The worldwide smartphone market rebounded modestly in the second quarter, according to fresh data from Canalys, showing growth after a disappointing first quarter. More than 330 million smartphones were shipped during the period, flat sequentially but up slightly from the same period a year ago.
ABI Research said the downward trends in tablet shipments are forcing PC brands to develop new survival tactics for their product portfolios.
Huawei's chief of consumer products said he's confident the company will meet its goal of shipping 140 million smartphones this year, the Wall Street Journal reported, which would mark a 30 percent year-over-year increase in a brutal worldwide smartphone market.
Huawei retained the confidence of industry analysts after revealing that its first-half operating margin fell from 18 per cent in the opening six months of 2015 to 12 per cent in the recent period.
Samsung struck back at Huawei, filing suits in multiple courts in China claiming the smaller smartphone vendor has infringed on six of its patents, Reuters reported.
Back at the start of the month, Facebook announced OpenCellular, its open-source radio access platform. It wasn't that difficult to see it coming. Yet, I'm not so sure that OpenCellular is going to have a massive impact on the market. It's not that I want it to fail. It's just that I feel like we've all been here before in some fundamental ways.
If LTE is good enough for the Internet of Things (IoT), it should be good enough for new road safety applications and potentially Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communications, right? That's what a group of companies, including Deutsche Telekom (DT) and Huawei, are setting to find out in a series of field trials with automobile manufacturers in Europe.
Samsung and Apple are the two dominant smartphone vendors on the planet, but they're facing increasingly stiff competition in international markets, according to fresh data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. In the U.S., though, both companies maintain loyal customer bases – for now, at least.
Ericsson, Huawei, and Nokia renewed and extended the terms of an operations support systems interoperability initiative (OSSii) agreement that is designed to simplify the integration of mobile network management systems.
Deutsche Telekom, Huawei, Audi, and Toyota began testing a vehicle-focussed variant of LTE on a German autobahn to evaluate the potential benefits of the technology for connected cars.