Increase of 13.2 percent
Beancounters from IDC have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and decided that China shipped 9.54 million wearable devices in the second quarter of 2016.
In the week leading up to the IFA 2016 tradeshow in Berlin several brand vendors are preparing to launch what they think are next-generation wearable devices including offerings from Acer, Asustek and Samsung.
A bit more expensive than predicted
The Jibo robot will be in the shops in October which is later and about $200 more than expected.
Internet of things not so great
Fitbit’s current-quarter profit forecast missed what the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street predicted suggesting that the Internet of Things might not be the hot property that many are claiming.
30 per cent smaller, 25 per cent better battery
After years of the Snapdragon 400 being Qualcomm's only SoC for wearable devices, the company has announced a successor – Snapdragon Wear 2100.
Gartner polishes its crystal balls
Augurs in the divination division of the analyst outfit Gartner have been consulting the entrails of load of bullocks and come to the conclusion that 274.6 million wearable electronic devices will be sold worldwide in 2016.
VR-equipped drones also likely
According to the newest report, the major technological trends to anticipate at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will include virtual reality (VR) headsets, a bigger lineup of wearable computing devices, and a new generation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) also known to the general public as drones.
Reduced image quality over time
LG has confirmed that it pulled its LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition off shelves after six days because it contained a component with the potential to reduce image quality on the device.
Daft analysts claim
A small number of analysts are telling anyone who will listen that notebook makers could save themselves by getting into wearable devices.
Exclusive: Startupbootcamp in Barcelona
Internet of Things has been a buzz word for the last two years and MediaTek labs and Startupbootcamp Barcelona - IoT & Smart Data has come up with a way to help new designers successful.