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Worldwide Smartphone OS Market Share. (Source: IDC, May 2017)

Android shipments touch 85% while Windows Phone relegates into the abyss

There's no stopping the Android juggernaut as the latest IDC numbers for Q1 2017 put it in a comfortable lead of 85% while the lack of new hardware or developer support has pushed Windows Phone into virtual extinction.
(Source: Microsoft)

Opinion: It's time we talked about throttling in reviews

Due to the prevalence of thermal throttling and new passive-cooling technologies, it is no longer enough to run a few short benchmarks and declare a machine's performance is satisfactory.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Price contenders. Here you will find the best tablets under 250 Euros (~$285) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions. July 2017 update.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

July 2017 update. Here is a list of the best XL-sized smartphones - with screen sizes of 5.5 inches and greater - we have reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Thin & Light Gaming Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Thin & Light Gaming Laptops

July 2017 update. Here you will find the latest best slim and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

July 2017 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 Euros (~$337) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

July 2017 update. Here's a list of the best compact smartphones - with screen sizes of 5-inches or less - we've reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Nvidia GTX 1060 is now the most popular DirectX 12 GPU amongst Steam users

The GTX 1060 is finally more popular than the GTX 750 Ti on Steam

The GTX 1060 has just jumped ahead of the GTX 750 Ti on Steam's latest hardware survey with a very high 1.1 percent month-to-month growth rate.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 1,000 Euros

July 2017 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 1000 Euros (~$1139) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12 and Air 13

Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12 and Air 13

Lighter than Air? Apple shocked the whole industry with the first MacBook Air: We had never seen such a slim and light notebook before. However, in the meantime the other manufacturers have come up with several slim Windows devices that are good alternatives to the current MacBooks. Update July 2017.
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Top 10 Laptops for Picture and Video Editing

Top 10 Laptops for Picture and Video Editing

June 2017 update. Here you will find the best current notebooks for picture and video editing on the go. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo have all experienced incredible growth in just a few years. (Source: Pocketnow)

Chinese smartphone OEMs may have already hit their peak

Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo have seen negative growth and are slightly lowering their market forecasts for 2017, says a report from Digitimes.
The Galaxy S8+ and S8 took gold and silver, while the S7 Edge beat out the LG G6 and iPhone 7 Plus for bronze. (Source: PocketNow)

Consumer Reports' top three smartphones are... Samsung, Samsung, and Samsung

Consumer Reports' ratings of top smartphones are currently topped by the Samsung Galaxy S8+, S8, and S7 Edge.
Samsung and Apple cleaned house in the ACSI's 2017 Customer Satisfaction Survey. (Image: ACSI)

Apple and Samsung dominate 2017 American Customer Satisfaction Index

The two brands claimed every spot in the ACSI's top 20 smartphones ranked according to customer satisfaction.
Lenovo is the best overall laptop brand, according to Laptop Mag. (Image Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo dethrones Apple in Laptop Mag's "Best & Worst Laptop Brands" list for 2017

Lenovo has claimed the top spot from Apple in Laptop Mag's annual brand ranking. The Cupertino giant fell to 5th place due to controversial design changes in its Macbook and Macbook Pro lines.
The Microsoft Surface is 2017's king of customer satisfaction. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Surface ranked best overall tablet by J.D. Power

For the first time since its inception, the top spot in J.D. Power's annual Tablet Satisfaction Study has gone to the Microsoft Surface line of devices which narrowly edged out its Apple and Samsung competitors.
The OnePlus 3T has been found to have cheated on benchmarking tools like AnTuTu. (Source: Phone Arena)

OnePlus and Meizu caught cheating on benchmarks

Both companies' flagships were found to maintain high clock speeds instead of idling based on which app was currently opened. This happened with benchmarking apps like Geekbench and AnTuTu.
Face Off: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs. Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 vs. HP Elite x2 1012 G1 vs. HP Spectre x2 12 vs. Huawei MateBook

Face Off: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs. Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 vs. HP Elite x2 1012 G1 vs. HP Spectre x2 12 vs. Huawei MateBook

The Who's Who of the Windows world. Which is the most productive Windows tablet? Is it the Surface Pro 4, which occupies the first place of our Top 10? Learn about the details and differences of the most portable Windows companions.
Smartphone market is slowing down according to IDC

Worldwide smartphone market is slowing down according to IDC

Research firm predicts a growth of just 3.1 percent this year compared to 10.5 percent in 2015.
Nvidia sees green in its Q1 FY 2017 earnings report

Nvidia sees green in its Q1 FY 2017 earnings report

Latest quarterly results ending May, 2016 show a profit increase of nearly 50 percent YoY for the popular GPU manufacturer.
HTC announces sharp sales decline as of Q1 2016

HTC announces sharp sales decline as of Q1 2016

After a brief period in the green early last year, the Taiwanese manufacturer is now back to being knee deep in red with a quarterly loss of 2.616 billion NT.
Lenovo overtakes HP as world's largest notebook manufacturer

Lenovo overtakes HP as world's largest notebook manufacturer

Overall notebook market is down 7.3 percent year-over-year when looking at the top 8 manufacturers worldwide.
Global sales of tablets have shrunk again as of Q1 2016

Global sales of tablets have shrunk again as of Q1 2016

New data from TrendForce shows a YoY drop of 7.9 percent and a QoQ drop of 35 percent.
Nearly 50 percent of all PCs are still running Windows 7 according to a new study

Windows 10 now running on 20.8 percent of all PCs according to StatCounter

The new data conflicts with Netmarketshare, which claims that only 14 percent of PCs are running Windows 10 with Windows 7 still clearly in the lead.
General tablet market down 14.7 percent while detachables pick up steam

