Tag Archive | smartphone

How Mobile Phones Help to Reshape the Global Economy

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In emerging markets, formal banking reaches about 37% of the population, compared with a 50% penetration rate for mobile phones financial systems, according to McKinsey. This constitutes 2.2 billion adults who don’t use banks or micro-financial institutions.

Source: World Economic Forum

Global PC Market Decline will Continue into 2017

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Personal computer (PC) vendors will remember 2016 as yet another year where their hopes for a market growth recovery failed to materialize. Worldwide PC shipments are forecast to decline by 6.4 percent in 2016, according to the latest worldwide market study by IDC.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Outlook for New Smartphone Tech Innovation during 2017

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Worldwide smartphone shipments will reach 1.45 billion units, with a year-over-year growth rate of just 0.6 percent in 2016, according to the latest market study by IDC. Although growth remains positive, it is down significantly from the 10.4 percent growth rate in 2015.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

How Biometric Technology will Transform Mobile Security

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The new research found that demand from businesses for methods that rely less on hardware will raise the profile of newer biometrics over the next 5 years — in particular, voiceprints and facial recognition technologies.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Study Finds 4.3 Billion Active Mobile Users Worldwide

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While the shift from feature phones to smartphones is occurring in most markets worldwide, the rate at which it is happening differs from region to region. Overall, eMarketer estimates that roughly half (49.7%) of mobile owners across the globe will use a smartphone at least once a month.

Source: eMarketer

More Upside Opportunities for Smartphone Virtual Reality Apps

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There will be nearly 60 million smartphone VR headsets shipped in 2021, that’s an increase of around 240 percent on an expected 16.8 million this year, according to the latest worldwide market study by Juniper Research.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Mobile Payment Apps Slowly Gain Momentum in U.S. Market

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This year, 38.4 million Americans 14 and over will have used their mobile phones to pay at the point of sale at least once in the preceding six months. That’s just 19.4% of U.S. smartphone users. By 2020, that figure will grow to 33.1% of smartphone users.

Source: eMarketer