Microsoft releases shed-loads of Windows 10 stuff

SurfaceSoftware King of the World Microsoft has shown off a  laptop, a line of Lumia smartphones, a new Surface Pro tablet Microsoft Band, all running on Windows 10.

Microsoft needs Windows 10, launched in July, to help it win a bigger share of the market for tablets and smartphones.… Read the rest

Mobile spending to be worth in the trillions

HTC smartphoneA report from the International Data Corporation (IDC) said that spending on mobile technologies will hit $1.2 trillion by 2019.

According to IDC, mobile use started with the idea to move employees from being bound to desktops to being mobile.

But that pattern has changed and now many enterprises use the technology to improve their efficiency.… Read the rest

Marvell kills off its mobile business  

63935Chipmaker Marvell plans to cut its mobile business and will lay off nearly one in five of its staff.

The company’s mobile and wireless business makes connectivity chips, and processors for smartphones and tablets.

Marvell said it would now focus on emerging opportunities in businesses such as automotive and Internet of Things, the concept of connecting household devices to the Internet.… Read the rest

Sensor sales reveal smartphone trends

ChinaSamsung is being squeezed by competition from Apple at the high end and competition from Chinese manufacturers at the low end.

That’s the conclusion of IHS Technology. The market research company has assessed sales of smartphone sensors and thinks that although Samsung and Apple continue to be the dominant consumers of sensors for smartphones, they are both set for declines between now and 2019.… Read the rest