Samsung targets recovery as mobile slumps – Samsung profits are down because of Galaxy Note 7 recall. Its recovery plan includes new mid-to-low end devices and a “new flagship smartphone”. Networks business profits were up due to LTE growth in emerging markets.
Gartner’s Top 10 Predictions for 2017 and Beyond – “By 2019, 20% of brands will abandon their mobile apps… They simply haven’t delivered the level of adoption and customer engagement that companies expected… Watch for Apple’s reluctant embrace of the mobile web as a vehicle for customer engagement.
Consumer usage patterns in the era of peak smartphone Deloitte’s Global Mobile Consumer Survey 2016: UK Cut. Contains nuggets like “”an online search for a product is over three times more likely to start in a browser (50%) than in an app (15%)” and Millennials prefer laptops (80% ownership) to tablets (59% ownership). 19% of 18-34 year olds intend to buy laptop in next year