A prominent technology analyst firm claims the global shortage of semiconductors is likely to ease significantly in the second half of this year, but cautioned that lockdowns in China could get in the way.
Sales of smartphones with an average selling price of more than US$400 (A$533) — a category that has been labelled premium — increased by 24% year-on-year, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that this outpaced by far the growth for the overall smartphone market last year.
Apple retained its lead in the US smartphone market in the third quarter, even as the overall market showed 9% growth quarter-on-quarter and 1% growth year-on-year, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says.
Smartphone shipments are set to drop globally due to semiconductor shortages, with technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research forecasting that the total units shipped for the calendar year would be about 1.41 billion, an increase of 6% year-on-year.
Chipmaker Qualcomm Technologies has announced a new SoC, the 778G 5G, new reference designs to speed up 5G adoption across industry segments, and new features in its X65 5G Modem-RF systems that it claims will help expand 5G take-up across the globe.
Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has announced a tie-up with Swedish camera maker Hasselblad to develop camera systems for its flagship devices, including the OnePlus 9 series which is to be launched later this month.
Sales of 5G smartphones accounted for 14% of total smartphone sales in the US in August, a big rise from just 3% in January, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says.
Australian car subscription software provider Blinker has appointed global dealer management solutions provider Titan DMS as the first distributor for the Blinker platform in the Australian market.
Promising "fibre-like" connectivity to the cloud, with low latency and extreme capacity, 5G-enabled mobile devices are coming to mobile devices in 2019.
Unified Identity Management solutions provider Centrify has expanded and enhanced its OEM partnership with Samsung in a move which sees Centrify's Identity and Access Management (IAM) technology embedded in the Samsung KNOX EMM (Enterprise Mobility Management) cloud-based service.
Way back in 2007 I remember seeing Intel demonstrate 'slider' tablet PCs where the screen slid down from a vertical to a horizontal position over the keyboard to create a tablet - long before the iPad hit the scene.
Linux is becoming worse than Windows. :-(
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