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The iPhone might become an even tougher challenge for smartphone thieves in the future

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Advanced smartphone security features such as Apple’s Find My iPhone and Activation Lock iOS have helped significantly reduce smartphone theft recently, but Apple might soon introduce an additional safety measure meant to make the iPhone even more secure than it already is. Continue reading…

Magic Leap Takes on Microsoft and Plans to Replace Your Smartphone

by Gizmoration February 25, 2015
Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz chose Reddit as the platform to share the latest updates on his mysterious startup. The Dania Beach- based company has been operating in stealth mode until October of last year, when it raised almost $ 600M in funding, lead by Google. According to Abovitz, the mystery will end soon, Magic Leap is soon to launch [...]

A truly hack-proof smartphone may finally be unveiled next week

by Gizmoration February 25, 2015
About 18 months ago, reports indicating that the NSA spied on the private communications of Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff began to surface. Now comes word via Bloomberg that Brazil is working hard to develop a phone that it hopes will effectively be impossible to breach. Continue reading…

Industry voice: People don’t trust smartphone security – and that’s choking the mobile economy

by Gizmoration February 25, 2015
Nearly every week we read about another high-profile hacking story on the news. From major attacks such as Heartbleed to iCloud’s targeted celebrity hack, it’s not surprising that consumers just don’t trust mobile security. Mobile devices are continuing to boom, and with no sign of that abating, security is in need of a radical revamp [...]

Smartphone Shipments To India Declined For The First Time Ever In Q4 2014, Says IDC

by Gizmoration February 25, 2015
 India may be Asia’s fastest-growing smartphone market, but shipments slowed down last quarter for the first time. According to IDC, the quarter-over-quarter lag was caused by a surplus of inventory leftover after India’s festive season in October and November. During Q4 2014, smartphone shipments fell four percent quarter-over-quarter, but fared better than featurephones, which… Read [...]

Surprise, surprise: Indian smartphone market shrank in the last quarter

by Gizmoration February 25, 2015
For the first time ever, smartphone shipments fell in India during the last quarter of 2014. The smartphone market contracted by 4 percent, while the feature phone market plummeted by 14 percent in relation to the previous quarter, according to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC). The 64.3 million units shipped by vendors to [...]

iOS and Android Combine for 96.3% Smartphone Market Share in Fourth Quarter

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
The latest numbers from research firm IDC reveal that the smartphone market continues to be a largely two-horse race between iOS and Android, which accounted for 19.7% and 76.6% market share in the fourth quarter respectively. The mobile operating systems combined to dominate Windows Phone, BlackBerry and all other platforms with 96.3% market share during [...]

iOS & Android increase duopoly on smartphone market to 96%, Apple beats market in Q4

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
IDC just released its latest numbers on the top smartphones by operating system showing iOS and Android continue to collectively dominate the market with both experiencing growth during 2014. Together, iOS and Android grabbed 96.3% of all smartphone shipments, which IDC points out is up from 95.6% in 4Q13 and from 93.8% in calendar year 2013. Android experienced [...]

Mercedes-Benz chairman not losing sleep over Apple Car, compares it to car guys making a smartphone

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
Mercedes-Benz chairman Dieter Zetsche   It happens each time there is talk that Apple is preparing to enter a new product category: industry leaders issue the standard statement that they’re unfazed by potential Apple competition because 1) Apple makes computers and 2) this is their turf, their expertise. Almost like fulfilling the prophecy, head of [...]

Smartphone shootout in India today: Xiaomi Mi 4 goes head-to-head with OnePlus One

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
Today is a red letter day in India for Chinese smartphone-makers: Xiaomi has flash sales for both 16GB and 64GB variants of its flagship killer Mi 4 at 5pm India time. And OnePlus has a 24-hours open sale, where you don’t need an invite to buy 16 GB and 64 GB variants of OnePlus One, [...]

After losing the top spot in India’s smartphone market, Samsung gets robbed in the tablet category too

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
It’s not only the smartphone market in which Samsung has lost the pole position, but tablets as well. The South Korean media conglomerate is no longer the largest tablet vendor in India, the emerging market for digital devices where the tablet share grew by 3.6 percent quarter-on-quarter, reports IDC. As per the stats provided by [...]

After losing the top spot in India’s smartphone market, Samsung gets robbed in the tablet category too

by Gizmoration February 23, 2015
It’s not only the smartphone market in which Samsung has lost the pole position, but tablets as well. The South Korean media conglomerate is no longer the largest tablet vendor in India, the emerging market for digital devices where the tablet share grew by 3.6 percent quarter-on-quarter, reports IDC. As per the stats provided by [...]

Lumia 535: Hands on with Microsoft’s new budget smartphone [Review]

by Gizmoration February 23, 2015
With Microsoft’s recent unveiling of the Hololens, Windows 10, and the new Spartan browser, many commentators are suggesting that the software giant is finally getting back to a proactive, rather than reactive, approach to the market. Some would even go as far as to suggest Microsoft are now attempting to be ‘cool’ akin to their [...]

LG aims for the mid-range smartphone segment with four new Lollipop devices

by Gizmoration February 23, 2015
LG has announced a new line of mid-range smartphones running Android Lollipop that will be showcased at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The company aims to offer a balance of style, performance and price with its latest range, and it looks like they might get things right in 2015. The LG Magna, Spirit, [...]

Protect Your Smartphone From Government Spies With These Apps

by Gizmoration February 22, 2015
 If you didn’t know how easy it was for hackers to grab information off of your smartphone before, you should now. The Intercept reported earlier this week that the National Security Agency (NSA) and the British equivalent spy agency GCHQ had allegedly hacked into and stole information from millions of SIM cards produced by the Dutch [...]

Dealsradar: TechRadar Deals: Xbox One, PS4, Xiaomi’s Red smartphone and much more

by Gizmoration February 20, 2015
Happy Friday; time to check out what deals would be perfect for a chilled-out weekend (again). A couple of flagship gaming consoles, a smartphone coming from one of the up-and-coming smartphone manufacturer from China and an often-neglected peripheral, the humble mouse pad. TODAY’S HOT DEALS Gaming for gamers: Sony PS4 Console with 500GB Hard Drive [...]

Xiaomi becomes China’s top smartphone brand for first time in 2014, whips Samsung

by Gizmoration February 19, 2015
Xiaomi just toppled Samsung’s statue. After years of being China’s number one smartphone brand, Samsung has now been deposed by Xiaomi. New data from IDC published today shows that Xiaomi’s 2014 market share of smartphone shipments in China rocketed to 12.5 percent, narrowly beating out Samsung’s 12.1 percent. That’s very different from 2013, when Samsung [...]

Scanadu’s New Pee Stick Puts The Medical Lab On Your Smartphone

by Gizmoration February 19, 2015
 Health tech startup Scanadu is working on the cutting-edge of a new type of medical technology that could one day put the hospital in the palm of our hands. It just started shipping its first product Scout, a device that can detect your temperature, blood pressure and other biological phenomenon and then upload that information [...]

Is your smartphone spying on you?

by Gizmoration February 18, 2015
Most of us can’t imagine our lives without a smartphone at this point, but there are clear downsides to being connected at all times. A commonly discussed issue is the fact that we often pay less attention to people in and around our lives because we’re so focused on the connected world. On a more sinister note, [...]

Upgrades Fueling Second Hand Smartphone Sales Boom, Says Gartner

by Gizmoration February 18, 2015
 What proportion of smartphone owners upgrade just to get their hands on the latest, shiny new hardware? According to a new survey of U.S. and Germany consumers, conducted by analyst Gartner, the figure is 60 per cent. Read More

 
 
 
 

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