The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) saw renewed activity in the smartphone space. Especially Chinese manufacturers used the global stage to present new products. Amazon’s Alexa assistant was a hot topic for many consumer electronic categories, including smartphones. The mid-range segment in the smartphone market continues to be the focus device launches and increased competition. Companies like Huawei and LeEco look to use CES to jump start their business in the US.
Senior Analyst, Mobile Location & Mobile Devices
Gerrit Schneemann has been following the location based services and applications market for the last six years. As part of the Portables & LBS service, he has followed the rise and decline of the portable navigation device (PND) market and is now focusing on how location has become an integral part of the mobile value chain.