Apple’s market share in the premium smartphone segment has suffered greatly, as Samsung and other Android manufacturers increased shipments of devices in the $400+ price range.
Research conducted by IDC Japan has shown that HTC has overtaken Samsung in smartphone sales in Japan. However, Apple remains the dominant market leader, with Sony and Sharp also performing strongly.
According to research conducted by Kantar Worldpanel, Android took almost 52% of U.S. smartphone sales in a three month period ending in April 2013, followed closely by Apple.
If you’ve ever wanted to hear Apple CEO Tim Cook’s thoughts on Android’s ever growing market share, now’s your chance. His comments may surprise you.
In the first quarter of 2013, Samsung managed to bag around 95 percent of all profits made on Android. But how does a company as Samsung manage to crush its competition so badly?
Right now, there really isn’t one single offering that caters to the needs of the people — that is, the masses — that can be classified as wearable tech. Google Glass could fit the bill. What happens then?
Estimations from IDC and Strategy Analytics show that, while the top four Android smartphone makers posted massive sales increases over the last year, Apple’s growth was mediocre.
ABI Research suggests that Samsung is best placed to close the gap on Apple this year, which would further increase Android’s share of the tablet market.
While they’re no match for the record-breaking numbers posted by Samsung fiscal quarter after quarter, LG’s smartphone sales have been on the rise lately, mostly boosted by the Nexus 4 and Optimus G hits.
Despite Android growth leveling off in the U.S., it’s still the number one mobile OS worldwide. Handset Detection recently analyzed 35 million Android devices in seven countries across four different categories: Top models, top screen sizes, number of unique devices, and what percentage of phones compared to tablets.