Ericsson used to have a larger footprint in the mobile technology space. In this decade, we’re lucky if we hear from them once or twice a year. This time around, our luck may have run out if we’re talking about smartphones. It’s a hardware field that Google currently has a vested interest in. Not to worry, though, as one of its software managers has come up with her vision of what’s next.Doom for the devices
Stockholm-based Ericsson commissioned a survey of 100,000 participants across 40 countries including Sweden and has found that people will [...]
The concept of raising your arm for up to minutes at a time tapping and swiping away at things on a tiny screen might not be appealing to some people. But many Apple Watch owners would do it in a snowstorm without a second thought — it’d probably keep them warm, too. That and other insights have been brought out in a new raft of survey data from Wristly and study data from the University of Stockholm.Datasets
Wristly’s data is based on self-reported answers from 1450 respondents as automatic monitoring or usage logs are hard to come by.
Data from the white [...]
Halloween approaches. You’re meeting up with friends at the bar, all dressed up for some disorienting fun. So disorienting, you might drop your phone off somewhere strange. If some swiper is so inclined, he or she will have a better-than-half chance of cracking into your phone and compromising your data. Statistically, at least.
Mobile security firm Skycure is out with its Q3 threat survey. We can’t say that surveyors didn’t threaten anyone in order for them to take the survey, because we didn’t ask.
In all seriousness, the first startling factoid [...]
Stats and figures have been running thick these past several days. Earlier today, we had some quarter-to-quarter smartphone shipment numbers from TrendForce that took some wind out of the two biggest players in the industry, Samsung and Apple. But before that, we had a larger-scale OS market share report that kept the iPhone in terrific universal standing (and likely on more nightstands).
This past weekend brought in some fresh digits from Morgan Stanley (specifically, the financial firm’s Apple analyst, Katy Huberty) to back that bigger claim up.
We obtained [...]