Google Pixel Smartphone Shipments Doubled to 3.9 Million in 2017: IDC

Google has reportedly managed to ship double the number of Pixel smartphones in 2017 as compared to 2016. As per IDC’s research director Francisco Jeronimo, Google doubled shipments of Pixel smartphones in 2017 with 3.9 million units sold. While the numbers are not great in the global smartphone market, it shows steady growth for the company’s lineup. Meanwhile, Android co-founder … Read more

Apple Watch Shipments in Q4 2017 Surpassed Sales of Entire Swiss Watch Industry: IDC

HIGHLIGHTS Apple Watch shipments saw a 32 percent growth Apple Watch shipments hit 8 million in Q4 2017, Canalys reports An IDC analyst claims that Apple has become the “biggest watchmaker” While Apple is already taking on the army of Android smartphones, it has now been reported that the Tim Cook-led company outsold the entire Swiss watch industry … Read more

One in Two Feature Phone Users in India Intend to Buy a 4G Feature Phone in Next 6 Months: IDC

One out of three feature phone users in India are willing to purchase a data-enabled phone in next one year, and more than half are ready to spend between $100 to $200 (roughly between Rs. 6,400 and Rs. 12,800) on a new smartphone, according to a research study by IDC. The study, titled India Smartphone Pulse, … Read more

Xiaomi Joins Samsung as India’s Top Smartphone Maker: IDC

Xiaomi and Samsung are jointly the top smartphone brands in India, according to International Data Corporation latest report. The latest Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker by IDC for Q3 2017 reveals that Xiaomialong with Samsung captured 23.5 percent market share in the last quarter. Xiaomi almost tripled its shipments year-on-year and doubled quarter-on-quarter in last quarter. IDC adds that Xiaomi focus … Read more

Tablet Market Extends Slide as Consumer Habits Shift: IDC, Strategy Analytics

The tablet craze from a few years ago showed more signs of fading this year, with most major producers reporting sales declines, market surveys showed Thursday. IDC reported an 8.5 percent drop in global tablet shipments to 36.2 million. This was the 10th straight quarterly decline for tablets, IDC said. A separate survey by Strategy … Read more