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The market research firm Canalys named Google Cloud the leading cloud in the retail industry.  That's notable, given that rivals Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure are seen to dominate the overall cloud computing industry. Under CEO Thomas Kurian, Google Cloud has placed its focus on appealing directly to six specific industries, including retail — a strategy that includes hiring sales and marketing staff dedicated to that purpose.  Canalys says that in Google Cloud's ability to offer advertising and search services to retailers alongside its core cloud offering makes it stand out from Microsoft, and those same customers like that it doesn't compete in e-commerce the way that Amazon does. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One of Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian's key strategies to take on the dominant Amazon Web Services and Microsoft has been to focus on selling directly to certain, specific industries. Now, a new report from market research Canalys shows this initiative has borne fruit, as Google Cloud is named the leading cloud in the retail sector. Analysts say that this is thanks to Google Cloud's abilities to offer advertising and search services alongside its core cloud platform, its industry-specific focus, and that it's not seen as a competitor in e-commerce, the way that leading cloud platform Amazon Web Services is.  Google Cloud already has some major retail customer wins under its belt. Earlier this month, Google Cloud announced an expanded multi-year partnership with Best Buy to provide infrastructure and analytics services to help with retail strategy and customize shopping experiences. Google Cloud also counts retailers Costco and Target as customers.  Still, Google Cloud is far behind AWS and Microsoft when it comes to cloud market share in the United States, with Alibaba also a strong contender on the global stage. Retail is one of the six industries targeted by Kurian's strategy, with the others being financial services, health care, manufacturing, media and entertainment, and the public sector. As part of this master plan,  Google Cloud has hired salespeople aggressively, as well as forged partnerships to win over customers in each sector. As part of the initiative, Google Cloud now has a sales team entirely focused on retail customers, while also building specific products like Google Cloud for Retail, designed to help retailers with hosting, inventory management, search, and product recommendation. It also offers AI-powered search engine optimization services, a boon to sellers. The coronavirus pandemic has likely only accelerated Google's appeal to retailers, many of whom were forced to double down on e-commerce as physical retail stores closed or reduced their capacity in the name of public health. That means using a platform like Google Cloud to modernize and go online. Read more: Here's how Amazon, Microsoft, and Google are making their big pushes to win over customers in niche markets like retail and finance "Especially during this pandemic, people need to move their online experience along," Canalys research analyst Blake Murray told Business Insider. "Google is in a great place to do that, They are leaders using artificial intelligence and machine learning. I think it gives them an edge in that way." Competing against AWS, Microsoft, and Alibaba Google Cloud isn't the only cloud company going after the retail sector: Amazon Web Services has made its own play for the space. AWS was originally designed for Amazon's internal use, meaning it has a notable e-commerce pedigree, as well as a partner program focused on retail. Nike and Disney are both big AWS customers. However, on the other hand, many of the retailers that AWS is going after are also competitors on some level, which could turn them away.  "Due to this competitive aspect, many major retailers have opted to work with other cloud service providers," Murray said.  Microsoft, meanwhile, has a huge, decades-old partner-network with over 2,000 retail-specific applications, Murray notes.  However, Murray says, Google's strong position in search and advertising makes it appealing to retailers, as well as its charm offensive in the sector. Google Cloud gives customers more customizable contracts and service "in a way that's arguably better off than Microsoft is," Murray says. Murray says that ultimately, Google Cloud's momentum with retailers is a sign that the company has a real shot at catching up with its rivals, but that it's far from a sure thing. "They can work with huge retailers," Murray said. "They have customized solutions and support teams ready to go. It's a big question over time. Can Google catch up to Microsoft and AWS? I think the answer is 'yes,' but it really depends on how they utilize their strategy and how well it works out in the long term, not just in retail but all the other verticals." Do you work at Google Cloud? Got a tip? Contact this reporter via email at [email protected], Signal at 646.376.6106, Telegram at @rosaliechan, or Twitter DM at @rosaliechan17. (PR pitches by email only, please.) Other types of secure messaging available upon request. SEE ALSO: Google Cloud partners explain all the ways that the search giant is getting more flexible, from letting customers reallocate their cloud resources to helping developers pay for their own sales and marketing pushes Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Epidemiologists debunk 13 coronavirus myths
