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Apple Watch in UK: Higher iPhone adoption and app addiction likely to help drive sales

Increased adoption of iPhones and consumers' addiction to smartphone apps are likely to generate higher sales for the Apple Watch in the UK, as the …

THE SMARTPHONE REPORT BY COUNTRY: Adoption, platform, and vendor trends in major mobile markets around world

The global smartphone market at large is still growing at a strong, steady pace. But those numbers are being driven by very different trends on a market-by-market basis.<p>Countries with massive populations but less developed mobile markets — namely China and India — stand to continue having a heavy …

What the history of the wristwatch can teach us about the Apple Watch

Counting down to a love-hate relationship<p>The renaissance of the wrist is upon us, or so the technology industry would have you believe. After a two-decade decline in which the mobile phone usurped the watch as our ubiquitous personal timekeeper, every gadget maker is convinced they can recapture …

How 5G will push a supercharged network to your phone, home, car

Five years from now, you may be thanking your dog for helping to make you healthier, safer, more productive and smarter about what's happening in the world around you.<p>And it has nothing to do with taking Scruffy on long walks.<p>Instead, it has to do with faster, more powerful wireless networks. …

MWC: 10 exciting developments in mobile

10 EXCITING MOBILE DEVELOPMENTS<p>Highlights from Mobile World Congress 2015<p>Presented by<p>10 EXCITING MOBILE DEVELOPMENTS<p>Highlights from Mobile World …

A quarter of all smartphones sold in China are iPhones

One out of every four smartphones sold in urban China was an iPhone during the three months ending January 2015, according to sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. The impressive stats only serve to underline what we’ve been pointing out for upwards of the past year: that China is well on its …

Chinese New Year

Led By iPhone 6, Apple Passed Samsung In Q4 Smartphone Sales, 1.9B Mobiles Sold Overall In 2014

If 2014 goes down as the year when smartphone sales globally passed the 1 billion mark (1.2 billion, to be exact, from a total of 1.9 billion mobile phones overall), Q4 will go down as the quarter when Samsung lost its footing as the world’s leader in the category for the first time since 2011. …

Mobile

5 Mobile Apps That Will Make You An Organization Expert

To Millennials, the first smartphone was Apple’s iPhone, released in 2007. But the real distinction goes to IBM, when it released the world’s first smartphone called Simon, in 1994. You could load apps via external memory cards, receive faxes, send emails and it would last sixty minutes before it …

Apps

Zuckerberg’s Internet.org feels the love (and fear) from carriers

At Mobile World Congress on Monday Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg took the stage with three executives from carriers in developing countries to talk …

Net Neutrality

The Art Of The Nudge: Why Google Wants To Be A Wireless Carrier

Confirming rumors circulating for some time, Google today said it will indeed launch its own wireless Internet service later this year. But the Internet giant said it plans to do so on a small scale, to prove there’s a better way to combine free WiFi-based phone and data services with cellular …

Fortune.com

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Xiaomi Mi Note Review: Why Apple And Samsung Should Be Very Worried About Xiaomi

The Xiaomi Mi Note is one of the hottest smartphones on the market that you can’t get in the U.S. The phone, a stiff competitor to Apple’s iPhone and …

Swrve aims to put an end to annoying push-notification spam on your phone

Mobile-analytics and marketing platform Swrve announced today a new way to personalize push notifications. It’s part of a quest to end “push spam” and improve monetization of mobile games and apps.<p>Chief executive Christopher Dean said in an interview with VentureBeat that Swrve has all of the …

Yahoo's Finally Figuring Out Mobile. Will Messaging Be Next?

