Huawei and Samsung see drop in market shares
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
A popular mobile operating system, Android, has over 2.8 billion active users, and most prefer Samsung devices. Although the South Korean smartphone manufacturer remains an absolute leader in the market, both in terms of revenue and users, there have been changes in the market shares of top Android players.
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App store predictions for 2022
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Barnabas Birmacher, CEO of Bitrise, and Jason Beres, SVP of Developer Tools at Infragistics share their 2022 predictions and trends to look out for with No-code/low-code tools and alternative app stores.
App Store Predictions for 2022
Barnabas Birmacher, CEO of Bitrise:
Super apps will appear in the West. Achieving success in the App Stores has become...
2021 smartphone sales might surprise you in Europe
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The stranglehold of smartphone giants Apple and Samsung on the European market seems to finally be loosening as other competitors gain a larger piece of the smartphone pie in Europe.
2021 smartphone sales might surprise you
According to data presented by TradingPlatforms.com, as of Q2 2021, Xiami now has a 24% share of European smartphone sales compared to just 4%...
Quick Base introduces Sandbox
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Quick Base introduced Quick Base Sandbox, a new way for business professionals to work with IT to safely innovate and test low-code applications that support unique business processes. Sandbox brings safe testing to business developers for the first time, providing a place to easily collaborate with IT when making changes to new and existing workflows, while giving IT d...
Best mobile testing practices for 2020 from Testlio emerges
Monday, January 27, 2020 by Richard Harris
Today, users access mobile apps through devices that offer thousands of combinations of screen sizes and operating systems, leaving app QA managers with a challenging decision of how many and which devices to prioritize.
Recently, managed app testing company, Testlio released new mobile device testing data from a recent query of its client base, providing a unique lo...
Low Code gets AI and ML from OutSystems
Monday, July 1, 2019 by Richard Harris
OutSystems announced that it has added new artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to its leading low-code development platform, giving organizations the power to harness automation to create self-service portals, respond to text and voice queries, improve customer service, and much more.
Gartner predicts, “By 2020, customers will manage 85% o...
Bluetooth mesh tech from Silicon Labs chosen by Xiaomi
Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Xiaomi is launching their new smart home products using Bluetooth mesh networking technology from Silicon Labs. The new products from Mi Ecosystem partners include smart LED light bulbs, candle bulbs, downlights, and spotlights. The voice-assistant XiaoAi smart alarm clock serves as a gateway to control smart Bluetooth mesh lights through voice commands.
Tech to expect at CES 2019
Friday, January 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
CES 2019 is almost here, but before the lights come on and the crowds begin to gather, here’s a sneak peek at what Futuresource Consulting expects will be the key tech trends to hit the global consumer electronics stage in January.
Headphones will make a big noise
Headphones have been making a resurgence over recent years and the category’s ascendance ...
Apple Search Ads support from Appbi
Friday, November 9, 2018 by Richard Harris
Apple Search Ads is Apple’s proprietary ad platform that offers iOS mobile app publishers a way to get their app found through app store specific searches. It’s reported that 65 - 80 percent of all app installs happen after a search through the app store. So understanding the challenges with being discovered through searches in the app store is a big deal.
The Android screen notch guide for developers
Monday, August 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
The screen notch on the iPhone X screen was unavoidable with the inclusion of the edge-to-edge OLED screen because the camera and sensors get in the way. So manufactures have to contour the screen around the sensors and camera area, which created the somewhat odd, but always funny “screen notch”.
Until now iOS developers were the only ones that&...
Elliptic Labs to use Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by Richard Harris
Elliptic Labs has announced that its touch-free ultrasound gesture technology is running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform using the Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine (NPE). Elliptic Labs’ ultrasound virtual sensors are an example of technology leveraging the NPE's machine learning and artificial intelligence optimization tools on the Snapdragon mobile pl...
Android devices fail twice as much as iOS devices says new report
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by Richard Harris
Each quarter, mobile experts compare the features and performance of iOS and Android smartphones. In the third quarter of 2017, Apple’s iPhones came out victorious in the battle, with the Android device failure rate (30 percent) being nearly double that of the iOS device failure rate (16 percent), according to the Q3 2017 State of Mobile Device Performance and Health re...
Unity 5.6 is coming, what you need to know
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Unity Technologies has announced at GDC that Unity 5.6 will release on March 31, 2017, marking the final installment of Unity 5. The company also provided an early look at Unity 2017, the next generation of Unity with version 2017.“The Unity 5 cycle culminating in 5.6 represents great progress in our key focus areas: graphics, performance, stability, efficiency and plat...
Unity Unite conference series focused on bridging developers and artists
Friday, January 27, 2017 by Richard Harris
Unity Technologies just announced its worldwide Unite conference series. Focused on bringing developers and artists the knowledge and networking they require for success, Unity is holding eight Unite conferences globally in 2017. Creators will be able to attend them in Amsterdam, Austin, Beijing, India, Melbourne, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo. Unite events are unique oppo...
How Acyclica is helping Las Vegas become a smart city, just in time for CES
Monday, January 2, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
As the annual CES show traffic builds in Las Vegas, the city and the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada are betting big on new technology to make their streets smarter and to allow traffic to move more efficiently. In partnership with Acyclica, Las Vegas is heading the charge with their smart city initiatives by installing a traffic-monitoring sy...
