Tag Archive: Market


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…]

LG announces Bluetooth-enabled Rolly Keyboard 2 for South Korean market

LG has announced the Rolly Keyboard 2, a followup to the original Rolly Keyboard Bluetooth accessory, for its home market of South Korea. Designed to work with smartphones and tablets, the Rolly Keyboard 2 can unfurl to give you quick access to a standard keyboard and built-in dock to get work done on the go. Once your done, the keyboard can be rolled right back up.

Improving on its predecessor, the Rolly Keyboard 2 now includes five  [Read More…]

New Android Wear smartwatches coming to market

This year at Baselworld, a show held in Switzerland and dubbed “the most important marketplace and trendsetting show for the world’s watch and jewellery industry,” has several announcements in the

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This RAVPower battery bank is the first on the market with Quick Charge 3.0 (Review)

The market is saturated with portable battery chargers. It makes sense since we’re constantly on our phones. We’re a generation that demands instant gratification, and that’s pretty hard to pull off with a

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Chromecast snags 35 percent of global streamer market in 2015, says Strategy Analytics

According to some new research from Strategy Analytics, the Chromecast has taken 35 percent of the global streamer market in 2015. Google, Amazon, Roku and Apple account for 8 out of every 10 streaming media players sold, and the demand for these continues to rise. The company claims that the demand has grown 32 percent in 2015.

It’s noted that Google has shipped more than 27 million Chromecast’s in the two and a half years since  [Read More…]

LG announces Stylus 2 launch plans for Korean market

LG has announced its launch plans for the LG Stylus 2 for the Korean market. As the followup to 2015’s G4 Stylus, the Stylus 2 will be available from Korean carriers in the coming weeks for a price of 396,000 Korean Won (around $ 330). As far as colors are concerned, it looks like customers will have a choice between titanium, brown or white.

To recap, the LG Stylus 2 is firmly in the budget realm, packing  [Read More…]

The joys and pitfalls of an overcrowded mid-range Android market

There’s no shortage of reasons to be excited about mid-range Android phones. But finding the gems in the chaos is a challenge.

If we learned anything from Mobile World Congress, it’s that the mid-range market is going to get even more interesting in 2016 than it was last year. Manufacturers gunning for that $ 300 to $ 400 range are going to get a lot of attention this year, and it’s clear this is because this  [Read More…]

In the market for a tablet? Enter now for your chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

Good Android tablets seem to be a rare commodity. Not in build quality, but in actual functionality and performance. Samsung, however, has a great track record of releasing and supporting

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India overtakes the U.S. to become the world’s second-largest smartphone market

With over 220 million active users in 2015, India has surpassed the U.S. to become the world’s second-largest smartphone market. Smartphone shipments saw a YoY increase of 15 percent during Q4 2015, with an overall growth for the year at 23 percent, crossing 100 million units.

Counterpoint Research noted that smartphone shipments accounted for more than 40 percent of all mobile sales in Q4 2015, with LTE-enabled handsets in the majority for the first time. Samsung  [Read More…]

Blu unveils Vivo 5 and Vivo XL, priced for mid-range market

Vivo xl 1Blu, a company known for making affordable Android devices, has announced two new devices that will hit the shelves next month. Today at CES in Las Vegas, Blu unveiled its latest two smartphones: the Vivo 5 and Vivo XL. Continuing the Vivo line of devices, the two latest iterations pack most of the same specs.

As the press release indicates, the major differences between the 5 and XL can be found  [Read More…]