This story was delivered to Insider Intelligence Connectivity & Tech Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. Insider Intelligence publishes hundreds of insights, charts, and forecasts on the Connectivity & Tech industry with the Connectivity & Tech Briefing. You can learn more about subscribing here. Apple is reportedly planning to release subscription bundles that make purchasing multiple services more affordable, according to Bloomberg. Sources familiar with the initiative said the bundles could launch as soon as October alongside the 5G iPhone series. There will be multiple tiers of bundles, though the lineups aren't fully set — the basic tier would likely include Apple Music and Apple TV+, while progessive tiers would mix in additional services such as iCloud storage, Apple Arcade, and Apple News+. Apple is also reportedly developing a fitness subscription service that would offer virtual workout classes, similar to existing products offered by Nike and Peloton.  US consumers will likely be more inclined to bundle services from Apple since the pandemic has reshaped their spending habits. For consumers who were already purchasing multiple services from Apple, bundling will be a no-brainer. But Apple is likely focusing its efforts on attracting consumers who, for example, own an iPhone and subscribe to Apple TV+, but listen to music on Spotify Premium, pay for a New York Times subscription, and are seeking a virtual replacement to ClassPass now that gyms are shut down. The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted consumers' shopping habits such that they might be more inclined to consider Apple's bundled services: Over 75% of US consumers have tried new brands, places to shop, or shopping methods during the pandemic — and these behaviors are motivated by a desire for more convenience of value, according to a McKinsey survey of 2,024 US consumers conducted July 30 through August 2, 2020.  Apple's service bundles also play into its efforts to make its tech ecosystem more affordable.To combat market saturation, Apple has added more affordable devices to the iPhone lineup over the last two years, such as the iPhone SE (2020), iPhone 11 (2019), and the iPhone XR (2018). Though Apple started these efforts pre-pandemic, they're paramount amid an economic recession, since US consumers are opting for cheaper smartphone models. For instance, the average purchase price of smartphones in the US fell 10% year-over-year (YoY) from around $560 in Q2 2019 to $503 in Q2 2020, according to Canalys. Further, Apple launched its cheapest-ever iPhone in Q2, the iPhone SE, which helped it achieve a 6.3 percentage point jump in market share from the same period last year, while competitors Samsung, LG, and TCL all reported a decline. And in 2019, the iPhone 11 and iPhone XR were among the top five best-selling smartphones of 2019 in North America and Europe, per Counterpoint Research. Making services more affordable through bundles will help Apple align its services strategy with its push to make iPhones more affordable, helping Apple boost revenues during the global recession. Want to read more stories like this one? Here's how you can gain access: Join other Insider Intelligence clients who receive this Briefing, along with other Connectivity & Tech forecasts, briefings, charts, and research reports to their inboxes each day. >> Become a Client Explore related topics more in depth. >> Browse Our Coverage Are you a current Insider Intelligence client? Log in here.Join the conversation about this story »
According to Canalys, IDC, and Counterpoint, Chinese manufacturer, Huawei, is currently the world’s highest smartphone brand i.e. for the second quarter of 2020. This is ... The post Huawei Kirin chip lineup is down – Here are Huawei’s options appeared first on Gizchina.com.
Vendors shipped nearly 32 million smartphones in the US in the second quarter, according to a Canalys report.
According to recent reports, the U.S. smartphone market is now recovering after the coronavirus lockdown, many thanks to Chinese manufacturers. The report shows that the US ... The post Americans are massively buying made in China phones – Canalys report appeared first on Gizchina.com.
Despite there being aggressive marketing campaigns to drive awareness of 5G, Canalys suggests uptake of the devices has been modest best.
Thanks to US sanctions on the company that have cut it off from major vendors.
Huawei is number one globally according to several tracking firms, but it reportedly dropped a spot in Europe.
