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Mobile trade-in programs returned $571 million to U.S. consumers in Q2 2021

26 August 2021—Assurant, a leading global provider of lifestyle and housing solutions that support, protect and connect major consumer purchases, today announced findings from its analysis of the mobile device trade-in and upgrade market for Q2 2021. Its Q2 Mobile Trade-in and Upgrade Industry Trends report reveals that mobile trade-in programs in the U.S. returned $571 million to consumers, a 152% increase from Q2 2020 and a 25% increase over Q2 2019, reflecting a return to pre-pandemic levels.

Mobile trade-in programs return $668 million to U.S. consumers in Q1 2021

2nd June 2021 – Assurant, a leading global provider of lifestyle and housing solutions that support, protect and connect major consumer purchases, today announced findings from its analysis of the mobile device trade-in and upgrade market for Q1 2021. Its Q1 Mobile Trade-in and Upgrade Industry Trends reveals the mobile trade-in industry returned more than $668 million to U.S. consumers during the first quarter of 2021—a 25% increase from $535 million in the same quarter last year. Assurant’s data reflects the significant impact that mobile trade-in programs are having in supporting lucrative 5G smartphone upgrades.

Despite COVID-19, over $2 billion returned to US consumers through mobile device trade-ins in 2020

11 February 2021 – HYLA Mobile, an Assurant company, and the world’s leading provider of software technology and services for mobile device returns management and reuse solutions, today announced results from its analysis of the mobile device trade-in market for 2020. The annual report reveals a total of $2.11 billion was returned to U.S. consumers in 2020 through mobile device trade-in programs. Despite the Coronavirus pandemic having a huge impact on the global smartphone and secondary device markets, as well as retail shutdowns, money returned to U.S. consumers via trade-ins fell by just 11% in 2020 (from $2.378 billion in 2019).

Panasonic Launches Its Most Rugged and Powerful Android™ TOUGHBOOK A3 Tablet With A 10.1” Display

BRACKNELL, UK. 24th June 2020 – Panasonic further strengthened its popular Android line-up today with the launch of the TOUGHBOOK A3, a fully rugged tablet with a 10.1 inch display. With businesses increasingly turning to Android for their rugged mobile tablet and handheld needs, the TOUGHBOOK A3 is ideal for emergency services personnel, utilities and field service agents, as well as transport and logistics operators, and those working in automotive.

Pre-owned Mobile Device Values Stay Strong Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

29th April 2020 – HYLA Mobile, the world’s leading provider of software technology and services for mobile device returns management and reuse solutions, today released data on mobile device trade-in trends for Q1 2020. HYLA’s data reveals that despite the Coronavirus pandemic causing significant disruption to the supply and distribution of new and pre-owned devices, it has not had much impact on pre-owned device values. In fact, according to HYLA’s exclusive data, pre-owned smartphones have held their value from Q4 2019 and returned more than $535 million to U.S. consumers through mobile device trade-ins in Q1 of this year—an increase of 1.5% from Q1 2019.

Why iOS is More Secure than Android in App Development?

Well, there is nothing new in it. I mean the world has been competitive since the very beginning and irrespective of the industry. Do you remember the Coca-Cola and Pepsi fight, Mcdonalds and KFC, Canon and Nikon? And now over a few years, it seems to be Android v/s iOS app development.

Competition isn’t just limited to businesses or mobile app developers, but you will also find a cold war among fan groups. By leaps and bounds, it seems that the two tech giants are set to make an evolution like never before. Let’s keep this aside for a while and analyze things from where it all began.

HYLA Mobile: Mobile trade-in programs returned $2.378 billion to US consumers in 2019

30 January 2020 – HYLA Mobile, the world’s leading provider of software technology and services for mobile device returns management and reuse solutions, today announced results from its analysis of the mobile device trade-in market for 2019. The report reveals that $2.378 billion was returned to US consumers last year via mobile device trade-in programs—an increase of 4.7% from 2018.

HYLA combines live market figures and its own analytics solution to identify the latest trends for the pre-owned mobile device market in North America. HYLA provides its analysis of the latest market trends both on a quarterly and annual basis. Key findings from HYLA’s 2019 trade-in trends report reveals that:

Trick or treating Android Emoji keyboard app makes millions of unauthorized purchases

London, October 31, 2019 – A popular Android keyboard app, ai.type, downloaded more than 40 million times and included in the Google Play app store, has been caught making millions of unauthorized purchases of premium digital content, researchers at mobile technology company Upstream report. The app has been delivering millions of invisible ads and fake clicks, while delivering genuine user data about real views, clicks and purchases to ad networks. ai.type carries out some of its activity hiding under other identities[1], including disguising itself to spoof popular apps such as Soundcloud. The app’s tricks have also included a spike in suspicious activity once removed from the Google Play store.

Fraud alert: Popular video app Snaptube needs careful watching

London, October 17th, 2019 – Snaptube, a popular Android smartphone video app which claims some 40 million users, has been caught making millions of suspicious transactions without the knowledge of its users. The Snaptube app features the same piece of developer software code, Mango SDK, that was at the center of the Vidmate expose earlier this year - when another popular video app from a Chinese developer was found to be conducting mass scale advertising and premium services’ subscription fraud. Snaptube also displays a common traffic pattern and similar URLs and domains as those reported with Vidmate.

Android on the march in business but security a concern, says new research

BRACKNELL, UK. 21st FEBRUARY 2019 - The use of Android tablets and handhelds are on the rise in business but security remains a concern, according to the latest research from Panasonic Business. On average, 72% of tablets and handheld devices in businesses (excluding mobile telephones) use the Android operating system. And with 60% of device buyers saying Android was still being integrated into their organisations, the number of devices is expected to rise with the majority seeing growth for the next three years.

The top three benefits of Android over other operating systems were said to be flexibility (59%), security (58%) and affordability (52%).