Tag Archives: smartphones

A Tale of Three Asias

By | November 27, 2015

Source: GfK data I’ve just been playing around with some smartphone data from GfK, which collects its data by point-of-sale (POS) tracking in 90+ markets and estimates values based on unsubsidized retail pricing — meaning I guess that these are not the prices that folk may be paying for their phones exactly, but ultimately. The chart above is me… Read More »

Samsung and phone companies [BBC]

By | May 19, 2012

This is a piece I’m recording for the BBC World Service. It’s based loosely on my piece about possible limits to Samsung’s impressive foray into smartphones.  The interesting thing about covering technology for a living is that while pretty much every company within the sector is very, very different, all are, or want to be, the same. Take… Read More »

In a Samsung Galaxy far, far away … will Android still rule?

By | May 3, 2012

A piece I wrote on potential roadbumps in Samsung’s ride to smartphone dominance.  Samsung Electronics is the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer and biggest user of Google’s Android operating system. And, for some, that’s the problem. Samsung’s meteoric rise – in the first quarter of 2011 it shipped fewer smartphones than Apple, Nokia or Research in Motion, but is… Read More »

The Real Revolution

By | January 10, 2012

This is also a podcast, from my weekly BBC piece.  While folks at the annual tech show in Vegas are getting all excited about a glass-encased laptop, the world’s thinnest 55″ TV and a washing machine you can control from your phone, they may be forgiven for missing the quiet sound of a milestone being crossed: there are… Read More »

Carrier IQ Bits and Pieces

By | December 2, 2011

Some background about Carrier IQ before the hullabaloo started. People had found about this before Some in the industry questioned why such an expensive solution for a relatively simple problem Data was available to ‘market researchers’ Software was installed on modems too A lot of carriers were involved This is not new. Several people have pointed this out… Read More »