The consolidating smartphone pie
It’s not that smartphones started plunging downhill all of a sudden, but the competitive nature of the industry was such that even a small slowdown in the pace of growth was more than enough to push some of the big names in the industry to the wall.Between 20, smartphone shipments grew at strong double digit rates, from a mere 173 million in 2009 to 1.432 billion in 2015.That’s more than 5 billion smartphones shipped in seven years.Apple, which sits firmly at the high end of the smartphone segment, sold 808,753 million i Phones during that period.The Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X are just about three years old. When it was started for Android Pie (then known simply as P) the following phones joined Google’s Pixel and Pixel 2 family in supporting it: That means that every one of these phones should see a full-on update to Android Pie in the very near future.In fact, the Essential PH-1 is seeing its update at the same time the Pixel and Pixel 2 are!
Some models in Europe will see it first, about a month later it will show up somewhere else, and once Samsung is satisfied it’s not going to totally wreck about a gazillion phones they will give it the green light.
It’s not as easy as you think and many sudsy cold beverages worth of thought goes into my guesses each and every year.
It’s a lot easier for manufacturers to update their phones to a newer version, but it’s still not any better. This one is where I guess which phones will get updated sometime in the next 12 months.
) and they ranged from the surprisingly great 0 Moto E4 to the Moto X4, the first of hopefully many non-Google phones you can use on Project Fi, and all the Z and Force you can handle in between..
And they did it without compromising the G series which has been a company staple for years from the smartphone division.