Sorry, it's a bit early for Crimbo singalongs, isn't it? All of the tablet vendors' Christmases have come at once: sales into the channel went through the roof in Q2 at levels only typically seen during the winter holiday quarter amid a coronavirus-induced buying frenzy.…
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Not too long ago, many pundits have declared tablets to be dead. Not only did they fail to account for the unwavering strength of Apple’s iPads, especially the new breed of iPad Pros, they also never saw the COVID-19 coronavirus coming. Both factors have now contributed to a surge in tablet shipments across the world in the second quarter of … Continue reading
Global enterprises collectively spent $34.6 billion on cloud infrastructure services in Q2 2020. Amazon Web Services retained its lead in capturing global cloud infrastructure services spend – but Google Cloud and Azure plan to respond. Global enterprises collectively spent $34.6 billion on cloud infrastructure services in Q2 2020, marking a $3.5 billion increase from the previous quarter, according to Canalys. This represented the largest-ever quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) spending increase for the sector, though the overall growth rate continues tapering off given the overall scale of cloud spending. Here's how the three US cloud titans performed this quarter - and where they see growth opportunities moving forward:  Amazon Web Services (AWS) maintained its position as the cloud leader with 31% share of the market in Q2 2020 — it expects to see growth as companies shift away from on-premise cloud infrastructure to reduce costs. Amazon noted in its Q2 earnings call last week that AWS customers have been aggressively looking for ways to cut expenses. It may seem counterintuitive, then, that it reported a 6% increase in AWS revenue between Q1 2020 and Q2 2020. Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky said in the earnings call that companies were increasing AWS expenditures as a long-term substitute for on-premise infrastructure, since "on-premise infrastructure is not really flexible to go up or down, and especially in the time of sinking demand, it's a big fixed cost for them." While we think that the vast majority of companies will continue to use multicloud environments — meaning they use both on-premise and public cloud services — AWS and the other public cloud players will likely benefit from a shift toward higher utilization of public cloud services within the hybrid system. Microsoft Azure — which is expanding its infrastructure footprint to reach a wider audience — captured 20% of the cloud infrastructure market in Q2 2020, up from 17% in the previous quarter. Microsoft Azure had the most success of any of the players in stealing market share away from competitors. The wide range of services within the Azure ecosystem undoubtedly helped attract new business — the company noted that 96% of Fortune 500 companies used the Azure Power BI service to gleam insights from internal data. To reach a wider audience, Microsoft is reinvesting in Azure to offer additional availability zones, which will help it appeal to multinational corporations looking to streamline operations across regions. Google Cloud's share remained flat at 6%, but the company is betting on its AI services to be a source of growth. Though Google is still playing catch-up to AWS and Microsoft, it appears the company believes its AI expertise will help it catch up over the long run. Google CEO Sundar Pichai noted on the earnings call that "the longer-run opportunity of actually using AI to truly have business solutions ... for whatever industry you are in, that feels like there's a lot of potential, and we are still very early there." In a recent interview with The New York Times, Elon Musk cited Google's AI project DeepMind as his "top concern" since it "crushes all humans at all games." Whether or not DeepMind represents an existential threat to humanity, it will surely be highly sought after as a cloud service that Google can offer to enterprise customers for solving business analytics. Join the conversation about this story »
Huawei survives the COVID-19 economy, Samsung tanks, and Apple's sales are way up.
Samsung and Apple held the top spot for years, but Canalys notes that the coronavirus pandemic gave the Chinese company the edge.
Two years ago, it was on the road to becoming the world’s top smartphone maker. Last year, it seemed almost impossible despite wresting the number two spot from Apple. Now it seems that the embattled Chinese phone maker and networking equipment manufacturer has made good on its promise and has actually beaten Samsung in the numbers game last quarter. Whether … Continue reading
Estimates from rival analyst firms might contradict these figures, but Canalys is suggesting Huawei has overtaken Samsung as the worlds most popular smartphone brand.
