No app can last forever. Although TikTok might be the insanely popular right now, recent concerns over its lifespan may mean it’ll soon be gone forever. In its place will be a whole host of similar apps vying to be its successor, including these.
Given that the app’s investors include Snoop Dogg and Eminem, it’s no surprise that Triller is a lot more integrated with the music industry than TikTok is. Offering a similar but more musical-based service to the current frontrunner, Triller could become the new short-form video app to be on. Some of TikTok’s most notable creators, including Charli D’Amelio and Josh Richards, are already active on here.
Made by the same person responsible for Vine, Byte is an app that’s been growing in popularity since last Christmas. It’s already been embraced by people whose content is a little too outside of the box for many TikTok users. The fact that it has a connection to Vine, the app which started this whole craze off, has also helped matters.
Not only is this app extremely new to the market, but it was also co-founded by Brendon McNerney of Vine fame. He created the app to give creators something to use that featured all the editing tools they’d need for high-quality videos. Clips can only last 21 seconds and don’t feature music, but other than that, the app is very much like Tik Tok.
Instagram isn’t afraid of utilizing features from other apps to make itself bigger, so it’s no surprise it’s now introduced Instagram Reels. Offering essentially the same service as Tik Tok but on a platform that people already love, this new feature is bound to be a big hit.
These apps all have a chance of becoming the next best thing, but only one of them can become the top dog.
After the end of an interesting quarter in smartphone sales, Samsung has retaken its place as the leading smartphone company in the world. While Huawei moved back to second place, Xiaomi overtook Apple for the third spot, and Vivo established itself fifth.
The Switch of the Top Position Was Expected by Smartphone Market Experts
The way Samsung got back to the first place was not much of a surprise to people following the smartphone market. While Samsung captured nearly 23% market share, Huawei now represents around 15% of the share. This is a massive drop of 22% when compared to the situation last year. Experts point out that this can be majorly contributed to the U.S. trade ban, which does not allow American companies to work with Huawei.
Xiaomi managed to ship enough smartphones to take a bit more than 13% market share. This Chinese smartphone company continues to have a strong presence in both China and India, which propelled it to third place, going above the share of Apple for the first time.
Most Smartphone Companies Faced Many Challenges In 2020
In general, Apple had a very good quarter when it comes to everything but the iPhone. While it got just about 11% share, it is still significantly ahead of Vivo, which took about 8.9% of the market share. It could be said that given the nature of the market in 2020, it has been a tough quarter for all these companies. Both manufacturing and sales had to overcome many challenges in China, Europe, and the US. The iPhone 12 launch was postponed to October, and most other companies even launched their products in November.
Even though the results differ drastically from last year, the end of 2020 is actually a big recovery, especially for companies in key markets such as India. There, both Samsung and Xiaomi managed to mark good gains, and that shows in the numbers the companies reported. Reports also show that although so far, the consumer demand for 5G may be small, it will be an important driver for future growth.