Samsung has released their Samsung Sustainability Report 2014, which is a lengthy ‘Samsung in numbers’ for 2013. Just how much money did they make in 2013?
Sony recently posted a $1.7 billion loss, which it attributed to poor smartphone sales. But with LG, Xiaomi, and others performing well, we explore why Sony is struggling.
What happens as the smartphone market reaches maturity? Prices are dropping, there’s less differentiation, and earning a premium profit depends on brand power.
Lenovo has seen substantial growth in its smartphone business over the past 12 months, led by demand from emerging markets and its home country of China.
The Windows Phone OS is largely irrelevant with just 2.7% of the market.
Xiaomi has become the larger smartphone vendor in China, accounting for 14 percent of handset shipments in Q2 2014.
Research conducted by IDC shows a decline in Samsung’s global smartphone shipments in Q2 2014, as emerging markets show a preference for lower-cost Chinese vendors.
As market saturation bites hard and the smartphone ASP falls ever lower, how are the big Android OEMs going to cope? Declining profits and a push for a more uniform experience from Google could present a real problem.
Data collected by Kantar Worldpanel reveals that global Android smartphone sales continue to grow, whileiPhone sales fall in China and the US.
With the HTC One (M8) flying off the shelves in Taiwan in the first week of sales, analysts expect HTC could sell as many as 4.2 million of their flagship device this quarter. To do so would boost their global market share to about 3% and possibly mark a turnaround from 3 years of near-continual losses for the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer.