Smartphone shipments decline as China suffers
Worldwide smartphone shipments experienced a fourth consecutive quarter of decline, research company Canalys found, falling 7 per cent year-on-year in Q3. In a statement, Canalys said the Chinese market felt the greatest pain.
Vendors seek wins in shrinking tablet market
A handful of vendors have been able to make the most of a shrinking tablet market, increasing their market share despite almost universal shipment declines, Strategy Analytics announced.
Samsung set to beef up Bixby
Samsung was tipped to open its Bixby voice assistant to developers to provide more of a challenge to Google’s Assistant, Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, alongside the release of more details about an anticipated flexible-screen smartphone.
Baidu pushes Alibaba, Xiaomi in China smart speakers
China’s smart speaker market became a three-horse race in Q3, as Baidu challenged the dominance of Alibaba and Xiaomi as the launch of a new line of speakers in Q2 bore fruit, Canalys revealed.