31 Jan RESEARCH PAPER: Consumer Networking Gains Wi-Fi Mesh

Consumers traditionally deploy a single Wi-Fi router for the home and adapt their usage around the router. But, changing needs are rendering this strategy unworkable for many homes as the coverage area needs are increasing, the prevalence of mobile devices is changing the access patterns and a host of consumer Internet of Things (IoT) devices are now entering the […]

22 Jan Samsung And 3rd Party Experts Did What They Needed To Do With Its Note7 Disclosure And Plan

Samsung Electronics has the number one market share position globally at 20% (Q3 IDC) while Apple has 12.5% global market share and Huawei has 9.3%. Apple’s iPhone has over 60% share of the premium $500+ smartphone space. The Samsung Galaxy Note7 was Samsung’s best challenge to the iPhone’s premium dominance for years and went after […]

12 Jan Samsung Ramps Up Mobile Alliance Program Adding New Capabilities And Categories

Samsung Electronics has been successful in the enterprise delivering solutions encompassing smartwatches, smartphones, tablets, software and services. Part of their success can be attributed to “product,” as they were the first to harden Android with Samsung Knox, they have the widest array of mobile offerings available, and are pushing the boundaries with mobile security. Their […]

04 Jan Intel At CES 2017: ‘It’s On’ In Automotive And 5G And We Still Love PCs

Intel has been on a multi-year journey to diversify themselves from a PC and server play to an IoT leader spanning the endpoint to the datacenter and everything in-between. So far, the company has seen its biggest differential success in the data center maintaining their giant compute share and growing in networking and storage and […]

07 Dec 3 Great Smartphone Cameras, 3 Continents, One Winner

(Source: Anshel Sag) I have spent the better part of the last two months using the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, which I reviewed here, as well as the LG Electronics V20 and the Google Pixel. (While I did not get a Pixel XL, there’s no doubt that the Pixel and Pixel XL have the exact same […]

06 Dec Phone And IoT OEMs Shouldn’t Settle- Great Optics Take Great Manufacturing And Of Course Design

Anything automated requires precise optics. (Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg) As I had previously written about, there are a lot of applications for high quality optical systems in the vast world of IoT. However, because the world of IoT varies so much in terms of devices and endpoints, the amount of different optical systems that are needed […]

16 Nov Recommended Daily Security Allowance

I often say to people, “Just because you can connect something to the internet, that doesn’t mean you should connect something to the internet.” Sure, it would be great to be able to log into a baby monitor while you are on a trip. But let’s face it, what is the value of doing that […]

15 Nov A Month With The iPhone 7 Plus, As A Lifetime Android User

(Photo credit: Anshel Sag) It’s been a month since I got the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Full disclosure, I have never owned an Apple product in my life. Okay, I had an iPod shuffle for about a week or two and ended up returning it. I had experiences with Apple computers as a child in a […]

08 Nov Could We Live In A World Without Headphone Jacks?

After some of the biggest smartphone vendors announced that they would not be including a headphone jack on their phones, the industry started to swirl about alternatives to using the 3.5mm headphone jack which been around since the inception of smartphones. Considering how many phones have headphone jacks and how long they’ve been standard feature […]

17 Oct How The Snapdragon X50, World’s First 5G Modem, Puts Qualcomm Ahead Of The Curve

Regardless of what part of technology you come from, the entire tech industry has been talking about 5G. 5G will reshape the way we will use mobile devices, deliver self-driving cars and smart cities, and even the way get content delivered to our homes. Some companies talk about it to be part of the conversation, […]

17 Oct Qualcomm Brings Us One Step Closer To Gigabit LTE Speed Products

Qualcomm’s X16 1Gbps LTE modem was announced in February, 2016 (Image credit: Qualcomm) Qualcomm announced today at their 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong specific products their 1 Gigabit Snapdragon X16 LTE modem will ship inside of. In February, the company announced, and we wrote here, that they had achieved speeds of up to 1 Gbps […]

13 Oct 5G Is Coming, But 4G Isn’t Going Away Any Time Soon

(Source: 3GPP) Last week I attended the 5G Americas Summit in Dallas, Texas with dozens of other analysts. There were numerous sessions about the evolution of 5G and how it will evolve into a ubiquitous wireless technology. However, one of the narratives that seemed to keep popping up in my conversations and discussions was that […]

06 Oct Why Google Is Going High-End With Pixel

Many of Google’s strongest proponents have been Nexus customers ever since the Nexus 4. Many of them don’t remember the days of the Nexus One, Google’s first Nexus device and also one of its most expensive. That product line eventually started to stand for two things: stock Android experience which includes the fastest updates and […]

04 Oct Google Pixel And Home Event: A Quick, Industry Technology Analyst Take

I just completed watching Google’s special hardware event and wanted to share my high-level, industry analyst take on it. Google Assistant Everything Google showed on-stage was very compelling, but as we have seen with most claims in intelligent assistants, rarely if ever have they lived up to the hype. Until consumers can truly rely on […]

22 Sep The Samsung Note7 Recall Was Handled Pretty Well So Far, All Things Considered, But Not Perfect

Samsung Electronics recently issued a voluntary recall on their newly released Galaxy Note7 devices, saying the battery cells of the device have the potential to overheat and pose a safety risk. Obviously, any recall is a serious matter and doesn’t ever look good for the company in question. However, I think Samsung has handled the […]

15 Sep Apple’s New Chips Change The Semiconductor Landscape

(Image Source: Apple) Apple is very well known for developing its own semiconductor IP when it finds it necessary to improve the experience or deem its suppliers to not meet its needs. This is why Apple has been developing its own custom ARM SoCs since day one while still licensing its GPU IP from Imagination Technologies. This includes […]

15 Sep Apple iPhone 7 Plus Review: Making A Great Phone Even Better

Apple is ranked the #2 in global smartphone market unit share, #1 in premium phones and still accounts for the vast majority of smartphone profits globally. Apple has also experienced some share loss in markets in places like China, which it seems very keen to make up with the iPhone 7 and with full supply of […]

08 Sep Tech Industry Analyst Notes On Apple iPhone 7 And Watch Event

I attended Apple’s special event at the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco today and wanted to share with you some of my thoughts and highlights that came out of the event. Apple CEO takes the stage at today’s event (Credit: Patrick Moorhead) Watch Series 1 and 2 Apple is the #2 market share watch […]

31 Aug The Samsung Galaxy Note7 Will Appeal To Business End Users – A 30 Day Review

I spent the better part of the past 30 days with Samsung’s latest phone, the Samsung Galaxy Note7 as a business phone. Net-net, I believe business users will enjoy the experience like I did and embrace the many business-friendly features that it has. Samsung was the company to create the device category that we now […]

23 Aug Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 Could Encourage Enterprise Upgrades

Samsung’s DJ Koh proudly announces the new Note7 in a NYC event (Photo credit: Patrick Moorhead) I attended the Samsung Galaxy Note7 launch in New York City a few weeks back and already wrote some of my thoughts about the Note7 from a consumer perspective, but there remains a lot more to be said about the […]