Although Samsung’s most recent quarter has investors concerned as to their growth prospects in smartphones, the recent launch of the Galaxy S5 portends a brighter future for Samsung and their suppliers, including Qualcomm and Synaptics. The S5 is the best launch Samsung has seen in over a year. Unlike the launch of the S4, which boosted demand for the S3 and iPhone 5, the S5 launch seems to have honestly grabbed consumer attention. Our traditional delight and buzz metrics show the S5 doing well across multiple US and Canadian Retailers, with an oddly rocky start at Best Buy. The new HTC One M8 is perceived as a better handset but the adoption has not been as high as Samsung for HTC’s new flagship. Both are impacting demand for Apple’s iPhone 5S as these new flagships prove to be competitive alternatives. Later this week we’ll look at why this is as we dive deep in to what consumers are loving (and hating) about these new handsets.
Ring has done it again. The chart below shows the changes from Q4 2016 to Q1 2017 for the various DIY doorbell cameras. Ring, August and Skybell all saw happier users in the post Holiday installation frenzy. Skybell saw flat demand while August Home slipped and Ring had about a 5% increase in demand over […]
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 […]
We are continuously gathering all of the Twitter traffic around IoT. It’s a dataset that goes back years! When you have ALL of the data, the ability to ask questions like “Which IoT Use Case is getting the most attention?” becomes a fascinatingly simple exercise. Answering this question is the beginning of understand what Use […]