In fast-developing countries where all the new demand is people mostly want screen above 5 inches in size. Bigger than any iPhone currently on the market, in other words. There is a persistent level of demand for small phones. (You probably know someone who likes the fact they can use them with one hand and they fit in your pocket easily.) But it is not as significant as the demand for "phablets" with big screens that make videos and photos a pleasure. In South Africa, a third of the market wants the biggest phone available.
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Android was the primary driver with its vendor partners shipping a total of 255.3 million Android-based smartphones in 2Q14, up 33.3% year over year. Meanwhile, iOS saw its market share decline despite posting 12.7% year-over-year shipment growth. While Android and iOS both realized gains from a year ago, the rest of the market recorded losses. Apple's only near-term chance to fix the disadvantage against Android is an extremely successful launch of its new iPhone 6.
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Motorola May Unveil New Smartphones And Wearables On September 4 - Yahoo Finance
The post indicates that the Moto X+1 will feature high-end specs, but it wont have the most cutting-edge technology onboard. The X+1 will likely have a 5.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is Full HD, but not Quad HD like other leading flagship smartphones. Motorola packed a 2.47GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor in the X+1 alongside the Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM. The Moto X+1 will also probably come with 16GB of built-in storage and a 13-megapixel back camera, according to the post. Related: Moto 360 rumors and news Additionally, its rumored to run Android 4.4.4 KitKat and include Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, and Bluetooth connectivity. Several sensors are also listed, including a gyroscope, light, and proximity sensor.
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Windows Phone sales decline as share shrinks to just 2.5 percent - Yahoo News
4, where it will presumably unveil new smartphones and more details about its Moto 360 smartwatch. The company didn't provide many details in its invite, other than the fact it will take place at Chicago's Merchandise Mart on Sept. 4. However, upon opening the invitation, sketches of smartphones with the letters G and X can be seen, hinting that a new version of the Moto G and the rumored Moto X+1 could be announced. There's also an image of a wristwatch, which suggests we'll learn more about pricing and availability for the Moto 360 the company's smartwatch running on Android Wear. Interestingly enough, there's also a drawing of what appears to be an in-ear headphone, meaning we may see a new pair of smart headphones from Motorola as well, which could be wireless. We'll have to wait until the event gets closer for more details, but the smartphone maker will be competing with Samsung for the spotlight in the first week of September.
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Moto X+1 News: Specs, Features, and More | Digital Trends
Any further growth for Windows Phone will come from low-cost handsets like the Lumia 630 and the recently announced Lumia 530 . Windows Phone growth is not going to be easy Microsoft is expected to unveil two new low- and Android Sentral Berita mid-range handsets on September 4th: the Lumia 730 and Lumia 830 . These handsets could help regain Windows Phone growth alongside the Lumia 530 and 630, but there's bigcompetition from Android now. Google is aiming squarely at the low-end with its new Android One initiative , an area where Microsoft has seen most of Windows Phone's growth. Handsets like the Moto G and Moto E also provide solid alternatives to Windows Phone.
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