Okularion: The first VR and AR headset in one
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 by Richard Harris
HKLA Studio has released Okularion, the first standalone wireless mixed reality (virtual reality and augmented reality) headset on the market. The headset is available through a Kickstarter campaign for a special early bird pricing of $200 and will retail under $300, including two controllers. Okularion is designed to allow the user the freedom to experience AR and VR w...
Meet the worlds first iMessage game development startup
Monday, December 5, 2016 by Richard Harris
At the Slush conference in Helsinki, MojiWorks Limited announced it's formation and seed funding from Sunstone Capital and Lifeline Ventures.MojiWorks has been founded by Matthew Wiggins (CEO) and Alan Harding (CTO), veteran technology leaders & entrepreneurs and previously founders of Wonderland Software which was acquired by Zynga in 2011. MojiWorks will be based ...
OPPO is the smartphone company you may have never heard of
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by Christian Hargrave
OPPO is a global electronics and smartphone technology company that you may not have ever heard of before. Based out of Dongguan, China, OPPO is currently leading the Chinese smartphone according to their 2016 3Q report with over 25.3 million units sold ousting big brand names like Apple and Xiaomi from the top of the ladder. At that volume of sales, that's a 121% incre...
Unity and Xiaomi team up
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by Richard Harris
Unity Technologies and Xiaomi have revealed additional details on the recent partnership agreement as both companies scale to serve consumers and developers worldwide. As one of the top Android device makers in China, Xiaomi boasts one of the world’s most engaged audiences, with the MIUI app store seeing more than 50 billion downloads to date. Unity developers will have...
Xiaomi MIX Phone first to use Inner Beauty proximity sensor
Thursday, October 27, 2016 by Richard Harris
Elliptic Labs has announced the first innovation in proximity detection since Apple rolled out its initial smartphone in 2007. The technology, called INNER BEAUTY is being used in a new phone, the “MIX,” just launched by Xiaomi. INNER BEAUTY replaces the phone's hardware proximity sensor with ultrasound software and allows the speaker to be completely invisible, extendi...
Newzoo offers insight into the app market with new survey report
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 by Richard Harris
Global market intelligence firm Newzoo has announced the release of its first Global Mobile Market Report, a unique publication on the global mobile ecosystem, including global app revenues and forecasts, device brand market share, smartphone penetration, and consumer profiling.
According to the report, global app revenues will reach $44.8 billion in 2016...
Apteligent Releases Platform Tracking Global Device OS and Device Trends
Friday, March 25, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
Apteligent has introduced a new global device directory of Android and iOS devices by geography. The new service is calculated from over 8 billion app launches with data from over 175 countries offering information such as global device/OS adoption trends and app performance stats. The company has tracked more than 300 terabytes of data per month over the past 3 ye...
Apple Watch Rapidly Moving to Dominate Wearable Market
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 by Richard Harris
Apple’s first foray into the wearables market is just more proof of the company’s dominance in mobile technology as it is now second in total worldwide wearable sales in the latest the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker report. According to the IDC, Apple shipped a total of 3.6 million units in the second quarter of 201...
iOS Takes Down Android as Q4 Numbers Show iPhone 6 Best selling Phone in US
Saturday, February 14, 2015 by Richard Harris
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has released its latest smartphone sales data for the fourth quarter of 2014, showing that Apple’s share of sales grew across the US, Europe and China during the holiday period.The data shows that in the US, Apple iOS overtook Android for the first time Q4 2012, but not by much (0.1% margin). Throughout the holiday quarter, the iPhone 6 was the...
Smartphone Market Grows 25 percent While Samsung Loses Grip on Android Market
Monday, November 3, 2014 by Richard Harris
According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker for the third quarter of 2014, increased emphasis on emerging market smartphone releases drove global smartphone shipments above 300 million units for the second consecutive quarter. According to preliminary data, vendors shipped a total of 327.6 million units during the ...
One in Five Smartphones Sold in Q2 2014 Running Forked Android OS
Thursday, August 21, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
A recent ABI Research reports shows that forked Android (or AOSP) smartphones now represent 20% of the smartphone market. Certified (or OHA) Android still leads the market with 65% share and Android AOSP/OHA combined shipped 278 million smartphones, an 86% total share, in 2Q 2014.ABI Research says that AOSP’s growth is being driven by the development of Chinese and Indi...
IDC: Android and iOS Devices Dominate Shipments of Smartphones
Monday, August 18, 2014 by Richard Harris
According to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC), the worldwide smartphone market reached a new milestone in the second quarter of 2014. For the first time in history over 300 million phones were shipped in a quarter. According to the IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 301.3 million smartphones worldwide, up 25.3% w...
Google and Android Are Not the Same... and That’s a Good Thing
Monday, July 28, 2014 by Terry Hughes
Android and Google may seem synonymous with each other, but they are actually quite different. The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is an open-source software stack for any device, from smartphones to tablets to wearables, created by Google. Google Mobile Services (GMS), on the other hand, are different. GMS are a range of Google-branded services that Google want...