At a conference for developers, CEO Marissa Mayer hints at her next big move.<p>Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is fond of looking backward as a way of highlighting accomplishments. At Yahoo's first-ever conference for mobile developers Thursday, Mayer brought up one of her favorite factoids: When she took …

How Amazon-Style Pricing And Portfolio Tactics Can Hack The Crowded App Market

The market for mobile applications has plunged from untapped opportunity to over-saturated in less than a decade. Viral success, though still possible, is harder than ever to come by in an App Store featuring more than 1 million rivals and 1,200 new apps every day. Developers don’t need to panic …

Apple arch-rival Xiaomi is now China's biggest smartphone seller

In 2013, Xiaomi's market share of smartphone shipments was 5.3%. In 2014, that rose to 12.5%, according to new data from IDC. In doing so, it unseated Samsung: The beleaguered South Korean manufacturer's market share of shipments dropped from 18.8% to just 7.9% over the same timeframe.<p>Samsung has …

Selling

Short Surfaces Quick Reads To Help You Power Through Your Saved Article Queue

A new app called Short from Enric Enrich, a developer at Todoist, and his friend Alex Muench aims to parse your endless queue of saved articles into something a little more manageable. Using popular services like Pocket or Instapaper that users are already working with to build up a list of reading …

Tim Cook Defused Steve Jobs' Thermonuclear War, Then He Took Down Android

It would be fair to say that Steve Jobs did not like Android, or Samsung’s smartphone design team. He promised all of Apple’s resources would be deployed in a “thermonuclear war” against the rival operating system and the South Korean company. Tim Cook’s Apple never followed up on Jobs’ threat… at …

Tim Cook

With new apps, Google Now may be your future home screen

In a perfect world, you wouldn’t have to search your phone for the app that you need. Instead, your smartphone might surface the right app at just …

Apple App Store Revenue Surge And The Rise Of Freemium App Pricing

Apple announced Thursday that revenues from its App Store are surging. According to the company’s press release, “the first week of January set a new record for billings from the App Store℠ with customers around the world spending nearly half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases, and New …

Why Is Nobody Using Android 5.0 Lollipop?

Google’s dashboard that tracks the versions of Android OS being used has been updated with numbers from January 2015, and it shows Lollipop’s non-existent impact on Android devices. Version five of Mountain View’s mobile operating system has not even gathered the minimum 0.1% of usage to show up in …

Google Play now has more apps than Apple's App Store, report says

Android developers had a busy year in 2014.<p>The number of apps in the Google Play Store grew by more than 50% last year, outpacing Apple's App Store …

An iPhone Case That Claims to Boost Your Reception

The Reach79 isn't a cure-all for reception and speed problems, due to its inconsistent performance. But it's worth a try if your voice reception and data speeds are driving you crazy.<p>So you got a shiny new smartphone for the holidays. Great! But your initial joy may have turned to frustration by …

Apple App Developers Earned $10 Billion in 2014 Alone

It was a banner year for the tech giant's iOS workers.<p>Developers are cashing in on iOS to the tune of $10 billion in revenue last year alone, said Apple in a press release on Thursday.<p>The company said billings to developers rose 50 percent in 2014.<p>Apple says app and game developers have earned a …

Smartphones Are Boring: CES's Secret Lesson of Commoditization

Outside of a tentpole Galaxy S release by Samsung or an Apple presentation, the majority of manufacturers look to events such as CES, MWC or the IFA to announce new handset. With the concentration of the world’s press and numerous buyers from carriers around the world in one location, it makes …

Mobile

Shopping Apps Are Now The Fastest Growing Thing In Mobile

With Snapchat’s rise and Facebook’s$19 billion WhatsApp purchase, 2014 seemed like the year of the messaging wars.<p>Turns out, ecommerce was the real mobile star of the past year. According to mobile analytics firm Flurry, shopping app usage grew faster than any other category of apps. Sessions on …

Apps

Android hardware profits estimated to have halved in 2014

2014 has certainly been an interesting year for Android, but hardware manufacturers have been having a tougher time over the past twelve months, especially when it comes to turning a profit.<p>According to analyst Chetan Sharma, global profits within the Android hardware market are estimated to have …

Huawei smartphone revenue jumps, reports say

Huawei Technologies continues to be an up-and-comer in the smartphone world.<p>In 2014, smartphone revenue for the Chinese telecommunications company rose by nearly one-third to $11.8 billion, according to both Reuters and The Wall Street Journal, each citing an internal staff memo.<p>The memo, sent by …