day, comparing an iPhone X to a Galaxy S9 is like comparing apples and oranges. However, loyalty towards a smartphone or a platform can be measured and compared. A study has done exactly that and conceded that Android users are more loyal than iOS users.
A new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners has claimed that Android users do not switch to iPhones as frequently as they used to. The study has found out that Android has a 91% loyalty rate, compared with 86% for iOS. This is measured as the percentage of U.S. customers who retained their OS platform when they upgraded their [...]