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IDC Wearables report: Apple lost market share in 2016. Xiaomi, Samsung gains. Fitbit leads

IDC has released its Wearable devices report for the Q4 2016 and the full year 2016. All-time high shipments reached 33.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016 (4Q16), growing 16.9% year over year. Shipments for the entire year 2016 grew 25%. Key takeaways from the report are listed below.

Razor acquires Nextbit, there company behind the cloud-first smartphone ‘Nextbit Robin’

Online lifestyle brand Razor has now officially announced the acquisition of Nextbit, the company which made world's first cloud focused smartphone. The first smartphone from Nextbit was called the Nextbit Robin. Razor has acquired Nextbit Systems Inc. but Nextbit will work as a standalone unit. The company will not merge it

Google Pixel makes impact in Indian Market, captures 10% market share in premium segment

Today ,Counterpoint has released analysis for premium segment smartphones in India. According to the firm, Google Pixel makes strong start India with 10℅ of shares of the premium segment. That is indicates, future Google will become a strong contender in premium smartphone segments. "Google is aggressively trying to take advantage of the lack of competition

24,000 devices from over 1,300 brands run on Android

Android was first introduced back in 2007. This was the first ever free and open-source operating system for mobile computing. With Android, manufacturers don't have to make any OS of their own. In a blogpost Google has posted some of the major achievements the company has made with Android. They now

IDC: iPhone sales declines by 34% in China. OPPO & Vivo overtake Huawei in Q3, 2016

IDC has posted its China smartphone market-share report for Q3, 2016. The report brings bad news for Apple with 34% market-share erosion on a Y-O-Y basis for iPhone in China supposed to be a strong market. Apart from market-share erosion for Apple, OPPO and Vivo has also overtaken Huawei pushing

Report: Samsung leads, Xiaomi, Lenovo grow, Micromax slips in Indian Smartphone market

Latest report from Analytic firm Canalys provides interesting insights into Indian Smartphone market share for top vendors. The report for Q3 2106 reveals how outsider brands like Xiaomi and Lenovo are growing strongly while local players like Micromax, Lava and Intex are slipping. Samsung is still the leader with 20% market

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge now on sale in the US

Samsung launched the Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge as the 2016 flagship device in March this year and the devices were available for purchase in many countries starting April. Now the company has launched the unlocked variant of the Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge in USA officially. The Samsung Galaxy

Huawei to bring Google DayDream based smartphone this fall

Chinese manufacturer Huawei launched the Nexus 6P smartphone back in October 2015 & this smartphone is having some features required for Google Dydream. Actually at present this seems to be the only smartphone with daydream support as the feature is tested on this device. So this simply means that the