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Smartphone market outlook and the MediaTek Helio X10 based Xiaomi Redmi Note 2/Prime launched for $125, $140 and $156

Let’s start with an extremely good presentation video by Mrwhosetheboss: And an actual experience video from Chinese sources (finished by comparing to iPhone 6): Aug 16, 2015, Xiaomi Today: Xiaomi sold 800,000 Redmi Note 2 phones in 12 hours Note that Xiaomi … Continue reading

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Tablet and smartphone market trends

September update: Qualcomm’s smartphone AP revenues declined 17% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2015, Strategy Analytics estimated. Qualcomm maintained its smartphone AP market share leadership with 45% revenue share, followed by Apple with 19% revenue share and MediaTek with 18% revenue share. … Continue reading

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Cortex-A53 is used alone in higher and higher-end devices as the result of increased competition between MediaTek and Qualcomm

We’ve learned a lot during the last one a half years about the superiority of the Cortex-A53 cores for the mass produced SoCs. Some major points about that you see on the right: My prediction back in Dec 23, 2013 was … Continue reading

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The Dawn of the SoC 2.0 Era: The TSMC Perspective

From its companion post The Dawn of the SoC 2.0 Era: The ARM Perspective Regarding TSMC itself the April 8 conclusion in TSMC Outlines 16nm, 10nm Plans article by EE|Times is: “It’s not completely clear who is ahead at 16/14 but I think TSMC is … Continue reading

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2014 H1 changes on the Worldwide Tablet market

Versus as it was presented in The lost U.S. grip on the mobile computing market, including not only the device business, but software development and patterns of use in general [this same blog, April 14, 2014]: Source: The Tablet Market … Continue reading

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2014 H1 changes on the Consumer Tablet Market in China

Versus as it was presented in Section I. of The lost U.S. grip on the mobile computing market, including not only the device business, but software development and patterns of use in general [this same blog, April 14, 2014]

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Wearables Trend and Supply Chain, Samsung Gear Fit as the state-of-the-art wristband wearable, i.e. the hybrid of a smartwatch and a fitness band, as a demonstration

The April commercial availability of the innovative Gear Fit solution prompted me to a thorough investigation of the wearable phenomenon in general and Gear Fit in particular. This is also a follow-up to my earlier Companion Device Computing as envisaged … Continue reading

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