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Vivo Announces Global Expansion Plan into More Markets

Entering new markets with comprehensive product lines to empower self-expression in more young people globally Vivo, a young leading global smartphone brand, today celebrated its first entry into Hong Kong with the launch of its latest smartphone, X20 from the X series.  As part of its expansion into more markets, the company will soon bring their products to Taiwan, Singapore and Russia, as their first foray into…

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Nearly one-third of consumers use phones more than 2 years, reports Cowen

Cowen expects users to continue to hold onto their phones longer as adoption of equipment installment plans ramps up The percentage of users holding onto their phones for more than two years continues to rise, according to fresh data from Cowen Equity Research. The firm polled more than 1,100 U.S. wireless users for its latest quarterly report and found that…

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Huawei overtakes Apple as world’s second-biggest smartphone maker

Huawei has surpassed Apple in global smartphone sales consistently for June and July. With August sales looking strong for the Chinese vendor, a hat-trick for Huawei could be on the cards. Key findings: This is a significant milestone for Huawei, the largest Chinese smartphone brand with a growing global presence. It speaks volumes for this primarily network infrastructure vendor on…

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Premium Smartphones Account for 80% of Global Handset Profits

Mobile handsets above wholesale ASP US$400 contributed to almost 80% of the mobile handset industry profits. For Samsung the same metric was 66% and for Apple 96%. According to Counterpoint Research Market Monitor tracker, the global mobile handset profit pool declined 10% YoY during Q2 2017. The main reasons were, an increase in the mix of cheaper iPhone models, growth…

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What are the best selling smartphones in France? Two Smartphone Manufacturers Share The Top 10 Most Sold Devices In France

The analyst firm Kantar Worldpanel published a few days ago the ranking of the best-selling smartphones in France since the beginning of the year. A ranking that includes quite a few surprises, since only two brands are present: Samsung and Apple There are two trends that emerge from this ranking. These are not the most talked about, yet low and…

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The Average Smartphone Is Two Years Old

With smartphones becoming an essential aspect of everyday lives for most people, new mobile services, and phone capabilities continue to change the way these devices are used in various corners of the globe DeviceAtlas has new report about mobile web traffic statistics for Q2 2017. Analyzing 165+ device properties, DeviceAtlas reveal the latest trends for the most common smartphone characteristics based on…

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48% of internet accesses in Portugal were from mobile devices in Aug

About 52 percent of the audited internet traffic in August was generated by PCs (desktop or portable) and 48 percent by mobile equipment, according to Marktest netScope data. This percentage for mobile devices is the highest since Marktest has considered this indicator. Among mobile devices, smartphone accesses accounted for 43 percent of monthly consumption while tablets accounted for 5 percent of…

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Android Devices Struggle to Keep Pace With the Performance of Apple’s iPhones

Q2 2017 State of Mobile Device Performance and Health Report Reveals Samsung, LG and Sony Are at the Top of the List of Android Manufacturers With High Failure Rates As the two main players in the mobile space, the Android and iOS operating systems are at constant odds with one another for market share and performance. In the second quarter…

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SMARTPHONES FUELLING MOBILE ECOSYSTEM GROWTH IN LATIN AMERICA

Smartphones now account for six out of ten mobile connections in Latin America, helping to fuel a surge in social media usage and other mobile-based services across the region. According to new data from the GSMA’s ‘Mobile Trends Report’, published at Mobile World Congress Americas this week, there were 690 million mobile connections in Latin America in the current quarter,…

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Smartphones are preferred method to access the internet for UK users

In 2017, for the first time, smartphones will be the preferred method to access the Internet among adults in the UK, according to research firm eMarketer’s latest time spent forecast. Adults in the UK will spend 1 hour 59 minutes a day on their smartphone, eclipsing their daily time spent on desktops and laptops by 1 minute. And eMarketer expects…

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