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Google smart speaker sales plummeted 40% last quarter as others saw big growth

Although smartphones are almost a necessity in the modern world, smart speakers and smart displays don't enjoy the same kind of perception despite their much lower cost. Case in point, Samsung alone shipped 78.9 million phones in Q3 2019, while all the smart speaker manufacturers in the world combined shipped less than 30 million units in the same time period. Smart speakers with displays take up an even smaller share. Regardless, both the smart speaker and smart display markets continue to be hotly contested, and most companies experienced healthy year-over-year growth in Q3 2019. The major exception was Google, whose market share dropped like a rock.

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Samsung and Huawei come out on top as global smartphone market grows for first time in two years

Ever since the global smartphone market started to decline back in 2017, it has stubbornly remained stagnant. Surprisingly, the trend has finally reversed itself as the global smartphone market has managed to eke out a 1% growth in Q3 2019, just barely reversing the two-year-long decline. The resurgence was led by market share leaders Samsung and Huawei, who experienced double-digit annual growth rates from Q3 2018. On the other hand, two of the top five smartphone vendors — Apple and Xiaomi — experienced single-digit declines in market share, while the number five Oppo saw some minor growth.

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Google meets revenue expectations for Q3 2019, but still upsets investors

Google’s parent company Alphabet announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2019, surpassing revenue expectations. As one might expect, Google products were among the top performers, but everything wasn’t as breezy. Even though revenue is up, the profit margins have come down sharply, leaving investors with less money in hand than what was anticipated.

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OnePlus 7T now available for purchase in the US

OnePlus' latest 7T may have earned high marks in our recent review, but there was one major catch: you couldn't actually buy one here in the 'states. As of today, that's no longer a problem, as sales have opened for the OnePlus 7T in the US. For just $599, you can pick up OnePlus' latest phone through both the company's own storefront and T-Mobile.

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Get a 55" TCL Roku TV for $430 ($70 off) from Best Buy

4K TV prices just keep dropping. This product category was once exclusively populated with sets priced in the thousands of dollars, but now it includes TVs at a wide variety of price points. As we've noted in the past, TCL's 4K offerings are an excellent choice for those looking to upgrade on a budget. The 55" model from TCL's 6 Series is currently on sale for $429.99 at Best Buy—which includes $70 in savings off its already reduced list price.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 sets sales record in South Korea

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 + are very expensive phones, and they lack some features of past Samsung devices like a headphone jack and a microSD card slot (on the smaller phone). So surely, these phones are selling slower than previous Samsung phones. Nope! Samsung says the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ have moved 1 million units in South Korea faster than any previous launch.

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Pixel Stand wireless charger drops to $60 ($19 off) at Amazon and Best Buy

Google was among the first to support wireless charging, but then it dropped the feature during the era of aluminum smartphones. Wireless charging made a comeback with the Pixel 3, but Google's spendy Pixel Stand is the only way to wirelessly fast charge the Pixels. Don't worry, you can pick up the Pixel Stand for a more reasonable price today.

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Huawei ekes out growth from a turbulent Q2

Huawei has just announced its revenue for the first half of 2019, the first time we've had numbers that demonstrate the impact its drama with the US government may have had on its bottom line. Depending on how you choose to look at them, the company has either successfully shrugged things off as it continues to grow, or sales have begun to stall. While the company is seeing a 23% year-over-year (and quarter-over-quarter) revenue increase, still an overall rise compared to last year, smartphone shipments are flat across Q1 and Q2.

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Google reveals the Pixel 3a doubled its phone sales last quarter, because people like cheaper phones

Google parent Alphabet has reported a strong second quarter with revenues up to almost $38.9 billion, a 19% gain from the same period last year. Growth in its mobile search, YouTube, and cloud has strengthened in all regions and has helped turn over net income of $9.95 billion. There was also good Android news coming from the Pixel 3a.

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Opinion: The OnePlus 6T needs another price drop

Over the last week, I've been revisiting the older OnePlus 6T in the wake of using the 7 Pro as my daily driver for some months. While there are still things about the older phone that I enjoy (and frankly prefer, like the smaller size), I just can't recommend the phone anymore at its current $550 price. OnePlus needs to bring that price down closer to or under $500.

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