Gerrit Schneemann

Gerrit Schneemann

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. His research includes developments in handset location capabilities, new location technologies, and location-aware mobile applications including enhanced social networking and mobile commerce.  

Gerrit came to IHS as part of the acquisition of Telematics Research Group (TRG) in 2008.

He graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. Gerrit is fluent in English and German.


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Smartphone & Mobile Hardware Analysis - MWC - 2017

This brief report provides the mobile hardware trends, smartphone launch analysis, as well as other consumer mobile hardware trends, based on MWC 2017 held in Barcelona, Spain in March 2017.

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Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices
Huawei delivers Amazon Alexa integration on Mate 9 in the US
Huawei delivers Amazon Alexa integration on Mate 9 in the US

A software update to the Huawei Mate 9 in the US installs Huawei’s Alexa app on the handset. With the integration of Amazon Alexa, Huawei is taking its virtual assistant strategy beyond China where the company is relying on its own ecosystem.

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Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices Mobile & Telecom
Mobile Location Update: Yext files for IPO

Location information management company Yext has filed for its Initial Public Offering (IPO). After Snap’s IPO not too long ago, Yext’s upcoming listing represents another technology company listing where location information is a key component of the business. The company hopes to raise around $100 M with the IPO. Proceeds will be used to grow the business domestically and internationally.

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Mobile & Telecom
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