USB Type-C to hit the ground running next year
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This year is just the beginning

A report said that 60 million smartphones with USB Type-C ports will ship this year. But adoption will really take off from next year on.

Google officially unveils Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones
Published in Mobiles

Says final goodbye to affordable Nexus smartphones

Google has now severed its connection to the affordable Nexus lineup as it has  unveiled two  premium smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL.

VR Smartphones and tablets to grow
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Fourth quarter will see a boom

The numbers of VR-enabled smartphones and tablets, as well as shipments of VR devices bundled with gaming consoles or PCs will grow like topsy in the fourth quarter.

Auto makers complacent about IT rivals
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Turning everything upside down

When, and it is  a when rather than an if, autonomous driving cars really begin to tick, it’s going to turn the whole motoring industry upside down.

Smartphone shipments expected to fall further
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Samsung and Huawei lower their expectations

Rumours from the Far East claim that Samsung Electronics and Huawei are lowing their shipment targets for the third quarter due to slacking demand for high-end smartphones globally. Although this appears to be news to at least one of the outfits mentioned.

Memory market picking up
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Apparently due to smartphone demand

The memory-IC market conditions is picking up in the second half of 2016 because manufacturers want them in their smartphone devices.

Gartner says smartphone sales will fall dramatically
Published in Mobiles

That bubble has burst now

After sliding its slide-rules, flicking its abacus, and counting its toes, the beancounters at Gartner have decided that the smartphone business bubble has burst splattering in the face of those who depend on it.

China smartphone sales fall five percent
Published in Mobiles

Latest Strategy Analytics figures

The size of China's smartphone melt-down is surprisingly small, if the latest figures from Strategy Analytics are to be believed.

Huawei launches new P9 and P9 Plus smartphones
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Featuring a Leica-made dual-lens rear camera

Huawei has officially launched its two new flagship smartphones, the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus, both featuring a Leica-made dual-lens 12-megapixel rear camera.

Asustek thinks it can sell 30 million smartphones
Published in Mobiles

Cunning third world plan

Asustek has a cunning plan to ship 30 million smartphones and become a worldwide top-10 smartphone vendor this year by flogging its products to India, Brazil, Russia and Africa.