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The Radical Shift: How India Emerged As The World’s Most Promising Smartphone Market

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The smartphone has been at the forefront of the technological revolution in the 21st century. The importance of smartphones in the modern world is outmatched by their near ubiquity. Perhaps it is due to the increasingly central role these devices occupy in our daily lives now that we tend to forget that the smartphone itself is a fairly new entrant...

Smartphone Usage Reaches To An Alarming Level Addiction [REPORT]

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It's estimated that by the end of 2017, over 2.4 billion mobile phone users worldwide would be using smartphones, and the figure will further go high to 6.1 billion by 2020. With the growing number of smartphone users worldwide, the industry is witnessing another trend, rather worrying, that has reached an alarming level now.According to the latest study, done...

Why Has Bill Gates Switched To Android From Windows Phone, Ditching iPhone Completely!

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In a recent interview, legendary former CEO and co-founder of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Bill Gates, revealed that he has finally moved away from Windows Phone, and adopted Android as his mobile operating system of choice. This admission by Gates is in many ways the coupe de grace for Microsoft's failed forays into the smartphone industry.Of course, Gates decision is hardly...

40% of the Indian Smartphone Users Spend 2-6 hours of Their Time Online Daily

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With over 1.18 billion mobile phone subscriptions, India is the second largest mobile phone market, clocking the fastest growth rate. The smartphone adoption, however, has been little below par compared to other markets, likes of China. Only 450 million mobile phone users have smartphones, but it creates a big window of opportunity for smartphone vendors. As smartphone manufacturers are...

Samsung, Apple Facing Heat As Emerging Markets And Chinese OEMs Driving Global Smartphone Sales Growth

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As one of the world's largest industries, and one that is fundamental to the economic well - being of so many companies, it is vitally important that we stay up to date on the latest developments and trends in the smartphone industry. 2016 was a poor year for the industry in general. Industry giant Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) had a...

Is Your Android Smartphone Secure From Hacking And Theft?

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Whether you are a wizard with your brand-new smartphone or not, there is a certain level of security that you are going to have to understand to keep information safe on your Android smartphone. Today, being connected to the internet poses a threat to the security of that device and any of the information that you have stored on...

Smartphone Shipments In India Q2 2017: Should The Industry Be Worried?

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These are curious times for the global smartphone industry, especially smartphone market in APAC. The last few years have brought upon a kind of role reversal in the global smartphone market. Traditionally large markets such as the US and Europe are gradually stagnating due to increasing smartphone penetration. With limited population sizes, this leaves very few avenues for growth....

Oneplus 5 Is Here, But Is It Still The “Flagship Killer”?

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In one of the eagerly awaited launch events of the year, the OnePlus 5 was launched yesterday in India. This is a far cry from the relative obscurity during the launch of the Oneplus One back in the day. Clearly, a lot has changed since then, and the market and OnePlus both have matured. However, where does OnePlus' newest...

Amazon Ice Phone: Has Amazon Learnt Lessons From The “Fire Phone” Disaster?

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There is no question about it; the Amazon Fire Phone was an unmitigated disaster. The launch and subsequent failure of the Fire phone back in 2014 was one of the most high-profile failures in recent memory. It also served to show just how competitive the smartphone industry had become.At that point, many would have written Amazon off from the...

Only 7.98% Of Android Devices Running Nougat: What Can Google Do To Fix The Update Mess?

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The smartphone OS wars commenced back in late 2008 with the commercial launch of Google Android. In the ten years that followed, Android has beaten off competition from numerous challenges and emerged victoriously. According to the latest report, Android dominated the global smartphone OS market in Q1 2017, with a 64% share. In the second place, trailing by a...

Apple, Samsung Lose Their Mojo As Chinese Trio Gains Smartphone Market Share [REPORT]

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The past decade has been the era of the smartphone. From novelty luxuries to ubiquitous necessity, smartphones have become an essential feature of the modern lifestyle. However, after years of explosive growth, the worldwide smartphone shipments have been steadily slowing down for some time now. Saturation of key markets such as the United States has played a key role in...

Smartphone Users in India Prefer Better Selfie Camera Over Battery Life [STUDY]

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When the iPhone 4 launched back in 2010, it was a revolutionary device. It introduced a slick new industrial design, a high-resolution "retina" display and all new A4 processor. However, it also introduced one new feature which was somewhat glossed over at the time - a front facing camera. Since then the front-facing camera or "selfie camera" has evolved from...

Is Information Stored on Your Smartphone Really Safe? Time to Pay Attention to Smartphone Security

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Smartphones have become an integral part of our daily routines. Every person has a smartphone given that smartphones are now available at unthinkably low prices. Reports from Statista forecast that smartphone users will reach 2.08 billion in 2016.Smartphones are not just fancy devices; it has taken connectivity to another level. People rely on cloud storage more than ever. While...

Apple Bug Bounty Program Offers $200,000 To Find Vulnerabilities in iOS and iCloud

After much of delay and speculations, the long awaited Apple bug bounty program is here. At Black Hat conference, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced that the company is in the planning stage to launch its first-ever bug bounty program in September. It came as a surprise to many as most of the major announcements that are made by Apple always takes place at WWDC.Reportedly,...

Teens, Smartphones, and the Elephant in the Room !

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Smartphone is a brilliant piece of technology, so it’s no surprise to see teens, like us adults, in complete awe of it. Maybe that is why we didn’t see any real reason to worry over Pew Research Center’s report from last year which revealed that 73% of teens have an access to smartphones. For so many years, we have...

Only 17% Internet Users Prefer To Pay Using Mobile Wallet: The Today and Tomorrow of Mobile Payments [REPORT]

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Smartphone have changed many aspects of our lives, from the way we communicate to the way we shop. However, one thing has till now eluded their powers of evolution, the adoption of mobile wallet. As a recent report by Blackhawk Network reveals, users in the US may be shopping a whole lot via their smartphones, but they prefer the...

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