The global smartwatch market plunged 32 percent in the first half of 2016, according to fresh data from IDC, marking the first decline in a space that continues to live up to a considerable amount of hype. And Apple is leading the way down.
After building an impressive share of the worldwide smartphone market with low-end and mid-range smartphones, Xiaomi is hoping to carve out some space of the high end of the market in China.
The program, which is offered by online courses provider Udacity, requires no programming experience, making it a valuable option for beginners who are interested in learning the basics of Android app development.
Apple remained market leader in the Nordics and increased its share of the detachable market to 39.5 per cent.
Latest forecasts from IDC paint an increasingly gloomy picture for small- and large-screen mobile devices after the research company revised downwards its smartphone growth forecast for 2016 and predicted a second year of decline for tablets.
IDC predicted worldwide smartphone shipments will grow at a sluggish 3.1 percent clip in 2016, revising a previous forecast that had pegged the market to grow at 5.7 percent this year.
Xiaomi will buy roughly 1,500 patents from Microsoft in a deal that will see the Chinese manufacturer install copies of software such as Office and Skype on its phones and tablets. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Mobile application installs could exceed 210 billion in 2020, according to International Data Corp (IDC).
Samsung posted the fastest quarterly profit growth in its mobile business in nearly three years, cementing its status as the world's top smartphone vendor following Apple's disappointing quarter. But LG and Sony continued to struggle as growth in the worldwide handset market slows to a crawl.
With SDN already making its mark on the data center to enable cloud computing services, the focus is shifting towards WANs, which can be used to meet the requirements of cloud applications and services.