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Demonetisation Triggers 30.5 Percent Drop in Smartphone Sales in India: IDC

Owing to demonetisation and subsequent cash crunch, smartphone sales fell by a whopping 30.5 percent (month-on-month) in November over the October festive season, market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) revealed on Tuesday. Indian vendors were hit most due to demonetisation with a drop of 37.2 percent in November as compared to Chinese players with 26.5 percent drop and global ... Read More »

iPhone Sales Grow in US, EU, Japan as Android Smartphone Sales Drop: Kantar

The latest smartphone OS sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that iPhone’s market share in the US has climbed 6.4 percent year-on-year in the three months ended November last year. The data shows that early holiday sales boosted the already growing iOS market share to 43.5 percent in the US while Android’s share came down 5.1-percent on-year to 55.3-percent ... Read More »

OnePlus 2 Users Start Receiving Fix for Network Drop Issue With OxygenOS 3.5.6 Update

Last week, OnePlus rolled out the OxygenOS 3.5.5 update based on Marshmallow last week to all OnePlus 2 users, but pulled it back after many users started complaining of network issues. Users said that their network was dropping continually, and claimed that installing the update introduced the issue. OnePlus has now apparently fixed the issue, and has begun rolling the ... Read More »

LG G6 Leaks Tips Company May Drop Modular Design

LG G6, the South Korean company’s rumoured flagship smartphone for 2016, may ditch the modular design that was introduced earlier this year with the LG G5 model. This change in plans for LG, which has earlier claimed that the modular design is here to stay, may be because of the lackluster sales performance of the G5. Unofficial renders of an ... Read More »

Samsung Posts 30 Percent Drop in Profits on Galaxy Note 7 Debacle

Samsung Electronics on Thursday reported an expected 30 percent profit plunge on the back of a highly damaging recall crisis that hammered the reputation of the world’s largest smartphone maker. The third quarter earnings were announced just hours before the start of an annual shareholder meeting which was set to approve the latest step in a complex generational change of ... Read More »

Apple Sees Drop in Profit, Revenue as iPhone Sales Slump

Apple’s quarterly profit slumped on a widely expected drop in iPhone sales, but gains in services offered some optimism on the company’s efforts to curb dependence on its smartphone. The company said Tuesday that profit fell 19 percent to $9 billion (roughly Rs. 60,134 crores)┬áin the fiscal quarter ending September 24. Revenue fell nine percent to $46.9 billion (roughly Rs. ... Read More »

TSMC Sees Drop in Q1 Profits Due to Delayed Shipments

Top chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing on Thursday reported a plunge in quarterly profits after a powerful earthquake delayed shipments, and slashed its outlook for the next three months. The world’s biggest tailor-made microchip maker by revenue said first-quarter net income fell to TWD 64.78 billion (roughly Rs. 13,318 crores), down 18 percent from a year earlier and in line with ... Read More »

iPhone SE Launch Could Counter Drop in Sales for Apple

Apple Inc is expected to launch a smaller, cheaper iPhone on Monday aimed at emerging markets and possibly China, the world’s biggest buyer of smartphones, as it looks to reverse a decline in worldwide sales of its most important product. The launch of such a phone – expected to be called the iPhone SE – would represent Apple’s second bid ... Read More »

WhatsApp to Drop Support for BlackBerry, Nokia, More Devices by 2016-End

WhatsApp Messenger, the widely used Facebook-owned instant messaging application, will drop support for several mobile operating systems from 2017, including some outdated offerings. The biggest of these is BlackBerry 10 OS, along with support for all other BlackBerry operating systems. Also on the list are Nokia’s Symbian S40 and Symbian S60 versions, and the dated Android 2.1 Eclair, Android 2.2 ... Read More »

Japan Sees Drop in iPhone Shipments: Report

Shipments to Japan of Apple Inc.’s iPhones dropped 10.6 percent in 2015 from a year earlier, marking the first drop in Japan since the ubiquitous smartphone went on sale in 2008, MM Research Institute said on Saturday. According to the research institute, shipments totalled 14.73 million units, with the notable slump attributable to sluggish sales of iPhone 6s and 6s ... Read More »