Wireless Week

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Apple, Google, Samsung Eye Mobile as a Way to Capture Smart Home Data

It’s no secret that telecos and cable operators are pushing to deliver smart home services alongside their other Internet of Things ventures. With offerings including connected routers, home security, and platforms that offer voice control for connected products, operators like Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast already each have a foot in the smart home’s door. But top handset vendors are also increasingly turning their attention to the smart home as they seek to mine it for one key re ...read more

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Report: Connected Home Consumers Want Data Security Support

Several recent studies have shown that security and privacy are top of mind for consumers considering Internet of Things devices for their homes.

Parks Associates back in October noted around 40 percent of U.S. broadband households reported a recent privacy or security problem with one of their connected devices. And in February the firm followed up with a report that revealed 45 percent of broadband households are concerned about privacy and security risks to their smart ho ...read more

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Voice Commands, Personal Assistants the Next Frontier for Device Interactions, Gartner Predicts

Parks Associates released findings in October estimating that 46 percent of U.S. Millennials with smartphones use voice recognition software, while a separate report from TiVO indicated 43 percent of Millennials surveyed were using voice commands with some form of device every day.

From the article "Voice Commands, Personal Assistants the Next Frontier for Device Interactions, Gartner Predicts" by Diana Goovaerts.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Could a Button for Improved AI on Galaxy S8 Help Samsung Move Past Its Recent Stumble?

Advanced voice control technology is a growing good bet, especially when it comes to consumers on the younger end of the demographic spectrum. Millennials show particular comfort with voice control of their devices and many consistently include it as a part of their daily lives, research shows. For example, Parks Associates released findings in October estimating that 46 percent of U.S. Millennials with smartphones use voice recognition software, including Apple’s Siri, Google N ...read more

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

LG Pay Launch On Hold Until After Mobile World Congress

According to a recent report from Parks Associates, LG remained the third most popular smartphone brand in the U.S. in 2015, accounting for 10 percent of the smartphone market share to Apple’s 40 percent and Samsung’s 31 percent.

From the article "LG Pay Launch On Hold Until After Mobile World Congress" by  Diana Goovaerts.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Apple Holds On as Dominant U.S. Smartphone Brand in 2015

Apple held on to its lead as the top smartphone brand in the United States in 2015, snagging 40 percent of the smartphone market share.

According to a new report from Parks Associates, the tech giant beat out rival Samsung, which had 31 percent of the market share, and LG, which came in third place with 10 percent of the market share.

From the article "Apple Holds On as Dominant U.S. Smartphone Brand in 2015" by Diana Goovaerts.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

AT&T, VZW Want to Connect Your Jalopy

We're going to continue to see more of these kinds of ad hoc solutions going forward, especially given the size of the addressable market. According to a recent Parks Associates white paper, only 25 percent of U.S. light vehicles in operation will have a connectivity solution by the end of 2015.

Auto manufacturers are nearing the point where these remedial types of connectivity are pretty much standard on all new car models. That said, older folks and those youngsters (or th ...read more

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

CTIA Day 1: The Future is Now for Connected Homes

Digital Life also will benefit AT&T’s traditional markets, he said. An example is a promotion being announced in a few days with deals on phones and service for customers buying the connected home product.

Stuart Sikes, president of the Connections conference host, Parks Associates, said the market is ripe for these kinds of services. He said there is now sufficient network bandwidth, attractive interfaces, smart systems and good value propositions.

Sikes said services a ...read more

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