The street is all a twitter regarding Samsung Galaxy S4 sales estimate: 30% below expectations | BGR. We called this weeks ago with our coverage of the S4 launch. Turns out our analysis was spot on, that the S4 wasn’t having the same demand as the hype would suggest. This points out the fallacy of most forecasting methods based on sell-in rather than consumer demand metrics similar what we have developed at Argus Insights. Our analysis shows consumer dissent around a laggy performance and battery challenges with both life and charging. All the “features” added in the Galaxy S4 have clogged the experience for consumers and provide evidence that Samsung is still learning how to provide an integrated user experience rather a series of features chained together by marketing ads.
One of the top articles being shared in the IoT Conversation is one on the improvements made to public transit in the very crowded but much loved Randstad area of the Netherlands. By leveraging a mix of infrared sensors, bluetooth and WiFI connectivity, the train system has been successful in monitoring and reacting to the […]
So this week, Silicon Valley is all abuzz with the IoT World event happening over at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Informa is touting at least 10,000 visitors. With a party that big, you’d think there would be ripple effects throughout the universe. Turns out not so much… Given how big the event was last […]
While much of the Smart Home market is focused on Do It Yourself, there has also been robust demand within the Do It For Me part of the market supported by Smart Home Service providers like Vivint or Comcast Xfinity Home. While overall consumer interest declined in Q1 2017 over Q4 2016, March 2017 saw […]