Lenovo's Motorola Mobility unit will take over the company's smartphone development and manufacturing, Lenovo confirmed, as it seeks to cut costs and improve sales.
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Despite a flurry of promotions during the second quarter, the four Tier 1 carriers saw their lowest postpaid churn rates on average, according to analysts at Wells Fargo. That led to a sharp jump in net subscriber additions compared to the second quarter.
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Smartphone makers Lenovo and HTC both said they will cut jobs as they seek to increase profitability, an indication of both weakening demand in China and other major smartphone markets as well as the difficulty of Android-focused OEMs to achieve a profit.
Service revenues in the U.S. wireless industry declined 1 percent year-over-year in the second quarter, according to a report from industry analyst Chetan Sharma, following a decline in the first quarter, which has been the first decline in the history of the industry. However, Sharma points to signs of stabilization in the market as promotions faded.
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HTC said that it is going to cut jobs and expenses and produce fewer smartphone models, with a focus on the premium smartphone segment. The company, as expected, posted weak financial results for the second quarter and warned of a loss ahead on the third quarter.
Samsung Electronics' weaker mobile performance in the second quarter, despite the introduction of its flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones, indicates that the company is in for a tougher stretch than any it has faced in years in the smartphone market, according to financial analysts.
Sprint lost its spot as the No. 3 carrier in the U.S. market to T-Mobile US in terms of total subscribers during the second quarter. However, Sprint also noted it is continuing to make progress on its turnaround and said it added postpaid phone customers in May and June and recorded its best-ever Sprint platform postpaid churn.