The phone maker has able to close the gap through strong growth in China
Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge For the first time ever, Huawei has shipped more smartphones worldwide over a quarter than any other company, according to a new report from analyst firm Canalys. Huawei has long harbored ambitions to overtake Samsung as the world’s biggest smartphone seller, and going by the numbers from Canalys, that’s just what happened during the April-June period this year. That doesn’t mean Huawei will hold onto the top spot for long, as the results were clearly influenced by the ongoing pandemic. Canalys’ figure of 55.8 million Huawei smartphones shipped is actually down 5 percent year-on-year, while Samsung slid 30 percent to 53.7 million. More than 70 percent of Huawei’s devices are now sold in China, which hasn’t been hit as hard by COVID-19 as... Continue reading…
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Apple sold a lot of corporate notebooks as enterprises kitted out newly remote workers with new Macs during the second quarter, new data shows. Indeed, notebook sales across the board raised all the boats in the PC industry as the coronavirus pandemic pushed workers out of the office and into their homes.Notebooks 'singlehandedly' save the PC market “Notebooks have singlehandedly pulled the PC market out of depression,” said Rushabh Doshi, research director at Canalys, in a statement. “They have been crucial in ensuring that the service, government and education sectors can continue to function in the face of unprecedented disruption and uncertainty.”To read this article in full, please click here
Battery life can be improved, lasting a minimum of a day with the “Daily” mode activated, which activates all of the features.Along with exercise/sleep tracking, coronary heart-price monitoring, and 5 ATM water resistance, the Vivomove Style also provides related GPS and Garmin Pay.It comes with a fairly correct heart fee monitor, exercise tracking, a microphone, speaker, 5ATM water resistance, and GPS.Still, every little thing I see, including from other reviewers I belief, puts that pretty near the top.There’s no two ways about it, Suunto released this watch too early.Considering that most individuals might be utilizing a Wear OS smartwatch for more than telling time, you possibly can depend on having to cost it day by day.In the first six months of availability, Canalys estimates that over 720,000 Android Wear smartwatches had been shipped.I love that I can at all times see issues just like the climate, my coronary heart price, and step count on the E Ink display screen, and it's beautiful too.If you're excited about buying a Wear OS smartwatch, you may have noticed there are a lot of appealing decisions from prime manufacturers.
Smart speakers were, at a time, the hot thing in the tech market but they’ve become so common now that you almost don’t hear much about them in between product launches and privacy scandals.You might be surprised then, that they have apparently grown by almost 45% since the third quarter last year.And, depending on which team you’re rooting for, you might be surprised or not that Google is the biggest loser in that market.The smart speaker market is made up by more than just Amazon and Google though it might look like it.There are a lot of smaller players in terms of sales numbers, like Apple, Xiaomi, and even Alibaba.Google and its Google Nest Home, formerly just Google Home, may make the headlines but it is actually close to falling off into the “Others” group.
Amazon shipped more than 10 million smart speakers in Q3 2019—10.4 million to be exact—marking nearly 66% annual growth and making Amazon, once again, the top manufacturer of smart speakers worldwide.Ecommerce platform Alibaba came closest with 3.9 million units in the quarter, followed by Chinese search engine Baidu with 3.7 million, Google with 3.5 million and Chinese consumer electronics company Xiaomi with 3.4 million.That’s according to figures from tech analytics firm Canalys, which also found most manufacturers saw huge growth in the quarter—particularly newcomer Baidu with a 290% year-on-year boost.Google is the sole exception, which posted just 40% annual growth, which speaks to the efficacy (or, lack thereof) of the search giant’s two–year–long “Make Google Do It” advertising and marketing campaign.In Q2 2018, Alibaba had more than 50% of market share in China with 3 million of its Tmall Genie speakers sold.That’s about when Baidu’s Xiaodu smart device came out, so it was not yet on the list.
as a Competitor to Google, only about 3.5 million of smart speakers in the past year, compared to 5.9 million units in the same period of the previous year.Alibaba and Baidu are shipped 3.9 million and 3.7 million, the smart speaker.The global market for smart speakers are the way forward, according to Canalys.in this Segment grew 44 per cent during the quarter, where there were 28.6 million units.
