Tag Archive: Market

If you’re looking for the best phone on the market, start with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (first impressions)

Welcome to our first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7! Here at AndroidGuys, several of us were taken in by Samsung’s beautiful new superphone and pre-ordered our phones just like many of you. We’ll have our full review in the coming weeks (we like to take our time with a device before reviewing it),

The Honor 8 is more important to the U.S. market than you think

The Honor 8 brings premium hardware from the Huawei-owned brand to the United States for the first time — and that’s a big deal.

The Honor 8 has officially launched in the United States, bringing increased competition to the $ 400-level “affordable flagship” segment. Owned by Chinese tech giant Huawei, Honor intends to challenge the likes of OnePlus among younger people and tech-savvy phone buyers with an impressive glass and metal design, impressive internals and a  [Read More…]

Android dominates in India with 97% market share

The latest numbers from Strategy Analytics show Android controlling 97% of the smartphone market share in India. 30.7 million phones were shipped in Q2 2016, of which Android phones accounted for 29.8 million units.

From Strategy Analytics’ senior analyst Rajeev Nair:

Total smartphone shipments in India grew a healthy 19 percent annually from 25.8 million units in Q2 2015 to 30.7 million in Q2 2016. India is currently the world’s third largest smartphone market, after China  [Read More…]

Mint SIM launches, and plans to change the cellular market

Mint SIM, a telecommunications provider founded by Ultra Mobile, launched today. Mint SIM is a no-contract, prepaid mobile phone service provider offering low-priced, full-feature unlimited domestic talk, text and data plans. It plans to target the younger generation of users while competing against the larger service providers in the US. Subscribers have the option of choosing one,

Nintendo’s market value has doubled since Pokémon Go release

Nintendo’s shares soared another 14.4% on Tuesday, with its market cap more than doubling to $ 42.5 billion (4.5 trillion yen) since the launch of Pokémon Go on July 6. To put the numbers into perspective, Nintendo is now worth more than Sony, which has a market value of $ 40 billion.

Pokémon Go is now available in 35 countries, and has already overtaken Twitter and Tinder when it comes to daily active users. Speaking to  [Read More…]

Five popular cell phones that dominated the US market in 2006

It’s mind boggling how fast cell phone technology has evolved over the last ten years. Think about what cell phone you owned a decade ago, and chances are it wasn’t a smartphone. Researching cell phones from a decade has been a fun task where I came across articles like this one, where the author spoke

Iconic game publishers make moves on mobile market

Mobile gaming is now much more than just something you do while you’re waiting for the bus or riding the subway. It’s big business and even companies that built their fortunes on traditional console titles can no longer afford to ignore the ever-growing, omnipresent platform. Among the publishers making renewed efforts at capturing the mobile

Meizu dips its toes into the U.S. market with a crowdfunded wireless speaker

Meizu, a name you most likely associate with its Chinese-market Android phones, is looking to dip its toes into the U.S. via an unexpected product: a wireless speaker. However, rather than going with a more traditional launch, Meizu has opted to introduce its “floating” wireless speaker via a crowdfunding effort on Indiegogo.

Called Gravity, the speaker features a design that make it look as if it’s floating mid-air. That’s due to its position atop a transparent acrylic block. What’s  [Read More…]

Samsung’s 256GB EVO Plus microSD hits the market in June for $250 with blazing speeds

Samsung has announced plans to release the EVO Plus 256GB microSD card. The card, which can store up to 12 hours of 4K UHD video, will go on sale in June worldwide for $ 249.99.

Samsung claims its new microSD card has the highest amount of storage in its class. It adds:

The EVO Plus 256GB raises the bar for capacity and performance of microSD cards thanks to Samsung’s advanced V-NAND technology, offering high read and  [Read More…]

Intel is getting out of the smartphone market with cancellation of SoFIA and Broxton chips

Intel has confirmed that it has canceled plans to release its SoFIA and Broxton chips that were being made primarily for smartphones. This means that Intel currently has no chips that will be used in future smartphones.

Intel’s shift away from the smartphone market was first announced by analyst Patrick Moorhead, via Forbes, and later confirmed by Intel itself in a statement from a spokesperson to AnandTech:

I can confirm that the changes included canceling the  [Read More…]