Tablet market down 14.7 percent as detachables pick up steam

Hybrid devices with dockable keyboards are eating into the tablet and PC markets. Tablet sales and prices have been dropping off with a couple of exceptions.
Samsung Q1 2016 financial results reveal higher profits and revenue

Samsung Q1 2016 financial results reveal higher profits and revenue

While Samsung's smartphone division has been performing spectacularly, its semiconductor and LCD divisions have been flat YoY.
Oppo and Vivo crack the top 5 list of world's largest smartphone manufacturers

Oppo and Vivo crack the top 5 list of world's largest smartphone manufacturers

Meanwhile, smartphone shipments as of Q1 2016 are up just two-tenths of a percentage compared to Q1 2015.
Q1 2016 financial figures from Alphabet, AMD, and Microsoft now public

Q1 2016 financial figures from Alphabet, AMD, and Microsoft now public

Revenue and profits for Alphabet are up while AMD and Microsoft are down by double-digit percentages YoY.
Samsung, Apple, and Huawei continue to dominate the smartphone market

Samsung, Apple, and Huawei continue to dominate the smartphone market

Shipments have fallen 1.3 percent YoY with Chinese brands making up a significant chunk of the 292 million smartphones shipped.
VR could boost sales of gaming PCs and accessories

VR could boost sales of gaming PCs and accessories

Analysts from TrendForce are estimating a total revenue of $24.35 billion USD in gaming gear sales driven by virtual reality headsets.
Worldwide smartphone shipments to grow by just 7 percent by end of 2016

Worldwide smartphone shipments to grow by just 7 percent by end of 2016

Gartner forecasting no significant growths in the PC, notebook, or smartphone markets until at least 2018.
Market research survey breaks down iPhone SE demographics

Market research survey breaks down iPhone SE demographics

Sales and pre-order data show the kind of audiences that the iPhone SE is appealing to. Around 16 percent of iPhone SE purchasers had previously owned an Android device.
Tablets predicted to face declining sales through 2021

Tablets predicted to face declining sales through 2021

The saturation of cheap white label tablets from lesser-known brands will cause more users to turn to major brand names for future purchases.
Global smartphone sales are up as of Q4 2015

Global smartphone sales are up as of Q4 2015

Year-over-year smartphone sales should rise by 7 percent by the end of 2016 thanks to rapid growth in China.
The top 10 talked about brands of MWC 2016

MWC 2016 | The top 10 talked about brands of this year's Mobile World Congress

More than 400,000 Tweets were analyzed and ranked to identify the hottest topics of MWC 2016.
Wearables market up 172 percent thanks to fitness trackers and the Apple Watch

Wearables market up 172 percent thanks to fitness trackers and the Apple Watch

The global wearables market saw a significant upswing to more than 78 million units shipped as of 2015.
Nvidia reporting higher sales and lower profits for FY2016

Nvidia reporting higher sales and lower profits for FY2016

The grass is getting greener for Nvidia with GPU revenue up 9 percent to $4.187 billion as of FY2016 compared to $3.839 billion in FY2015.
Lenovo reporting higher profits and slower sales

Lenovo reporting higher profits and slower sales

While overall sales are down 8 percent for its Q3 2015/2016 fiscal quarter, net income is up 14 percent YoY.
Tablet market in decline as of Q4 2015; Amazon now tracking ahead of Lenovo

Tablet market in decline as of Q4 2015; Amazon now tracking ahead of Lenovo

IDC is tracking an overall global decline of 10.1 percent whereas detachables appear to be booming. Amazon and Huawei have both cracked the Top 5 list of the world's largest tablet manufacturers.
Microsoft shipped 4.5 million Lumia smartphones in Q4 2015

Microsoft shipped 4.5 million Lumia smartphones in Q4 2015

While Microsoft's mobile phone business has been cut in half, its Cloud services are booming.
Top 5 smartphone manufacturers saw increase in shipments for 2015

Top 5 smartphone manufacturers saw increase in shipments for 2015

According to IDC, smartphone shipments this past year from the world's largest manufacturers were up 10 percent compared to 2014.
Worldwide tablet sales down 12 percent year over year

Worldwide tablet sales down 12 percent year over year

Analysts at Trend Force are reporting double-digit falls for the first time since the company began tracking tablet sales.
Apple shipments as of Q4 2015 remain steady despite PC slump

Apple shipments as of Q4 2015 remain steady despite PC slump

According to Gartner and IDC, the global PC market saw sharp declines across all top manufacturers except for the Cupertino company.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow usage remains low

Android 6.0 Marshmallow usage remains low

Google statistics show a a rise of just half a percent for the latest version of Android.
Notebook and tablet sales are down for 2015

Notebook and tablet sales are down for 2015

TrendForce is anticipating notebook shipments to fall by 6.4 percent and tablets by 14.9 percent year-over-year.
Smartphone market up 15.5 percent as of Q3 2015

Smartphone market up 15.5 percent as of Q3 2015

The rise of affordable smartphones in emerging markets has boosted the global market to 353 million units sold.
Lenovo experiences record loss of $714 million as of Q2 FY2015/16

Lenovo experiences record loss of $714 million as of Q2 FY2015/16

This is the largest quarterly loss for the Chinese company with much of the blame towards restructuring, takeovers, and slowing smartphone sales.
Apple continues to be the most popular smartphone brand in the U.S. according to comScore

Apple continues to be the most popular smartphone brand in the U.S. according to comScore

Samsung and Apple dominate the country with a combined market share of 71.2 percent.
Android 6.0 steadily creeping up in usage statistics

Android 6.0 steadily creeping up in usage statistics

The latest major Android release now makes up 0.3 percent of active Android users.
Nvidia reports increased sales for latest quarter

Nvidia reports increased sales for latest quarter

YoY results are down for Tegra processors and professional Quadro and Tesla GPUs.

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)