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Huawei’s shipping so many phones, the global market is growing again

Huawei’s shipping so many phones, the global market is growing again

Huawei keeps shipping more phones every year, growing said shipments by percentages that leave all other companies in the dust. For example their year-over-year growth for Q3 of the year 2019 for unit shipments was a positive 29%. The next largest - and only other major positive percentage - was Samsung's comparatively meager 8%. Because of Huawei's monstrous growth, global smartphone vendor shipments this quarter (compared to this same quarter last year) are up 2%.

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iPhone 11’s tipped 3D laser cameras won’t be exclusive for long

iPhone 11’s tipped 3D laser cameras won’t be exclusive for long

This week 3D-sensing laser manufacturer Lumentum spoke about the future of their products in devices beyond those they've worked with in the recent past. Lumentum is the primary supplier of vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) components for Apple's iPhone X line of smartphones re: TrueDepth front-facing cameras. These lasers enable Face ID, portrait mode photography (frontside camera only, for now), and Animoji, in iPhones of several sorts. This week Lumentum Chief Executive Officer Alan Lowe said straight up: Android's on the way.

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The 2019 iPhone could have more useful wireless than 5G

The 2019 iPhone could have more useful wireless than 5G

The 2019 iPhone may not have 5G, but Apple could instead adopt another cutting-edge wireless technology for its flagship smartphones. Although the next-generation iPhones are still several quarters away - and Apple remains at the center of controversy around whether its handsets are too expensive - rumors about the specifications of the 2019 iPhones have already begun.

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Android vs iPhone user poll shows two very different groups of people

Android vs iPhone user poll shows two very different groups of people

A survey was conducted on approximately 2,000 Americans, one half Android users, the other half iPhone users. The poll covered a whole bunch of topics, like cash spent on tech products, selfies shot, and overall happiness. While there's no telling whether these averages represent greater numbers of Android and iPhone users around the world, these limited results are pretty interesting in and of themselves.

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OnePlus beat Apple and Samsung in India, again

OnePlus beat Apple and Samsung in India, again

For the second quarter in a row, OnePlus sold more phones in India than any other brand. That includes Apple, and it includes Samsung too. They're doing this by focusing on local trends, including cashback and EMI (equated monthly installment) offers. OnePlus is also has local India-based manufacturing, allowing the company to sell their smartphones without high import duties.

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Expect the big Apple oust of Intel in Macs from 2020 says analyst

Expect the big Apple oust of Intel in Macs from 2020 says analyst

Apple's big Mac switch from Intel chips to its own processors won't be happening any time soon, and could end up seeing the Cupertino firm shift its silicon dependence from one firm to another. That's the prediction from one Apple analyst, riffing on long-standing rumors that the company aims to oust Intel from at least some of its laptops and desktops and use its own, in-house designs in their place.

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iPhone XS Max the huge winner in sales says analyst

iPhone XS Max the huge winner in sales says analyst

Bigger is apparently better, with the iPhone XS Max outselling the iPhone XS handily over Apple's launch weekend according to one analyst's numbers. Curiosity had been high as to which would be the more successful iPhone XS variant, given the level of demand for a larger smartphone against the iPhone XS Max's premium price tag.

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Two big Apple features aren’t welcome on new iPhones say analysts

Two big Apple features aren’t welcome on new iPhones say analysts

Don't expect Apple Pencil support on the new iPhone, and don't be surprised if 3D Touch gets axed next year, at least according to the latest analyst predictions of upcoming hardware changes. The 2018 iPhone range is widely expected to debut in September, complete with notched-displays across the range, but exactly which features will be borrowed from elsewhere in Apple's line-up is unclear.

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The Apple Car rumor just won’t die

The Apple Car rumor just won’t die

The Apple Car rumor has reignited, with analyst predictions that the Cupertino company will look to four wheels and complex technology for its next iPhone-scale success. Speculation that Apple is considering wading into transportation has been a regular topic of discussion in recent years, as investors and fans alike try to guess what the $1 trillion company might do next.

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A free Google Home Mini for all is analyst’s nuclear bomb in war with Alexa

A free Google Home Mini for all is analyst’s nuclear bomb in war with Alexa

There's an easy way for the Google Assistant to overshadow Amazon's Alexa, one analyst has suggested: simply give every home in America a free Google Home Mini. The coast-to-coast giveaway might cost Google a pretty penny to achieve, or so the idea goes, but it could more than make up for it with search profits.

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Google Home just scored a huge victory over Alexa

Google Home just scored a huge victory over Alexa

Google Home has overtaken Amazon's Echo in smart speaker shipments for the first time, it's claimed, with the Google Assistant edging out Alexa in sales. Although there have been several contenders in the smart speaker wars, two rival platforms currently lead the market.

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Elon Musk goofed, but the Tesla CEO is unlikely to change

Elon Musk goofed, but the Tesla CEO is unlikely to change

Elon Musk has admitted it was "foolish" to ignore analyst questions on Tesla's financial results call this week, though insists he had good reason to shut down the "boneheaded" comments. The outspoken CEO managed to overshadow Tesla's financial results this week, when he berated analysts for asking uninteresting questions during the Q&A session.

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