Tag Archive: Market


Samsung’s market share in Europe jumped to over 40% in Q2 2019

Samsung shipped more phones in Europe in Q2 2019 than Huawei and Apple combined.

What you need to know Samsung and Xiaomi were the two big gainers in the European smartphone market in Q2 2019. Samsung’s market share increased to 40.6% in Europe in the second quarter of 2019. Xiaomi shipped 4.3 million smartphones in European markets in Q2 2019, a growth of 48% over the same period last year.

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The best Galaxy Note 10 cases on the market so far

The Galaxy Note 10 is here, and it’s a gorgeous sight to behold. Samsung’s latest entry in the Note series is a lot more manageable than past Notes, offering a large, bezel-less display in a form factor that’s easy to hold. As striking as it is it may be, however, the large screen, glass back, and thin metal frame mean it likely won’t hold up that well in the event of a fall. Want to ensure the Note 10 stays  [Read More…]

Here are the best robot vacuums on the market right now

When you live in a busy household, keeping everything clean isn’t the easiest task. That’s why having a reliable robot vacuum like the iRobot Roomba 690 is so appealing. You’ll be able to focus on other tasks or simply allow yourself to relax for a moment while the vacuum does work for you. We’ve done the research and have gathered the best robot vacuums on the market to fit a variety of homes. See which one works for  [Read More…]

France-based Wiko brings first phone to US market through Boost Mobile

French phone manufacturer Wiko on Tuesday announced it has begun selling its products in the US. Up first for the OEM is the Wiko Ride, an entry-level handset for prepaid buyers.

The Wiko Ride is a wallet-friendly phone that finds its home at Boost Mobile, a prepaid carrier under the Sprint umbrella. It’s an $ 80 device that gives consumers just enough to get going in the world of smartphones.

Powered by Android 9 Pie, the Wiki Ride features a  [Read More…]

HTC might be looking to exit the Chinese smartphone market

The company has pulled its phones from Tmall and JD.

What you need to know HTC has stopped selling its phones at Tmall and JD in China. “Due to the consideration of HTC China’s long-term business strategy.” The company will keep selling phones on its own online site.

Once one of the undisputed Android kings, HTC’s smartphone division has been in a rut for quite a while now. Most recently, the company made a decision that strongly  [Read More…]

Arlo is about to enter the video doorbell market, first option coming soon

A video doorbell has been missing from Arlo’s home security lineup… until now.

A video doorbell from Arlo is on the horizon. The product has been confirmed by Arlo and partner I-View Now in joint press releases at their respective websites, first spotted by Zatz Not Funny. While Arlo’s home security cameras have proven popular with consumers, a video doorbell has been notable absent from the company’s product lineup. The company even released a smart doorbell without  [Read More…]

Nokia is taking over the mid-range market and I’m good with that

I’m happy to drool over a delicious new flagship like the Samsung Galaxy S10 — I have so many cases lined up to test with mine when it arrives this week — but when I was watching the livestreams and the hype from Mobile World Congress last month, what caught my eye wasn’t the folding screens or the in-screen fingerprint sensors. What caught my eye was Nokia, continuing to save the budget market and offer some of the  [Read More…]

Chrome OS tablets are slowly coming to market; which one’s right for you?

Chrome OS is light, speedy, and it runs well on both low-end and high-end hardware, so you’d think that every manufacturer would have a Chrome OS tablet on the market right now, right? WRONG. Chrome OS is still something that is greatly-improved with a keyboard, and while touch-optimization has made leaps and bounds in recent years, we’ve only seen Chromebook tablets become a thing in the last year, so there’s not much to choose between right now, but thankfully, there  [Read More…]

Wear OS accounts for less than 12% of the U.S. smartwatch market

Apple, Samsung, and Fitbit make up 88% of all smartwatch sales.

While the smartphone market may be sitting at a standstill right now, the smartwatch market is currently growing. According to an analysis from research firm NPD, dollar sales of smartwatches in the U.S. increased by a massive 51% in November 2018 compared to November 2017 — resulting in total sales of $ 5 billion. As for unit sales, those saw an even larger 61% increase.

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New job listings reveal Google’s getting into the wearables market

Are we getting one step closer to the long-awaited Pixel Watch?

Over the years, we’ve seen Google’s Pixel brand attached to smartphones, smart speakers, Chromebooks, and even a pair of wireless earbuds. Now, according to two new job listings, it looks like the company is eager to start crafting Pixel wearables.

On the Google Careers site, Google recently published applications for “Vice President, Hardware Engineering, Wearables” and “Wearables Design Manager, Consumer Hardware.”

The job description for the  [Read More…]