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Analysts: Smartphone growth slows to around 15% in Q2 thanks to weaker growth in U.S., China

The global smartphone market keeps on growing, it's just not growing as fast as it once did, according to industry research firms. In fact, thanks in large part to weaker sales growth in the U.S., Europe and China, the market is growing at its slowest rate in years.

Samsung says it will be 'flexibly adjusting' Galaxy S6 prices as Q2 numbers disappoint

Samsung Electronics' mobile sales and profit fell in the second quarter, as the company's flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones failed to meaningfully boost revenue or earnings compared to last year. Samsung signaled it will be cutting the price of its premium phones but it insisted that its supply shortage of the S6 Edge is over.

T-Mobile's RCS details: Samsung upgraded native messaging for Advanced Messaging, but iPhone support unclear

T-Mobile US shed some additional light on its launch of Rich Communication Services (RCS) technology, noting that Samsung upgraded its native messaging app to include support for T-Mobile's new RCS-based Advanced Messaging service. "Generally, T-Mobile Advanced Messaging replaces the existing messaging app on RCS-capable phones and offers enhanced messaging features right out of the box, without the need to download and configure an over-the-top application," explained a T-Mobile representative.

Analysts: Sprint's network densification project will likely include 70K small cells

Sprint has not yet announced its final plans for its "Next Generation Network" (NGN) network densification, but elements of it are starting to take shape. According to financial analysts who follow the carrier, the NGN program will include around 70,000 small cells, some unknown number of additional macro cell sites and will likely involve wireless backhaul technology using the 2.5 GHz band.

Samsung's Galaxy S6, HTC's One M9 show that flagship phones have peaked in importance

There is clearly still a market for flagship smartphones. They excite fans of the brands that make them and often serve as the reference point for the company's design language that filters down to mid-range and lower-end phones. But the days of the flagship smartphone as the be-all, end-all product for smartphone companies are over. 

Report: Qualcomm to slash thousands of jobs

Qualcomm plans to announce thousands of job cuts this week as the chipset giant faces declining prices for smartphones and rising competition from Chinese vendors, according to a report from  The Information.

Strategy Analytics: Global dual-SIM smartphone sales to reach 514M units in 2016

Apple is a notable absentee from the worldwide dual-SIM smartphone market.

Wireless in the second quarter of 2015

How did the wireless industry perform in the second quarter of 2015? In this earnings summary, we list results from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.

Report: Samsung's Galaxy S6 failed to wow U.S. consumers, as smartphone demand fell in Q2

Despite the introduction of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones in the second quarter, U.S. smartphone demand actually dropped steadily in the quarter and was down 8 percent year-over-year compared to June 2014, according to a new report from research firm Argus Insights.  

mmMAGIC consortium sets sights on spectrum above 6 GHz for 5G

mmMAGIC, one of the newest consortia to be co-funded by the European Commission's 5G PPP programme, said it plans to develop new technologies that can operate in frequency bands between 6 GHz and 100 GHz and accelerate the standardisation of millimeter wave technologies for 5G as part of a two-year research programme.