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Price vs brand in the mature smartphone market

by: Simon HillAugust 20, 2014
What happens as the smartphone market reaches maturity? Prices are dropping, there’s less differentiation, and earning a premium profit depends on brand power.
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Lenovo smartphone shipments up 39 percent, now ships more phones than PCs

by: Rob TriggsAugust 14, 2014
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.
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Should Microsoft give up on the Windows Phone already?

by: William Neilson JrAugust 13, 2014
The Windows Phone OS is largely irrelevant with just 2.7% of the market.
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Xiaomi becomes China’s largest smartphone vendor, pinches first place from Samsung

by: Rob TriggsAugust 5, 2014
Xiaomi has become the larger smartphone vendor in China, accounting for 14 percent of handset shipments in Q2 2014.
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Samsung shipments hit, as smaller manufacturers continue to prosper

by: Rob TriggsJuly 30, 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.
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Race to the bottom: how are Google and OEMs going to cope with commoditization?

by: Simon HillJuly 11, 2014
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.
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9 in 10 smartphones sold in Spain are Android phones, more than in China

by: Rob TriggsJuly 10, 2014
Data collected by Kantar Worldpanel reveals that global Android smartphone sales continue to grow, whileiPhone sales fall in China and the US.
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Sales of the HTC One (M8) could boost HTC to 3% global market share

by: Jonathan FeistApril 10, 2014
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.
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Android distribution numbers: KitKat doubles its share, but Jelly Bean still leads

by: Jonathan FeistApril 2, 2014
Google has updated the Android platform distribution numbers, providing developers with an idea of which versions of Android are most commonly in use. We see no real surprises as Android 4.4 KitKat and Android 4.2.x Jelly Bean gain ground, and all the others either hold steady or drop in use.
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Two out of three Americans own a smartphone, global average still at 20 percent

by: Jonathan FeistFebruary 13, 2014
Mobile devices are in, traditional computing and television service are out according to the February Nielson Digital Consumer Report. At an average of 4 portable web enabled devices per person, the US has three times more smartphone owners per-capita than the global average.
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