Gartner confirms smartphone sale's slide
Published in Mobiles

Three year cycle is with us for ever

Beancounters at Gartner have added up some numbers and reached the same conclusion as everyone else that the smartphone boom is over and people will only start replacing them once every three years instead of yearly.

Mario Kart arriving on mobiles real soon now
Published in Games

Mario is driving onto your mobile drivers

Now that Nintendo has already released hits such as Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Super Mario Run on both iOS and Android, it's choosen to bring its signature death race to the market. Nintendo haa teased the next instalment of its mobile market takeover: Mario Kart Tour.

French want new words for “smartphone”
Published in Mobiles

Something a little more French

The French always have a problem when it comes to English words entering their language and have been desperately coming up with something to replace those nasty roast-beef eating words which come from the world of tech.

Angry old men patrol Japanese train stations
Published in Mobiles

Walking into smartphone users

Japan’s train stations are seeing a new form of vigilante – grumpy old men who don’t like people using smartphones.

Android is on two billion devices
Published in News

Nine out of 10 smartphones

While the fruity cargo-cult Apple and its minions in the Tame Apple Press want you to believe that iOS is the most successful operating system, Google Android really is the clear winner.

Nearly a fifth of Chinese smartphones are fake
Published in Mobiles

And a quarter of video game consoles

If you are fond of buying cheap smartphones and games consoles from China then you should be aware that a big chunk of them are fake.

Wiston chairman says notebook industry facing a crisis
Published in Notebooks

Market stagnation from an industry led only by Microsoft and Intel

While most notebook brand vendors expect the notebook industry to grow steadily in 2017 as a result of increases in shipments, at least one ODM vendor is claiming that the proliferation of more feature-rich smartphones, tablets and other handheld devices is still a good reason to consider otherwise.

Voice assistants are a priority in smartphone launches
Published in News

This year, several smartphone manufacturers, including Apple, Samsung Electronics, Huawei, LG and Xiaomi are expected to introduce new devices that feature better AI-based assistants in an effort to increase overall market share, according to industry reports.

Melting smartphones didn’t stop Samsung
Published in Mobiles

Profit leapt by 50 percent

Samsung’s bottom line was not really harmed by the Note 7 fiasco and the outfit saw its fourth-quarter profit leap 50 percent from a year earlier to its highest level in more than three years.

112.3 million smartphones shipped in China
Published in Mobiles

And nine million bicycles in Beijing

Figures in from the Far East show that the Chinese smartphone market is hotting up.