The State of the Smartphone Market in Q3 2016

You’ve probably seen headlines over the last couple of weeks about Apple accounting for over 100% of the profits in the smartphone business in the last quarter. I’m never a fan of that particular metric...

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Jan Dawson / November 15th, 2016
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Painting a Clearer Picture of the Global Smartphone Market

Oftentimes, our peers in the analyst community put out press releases on category and vendor market share numbers and the true insight of the market gets lots in a set of very generic statistics. I...

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Ben Bajarin / October 26th, 2016
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The Smartphone Market in Q1 2016

Now that Lenovo has reported its Q1 2016 financial results, we have a reasonably full picture of how the global smartphone market performed in the quarter. While many of the largest vendors report their performance...

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Jan Dawson / May 31st, 2016

Peak Smartphone in the US?

I wrote previously about the slowing smartphone upgrade rate in the US. Today, I want to tackle the other side of the smartphone sales coin — slowing growth in the US smartphone base. Together, these...

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Jan Dawson / May 24th, 2016

FBI v. Apple: “Unduly Burdensome”

You might well be asking yourself, if the FBI withdrew its challenge against Apple, then why are we still talking about FBI v. Apple? Well, the San Bernadino case is over, but there are many, … Continue reading

John Kirk / April 3rd, 2016

Samsung Gear VR – Training Wheels for Virtual Reality

One of the most iconic pictures of nerdom was taken at the last Mobile World Congress when thousands of people in the audience were captured wearing the Samsung Gear VR headsets. Although this scene has...

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Tim Bajarin / March 30th, 2016
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Is the iPhone Coke, New Coke, Pepsi or Just Sugar Water?

On January 10, 2016, long time subscriber and frequent commentator, Obarthelemy wrote: User Experience is in the eye of the beholder. Until I see double-blind tests about it, I flatly deny that Apple’s is superior/premium…....

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John Kirk / March 3rd, 2016

What Is Apple Afraid Of?

Apple, the company, just had one of its best quarters ever. AAPL, the stock, just had one of its worst quarters ever. What the hell is going on here? It’s hard to say who gets...

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John Kirk / February 4th, 2016

The US Wireless Industry’s Pivotal Quarter

The US wireless industry is going through an interesting period. T-Mobile has captured much of the attention with its Un-Carrier strategy, while Sprint has also been reinventing itself under its new CEO over the past...

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Jan Dawson / November 23rd, 2015

RIP $500 and Above Android Phones

Today, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy 6 + Edge. Neither device will change their declining fortunes in the smartphone landscape. What Samsung is up against is something many struggle to internalize....

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Ben Bajarin / August 13th, 2015

Preliminary Q2 2015 Global Smartphone Market and Observations

I thought I’d give our subscribers a quick view of what the landscape is shaping up for with regards to Q2 global smartphone shipments. The top 5 looks like this: #1 Samsung #2 Apple #3...

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Ben Bajarin / July 15th, 2015

India: Where the Future of the Mobile Internet is On Display

Every market I study is fascinating in its own right. What keeps surprising me is the seeing how different things are in the markets I study. It would easier if all the markets were roughly...

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Ben Bajarin / July 10th, 2015
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Forum Topics: Microsoft Smartphones, iPhones in China, Slice Apple Watch Data

One of the ways I’m using our new forums is to share some shorter posts and solicit more of a discussion around certain topics. So I’ll frequently post a short post, or top of mind … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 8th, 2015

The China Smartphone Market Report

Every so often for subscribers I do a deep dive on the China smartphone market. I’ll do another one on India in the upcoming weeks. We have some recent data on the China smartphone market...

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Ben Bajarin / June 23rd, 2015

Understanding Android to iPhone Switching

There are several dynamics I want to explore about Android-to-iPhone switchers. I’ve seen enough data to suggest double digit percentages of Apple’s iPhone sales the past few quarters came from consumers switching from Android. The...

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Ben Bajarin / June 6th, 2015
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Xiaomi Phones: Headed for U.S., but Some Wait to Come

Xiaomi’s Hugh Barra is ready to bring the hot growth of its Chinese phones to the the U.S. But, in a presentation at Re/code’s Coder conference, Barra made it clear there is a whole lot of...

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Steve Wildstrom / June 2nd, 2015

Questioning China and India’s Smartphone Growth

There is an interesting narrative forming regarding certain markets, ones nowhere near saturated with smartphones, that they are slowing down in YoY shipments. Fresh off Q1 2015 numbers, the Wall St. Journal published an article...

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Ben Bajarin / May 14th, 2015

The Growing US Smartphone Base

In my job, I have to keep track of many different data sets. Among them are the numbers regularly put out by big analyst firms as well as specialists like Comscore and Kantar Worldpanel. Comscore...

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Jan Dawson / May 11th, 2015

Windows Phone and Prepaid in the US

Alternative title: Cricket is saving Windows Phone in the US I’ve written quite a bit about Windows Phone previously, but I have a slightly different angle this time around — the impact prepaid is having on...

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Jan Dawson / April 27th, 2015

All Eyes on Android

Few topics come up more in my work with the major technology industry players than Android. From the outside looking in, everything may look rosy in Android Land. But get inside the heart of the...

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Ben Bajarin / April 21st, 2015

The State of Samsung

As you know, Samsung has many different business units. However, the semiconductor and mobile group are the largest contributors to the company’s operating profit. Samsung’s tale has been quite the roller coaster and, while I...

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Ben Bajarin / April 7th, 2015

The Devices of Our Lives

One of the single most important observations of the post-PC era has been how humans now distribute their time among many digital screens. During the age of the PC, there were primarily two screens in a...

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Ben Bajarin / March 24th, 2015

Bullish on Cyanogen

I’ve spent a bit of time over the past few months digging into Cyanogen. Cyanogen is an Android ROM that now has aspirations to be a full mobile OS Android alternative. Cyanogen is running on...

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Ben Bajarin / March 13th, 2015

New Hardware Means a Lot, but Software Means More

I spend what is probably a silly number of hours a day reading, or at least glancing at, tech articles on the internet. They are concerned endlessly with hardware. The problem is, it is software and...

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Steve Wildstrom / March 6th, 2015

Research/Data: Phablet Impact Continues to Grow

The device market continues to evolve and grow, following paths that aren’t always as obvious as one might presume. PCs were dead, and now they’re not. Tablets were taking over, and now they’re not. Phablets...

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Bob O'Donnell / February 26th, 2015
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