Tag Archives: Percent

China Smartphone Shipments Decline 21 Percent, Xiaomi Sees Growth: Canalys

HIGHLIGHTS While Huawei saw minor growth, shipments of Oppo and Vivo declined Xiaomi saw substantial growth of 37 percent year on year Q2 2018 expected to show growth for most OEMs Smartphone shipments in China have dropped by 21 percent in Q1 2018 compared to the same quarter in 2017, as per the latest data shared by market analyst firm Canalys. ... Read More »

Samsung Retains Top Spot as Global Smartphone Sales Drop 4.6 Percent in Q4: Gartner

While global smartphone sales to end users were down 4.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, Samsungretained its top spot with 18.2 percent share, Gartner said on Thursday. The South Korean giant though saw a year-on-year unit decline of 3.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, but this did not prevent it from defending its top global smartphone vendor ... Read More »

64 Percent of Small Businesses Can’t Track Printer Usage or Costs — And They Really Should!

Almost two thirds, or 64 percent, of small businesses can’t track how much their print devices cost them nor can they track their usage. And if you are not able to track these basic stats in your business, you will not know how much is being wasted. The How to Optimize Your IT Budget With Smarter Document Management (PDF) report and The State ... Read More »

MIT’s New Speech Recognition Chip Delivers Power Savings of Up to 99 Percent

Researchers at MIT have developed a low-power special-purpose chip that is claimed to reduce the power consumption of electronic devices and help them save battery life as a result. The chip, which is specialised for automatic speech recognition, has been claimed to require between 0.2 and 10 milliwatts compared with 1 watt requirement by a standard smartphone running speech-recognition software. ... Read More »

Android Nougat Finally Running on Over 1 Percent of Active Devices, Reveals Google

Google’s Android Nougat has finally crossed the 1 percent mark in the monthly Google Play distribution data. The latest distribution numbers confirm that Android Nougat is running on 1.2 percent of active devices with Android 7.0 on 0.9 percent and Android 7.1 on 0.3 percent devices. Considering that Android 7.0 Nougat was officially made available to Nexus devices in August, ... Read More »

iPhone 8 Manufacturing Started Ahead of Schedule, 300 Percent Increase for June Quarter: Report

2017 will mark the 10-year anniversary of the launch of the original iPhone, and Apple is said to be readying something special for the iPhone 8. With the company expected to host the iPhone 8 launch in September, a fresh report suggests that it is starting production of the smartphone ahead of schedule in order to ensure that its supply ... Read More »

Budget 2017: Mobile Phones Prices Likely to See 1-2 Percent Hike, Says Counterpoint

With the Union Budget 2017-18, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley levied a 2 percent Special Additional Duty (SAD) on imported populated PCBs for use in the manufacturing of mobile phones. The new customs duty is likely to affect the pricing of the ‘Make in India’ mobile phones considering price of the PCBs make up a significant part of a phone’s cost. ... Read More »

Demonetisation Triggers 30.5 Percent Drop in Smartphone Sales in India: IDC

Owing to demonetisation and subsequent cash crunch, smartphone sales fell by a whopping 30.5 percent (month-on-month) in November over the October festive season, market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) revealed on Tuesday. Indian vendors were hit most due to demonetisation with a drop of 37.2 percent in November as compared to Chinese players with 26.5 percent drop and global ... Read More »

Android Nougat Running on 0.7 Percent of Active Devices and Froyo Is Dead, Says Google

Google has released its monthly Google Play distribution data and Android users will finally be able to bid adieu to Android 2.2 Froyo. The data shows, among other things, that Froyo has dropped to below the 0.1 percent mark, marking the end of what was the oldest active Android version until last month. The date was collected from Android devices ... Read More »

China Nibbles at Samsung’s Share to Take 50 Percent of India’s Smartphone Market: Counterpoint

Chinese brands took their largest ever slice of the $10-billion Indian smartphone market in late 2016, accounting for more than one in every two phones sold – a growing market share that ate into sales from top-selling Samsung Electronics. Samsung, the single most popular smartphone brand in India, commanded a roughly 30 percent market share just over a year ago. ... Read More »