Samsung takes lead in rapidly growing Indian smartphone market

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Vendors shipped an estimated 80 million units of the mobile phones in the country during Q1,Q2 and Q3. The Indian smartphone market is continuing its massive growth rate, having increased by 29 percent last quarter, says research firm CMR. Shipments of the devices are expected to reach the 262 million units mark for the year, by the end of the fourth quarter. This most recent forecast is based on the fact that 80 million mobile handset units shipped by last quarter. CMR data showed that the Indian smartphone market has…

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The mobile device type you carry impacts your ability to problem solve

A new study indicates that the type of smartphone you has actually changes the way you think. The Computers in Human Behavior journal recently published a study about the impact of mobile device type on the way people think. It showed that people actually think differently when they have a touchscreen smartphone in their hands when compared to how they would think while using a keyboard and mouse. The research found that people’s problem solving skills change depending on the device they’re using. People using a computer with a keyboard…

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Smartphone addiction forces Dutch town to add traffic lights to sidewalks

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A town called Bodegraven in the Netherlands has been adding the lights to pedestrian crossings. The problem with smartphone addiction has become great enough that a Dutch town has added traffic lights in the pavement at pedestrian crossings. The goal is to help to stop people from walking out into active lanes of traffic when they fail to look up from their mobile devices. The people of the town have been cautioned about looking where they are going but the problem persisted. As the smartphone addiction continues, the town decided…

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Mobile phone addiction causes teens to check phones ten times a night

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Recent research showed adolescents are checking their mobile devices at least ten times nightly. A recent study has underscored the impact of mobile phone addiction on adolescent behaviors. It revealed that nearly half of young people (45 percent) are checking their phones for notifications after going to bed. The survey included the participation of 2,750 respondents between the ages of 11 and 18 years old. Among those who participated in this mobile phone addiction and behavior survey, one in ten said they checked for notifications at least 10 times after…

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The Pokémon Go app is losing its appeal

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More than 12 million daily players have already given up on the augmented reality game. Approximately fifty days have passed since the Pokémon Go app took the world by storm. The need to “catch ‘em all” carried many children through their summer school breaks in several countries. People are beginning to tire of the augmented reality game app and have started abandoning it. According to reports from Bloomberg, The number of daily active users of the Pokémon Go app has been experiencing a freefall. A report from Ars Technica has…

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An iPhone battery pack is often needed to keep up with daily smartphone use

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A recent study has revealed that the majority of people check their smartphones an average of 85 times each day. If you’re like most people, you’re continually checking your smartphone for a broad range of different reasons and this can be very draining on the device’s power, helping to explain the rising popularity of the portable iPhone battery pack. In fact, the average person checks their mobile device 85 times per day, from waking up to going to bed at night. The reasons for checking the device can include anything…

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E-reader ownership is dwindling with competition from other mobile devices

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As smartphones gain larger screens and tablets have smaller ones, these e-book reading devices are fading in popularity. According to new data that has been released by Pew Research, the ownership of e-reader mobile devices has reached an all-time low, having cut itself nearly in half when compared to data collected in previous years. Pew’s report on the data showed that this year, only 19 percent of adults currently own a dedicated e-reading device. This is a striking drop from the figure from 2014, at which time 32 percent of…

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Canada’s use of mobile technology is growing quickly

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The country’s regulator has shown that a rising number of Canadians own smartphones and are using them more. According to mobile technology figures that have recently been released by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), two out of every three people in that country now own a smartphone and about half of the people of Canada have a tablet computer. The CRTC’s report showed that Canadians are rapidly taking on some of the latest in consumer computing devices. The three part report focused on the Canadian telecom industry as…

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Mobile technology use behind the wheel is declining among teens

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A recent study has shown that adolescents aren’t as likely to text while driving as they once were. According to the results of a new study on mobile technology use that was conducted in Canada as a collaboration between Simon Fraser University (with a team of researchers led by professor Simon Pek) and the University of Regina (under professor Sean Tucker), the number of teens who are texting while behind the wheel could be falling. The research was conducted over a period of three years and took two groups of…

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Mobile technology is connected with prosperity and literacy

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A recent report from TISS has shown that households with smartphones tend to do better economically. According to the results of a recent study, households that own mobile technology have a greater economic prosperity level and are more likely to have a higher literacy level than homes that don’t have smartphones, tablets and other gadgets of that nature. The “Mobile Multiplier Study” was released by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and Tata and Docomo. The study showed that in Maharashtra, 98 percent of households with postgraduates own mobile…

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Android Marshmallow unveiled by Google

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Hints of version 6.0 of the most popular mobile operating system have now been released. The next version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android Marshmallow, version 6.0, has now had its name revealed for the first time, and a statue of the OS name has now been added to the San Francisco campus of the tech giant. Like previous versions, it has been named after a sugary treat, and it is making itself visible on the property. The new upcoming Android Marshmallow will follow in the footsteps of KitKat (version…

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