The global smart speaker market is on the upswing, according to Canalys, which today released shipment estimates for the most recent fiscal quarter.The firm reports the segment grew 44% to reach 28.6 million units in Q3 2019, coinciding with substantial growth in the smart display category.Amazon shipped 10.4 million smart speakers in Q3 2019 for a 36.6% share of the market this quarter, up from 6.3 million units in Q3 2018 (a 31.9% share).That put it well ahead of rival Google, which managed to get 3.5 million devices out the door this quarter (for a 12.3% share) versus 5.9 million units in Q3 2018 (29.8%).As for Baidu and Alibaba, the latter notched 3.9 million units shipped in Q3 2019 (for a 13.6% share of the smart speaker market), up from 2.2 million in Q3 2018 (11.1%), while Baidu sold through to consumers 3.7 million units in Q3 2019 (for a 13.1% share), up from 1 million units in Q3 2018 (4.9%).Xiaomi was a distant fifth this quarter, with 3.4 million devices shipped (for a 12% share), compared with 1.9 million devices in Q3 2018 (9.7%).
While hipster urbanites favour ride hailing and shared scootersSales of greener cars remain proportionately minuscule in the US – even Elon Musk's shiny Tesla brand is failing to get more gas-loving Americans to ditch their petrol monsters in favour of something electric-based.According to analyst estimates, 4.2 million passenger cars were sold in calendar Q3, equating to a year-on-year decline of 1.3 per cent, so the entire industry was down on its luck during the quarter.Chris Jones, chief analyst for automotive at Canalys, said overall demand for new passenger cars "continues to be weak in the US" and this was "despite a strong economy and low unemployment".There are circa 300 vehicle models from 40 car brands in the US, "too many" for a "declining passenger car market", the analyst added."Car-makers must reset their market opportunity expectations and streamline and refresh their vehicle line-ups, retiring unprofitable models."
Huawei is bullish about seeing a 20 per cent uptick in smartphone sales next year despite the escalating US-China trade war - a prediction branded by analyst Canalys as "ambitious".The Chinese phone and infrastructure kit maker said it expects to see a spike in demand even if it is still blocked from using the latest Google software.Huawei confirmed in late August the Mate 30 will not have access to the Play Store app, including Google Maps, YouTube and Gmail.Currently, phone components affected by the ban includes Google's Android operating system and apps, semiconductor design tools from Synopsys and Cadence Design Systems Inc, and radio frequency chips made by Qorvo and Skyworks.But Will Zhang, Huawei president of corporate strategy, told Bloomberg it can rely on its huge domestic market and in-house software for growth."There are many ways for our US partners to find global solutions, rather than ship from a single US-based source," Zhang said at Huawei's Shenzhen headquarters.
That isn’t necessarily the case abroad, though, particularly in the fast-growing Chinese market, where local players such as online commerce company Alibaba, search engine Baidu and consumer electronics company Xiaomi hold sway.In fact, Baidu sent shock waves through the industry earlier this year when analytics firm Canalys announced it shipped 4.5 million smart speakers in Q2, which was second only to the 6.6 million shipped by Amazon.That marks a growth of 3,700% for Baidu’s Xiaodu smart devices, which came out a year prior.Nevertheless, he expects to see “explosive growth” in voice search globally as advertising starts to ramp up, manufacturers lower prices and more consumers adopt the devices.They were introduced about three years after Amazon first announced its Echo device in 2014, but they’ve rapidly gained acceptance because voice technology is part of the Chinese government’s push for AI adoption.There’s another simple reason: Speakers from Alibaba and Baidu sell for as little as $14 whereas an Echo Dot costs $50.
According to it, global smartphone shipments were increased by 1% in the third quarter of 2019.This is for the first time in two years to achieve year-on-year growth.Also Read: Global Smartphone Shipments Will Decline By 3.7% In 2019The report also says the global smartphone shipments in the third quarter were 352 million units.Last year, it was 349 million units.Although this growth is not large, it has broken the downward trend since 2017, when the smartphone industry experienced the first decline in sales in history.