Verizon is proclaimed 2018’s fastest mobile network nationwide, Galaxy S9 easily beats iPhone X

According to PC Magazine’s latest in-depth nationwide research, Verizon trumps T-Mobile for the title of America’s fastest mobile network.

Apple had a stellar Q1 2018 in the US, with six iPhones among the nation’s ten best-selling SKUs

iPhones completely dominated the US market between March and January 2018, with the 64GB iPhone 8 declared the nation’s most popular handset, followed by the 64 gig iPhone X.

Apple’s iPhone X ‘comfortably’ dominated Europe’s ‘fatigued’ Q1 smartphone market

Both Samsung and Apple contributed to Europe’s shrinking Q1 2018 smartphone shipment numbers, but the iPhone X was easily the continent’s most popular model, according to Canalys.

Apple’s iPhone X was the world’s top-selling Q1 2018 smartphone, followed by iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Many analysts rushed to deem the iPhone X a flop, but this flop managed to outsell all other smartphones in the world between January and March 2018.

Tablet shipments may have been down in Q1, but detachables continue to grow

The global tablet market is not exactly thriving, but detachable tablets are doing well, and they will continue to grow, according to the IDC’s research and projections.

Xiaomi and Huawei shine brightest in Q1 2018 global smartphone shipments, Samsung takes top spot

According to Strategy Analytics, Xiaomi more than doubled its share of the global smartphone market between Q1 2017 and Q1 2018, while Huawei achieved a new quarterly record.

Kantar sees Xiaomi and Huawei rising in major European markets, iPhone X topping Chinese sales

According to the latest Kantar Worldpanel ComTech report, Xiaomi and Huawei’s smartphone sales are rapidly growing in Europe’s top five markets, while Apple is doing solid business in China.

OnePlus 5T was India’s top-selling Q1 premium smartphone, Samsung won the OEM battle

Xiaomi might be the champion of overall smartphone shipments in India, but Samsung still has the regional premium crown. Then again, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ have been eclipsed by the OnePlus 5T during Q1 2018.

Global tablet shipments have hit a new quarterly low, and they’re about to go even lower

Just as expected, worldwide tablet shipments are down again after a surprisingly solid holiday quarter, looking at yet another big drop in Q2 2018.

Global smartphone sales were down in Q1 2018, but premium models boosted average prices

It may be a while before global smartphone sales start surging again, but in the meantime, vendors can be very happy about recent average price trends.

February state of LTE: global availability steadily rises, speeds have stopped growing

More and more countries around the world are enjoying “truly exceptional” 4G LTE availability scores, according to OpenSignal, but speeds are no longer surging at the usual pace.

HMD truly had a great first year selling Nokia phones, and 2018 should be even better

Finnish startup HMD Global reportedly shipped as many as 4.4 million Nokia smartphones in Q4 2017, and close to 60 million feature phones in total last year, looking at even higher numbers for 2018.

Apple Watch shipments topped 18 million units in 2017, including 2.4 mil cellular models

Apple Watch shipment numbers were up impressively both in calendar Q4 2017 and for the full year, including robust Series 3 LTE sales.

Apple beats Samsung in global Q4 2017 smartphone shipments, Samsung takes full-year crown

According to both Strategy Analytics and IDC, Apple dominated global Q4 2017 smartphone shipments, while Samsung finished the year in first place.
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Kantar ranks iPhone X in the top three best-selling devices of Q4 across all key markets

Apple’s iPhone X ruled the October – December 2018 charts in Urban China, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel ComTech data, also selling very well in Europe, Japan, Australia and the US.

Xiaomi takes top two slots on India’s list of best-selling 2017 smartphones

Samsung may have been India’s top overall 2017 smartphone vendor, but Xiaomi won the final quarter, also leading the full-year model popularity chart.

‘Bezel-less’ smartphones drove record growth for average prices during Q4 2017

Global smartphone sales only achieved minor growth during Q4 2017, according to GfK market research, but average smartphone prices surged at a remarkable pace.

Samsung lost both India’s smartphone and feature phone crown in Q4 2017

India’s extremely important smartphone market was dominated by Xiaomi rather than Samsung during the final quarter of last year, while Reliance Jio won the local feature phone trophy.

Apple reportedly shipped 29 million iPhone X units in Q4 2017, ‘slightly below expectations’

According to Canalys market research, Apple’s iPhone X was the world’s top-shipping smartphone during the October – December 2017 quarter, selling particularly well in China.

Survey says iPhone X was less popular than small iPhone 8 in the US during Q4

The iPhone X wasn’t Apple’s best-sold mobile device between October and December 2017 in the US, according to the latest CIRP report.

T-Mobile wins five of six OpenSignal network awards, AT&T takes latency crown

T-Mobile has both the fastest and most reliable US wireless network, according to OpenSignal’s latest measurements, with Verizon a distant number two in speed.

Apple topped the Q4 2017 US smartphone activation charts, ahead of Samsung and LG

Apple is number one in CIRP’s Q4 2017 US smartphone activation rankings, surging from a 34 percent share during the final three months of 2016 to an impressive 39 percent.

Kantar sees the iPhone X dominating November smartphone sales in the UK, China and Japan

Ahead of a somewhat surprising December demand slowdown, Apple’s iPhone X reportedly crushed the competition in the month of November, at least across three major global markets.

Samsung will probably lose some 2018 smartphone market share, unlike Apple or Huawei

Samsung should continue to dominate the global smartphone market next year, but Apple and Huawei are expected to start narrowing the gap.

Kantar’s latest smartphone sales report highlights iOS struggle ahead of iPhone X launch

The August – October 2017 timeframe wasn’t particularly fruitful for Apple in global smartphone sales, as the iPhone X launched in early November.