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Why Worldwide Smartphone Growth has Stalled in 2016

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As the China market matures, the appetite for smartphones has slowed dramatically as the explosion of uptake has passed its peak. In 2013, China’s year-over-year shipment growth was 62.5 percent; by 2015, it had dropped to 2.5 percent.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Worldwide Smartphone Growth May Have Peaked in 2015

 

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Vendors shipped a total of 334.9 million smartphones worldwide in the first quarter of 2016 (1Q16), up slightly from the 334.3 million units in 1Q15, marking the smallest year-over-year growth on record.

Source: IDC

New Role for Smartphones in Smart Home Management

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Many more consumer electronics devices will become part of the typical home network, as the Internet of Things (IoT) phenomena gains momentum. Meanwhile, the desire to create intuitive home spaces continues to increase, which in turn creates opportunities for more vendors to gain a share of the smart home market.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

How Asia-Pacific Economy Gains from Mobile Internet Use

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Mobile internet activity is a way of life for mobile users in Asia-Pacific, though a key gap remains between usage habits in the region’s more- and less-developed countries. According to ISOC, 90% of mobile device users in Asia-Pacific access the Internet every day through their mobile device.

Source: eMarketer

How Larger Smartphones are Driving Mobile Video Usage

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Mobile network service providers in the United States are making adjustments to their offerings, to better accommodate the growing customer demand for streaming video. Meanwhile, many savvy smartphone users now reduce their cellular data service costs by connecting to Wi-Fi networks.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Two Companies Monopolize Smartphone Apps in America

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Smartphones are in the hands of just about every American who wants one. The most important piece of software, from a consumer’s perspective, is likely to be a web browser. Most of these devices have a small number of software apps installed, and few are actually used on a regular basis.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

How Smartphones and Phablets Compete with PC Spending

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The decline in PC volume since early 2012 is expected to linger throughout 2016, with later years offering few opportunities to boost volumes as economic issues and other consumer electronic products sap the growth potential, according to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC).

Source: Digital Lifescapes

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