Amidst intensifying competition and dwindling profits, three phone makers are battling for the third place in the global smartphone market. Who will prevail?
With Apple and Samsung stock prices struggling, and as HTC failed to meet its revenue targets, we examine the current state of the smartphone industry.
New figures show that Android is on the road to total dominance in the smartphone market. But once it reaches the top, then what? Will it thrive or decline? Could supremacy led to stagnation and its demise?
New statistics from comScore show that Android is still the biggest smartphone platform in the US, but Apple retained the largest individual market share of any manufacturer.
According to UK market research by Kantar, Sony has been stealing users away from Samsung, with an estimated 38 percent of Xperia Z buyers owning a Samsung device before.
You’ve got Samsung, Apple, and everyone else. No matter where you go, Samsung and Apple dominate the smartphone landscape. In Western Europe, there is a new challenger to the throne, and it’s one we’re happy to have.
Huawei’s CEO has stated that the company is aiming to secure third place in the global smartphone market, and also suggested that Samsung and Apple produce inferior products.
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.